By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 4/4/16
The STEPS Lacrosse North America Girls’ Rankings
The rankings are compiled by members of the TopLaxRecruits.com staff. STEPS Lacrosse is only the sponsor.
1. McDonogh School (MD) 6-0 Prev: No. 1
The Eagles handled St. Mary’s, 16-6, and Notre Dame Prep, 15-8, in their first IAAM games.
2. Good Counsel (MD) 5-0 Prev: No. 2
The Falcons won a monumental game Saturday, 16-14, over host St. Agnes & St. Stephens at the Spring Fling on Saturday – but there is little time to celebrate as they play Friday at WCAC rival Bishop Ireton and Saturday at Agnes Irwin in the Checking for Cancer Invitational.
3. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (VA) 6-1 Prev: No. 3
The Saints’ venerable coach, Kathy Jenkins, won her 700th game early in the Spring Fling, but her team suffered its first loss, 16-14, to Good Counsel, in the showcase contest.
4. West Islip (NY) 2-0 Prev: No. 5
The Lions play Thursday at No. 7 Mt. Sinai.
5. Summit (N.J.) 2-0 Prev: No. 6
The Hilltoppers downed West Morris Central (NJ), 18-10.
6. Manhasset (N.Y.) 2-0 Prev: No. 7
The Indians defeated St. Paul’s (MD), 15-10.
7. Mt. Sinai (N.Y.) 2-0 Prev: No. 8
The Mustangs play Tuesday at West Babylon.
8. Eastport-South Manor (NY) 2-0 Prev: No. 9
The Sharks play today at Islip.
9. Bishop Ireton (VA) 8-0 Prev: No. 14
The Cardinals defeated Agnes Irwin (PA), 12-9 and how gear for Friday’s DCWAC showdown with No. 2 Good Counsel.
10. Garden City (N.Y.) 2-0 Prev: No. 13
The Trojans host No. 15 St. Anthony’s on Saturday.
11. Oak Knoll (N.J.) 1-0 Prev: No. 11
The Royals opened Saturday with a 19-14 win at Westfield.
12. Ridgewood (N.J.) 1-0 Prev: No. 12
The Maroons routed West Essex (NJ), 20-3, in their opener.
13. Moorestown (NJ) 2-0 Prev: No. 18
The Quakers host Hopewell Valley (NJ) today.
14. Milton (GA) 10-1 Prev: No. 15
The Eagles had an impressive day at the Spring Fling, handling both Holy Cross (MD), 19-9, and Collegiate School (VA), 19-5.
15. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 3-0 Prev: No. 20
The Friars have a key non-league game Saturday at No. 10 Garden City.
16. Marriotts Ridge (MD) 3-0 Prev: NR
The Mustangs toppled Century (MD), 12-8 and Notre Dame Prep (MD) 10-7.
17. Christian Brothers (NY) 1-0 Prev: NR
The Brothers stunned Wantagh (NY), 11-6.
18. Agnes Irwin (PA) 3-2 Prev: No. 4
The Owls look to rebound from losses to Bishop Ireton and St. Stephen’s Tuesday when they play an Inter-Ac League showdown at Episcopal Academy.
19. Darien (CT) 1-0 Prev: No. 20
The Blue Wave opened Saturday with a 12-9 win at Yorktown (NY).
20. Smithtown West (NY) 2-0 Prev: No. 19
The Bulls play Saturday at No. 5 Summit.
Under consideration: Bayport-Blue Point (NY) 3-0; Century (MD) 4-1; Cicero-North Syracuse (NY) 2-0; Conestoga (PA) 1-0; Episcopal Academy (PA) 7-1; Garnet Valley (PA) 3-0; Glenelg (MD) 3-0; Great Valley (PA) 1-0; John Carroll (MD) 5-1; Longmeadow (MA) 1-0; Manchester Valley (MD) 3-1; Middle Country (NY) 2-0; Mt. Hebron (MD) 3-1; New Canaan (CT) 1-0; Northport (NY) 2-0; Robinson (VA) 7-0; Roland Park (MD) 3-1; Severna Park (MD) 3-0; Skaneateles (N.Y.) 1-0; Suffern (NY) 1-1; Vero Beach (FL) 14-4; Wantagh (N.Y.) 2-1; West Genesee (NY) 2-0; Westwood (MA) 0-0.
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