Girls lacrosse: Tampa Bay area report — April 8, 2024

Get the scoop on the Tampa Bay area girls lacrosse scene. We bring you a detailed rundown of the FHSAA rankings and the area district tournament schedules.

Latest FHSAA Rankings

The Florida High School Athletic Association released its latest girls lacrosse rankings that will determine playoff seedings and some postseason berths. The district winners in each region automatically qualify for the playoffs and secure a home playoff game in the region quarterfinals as long as they are playing a team with an at-large berth. The four at-large postseason berths in each region are determined strictly by the rankings. Here is the list of the top eight in regions that include area teams. Local ranked teams are in bold.

Class 2A, Region 3
1. Plant16-021.501
2. Bradenton Manatee14-020.341
3. Newsome11-215.964
4. Sickles14-313.574
5. Sarasota Riverview9-512.974
6. Steinbrenner8-49.815
7. Bloomingdale8-57.155
8. Palm Harbor University8-26.728
Locals in the mix: No. 10 Wharton (6-6)

Class 1A, Region 3
1. Bradenton Saint Stephen’s12-117.726
2. Community School of Naples9-415.310
3. Academy of the Holy Names10-413.963
4. Naples Gulf Coast10-310.248
5. St. Petersburg Catholic11-39.119
6. Northeast11-36.699
7. Naples10-46.142
8. Naples Barron Collier8-64.699
Local in the mix: Clearwater Central Catholic (10-4)

District schedules

Class 2A, District 9
Wednesday (quarterfinals)

No. 5 East Lake at No. 4 Wiregrass Ranch, 5

No. 7 Land O’ Lakes at No. 2 Wharton, 5

No. 6 Sunlake at No. 3 Mitchell, 5

Friday (semifinals)

East Lake-Wiregrass Ranch winner at No. 1 Steinbrenner, 5

Land O’ Lakes-Wharton winner vs. Sunlake-Mitchell winner, 5

April 15

Final, 5

Class 2A, District 10
Wednesday (quarterfinals)

No. 8 Largo at No. 1 Plant, 6

No. 5 Palm Harbor University at No. 4 Bloomingdale, 6

No. 7 Alonso at No. 2 Newsome, 6

No. 6 Durant at No. 3 Sickles, 6

April 15 (semifinals)

PHU-Bloomingdale winner vs. Largo-Plant winner, 6

Newsome-Alonso winner vs. Durant-Sickles winner, 6

April 18

Final, 6

Class 1A, District 9
Wednesday (quarterfinals)

No. 5 Calvary Christian at No. 4 Robinson, 5

No. 7 Freedom at No. 2 Northeast, 5

No. 6 Osceola at No. 3 Clearwater Central Catholic, 5

Friday (semifinals)

Calvary Christian-Robinson winner vs. No. 1 Academy of the Holy Names, 7

Northeast-Freedom winner vs. Osceola-CCC winner, 5

April 16

Final, 7

Class 1A, District 10
Wednesday (quarterfinals)

No. 8 Parrish Community at No. 1 Bradenton Saint Stephen’s, 7

No. 5 St. Petersburg at No. 4 Sarasota Out-of-Door, 7

No. 7 Boca Ciega at No. 2 St. Petersburg Catholic, 7

No. 6 Bradenton Christian at No. 3 Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, 7

April 15 (semifinals)

St. Petersburg-Out-of-Door winner vs. Parrish-Saint Stephen’s winner, 7

Bradenton Christian-Cardinal Mooney winner vs. Boca Ciega-SPC winner, 7

April 17

Final, 7