Darien's Chloe Humphrey ranked nation's No. 1 senior by Inside Lacrosse

Darien's Chloe Humphrey (2) cuts between Wilton's Morgan Breakey (7) and Ashleigh Masterson (26) during the Class L girls lacrosse semifinals in Greenwich on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Darien's Chloe Humphrey (2) cuts between Wilton's Morgan Breakey (7) and Ashleigh Masterson (26) during the Class L girls lacrosse semifinals in Greenwich on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

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Darien’s Chloe Humphrey is the nation’s top-ranked high school senior on the Inside Lacrosse Women’s Class of 2023.

Humphrey, an attacker, will play at defending NCAA national champion North Carolina next year

Her older sisters are playing Div. I lacrosse as well. Nicole is a senior midfielder for the Tar Heels, and Ashley is a red shirt sophomore attacker at Stanford.

The Blue Wave has three players ranked in the top 20 of the Inside Lacrosse list, with defender Kaci Benoit at No. 13 and midfielder Ryan Hapgood at No. 17. Benoit will play for Syracuse and Hapgood will play for Dartmouth.

Humphrey, a GametimeCT All-State first team selection last spring, had been highlighted on the Inside Lacrosse 2023 Watch List in December.

Inside Lacrosse said “Her skillset is next-level and her competitive nature, coupled with her knack for making things happen seemingly at will, set her apart on the field when the game is on the line. Even with the All-America depth the Tar Heels currently possess, you have to imagine the UNC staff is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Humphrey in Chapel Hill.”

Humphrey led Darien with 74 goals and 26 assists for an even 100 points last spring, helping the Wave go 20-2 overall and 15-0 during the regular season. The Blue Wave was the runner-up in the FCIAC and CIAC Class L.

She was a USA Lacrosse/CHSCA All-American and was named to the All-FCIAC first team.

David.Stewart@hearstmediact.com; @dstewartsports