By Chris Jastrembski
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/29/16
The 2016 TopLaxRecruits Preseason Mid-Atlantic Girls’ Rankings (last year’s records included)
1. McDonogh School (MD) 21-0
The Eagles won their seventh straight IAAM A conference title in 2015 and completed a sixth straight undefeated season while winning their 133rd straight game – and coach Chris Robinson admitted he has good returning talent and a strong underclass. The Eagles have been the No. 1 team in the North America and Mid-Atlantic rankings since their inception three years ago.
2. Good Counsel (MD) 19-2
The Falcons claimed the DC WCAC title in 2015 and return plenty of talent.
3. Agnes Irwin (PA) 23-1
The Owls claimed the Inter-Ac League and PA Independent school titles and have a strong senior class. They play a strong out-of-state schedule that includes Good Counsel, St. Stephen’s, Bishop Ireton, Lincoln-Sudbury and Moorestown.
4. West Islip (NY) 19-3
The Lions defeated Suffern, 10-9, to win the NY Class A state championship and return as a leading favorite.
5. Oak Knoll (N.J.) 23-2
The defending Tournament of Champions winner returns enough to challenge for another crown.
6. Manhasset (N.Y.) 18-1
The Indians were stunned by Wantagh in the Nassau County Class B championship game after being undefeated all season. Watch for them to be a major contender for county, Long Island and state honors.
7. Mt. Sinai (N.Y.) 20-1
The Mustangs won their second NY Class C title in three years and again are a favorite.
8. Eastport-South Manor (NY) 19-3
The Sharks won the NY Class B championship and return as a leading favorite.
9. Wantagh (N.Y.) 16-2
The Warriors fell to Eastport-South Manor, 11-10, in a heartbreaking Long Island Class B final and will again be a force.
10. Summit (N.J.) 20-5
The Hilltoppers were Group 1 state champions and the NJ Tournament of Champion runner-up; their senior class is loaded.
Under consideration: Academy of Holy Cross (MD) 16-4; Archbishop Spalding (MD) 15-5; Bayport-Blue Point (NY) 14-4; Century (MD) 17-3; Christian Brothers (NY) 14-4; Cicero-North Syracuse (NY) 13-4; Cold Spring Harbor (NY) 12-6; Conestoga (PA) 23-4; Garden City (N.Y.) 16-2; Garnet Valley (PA) 18-9; Glenelg (MD) 14-3; Great Valley (PA) 21-4; John Carroll (MD) 13-5; Lenape (NJ) 20-2; Manchester Valley (MD) 19-0; Marriotts Ridge (MD) 12-2; Middle Country (NY) 18-1; Moorestown (NJ) 20-4; Mt. Hebron (MD) 13-2; Notre Dame Prep (MD) 6-10; Ridgewood (N.J.) 23-1; Roland Park (MD) 12-6; Severn School (MD) 11-7; Skaneateles (N.Y.) 18-4; Smithtown West (NY) 13-4; St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 14-4; Stephen Decatur (MD) 17-1; Suffern (NY) 17-6; West Genesee (NY) 16-4.