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Canton just finishes outside final girls lacrosse top 10 poll

Lacrosse stickCANTON – For the first time this year, the Canton High girls lacrosse team got votes in the state coaches top 10 poll.

The Warriors, who went 18-3 and won their first Class S championship, finished ranked No. 11 in the final poll of the season with 10 votes. The only top 10 team Canton played this year was No. 3 Fairfield Warde and the Mustangs handed Canton their first loss of the season, 10-6 in late April.

Darien, who won the Class L championship for the fourth consecutive season, was ranked the top team in the state and received all 12 first place votes. Dariel also finished No. 6 in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine national poll. The Blue Wave was the only Connecticut team in the national top 25 poll.

2016 state coaches poll
Final, June 13, 2016
Team                     Rec.     Pts    LW
1. Darien (12)          21-1-1   120     1

2. New Canaan       19-4      108     2
3. Fairfield Warde  14-6-1   76    10
4. Wilton                  10-10    65     7
5. Conard                15-3       63     5
t6. Daniel Hand     18-3      53     4
t6. Greenwich        14-7       53     6
8. Joel Barlow       19-3       48     nr
9. Ridgefield          16-3-1    47     3
10, Glastonbury    11-7        18     8
Others receiving votes: Canton (18-3) 10
Coaches voting: Kris Cofiell, Glastonbury; Sean Cole, Canton; Tom Davis, Fairfield Warde; Steve Jewett, Guilford; Lisa Lindley, Darien; Jeff Manaresi, Farmington; Meredith Meryan, Wilton; Phil Schneider, East Lyme; Kevin Siediecki, Hand; Dee Stephan, Lewis Mills; Dan Warburton, Cheshire; Kristin Woods, New Canaan; Terri Ziemnicki, Granby

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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