High School Girls

March 25, 2014

Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Girls' Report

by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com

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Player of the Week

Megan Whittle, McDonogh (Md.)

Whittle scored 69 seconds into the game against No. 6 Vero Beach and finished with five goals. She followed it up with a six-goal game in a 21-10 victory over Georgetown Visitation on Thursday and added four goals in a 18-8 win over Harriton (Pa.) on Friday.

Notable: Emma Dahle, Friends' Central (Pa.); Haley Warden, Garnet Valley (Pa.); Alyssa Lazzaro, John Carroll (Md.); Abby Bailey, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)

Game of the Week 

Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) at Bishop Ireton (Va.),
March 26

Early on, these appear to be teams headed in opposite directions, with Visitation starting the year off 0-2 and Bishop Ireton winning handily in its first game of the year -- a 20-2 win over Elizabeth Seton. But this game will be a good litmus test for which team in the Virginia/D.C. area could be a legitimate Top 25 contender this year. Ireton has steadily improved over the last few years and finished as WCAC runner-up last season. Visitation has a new coach this season, but has been the consensus No. 2 team in Virginia the last two years behind St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.).

Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10

1. McDonogh (Md.), 3-0
The Eagles extended their winning streak to 94 games with wins over three Top 25 teams last week: Vero Beach (Fla.); Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) and Harriton (Pa.).

2. Moorestown (N.J.), 0-0
The Quakers have a 51-game winning streak entering this season and return Marie McCool, who earned New Jersey Player of the Year honors and is considered the best midfielder in the nation.

3. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), 4-0
Abby Bailey totaled 10 assists and five goals in the Saints first four games. SSSA has yet to allow more than five goals in a game this year.

4. Good Counsel (Md.), 2-0
The Falcons outscored its first two opponents by a combined scored of 42-2. Both games were won by identical 21-1 scores.

5. Harriton (Pa.), 0-2
Harriton dropped its first two games to No. 1 McDonogh and No. 6 Vero Beach. Katie Melvin and Alex Ladda each scored three goals in the loss to Vero Beach. Melvin scored five goals in the 18-8 loss to McDonogh.

6. Marriotts Ridge (Md.), 1-0
Alexis Zadjura, Taylor Hensh and Marissa Davey each scored three goals, as the Mustangs opened the year with an 18-1 win over Atholton (Md.).

7. St. Paul's (Md.), 0-1
The Gators don't fall far this week after an opening season loss to National No. 5 Vero Beach 11-6.

8. Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), 2-2
After dropping their first two games, the Tigers bounced back with wins over Barron Collier (Fla.) and Holy Child (Md.).

9. Bishop Ireton (Va.), 1-0
Sixteen Cardinals scored, as Ireton opened the season with a 20-2 win over conference opponent Elizabeth Seton (D.C.)

10. St. Mary's (Md.), 2-0
The Saints jumped into both the regional and national rankings this week after an overtime win over Maryval Prep, which was ranked No. 10 at the time nationally.


Emma Dahle tallied eight points on five goals and three assists and six draw controls Thursday to help Friends' Central (Pa.) defeat Penn Charter (Pa.) 18-14. ... Brindi Griffin scored six goals in McDonogh's win over Georgetown Visitation. Kelly Myers led Visitation with three goals in the loss. ... Tara Siefert scored six goals and Natalie Modly won six draw controls and scored four goals as St. Mary's defeated Mount de Sales 16-14 for its first win of the year. ... Bishop Ireton jumped up 5-0 in the first three minutes and 16 Cardinals scored as Ireton opened the season with a 20-2 win over conference opponent Elizabeth Seton. Kelly Larkin scored three goals and freshman Kayla Marshall tallied four points on two goals and two assists in the win. ... Caroline Steele and Annie Ingler scored eight goals each as Severn School (Md.) defeated Garrison Forest (Md.) 17-11 and improved its record to 3-0.

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

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