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Monday, April 30, 2012
Notre Dame (H) No. 1 in latest girls lax poll

By Brendan Hall

We updated our statewide MIAA Top 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll this afternoon, and by unanimous decision we have a new No. 1.

Notre Dame of Hingham jumps up to the top spot from No. 5, after beating previous No. 1 Lincoln-Sudbury last week. It's the first time a team unhinged to a conference has taken the top spot in the poll (NDA currently plays an independent schedule).

This also marks a the first time in any poll in the history of ESPN Boston's High Schools section that we've had two teams coached by members of the same family take over the top spot in the same season. Leslie Frank's Westwood squad was the preseason No. 1 on ESPN Boston's poll; the Notre Dame Cougars are coached by Frank's daughter, Meredith.

L-S slides one spot to No. 2 with the loss to NDA. Rounding out the top five are Westwood (3), Needham (4) and Westborough (5). Returning to the poll this week are North Andover (21) and Bishop Fenwick (23).

NOTE: Monday's games were not accounted for in today's poll.

As always, let us know how we're doing in the comments section below, or by emailing Brendan Hall at bhall@espnboston.com.