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May 1, 2018 — Top 10 for the week of April 29

There are some minor changes in the Top 10 as ranked teams were playing each other last week, and this week also sees Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) and Darien (Conn.) play each other. Of course, there was that matter of McDonogh-Notre Dame Prep yesterday, but those results won’t be reflected in the Top 10 until next week.

Our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is the top-ranked team in NCAA Division II women’s lacrosse. That team: Lindenwood University. Located a few miles west of St. Louis, Lindenwood is, actually, smack in the midst of field hockey country when it comes to girls’ scholastic athletics. But that doesn’t matter to head coach Jack Cribbin, who has cobbled together a roster from places as far flung as Minnesota, Austria, Canada, and more recognizable hotbeds such as Maryland and New York. It’s a team that bears watching.

1. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 17-0

Eagles’ finished out the IAAM season yesterday and have Sykesville Century (Md.) this Thursday to finish the regular season

2. Pittsford (N.Y.) 8-0

Panthers are seemingly headed for a Saturday showdown with undefeated Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.)

3. Glenelg (Md.) 8-2

Gladiators play Ellicott City Mount Hebron (Md.) and Columbia River Hill (Md.) to finish out regular season

4. Novato (Calif.) 18-1

Hornets preparing for the start of the MCAL Tournament this week

5. Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) 15-3

After a loss last week to Glenelg (Md.), the Cards have a first-round WCAC match against Alexandria Bishop O’Connell (Md.)

6. Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 13-3

Blazers finish out the regular season this week with yesterday’s game against McDonogh and with a final IAAM game against Severna Park Severn School

7. Delray American Heritage (Fla.) 20-1

Stallions take on Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) in what should be a dandy of a regional matchup

8. Manhasset (N.Y.) 10-1

Earned impressive road wins at Darien (Conn.) and Garden City (N.Y.)

9. Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 18-2

After beating Olney Good Counsel (Md.) last week, the Saints have a home game scheduled against Darien (Conn.) on Saturday

10. Darien (Conn.) 10-1

Blue Wave host Wilton (Conn.) two days before their trip to Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) on Saturday

11. Lindenwood University 17-0

Lions take on the winner of Fort Lewis-Westminster this Friday in the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament

Who’s out: None

And bear in mind: Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) 18-1, Ellicott City Glenelg Country School (Md.) 10-4, Moorestown (N.J.) 11-2, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 10-1, Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 9-2

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