High School Girls

February 28, 2013

Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Region Preseason Girls' Top 10

Florida-bound Samantha Burgess is one of 14 McDonogh (Md.) seniors who will play college lacrosse. The Eagles have finished No. 1 in the country three straight years.
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by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com | Related: National Top 25

1. McDonogh (Md.)

The Eagles, with three consecutive national No. 1 finishes, return seniors Casey Black (Duke) and Samantha Burgess (Florida) from a team that is riding a 69-game winning streak. Overall, 14 seniors will play college lacrosse.

2. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)

The Saints won their last 17 games in 2012 and boast one of the top senior classes with Carly Reed (North Carolina), Besser Dyson (Virginia) and Wyatt Whitley (Virginia), in addition to junior Gussie Johns (USC).

3. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.)

The Tigers had an impressive season in 2012, finishing 20-2. In 2013, senior Tess McEvoy (Yale) and juniors Ana Hagerup (Virginia) and Kelly Myers will lead this up-and-coming team.

4. Moorestown (N.J.)

After a two-year drought, the Quakers won the Tournament of Champions last season and enter 2013 on a 26-game
winning streak. Despite losing three all-state players, Moorestown reloads with 18 upperclassmen playing in college.

5. Maryvale Prep (Md.)

The Lions were hot to end the season, winning eight straight games before narrowly losing to McDonogh 12-11 in the IAAM final. Standout goalie Caroline Federico (Johns Hopkins) returns to anchor the defense.

6. Notre Dame Prep (Md.)

The Blazers are on the rebound after back-to-back 10-win seasons. Fourteen upperclassmen will play in college, including nine juniors who have committed to play Division I. Elizabeth Haus (North Carolina) is the best of that bunch.

7. John Carroll (Md.)

The streaky Patriots were beset by two four-game skids in 2012. But 2013 should be more consistent with 11 seniors committed to play in college, including Caroline Haggerty (UMBC). Three juniors have made early pledges.

8. Good Counsel (Md.)

The Falcons were young last season and finished 13-7. But with the return of nine Division I-bound players, including Meagh Graham (Virginia) and Caroline Peters (Vanderbilt), Good Counsel with both regional and national esteem.

9. South River (Md.)

The Seahawks finished as Class 4A/3A state runners-up last season, but boasted five underclassmen who were named first-team all-county. Twelve South River players have made college commitments.

10. Chatham (N.J.)

Chatham won 21 straight before losing to Moorestown in the Tournament of Champions. The Cougars boast five D-I recruits in their senior class, including Mary Kate O'Neill (Boston College).

Check back to LaxMagazine.com on Wednesdays throughout the high school season for updates to the Nike/US Lacrosse Regional Top 10 rankings and the Nike/US Lacrosse National Top 25.

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