Girls Lacrosse

March 15, 2006

1. Mount Hebron -- Last season: 19-0, ranked No. 1 --Outlook: The pedestal still looks firm under the Vikings despite graduating a couple of All-Metro players. Look for them to keep adding to their 79-game winning streak and their nine-year string of state titles.

2. St. Mary's -- Last season: 17-5, No. 2 -- Outlook: The Saints lost only four players and return plenty of firepower to take a run at defending their IAAM A1 Conference title, as well as taking a shot at ending Mount Hebron's win streak.

3. Severn -- Last season: 12-4, No. 3 -- Outlook: The Admirals' one-goal, A1 Conference title loss to St. Mary's should fuel another fine season for the veteran squad.

4. Dulaney -- Last season: 18-3, No. 4 -- The Baltimore County champs have some rebuilding to do on defense, but the strength of their midfield and attack should have them in position for another state-title run.

5. Broadneck -- Last season: 15-4, No. 5 -- The Bruins dropped the Anne Arundel County title to Severna Park last season but got the last laugh in the regionals. With a talented veteran squad, the Bruins retain a slight edge.

6. Severna Park -- Last season: 14-4; No. 7 -- The Falcons came out on top of a competitive Anne Arundel County league and, with a solid returning core, they would like to add a regional title, too.

7. Notre Dame Prep -- Last season: 11-5, No. 8 --Always strong defensively, the Blazers have added some young talent to try to boost them to the A Conference crown they last won in 2003.

8. Bryn Mawr -- Last season: 11-7, No. 9 -- Balance all over the field and strong goaltending should keep the Mawrtians in the thick of an A Conference race that could be tighter than last year.

9. St. Paul's -- Last season: 16-2, No. 6 -- Despite losing a couple of All-Metro players, the Gators should remain in contention in the A Conference after returning 17 veterans.

10. McDonogh -- Last season: 17-2, No. 10 -- The Eagles made a big move last season as A2 Conference champs. Now they're ready to face the big guns in the loaded A Conference.

11. Glenelg -- Last season: 16-2, No. 11 -- Despite graduating seven starters, the defending Class 2A-1A state champs have a strong nucleus to challenge for another title.

12. Centennial -- Last season: 11-4, unranked -- The Eagles have no superstars, but they have a balanced lineup that could have them soaring in Howard County.

13. Chesapeake-AA -- Last season: 10-4, No. 15 -- The Cougars' success was a surprise last season, but it won't be this time.

14. John Carroll -- Last season: 10-8, No. 13 -- Look for the Patriots to rebuild quickly after graduating half their starters.

15. North Carroll -- Last season: 9-5, unranked --Talent and better team chemistry should have the Panthers rising in Carroll County.

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