There are plenty of prep dynasties, but none can compete to the one that has been authored by the McDonogh girls lacrosse team out of Owings Mills, Md. Well, perhaps one can.
A victory in the New Jersey Tournament of Champions final pushed Moorestown High’s girls lacrosse program to a 77th straight victory, not to mention a third consecutive tourney of champions title. The team hasn’t lost in nearly four years and has emerged as one of the great dynasties in New Jersey state history.
In fact, Moorestown has one of the great prep winning streaks of all-time, regardless of state or sport. There’s just one problem: It has consistently been overshadowed by the McDonogh School. The girls lacrosse program at the school just two states south of Moorestown has won an otherworldly 112 consecutive games, the longest winning streak in girls lacrosse history.
As McDonogh neared and then passed the prior 103-game streak earlier in 2014, writers often knighted McDonogh as untouchable atop the historical charts. Moorestown may have something to say about that. Like McDonogh, Moorestown showed significant toughness throughout its ongoing run, notably in the Tournament of Champions final on June 7. Trailing 5-3, Moorestown got four straight goals from superstar midfielder Marie McCool in a rapid, four-plus minute span to take control and eventually pull out an 8-6 win.
The win pushed the streak to the aforementioned 77 games. If the team’s underclassmen have anything to do with it, that streak will keep growing in 2015, too. If nothing else, that could keep McDonogh on its toes.