6a00d835795ab169e201bb0a052219970dA big day for Kentucky Girls High School Lacrosse has arrived.  Saturday, May 11th, is the day when the two Girls High School Lacrosse Leagues overlap with their league tournaments.

These are the last tournaments for the two independent leagues.  In 2025 the Kentucky High School Athletic Association will hold its first Girls High School state championship.

The Commonwealth League Championship and All-Star game will be held at 11:30am at the athletic field of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.  Lexington Sayre School is playing Bowling Green High School.  Officials for both games are Miranda Bingham, Nick Franchino, Grace Goodbarn, Ala Hassan, and Steve Ranft.

The Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League begins its league post-season play with the tournament quarter finals on Saturday at four locations and times.  The eight teams participating in the quarter finals are the Champions and Runners-Up of the four regions in the league.  

The teams, locations, times, and officials for 11 May are:

  • South Oldham High School @ Louisville Eastern High School - 10:00am at Eastern HS; Kristen Eguren, Mary Cooksey, Gretchen Harris
  • Louisville Assumption High School @ Louisville Collegiate School - 1:30pm at Collegiate; Laurel Grandinetti, Amber Lynch, Gretchen Harris
  • Louisville DuPont Manual High School @ Louisville Sacred Heart Academy - 1:30pm at Sacred Heart; Matt Sallee, Hallie Bray, John Slider
  • Christian Academy of Louisville @ Kentucky Country Day School - 5:30pm; Hallie Bray, Matt Sallee, Bob Holthouser

Commonwealth Lacrosse League and Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League Cancelled through 12 April 2020

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The Commonwealth Lacrosse League and the Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League have cancelled all games until 12 April 2020.  These leagues follow the policies of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and the school systems where teams are located.

Games are also cancelled for the Middle School leagues in Kentucky until 12 April 2020.

League administrators will determine at a later date when or if the season will resume.

Umpires should maintain their blocks on Arbiter.  In order to be proactive umpire assignments will be made for the remaining scheduled games.  Rescheduling of games is yet to be determined; but if the season remains, priority will be given to district games.

Umpires should do what they can to maintain their skills and conditioning.

Kentucky Country Day Repeats as KSLL Girls Lacrosse State Champions

LAX SticksThe 2018 Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse Leaague Girls Lacrosse State Championship Game was held on Thursday, May 17, at Assumption Green.  Kentucky Country Day School defeated Sacred Heart Academy to repeat as KSLL champions.

The season ended with the following schools as the top five ranked programs according to LAXPower RPI rankings:

  1. Eastern High School, Louisville, Kentucky (KSLL) 21-4, .6776 RPI (90th nationally)
  2. Kentucky Country Day School, Louisville, Kentucky (KSLL) 21-5, .6730 RPI (100th nationally)
  3. Sacred Heart Academy, Louisville, Kentucky (KSLL) 23-4, .6539 RPI (164th nationally)
  4. Mercy Academy, Louisville, Kentucky (KSLL)
  5. Woodford County Club Team, Versailles, Kentucky (CL)
  6. Notre Dame Academy, Covington, Kentucky, (KSLL)
  7. duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky (KSLL)
  8. Ballard High School, Louisville, Kentucky (KSLL)
  9. South Oldham High School, Crestwood, Kentucky (KSLL)
  10. Louisville Collegiate School, Louisville, Kentucky (KSLL)

Final Four Set for the 2018 KSLL Championship

LAX SticksThe final four teams are set for the KSLL Championship.  The semi-finals are to be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Assumption Green Athletic Field starting at 5:30pm.  The winners of these two games will meet on Thursday, May 17, 2018, also at Assumption Green at 6pm for the championship game.

One semi-final is Mercy Academy (KSLL District 2 Runner-Up with an 8-5 record)* v. Kentucky Country Day School (District 3 Champion, 19-5). The other semi-final is Eastern High School (District 3 Runner-Up, 21-3) v. Sacred Heart Academy (District 2 Champion, 22-3).

The final four teams are also the top four teams ranked by RPI in the state.

  1. Eastern High School - .6904 RPI, #62 in the nation**
  2. Kentucky Country Day School - .6635 RPI, #129 in the nation
  3. Sacred Heart Academy - .6500 RPI, #177 in the nation
  4. Mercy Academy - .6046 RPI, #418 in the nation

Notes: * All statistics are from LAXPower. **There are 3,454 High School Girls Lacrosse teams in the nation ranked by LAXPower.

KSLL 2018 District Tournaments - May 7, 8, 9

The 2018 Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League District Tournaments will be played on May 7, 8, and 9.  Please contact your local coach for locations and times.

Based on current information the following are the seedings and scheduled games for the first round. The district champions and runners-up qualify for the eight-team state tournament.

District 1

Male (4) v. Presentation (5) @ Collegiate (Monday)

Collegiate (1) v. Male/Presentation @ Collegiate (Tuesday 5:30pm)

Manual (2) v. Ballard (3) @ Collegiate (Tuesday 7:00pm)

District 2

Sacred Heart (1) v. Atherton @ Mercy (Monday)

Mercy (2) v. Assumption @ Mercy (Monday)

District 3

Kentucky Country Day (1) v. ML Collins (4) @ Christian Academy (Monday)

Eastern (2) v. Christian Academy (3) @ Christian Academy (Monday)

District 4

South Oldham (1) v. North Oldham (4) @ Notre Dame (Monday)

Oldham (2) v. Notre Dame (3) @ Notre Dame (Monday)

Team and Conference Rankings as of 30 April 2018

LAX SticksAs of 30 April 2018 the following teams are the top five of the 32 teams in Kentucky based on the LaxPower RPI:

  1. Eastern High School (ranked 51st nationally)
  2. Sacred Heart Academy
  3. Kentucky Country Day School
  4. Louisville Collegiate School
  5. South Oldham High School

Teams in Kentucky are organized into two conferences or leagues, or they are independent.  These groupings are ranked by average RPI as follows:

  1. Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League (17 teams) - average RPI of .5336
  2. Independent (6 teams) - average RPI of .4483
  3. Commonwealth League (9 teams) - average RPI of .4363

The KSSL teams are further organized into districts.  So the "conferences" within Kentucky are ranked as follows:

  1. KSLL District 3 - average RPI of .5704 - teams in eastern Jefferson County and Shelby County
  2. KSLL District 4 - average RPI of .5326 - teams in Oldham County and Kenton County
  3. KSLL District 2 - average RPI of .5312 - teams in southeastern Jefferson County
  4. KSLL District 1 - average RPI of .5022 - teams in central Jefferson County
  5. Independent - average RPI of .4483 - some teams in and around Lexington, one team in Bowling Green, one team in Louisville
  6. CL - average RPI of .4363 - some teams in and around Lexington, one team in Elizabethtown, one team in Northern Kentucky

Area High School and NCAA/NAIA College Rankings - 11 April 2018

Lacrosse Ball in Stick (3)Area teams (high school and college) are enjoying successes according to the RPI by PowerLAX as of 11 April 2018.

Listed in the top 100* (out of 3474 high school teams in the nation) are the following Kentucky teams:

  • 9th Eastern High School (Middletown)
  • 44th Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville)
  • 72nd Ballard High School (Louisville)

The top five ranked* teams by RPI in Kentucky are:

  1. Eastern High School (Middletown)
  2. Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville)
  3. Ballard High School (Louisville)
  4. duPont Manual High School (Louisville)
  5. South Oldham High School (Crestwood)

Note *: High school teams must have reported 5 or more games in order to be ranked according to RPI.

The University of Louisville is currently ranked 40th nationally among the 115 NCAA D1 teams.

The following area teams are ranked in the top 25 nationally among the 141 NCAA D1 and NAIA teams:

Center College in Danville, Kentucky, is the highest nationally ranked NCAA D3 area team at 33rd out of 286.


Kentucky High School Teams Ranked in Top 100 in the Nation

LAX SticksAs of Spring Break 2018, Kentucky High Schools have several teams ranked in the Top 100 in the nation according to the RPI at LaxPower.  There are 714 high school teams currently listed (as of 4 April 2018).  A minimum of 5 games must be reported for a team to be ranked.

Here are the Kentucky teams:

5. Eastern High School (Louisville, KY)

23. Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY)

39. Ballard High School (Louisville, KY)

63. duPont Manual High School (Louisville, KY)

81. South Oldham High School (Crestwood, KY)