Bryn Mawr surges to No. 4; Maryvale debuts in Top 10


Off to its best start since 2012, Bryn Mawr School is the big mover in the first of VSN Girls’ Lacrosse Top 20 of the spring. The Baltimore City private school is up 10 spots to No. 4, thanks to a 6-0 start, including victories over Roland Park Country School and Maryvale Prep.

Maryvale, which defeated then-No. 8 Archbishop Spalding last week, along with South River and St. Mary’s, enter the Top 20. McDonogh School is again No. 1, followed by Glenelg Country School, Bel Air, Bryn Mawr and Notre Dame Prep.

Pictured above: Olivia Rubin has been a reason Bryn Mawr School has won its first six decisions. The Mawrtians are No. 4 in the first VSN Girls’ Lacrosse Top 20 of the regular season.

Here is the entire VSN Girls Lacrosse Top 20 for week 1:

VSN GIRLS LACROSSE TOP 20 – WEEK 1

1. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (5-0)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #1

Review: The Eagles, the nation’s top-ranked team, have four double-digit victories as their national-record win streak is up to 182.

This week: at No. 9 Maryvale Prep, Apr. 2; vs. No. 15 St. Paul’s School, Apr. 4; at Severn School, Apr. 6

2. GLENELG COUNTRY SCHOOL (3-1)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #2

Review: The Dragons dropped their first game in a 16-13 road decision to undefeated American Heritage-Delray from Florida last week.

This week: vs. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (VA), Apr. 3; at No. 12 Roland Park Country School, Apr. 4; vs. No. 11 Archbishop Spalding, Apr. 6; vs. Lassiter (GA), Apr. 7

3. BEL AIR (3-0)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #5

Review: The Bobcats defeated Howard, Perry Hall and Pennsylvania’s Episcopal Academy.

This week: vs. Garrison Forest School & No. 8 Century, Catonsville Tournament, Apr. 7

4. BRYN MAWR SCHOOL (6-0)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #14

Review: The Mawrtians have victories over Roland Park Country School and Maryvale Prep and is tied with No. 1 McDonogh School for first in the IAAM A Conference.

This week: vs. No. 5 Notre Dame Prep, Apr. 3; at No. 2 Glenelg Country School, Apr. 6; vs. Holton -Arms School, Apr. 7

5. NOTRE DAME PREP (3-2)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #3

Review: The Blazers defeated nationally-ranked Bishop Ireton (VA) and Glenelg.

This week: at No. 10 Archbishop Spalding, Apr. 3; vs. Garden City (NY), Apr. 5; vs. Mount Sinai (NY), Apr. 6

 

6. GLENELG (1-1)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #4

Review: The Gladiators defeated Atholton after then-No. 3 Notre Dame Prep snapped their 27-game winning streak.

This week: vs. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (VA), Apr. 3; vs. River Hill & Dulaney, Glenelg Tournament at Western Regional Park,  Apr. 7

7. MARRIOTTS RIDGE (2-0)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #6

Review: The Mustangs defeated Howard and Reservoir by a combined 21-10.

This week: at Kent Island, Apr. 3; vs. No. 14 C. Milton Wright, Apr. 5; vs. Dulaney and River Hill, Glenelg Tournament at Western Regional Park, Apr. 7

8. CENTURY (2-0)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #7

Review: The Knights defeated Gerstell Academy and Atholton by a combined 38-12.

This week: vs. Wilde Lake, Apr. 3; vs. Francis Scott Key, Apr. 5; vs. Catonsville & No. 3 Bel Air, Catonsville Tournament, Apr. 7

 

9. MARYVALE PREP (3-1)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: Not ranked

Review: The Lions own wins over then-No. 8 Archbishop Spalding and then-No. 10 Roland Park Country School.

This week: vs. No. 1 McDonogh School, Apr. 2; vs. John Carroll School, Apr. 4; at Garrison Forest School, Apr. 6

10. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (4-1)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #8

Review: The Cavaliers defeated then-N0. 10 Roland Park Country School after losing to Maryvale Prep lat week.

This week: vs. No. 5 Notre Dame Prep, Apr. 3; at No. 2 Glenelg Country School, Apr. 6; vs. Holton-Arms School, Apr. 7

11. SOUTH RIVER (3-0)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: Not ranked

Review: The Seahawks defeated IAAM A squads Roland Park Country School and Severn School.

This week: at Arundel, Apr. 4; at Old Mill, Apr. 6

12. ROLAND PARK COUNTRY SCHOOL (6-4)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #9

Review: The Reds have played most games of any area team, knocking off then-No. 3 Notre Dame Prep and then-No. 10 Severna Park, but loss to then-unranked Maryvale Prep and South River.

This week: vs. No. 2 Glenelg Country School, Apr. 4; at John Carroll School, Apr. 6

 

13. WESTMINSTER (3-0)

Final 2017 VSN Top 20 rank: #11

Review: The Owls have back-to-back one goal wins (Kent Island and Broadneck) after winning opener, 20-0.

This week: at No. 20 Hereford, Apr. 3; at No. 16 Manchester Valley, Apr. 5

 

14. C. MILTON WRIGHT (2-1)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #12

Review: Mustangs’ only loss was to District region’s No. 6 squad Good Counsel.

This week: at No. 7 Marriotts Ridge, Apr. 5

 

15. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL (5-1)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #13

Review: Gators’ only loss is to nationally-ranked California’s Novato.

This week: at No. 1 McDonogh School, Apr. 4; vs. No. 18 St. Mary’s, Apr. 6

16. MANCHESTER VALLEY (1-0)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #15

Review: Mavericks defeated Harford Tech in season debut last week.

This week: vs. No. 13 Westminster, Apr. 5

17. MOUNT HEBRON VIKINGS

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #18

Review: Vikings have won first three decisions by 52-8 margin.

This week: vs. North Harford, Fight for Five Tournament at Blandair Park, Apr. 7; Fight for Five consolation or championship, Apr. 7

18. ST. MARY’S (3-1)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: Not ranked

Review: Saints have won three straight since opening loss to No. 2 Glenelg Country School.

This week: at Gerstell Academy, Apr. 3; vs. Garden City (NY), Apr. 4; at No. xx St. Paul’s School, Apr. 6

19. SEVERNA PARK (1-3)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #10

Review: Falcons have dropped three straight (two one-goal decisions) after winning season opener

This week: vs. Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, Apr. 4

20. HEREFORD (0-0)

VSN Preseason Top 20 rank: #19

Review: Bulls ready to take field after matches with North Harford and C. Milton Wright were postponed due to weather.

This week: vs. No. 13 Westminster, Apr. 3; at Loch Raven, Apr. 6