With No. 1 Landon's season finished, the focus shifted to the Northeast, where the New York state playoffs continued last week. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) just keeps winning, extending its streak to 17 games with wins over Johnson City (N.Y.) in the Class C play-in game and Canton (N.Y.) in the state quarterfinals. As a result, it moved from No. 12 to No. 8 this week's Nike/US Lacrosse High School Boys' Top 25.

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Jamesville-DeWitt extended its streak to 17 games with a win over Canton (N.Y.). It will face Palmyra-Macedon (N.Y.) in the state semifinals Wednesday.

Jamesville-DeWitt Extends Win Streak to Rise in Nike/US Lacrosse HSB Top 25


With No. 1 Landon's season finished, the focus shifted to the Northeast, where the New York state playoffs continued last week. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) just keeps winning, extending its streak to 17 games with wins over Johnson City (N.Y.) in the Class C play-in game and Canton (N.Y.) in the state quarterfinals. As a result, it moved from No. 12 to No. 8 this week's Nike/US Lacrosse High School Boys' Top 25.

Conversely, La Salle (Pa.) saw its season end with an upset to Central Bucks East (Pa.) in a PIAA quarterfinal matchup. That lost bumped La Salle out of the top 10.

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June 6, 2017

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1 Landon (Md.) 21-0 1 Season Complete (IAC champion)
2 Darien (Conn.) 21-0 2 6/7 vs. Glastonbury (Conn.)
3 Culver Academy (Ind.) 21-1 3 Season complete
4 Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 19-0 4 6/7 vs. Pleasantville (N.Y.)
5 St. Ignatius (Calif.) 19-2 6 Season complete (WCAL champion)
6 Delbarton (N.J.) 19-1 7 6/7 vs. Ramapo (N.J.)
7 Calvert Hall (Md.) 17-2 8 Season complete (MIAA champion)
8 Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) 20-1 12 6/7 vs. Palmyra-Macedon (N.Y.)
9 McDonogh (Md.) 17-4 10 Season complete (MIAA runner-up)
10 Chaminade (N.Y.) 11-4 13 Season complete (CHSAA AAA Champ)
11 La Salle (Pa.) 21-2 5 Season Complete
12 Bullis (Md.) 18-3 11 Season Complete (IAC runners-up)
13 Severna Park (Md.) 20-0 14 Season complete (MPSAA champion)
14 Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) 16-1 15 6/7 vs. Reading (Mass.)
15 Ward Melville (N.Y.) 18-2 16 6/7 vs. Lakeland/Panas (N.Y.)
16 Victor (N.Y.) 17-3 20 6/7 vs. Vestal (N.Y.)
17 Pittsford (N.Y.) 18-1 22 6/7 vs. Baldwinsville (N.Y.)
18 Smithtown East (N.Y.) 15-4 17 Season complete
19 Haverford School (Pa.) 16-7 18 Season complete
20 Conestoga (Pa.) 21-3 21 6/6 vs. Mount Lebanon (Pa.)
21 Boys' Latin (Md.) 14-5 19 Season Complete
22 Manhasset (N.Y.) 15-2 9 Season Complete
23 Avon Grove (Pa.) 21-1 NR 6/6 vs. Central Bucks East (Pa.)
24 Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 17-1 25 Season Complete
25 Yorktown (N.Y.) 16-4 NR 6/7 vs. Garden City (N.Y.)
Also considered: Massapequa (N.Y.), Malvern Prep (Pa.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), Springfield-Delco (Pa.), Episcopal Academy (Pa.), Moorestown (N.J.), Central Bucks East (Pa.)







Nike/US 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. Darien (Conn.), 21-0

The Blue Wave stretched their winning streak to 52 games with two more wins last week. Darien topped Conrad-Westford, 20-1, in the first round of the Class L state tournament, then secured a 17-6 win over Greenwich (Conn.) in the quarterfinals as junior attackman Logan McGovern scored six goals. The Blue Wave face Glastonbury (Conn.) Wednesday in the state semifinals. Previous: 1

2. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 19-0

The Seahawks went 2-0 last week to advance to the Class C final four. Ian Laviano had five goals and three assists as CSH seized the Nassau County Class C title with a 16-2 win over Lynbrook (N.Y.), and Taylor Strough totaled four goals and two assists in a 16-7 win over Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) in the Long Island C title game. The Seahawks play Pleasantville (N.Y.) in the state semifinals Wednesday. Previous: 2

3. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.), 20-1

J-D extended its winning streak to 17 games with two wins last week. The Red Rams topped Johnson City (N.Y.), 19-9, in the Class C state play-in game and followed with a 16-4 win over Canton (N.Y.) in the state quarterfinals. Joe Kiesa scored six goals and Griffin Cook added five goals in the quarterfinal win. J-D faces Palmyra-Macedon (N.Y.) in the state semifinals Wednesday. Previous: 4

4. Chaminade (N.Y.), 11-4

The Flyers were awarded the CHSAA Class AAA championship after the CHSAA sanctioned St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) for using an illegible player this season, canceling the title game with a forfeit and stripping the Friars of all their wins. Previous: 5

5. Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.), 16-1

The Warriors toped Billerica (Mass.), 19-5, in the North Division 1 quarterfinals last week to continue their season. L-S faces Reading (Mass.) in the divisional semifinals Wednesday. Previous: 6

6. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 18-2

The Patriots slid into the state semifinals with a pair of wins last week. Perry Cassidy recorded 10 saves and Eddie Munoz totaled three goals and two assists as Ward Melville held off Smithtown East, 9-8, for the Suffolk County Class A title. The Patriots then limited Massapequa to one goal in the second half to win the Long Island Class A title, 8-5. Cassidy again made 10 saves, and Zach Hobbes scored three goals. Ward Melville faces Lakeland/Panas (N.Y.) in the state semifinals Wednesday. Previous: 7

7. Victor (N.Y.), 17-3

The Blue Devils avenged one of their three losses last week, posting a dominant 13-4 win over rival Canandaigua (N.Y.) in the Section V Class B title game as Andrew Russell finished with four goals and Sam Lambert added three goals and one assist. Victor then topped Hamburg (N.Y.), 7-4, in the state quarterfinals behind Joey Pezziment’s three goals and one assist and Chayse Ierlan’s eight saves. Victor meets Vestal (N.Y.) in the state semifinals Wednesday. Previous: 9

8. Pittsford (N.Y.), 18-1

The Panthers moved into the state semifinals after beating Fairport (N.Y.), 13-5, in the Section V Class A title game and Orchard Park (N.Y.), 20-6, in the state quarterfinals last week. John Mozrall totaled five goals and two assists in the two wins. Pittsford plays Baldwinsville (N.Y.) in the state semifinals Wednesday. Previous: 10

9. Smithtown East (N.Y.), 15-4

Connor DeSimone and Michael Latini each had two goals and one assist as East fell, 9-8, to Ward Melville (N.Y.) in the Suffolk County Class A title game. DeSimone finished the season with 60 goals and 54 assists, while Latini had 48 goals and 17 assists. All of the Bulls’ losses were by one goal, including a regular-season loss to Ward Melville. Previous: 8

10. Manhasset (N.Y.), 15-2

Louis Perfetto finished with three goals and one assist, but Manhasset dropped an 8-6 decision to Garden City in the Nassau County Class B title game. Garden City led 7-2 entering the fourth quarter, and Manhasset’s rally fell short. Previous: 3

— Will Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic Top 10

1. Landon (Md.), 21-0

The Bears were rarely tested on the way to an IAC title that closed a perfect season. They finished in style by beating Bullis (Md.), 18-7, in the championship May 12. Joey Epstein (Johns Hopkins) piled up 75 goals and 48 assists for the season and Justin Shockey (Navy) won 79 percent of his face-offs. Previous: 1

2. Delbarton (N.J.), 19-1

The Green Wave needed two days, a late comeback and a go-ahead score in the final seconds to beat Seton Hall Prep (N.J.), 11-10, and claim the NJSIAA Non-Public A title. Lightning forced the game to be suspended Wednesday with Delbarton trailing, 7-5, early in the fourth quarter. Chuck Ruebling’s squad rallied when play resumed Thursday and won on Tom Schelling’s goal with three seconds left in regulation. Delbarton faces Ramapo (N.J.) on Wednesday in a Tournament of Champions semifinal. Previous: 3

3. Calvert Hall (Md.), 17-2

 The Cardinals left no doubt about their spot atop the MIAA, closing with a 12-6 win over McDonogh in the championship May 25. After two early losses, they finished the spring with 15 straight victories. Jacob Kelly (North Carolina) hit his scoring stride in the run and finished with a team-best 47 goals and 44 assists. Previous: 4

4. McDonogh (Md.), 17-4

The Eagles came up short in their bid for a repeat MIAA title, falling 12-6 to Calvert Hall in the championship May 25. Their nonconference résumé included defeats of heavyweights Chaminade (N.Y.), Haverford School (Pa.) and Bullis (Md.). McDonogh put five players on the all-conference team, including defensive stalwarts B.J. Farrare, Brandon Shure and Chris Smith. Previous: 5

5. La Salle (Pa.), 21-2

The Explorers tripped up on their playoff march Saturday, falling to Central Bucks East (Pa.), 8-6, in a PIAA quarterfinal. They led 3-1 early before allowing seven of the next eight goals. The loss finished an impressive season highlighted by a Philadelphia Catholic League title and wins over a handful of traditional Pennsylvania powers. Previous: 2

6. Bullis (Md.), 18-3

The Bulldogs put together another strong resume but settled for runner-up in the IAC after losing 18-7 to top-ranked Landon in the final May 12. Alex Trippi (North Carolina) posted 57 goals and 64 assists this season and finishes as the program’s all-time leading scorer. Previous: 6

7. Severna Park (Md.), 20-0

The Falcons were perfect en route to a repeat Maryland 4A/3A title. They finished in dramatic fashion, beating Churchill (Md.), 7-6, in the May 24 final on a goal by Jack Thomas with three seconds left in regulation. UMBC-bound Trevor Patschorke posted 83 goals for an explosive club that averaged 15.8 goals per game. Previous: 7

8. Haverford School (Pa.), 16-7

The Fords ended a second straight season with a loss to Culver Academy Prep (Ind.) in the Inter-Ac Invitational final. They couldn’t get much going offensively in a 9-5 defeat on May 21. It was still another strong season for Haverford School with a handful of notable wins against a brutal schedule and an outright conference regular season title. Previous: 8

9. Conestoga (Pa.), 21-3

The Pioneers advanced to the PIAA semifinals with Saturday’s 12-6 win over Manheim Township (Pa.). They also knocked off Haverford High (Pa.), 9-4, earlier in the week. Henry Berg (Mount St. Mary’s) led the way with a combined four goals and five assists. They’ll face Mount Lebanon (Pa.) on Tuesday for a spot in the championship. Previous: 10

10.  Boys’ Latin (Md.), 14-5

The Lakers earned the No. 2 seed in the MIAA Tournament but had their season end in the semifinals with an 11-8 loss to McDonogh on May 22. After a nice run midseason to get to the top of the conference standings, they closed the spring with three losses in their final four games. Matt Brandau (Yale) set the offensive pace with 36 goals and 34 assists. Previous: 9

— Eric Detweiler




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Central Bucks East (Pa.) upset then-No. 5 La Salle (Pa.) in the PIAA quarterfinals.


South Top 10 (season complete)

1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), 21-1

The Raiders claimed their second consecutive state championship with a 12-7 win over Lake Highland Prep (Fla.). STA has not lost to a Florida team since May of 2015. 

2. Dallas Jesuit (Texas), 15-5

The Rangers ended the season by winning their second consecutive THSLL state championship. They are the first repeat THSLL champion since 2010. 

3. Lassiter (Ga.), 17-4

The Trojans beat Lambert (Ga.) 10-5 to win their first GHSA 6A/7A state championship since 2006, ending Lambert’s in-state win streak at 39 games and avenging last year’s title game loss. Colvin Prosser led with four goals in the weather-delayed game, while Nolan Moon scored three goals, Choice Mostellar added two and Justin Edwards one. The Trojans came back from down 4-1 early to beat Allatoona 11-9 in the semifinals. 

4.  Lambert (Ga.), 20-2

The Longhorns rallied past Centennial (Ga.), 12-7, to advance to the GHSA 6A/7A state championship game, but were denied a repeat title with a 10-5 loss to Lassiter in a weather-delayed final. Alex Walker scored two goals for Lambert. Eric Overbay, Kyle Lewis and Bradley Wehmon had one each. 

5. Middle Creek (N.C.), 22-0

The Mustangs finished off a perfect season to claim their first ever state title. They beat Lake Norman 17-8 on Saturday to win the NCHSAA 4A championship. Middle Creek fell behind early, but put together a strong second quarter to take an 8-4 lead at halftime. Senior Jake Medwar led the Mustangs with five goals, and Patrick Tanner and Owen Caputo scored four each, while Graham Schwartz won 19 of 25 faceoffs. Middle Creek got to the finals by upending perennial power and previously-ranked Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) 17-4 in the semifinals.

6. Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas), 18-1

The Eagles advanced to the THSLL title game, but fell short of the title when Dallas Jesuit rallied for a 9-8 win. ESD had beaten Jesuit 7-5 on April 28. 

7. The Woodlands (Texas), 23-1

The Highlanders, top-seeded in the THSLL Final Four, lost to Episcopal Dallas, 11-8, in the state semifinals. The Woodlands owns five out-of-state wins. 

8. Weddington (N.C.), 19-1

The Warriors scored 12 second-quarter goals on their way to a 21-6 win over Cedar Ridge in the NCHSAA 1A/2A/3A state championship for their first state title. Austin Leonard led with five goals, while Hunter Fasanaro had four. The Warriors beat Cuthbertson (N.C.) 21-6 to advance to the title game. Leonard scored five goals, Fasanaro had four goals and three assists and James Shipley had four goals and an assist in that win. Whitner Litton collected nine groundballs and won 23 of 29 faceoffs.

9. Memphis University School (Tenn.), 16-3

The Owls won their second consecutive TSLA state title when Cade Klawinski scored in the second overtime to beat McCallie School (Tenn.) 9-8. The game was forced to overtime after a flurry of late goals in regulation. Daniel Shumake gave MUS an 8-6 lead with 50 seconds left, but McCallie scored two quick goals to send it to overtime. The Owls beat Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 12-4 in the semifinals to advance to the title game. 

10. Ponte Vedra (Fla.), 19-2

The Sharks’ promising season ended in an upset in the second round of the Florida state play-in games. Their only other loss was to Jupiter, and they had three strong out-of-state wins. 

— Aimee Ford Foster     

Midwest Top 10

1. Culver Prep Academy (Ind.), 21-1

The Eagles concluded their season with a 21-1 record on May 20 by winning the Inter-Ac Tournament. They beat nationally-ranked Haverford School (Pa.) in the final to avenge their lone regular-season loss. Culver is ranked third nationally. Previous: 1

2. Brother Rice (Mich.), 18-4

The Warriors have clinched a spot in the state final four after defeating Romeo (Mich.) 18-6 and Canton (Mich.) 19-5 last week. Jack Kelly scored five times in Brother Rice’s win over Canton, while teammate Cameron Gould notched hat tricks in both contests last week. The Warriors will take on Rockford (Mich.) on Tuesday for a spot in the state finals. Previous: 2

3. Cathedral (Ind.), 21-4

The Irish finished the season with their second straight state title after defeating Carmel (Ind.) 8-5 on Saturday. The win over Carmel followed an 8-7 win over Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.) in the state semifinals Friday. Goaltender Brock Snyder came up big in both contests last week, including posting 12 saves in the state title game. Previous: 4

4. New Trier (Ill.), 20-4

The Trevians were crowned Illinois state champs on Saturday following their 9-6 win over Loyola Academy (Ill.). Henry Freedman led New Trier with a hat trick in the title game, as his team avenged a 7-6 loss to Loyola Academy from April 29. The Trevians also defeated Neuqua Valley (Ill.) 16-7 on Wednesday in the state semifinals, led by four goals from Collin Kroll. Previous: 5

5. East Grand Rapids (Mich.), 17-1

The Pioneers are two wins away from a Division II title in Michigan after defeating Vicksburg (Mich.) 16-6 and Okemos (Mich.) 20-8 last week. Ben Keller scored five times for East Grand Rapids in its win over Okemos in the state quarterfinals. The Pioneers have a state final four match against Cranbrook (Mich.) on Tuesday. Previous: 7

6. MICDS (Mo.), 17-5

After defeating St. Louis University Jesuit (Mo.) in the state semifinals, the Rams polished off their fourth-straight state title by defeating Chaminade Prep (Mo.) 16-5 on May 27. Sophomore Graham Bundy Jr. was named the championship MVP. Previous: 8

7. Archbishop Moeller (Ohio), 17-7

After a 7-7 start to the season, the Crusaders won their last 10 games of the season en route to a state title after defeating Cleveland St. Ignatius (Ohio) 9-8 in double overtime in the OHSAA Division I final. Logan Dieball scored the game-winner for Moeller on a man-up opportunity, and Brendan Sigurdson finished with a hat trick. Moeller defeated Upper Arlington, 10-9, in the state semifinals. Previous: 9

8. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 17-8

The Ramblers were unable to defend their 2016 state title, falling to New Trier (Ill.) 9-6 in the championship game on Saturday. Senior Quinn Roddy scored a team-high three goals in the loss. Loyola advanced to the state finals after defeating Lake Forest (Ill.) 17-7 in the semifinals Wednesday. Previous: 3

9. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 20-3

The Golden Bears saw their season come to an end in the state semifinals on Wednesday. Upper Arlington fell 10-9 to Moeller after having a shot to tie the game ring off the crossbar just seconds before the final buzzer. Jack Dolan and EJ Caldwell each had a pair of goals in the losing effort. Previous: 6

10. Hartland (Mich.), 21-0 

The Eagles enter the state final four with a perfect record after defeating Midland (Mich.) 11-10 in the regional finals Wednesday and beating Clarkston (Mich.) 20-11 in the state quarterfinals Saturday. Jake Gallaher scored four times in Hartland’s quarterfinal match. The Eagles face Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.) in the semifinals Tuesday. Previous: NR

— Justin Boggs

West Top 10

1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 19-2

The Wildcats beat Bellarmine Prep 9-4 to claim their eighth straight West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) title and wrap up another impressive season. Ignatius, which is ranked in the top 10 nationally, hasn’t lost a league game in eight years of play. Previous: 1

2. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 18-1

A year after failing to make the state final for the first time since 2011, the Bruins made the most of their return to collect their record sixth title with a 17-8 win over defending champion Regis Jesuit (Colo.) in the Class 5A championship. Cherry Creek beat Kent Denver (Colo.) 13-5 in the semifinals to set up the third championship meeting in the last four years with Regis. Previous: 2

3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 18-2

The second-seeded Mavericks claimed their eighth CIF championship overall and third in four years by outlasting Coronado (Calif.) 10-9 in the San Diego Section Open final. They ended a one-year title drought after topping Poway 11-8 in the semifinals. Previous: 3

4. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 15-4

The Raiders topped 2016 state runner-up Arapahoe (Colo.) 15-7 in the Class 5A semifinals but couldn’t repeat an early-season win over Cherry Creek in the final. Regis fell behind 5-1 in the first quarter and trailed 9-2 at the half. Previous: 4

5. Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.), 21-4

The Cubs claimed their second straight Southern Section CIF title, avenging a regular-season loss to Palos Verdes (Calif.) in the Los Angeles final and topping Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) 13-5 in the overall championship. Loyola’s other three losses were against teams that have been ranked this season. Previous: 5

6. De La Salle (Calif.), 19-4

The Spartans claimed the CIF North Coast Division 1 title, beating Amador Valley (Calif.) 7-5 in the final to avenge an early-season loss to the Dons. Three of their four losses were decided by two goals or less, including one against nationally-ranked St. Ignatius Prep. De La Salle beat knocked defending champion Monte Vista-Danville (Calif.) out in the semifinals, 8-6. Previous: 7

7. Arapahoe (Colo.), 13-5

The Warriors won 12 of their last 14 games after a 1-3 start to the season but ended their season with a second loss to Regis Jesuit in the Class 5A state semifinals. Arapahoe led 5-4 at halftime but was outscored 11-2 in the second half of the 15-7 loss. Previous: 8

8. Oregon Episcopal (Ore.), 17-1

The Aardvarks avenged their lone loss of the season by beating previously-ranked West Linn (Ore.) 11-10 in overtime of the state semifinals May 31, then went on to win the title Saturday with a 9-6 win over Sunset. They held a 4-3 advantage at the half but fired off four goals in the third quarter to propel themselves to the win. Previous: NR

9. Skyline (Wash.), 16-2

The Spartans claimed the WHSBLA Class 4A state title with a 9-7 win over rival Eastlake (Wash.) in the final after topping Woodinville (Wash.) 9-6 in the semifinals. Skyline had one in-state loss this season, a two-goal loss to Bellevue (Wash.) in the opener. Previous: 9

10. Coronado (Calif.), 15-7

The Islanders rallied back from an 8-4 deficit against La Costa Canyon to take a 9-8 lead with 4:29 left but couldn’t hold on and settled for runner-up in the San Diego Open division. It was their second one-goal loss to LCC. Coronado upset previously-ranked Torrey Pines (Calif.) 6-4 in the semifinals, less than two weeks after dropping a 19-7 loss to the Falcons. Previous: 10

— Laurel Pfahler