McDonogh's girls lacrosse team, the five-time defending Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champion riding a 91-game winning streak, is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Nike/US Lacrosse High School Girls Lacrosse National Top 25, released Thursday.
Last season, the Eagles finished 22-0 and were ranked No. 1 in the country for the fourth straight time. They were No. 1 in The Baltimore Sun poll all season and coach Chris Robinson was the All-Metro Coach of the Year.
The Eagles open their season on March 19 at Vero Beach (Fla.), the preseason No. 12 team. In last season's opener, the Eagles defeated Vero Beach, 12-6.
Manhasset (N.Y.), which finished at No. 6 last year, is the No. 2 team followed by No. 3 Moorestown (N.J.) No. 4 Harriton (Pa.) and No. 5 Maryvale.
Other local teams in the poll include: No. 9 Bryn Mawr, No. 11 Marriotts Ridge (the defending state Class 3A/2A champion), No. 18 St. Paul's (the IAAM A Conference runner up) and No. 25 Notre Dame Prep.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun