Cape Cod and Islands Girls High School Lacrosse Rankings

The Cape and Islands girls lacrosse teams showed up and showed up this season.

They had the most representation in the 12-team MIAA state tournament. Three teams reached the round of 16 before their seasons ended.

Four teams finished with five or fewer losses, while nine teams finished their season at .500 or better.

Here are the latest Cape and Islands high school lacrosse rankings for the 2024 season.

*Records and past rankings are in parentheses.

1. Nantucket (22-1, 1)

The Whalers finished undefeated in the regular season and suffered their first loss of the season in the Div. 4 Round of 8 at home against No. 7 Norwell. The second-seeded Whalers defeated No. 15 Fairhaven 17-3 in the Round of 16 and shutout No. 34 Hampshire Regional. Nantucket was the Cape and Islands League Atlantic Division champion, led by MVP Bailey Lower. The Whalers scored at least 11 goals in 22 of their 23 games and defeated 18 of their opponents by double figures. They scored the most goals with 377 and conceded the fewest goals with 113 on the Cape and Islands. In addition to Lower, the Whalers had four other all-stars who contributed to Nantucket’s success in Maddie Lombardi, Mayson Lower, Claire Misurelli and Emerson Pekarcik. The good news is that three of these all-stars will be back for another year next season.

2. Sandwich (20-2, 2)

The Lady Knights only two losses this season came from the two teams that met in the Div. 4 state finals, Cohasset (Div. 4 champions) and Ipswich. Sandwich’s season ended on the road to Ipswich in the Round of 8. They defeated No. 12 Swampscott 16-10 in the Round of 16, and No. 28 Dennis-Yarmouth 17-2 in the Round of 32. Sandwich was the only other The Cape and Islands team scored more than 300 goals with 317, and allowed the second fewest goals with 131. They scored double-digit goals in 19 of 22 games, holding their opponents to single digits 17 of their 20 wins. Kyla Darmon, Kolbie Darmon, Quinn Anderson, Avery Cobban, Aubrie Schwager and Abi Kinney are some of the contributors to Sandwich.

3. Cape Cod Academy (15-5, 3)

The Seahawks were the third team to win the Div. 3 Round of 8. They defeated No. 39 Saint Bernard 16-3 in the round of 32, and No. 10 Ursuline Academy 15-1. They fell in the third round to No. 2 Newburyport, which reached the state championship game. When the Seahawks played well offensively, it usually resulted in a win. Cape Cod Academy scored at least 11 goals in all 15 wins, and scored in single figures in four of their five losses. The good news is that the Seahawks had four all-stars this season in Ella Bartolomei, Flynn Kayajan, Olivia Powers and Quinn Powers. The bad news is that they are all seniors and the Seahawks will look to other players to step up next season.

4. Falmouth (10-11, 5)

The Clippers were one of six Cape and Islands teams to make the Round of 16 (Div. 3), and one of four teams in the top 10. The No. 9 Clippers defeated No. 24 Pembroke 14-6 in the Round of 32, before falling to No. 8 Bedford on the road in the next round. Falmouth scored at least nine goals in all their wins. Jordan DiPietro, Kinleigh Mohan and Eleanor Ralston were selected as C&I All-Stars.

5. Nausea (11-9, NR)

Nauset started the season 5-1, but had one of the toughest schedules on the Cape and Islands, finishing 6-8. Despite this, the Warriors were just outside the top 10 with the 11th seed in Div. 3. They opened their postseason with a 17-3 win over No. 22 St. Mary’s, then fell to No. 6 Ashland in the round of 16. They scored at least 14 goals in nine of their eleven wins. The Warriors were led by senior trio All-Stars Gabby Foster, Julia Kipperman and Sienna Reeves.

6. Monomoy (12-8, NR)

The Sharks were one of the highest scoring teams on the Cape and Islands as they scored at least 10 goals in every win. That included a 10-6 win over No. 19 Tyngsborough in the round of 32. The No. 14 Sharks fell to the Div. in the round of 16. 4 State Champions No. 3 Cohasset. Monomoy had five senior All-Stars in Susannah Brown, Emma Burnie, Karah Deveau, Victoria Letendre and Karlie Monteiro.

7. Upper Cape (16-5, NR)

The Rams ended the regular season with an 8-4 victory over Shawsheen Valley Tech for the state sectional championship for the second straight season. Two days later, the Rams defeated the same Shawsheen Valley Tech (No. 35) team in the Div. 4 preliminary round matchup 14-9. They then fell to No. 3 Hannover in the round of 32, who made the Final Four. Alaina Hines, Adryanna Turner, Jessi Girouard, Caitlin Greeley, Hayley King and Hanna Guay were some of the key players for Upper Cape.

8. John Paul II (13-8, 4)

The Lions were the champions of the Cape and Islands Lighthouse Division, led by MVP Meah Dalrymple. The No. 20 Lions fell short in the round of 32 to No. 13 Dover-Sherborn. They also had four other All-Stars in Lili Crofford, Mia Curley, Sophie Philbrick and Charlotte Sturgis, only one of whom was a senior.

9. Martha’s Vineyard (10-10, NR)

The Vineyarders were the last team to post a playoff win when they defeated No. 37 Greater New Bedford 10-2 in the preliminary round. They fell to No. 5 Foxborough in the round of 32. Alison Dyke, Charlotte Scott and Samantha Warren were some of the leaders for the Vineyarders.

Honorable mention

Barn stable (10-8)

The No. 30 Red Hawks opened their postseason against a top-five team in No. 3 Lincoln-Sudbury. The two Cape and Islands all-stars Chloe Egan and Alyssa McEneaeny led the Red Hawks.

Mashpee (6-13)

The No. 31 Falcons were upset at home in their preliminary to No. 34 Hampshire Regional. The Falcons scored double figures in each win.

Dennis-Yarmouth (6-12)

The No. 28 Dolphins fell to Cape opponent No. 5 Sandwich in the first round. Ariana Corso, Tessa Hinds and Carolyn O’Keefe were the All-Stars who led DY all season.

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