ESPNHS unveils its preseason national "FAB 50" poll for girls lacrosse, and there are several local teams represented.
Defending Connecticut Class M champion Darien comes in at No. 23, with some high praise:
Darien is the defending Class M champ. It enters the 2012 season without losing much from last year's team. The Blue Wave had three freshman start on midfield last year: Dillion Schoen, Hollis Perticone and Emily Stein (Northwestern), who totaled 38 goals and 18 assists last season. ESPNHS Top 50 junior attacker Taylor Hardison and ESPNHS 100 top defensive midfielder Emily Tropsa (Gettysburg) lead the way in 2012.
Defending Massachusetts Division 1 state champ Westwood also comes in at No. 36 on the countdown, while Andover, Lincoln-Sudbury and Wilton (Conn.) were also receiving votes.
You can view the entire poll by clicking here.