Top 10 Girls Lacrosse Coaches Poll (May 31): New Canaan is the new No. 1

The New Canaan girls lacrosse team celebrates after defeating Darien 10-8 for the FCIAC championship on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Norwalk.

The New Canaan girls lacrosse team celebrates after defeating Darien 10-8 for the FCIAC championship on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Norwalk.

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For the first time this season, we have a new No. 1 in the Connecticut Girls Lacrosse Coaches Poll.

New Canaan’s 10-8 victory over Darien for a second straight FCIAC championship propelled the Rams into the top spot, just one point ahead of the Blue Wave. The rivals have split two games this season, with Darien winning during the regular season.

The vote was razor-thin, with New Canaan taking seven first-place votes and scoring 124 points and Darien taking six first-place votes and scoring 123. The teams are on opposite sides of the Class L bracket, so a third meeting would not take place until the state final.

The rest of the top five remained the same with No. 3 Wilton, No. 4 Guilford, the SCC champion for a third straight year, and No. 5 Ridgefield.

New Fairfield, which defeated Weston 9-6 in the SWC final, jumped three spots to No. 6, with Weston dropping to No. 9.

TEAM

REC

PTS

LAST

1. New Canaan (7)

17-2

124

2

2. Darien (6)

17-1

123

1

3. Wilton

14-4

104

3

4. Guilford

17-1

91

4

5. Ridgefield

13-5

78

5

6. New Fairfield

15-3

58

9

7. Greenwich

9-4

50

7

8. Newtown

15-2

38

6

9. Weston

17-2

33

8

10. Staples

9-8

12

10

Dropped out: None

Others receiving votes: Cheshire (13-6) 3

The following coaches voted: Sean Cole, Canton; Dan Warburton, Cheshire; Meg Cersosimo, Conard; Phil Schneider, East Lyme; Kris Cofiell, Glastonbury; Tara Clough, Greenwich; Steve Coppock, Joel Barlow; Kristin Woods, New Canaan; Maura Fletcher, Newtown; Lori Connelly, North Branford; Danielle McCauley, Pomperaug; Meredith Meyran, Wilton.

Poll compiled by: Phil Schneider, East Lyme.