ESPNHS is counting down to the girls ESPNHS 100 by naming the top 25 players at each position, expanding from last year's top 20 players.
The Top 25 is our selections for the best players at each position and will be released every Wednesday until Nov. 30. Wrapping up our girls coverage will be our choices for the Top 100 seniors and Top 50 juniors.
Today we focus on the midfielders.
1. Taylor Cummings, McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.), Maryland
Last season, Cummings was a US All-American, ESPNHS First team All-American and was named Baltimore Sun's 2011 Female Athlete of the Year. Last summer Cummings represented Baltimore at the Under Armour Underclassmen games.
2. Madison Acton, Lincoln-Sudbury (Sudbury, Mass.), Duke
Acton playing for the US Under-19 team this past summer is the cherry on top of many other accolades the senior has received throughout her four years at Lincoln-Sudbury. Acton has played all four seasons for the Warriors compiling 155 goals and 84 assists. The junior was named US All-American, ESPNHS All-American Honorable Mention and 2011 Boston Globe All-Scholastic last season.
3. Kayla Treanor, Niskayuna (Niskayuna, N.Y.), Syracuse
Treanor helped bring home the gold medal as a US Under-19 representative this past summer in Germany. The Niskayuna senior was also a 2011 US All-American.
4. Erica Bodt, John Carroll (Bel Air, Md.), Syracuse
Bodt was named Baltimore Sun First Team All-Metro this past spring and was named ESPNHS All-American Honorable Mention. The John Carroll senior earned All-IAAM Conference honors after totaling 68 draw controls, 38 goals, 28 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers. Bodt played for Baltimore at Under Armour Underclassmen games.
5. Brooke Boyd, St. Paul's (Brooklandville, Md.), Virginia
Boyd was the ESPNHS No. 1 junior last year and is a two-time (2010, 2011) Baltimore Metro First team selection for the Women's Division National Tournament. The senior was selected as an IAAM A Conference All-Star last season.
6. Dene' DeMartino, Eastport-South Manor (Manorville, N.Y.), Johns Hopkins
The senior middie was named an alternate on the US Under-19 team. DeMartino was was tabbed US-All American and an ESPNHS All-American Honorable Mention selection.
7. Sammy Jo Tracy, Fox Lane (Bedford, N.Y.), North Carolina
The Fox Lane middie was named to the US Under-19 team, and is a two-time All American. Tracy also made the 2010 New York State Final All Tournament Team.
8. Claire Scarrone, Rumson-Fair Haven (Rumson, N.J.), Duke
Scarrone made an impact in 2011 as the middie was named a US and ESPNHS All-American Honorable Mention. Scarrone was First Team All-Shore for the second year in a row. The future Blue Devil was also on the ESPNHS radar this time a year ago as she was named ESPN Top 25 Juniors on the Rise.
9. Katrina Geiger, Haverford (Haverford, Pa.), Loyola
Geiger was named a 2011 US Lacrosse All-American, ESPNHS All-American Honorable Mention, First team All-Delaware County and First Team All-Central League. Geiger made the All-PhillyLacrosse.com team as the senior scored 91 goals last year.
10. Sarah Mannelly, New Canaan (New Canaan, Conn.), Boston College
Mannelly was named the 2011 Hudson Valley girls lacrosse player of the year. The 2011 US-All American had a great junior season totaling 108 points (61 goals, 47 assists), 62 caused turnovers, 46 draw controls and 33 ground balls.The New Canaan senior was also named First team All-FCIAC.
The Next Fifteen
11. Christina Esposito, West Babylon (West Babylon, N.Y.), Northwestern
12. Taylor Gait, Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.), Syracuse
13. Kelly Boyd, St. Paul's (Brooklandville, Md.), Virginia
14. Kelly Cross, Upper Dublin (Fort Washington, Pa.), Syracuse
15. Michele Phillips, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.), Notre Dame
16. Mary Alati, Glen Ridge, (Glen Ridge, N.J.), Virginia
17. Maddy Aldave, St. Paul's (Brooklandville, Md.), Johns Hopkins
18. Jaclyn Leto, Chatham (Chatham, N.J.), Dartmouth
19. Kristen Bandos, Academy of Notre Dame (Villanova, Pa.), Georgetown
20. Maeve Flaherty, Staples (Staples, Conn.), Brown
21. Steph Toy, Moorestown (Moorestown, N.J.), Notre Dame
22. Emma Lazaroff, Centaurus (Lafayette, Colo.), Duke
23. Jessica Thon, Victor (Victor, N.Y.), Virginia Tech
24. Meredith Abrahamson, Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.), Marquette
25. Heather Harman, Milton (Milton, Ga.), Penn State