Notre Dame Prep claims No. 1 in final VSN Girls Lacrosse Top 20; 4A state champ South River lands 7th


For the first time in our eight-year history, VSN’s Girls Lacrosse Top 20 has a different team at No. 1 in the final poll.

Notre Dame Prep is the area’s top-ranked squad after ending McDonogh’s historic winning streak and nine-year reign as IAAM A Conference champions. The Blazers, ranked No. 2 nationally by U.S. Lacrosse, won their first IAAM A crown since 2003.

The Eagles, who recently tapped former standout and three-time Teewaarton Award winner Taylor Cummings as their new coach, finished No. 2. Glenelg, which won a third straight state title last week, is No. 3 followed by IAAM A semifinalists Glenelg Country School and St. Paul’s School.

Class 4A state champ South River and 3A champ Westminster finish 7th and 11th, respectively.

Pictured above: Notre Dame Prep left no doubt of its standing after winning the IAAM A Conference championship. The Blazers are No. 1 in the final VSN Top 20. 

Here is the final VSN Girls Lacrosse Top 20 for 2018:

VSN GIRLS LACROSSE TOP 20 – FINAL POLL

1. NOTRE DAME PREP (17-4)

Last week’s rank: #1

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Blazers won their first IAAM A Conference title since , defeating McDonogh School, ending the Eagles’ 198-game winning streak and nine-year title reign. The Towson school defeated seven teams ranked in the final VSN Top 20 including 2A state champ Glenelg, and nationally-ranked Mount Sinai (NY) and Virginia’s Bishop Ireton.

2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (21-1)

Last week’s rank: #2

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Eagles reached their 11th straight IAAM A Conference final, losing to Notre Dame Prep, ending their 198-game winning streak. The Owings Mills private school defeated nine teams ranked in the final VSN Top 20, and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion Bishop Ireton (VA).

 

3. GLENELG (17-2)

Last week’s rank: #3

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Gladiators won their third straight state championship, defeating No. 10 Hereford, 6-5, in the Class 2A final at Stevenson University last week. The Howard County school defeated four teams ranked in the final VSN Top 20, and defeated nationally-ranked Bishop Ireton (VA).

4. GLENELG COUNTRY SCHOOL (12-5)

Last week’s rank: #4

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Dragons reached the IAAM A Conference semifinals for the second straight season, losing to eventual champ Notre Dame Prep. The Ellicott City private school defeated seven teams ranked in the final VSN Top 20.

5. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL (13-7)

Last week’s rank: #5

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Gators reached the IAAM A Conference semifinals. The Brooklandville private school defeated three teams ranked in the final VSN Top 20.

 

6. MARRIOTTS RIDGE (13-3)

Last week’s rank: #6

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Mustangs reached the Class 2A South Region semifinals, losing to eventual state champ Glenelg. The Howard County school defeated four teams ranked in VSN’s Final Top 20, including 4A state champ South River and state finalists Dulaney (4A) and Mount Hebron (3A).

7. SOUTH RIVER (18-2)

Last week’s rank: #8

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Seahawks won the Class 4A state championship, defeating No. 18 Dulaney, 11-9, at Stevenson University last week. The Edgewater school won the Anne Arundel County title, and defeated three teams ranked in the final VSN Top 20.

7. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (13-5)

Last week’s rank: #7

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Cavaliers reached the IAAM A Conference quarterfinals. The Anne Arundel County school defeated four teams ranked in the final VSN Top 20.

9. ROLAND PARK COUNTRY SCHOOL (13-9)

Last week’s rank: #9

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Reds reached the IAAM A Conference quarterfinals. The Baltimore City private school defeated four teams ranked in the final VSN Top 20, including IAAM A champ and No. 1 Notre Dame Prep.

 

10. HEREFORD (15-2)

Last week’s rank: #10

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Bulls reached the Class 2A state final, losing to No. 3 Glenelg, 6-5, at Stevenson University last week. The Baltimore County champion defeated four teams in the final VSN Top 20, including 3A state champ Westminster.

11. WESTMINSTER (16-3)

Last week’s rank: #14

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Owls won their first state championship, defeating No. 16 Mount Hebron, 9-5, in the Class 3A final at Stevenson University last week. The Carroll County school defeated three teams ranked in the final VSN Top 20.

12. BRYN MAWR SCHOOL (11-6)

Last week’s rank: #11

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Mawrtians reached the IAAM A Conference quarterfinals. The Baltimore City private school defeated three teams ranked in the final VSN Top 20.

 

13. ST. MARY’S (10-8)

Last week’s rank: #12

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Saints lost to McDonogh School in the IAAM A Conference quarterfinals. The Annapolis private school defeated two teams ranked in the final VSN Top 20, and nationally-ranked Garden City (NY).

14. SEVERNA PARK (11-6)

Last week’s rank: #13

SEASON HIGHLIGHT: The Falcons reached the Anne Arundel County final and Class 4A East Region semifinals, losing both to eventual 4A state champ South River.

15. BEL AIR (15-3)

Last week’s rank: #15

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Bobcats lost to eventual state champ Westminster in the Class 3A state semifinals. The Bobcats, who defeated Westminster during the regular season, won the UCBAC Chesapeake title.

 

16. MOUNT HEBRON (13-5)

Last week’s rank: #16

SEASON HIGHLIGHT: The Vikings reached the Class 3A state final, losing to then-No. 14 Westminster, 9-5, at Stevenson University last week.

17. TOWSON (12-3)

Last week’s rank: #17

Last week: The Generals reached the Class 3A North Region final. The Baltimore County school defeated eventual 1A state champ Patterson Mill and 4A state finalist Dulaney during the regular season.

18. DULANEY (11-6)

Last week’s rank: #18

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Lions reached the Class 4A state final, losing to then-No. 8 South River, 11-9, at Stevenson University last week. The Timonium school defeated eventual 2A state finalist and Baltimore County champ Hereford during the regular season.

19. CENTURY (12-5)

Last week’s rank: #19

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Knights reached the Class 2A state semifinals. The Carroll County school defeated eventual Class 3A state semifinalist Bel Air during the regular season, and Carroll County Athletic League champ South Carroll in the 2A West Region playoffs.

20. SOUTH CARROLL (11-2)

Last week’s rank: #20

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: The Cavaliers won the Carroll County Athletic League championship. The Eldersburg school defeated eventual Class 3A state champ Westminster and 2A state semifinalist Century during the regular season.