PHOTO BY GREGORY A. SHEMITZ


St. Anthony's Affirms Top Spot in Nike / USA Lacrosse High School Boys' National Top 25


Owen Duffy went into beast mode with seven goals to lead the Friars to a 15-11 win over rival Chaminade (N.Y.), but he wasn’t the only standout.

Andrew McAdorey had two goals and four assists, Mike Leo added three goals and one helper and Jordan Naso went 17-for-30 on faceoffs. Wins over Iona Prep (N.Y.) and Fordham Prep (N.Y.) followed for the Friars, which are now the no-doubt top team in the national rankings.

The Flyers bounced back from a tight loss to St. Anthony’s to defeat Delbarton (N.J.) 8-6. Charles Balsamo led with four goals and one assist, Ben Bonafede had one goal and one assist, Mac Rodriguez added a pair of helpers and Alex Zepf made 10 saves.

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National Top 25

 
May 18, 2021

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1 St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 6-0 1
2 McDonogh (Md.) 11-0 2
3 Chaminade (N.Y.) 5-1 3
4 Georgetown Prep (D.C.) 9-1 4
5 Manhasset (N.Y.) 5-0 9
6 Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 11-2 8
7 Culver Academy (Ind.) 14-1 10
8 St. John's College High (Md.) 5-0 12
9 Gonzaga (D.C.) 4-1 13
10 Malvern Prep (Pa.) 17-2 14
11 Brunswick (Conn.) 12-3 5
12 Darien (Conn.) 12-1 6
13 Victor (N.Y.) 4-0 7
14 Summit (N.J.) 8-0 15
15 Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) 5-0 11
16 Bullis (Md.) 7-3 18
17 Ward Melville (N.Y.) 6-0 19
18 Don Bosco (N.J.) 9-0 20
19 St. Ignatius Prep (Calif) 10-0 21
20 Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 5-0 22
21 Yorktown (N.Y.) 5-0 NR
22 Paul VI (Va.) 6-1 23
23 Smithtown East (N.Y.) 5-1 25
24 West Islip (N.Y.) 4-1 NR
25 Mountain Lakes (N.J.) 8-1 NR
Also considered (alphabetical order): Boys' Latin (Md.), Calvert Hall (Md.), DeMatha (Md.), Episcopal Academy (Pa.), Landon (Md.), Loyola Blakefield (Md.), Salesianum (Del.), Seton Hall Prep (N.J.)







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Northeast

1. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 6-0

Owen Duffy went into beast mode with seven goals to lead the Friars to a 15-11 win over rival Chaminade (N.Y.), but he wasn’t the only standout. Andrew McAdorey had two goals and four assists, Mike Leo added three goals and one helper and Jordan Naso went 17-for-30 on faceoffs. Wins over Iona Prep (N.Y.) and Fordham Prep (N.Y.) followed. Previous: 1

2. Chaminade (N.Y.), 5-1

The Flyers bounced back from a tight loss to St. Anthony’s to defeat Delbarton (N.J.) 8-6. Charles Balsamo led with four goals and one assist, Ben Bonafede had one goal and one assist, Mac Rodriguez added a pair of helpers and Alex Zepf made 10 saves. Previous: 2

3. Manhasset (N.Y.), 5-0

Aidan Mulholland finished with five goals, and Joey Terenzi had four goals and two assists to pace the attack in a 19-14 win over Garden City in the 137th Woodstick Classic. Nolan Garcia added four goals, Matthew Perfetto had two goals and three assists and Colin Kuester made nine saves. Previous: 6

4. Brunswick School (Conn.), 12-3

The Bruins celebrated a pair of in-state wins, defeating prep powerhouse Taft 14-7 with Tommy Quinson and Luke Waters scoring three goals apiece, and New Canaan 14-8. But they finished the week falling to host Malvern Prep (Pa.) 12-9 on Saturday. Previous: 3

5. Darien (Conn.), 12-1

Matt Minicus had four goals and two assists to lead the Blue Wave to a 12-7 win over Fairfield Prep (Conn.). Jamison Moore added two goals and two assists, Joe Cesare contributed three goals and Tighe Cummiskey was 16-for-22 on faceoffs. Previous: 4

6. Victor (N.Y.), 4-0

Cal Lambert continued to do Cal Lambert things with five goals and two assists, Thomas Gravino added three goals and Logan Callahan won 21 of 24 faceoffs to pace undefeated Victor to a 14-7 win over Irondequoit (N.Y.). Previous: 5

7. Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.), 5-0

The Wildcats collected a 15-6 win over Miller Place (N.Y.), as Jeff Lachenmeyer tallied four goals and Alec Gregorek had two goals and two assists. Johnny Schwartz, Francisco Cortes and Tyler Kitchen added one goal and one assist apiece, and Liam Kershis potted a pair of goals. Previous: 7

8. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 6-0

Patriots teams of the past were built on strong, aggressive poles and their lockdown defense. This year’s edition is about the attack, and Ward Melville is averaging 13.5 goals per game. The Patriots improved to 6-0 following a 14-3 win over Riverhead (N.Y.) with Chris Simonton leading the way with two goals and two assists. Previous: 9

9. Mount Sinai (N.Y.), 5-0

Mount Sinai survived a scare to defeat Comsewogue (N.Y.) 10-7 before knocking off East Islip (N.Y.) 17-4 with Joey Spallina leading the way with three goals and four assists. Pat Deckert chipped in with four goals and one assist, and Lucas LaForge and James Carretta had one goal and two goals apiece. Previous: 10

10. Yorktown (N.Y.), 5-0

The Murphy Cup is staying with the Huskers for another year after a thrilling 15-14 win over Lakeland/Panas (N.Y.). Dylan Beck had six goals and one assist, Harry Griff added three goals and two assists, Will Embury scored three goals and Adam Norris made 13 saves in a game dedicated to former Yorktown All-American Rob Kavovit, who died unexpectedly in March. Previous: NR

— Dylan Butler

Mid-Atlantic

1. McDonogh (Md.), 11-0         

A four-goal explosion in the fourth quarter enabled the top-seeded Eagles to advance to the MIAA-A semifinals with an 8-6 win over eighth-seeded St. Paul’s on Saturday. McDonogh meets Boys’ Latin (Md.) on Tuesday. McCabe Millon led McDonogh with four goals, and Dante Trader Jr. added two goals to account for most of the scoring. Zach Hayashi came up with some big possessions at the faceoff X. The Eagles stormed away from a 4-4 start to the fourth quarter with four straight goals. McDonogh had just completed its first perfect regular season since 2016 with a 14-7 win over Gilman on May 11. Jack Horrigan led the Eagles with four goals and Millon added a hat trick. Trader posted one goal and three assists. Previous: 1

2. Georgetown Prep (D.C.), 9-1

Zach Whittier scored four goals with two assists to lead the Hoyas over St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes (Va.) 18-7 on Thursday. Will Angrick fired in three goals with one assist, and Patrick Fitzgerald also had four points on two goals and two assists. Hugh Mullane scored two goals. Prep returned to beat SSSA again 20-11 on Saturday. The Hoyas jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first half for an impressive win to finish the IAC regular season. Previous: 2

3. Archbishop Spalding (Md.), 11-2

Ryan Schrier scored four goals and Michael Weisshaar pumped in three goals and added two assists as second-seeded Spalding advanced over seventh-seeded Severn (Md.) 14-7 in the MIAA-A quarterfinals Saturday. The Cavaliers jumped out to a 4-0 lead and ran away with the win. Spalding is set to play sixth-seeded and defending champion Calvert Hall on Tuesday. Spalding overpowered Mount St. Joseph (Md.) 14-7 on May 11 to firm up its No. 2 seed for the playoffs. Previous: 3

4. St. John’s College High (D.C..) 5-0

Jay Haley scored four goals and provided two helpers, Michael Thal-Larsen added a hat trick, and Ryan Duenkel had one goal and six assists as the Cadets defeated The Heights (Md.) 16-5 on Friday. Paul Garza, Chase Cavalier and Gavin Kelly all had two goals apiece as St. John’s remained perfect. Previous: 4

5. Gonzaga (D.C.), 4-1  

Gonzaga defeated St. Andrews Episcopal 13-2 on Thursday, as both Luke Raymond and Ryan Taylor scored twice and assisted on three goals. Jack Norton added two goals, and Brendan Lane had one goal and one assist. Johnny Stanton and Taylor each had a hat trick and one assist as the Eagles beat Good Counsel (Md.) 12-5 on Friday. Michael Bath added three points on one goal and two assists. Previous: 5

6. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 17-2

Colin McGill led Malvern with three goals and one assist in a 12-9 win over Brunswick School (Conn.) on Saturday. Eric Spanos notched a hat trick, Will Peden had one goal and two assists, and Matthew Caccese forced three turnovers and nabbed six ground balls. The Friars eased by Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) 14-4 on Friday. McGill pumped in five goals and added an assist, Nick Potemski scored four times and Peden had two goals and five assists in an 18-11 win over LaSalle College High (Pa.) on Wednesday. On May 11, McGill had six goals and two assists, and Potemski scored a pair of goals to go with three assists in a 14-9 win over Germantown Academy (Pa.). Malvern is the top seed for the Inter-Ac League tournament that begins Tuesday. The Friars host the Penn Charter/Germantown Academy winner on Thursday, and the finals are slated for Saturday. Previous: 6

7. Summit (N.J.), 8-0

The Hilltoppers edged Delbarton (N.J.) 7-5 on Thursday to earn the NJILL-Fitch/Pitt Division title and end a three-game losing streak in the series. Luke DiNola led the offense with a hat trick, and Michael Bonomo added one goal and one assist as Summit pulled away from a 3-3 halftime tie. Jake Rainero won eight faceoffs, and Austin Groce keyed a defense that came up with 18 turnovers. Previous: 7

8. Bullis (D.C.), 7-3       

Connor Davis led the Bullis attack with three goals and three assists in a 14-8 over Episcopal (Va.) on Thursday. Tucker Wade had a hat trick, plus two assists, and Maliik Wood and Spencer Hughes each had three goals to go with one assist. Lucas Hilsenrath scored a pair of goals and added an assist. Previous: 9

9. Don Bosco (N.J.), 9-0

Connor Gorman scored four goals and added a pair of assists to lead Don Bosco to a 13-7 win over Montclair Kimberley (N.J.) on Thursday. Koleton Marquis finished with three goals and three assists, and Mason Carfello and Mark Marino each had one goal and one assist. Gorman also led Bosco with four goals and two assists in an 11-3 win over Ocean City (N.J.) on Saturday. The Ironmen did not allow a goal until the fourth quarter. Previous: 10

10. Paul VI (Va.), 6-1

The Panthers eased by Bishop O’Connell (Va.) 15-2 on Wednesday behind the efforts of Rutgers commit Zach Walsh, who had three goals and two assists, and Tampa-bound Burke McFarlane, who scored four goals to go with two assists. Ethan Hodges, a Detroit Mercy commit, had a pair of goals, one assist, five ground balls and two caused turnovers. Lehigh commit Johnny Kidd won nine of 10 faceoffs. Coming off back-to-back games against Gonzaga and St. John’s College in which senior Boston University-bound goalie Will Barnes made a combined 41 saves, Paul VI was able to keep O’Connell largely out of its defensive end while building an early insurmountable lead. The Panthers have an emotional week ahead when they will rename their stadium May 22 for Luke McGuire, a former player who passed away from cancer in September 2013. Previous: NR

— Justin Feil




PHOTO BY GREGORY A. SHEMITZ

Andrew McAdorey had two goals and four assists in a win over Chaminade.


South Top 10

1. Dallas Jesuit (Texas), 12-2

The Rangers clinched a state championship on May 9 by defeating Highland Park (Texas) 10-8 after being deadlocked at 5 at halftime. Senior Curran Rose, who had four goals in the state championship game, led Dallas Jesuit with 31 goals. Dallas Jesuit had a month of its season interrupted early in the year but showed no rust in collecting notable wins over Episcopal Dallas (Texas) and Louisville Trinity (Ky.). The Rangers split with Highland Park in two regular-season meetings, and their other loss was to nationally ranked Culver Academy (Ind.). Previous: 1

2. St. Andrew’s (Fla.), 16-0

The Scots won a Florida Class 1A title on May 8 by defeating St. Edward’s (Fla.) 13-5, helping legendary coach Tony Seaman to his first championship with St. Andrew’s. Sophomore Jack Schulte had a team-leading 40 goals, and freshman Kurt Schwarz had 24 assists this season. Previous: 2

3. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 17-0

The Crusaders completed an unbeaten season with a state title on March 26, defeating Hough (N.C.) 14-5. Bryce Wojnovich, a Jacksonville recruit, was named the state championship game MVP for his five-goal performance. Junior Caden Zadell led Cardinal Gibbons with 42 goals this season. Previous: 3

4. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 25-0

The Titans concluded a perfect season with a 12-8 state championship game victory over Pace Academy (Ga.) on Saturday, propelled by two early goals from Riley Sullivan. Blessed Trinity narrowly advanced to the championship after topping Westminster (Ga.) 11-10. Previous: 4

5. Jupiter (Fla.), 18-1

The seniors ended their last season at Jupiter the same way they ended their first season — as state champions. The Warriors won the Florida Class 2A title on May 8 by defeating Winter Park (Fla.) 12-8. Lafayette recruit Max Sanderson led Jupiter with 71 goals. Junior Trace Hogan had 35 assists in addition to 49 goals. Previous: 5

6. Highland Park (Texas), 14-3

The Highlanders came a game shy of winning a state championship, falling to Dallas Jesuit 10-8 on May 9 after holding a 6-5 lead early in the second half. Highland Park had regular season wins over Dallas Jesuit (splitting games) and Westlake (Texas). Previous: 6

7. Louisville St. Xavier (Ky.), 18-3

The Tigers completed a state championship run by topping Trinity (Ky.) 17-8, marking St. Xavier’s third straight state title. Hillis Burns scored five times in the state final. St. Xavier advanced to the title game by defeating Eastern (Ky.) 15-10. Previous 9

8. Ponte Vedra (Fla.), 15-1

The Sharks’ season concluded in a shocking overtime playoff loss to Creekside (Fla.). Maddox Johnson led Ponte Vedra with 49 goals, while Jack Reed led the squad in assists with 20. Previous: 7

9. Middle Creek (N.C.), 12-1

The Mustangs’ season came to an end March 17, losing to eventual state champion Cardinal Gibbons 12-7. Eight Mustangs tallied double figures in goals this year, led by junior Tate Jones, who had 36. Charlie Riesett won more than 90 percent of faceoffs. Previous: 8

10. St. Edward’s (Fla.), 16-5

The Pirates’ run in the state tournament came to an end just short of a title on May 8. St. Edward’s lost to St. Andrew’s (Fla.) 13-5 in the state final. Junior Oscar Lindenthal led St. Edward’s with 66 goals but was held scoreless in the championship game. Senior Danny Richmond had 62 assists. Previous: 10

— Justin Boggs

Midwest Top 10

1. Culver Academy (Ind.), 14-1

The Eagles had a week to remember, highlighted by a victory over undefeated IMG National (Fla.). Junior Andrew Macheca also had a memorable week, recording his first hat trick in a Culver uniform against one of the top lacrosse teams in the country. Previous: 1

2. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 16-1

The Golden Bears were off for the week after capturing the title in the top bracket at the MSLCA Tournament with a 14-8 win over Western Reserve Academy (Ohio) and a 12-4 victory over Dublin Jerome (Ohio). Upper Arlington’s lone loss this season is to top-ranked Culver. Previous: 2

3. New Trier (Ill.), 9-0

Coach Tom Herrala was especially pleased with his defense after the Trevians allowed just five goals combined in a pair of in-state wins over Glenbrook North (10-4) and Evanston (13-1). Leading the way was New Trier goalkeeper Brian Kaskey, with Vinny Flannagan, Miles Fowkes and Tyler Nolan in front of him. Previous: 3

4. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 7-0

The Ramblers had a dominant week, scoring 15-plus goals during in-state wins over Lake Forest, Libertyville and Maine South. Another big week starts with a Tuesday clash against backyard rival New Trier. Previous: 4

5. Brother Rice (Mich.), 12-2

The Warriors had a dominant week as well, outscoring Cranbrook (Mich.) and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (Mich.) by a combined 41-4 margin. Brother Rice is now in the midst of a particularly challenging two-game stretch in which East Grand Rapids (Mich.) and Rockford (Mich.) pay a visit to Bloomfield Hills. Previous: 5

6. Dublin Jerome (Ohio), 16-2

The Celtics have had a week off since suffering their second loss of the season in the MSLCA tournament title game against Upper Arlington. The day before, Dublin Jerome avenged its only other loss of 2021, taking down Hudson (Ohio) 14-11 while picking up an impressive road win over Springboro (Ohio) earlier in the week. Previous: 6

7. Hudson (Ohio), 17-1

The Explorers entered the postseason in fine form with a 17-2 victory over Brecksville-Broadview Heights (Ohio). Hudson earned the top seed in Region 2, thus earning a first-round bye and taking on No. 14 Cleveland Heights (Ohio) on Tuesday. Among the potential highlights in Region 2 is a second Hudson-St. Ignatius (Ohio) clash. The Explorers edged the Wildcats, 7-5, in their first meeting. Previous: 7

8. Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.), 14-2

The Royals had a banner week, defeating Indiana foes Westfield and St. Joseph South Bend by a combined margin of 31-2, then taking to the road and defeating one of Ohio’s top programs, St. Xavier, in overtime. Long-stick middie Ty DeSplinter caused a turnover that led to a game-winning goal for Ryan Kemp, who scored three of his team’s eight goals and had a hat trick earlier in the week against Westfield. Previous: 8

9. Hartland (Mich.), 16-1

Since losing on the road to Brother Rice on April 10, the Eagles have won 14 straight games. This past week included a couple of particularly impressive victories as Hartland won games at Brighton (Mich.), 16-10, and East Grand Rapids (Mich.) 14-9. Previous: 10

10. Forest Hills Central (Mich.), 11-3

After a 5-3 start, with all three losses coming to teams ranked in the top 10 regionally, the Rangers have won six straight. Forest Hills Central certainly has shown a taste for the clutch, with an overtime triumph at East Grand Rapids and a one-goal victory at Detroit Country Day (Mich.). A big challenge awaits Thursday when FHC hosts Detroit Catholic Central. Previous: NR

— Jonah Rosenblum

West Top 10

1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 10-0

The Wildcats picked up a trio of wins last week, beating Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) 10-2 on May 10, De LaSalle (Calif.) 16-8 on Wednesday and Novato (Calif.) 21-6 on Saturday. Will Miller (four goals) and Jackson Kane (six points) led the attack in the victory over De LaSalle. Previous: 1

2. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 6-2

The Falcons bounced back from a loss to St. Ignatius Prep with a decisive 19-3 victory over Westview (Calif.) on May 11, then added a 16-7 win over St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) and 18-1 rout of Santa Fe Christian (Calif.). Previous: 2

3. Loyola Los Angeles (Calif.), 13-1

The Cubs have won 12 straight since an 11-9 defeat against St. Margaret’s on April 9. In their lone game last week, they rolled to a 18-5 win over St. Francis (Calif.), as Matteo Silvestri, Aidan Lee, Owen Gaffney and Robert Roges scored 10 of the 18 goals. In the last three games, that quartet has combined for 26 of our 40 total goals. The Cubs also own notable victories against ranked Mater Dei (Calif.) and Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.). Previous: 7

4. Mater Dei (Calif.), 16-1

The Monarchs claimed their first Trinity League title on Saturday with a 20-1 win over defending league champions Santa Margarita (Calif.). Sophomore Ryan Stiller led the attack with four goals, but the offense showed its depth with nine other players finding the back of the net while defense made a quiet day for goalkeeper Nick Colignon. Mater Dei was undefeated in league play, also adding a 19-2 win over Servite on Senior Night with four graduating players recognized: Kyle Waterman, Dominic Galuppo, Tyler Curry and Tommy Bethel. Bethel added some icing to his celebratory cake, leading Mater Dei’s scoring with three goals and an assist. Junior Nate Chu and sophomore Evan Curry each added three goals as well, and Lucas de la Paz increased his impressive faceoff percentage (87 percent for the season) by winning 15 of 16 faceoffs. Previous: 7

5. Corner Canyon (Utah), 18-0

The Chargers were leading just 7-5 at halftime against Lone Peak (Utah) on May 11 but broke open the game in the second half for an 18-11 win. Jon King led with seven goals and one assist, and Mason Quick added five goals and two assists. Corner Canyon opens the state playoffs against Skyline (Utah) on Tuesday. Previous: 4

5. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 3-0

The Raiders shut out Highlands Ranch (Colo.) 17-0 in their lone game of the week. Jack Ringhofer led the attack with eight points on three goals and five assists, while Fletcher Sullivan scored a team-high four goals. Goalkeeper Jayden Warlum needed just one save to preserve the shutout with help from a stout defense. Previous: 5

6. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 9-2

Joey Garcia had 19 saves in goal to help the Knights to a 9-8 win over former No. 3 St. Margaret’s on May 11, a result that lifted them back into the top 10. Kenny Seiler led the attack with four goals, while Luke Fox added one goal and three assists. Foothill followed that with a 13-6 win over Palos Verdes (Calif.) with Easton Babb tallying seven goals. Previous: NR

7. Jesuit Portland (Ore.), 10-0

The Crusaders added three more in-state wins last week outscoring Sunset, Century and Tigard by a combined margin of 51-9. That concludes their season, as the OHSLA is not holding playoffs because of COVID-19 restrictions. Previous: 8

8. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 2-0

Thomas Power led Cherry Creek with four goals and two assists in the lone game last week, an 11-6 win over Cheyenne Mountain (Colo.). The Bruins’ game against Regis Jesuit originally scheduled for last week was moved to June 7, which means they will have to wait a little longer for the marquee matchup that could serve as an unofficial state championship. Previous: 9

9. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 11-3

The Tartans’ 10-game win streak came to an end last week with a pair of losses. They dropped a narrow 9-8 decision against Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) before unraveling against Torrey Pines. In the loss to Foothill, St. Margaret’s went into the fourth quarter trailing 8-4 after being held scoreless over the second and third periods. Their four-goal rally just fell short. Previous: 3

10. Mountain Vista (Colo.), 4-0

The Golden Eagles are off to a strong start with a notable win over Arapahoe (Colo.) in the first week of games, followed by a 12-10 victory against former No. 10 Valor Chrisitan (Colo.). Previous: NR

— Laurel Pfahler