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McDonogh girls lacrosse No. 1 in the nation

McDonogh's Taylor Cummings, pictured during the IAAM A Conference final against Roland Park in May, has been named National Player of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine. (Photo by Kitty R. Charlton/Patuxent Publishing)

McDonogh's girls lacrosse team was ranked No. 1 in the nation for 2011, and Eagles midfielder Taylor Cummings was named National Player of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine, US Lacrosse announced Wednesday.

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Coach Chris Robinson's team finished 19-0 this spring and has won 51 straight games. The Eagles defeated Roland Park, 18-17, to win their third straight IAAM A Conference title and polish off a second straight unbeaten season. They have not lost since April 2008 and were also ranked No. 1 in the nation by ESPN Rise.

Cummings, who has committed to Maryland, finished her junior year as the All-Metro Player of the Year and The Baltimore Sun's Female High School Athlete of the Year. A powerhouse on the draw, she scored 60 goals and had 15 assists last season, including the game-winning goal in the A Conference final.Other local teams to make the Top 25 include No. 13 Roland Park (15-6, No. 2 in The Sun's final poll), No. 14 Bryn Mawr (16-3, No. 3) and No. 18 Marriotts Ridge (18-1, No. 4), which won its first state championship in Class 3A-2A.

The full poll:

1. McDonogh (Md., 19-0)

2. Garden City (N.Y., 21-0)

3. St. Anthony's (N.Y., 16-2)

4. Ridgewood (N.J., 23-1)

5. Vero Beach (Fla., 22-0)

6. Good Counsel (Md., 19-2)

7. Northport (N.Y., 20-2)

8. Westwood (Mass., 22-0-1)

9. West Genesee (N.Y., 19-1)

10. Moorestown (N.J., 22-4)

11. Farmingdale (N.Y., 16-2)

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12. Loyola (Ill., 21-2)

13. Roland Park (Md., 15-6)

14. Bryn Mawr (Md., 16-3)

15. St. Stephen's and St. Agnes (Va., 31-2)

16. Mendham (N.J., 18-3)

17. Garnet Valley (Pa., 24-3)

18. Marriotts Ridge (Md., 18-1)

19. Milton (Ga., 19-1-1)

20. Hauppage (N.Y., 19-1)

21. Londonderry (N.H., 19-1)

22. Pittsford (N.Y., 21-1)

23. Cherry Creek (Colo., 19-1)

24. New Trier (Ill., 19-3)

25. St. Ignatius (Calif., 17-1)

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