Top 10 boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams, girls’ players to watch

Girls’ players to watch

Tess Chandler , Hopkinton: It would be hard to put a limit on expectations for the Boston College-bound midfielder’s senior year, based on her posting 200 goals over her first three seasons for the Hillers.

Amy Cunningham , Wayland: The speedy junior is coming off a pair of electric seasons as the Warriors continue to improve.

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Eliza Guild , Lincoln-Sudbury Regional: The Harvard-bound junior midfielder is a threat from crease to crease, as the Warriors will look for her to fill multiple holes created by the departure of last year’s historic graduating class.

Annee O’Connor , Needham: The Rockets’ goalie, who is committed to Division 1 Winthrop University as a junior, has gotten faster and stronger, and become more of a presence with the ball on transition.

Kristin Wilder and Kaitlyn Wilder , Framingham: While senior Kaitlyn has been a force, sophomore sister Kristin is coming off a breakout season as the Flyers hope to get out to a quicker start this spring than their 3-5 beginning a year ago.

Top 10 boys’ teams

(Final 2012 record)

1. Needham (16-6)

2. Lincoln-Sudbury (16-6)

3. Concord-Carlisle (22-0)

4. Wellesley (20-4)

5. Dover-Sherborn (19-4)

6. Medfield (16-4)

7. Algonquin Regional (22-2)

8. Acton-Boxborough

9. Franklin (16-5)

10. Framingham (12-6)

Top 10 girls’ teams

(Final 2012 record)

1. Needham (22-2)

2. Lincoln-Sudbury (23-2)

3. Medfield (18-5)

4. Hopkinton (16-5-2)

5. Framingham (12-9-1)

6. Westborough (15-4)

7. Algonquin (21-2)

8. Wayland (15-5-1)

9. Natick (18-4-1)

10. Wellesley (12-8)

Quote of the week

Deb DeJesus, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional girls’ coach:
‘You can always score on fastbreaks and things like that; it’s usually defense that’s slower to develop early on. But with all the snow and everything, transition is going to come along slower than anything.’

Jason Mastrodonato