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July 5, 2022 — Region of the Year

This award is given to a part of the nation whose lacrosse had either exceptional competition or exceptional improvement in 2022.

First off, we’d like to shout out the city of Summit, N.J. as well as Fairfield County, Conn. for their levels of competition allowing teams like Summit, Oak Knoll, Darien, and New Canaan to have outstanding rivalry games.

But in 2022, there were outstanding games up and down this one league’s fixture list. It seemed as though the top teams in this one league were knocking off each other over the course of the schedule, None of the teams in this league finished undefeated on the season, and the top half of the league scored more than 200 goals in their seasons.

The winner of our Region of the Year award is the “A” Division of the Independent Athletic Association of Maryland, a league which has teams and players of exceptional quality.

Sure, we can reserve the majority of plaudits for the likes of St. Paul’s School for Girls, McDonogh, Notre Dame Prep, and Glenelg Country School. And there were times that Archbishop Carroll was playing world-beating lacrosse, but were outlasted late.

You can’t forget the original girls’ lacrosse team in America, The Bryn Mawr School, or its age-old rival, Roland Park. Maryvale scored an invite to the National High School Lacrosse Showcase — and that team was in sixth place in the league.

Such was the depth of the league in 2022.

Region of the Year
2022: IAAM “A” Conference
2021: Radnor, Pa.
2020: No award
2019: Massachusetts
2018: Florida
2017: Dallas, Tex.
2016: New York