Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys' Regional Top 10 Rankings

Every Tuesday during the high school lacrosse season, USA Lacrosse updates Regional Top 10 and National Top 25 rankings to reflect the results of the previous week.

Below are the Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ Regional Top 10 updates through games played June 4, not including the South Region, which finished its season. 

Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Rankings
National Boys' Top 25 | National Girls' Top 25
Northeast Boys' Top 10 | Northeast Girls' Top 10
Mid-Atlantic Boys' Top 10 | Mid-Atlantic Girls' Top 10
South Boys' Top 10
| South Girls' Top 10
Midwest Boys' Top 10
| Midwest Girls' Top 10
West Boys' Top 10
| West Girls' Top 10


1. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 12-1

The Friars were two goals away from a perfect season, a 16-15 loss to Haverford (PA) in their penultimate game the only thing keeping them from immortality. Still, it was an outstanding 2023 campaign, capped by a fourth straight CHSAA state title by beating rival Chaminade (N.Y.) for a second time this season. Owen Duffy led in a big way and secured his spot among the best ever to play at the South Huntington (N.Y.) powerhouse. Previous: 1

2. Brunswick (Conn.), 13-4

A 15-9 win over Salisbury School (Conn.) in the semifinals set up a Prep Nationals championship game against Lawrenceville (N.J.), a chance for the Bruins to avenge one of their previous three tight losses on the season and knock off the top-ranked team in the country. Brunswick (Conn.) led 12-9 in the fourth quarter, but suffered a stinging 14-13 double overtime defeat. Their four losses this season were by a combined five goals. Previous: 2

3. Manhasset (N.Y.), 19-1

The Indians captured a second straight Long Island Class C title, and 16th LI title in program history, defeating Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.), 11-6, at Stony Brook University Saturday. Cal Girard won 16 of 19 faceoffs, Jack Petersen had three goals and one assist, Aidan Haggerty had two goals and one assist and Liam Connor added a pair of goals for Manhasset (N.Y.), which takes on Rye (N.Y.) in the NYS ‘C’ semifinals at UAlbany on June 7. Previous: 5

4. Chaminade (N.Y.), 10-4

Three of the Flyers losses this year were by a combined four goals. The other goal was 17-11 to rival St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) in the CHSAA title game. Chaminade (N.Y.) ended the season on a high note, though, beating Manhasset (N.Y.) in the 14th Reg’s Rock Lacrosse Day for Heroes. In his final game for the Flyers before heading to Richmond, Gavin Creo had five goals, including the winner with 1:22 left in the fourth quarter. Previous: 4

5. Farmingdale (N.Y.), 17-3

Michael Ippoliti was a brick wall in the cage, making 14 saves, to help lead the Dalers to a 5-3 win over Northport (N.Y.) in the Long Island Class A championship game Saturday at Stony Brook University. Jake Norton scored two goals late and Brendan O’Keefe had one goal and one assist for Farmingdale (N.Y.), which faces Scarsdale (N.Y.) in the NYS ‘A’ semifinals June 7 at Albany. Previous: 6

6. Garden City (N.Y.), 16-4

The Trojans captured a 19th Long Island championship, and third in a row, defeating West Islip (N.Y.), 10-6, in the Class B final Saturday at Stony Brook. Andrew Ottomanelli scored three goals, Jack Archer had two goals and two assists and James Paisley added a pair of goals for Garden City (N.Y.), who will square off with Niskayuna (N.Y.) in the NYS ‘B’ semifinals June 7 at Albany. Previous: 7

7. Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.), 14-6

The Wildcats knocked off Mt. Sinai (N.Y.) 10-7 to win a 14th Suffolk championship before a season-ending 11-6 loss to Manhasset in the Long Island Class C championship game. Jaden Galfano made 14 saves, Liam Gregorek had three goals and Alec Gregorek had a pair of goals in the loss. Previous: 9

8. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 17-1

The Mustangs failed in their bid to win a third consecutive county championship, losing to Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) 10-7 in the Class C final. Nick Carretta had three goals, Cole Marala had two goals and one assist and Brayden Wilcken made 10 saves in the defeat. Previous: 3

9. Cheshire (Conn.), 15-3

Cheshire (Conn.) extended its winning streak to seven straight games, defeating Joel Barlow (Conn.) 19-7 in the CIAC Class M quarterfinals Saturday. Connor Atwater made 16 saves for the top-seeded Rams, who meet No. 4 Guilford (Conn.) in the semifinals June 7. Previous: 10

10. New Canaan (Conn.), 15-6

The Rams avenged a loss to Wilton (Conn.) in the FCIAC championship game by beating the Warriors, 8-2, in the CIAC Class L quarterfinals Saturday. Holden Busby made nine saves, Doster Crowell assisted on four of New Canaan’s first five goals and Ryan Connelly had four goals as New Canaan (Conn.) booked a spot in the CIAC semifinals for the first time since 2018. Previous: NR

— Dylan Butler

National Top 25s and Regional Top 10s updated every Tuesday


1. Lawrenceville (N.J.), 19-1

After doubling up Deerfield (Mass.) 16-8 in the National Prep Lacrosse Championships semifinals, the Big Red captured the tournament with a 14-13 double overtime win over defending champion Brunswick (Conn.). The Big Red trailed by three goals at halftime before rallying to force overtime. They lost only one game this season, in their second game of the year on the road at Boys’ Latin (Md.). Lawrenceville had six players with at least 28 goals and four players had 26 or more assists. Hunter Chauvette (82 points), Chris Mattia (79 points), Chuck Rawson (61 points) and DJ Clark (58 points) led the balanced attack. Robert Simone won 59 percent of his faceoffs. Timmy Piacentini stopped 59 percent between the pipes. Previous: 1

2. McDonogh (Md.), 17-1

The Eagles became just the third team in MIAA A Conference history to repeat as league champions with a 14-5 win over Calvert Hall (Md.). Brendan Millon scored five goals in the title game, Ben Firlie and Luke Miller each had hat tricks, McCabe Millon dished out a trio of assists, and Aiden Seibel made seven saves in front of a rock solid defense led by AJ Marsh. Miller also had two assists. McDonogh advanced to the title game with an 8-7 overtime win over Boys’ Latin (Md.). The Eagles’ only loss this year came at Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) in overtime. Previous: 2

3. Georgetown Prep (Md.), 16-2

The Hoyas finished the season on a 13-game winning streak capped by an unbeaten run through the IAC. Georgetown claimed the IAC championship with a 14-9 win over Landon (Md.) in the tournament final. Georgetown won its IAC games this year by more than nine goals per game on average. The Hoyas’ top wins this year came over Loyola-Blakefield (Md.), Gonzaga (D.C.), Bullis (Md.) and Landon (Md.). Previous: 3

4. St. John’s (D.C.), 15-3

The Cadets repeated as WCAC champions with a 9-5 win over Paul VI (Va.) on May 9. It was the eighth straight win for St. John’s, which bolted out to a 5-1 lead and never gave up the lead. St. John’s had significant wins over Boys’ Latin (Md.), Gonzaga (D.C.) and Bullis (Md.) during the regular season. St. John’s has all but four seniors expected back from among its starters. Previous: 4

5. Malvern Prep (Pa.) 16-7

The Friars made a big jump by avenging a pair of losses to Haverford (Pa.) with a 9-5 win for the Inter-Ac Tournament championship. Michael Ortlieb scored four times and added an assist. Ennis Udo scored a pair of goals and also had one assist. Chris Rabena had 13 saves in front of a defense that held Haverford to its lowest offensive output of the season. Billy Irish also had two points on a goal and assist, and AJ Nikolic provided a pair of assists. Malvern played one of the toughest schedules in the country. Previous: 5

6. Haverford (Pa.), 17-3

The top-seeded Fords fell to Malvern (Pa.) 9-5 in the Inter-Ac championship. Griff Meyer won 12 of 17 faceoffs in place of injured regular starter Ben McCarthy. Brendan Leary and Ryan DiRocco each finished with a goal and assist while Brody Murphy came up with 15 saves. Haverford was the only team to beat St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) this year. DiRocco posted 89 points to lead the offense. His brother, Aydan DiRocco, had 58 points and Brady O’Kane finished with 50 points. The Fords graduate five starters. Previous: 6

7. Calvert Hall (Md.) 11-6

The Cardinals fell in the MIAA A Conference championship, 14-5, to McDonogh. Wyatt Hottle and Ryan Botek both scored two goals and Shuey Kelly had a pair of assists. Calvert Hall defeated Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) 11-8 in the semifinals to reach the championship. The Cardinals came on strong down the home stretch of the season with six straight wins after a regular-season loss to McDonogh. Shuey Kelly paced the attack with 71 points on 33 goals and 38 assists. Hottle had 62 points (32G, 30A). Jackson Strickland won 67 percent of faceoffs. Bradly Johnson had 47 ground balls and regularly covered opponents’ top attacker. He anchored the defense along with Josh Hagy (41 GB). The Cardinals graduate nine senior starters. Previous: 7

8. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 12-6

The fifth-seeded Lakers rallied from a 4-0 deficit to come all the way back to force overtime before falling to top-seeded McDonogh, 8-7, in the MIAA A Conference semifinals. Jackson Walsh scored twice and assisted on a third goal. His second goal tied the game with 8:56 left in the fourth quarter. Dylan Cadigan made 10 saves, including several down the stretch of regulation. It’s the second year in a row that Boys’ Latin lost a semifinal one-goal heartbreaker to McDonogh. Boys’ Latin is the only team to beat Lawrenceville this year. Previous: 8

9. Loyola-Blakefield (Md.), 11-7

The third-seeded Dons fell to Calvert Hall, 11-8, in the MIAA A Conference semifinals despite holding early leads of 3-0 and 6-2. Mason Hill scored twice, and his second score pushed Loyola out to its four-goal advantage. Ty Bleach finished with a hat trick and Bennett Wright saved nine shots in goal for Loyola-Blakefield. It was the final game for coach Gene Ubriaco, who will be succeeded by Will Haus. Previous: 9

10. St. Mary’s (Md.) 14-5

The Saints return to the Top 10 after Radnor (Pa.) lost its district championship to Springfield-Delco (Pa.). The fourth-seeded Saints fell to Boys’ Latin in the MIAA A Conference quarterfinals after beating the Lakers 10 days earlier in the regular season. St. Mary’s won five straight heading into the MIAA playoffs. St. Mary’s opened the season with strong non-conference wins over Georgetown Prep, Paul VI (Va.) and La Salle (Pa.) and they crushed Calvert Hall in their conference regular-season opener, 13-3. Previous: NR

— Justin Feil


1. Culver Academy (Ind.), 17-3

The Eagles capped their impressive 2023 campaign by winning the Midwest Scholastic Lacrosse Association title (over Western Reserve Academy in overtime) and earning runner-up honors at the National Prep Lacrosse Championship (falling to The Hill Academy). Culver’s impressive season included wins over Boys Latin (Md.), Gonzaga (D.C.) and Kiski Academy (Pa.), as well as a series of dominant victories over its Midwest foes. Previous: 1

2. Brother Rice (Mich.) 18-2

The Warriors’ dominant start to the postseason continued as they shut out Romeo (Mich.) in the Region 6 title game, then doubled up on Brighton in the state quarterfinals. Next up for Brother Rice is Wednesday’s state semifinal against Clarkston (Mich.), which was also dominant in its quarterfinal win over Lake Orion (Mich.). Previous: 2

3. Dublin Jerome (Ohio), 22-1

Marek Tzagournis capped his record-setting Celtics career with five goals in their 12-10 state title game victory over St. Xavier (Ohio). His heroics included an assist to Darren Seikel to break a tie at seven, followed by two goals to give Dublin Jerome a three-goal lead (10-7) that held up. Beyond Tzagournis’ stellar performance, Brady Sestili and Carder Ungerott had two goals apiece and the Celtics were on the right side of the turnover count (20-10). Previous: 3

4. Wheaton Academy (Ill.) 23-1

Having started their program just a decade ago, the Warriors earned their first state title with a decisive victory over St. Viator (Ill.). Aiden Weisenborn scored six goals in the championship game as Wheaton Academy built an 8-1 lead after a quarter and took a 12-4 advantage into the half. Noah Miller added four goals and three assists for the Warriors. Previous: 10

5. Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.), 18-2

The Shamrocks blasted their way into a highly intriguing state semifinal against Hartland (Mich.) by shutting out Royal Oak (Mich.) in the Region 5 championship game and then doubling up on Grand Ledge (Mich.) in the semifinals. Previous: 5

6. Hartland (Mich.), 19-2

The Eagles’ attack was dominant this past week, scoring 21 goals apiece in the Region 3 championship game over Ann Arbor Pioneer (Mich.) and a state quarterfinal against Mona Shores (Mich.). They have to get by Detroit Catholic Central to reach the finals. Previous: 6

7. St. Xavier (Ohio), 18-6

The Bombers picked up their second victory of the season over Upper Arlington (Ohio) in the state semifinals thanks to D.J. Wojciechowski’s game-winner in overtime. Amazingly, sophomores accounted for seven of St. Xavier’s eight goals in its semifinal win. The Bombers then nearly knocked out another Columbus powerhouse in the championship game before Dublin Jerome took over a 7-7 game with three straight goals. Previous: NR

8. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 20-3

Outside of two losses to St. Xavier, the Golden Bears’ only other defeat all season came against Mitten State powerhouse Brother Rice. With wins against Mars Area (Pa.), New Canaan (Conn.), Salesianum School (Del.) and Trinity Louisville (Ky.), Upper Arlington still has one of the region’s most impressive resumes. Previous: 4.

9. Rockhurst Jesuit (Mo.), 18-0

The Hawklets ended an undefeated season as Lacrosse Association of KC champions. Junior Luke McNamara remarkably hit the century mark in goals (103) in just 18 games while fellow juniors Jack Bichelmeyer, Colin Komenda and Croix Snow each topped 50 points. Meanwhile, senior Henry Kemp (84 ground balls, 139 faceoffs) and freshman Gentry Curtis (68 ground balls, 120 faceoffs) were critical in earning possession and junior keeper Matt Koehler saved more than two-thirds of the shots he faced. Previous: 8

T10. St. Viator (Ill.), 23-2

While St. Viator’s first state title game appearance quickly went in Wheaton Academy’s direction, the Lions relished the best season in their history. Nicky Pastore had a hat trick in the state title game while Cade Faulkner had three assists for St. Viator. Pastore also had seven of the Lions’ 13 goals to ensure that their first state semifinal was a success as St. Viator beat Lake Forest (Ill.) by nine (with Faulkner adding three goals and three assists). Previous: 7

T10. Benilde-St. Margaret’s (Minn.), 14-0

The Red Knights rolled to their 14th straight victory to start the season, as Gus Bell (7 goals), Dylan Popehn (3 goals, 3 assists), Carsen Brandt (3 goals, 2 assists), Dylan Parker (2 goals, 3 assists) and Robby Hoyt (2 goals, 3 assists) all had massive performances in a 24-1 Section 5 quarterfinal victory over Breck (Minn.). The semifinal against Wayzata (Minn.) should be more competitive. Previous: 9

— Jonah Rosenblum


St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) remains No. 1 in the West.


1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 22-4

The Wildcats repeated as CIF Central Coast Section champions with an 11-4 win over Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) in a rematch of last year’s final. Jack Porter and Max Ripple led the attack, as St. Ignatius Prep completed a three-game season sweep of the Gators. St. Ignatius had just one in-region loss, a 6-5 defeat at the hands of Corona del Mar (Calif.), and the three other ones were against Mid-Atlantic powers. Previous: 1

2. Mountain Vista (Colo.), 16-3

The fifth-seeded Golden Eagles avenged a regular-season loss to former No. 2 Valor Christian (Colo.) to claim their second state title in three years. Mountain Vista had dropped a 10-4 loss to Valor on April 28 and got off to a slow start in the Class 5A final May 22, but the Golden Eagles rallied for a 10-8 win. Mountain Vista had lost to Arapahoe in last year’s final but won the 2021 championship, also against Valor Christian. Previous: 2

3. Valor Christian (Colo.), 17-2

The Eagles’ remarkable season ended in a disappointing 10-8 loss to Mountain Vista in the Class 5A final, after they had gotten through with just one narrow loss to Cherry Creek back in March. Valor had won 12 straight games going into the championship and its resumé included three out-of-state wins, including a notable 11-6 victory over Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.). Previous: 3

4. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 17-4

Just a few weeks after dropping a one-goal loss to La Costa Canyon (Calif.), the Falcons got another chance against the Mavericks and this time came out on top to advance to the CIF San Diego Open final. Following a 10-9 win over LCC in the semifinals, Torrey Pines went on to win its fifth straight title with a 9-7 victory over Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) in the championship. Torrey Pines had notable wins over Texas state champion Highland Park and perennial power Dallas Jesuit, as well as Arapahoe (Colo.) right after a three-game losing streak that included a triple-overtime defeat against St. Ignatius Prep. All of its losses were by two goals or less. Previous: 4

5. De La Salle (Calif.), 21-3

The Spartans repeated as CIF North Coast champions, beating Redwood (Calif.), 13-10, in the final May 11 after topping Vista del Lago (Calif.) in the semifinals. De La Salle had notable wins over Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) and Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.), and its lone on-field losses were against St. Ignatius and Mater Dei (Calif.), in overtime. Previous: 5

6. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 18-6

The Knights avenged their April 26 loss to Corona del Mar (Calif.) in a CIF Southern Section semifinal, then went on to win the title by edging Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.), 9-8, in the final on Bode Jefferson’s game-winner. Foothill had lost in the championship game last year against CdM. This time when those two teams met in the semifinals, the Knights came out on top, 10-5. Previous: 6

7. Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.), 18-6

The Cubs fell short in the CIF Southern Section championship, ending a seven-game winning streak that began with a notable overtime win over Corona del Mar and included a 12-2 win over Santa Margarita Catholic (Calif.) in the semifinals. All of Loyola’s losses were by four goals or less – three of them by one goal. Previous: 7

8. Jesuit Portland (Ore.), 18-3

The Crusaders capped off a perfect season against in-state competition with a 10-4 win over West Linn (Ore.) to claim their second straight Oregon High School Lacrosse Association state title. With the teams tied at halftime, Jesuit scored five of its goals in the third quarter to pull away, and the defense held West Linn scoreless the entire second half. Jack Duncan-Bloom and Christian Buck led the attack with three goals each. Jesuit’s three losses were against St. Ignatius (by three) and Texas state semifinalist Westlake and runner-up The Woodlands. Previous: 9

9. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 15-3

The Raiders beat Kent Denver (Colo.) 7-4 in the quarterfinals of the CHSAA Class 5A tournament on May 17 but came up short against Valor Christian for a second time this season in the next round. Their only other loss was against Denver South (Colo.) in the opener. Regis had a notable win over Corona del Mar (Calif.) in mid-March and also had beaten fellow semifinalist Cherry Creek (Colo.) and Mountain Vista. Previous: 8

10. Mater Dei (Calif.), 18-3

Another strong season ended early when the Monarchs fell to Foothill in the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals. The Monarchs’ other losses were to previously-ranked Legend (Colo.) and unranked Santa Margarita Catholic (Calif.), but they had previously beaten Foothill during the regular season and also had wins over CdM and De La Salle. Previous: 10

— Laurel Pfahler


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