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June 18, 2012

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LM Fan-Tasy High School Championships: Girls First Round


Since there is no nationwide high school championship tournament played on the field, Lacrosse Magazine decided to hand over a fantasy bracket to you, the fans.

We've narrowed the boys' and girls' fields to eight teams, keeping geographic diversity in mind - the brackets include the champions from five regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, South and West) and three at-large teams, based on LM's national rankings. Now it's up to you to decide the winner.

Over the next two weeks, you'll have the chance to vote on first round, semifinal and championship matchups. The team with the highest percentage of votes advances to the next round. And, please give a reason for your votes in the comment sections below. Some of these could wind up in the August issue of Lacrosse Magazine.

First round voting ends at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, June 20. First round winners will be revealed Thursday, when voting then begins on the semifinals and runs to Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. Championship voting goes from Monday, June 25 to Wednesday, June 27 at 8 p.m.

No. 1 McDonogh (Md.) Eagles (18-0)

No. 8 Loyola Academy (Ill.) Ramblers (22-3)

  • Lacrosse Magazine National Rank: 1
  • LM Mid-Atlantic Regional Rank: 1

The Eagles capped another perfect season — their third in a row — with a 12-11 defeat of Maryvale Prep (Md.) in the IAAM Division A championship. Taylor Cummings scored the game-winner with 9.8 seconds left to top Maryvale, extending the nation's longest-active winning streak to 69 games.

  • LM National Rank: 24
  • LM Midwest Regional Rank: 1

The Ramblers topped New Trier (Ill.) for their fourth straight IHSWLA championship, notching an 11-7 victory against their crosstown rival. Each of Loyola's three losses were against Mid-Atlantic teams — Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), Bishop Ireton (Va.) and Holy Cross (Md.) — and it hasn't lost to a Midwest opponent since 2009.

Voting has ended. Thanks for participating and check back to LaxMagazine.com on Thursday for first round winners and semifinal Fan-Tasy matchups.

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No. 2 Moorestown (N.J.) Quakers (26-0)

No. 7 La Costa Canyon (Calif.) Mavericks (19-1)

  • LM National Rank: 2
  • LM Mid-Atlantic Regional Rank: 2

Moorestown survived Chatham (N.J.)'s furious rally in the New Jersey Tournament of Champions, as the Quakers completed their perfect season with a 12-11 victory. Stephanie Toy, who had two goals and three assists against Chatham, finished the season with 34 scores, leading Moorestown to its first ToC title since 2009.

  • LM National Rank: 25
  • LM West Regional Rank: 1

The Mavericks didn't open the year in the West's preseason top-10, but they won their fifth San Diego Section Division I championship with an 11-6 win over Poway (Calif.). La Costa Canyon's only blemish of the year came against Coronado (Calif.), but it later avenged it by beating the Islanders 8-7 in the state tournament.

Voting has ended. Thanks for participating and check back to LaxMagazine.com on Thursday for first round winners and semifinal Fan-Tasy matchups.

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No. 3 Bryn Mawr (Md.) Mawrtians (15-2)

No. 6 Vero Beach (Fla.) Fighting Indians (22-2)

  • LM National Rank: 3
  • LM Mid-Atlantic Regional Rank: 3

Bryn Mawr never got a second shot at McDonogh in the IAAM tournament after the Mawrtians — led by six senior Division I recruits, including Nancy Dunbar (Northwestern) and Kassandra Bowling (Georgetown) — were upset by Maryvale Prep (Md.) in the semifinals. But Bryn Mawr's second straight 15-win campaign included wins against St. Anthony's (N.Y.) and Garden City (N.Y.).

  • LM National Rank: 8
  • LM South Regional Rank: 1

The Fighting Indians took their seventh straight state championship with a 22-6 defeat of Bishop Moore (Fla.) in the FHSAA finals, extending their winning streak against in-state opponents to 93 games. Mackenzie Smith (Vanderbilt) and Co. showed they could play with anyone in the country, topping St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) 12-11 and losing to McDonogh (Md.) — like everyone else — 15-5.

Voting has ended. Thanks for participating and check back to LaxMagazine.com on Thursday for first round winners and semifinal Fan-Tasy matchups.
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No. 4 St. Anthony's (N.Y.) Friars (16-1)

No. 5 Century (Md.) Knights (18-1)

  • LM National Rank: 4
  • LM Northeast Regional Rank: 1

The Friars won their fifth straight CHSAA Class AA championship, topping Sacred Heart Academy (N.Y.) 19-12 in the title game. St. Anthony's — paced by senior midfielder Annie Heagerty (Georgetown) — only loss of the season came against Bryn Mawr (Md.), 15-7, in the Maryland-New York Challenge.

  • LM National Rank: 5
  • LM Mid-Atlantic Regional Rank: 4

After reaching the state championship for the ninth time in the school's 10-year history, Century won its sixth state title — and third in the last four years — with a 12-9 victory over Queen Anne's (Md.). The Knights, which didn't start the year in the Mid-Atlantic preseason top-10, suffered their only loss against McDonogh (Md.), 15-8.

Voting has ended. Thanks for participating and check back to LaxMagazine.com on Thursday for first round winners and semifinal Fan-Tasy matchups.

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