Surging Dragons set for No. 1 St. Paul’s as IAAM regular season wraps up this week


by Derek Toney

Riding a 10-game winning streak, Glenelg Country School is No. 2 in the latest VSN’s Girls Lacrosse Top 20 poll.

The Dragons (13-1 overall) defeated then-No. 2 McDonogh School last week. It’s the second straight year the Ellicott City school defeated the perennial IAAM A Conference powerhouse Eagles.

Wednesday, Glenelg Country travel to consensus area and national No. 1 St. Paul’s School, with the winner likely securing the top-seed for the upcoming postseason tournament.

McDonogh, Spalding and Glenelg make up the rest of the Top 5. The second 5 features Century, Broadneck, Severna Park, Bryn Mawr School and Maryvale Prep.

Here is the complete VSN 2022 Girls Lacrosse Top 20 for week 5:


1. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL

Record: 13-0

Previous rank: 1

Last week: defeated No. 19 Garrison Forest School, 14-6, and then-No. 3 Archbishop Spalding, 13-11

This week: at Mount de Sales Academy, April 25; vs. No. 2 Glenelg Country School, April 27


2. GLENELG COUNTRY SCHOOL 

Record: 13-1

Previous rank: 4

Last week: defeated Roland Park Country School, 19-12, and then-No. 2 McDonogh School, 10-5

This week: at No. 1 St. Paul’s School, April 27; vs. No. 19 Garrison Forest School, April 29


3. MCDONOGH SCHOOL 

Record: 12-2

Previous rank: 2

Last week: defeated Gerstell Academy, 20-5, and lost to then-No. 4 Glenelg Country School, 10-5

This week: at No. x Bryn Mawr School, April 25; at No. x Notre Dame Prep, April 27; at Roland Park Country School, April 29


4. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Record: 10-2

Previous rank: 3

Last week: defeated then-No. 11 Maryvale Prep, 14-6, and lost to No. 1 St. Paul’s School, 13-11

This week: at Roland Park Country School, April 25; at John Carroll School, April 27; vs. No. 9 Bryn Mawr School, April 29


5. GLENELG

Record: 10-0

Previous rank: 5

Last week: defeated Wilde Lake, 20-1, and then-No. 12 Marriotts Ridge, 17-4

This week: at River Hill, April 25; vs. Centennial, April 27


6. CENTURY 

Record: 10-0

Previous rank: 6

Last week: defeated South Carroll, 19-9, and No. 17 Westminster, 17-8

This week: vs. Liberty, April 26; at Mount Hebron, April 29


7. BROADNECK 

Record: 9-1

Previous rank: 7

Last week: defeated Cape Henlopen (DE), 16-13, and South River, 17-10

This week: vs. Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, April 26; at No. 8 Severna Park, April 29


8. SEVERNA PARK 

Record: 8-2

Previous rank: 8

Last week: defeated Crofton, 17-4, and then-No. 13 Fallston, 10-5

This week: vs. Kent Island, April 25; at Northeast, April 27; vs. No. 7 Broadneck, April 29


9. BRYN MAWR SCHOOL 

Record: 9-3

Previous rank: 9

Last week: defeated Mount de Sales Academy, 15-7, and St. Mary’s, 19-8

This week: vs. No. 3 McDonogh School, April 25; at No. 19 Garrison Forest School, April 27; at No. 4 Archbishop Spalding, April 29


10. MARYVALE PREP 

Record: 9-5

Previous rank: 11

Last week: lost to then-No. 3 Archbishop Spalding, 14-6, and defeated then-No. 10 Notre Dame Prep, 12-8

This week: vs. Dulaney, April 25; at Mount de Sales Academy, April 27; vs. St. Mary’s, April 29


11. NOTRE DAME PREP 

Record: 7-7

Previous rank: 10

Last week: lost to Archbishop John Carroll (PA), 11-7, and then-No. 11 Maryvale Prep, 12-8

This week: vs. No. 3 McDonogh School, April 27; at John Carroll School, April 29


12. MANCHESTER VALLEY 

Record: 9-1

Previous rank: 14

Last week: defeated Winters Mill, 23-4

This week: vs. Dulaney, April 26; vs. No. 17 Westminster, April 29


13. FALLSTON 

Record: 8-1

Previous rank: 13

Last week: defeated Arundel, 15-10, and lost to No. 8 Severna Park, 10-5

This week: at No. 15 C. Milton Wright, April 25; at Elkton, April 26; vs. Patterson Mill, April 28


14. MARRIOTTS RIDGE 

Record: 5-3

Previous rank: 12

Last week: defeated River Hill, 13-6, and lost to No. 5 Glenelg, 17-4

This week: at Centennial, April 25; at Catonsville, April 27; at Reservoir, April 28


15. C. MILTON WRIGHT

Record: 6-3

Previous rank: 15

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. No. 13 Fallston, April 25; vs. North Harford, April 28


16. HEREFORD 

Record: 8-1

Previous rank: 16

Last week: defeated Catonsville, 14-10, and Dulaney, 11-7

This week: vs. No. 18 Towson, April 28


17. WESTMINSTER

Record: 8-2

Previous rank: 17

Last week: defeated Liberty, 8-7, and lost to No. 6 Century, 17-8

This week: vs. No. 18 Towson, April 25; at Winters Mill, April 27; at No. 14 Manchester Valley, April 29


18. TOWSON

Record: 8-0

Previous rank: 18

Last week: defeated Perry Hall, 17-3, and Franklin, 19-6

This week: at No. 17 Westminster, April 25; at No. 16 Hereford, April 28


19. GARRISON FOREST SCHOOL

Record: 6-6

Previous rank: 19

Last week: lost to No. 1 St. Paul’s School, 14-6, and defeated Mount de Sales Academy, 16-13

This week: at Severn School, April 25; vs. No. 9 Bryn Mawr School, April 27; at No. 2 Glenelg Country School, April 29


20. MERCY

Record: 10-4

Previous rank: 20

Last week: defeated Annapolis Area Christian School, 19-5

This week: at Park School, April 27; vs. St. John’s Catholic Prep, April 29; at St. Mark’s (DE), April 30