Nike/US Lacrosse 2014 HS Preview: Northeast Region Girls
|Natalie Stefan and Manhasset anchor a New York-heavy Northeast Region after a Class B State Semifinal appearance last year. (Greg Schemitz)|
Lacrosse Magazine's Nike/US Lacrosse High School Preview features the preseason national Top 25 for both boys' and girls' (released Tuesday) and preseason regional Top 10s and Player of the Year Watch Lists for boys (Wednesday) and girls (Thursday) across the country.
Northeast Region Girls' Preseason Top 10
1. Manhasset (N.Y.)
The Indians reached the Class B state semifinals last season and are the favorite to win it all this year with Penn-bound Natalie Stefan and Harvard-bound Julia Glynn.
2. St. Anthony's (N.Y.)
A coaching change will be interesting to watch, but new coach Summer Ferraro should keep Kasey Behr (Virginia) and the Friars rolling.
3. Mount Sinai (N.Y.)
The Mustangs enter the season on a 20-game winning streak and were picked by coaches as the No. 2 public school team on Long Island.
4. Farmingdale (N.Y.)
The Dalers won their final six games en route to the Class A state championship. Six seniors are committed to Division I programs and primed for a repeat.
5. Bay Shore (N.Y.)
The Marauders lost just two games last season, including a one-goal loss to eventual Class A champ Farmingdale.
6. Garden City (N.Y.)
The Trojans' streak of seven straight state championships ended, but you never overlook Garden City.
7. Darien (Conn.)
The Blue Wave enters on a 19-game winning streak and as the defending Class L champion. Its only loss last season was in double overtime against Garden City.
8. New Canaan (Conn.)
The Rams lost just two games last season, both to rival Darien. With a solid group of returnees, the Rams will attempt to defend their Class M title.
9. Notre Dame (Mass.)
The defending Division I state champion enters the season on a 16-game winning streak, which included a win over traditional Massachusetts power Westwood.
10. Suffern (N.Y.)
The Mounties have dark-horse potential with most players back from a team that reached the Class A state semifinal last year.
Player of Year Watch List
M Kasey Behr, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)
D Sam Brescia, Farmingdale (N.Y.)
M Madison Crutchfield, St. Paul’s (N.H.)
A Shelby Fredericks, Babylon (N.Y.)
M Julia Glynn, Manhasset (N.Y.)
M Mackenzie Kent, Noble & Greenough (Mass.)
A Isabella O’Connor, Notre Dame (Mass.)
A Allie Pavinelli, Northport (N.Y.)
M Natalie Stefan, Manhasset (N.Y.)
M Emily Stein, Darien (Conn.)
A version of these regional breakdowns appears along with additional feature content in the March 2014 issue of Lacrosse Magazine. Join US Lacrosse today to start your subscription.