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CHSAA/Independent Top 5 (as of May 7)

St. Anthony's High School varsity girls lacrosse teammates,

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1. St. Anthony's (12-1) Nothing unexpected here. The Friars beat league opponents Our Lady of Mercy and Kellenberg last week. Chrissy Schreiber and Annie Heagerty each had five goals and two assists in a win over the Firebirds. St. Anthony's is ranked third in the country by LaxPower and has outscored its opponents 184-70.

2. Sacred Heart (14-1) Similar week for the Spartans, who beat Kellenberg...

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Girls on Fire: Nassau, CHSAA & IPPSAL Players of the Week

St. Anthony's High School #24 Annie Heagerty, left,

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Annie Heagerty, St. Anthony's She had five goals and two assists in the Friars' 14-9 win over Garden City on Saturday. Heagerty scored two goals in the first minute, helping set the tone and take control early. She had three goals and an assist in each of the two games (John Carroll and Sacred Heart) - both wins - before that showdown. Kerri Baum, Bellmore JFK The junior had 13 points, including...

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CHSAA/Independent Top 5 (as of April 30)

Sacred Heart's Maggie Comiskey moves the ball against

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1. St. Anthony's (9-1) The Friars had about as good a week as is possible, coming off the crushing loss to Maryland's Bryn Mawr. St. Anthony's beat John Carroll (Md.), handled CHSAA archrival Sacred Heart, and topped Garden City - all nationally-ranked teams - last week. Annie Heagerty totaled 15 points and Tori Holland made 36 saves in the wins. St. Anthony's is now ranked third in the LaxPower...

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CHSAA/Independent Top 5 (as of April 22)

St. Anthony's Kasey Behr.

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1. St. Anthony's (7-1) The Friars lost to Baltimore's Bryn Mawr, 15-7, on Saturday in the New York-Maryland Challenge. They bounced back on Sunday with a 13-3 win over John Carroll (Md.) in which Darcy Messina and Annie Heagerty each scored three goals and Tori Holland made 13 saves. St. Anthony's has another tough week ahead, facing Sacred Heart and Garden City.

(Useless note: Bryn Mawr's...

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CHSAA/Independent Top 5 (as of April 15)

Sacred Heart's Nina Corcoran and Aileen Carey operate

1. St. Anthony's (5-0) The Friars keep it movin'. They defeated St. John the Baptist, 18-4, on Friday and improved to 4-0 in league. St. Anthony's, ranked fourth in the country by ESPN Rise (and third in LaxPower's most  recent poll), will face its toughest challenges in the coming weeks. They'll play No. 3 Bryn Mawr (Md.) at noon Saturday in the New York-Maryland Challenge at St. Paul's School...

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CHSAA/Independent Top 5 (as of April 8)

St. Anthony's Anne Heagerty is defended by Chatham's

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1. St. Anthony's (4-0) Another challenge, another victory. The Friars topped Chatham of New Jersey, 16-12, on Saturday, and made it look easy at some points (St. Anthony's had a 12-4 lead early in the second half). Stephanie Paloscio had four goals and three assists, Maggie Bill added two goals and three assists, and Tori Holland made 11 saves for the Friars.

2. Sacred Heart (4-0) The Spartans...

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CHSAA/Independent Top 5 (as of April 1)

1. St. Anthony's (2-0) The Friars have started the season as well as could be expected. They beat Holy Trinity in the season opener and looked to be in mid-season form in Friday's 17-6 win over Manhasset. Annie Heagerty scored six goals, Stephanie Paloscio and Alexis Nicolia each added three, and Tori Holland made seven saves. St. Anthony's has another challenge on Saturday when Chatham visits from...

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CHSAA/Independent Top 5 (as of March 25)

St. Anthony's Maggie Bill looks to keep control

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1. St. Anthony's The Friars are coming off a season in which they won a third straight CHSAA Class AA title and finished the year ranked third in the nation. They begin league play on Wednesday, visiting Holy Trinity. 2. Sacred Heart (1-0) The Spartans opened the season with a 13-7 win at Cold Spring Harbor. Nina Corcoran had two goals and four assists, and Maeve Quinn scored three goals to lead...

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CHSAA/IPPSAL Top 5 (as of May 22)

St. Anthony's Lauren Schwalje (#7)

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1. St. Anthony's (15-2)The Friars will compete for a fourth straight CHSAA championship on Tuesday after beating Our Lady of Mercy, 16-6, on Saturday. Anne Heagerty, Alexis Nicolia and Kerrin Maurer each had three goals in the win. As well, St. Anthony's is getting healthy. Betsy Holland returned after missing two weeks with a concussion and Lauren Schwalje, who has sat out with a sore back, is...

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CHSAA/Independent Top 5 (as of May 15)

1. St. Anthony's (13-2) - The Friars, now ranked No. 3 in the nation by LaxPower, finished up the regular season with a 19-14 win over Sacred Heart. Should history be a harbinger, that'll likely be the CHSAA final re-re-re-match.

2. Sacred Heart (14-5) - The Sparts had a nine-game win streak snapped against St. Anthony's. Sacred Heart, though, did have several impressive wins along the way...

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