Girls Lacrosse: Super 7, April 7

Springfield's Kate Ryan, pictured here in a game last spring, has helped guide the Cougars to a 5-0 start. TIMES STAFF/JULIA WILKINSON

Springfield’s Kate Ryan, pictured here in a game last spring, has helped guide the Cougars to a 5-0 start.


Check out our first Girls Lacrosse Super 7!

We think we figured out who the best teams are through the first two weeks of the lacrosse season. Not saying we have it down pat, but we’re sure it’s at least a semi-accurate ranking.

Don’t think so? Send your angry opinions to

1. Garnet Valley (7-0)

A one-year absence from the PIAA tournament is enough to motivate the Jaguars back to greatness. Their schedule stiffens beginning Tuesday as they face off with state champions Harriton and Springfield on Thursday night.

Players to Watch: Haley Warden, Emily Matthewson, Dana Davis and Sabrina Fusco.

2. Episcopal Academy (6-1)

The Churchwomen are vying for another Inter-Ac League and PAISSA state title. Who wants to stop them?

Players to Watch: Taryn Gallagher, Emma Rumbaugh and goalie Sydney

3. Springfield (5-0)

The defending Central League co-champions and district finalists are hungry for more. Thursday’s battle with Garnet Valley should be epic.

Standouts Aly Gormley, Taylor DeBernardi,  Kate Ryan, Autumn Spence

4. Radnor (5-1)

The Raiders are focused on returning to the PIAA championship game and, this time, winning it all. Their lone loss this season was to Garnet Valley. Big Central League game against Conestoga Tuesday afternoon

Standouts:  Kaelee Helms

5. Archbishop Carroll (6-1)

I’m led to believe the Patriots are once again pretty good.  After all, they’ve won 14 consecutive Catholic League titles, so they must be doing something right.

Standouts: Margaret Filipelli, Sophia Cuzzupe, Gabrielle Finley.

6. Agnes Irwin (6-1)

The Owls have a lot of helium right now (re: they’re about to burst with all that talent and potential). They ran out of steam against Inter-Ac juggernaut Episcopal last week,. but showed plenty of perseverance and picked up two wins Saturday at the St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Spring Fling over the weekend.

Standouts: Hannah Keating, Laura Pansini, Bridget Chakey.

7. Haverford High (4-1)

Outside of the Garnet Valley game (19-7) loss, the Fords have looked very impressive. The one-two punch of Jess Lyons and Mairead Janzer will keep you in a lot of games.

Standouts: Lyons, Janzer, Laura Winters.

Honorable Mention

Strath Haven (4-2)



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