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State Titles Shake Up Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys' National Top 25


It was championship weekend across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and those winners are well represented in the most recent Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25.

Two new teams entered the Top 25 with state titles in hand. Staples (Conn.) stunned Darien to win its first state title and launch itself way up the rankings thanks in part to Darien’s season-long success – wins over Chaminade (N.Y.), Manhasset (N.Y.), Staples in the regular season, Wilton (Conn.) twice, and St. Anthony’s (N.Y.). Radnor (Pa.) proved it could overcome significant graduation losses as it repeated as 3A state champion. The Raptors also own a win over New Canaan (Conn.), one of three teams that did beat Darien.

The Northeast saw Strong Island squads Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), Manhasset (N.Y.) and Garden City (N.Y.) lift hardware at Hofstra University, with Baldwinsville (N.Y.) the only team from another region to win a New York State crown. Staples’ win shocked in Connecticut circles and beyond, while Wilton (Conn.) set a CIAC scoring mark to capture its first state championship since 2013.

The Mid-Atlantic Region finished up play with state crowns for Radnor (Pa.) and Mars (Pa.) and the Tournament of Champions crown for Mountain Lakes (N.J.). It's another state champion, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.), that moves into the top 10 though based on their strength of schedule and some quality wins.

In the Midwest, Forest Hills Central (Mich.) completed a perfect season with a state title to highlight the top-five teams. Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.) took a step up after repeating as state champions, and Hartland (Mich.) finished its year strong with a state championship to move back into the region’s rankings. Benilde-St. Margaret’s (Minn.) will try to remain perfect as it looks to finish in its state’s top spot. The South and West Regions completed play before last week.

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Rankings are compiled by regional reporters and a national content coordinator and updated weekly (Tuesdays) throughout the season. Team records are as of June 12.


NATIONAL TOP 25

 
June 14, 2022

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St. John's (D.C.)

19-0

1

2

Brunswick (Conn.)

15-1

2

3

Culver Academy (Ind.)

19-2

3

4

McDonogh (Md.)

13-6

5

5

St. Anthony's (N.Y.)

14-2

6

6

St. Mary's (Md.)

17-3

7

7

Calvert Hall (Md.)

15-5

8

8

Boys' Latin (Md.)

13-4

9

9

Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.)

18-1

10

10

Manhasset (N.Y.)

17-4

11

11

Staples (Conn.)

19-3

NR

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Darien (Conn.)

20-3

4

13

Mount Sinai (N.Y.)

18-1

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Bullis (Md.)

15-5

13

15

Georgetown Prep (Md.)

14-6

14

16

Malvern Prep (Pa.)

20-3

15

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Garden City (N.Y.)

19-2

16

18

Archbishop Spalding (Md.)

12-5

17

19

Baldwinsville (N.Y.)

19-1

20

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Chaminade (N.Y.)

12-5

19

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St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)

18-5

23

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Wilton (Conn.)

19-4

24

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Radnor (Pa.)

24-2

NR

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Northport (N.Y.)

20-2

18

25

Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.)

16-2

22

Also considered (alphabetical order): Briarcliff (N.Y.), Canandaigua (N.Y.), Delbarton (N.J.), Don Bosco (N.J.), Fairport (N.Y.), Gonzaga (D.C.), Haverford (Pa.), Iona Prep (N.Y.), La Salle (Pa.), Landon (Md.), Mountain Lakes (N.J.), Paul VI (Va.), Ridgefield (Conn.), Riverside (Va.), Salesianum (Del.), Seton Hall Prep (N.J.), Severn (Md.), St. Augustine (N.J.), St. Paul's School for Boys (Md.), Victor (N.Y.)







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

NORTHEAST TOP 10

1. Brunswick School (Conn.), 15-1

Brunswick’s most complete game of the season turned out to be its last, a 12-6 win over Lawrenceville (N.J.) as the Bruins captured the inaugural Prep Nationals. Tomas Delgado had three goals, Henry Caponiti had two goals and two assists, Payton Anderson had two goals and one assist, Hudson Hausmann had two goals and Andrew Greenspan was 14-of-20 on faceoffs and scooped up five ground balls in the win. The Bruins graduate key players, including defender Will Donovan (Notre Dame), but will reload and be a national powerhouse again in 2023. It is the Brunswick way. Previous: 1

2. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 14-2

Jackson Greene scored two goals, including the overtime winner, Jack Speidell and Owen Duffy had three goals and one assist apiece and Jack Ponzio had one goal and two assists as the Friars defeated rival Chaminade, 10-9, to win the NSCHSAA Class AAA title and complete a three-game sweep in the season series for the first time since 2016. All those players, and many more, return next season for the Friars, who could be poised for an even better season in 2023. Previous: 3

3. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 18-1

After a thrilling one-goal win over Briarcliff in the New York State Class D semifinals, the Seahawks cruised to a 17-1 win over Chenango Forks to capture their fifth state championship. Luke Giarraputo led the way with four goals and four assists, C.J. Reilly had four goals and two assists, Jake Rogers added three goals and one assist for Cold Spring Harbor, which had wins over Garden City and Manhasset on its resume. The Seahawks title run was sparked by a relentless defensive effort led by Patrick Pisano and Jesse Phelan, a pair of Ivy-bound defenders. Previous: 4

4. Manhasset (N.Y.), 17-4

The Indians lost all four of their games in a six-game stretch midway through the season, culminating with a 17-8 defeat to Chaminade. But Manhasset caught fire at the right time, winning its final eight games of the season, averaging 13.5 goals per game during that stretch. That includes a 13-5 win over Westhill in the NYS Class C championship game. Liam Connor scored five goals, Jack Petersen had two goals and six assists and Matt Perfetto and Joey Terenzi had three goals and one assist apiece as the Indians won their fifth state championship. Previous: 5

5. Staples (Conn.), 19-3

Staples pulled off the upset of state championship weekend. It wasn’t just that the Wreckers defeated top-seeded Darien, it was also the margin of victory (12-3) that sent shockwaves through the Northeast. Henry Dodge won 15-of-18 faceoffs, ensuring Staples had more possessions and the No. 2 seed capitalized with those possessions. Gavin Rothenberg had four goals, Charlie Howard netted a hat trick, Derek Sale had two goals and one assist and Ryan Thompson added three assists for Staples. Previous: NR

6. Darien (Conn.), 19-2

Darien is the gold standard in the state of Connecticut, but in the CIAC Class L final, the Blue Wave were clearly second best as Darien suffered a shocking 12-3 defeat to Staples. Darien, winners of 14 CIAC championships, fell into an 8-0 hole and trailed 9-1 at halftime. The Wreckers won faceoffs and shaved minutes off the clock at a time, methodically upsetting the Blue Wave, which defeated Staples, 15-10, during the regular season. Previous: 2

7. Mt. Sinai (N.Y.), 18-1

The Mustangs defeated Garden City and Shoreham-Wading River (twice) as part of a 21-game winning streak spanning to late in the 2021 season. But they fell short in the Long Island Class C final to Manhasset. It marked the end of Joey Spallina's record-breaking high school career. Underestimate the 2023 Mustangs at your own peril. Especially with Lucas Laforge, Cole Marsala and more Spallinas — Jake and Brett — among those returning. Previous: 6

8. Garden City (N.Y.), 19-2

The Trojans dispatched Rye 6-4 in the semifinals and then defeated Canandaigua, 8-1, to win an eighth New York State title. Jack Archer netted a hat trick, Jack Cascadden had a goal, an assist and won 9-of-12 faceoffs and Brendan Staub, who had an assist, sparked a tremendous defensive effort that saw the Trojans shut out the Braves for the final 37:16 of the Class B final. Garden City, which ended the season on a 13-game winning streak, had two losses (Cold Spring Harbor and Mt. Sinai) by just five combined goals. Previous: 7

9. Baldwinsville (N.Y.), 19-1

After knocking off Fairport in the semifinals, Baldwinsville defeated Northport, 10-7, to win a first NYS Class A title in program history. Trey Ordway and Carson Dyl both netted a hat trick, Keegan Lynch had two goals and two assists and Nick Cary made nine saves as the Bees raced out to a 4-0 advantage after one quarter and never relinquished the lead. Baldwinsville's lone defeat of the season was 9-6 to Victor (N.Y.). They ended their season on a 10-game winning streak. Previous: 10

10. Chaminade (N.Y.), 12-5

The Flyers finished their season strong after a slow start, but came up just short against rival St. Anthony’s, losing 10-9 in overtime in the NSCHSAA Class AAA final. Charles Balsamo had five goals in the loss for Chaminade. Four of the Flyers’ five losses were by a combined six goals, including a pair of one-goal defeats to St. Anthony’s. While Balsamo graduates, there’s a host of big-time returning players, including Gavin Creo and Ryan Landolphi. Previous: 9

—​ Dylan Butler

MID-ATLANTIC TOP 10

1. St. John’s College High (D.C.), 19-0

The Cadets earned their first WCAC championship since 2017 with a 15-11 win over Gonzaga (D.C.). St. John’s more than tripled their opponents this season in scoring, 310-98, while playing a competitive schedule. Caleb Fyock allowed more than five goals only three times all year in goal. Ryan Duenkel led the team with 79 points on 51 goals, 28 assists. Mac Haley scored 49 goals to go with 25 assists, Gavin Kelly was third on the team with 44 goals and 24 assists, and Luke Rhoa had 35 goals and 10 assists. Previous: 1

2. McDonogh (Md.), 13-6

The fifth-seeded Eagles knocked off three straight higher seeded opponents to win the MIAA A Conference championship for the first time since 2016. McDonogh finished off St. Mary’s (Md.) in the title game, 14-8 to avenge one of their regular-season losses. McDonogh reached the finals with an incredibly thrilling 11-10 win over defending champion Boys’ Latin on a goal at the buzzer by Brendan Millon. McCabe Millon paced the attack with 78 points on 50 goals and 28 assists, Luke Miller scored 31 goals to go with 16 assists, and Matt McMillen posted 30 points on 21 goals and nine assists. Previous: 2

3. St. Mary’s (Md.) 17-3

The Saints battled back from an early 5-0 hole but never overcame the slow start in a 14-8 loss to McDonogh (Md.) in the MIAA A Conference final. St. Mary’s won their first 15 games this season. LSM George Acton caused 35 turnovers and had 65 ground balls, Riley Reese had 21 caused turnovers and 44 ground balls, Zack Overend saved 62 percent of shots and allowed just 6 goals per game, while the offense was balanced with Nick Golini (40G, 23A), Will Hopkins (40G, 13A) and Jake Adams (37G, 8A). Previous: 3

4. Calvert Hall (Md.), 15-5

The third-seeded Cardinals fell to second-seeded St. Mary’s (Md.) 12-9 in the MIAA A Conference semifinals. Calvert Hall came on strong over the final weeks of the season to jump from possibly missing the playoffs to the third seed in just over two week’s time. Truitt Sunderland returned from an early season injury a year ago to lead the offense with 48 goals and 47 assists, Jordan Wray had 45 goals and 19 assists and Davis Provost had 36 goals and 18 assists. Shuey Kelly’s return from injury to post 51 points in 11 games ignited a six-game winning streak. Previous: 4

5. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 13-4

The Lakers fell to McDonogh (Md.) in the MIAA A Conference semifinals 11-10 on a last-second goal. It was a heartbreaking ending for the defending champions, who led by a pair of goals with 6:34 left in the game. Boys’ Latin had earned the top seed for the playoffs with a steady season that included a win over Midwest No. 1 Culver Academy (Ind.) as well. Dom Pietramala paced the attack with 53 goals and 35 assists, Spencer Ford had 30 goals and 21 assists and Nick Brown had 26 goals and 16 assists. Cardin Stoller made 222 saves with a 67 percent save percentage. Previous: 5

6. Bullis (Md.) 15-5

Bullis concluded its season with a 13-10 loss to Salisbury (Conn.) in the semifinals of the fifth annual Geico High School Lacrosse Nationals at Catholic University. Chase Band had a monster performance with six goals to lead the offense, which returns in its entirety next year. Band paced the Bulldogs this season with 59 goals, and finished with a second-best 15 assists. Tucker Wade finished with 92 points on an evenly split 46 goals and 46 assists. Brayden Ferguson made 126 saves this season, stopping just over 50 percent of all shots. Previous: 6

7. Georgetown Prep (Md.), 14-6

The defending champion Hoyas fell to top-seeded Bullis in the IAC final. Georgetown made it far closer than their meeting 10 days earlier when Bullis won by five goals. The Hoyas got two shots off in the final 25 seconds but could not score a tying goal. Previous: 7

8. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 20-3

AJ Nikolic’s goal in overtime gave the Friars their fourth straight Inter-Ac League championship title with an 11-10 win over Haverford (Pa.). Joe Doherty made 15 saves including one to end a man-down situation at the start of overtime. Malvern benefited from a strong non-conference schedule that saw them fall in overtime to Georgetown (Md.) and drop a game to Lawrenceville (N.J.), but top Bullis (Md.) and New Jersey powers Delbarton (N.J.) and Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) along with Delaware’s state champion, Salesianum (Del.). Previous: 8

9. Archbishop Spalding (Md.), 12-5

The fourth-seeded Cavaliers lost to eventual champion McDonogh (Md.) in the MIAA A Conference quarterfinals. Spalding won four of its final six games. Mikey Weisshaar scored 68 goals, added 27 assists and came up with 37 ground balls. Alex Ross caused 32 turnovers and had 46 ground balls, and Race Ripley had 68 points on 44 goals and 24 assists. Previous: 9

10. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), 18-5

The Saints parlayed their strong season highlighted by their state title finish back into a Top 10 ranking. SSSA edged Paul VI (Va.), a team it had previously lost to, by an 11-10 count for the VISAA championship, its first since 2019 and seventh in school history. The attack was led by the strong play of a pair of seniors – Witt Crawford (Drexel) and Will McCulloch (Loyola). They combined for seven goals in the final. Previous: NR

—​ Justin Feil




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SOUTH TOP 10

1. Dallas Jesuit (Texas), 14-2

The Rangers rallied to defeat Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas) 11-10 in the state title game May 8. Dallas Jesuit defended its 2021 title and earned the fourth crown in program history. Penn State recruit McAllister Hobbs led Dallas Jesuit with 59 goals while goalie Connor Knight had a .628 save percentage. Previous: 1

2. St. Andrew’s (Fla.), 20-3

The Scots earned their second-straight state championship, topping Benjamin (Fla.) 9-7 on May 7. Junior Jack Schulte, an Air Force recruit, led the team with 60 goals and 53 assists. Senior Nick Golubov picked up 118 ground balls and won 63% of draws. Previous: 2

3. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), 16-3

The Raiders avenged their 2019 championship game loss to Ponte Vedra (Fla.) by defeating the Sharks 13-12 to win a state title. Senior Trace McDonald had a team-leading 76 points while head 38 goals. Previous: 3

4. Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas), 20-4

The Eagles gave up a three-goal lead to Dallas Jesuit (Texas), falling in the state championship 11-10 on May 8. ESD’s season was highlighted with multiple wins over Westlake (Texas), Lake Mary (Fla.) and Valor Christian (Colo.). Previous: 4

5. Lovett (Ga.), 23-0

It was a perfect season for the Lions. Lovett went from a losing campaign a year ago to a 23-0 season after defeating Westminster (Ga.) 14-7 on May 14 to claim a state title. William Overly and Mason Ball each scored four times in the championship.  Lovett also beat Starr’s Mill (Ga.) 11-6 en route to the championship game. Previous: 5

6. Middle Creek (N.C.), 21-2

The Mustangs waited nearly the entire state championship to get their leading scorer a goal. With just 10 seconds remaining in regulation, Tate Jones scored the game-winner giving Middle Creek a 9-8 win over Weddington (N.C.) in the state championship. Collin Patrick scored once but added four assists in the state championship win. Earlier in the week, Middle Creek rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) 10-8 in the semifinal. Patrick scored twice for Middle Creek. Previous: 6

7. Westlake (Texas), 13-4

The Chapperals closed out their season with a heartbreaking 13-12 overtime loss to Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas) in the semifinals. Westlake finished the season 13-2 against in-state competition, with both losses coming against ESD. Westlake will lose several key seniors, including Ethan Burke who is committed to Texas football and Michigan recruit Carter Barksdale. Previous: 7

8. Benjamin (Fla.), 18-4

After starting the season off with a loss to St. Andrew’s (Fla.), the Buccaneers were unable to get revenge against the Scots in the state championship on May 7. Benjamin’s season was highlighted with wins over St. Edward’s (Fla.) and Jupiter (Fla.). Tufts University recruit Jack Regnery led in scoring with 54 tallies while junior Brady Quinn had a team-leading 52 assists. Previous: 8

9. Holly Springs (N.C.), 16-3

The Golden Hawks fell in the round of 16 to Middle Creek (N.C.) 17-7 last week. Holly Springs’ only two in-state losses were against the Mustangs. Holly Springs was led by Wade Watson, who scored 56 goals during the season, but was held to one tally against Middle Creek. Previous: 9

10. Plant (Fla.), 18-3

The Panthers’ season ended in the state semifinals in back-to-back seasons with a 12-10 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.). Plant has yet to win a state title. Junior Turner Ashby, an Air Force recruit, had a team-leading 45 goals and 34 assists. Previous: 10

—​ Justin Boggs

MIDWEST TOP 10

1. Culver Academy (Ind.), 19-2

The Eagles’ impressive 2022 campaign included wins over McDonogh (Md.) and St. Ignatius (Ohio) and two victories apiece against Hill Academy (Ont.) and Western Reserve Academy (Ohio). Even their two losses were impressive, as Culver fell by a single goal to Boys Latin (Md.) and Gonzaga (D.C.). Previous: 1

2. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 22-1

The Golden Bears avenged last year's state title game loss to Dublin Jerome (Ohio) with a 12-10 triumph over the Celtics in this year's championship game. Upper Arlington went undefeated in the Midwest – its lone loss came to Salesianum (Del.) – including impressive wins over Brother Rice (Mich.), Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.), MICDS (Mo.) and Pennsylvania 2A state champion Mars (Pa.). Previous: 2

3. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 21-3

The Ramblers' defense came through at states, holding Wheaton Academy (Ill.) and Lake Forest (Ill.) to five goals apiece in the semifinals and title game, respectively. Two of Loyola's three losses came on the East Coast while the third came to Buckeye State runner-up Dublin Jerome (Ohio). Previous: 3

4. MICDS (Mo.), 18-1

The state champion Rams' lone loss of the season came to Buckeye State champion Upper Arlington (Ohio). George Herron saved 62.9 percent of the shots that came his way, Harry Kohler and Tyler Peterson each tallied 50-plus groundballs and Landon Gelven, Mark Mintzlaff and Bjorn Sjogren all notched at least 70 points for MICDS. Previous: 4

5. Forest Hills Central (Mich.), 21-0

The Rangers overcame an early 3-0 deficit to top Detroit Country Day (Mich.) 11-8 in the state championship game. Jonah McConnell led FHC with four goals and two assists while Miles Duiven added a pair of goals for the Rangers. Previous: 5

6. St. Xavier (Ky.), 21-3

The Tigers’ 21-win campaign included a massive number of goals: 430 (or 18 per game). St. Xavier’s lone losses came to two of the best teams in the country – Culver (Ind.) and Western Reserve Academy (Ohio), as well as an overtime loss to Norfolk Academy (Va.). Previous: 6

7. Dublin Jerome (Ohio), 19-3

The Celtics dropped a tight state title game to Upper Arlington despite five goals from their Everhart duo, three from Preston and two from Chase, and 14 saves from Brady White. Dublin Jerome's resume includes victories over three state champions: Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.), Hartland (Mich.) and Loyola Academy (Ill.). Previous: 7

8. Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.), 15-6

The Royals wrapped up their second straight state title in impressive fashion, turning a one-point game at the half into a 17-7 victory over Cathedral (Ind.). While HSE's defense clamped down, Ohio Wesleyan commit Garrett Smith delivered a seven-point performance, Michael Mattaliano added five points and Blaine Wertz notched a hat trick. Previous: 9

9. Hartland (Mich.), 18-4

One of the top high school scorers the Midwest has seen, Bo Lockwood ensured his Eagles wouldn't fall again in the state title game to Brother Rice (Mich.), depositing the game-winner in overtime for an 11-10 victory. Lockwood finished with four assists while Ryan Krause notched a hat trick for Hartland. Previous: 8

10. Benilde-St. Margaret’s (Minn.) 16-0

The Red Devils were challenged in their Section 5 title game against Maple Grove (Minn.), leading just 3-2 at the intermission before pitching a second-half shutout for a 9-3 victory. Hunter Payer recorded a hat trick, Carsen Brandt had a team-leading four points (including three assists) and Justin Dalum saved 75 percent of the shots that came his way. Previous: 10

—​ Jonah Rosenblum

WEST TOP 10

1. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 19-3

The Sea Kings avenged two of their three regular-season losses in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 final four to claim their first championship. After taking out top-ranked Mater Dei (Calif.), 9-5, in the semifinals, CdM used a five-goal fourth quarter offensive burst to down Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) 10-4 in the final. Previous: 1

2. Mater Dei (Calif.), 17-4

The Monarchs’ season ended in the CIF Southern Section semifinals for a second straight year. They lost 9-5 to eventual champion Corona del Mar (Calif.), despite junior Lucas de la Paz winning 14 of 16 faceoff and senior goalie Nick Colignon registering 10 saves. Mater Dei had beaten CdM during the regular season and also had a victory over runner-up Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.). Previous: 2

3. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 19-5

Foothill fell in the CIF Southern Section Division I championship game for a second straight year, unable to repeat a narrow regular-season victory against Corona del Mar (Calif.). The Knights had advanced to the final with a 10-8 win over St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) in the semifinals. Previous: 3

4. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 19-2

The Tartans won 20 of 22 faceoffs in their CIF Southern Section semifinal but couldn’t finish enough opportunities in the attack and fell 10-8 to Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.). The Tartans’ lone regular-season loss was an overtime defeat against fellow semifinalist Mater Dei (Calif.). Previous: 4

5. Corner Canyon (Utah), 19-1

The Chargers beat American Fork (Utah) 15-10 to claim its second straight UHSAA Class 6A championship. Corner Canyon jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the first period and held on for the win, despite American Fork outscoring the Chargers the rest of the way. Previous: 5

6. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 14-7

The Falcons beat Bishops School (Calif.) 10-5 to repeat as CIF San Diego Open champions. They needed a game-winner in overtime to advance in the semifinals, and sophomore Blake Washburn came through for a 12-11 win over La Costa Canyon (Calif.). Torrey Pines had a notable win over St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), while two of its losses were in overtime against top teams in Texas and four were against the West’s top 4. Previous: 6

7. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 18-4

The top-seeded Wildcats claimed their first CIF Central Coast Section title with a 19-13 win over Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) in the final. St. Ignatius beat Menlo-Atherton (Calif.) 20-8 in the semifinals and had notable wins over Foothill and Mercer Island (Wash.) earlier this season. The Wildcats played two competitive games against New York powers St. Anthony’s and Chaminade in April. Previous: 7

8. Arapahoe (Colo.), 14-5

The Warriors surged in the second half of the season to finish with eight straight wins, including an 8-5 victory over Mountain Vista (Colo.) to collect their first state title since 2013. Arapahoe opened the season 6-5 but found a groove with confidence-boosting wins over former No. 5 Regis Jesuit (Colo.) and Mountain Vista (Colo.) in back-to-back games in early May. Previous: 8

9. Brophy Prep (Ariz.), 21-2

The Broncos claimed the Arizona state title with an 11-8 win over Desert Vista (Ariz.), as they went unbeaten against in-state competition. Their lone losses were against Mater Dei (Calif.) by one and Palo Verde (Nevada) in overtime. Previous: 9

10. Jesuit Portland (Ore.), 22-1

Ben Wimmer scored four goals and assisted three others and Bennett Smith added four goals and two assists, as the Crusaders won their first Oregon High School Lacrosse Association state championship with a 17-9 win over Lakeridge (Ore.) in the championship game June 4. Lakeridge beat Jesuit in the “Metro Championship” game in 2021 when metro-area schools participated in their own postseason tournament because there was no state championship. Previous: 10

—​ Laurel Pfahler

REGIONS

Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Mid-Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia

South: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming