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BULLETIN: June 23, 2021 — Treanor, off a recent championship, to take over at Syracuse

A month ago, Kayla Treanor won an NCAA Division I championship as she was an assistant coach at Boston College.

Starting today, the work begins for Treanor to bring the same to her alma mater, as she has taken over the women’s lacrosse head coaching position at Syracuse.

The position has only been open for a few days, but it was filled quickly, from its sizable alumnae pool. Treanor is quite familiar with Final Four weekends, as she was on Syracuse teams that made four final weekends between 2013 and 2016. After that, she played professionally for the New York Fight of the WPLL and the Boston Storm of UWLX. She also helped the United States to the 2011 U-19 World Championship and the 2017 FIL World Cup.

While at Syracuse, she was amongst the nation’s leaders in goals and draw controls, and could very well have had a championship as a player but for the excellence of the opponents she faced.

And now that Treanor carries a championship ring into the locker room, the current team, coming off a close defeat in the 2021 final, will have all the motivation it needs.

June 23, 2021 — Monthly lacrosse top 10 for games played through June 20

So, because we’ve been interleaving our field hockey awards this season on Tuesdays and Fridays, we’ve decided we’ll do our third-week lacrosse feature items a day later this week. You’ll therefore see our lacrosse Statwatch on Saturday this week.

We’ve had a number of tremendous closeout results over the weekend, and we will also have some epic results coming out of the handful of state championships yet to be identified.

Our honorary No. 11 Team of the Month is Eldersburg Liberty (Md.), which managed a 10-9 win over Fallston to give the school its first state championship in its first trip to the state final in 21 years.

1. Northport (N.Y.) 18-0
Season complete: Tigers beat Massapequa 10-6 last Saturday in the Long Island championship, but their major test was the Section XI title match, rallying from four goals down to beat Smithtown (N.Y.) East 9-8

2. Brooklandville St. Paul’s (Md.) 15-1
Season complete: Gators have not just one, but two wins over long-time powerhouse Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.), including last weekend’s 17-8 win in the IAAM Class “A” final

3. Delray American Heritage (Fla.) 16-1
Season complete: Beat an undefeated Orlando Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) 11-9 in the FHSAA Class 1A final

4. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 21-1
Season complete: Royals trailed early in the Tournament of Champions final against Moorestown (N.J.), but came back to win 10-8

5. Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) 17-0
Season complete: Phantoms has been impressive lately; played Mount Sinai (N.Y.) yesterday

6. Radnor (Pa.) 21-2
Season complete: Became the third consecutive District 1 team to deny Manheim (Pa.) Township a state title with an 11-6 win

7. Milton (Ga.) 21-0
Season complete: Milton beat Cumming West Forsyth (Ga.) 13-8 in state championship game

8. Darien (Conn.) 12-0
Season complete: After three losses to New Canaan (Conn.), the Blue Wave won the game that counted in the state semifinal round, then beat Fairfield Ludlowe (Conn.) 14-6 in the Class L final

9. Westwood (Mass.) 19-0
Despite its undefeated record, Westwood is only seeded third in the MIAA Division I South bracket; will take on Needham (Mass.) today in the sectional quarterfinal round

10. East Chapel Hill (N.C.) 13-0
Season complete: Wildcats beat Matthews Weddington (N.C.) in the final of the NCHSAA tournament

11. Eldersburg Liberty (Md.) 9-4
The Lions were able to get the win thanks to a pair of sophomores. Riley Matthiesen scored five goals, and Jenna Evans took center draws in the second half and won many of them, including one in the final two minutes when her side was serving a two-minute yellow card

And bear in mind: Washington Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) 4-2, Wilmette Loyola Academy (Ill.) 25-0, Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 13-3, Bethesda Stone Ridge (Md.) 8-2, Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 13-2, Moorestown (N.J.) 18-3, Manhasset (N.Y.) 13-3, Garden City (N.Y.) 11-2, Fort Covington Salmon River (N.Y.) 16-0, South Huntington St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 12-0, Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 10-3