USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2015 – 16 Week 15

Girls Lacrosse Rankings



Owings Mills, MD 22 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 1. The Eagles finished up the season on May 15, capping the year with the program’s eighth consecutive IAAM “A” Conference title with a 15-7 victory over No. 7 Roland Park. The win also gives the program 155 consecutive wins, an unheard-of feat in sports at level of play.


St Stephen's-St Agnes

Alexandria, VA 25 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 2. The Saints rolled the Potomac School 19-5 in the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association semifinals and then the following day earned one of the most impressive wins of the year with a 12-5 victory over No. 3 Bishop Ireton in the finale held at the University of Richmond. It was the lowest offensive output by the Cardinals this season. And it was redemption for the Saints, who’d lost to Bishop Ireton in this game the previous two seasons. The Saints were led by Kelly Larkin’s four goals.


Bishop Ireton

Alexandria, VA 20 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 3. After cruising to a 16-7 win over St. Anne’s-Belfield (Va.) on May 20, the Cardinals were upended the next day in the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association championship by No. 2 St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, 12-5. Bishop Ireton finishes the year with one of the strongest resumes in the country.


Good Counsel

Olney, MD 18 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 4. The Falcons finished up the season on May 9 in the WCAC finale as runners-up after a wild 10-9 finish against No. 3 Bishop Ireton. Good Counsel’s resume includes a host of high quality wins, including over Super 25 opponents.



Summit, NJ 24 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 5. Summit took one of the most dramatic wins of the season on June 11, rallying from three goals down, sending the contest to overtime and then taking the New Jersey Tournament of Champions crown 11-10 in double overtime over No. 13 Ridgewood. Sara Szynal scored five times in the win. The overtime winner was scored by Callie Humphrey, lifting Summit to its first TOC championship and first state title since 1999.


Garden City

Garden City, NY 21 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 6. The Trojans outlasted Victor 15-11 in the New York State Class B semifinals on June 10, then dominated Yorktown 16-5 to win the New York State Class B championship. Katie Muldoon had a monstrous performance for Garden City, putting up five goals and three assists in the win.


Roland Park Country

Baltimore, MD 15 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 7. The Reds wrapped up the season as the runners-up in the IAAM “A” Conference after a 15-7 loss to No. 1 McDonogh on May 15. Three of its four losses are to current Super 25 teams.


Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse)

Syracuse, NY 21 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 8. CBA capped off the undefeated season in impressive fashion, first defeating No. 25 North Rockland 14-8 and then running past Pittsford 11-6 to claim the program’s first ever New York State Class A championship. Emily Ehle, chosen as the MVP of the Class A tournament, scored three times for the Brothers in the victory. CBA has now won New York State titles competing in each of the three different classes.



Darien, CT 21 - 1 - 1

Result: Previous: 9. The Blue Wave rolled to a 12-5 victory over Fairfield Warde to claim the program’s fourth consecutive Connecticut Class L state championship. Susannah Ropp scored four times to lead the way. The seniors of this team will graduate having won four state titles and four FCIAC crown.



Manhasset, NY 13 - 4 - 1

Result: Previous: 10. Manhasset fell to No. 6 Garden City in the Nassau County/Section VIII Class B finale, losing a 9-8 decision to end another strong season. The Indians’ four losses include three to Super 25 opponents, and the tie came against No. 9 Darien.



Wantagh, NY 15 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 11. The Warriors fell to No. 10 Manhasset in the Nassau County/Section VIII Class B semifinals in a 10-9 overtime finish on April 26. Wantagh finished the year with three losses that were dealt by opponents currently ranked in the Super 25.


West Islip

West Islip, NY 16 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 12. The Lions took down Massapequa, the Nassau County/Section VIII Class A winner, 6-4 to claim the Long Island title and advance to the NYSPHSAA semifinals. Emily Beier and Emily Piciullo each scored three goals in the victory. West Islip faces Pittsford out of the Rochester area in the semis on June 10.



Ridgewood, NJ 20 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 13. The Maroons came up just short in a thriller of a New Jersey Tournament of Champions finale, falling 11-10 after holding a three-goal advantage late in the game. Hannah Cermack and Chelsea Trattner each put up three points in the loss.


Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai, NY 18 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. The Mustangs took down Honeoye Falls-Lima 10-3 in the New York State Class C semifinals on June 10 and then dominated Skaneateles the next day, taking a 12-3 victory and the second consecutive state crown. Meaghan Tyrell and Erica Shea each scored three goals in the win, while netminder Hannah Van Middelem made five saves.


Blue Point

Bayport, NY 17 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 15. The Phantoms fell to No. 14 Mount Sinai in the Suffolk County/Section XI Class C finale, a 6-5 finish in what was the team’s only loss of the year. Bayport’s Kerrigan Miller finished the year with 40 goals and 11 assists.


Smithtown West

Smithtown, NY 15 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 16. The Bulls fell to No. 12 West Islip in the Suffolk Count/Section XI Class A finale, losing in a closely contested matchup to the Lions, 9-8. Natalia Lynch scored five times in the loss for Smithtown West, which finishes with losses only to Super 25 opponents — two losses to West Islip and a loss to No. 5 Summit.



Marietta, GA 17 - 5 - 0

Result: Previous: 18. The Raiders finished up the year as the Georgia 6A state champions for the first time thanks to a 9-8 win over rival and No. Milton, who has had a grip on state title in the Peach State.



Milton, GA 19 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 19. Milton closed out the year as runners-up in the Georgia 6A state championship on May 14 in what was the third straight meeting between the Eagles and rival Walton in the title game. The Eagles finish the year with only losses to Super 25-ranked opponents, including No. 1 McDonogh (Md.) and No. 4 Good Counsel (Md.).


Manchester Valley

Manchester, MD 19 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 20. The Mavericks won their third straight Maryland Class 2A/1A state title in a 22-3 runaway win over Fallston on May 25. Senior star midfielder Lizzie Colson led the way with eight goals and four assists.



Glenelg, MD 17 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 21. The Gladiators used a convincing 14-1 win over Oakdale on May 24 to claim the Maryland 3A/2A championship behind a balanced scoring attack. Goalie Maddy McSally made eight saves in a strong defensive showing for Glenelg, which celebrated its first title since 2008.


Marriotts Ridge

Marriottsville, MD 14 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 22. The shuffling of the order brings the Mustangs back into the ranks even with the season ended, as Marriots Ridge’s resume features only the losses No. 1 McDonogh and then the upset by eventual state champ and No. 22 Glenelg in the state playoffs to close out the year.



Berwyn, PA 24 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 24. The Pioneers cruised to an 18-7 win on June 11 over rival Radnor to claim the Conestoga program’s first PIAA title. Eight different players scored goals in the victory, which serves as redemption for the Pioneers, who lost in the final last season. Monica Borzillo scored four goals to lead the way for Conestoga.



Westwood, MA 23 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 23. The Wolverines downed Needham in the Massachusetts MIAA Girls Division I state semifinals 12-6. The win sends Westwood to the state championship game, where the Wolverines will face North Andover on June 18.


North Rockland

Thiells, NY 19 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 25. The Red Raiders fell to No. 8 Christian Brothers Academy in the New York State Class A semifinals, knocked out of the title hunt by the eventual undefeated state champions 14-8.