Darien is No. 2 in the National Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Girls Top 25

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SOUTH TOP 10

1. American Heritage-Delray (Florida), 15-2

The Stallions went undefeated against in-state opponents by defeating Calvary Christian Academy (Florida) 23-7. Sophomore Caroline Byrd had an impressive effort of four goals and eight assists in the win. Victoria Tomonto added four goals. American Heritage takes on South Fork (Florida) on April 27. Previous: 1

2. Steinbrenner (Florida), 19-1

After beating Wiregrass Ranch in the district playoffs, the Warriors beat the Bulls once against last week. Led by four goals from Zoey Lind, Steinbrenner beat Wiregrass Ranch 21-3. Twelve Warriors scored goals in the contest. Steinbrenner will then face Gulf Coast (Florida). Previous: 4

3. Hockaday (Texas), 15-1

The Daisies had their perfect season last week with a 17-9 loss to Bishop Ireton (Virginia). Hockaday closed out the week with a 20-15 victory over Kinkaid (Texas). Previous: 3

4. Hillgrove (Ga.), 14-1

Since losing to Creekview (Ga.) earlier this season, the Hawks have responded with 13 straight wins, including a 7-6 victory in overtime last week against perennial state champions Milton (Ga.). It’s the first in-state loss for Milton since the 2016 state finals, when Walton (Ga.) beat them. Lauren Render scored the game-winning goal in overtime for Hillgrove after goaltender Cybella Smith made a huge save on a free position shot. Hillgrove trailed 5-4 at halftime. Hillgrove also beat Starr’s Mill (Ga.) 15-3. Hillgrove will face North Gwinnett (Ga.) on Wednesday. Previous: 10

5. Milton (Ga.), 15-3

The Eagles lost to an in-state opponent for the first time in more than five years after losing a 7-6 overtime decision to Hillgrove (Ga.). Milton recovered on April 21 with a 12-5 victory over Chattahoochee (Ga.). Junior Emma Heenan led the way against Chattahoochee with a hat trick. Previous: 2

6. Holy Trinity (Ga.), 17-1

Playing only two games in April, the Titans ended the regular season with a 16-6 victory over North Gwinnett (Ga.) on April 22. The well-rested Titans have the state playoffs next. Previous: 5

7. Lake Highland Prep (Florida), 14-2

The Highlanders opened the state playoffs with a 17-1 victory over First Academy (Florida) on April 19. Lake Highland Prep will next face Bishop Moore (Florida). Previous: 6

8. Bartram Trail (Florida), 18-3

The Bears began their state tournament run with a 21-2 victory over Bucholz (Florida) on April 22. Bartram Trail faces Oviedo (Florida) in the regional semi-final. Previous: 7

9. East Chapel Hill (NC), 14-1

The Wildcats capsized Topsail (NC)’s perfect season with a 23-12 win over the Pirates. Earlier in the week, East Chapel Hill shut out Riverside-Dunham (NC) 21-0. East Chapel Hill awaits its playoff opponent. Previous: 8

10. Vero Beach (Florida), 14-3

Opening the state playoffs, Vero Beach shut out Winter Park (Florida) 16-0. Alexa Vega led the way with five goals while Allie Rhoades added four goals. Vero Beach will then face Viera (Florida) in the regional semi-final. Vero Beach beat Viera 15-7 in the district final. Previous: 9

—Justin Boggs

TOP 10 MID-WEST

1. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 10-0

The undefeated Golden Bears earned one of the biggest wins of the week in the Midwest, overtaking Land of Lincoln power New Trier, Ill., 7-5. Senior Camryn Callaghan scored four of Upper Arlington’s seven goals, second Lilly Boyle had two more and the defense put in a standout performance, including nine saves by senior goaltender Elizabeth Goth. Previous: 4

2. East Grand Rapids (Michigan), 5-0

The Pioneers battled it out, starting by dominating Detroit Country Day (Mich.) in overtime, helped by a pair of LaMange goals at LaMange as Vivian twice beat her sister Eliana in the extra period. The LaMange sisters and the Pioneers were back on April 22 with Eliana scoring four goals, Vivian notching four assists and EGR securing an 11-8 victory over Hinsdale Central (Illinois). Previous: 3

3. Jackson (Ohio), 9-1

The Polar Bears had a compelling week, topping a strong Hudson (Ohio) program by 10 goals and then beating Loveland (Ohio) by 15. Jackson hosts a tough foe April 29 at Olentangy Liberty (Ohio), who currently hold an 8-2 record with its only loss in the state at Upper Arlington. Previous: 6

4. New Albany (Ohio), 9-1

The Eagles matched the Golden Bears’ feat with their own two-goal win over the Trevians. Annika Duncan saved half the shots she faced while Abby Cole and Ellie McClelland had hat tricks for New Albany. On the Eagles program this week? A rivalry battle with the Golden Bears of Upper Arlington (Ohio). Previous: 9

5. New Trier (Ill.), 7-2

The Trevians absorbed their first two losses of the season on a trip to Buckeye State, dropping a pair of two-goal games to Upper Arlington and New Albany. Despite tough results, New Trier junior Addie Shevitz had a great weekend, including five points (four goals and one assist) against the Eagles. Previous: 1

6. Loyola Academy (Illinois), 9-5

Don’t trust the record. The Ramblers have played arguably the toughest schedule of any team in the Midwest. In a week that has seen Loyola Academy beat Montini Catholic (Ill.) and Elizabeth Seton (Md.) and fall to Good Counsel (Md.) and Stone Ridge (Md.), both of whom receive ranking votes nationally, Maeve Dwyer has totaled nine goals, eight assists and 17 draws while Adrienne Leone has scored 10 goals. The Ramblers have a chance to show off all they’ve gained from the fearsome foes they’ve faced on the East Coast when they return to Land of Lincoln against a very dangerous team from Hinsdale Central. Previous: 2

7. Hinsdale Central (Ill.), 8-2

The Red Devils rebounded from a three-goal loss to East Grand Rapids (Mich.) with an impressive 14-4 win over fellow powerhouse Mitten State in Rockford (Mich.). Seven different Hinsdale Central players scored in the win, with juniors Emily Brankin (four goals) and Ariana Tavoso (three goals, one assist) combining to score seven goals. Previous: 5

8. Catholic Guerin (Ind.), 11-0

In a battle of undefeated teams from Hoosier State, the Golden Eagles prevailed, 11-10, over Carmel (Ind.). Guerin Catholic put in a balanced attacking performance, including Gabbie Thomas with two assists and the game-winning goal, while Ruth Abdalla (14 saves) and the defense were nothing short of stellar. The defense was equally effective, limiting Assumption (Ky.) to seven shots in a 19-2 victory on April 23. Previous: 10

9. Carmel (Ind.), 11-1

The Greyhounds rebounded from a heartbreaking loss to Guerin Catholic in style, edging out Assumption (Ky.), Penn (Ind.) and Westfield (Ind.) by a combined margin of 52-13. Anna Dumke finished a busy weekend with three goals, four ground balls and two forced turnovers against Penn. Previous: 7

10. Prior Lake (Minn.), 3-0

The Lakers got off to an impressive start, including a 13-8 victory over a strong team from Edina (Minn.). Five different Prior Lake players scored multiple goals in the win, with Ava Schlitz and Nina Winter recording hat tricks and Jayne Bernick, Megan Sporney and Rachel Ward scoring two each. Previous: NR

—​ Jonas Rosenblum

TOP 10 WEST

1. Colorado Academy (Col.), 9-0

Zoe Martin scored five goals and Anna Colpack added two goals and two assists to lead the Mustangs to a 12-8 win over Valor Christian (Colo.) early last week. They then added a 16-5 victory over Chatfield (Colo.) on April 23 to keep their perfect record intact. Previous: 1

2. St. Ignatius Prep (California), 13-2

The Wildcats were inactive last week after losing both games in Colorado the previous week, falling to Cherry Creek by one goal before a loss to Colorado Academy. They are back in action on April 27 against Sacred Heart Prep (California). Previous: 2

3. Foothill-Santa Ana (California), 16-1

Elena Torres scored six goals and assisted two more, Tatum Walshe had five goals and three assists, and Grace Cumming added four goals and two assists, as the Knights topped El Dorado (California) and St. Margaret’s (California) ) 36-7 last week. Zoey Stephens led the team on the ground with 11 through the two games, Ali Shimabuku added 10, Courtney Copeland had nine and Taylor Puma had eight. Previous: 3

4. Valor Christian (Col.), 8-3

Kaley Kakac had a hat trick and Reagan Digby added two goals and two assists in Valor Christian’s 12-8 loss to Colorado Academy (Colo.). The Eagles bounced back with a 15-2 win at Ralston Valley, Col. on April 23. Previous: 4

5. Park City (Utah), 8-0

The Miners came back from a 12-day hiatus to beat Maple Mountain (Utah) 17-1 as Lilly Hunt and Samantha Riely each had four goals and one assist. Rogan Crawford added a hat trick and Macy Hoeksema added two goals and an assist. Previous: 5

6. Sacred Heart Preparation (California), 11-2

The Gators showed no rust after a two-week layoff as they won three games in three days, including beating Menlo (California) and Menlo-Atherton (California) 33-4. Their game against Marin Academy (California) was much closer, but there was no downside in the 13-10 victory. Previous: 6

7. Cherry Creek (Col.), 10-2

The Bruins are back in the Top 10 after a week of three wins, including a 12-9 decision over Regis Jesuit (Colo.) on April 22. Cherry Creek led by one point at halftime against Regis but rallied with five goals in the second. half. Prior to that, the Bruins outscored Columbine (Colo.) and Grandview (Colo.) 41-4. Previous: NR

8. Torrey Pines (California), 9-3

The Falcons beat San Marcos (California) 12-9 in their only game last week. They are back in action on April 26 at Canyon Crest Academy (California). Foothill remains the only opponent in the state to beat Torrey Pines. Previous: 7

9. Jesuit Portland (Oregon), 8-0

Piper Daskalos was involved in eight goals to lead the Jesuits to a 17-11 victory over Oregon Episcopal (Oregon) last week, scoring seven of them and assisting another. Gigi Abernethy added four goals and three assists. Sydney Kim had a team record four that caused turnovers. Previous: 9

10. Woodinville (Washington), 6-1

The Falcons enter the standings after a pair of wins last week, as they rebounded from a one-goal loss to Issaquah (Wash.). They have games this week against Holy Names (Wash.) and Bellingham (Wash.). Previous: NR

—​ Laurel Pfahler

REGIONS

Northeast : Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Mid-Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia

South: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

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