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June 18, 2019 — Top 10 for the week of June 11

At the beginning of this week, exactly eight scholastic girls’ lacrosse teams remained in play. That number will be down to four by this evening. That’s because only Massachusetts remains to contest its two championships this week, and there is plenty to play for at Babson College.

For our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week, we honor Maine Principals Association Class C state champion Auburn Saint Dominic Academy (Maine). As a Class C school, it is a tiny school with two campuses straddling the Androscoggin River about 25 miles due north of Portland. The Saints were in last year’s inaugural C title game, losing to Naples Lake Region (Maine).

This year’s rematch wound up being a lot different, especially when the day of the championship arrived. The Saints had exactly 12 players on the bus to Fitzpatrick Stadium — no substitutions. St. Dom’s were down five players because of a midseason injury and a class trip, meaning that the team would have had to have played short if there was another injury.

But Saint Dominic would go on an 8-1 run in the first half, and held on to win 11-8 in an incredibly courageous effort.

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. Northport (N.Y.) 18-1

Season complete: The Tigers beat Baldwinsville (N.Y.) 10-8 in the NYSPHSAA Class A final

3. 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

4. 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

5. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 17-2

Season complete: Beat Cross River John Jay (N.Y.) 11-8 to win NYSPHSAA Class C championship

6. Summit Oak Knoll (20-2)

Season complete: Won NJSIAA Tournament of Champions with a 10-8 victory over Moorestown (N.J.)

7. 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

8. Hingham Notre Dame Academy (Mass.) 21-3

Warriors took on Walpole (Mass.) in one of the two MIAA Division 1 semifinals from last evening

9. Eastport-South Manor (N.Y.) 18-2

Season complete: Beat Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) in the NYSPHSAA Class B final

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. Auburn Saint Dominic Academy (Maine) 10-5

Avery Lutrzykowski led the Saints’ attack with eight goals in the title match

Who’s out? Westwood (Mass.) 13-8 loss to Hingham Notre Dame Academy (Mass.)