1. Carondelet (Calif.), 17-3
Season Complete: The Cougars avenged an earlier season loss to former No. 1 Amador Valley by knocking off the Dons 9-7 in overtime for the North Coast Section Division I girls’ lacrosse championship. Carondelet loses some top players to graduation but the program has enough depth to make another run next season.
2. Amador Valley (Calif.), 21-2
Season Complete: The Dons fell short in their bid for the North Coast Section Division I girls’ lacrosse championship by losing to top-ranked Carondelet 9-7 in overtime. Coach Bob Mezeul developed one of the top programs on the entire West Coast and will reload for another run next season.
3. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 16-2
Season Complete: The Bruins won their 10th Colorado state championship with a 20-10 victory over Centaurus (Colo.). Cherry Creek has advanced to all 16 state championship games since the sport was sanctioned in Colorado.
4. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 18-2
Season Complete: The Mavericks had another impressive season with 12 consecutive victories. La Costa Canyon ended the year by winning the San Diego Section Open Division championship with a 12-5 victory over Coronado (Calif.).
5. Centaurus (Colo.), 15-3
Season Complete: The Warriors ended the most successful run in program history with a 20-10 loss to reigning power Cherry Creek in the Colorado state championship game. Still, Centaurus has established itself in the top echelon of West Coast lacrosse.
6. Air Academy (Colo.), 15-2
Season Complete: The Kadets beat Chaparral 15-11 to advance to the state semifinals. However, Air Academy lost to eventual champion Cherry Creek in the state semifinals.
7. Los Alamitos (Calif.), 19-2
Season Complete: The Griffins finished the season unbeaten in California, and suffered their only loss to 2012 Colorado state champion Air Academy (Colo.). Los Alamitos continued its dominance in the post-season and won its fifth consecutive US Lacrosse Southern Section South Division title with a 15-12 victory over Beckham and then beat Agoura in the Southern Section finals.
8. Coronado (Calif.), 17-4
Season Complete: The Islanders ended another solid season. Coronado advanced to the San Diego Section Open Division finals where it fell to a tough La Costa Canyon team, ending a four-game winning streak.
9. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 15-3
Season Complete: The Raiders’ successful season came to an end with a 16-15 loss to Centaurus in the state semifinals. However, Regis Jesuit remains one of the top teams in the region and handed Cherry Creek its only in-state loss in the regular season.
10. Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.), 19-1
Season Complete: The Gators closed out one of their best seasons in program history. Sacred Heart Prep was co-champs of the West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division and handed Menlo (Calif.) its first league loss since 2007.