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Mar. 28, 2017 — Top 10 for the week of Mar. 26

For the second season, we’re going to be providing you with a list of our Top 10 in national girls’ high school lacrosse every Tuesday until the scholastic season finishes in mid-June.

What you see below are records of the teams as they finished up play on Sunday, so if there were important games yesterday, they won’t get counted until next week’s Top 10.

And, as we’ve done in field hockey, we’re taking time to honor a team that may be anywhere on the spectrum of lacrosse — club, college, junior varsity — for doing something extraordinary. This week’s honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion (Pa.), a program which has been building for the past year to get on the field. Facing obstacles including perception, thinly veiled prejudice, and even the bureaucracy of the City of Philadelphia, the Knights were able to win their first game of the season over Philadelphia Delaware Valley Charter 5-4 in overtime.

1. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 6-0

Eagles take on Lutherville Maryvale Prep (Md.) today before playing at Baltimore Bryn Mawr (Md.) on Thursday

2. Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 4-0

Saints host Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) and Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) before taking on Chicago Loyola Academy (Ill.) and Richmond Collegiate (Va.) at Spring Fling

3. Manchester Valley (Md.) 1-0

Beat Catonsville (Md.), a school coming off a girls’ basketball championship, by a score of 11-4 last week

4. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) 0-0

Starts its season this weekend with the co-op East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson team; looming large is an April 19th title with Mount Sinai (N.Y.)

5. Marriottsville Marriotts Ridge (Md.) 1-0

Mustangs have an intriguing match with Edgewater South River (Md.) this afternoon

6. Washington Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) 3-0

Cubs take on Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) tomorrow afternoon

7. Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.) 0-0

Tough first week with yesterday’s game against Villanova Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.), then Springfield (Pa.) and Harriton (Pa.) on consecutive days

8. Garden City (N.Y.) 2-0

Survived tough opening week against Port Washington (N.Y.) and Massapequa (N.Y.)

9. Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) 0-0

Brothers have to wait until April 10 to start in earnest, when they play East Syracuse-Minoa (N.Y.)

10. Darien (Conn.) 19-1-1

The Wave begins with a big-time interstate match against Yorktown (N.Y.) on Saturday

11. Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion (Pa.) 1-0

Head coach Jazmine Smith has built the program on determination, donations, and drive, and the players are beginning to see the fruits of their labor

And bear in mind: Novato (Calif.) 6-0, Vero Beach (Fla.) 12-1, Olney Good Counsel (Md.) 2-0, Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 3-0, Westwood (Mass.) 0-0, Summit (N.J.) 0-0, Ridgewood (N.J.) 0-0, Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 0-0, Manhasset (N.Y.) 1-0, Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) 3-2


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