High School Lacrosse: Latest “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Girls Lacrosse Top 10” Features Amador Valley Ranked #1 Followed By Carondelet, Air Academy, Los Alamitos And La Costa Canyon


Nike US Lacrosse West Region High School Lacrosse Top 10

1. Amador Valley (Calif.), 16-1

The Dons have won 11 consecutive games since losing to St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.). Amador Valley has two regular season games remaining against Palo Alto and Foothill, Pleasanton.

2. Carondelet (Calif.), 11-3

The Cougars bounced back from a loss to top-ranked Amador Valley with four consecutive victories. Carondelet has two regular season games remaining before the playoffs.

3. Air Academy (Colo.), 13-1

The Kadets have allowed 10 or more goals just twice the entire season. Air Academy closed out the regular season with 12 consecutive victories. The Kadets also handed Cheyenne Mountain (Colo.) its first loss of the season with a 19-8 victory.

4. Los Alamitos (Calif.), 18-1

The Griffins completed the regular season on a seven-game winning streak. Los Alamitos closed out the regular season with a dominant 24-11 victory Mater Dei (Calif.) and will be a force in the state playoffs.

5. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 14-2

The Mavericks have put together nine consecutive victories to finish another stellar regular season. La Costa Canyon also picked up a huge 10-6 victory over Coronado.

6. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 13-2

The Raiders remain in the state title hunt and finished the regular season on a six-game winning streak. Regis Jesuit picked up major momentum heading into the state playoffs with a huge 13-10 victory over Cherry Creek (Colo.) in the final regular season game. Courtney Gielow (California) scored three goals for the Raiders, who handed Cherry Creek its only in-state loss.

7. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 12-2

Since a loss last month to Moorestown (N.J.), ranked No. 5 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Top 25 poll, the Bruins have established themselves as one of the favorites for a state title. Cherry Creek dropped its final regular season game to Regis Jesuit, but are battle-tested for the playoffs.

8. Centaurus (Colo.), 10-2

The Warriors rebounded from a loss to No. 3 Cherry Creek with victories over Thomson Valley and Kennedy. Centaurus has the depth and balance to make a deep run in the postseason.

9. Coronado (Calif.), 15-3

After falling to La Costa Canyon, the Islanders got victories over Serra (Calif.) and La Jolla (Calif.). Coronado closes out the regular season against Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) before regrouping for the playoffs.

10. Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.), 17-1

The Gators closed out one of its most successful regular seasons in the program’s history. Sacred Heart handed Menlo (Calif.) its first league loss since 2007 and was named co-champs of the West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division.

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