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May 28, 2019 — Top 10 for the week of May 26

With about a month to go in the domestic girls’ lacrosse season, there are bound to be some great matchups, including the Long Island finals Thursday, featuring the winners of Section VIII against the winners of Section XII.

Too, you have the four New Jersey group finals on Saturday, and those should be equally intriguing.

Our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is York College. York, which only began varsity play in 2006, has paid its dues in the tough Capital Athletic Conference. Think of this: back in 2006, York faced Mary Washington and Salisbury consecutively, and gave up 23 goals in both games. But in 2019, York beat both of its CAC rivals on the way to its first conference tournament championship, the first time that a team other than Salisbury won the tournament in 20 years.

1. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 21-0

Season complete: The Eagles won their 10th IAAM Class A crown in 11 years, but not without receiving a major scare from Brooklandville St. Paul’s School for Girls (Md.). McDonogh was down two in the last four minutes before winning 5-4 in double overtime

2. Baldwinsville (N.Y.) 16-1

The Bees beat Rome (N.Y.) Free Academy in Section 3 Class A tournament and meet Camillus West Genesee (N.Y.) today for a berth in the state tournament

3. Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.) 15-2

The Royal Comets draw Pittsford (N.Y.) tomorrow in a fight for a state tournament berth

4. Orlando Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) 20-2

Season complete: Saved its best lacrosse for the end of the season, besting Delray American Heritage (Fla.) and then Palm Beach Benjamin School (Fla.) in the FHSAA final

5. South Huntington St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 17-1

Season complete: Beat Hempstead Sacred Heart Academy (N.Y.) 9-7 to win CHSAA Class AA title

6. Manhasset (N.Y.) 14-2

Team continues sectional play this week against Garden City (N.Y.) Thursday for Section 8 Class B championship

7. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 15-2

Seahawks beat Locust Valley (N.Y.) and meet up with Wantagh this Thursday at Adelphi University for Section 8 Class C title

8. Oak Knoll (20-2)

Royals play Mountain Lakes (N.J.) today in NJSIAA Group I final

9. Severna Park (Md.) 19-1

Season complete: Falcons beat Timonium Dulaney (Md.) 10-5 to win MPSSAA Class 4A final; program’s 14th state championship

10. Brooklandville St. Paul’s School for Girls (Md.) 12-10

Season complete: It’s not often you see a 10-loss team anywhere near a Top 10 in any kind of national sports countdown. But this Gators team, part of the single toughest league in the country, put together a great run in the IAAM playoffs, knocking off Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) and Glenelg (Md.) Country to get to the final

11. York College 17-6

Spartans had all the momentum coming off its Capital Athletic Conference championship, but ran head-on into an in-form Tufts side in the Division III quarterfinals

Who’s out? Summit (N.J.) lost 11-10 to Chatham (N.J.)