St. Anthony's Tops Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ Preseason National Top 25

PHOTO BY GREGORY A. SHEMITZ

Owen Duffy is one of the top returning players this season for St. Anthony's.


St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) is No. 1 in the Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ Preseason National Top 25.

USA Lacrosse Magazine writers consult with high school coaches across the country to develop the Nike/USA Lacrosse National Top 25 and Regional Top 10s for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. St. John’s (D.C.) checks in at No. 2, followed by Mount Sinai (N.Y.), Brunswick (Conn.) and Archbishop Spalding (Md.) at Nos. 3-5.

Because each region begins play at different times — the South and West are already underway with the Mid-Atlantic beginning soon — our high school contributors will provide in-season updates prior to the first National Top 25 update on March 29.

Next week, look out for previews from the South, West and Mid-Atlantic. During the week of March 14, look out for Northeast previews, updated Top 10s from the South and West and 25 players to watch for both boys’ and girls’ lacrosse.

Our preseason rollout continues the week of March 21 with previews from the Midwest and another round of updated Top 10s in the South and West, plus the first updated Top 10 in the Mid-Atlantic.

That all culminates with the first National Top 25 update on March 29. From there, rankings will be updated each Tuesday throughout the spring. Continue below to see the Preseason National Top 25 and the Top 10 rankings for each region.

NIKE/USA LACROSSE
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ NATIONAL TOP 25

1. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)
2. St. John’s (D.C.)
3. Mount Sinai (N.Y.)
4. Brunswick (Conn.)
5. Archbishop Spalding (Md.)
6. McDonogh (Md.)
7. Chaminade (N.Y.)
8. Darien (Conn.)
9. Calvert Hall (Md.)
10. Boys’ Latin (Md.)
11. Culver Academy (Ind.)
12. Georgetown Prep (Md.)
13. Manhasset (N.Y.)
14. Malvern Prep (Pa.)
15. Garden City (N.Y.)
16. Northport (N.Y.)
17. Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)
18. Ridgefield (Conn.)
19. Paul VI (Va.)
20. Landon (Md.)
21. Webster Thomas (N.Y.)
22. Seton Hall Prep (N.J.)
23. Ward Melville (N.Y.)
24. Loyola Blakefield (Md.)
25. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)

Also considered (alphabetical order): Baldwinsville (N.Y.), Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), Briarcliffe (N.Y.), Bullis (Md.), Canandaigua (N.Y.), Comsewogue (N.Y.), Delbarton (N.J.), DeMatha (Md.), Gonzaga (D.C.), Haverford School (Pa.), Mountain Lakes (N.J.), St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), Summit (N.J.), Victor (N.Y.), Yorktown (N.Y.)

*Editor’s Note: Torrey Pines (Calif.) was previously listed incorrectly as the No. 25 team. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) is the correct No. 25 as the top team in the West Region.






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NORTHEAST TOP 10

1. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)
2. Mount Sinai (N.Y.)
3. Brunswick (Conn.)
4. Chaminade (N.Y.)
5. Darien (Conn.)
6. Manhasset (N.Y.)
7. Garden City (N.Y.)
8. Northport (N.Y.)
9. Ridgefield (Conn.)
10. Webster Thomas (N.Y.)

MID-ATLANTIC TOP 10

1. St. John’s (D.C.)
2. Archbishop Spalding (Md.)
3. McDonogh (Md.)
4. Calvert Hall (Md.)
5. Boys’ Latin (Md.)
6. Georgetown Prep (Md.)
7. Malvern Prep (Pa.)
8. Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)
9. Paul VI (Va.)
10. Landon (Md.)

SOUTH TOP 10

1. St. Andrew’s (Fla.)
2. Westlake (Texas)
3. Dallas Jesuit (Texas)
4. Blessed Trinity (Ga.)
5. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.)
6. Highland Park (Texas)
7. Ponte Vedra (Fla.)
8. Louisville St. Xavier (Ky.)
9. Middle Creek (N.C.)
10. Hough (N.C.)

MIDWEST TOP 10

1. Culver Academy (Ind.)
2. Loyola Academy (Ill.)
3. Dublin Jerome (Ohio)
4. Upper Arlington (Ohio)
5. Brother Rice (Mich.)
6. Hartland (Mich.)
7. New Trier (Ill.)
8. East Grand Rapids (Mich.)
9. Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.)
10. Brighton (Mich.)

WEST TOP 10

1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)
2. Corona del Mar (Calif.)
3. Mater Dei (Calif.)
4. La Costa Canyon (Calif.)
5. Mountain Vista (Colo.)
6. Torrey Pines (Calif.)
7. Corner Canyon (Utah)
8. Cherry Creek (Colo.)
9. Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.)
10. Jesuit (Ore.)

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