By Renee Olivett
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/28/17
The TopLaxRecruits.com Girls’ Southern Rankings:
1. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (VA) 0-0: Saints coach Kathy Jenkins starts her 42nd year as the all-time winningest girls’ HS coach (719 wins) ever. They open March 15 at Academy of the Holy Cross (MD).
2. Bishop Ireton (VA) 0-0: The Cardinals open March 13 vs. Bryn Mawr (MD) at home.
3. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) 0-0: The Wildcats open at home Friday vs. Durham Academy.
4. Walton (GA) 3-0:The Raiders started their season strong, winning matches over Cambridge 13-10, Bartram Trail, 15-3, and Ponte Vedra, 13-11.
5. Milton (GA) 3-0: The Eagles had three dominating wins to begin their season, defeating Forsyth Central 17-0, Lake Highland Prep, 15-2, and Alpharetta, 19-1.
6. Vero Beach (FL) 6-0 : The Fighting Indians have key wins over Olympia, 15-11, and Lake Highland Prep, 12-9.
7. Episcopal Dallas (TX) 1-0: Episcopal started their season with a 18-3 defeat of Coppell.
8. Lassiter (GA) 1-0: The Trojans earned a key 7-5 win over defending Florida state champ Bartram Trail.
9. Robinson Secondary (VA) 0-0: The Rams won the Virginia Class 6A State title with an undefeated season. They remain a state favorite.
10. Charlotte Country Day School (NC) 0-0: The Buccaneers open Friday vs. Hoggard.
Under consideration: Apex (NC) 0-0, American Heritage (FL) 5-0, Bartram Trail (FL) 4-2, Bishop England (S.C.) 2-0 , Blessed Trinity (GA) 3-1, Ensworth (TN) 0-0, Lake Highland Prep (FL) 4-2, Langley (VA) 0-0, Hutchison 1-0 (TN), Mill Creek (GA) 4-1, Olympia (FL) 5-2, Ponte Vedra (FL) 3-2, St. Anne’s-Belfield (VA) 0-0, St. John’s (TX) 2-0, St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) 3-1, Wakefield (NC) 0-0.