Preseason Top 15

Girls Lacrosse

March 20, 2002

1. Mount Hebron

Last season: 17-1-1, ranked No. 1

The juggernaut rolls on. Coming in May: State championship No. 10.

2. Maryvale

Last season: 15-1, No. 3

Forget about the stumble after an initial 15-0 blitz. The Lions are still a notch above the field in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference.

3. Bryn Mawr

Last season: 16-3-2, No. 5

With another year of experience, last year's young group eagerly plots to reclaim the A Conference title it won in 2000.

4. Notre Dame Prep

Last season: 10-7, No. 2

Can the momentum of a turnaround season, eight straight wins and a stunning A Conference crown carry over?

5. Broadneck

Last season: 10-5, No. 10

Experience favors the Bruins as they aim to dethrone stalwarts Severna Park and Annapolis.

6. Roland Park

Last season: 17-2, No. 4

The A Conference runner-up graduated All-Metro Player of the Year Kelsey Twist but returns the experience and depth to stay in the hunt.

7. Liberty

Last season: 14-3, No. 8

No change on the Western front. Look for the Lions to continue their domination of Carroll County.

8. Severna Park

Last season: 16-3, No. 6

Two-time defending state Class 4A-3A champion faces a tough regional battle in its quest of a seventh state title.

9. St. Mary's

Last season: 11-5, No. 8

Will 13 seniors help the Saints overcome last year's breakdowns and challenge for the top of the A Conference?

10. Annapolis

Last season: 16-2, No. 6

The Panthers have a new attack, so defense could tell the tale as they strive to hold onto their Anne Arundel County title.

11. Hereford

Last season: 16-2, No. 12

The Baltimore County and 2A-1A state champion has a veteran cast set for an encore performance.

12. Severn

Last season: 14-5-1, No. 9

Can a strong defense hold off the A Conference powers and set the Admirals on a title course?

13. South River

Last season: 15-4, unranked

The route to the final four gets tougher for the 3A-2A finalist with Severna Park and Broadneck in its region, 4A-3A East.

14. Dulaney

Last season: 12-3, No. 15

A cohesive, balanced team (with six starters back) keeps the Lions in the Baltimore County race.

15. Mount de Sales

Last season: 14-7, unranked

Can the Sailors rebuild in time to move up in the A Conference?

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