TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 3/31/13
When McDonogh School (MD) defeated Episcopal Academy (PA), 17-3, on March 23, EA coach Amanda Vos Strache gave this remark:
“They are quite frankly one of the most impressive teams I have ever seen.”
The win for the Eagles – ranked No. 1 by TopLaxRecruits.com – was their 74th straight and broke the national record, according to the National Federation Record Book. The mark of 73 was set by Carle Place (N.Y.) from 1982-85.
McDonogh, which has won the mythical national championship for high school girls lacrosse from 2010-12, extended its win streak to 75 on Tuesday with an 18-7 victory over Archbishop Spaulding in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland – considered the toughest league in the country.
McDonogh has taken on all challengers since the streak started – playing top teams from Long Island, Upstate New York, Florida, DC and Georgia as well as Maryland. The Eagles have won four straight IAAM titles and has not lost since falling to Canandaigua Academy (N.Y.) on April 11, 2009, 12-10.
The Eagles are coached by Chris Robinson, who has a sizzling 154-9 record since coming from Maryland public power Mt. Hebron (two national championships) in 2005.
McDonogh also has sent a remarkable number of seniors to Division I colleges. This year twelve seniors signed during the early signing period with D1 colleges. Taylor Cummings, the to-time national Player of the Year in 201-12, is also a standout at Maryland, the top-ranked women’s team in the nation.
Fellow IAAM coach Wendy Kridel (Bryn Mawr) said this about McDonogh School in the Baltimore Sun.
“They do a great job of harassing you,” she told the Sun. “They put a lot of pressure between the 30-yard lines). They force you into making bad passes. You don’t want to do it, but they’re good at making you do it.”