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No. 1 Landon (Md.) continues to roll, improving to 19-0 this week after netting a 14-4 win over previously unbeaten Churchill (Md.).

Landon, Darien Stay Undefeated Atop Nike/USL HS Boys' National Top 25


Manhasset (N.Y.) and New Caanan (Conn.) join the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Boys' National Top 25 this week with wins over then-No. 11 Chaminade (N.Y.) 8-7 and then-No. 12 St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 8-6, respectively.

The top 10 remain the same as last week, with No. 1 Landon (Md.) continuing to roll, improving to 19-0, while No. 2 Darien (Conn.) advances to 12-0. No. 4 Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) is also undefeated at 14-0.

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National Top 25

 
May 9, 2017

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1 Landon (Md.) 19-0 1 5/9 vs. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)
2 Darien (Conn.) 12-0 2 5/9 vs. Norwalk (Conn.)
3 Culver Academy (Ind.) 17-1 3 5/13 vs. Glenbrook North (Ill.)
4 Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 14-0 4 5/10 vs. Lynbrook (N.Y.)
5 La Salle (Pa.) 14-1 5 5/10 vs. Haverford School (Pa.)
6 Bullis (Md.) 17-2 6 5/9 vs. Georgetown Prep (Md.)
7 St. Ignatius (Calif.) 17-2 7 5/10 vs. TBD
8 Delbarton (N.J.) 11-1 8 5/9 vs. Chatham (N.J.)
9 Calvert Hall (Md.) 12-2 9 5/9 vs. Boys' Latin (Md.)
10 McDonogh (Md.) 12-3 10 5/9 at Loyola-Blakefield (Md.)
11 Manhasset (N.Y.) 11-2 NR 5/9 at New Hyde Park (N.Y.)
12 Chaminade (N.Y.) 8-3 11 5/9 at St. John the Baptist (N.Y.)
13 Boys' Latin (Md.) 12-3 14 5/9 at Calvert Hall (Md.)
14 Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) 12-1 15 5/11 vs. Homer (N.Y.)
15 Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) 9-1 17 5/9 at Acton Boxborough (Mass.)
16 Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J). 13-0 18 5/10 vs. Watchung Hills (N.J.)
17 Ward Melville (N.Y.) 12-2 19 5/9 at Commack (N.Y)
18 Smithtown East (N.Y) 11-3 20 5/9 at Huntington (N.Y.)
19 Malvern Prep (Pa.) 15-4 22 5/9 at Penn Charter (Pa.)
20 Severna Park (Md.) 15-0 24 5/12 vs. Old Mill (Md.) or North County (Md.)
21 New Caanan (Conn.) 9-4 NR 5/9 vs. Trinity Catholic (Conn.)
22 St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 7-4 12 5/10 vs. St. Augustine Prep (N.J.)
23 Victory (N.Y.) 9-2 13 5/9 at Churchville-Chili (N.Y.)
24 St. Paul's (Md.) 13-3 16 5/9 at Archbishop Spaulding (Md.)
25 Massapequa (N.Y.) 11-2 21 5/11 vs. Freeport (N.Y.)
Also considered: Chatham (N.J.), Conestoga (Pa.), Haverford School (Pa.), Niskayuna (N.Y.), Pittsford (N.Y.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), Syosset (N.Y.), The Woodlands (Texas), Yorktown (N.Y.)







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Northeast Boys' Top 10 | Northeast Girls' Top 10
Mid-Atlantic Boys' Top 10 | Mid-Atlantic Girls' Top 10
South Boys' Top 10
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Midwest Boys' Top 10
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West Boys' Top 10
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Northeast Top 10

1. Darien (Conn.), 12-0

The Blue Wave stretched their win streak to 43 games last week, notching impressive wins over Staples-Westport (Conn.), St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) and Ridgefield (Conn.).  Kevin Lindley scored six goals in a 9-4 win over St. Anthony’s, and senior goalie Ryan Cornell stopped nine shots in the Ridgefield win. Darien, which didn’t allow more than four goals in any of the games, plays Nowalk (Conn.), Trinity Catholic (Conn.), and Greenwich (Conn.) this week. Previous: 1

2. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 14-0

The Seahawks, who have won 20 straight games, topped Seaford (N.Y.), 16-3, and Greenwich (Conn.), 13-6. Matt Licciardi notched two goals and three assists in the Greenwich win. CSH faces Lynbrook (N.Y.) this week. Previous: 2

3. Manhasset (N.Y.), 11-2

Manhasset makes a huge leap into the rankings after going 3-0 last week to extend their win streak to seven games. Manhasset defeated Carey (N.Y.), South Side (N.Y.), and Chaminade (N.Y.). The Indians topped Chaminade, 8-7, behind Steven Schneider’s three goals. The Indians face New Hyde Park (N.Y.) this week. Previous: NR

4. Chaminade (N.Y.), 8-3

The Flyers went 1-1 last week, splitting games with Manhasset (N.Y.) and Massapequa (N.Y.). Patrick Kavanagh scored twice and Andrew Bonafede stopped 12 shots in a 7-5 win over Massapequa. Chaminade faces St. John the Baptist (N.Y.) and Delbarton (N.J.) this week. Previous: 3

5. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.), 12-1

The Red Rams cruised to wins over Fulton (N.Y.), Oswego (N.Y.) and Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) last week. Ryan Archer and Griffin Cook each finished with four goals and two assists in a 14-8 win over F-M. J-D faces Homer (N.Y.) and Victor (N.Y.) this week. Previous: 6

6. Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.), 9-1

The Warriors bounced back from their first loss of the season with a strong 15-3 win over Longmeadow (Mass.), helped by an eight-goal second quarter. Jack Sutherland, Hayden Frey and Junior Almeida each netted three goals in the win. L-S has a tough week ahead as matchups with Acton Boxborough (Mass.), Concord Carlisle (Mass.) and Duxbury (Mass.) await. Previous: 7

7. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 12-2

Matt Grillo finished with three goals and two assists to power the Patriots to a 13-5 win over Sachem East (N.Y.) on Friday, two days after Eddie Munoz scored in the third overtime for an 8-7 win over Half Hollow Hills East (N.Y.). Munoz finished with three goals and Perry Cassidy stopped 10 shots in the win. Ward Melville plays Commack (N.Y.) and Connetquot (N.Y.) this week. Previous: 8

8. Smithtown East (N.Y.), 9-3

The Bulls went 2-0 last week, posting wins over Northport (N.Y.), 12-8, and Connetquot (N.Y.), 16-8. Connor DeSimone totaled nine goals and 10 assists in the two wins. East faces Huntington (N.Y.) and Sachem North (N.Y.) this week. Previous: 9

9. New Canaan (Conn.), 9-4

The Rams rejoin the rankings after beating St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 8-6, on Saturday as part of a 3-0 week. They are 7-1 since a 2-3 start to the season, with the lone loss in the current streak coming to unbeaten Darien. Previous: NR

10. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 7-4

The Friars went 0-2 last week, dropping games to two strong Connecticut opponents – top-ranked Darien and New Canaan. Tom Lingner made 12 saves in the 9-4 loss to Darien, and freshman Brennan O’Neil led the Friars’ offense with one goal and one assist. St. Anthony’s faces St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) and Staples-Westport (Conn.) this week. Previous: 4

— Will Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic Top 10

1. Landon (Md.), 19-0

The Bears finished a perfect regular season Thursday with a 14-4 win over previously unbeaten Churchill (Md.). Joey Epstein (Johns Hopkins) led the way with four goals and two assists. Landon will try to cap a stellar spring with an IAC Tournament title this week. Previous: 1

2. La Salle (Pa.), 14-1

The Explorers romped twice last week to push their winning streak to 12 games. They shut out Roman Catholic (Pa.), 17-0, on Wednesday and downed Archbishop Carroll (Pa.), 12-3, on Thursday. A matchup with Inter-Ac power Haverford School (Pa.) looms Wednesday. Previous: 2

3. Bullis (Md.), 17-2

The Bulldogs wrapped up the regular season with a 12-7 win over St. Albans (D.C.) on May 2. Alex Trippi (North Carolina) had two goals and three assists on senior night. Bullis meets Georgetown Prep (Md.) in the IAC tournament semifinals Tuesday and could get another shot at top-ranked Landon in Friday’s final. Previous: 3

4. Delbarton (N.J.), 11-1

The Green Wave had no problems pushing through to the Morris County Tournament final. It picked up double-digit victories last week over Morris Hills (N.J.), Mendham (N.J.) and Roxbury (N.J.). Tom Schelling (Lehigh) combined for five goals and eight assists for the week. Expect Tuesday’s championship against Chatham (N.J.) to be much more competitive. Previous: 4

5. Calvert Hall (Md.), 12-2

The Cardinals are as hot as anybody right now. They handled Mount St. Joseph (Md.) and Severn (Md.) last week, boosted by a combined seven goals and two assists from J.T. Bugliosi (Ohio State). They’ll try to keep it going in Tuesday’s showdown with Boys’ Latin (Md.) for the MIAA’s top spot. Previous: 5

6. McDonogh (Md.), 12-3

After a couple of recent hiccups, the Eagles got back on track last week. Liam Powderly registered three goals and two assists in Tuesday’s 12-7 win over then-No. 16 St. Paul’s (Md.). They followed with an easy 13-4 win over much-improved St. Mary’s Annapolis on Thursday. Previous: 6

7. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 12-3

The Lakers remain tied atop the MIAA standings after beating Archbishop Spalding, 17-8, on May 2 and Loyola-Blakefield (Md.), 12-7, on Friday. Brendan Grimes (Ohio State) scored three goals in the first game and had three more in the second. Boys’ Latin will be alone in first in the conference if it can win at Calvert Hall on Tuesday. Previous: 7

8. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.), 13-0

The Panthers survived a strong test from Moorestown (N.J.) on Saturday, rallying from down three goals in the fourth quarter for a 10-8 win. Sean MacKinney (Manhattan) scored five times in that victory. Bridgewater-Raritan also beat Ridge (N.J.) and Immaculata (N.J.) to get to the semifinals of the Somerset County Tournament. Previous: 9

9. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 15-4

The Friars held serve last week with three wins. The best of the bunch was Wednesday’s 16-10 victory over Delaware power Salesianum, highlighted by four goals and two assists from Scott White (Ohio State). Malvern is tied with Haverford School (Pa.) atop the Inter-Ac standings entering the final week of the regular season. Previous: 10

10.  Severna Park (Md.), 15-0

The Falcons beat Broadneck (Md.) on Friday to wrap up a perfect regular season and then did it again Monday in the Anne Arundel County championship game. Their defense has been fantastic, allowing less than five goals per game. They begin their postseason quest for another Maryland public school title Friday. Previous: NR

— Eric Detweiler




PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER

St. Anthony's (N.Y.) went 0-2 last week, dropping 10 spots in the national rankings after losing games to two strong Connecticut opponents – top-ranked Darien and New Canaan.


South Top 10

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

The Raiders claimed their second consecutive state championship with a 12-7 win over Lake Highland Prep. STA has not lost to a Florida team since May of 2015, and its lone loss was a close. Previous: 1

2. The Woodlands (Texas), 23-0

The top-seeded Highlanders beat St. Mark’s 9-6 in a Super Regional final and advanced to the THSLL Final Four. Ramsey McCreary finished with three goals and one assist to pace the attack. The Woodlands takes on undefeated Episcopal Dallas (Texas) in a state semifinal showdown of the top-ranked teams in the state Saturday. Previous: 2

3.  Lambert (Ga.), 18-1

The Longhorns opened the GHSA 6A/7A state playoffs with a 22-0 win over Parkview and then breezed to a 19-1 win over Kennesaw Mountain (Ga.) in the second round Monday. Lambert, which led Kennesaw 17-1 at halftime, plays in the state quarterfinals Friday. Previous: 3

4. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 13-4

The Crusaders began their run at another state title with an 18-2 win over Panther Creek in the second round of the North Carolina 4A state tournament. They play Jordan in the third round Tuesday. Previous: 4

5. Centennial (Ga.), 16-3                             

The Knights beat South Forsyth 20-4 in the opening round of the Georgia 6A/7A state playoffs on Thursday. Colin Hall tallied four goals and an assist to surpass 200 career points, while Ryan Siracusa had eight goals and one assists. Luke Sadd won 11 of 15 faceoffs and Caleb Sadd won 8 of 11. Centennial plays Harrison in the second round Tuesday. State quarterfinals are Friday. Previous: 5

6. Episcopal Dallas (Texas), 17-0

The Eagles advanced to the THSLL Final Four with a 15-6 win over Kingwood in their Super Regional final last week. Brandon Meaux led the Eagles with seven goals and one assist. ESD plays undefeated The Woodlands in a state semifinal on Saturday. Previous: 6

7. Weddington (N.C.), 15-1

The Warriors haven’t played since April 2, but finally return to the field on Tuesday to take on Marvin Ridge in the second round of the North Carolina 1A/2A/3A state tournament. Marvin Ridge beat Asheboro 22-2 to advance. Previous: 7

8. Highland Park (Texas), 13-4

The Fighting Scots beat Cedar Park and Kinkaid by identical 15-4 scores to advance to the THSLL Final Four. Owen Seebold (Syracuse) led HP with five goals and four assists against Kincaid in the Super Regional final. The Scots will face Dallas Jesuit on Saturday. Previous: 8

9. Louisville St. Xavier (Ky.), 13-3

The Tigers are idle until Kentucky Scholastic League Lacrosse playoffs begin. The schedule will be released at the end of the week. Previous: 9

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. Previous: 10

— Aimee Ford Foster     

Midwest Top 10

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

The Eagles solidified their status as the top team in the Midwest by winning last weekend’s Midwest Lacrosse Challenge. Culver defeated Brother Rice (Mich.) 17-1 in the title game Sunday. Culver also defeated New Trier (Ill.) and DeSmet Jesuit (Mo.) en route to the championship. Previous: 1

2. Cathedral (Ind.), 13-3

The Irish extended their winning streak to seven games after collecting victories last week against Noblesville (Ind.), Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.) and St. Joseph South Bend (Ind.). Senior Kavan Braun scored 10 goals combined over the three games, including five against Hamilton Southeastern. Previous: 3

3. Brother Rice (Mich.), 10-4

The Warriors finished as the runners up at last week’s Midwest Lacrosse Challenge. They squeaked out a 12-11 win over Carmel (Ind.), followed by a 14-4 victory over Loyola Academy (Ill.) before falling to Culver in the final. Nick Dudley, who scored five goals last week, had the game-winner with nine seconds left against Carmel. Previous: 4

4. Cincinnati St. Xavier (Ohio), 13-3

The Bombers completed the regular season with wins over Indian Hill (Ohio) and Cleveland St. Ignatius (Ohio) to give them a nine-game winning streak heading into the postseason. Johnny Marrocco had hat tricks in both games last week. St. Xavier is off until the state playoffs begin May 17. Previous: 5

5. Dublin Coffman, 15-3

The Shamrocks make a big leap into the rankings after handing then-No. 2 Upper Arlington (Ohio) a 16-12 loss on May 2. Coffman has won six in a row since dropping a game to St. X on April 15, and its two other losses were both decided by one goal early in the season. The Shamrocks were set to close the regular season Monday against Thomas Worthington (Ohio). Previous: NR

6. East Grand Rapids (Mich.), 11-1

The Pioneers finished the regular season with wins over Grand Haven (Mich.) and Forest Hills Eastern (Mich.) last week. Hub Hejna had an 11-point game against Grand Haven, followed by a five-assist performance against Forest Hills Eastern. Previous: 7

7. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 10-7

The Ramblers won their fifth in a row with an 8-2 decision over Detroit Country Day (Mich.) on Friday at the Midwest Lacrosse Challenge. Brother Rice bounced Loyola in the semifinals the next day by a 14-4 margin. Previous: 9

8. New Trier (Ill.), 12-4

The Trevians picked up a 7-5 win over then No. 6-ranked MICDS (Mo.) in the first round of the Midwest Lacrosse Challenge. New Trier went on to lose to Culver in the semifinals by a 13-3 ledger. Previous: 10

9. MICDS (Mo.) 13-5

MICDS went 0-2 at the Midwest Lacrosse Challenge last week. MICDS fell to New Trier (Ill.) by a 7-5 margin on Friday, followed by a 12-11 overtime loss against Carmel (Ind.) the next day. MICDS closes the regular season Wednesday with a contest against Westminster Christian (Mo.). Previous: 6

10. Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.), 9-4

After a 15-10 win over Cranbrook on May 2, Detroit Catholic Central ventured across the northern border for a pair of contests. The Shamrocks easily defeated Upper Canada College by a 14-3 score on Friday, but lost to St. Michael’s College by an 11-8 margin the next day. Previous: 8

— Justin Boggs

West Top 10

1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 17-2

The Wildcats closed the regular season with two more wins last week. They beat De LaSalle (Calif.) 7-5 on May 2 – with two goals apiece from Patrick Brosnan and Topher Bligh – and then earned a 15-2 rout of St. Francis (Calif.) the following day behind hat tricks from Payton St. Geme and Nick Clarke. Ignatius has a first-round bye into the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) playoffs and heads to the semifinals Wednesday. Previous: 1

2. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 14-1

The Bruins further established their place atop the rankings for Colorado, besting former No. 3 Mountain Vista (Colo.) 14-6 on May 2 before wrapping up the regular season with an 11-3 victory over Kent Denver on Saturday. Senior Asher Nolting finished with a combined seven goals and five assists over the two games. The playoffs begin Wednesday. Previous: 2

3. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 16-4

After outscoring their two opponents 36-10 last week, the Falcons head into the CIF San Diego Section Open Division playoffs on a five-game win streak. They face Bishop’s School (Calif.) for the second time in two weeks when they meet in the first round Saturday. Torrey Pines beat Bishop’s 17-3 on May 2, as Blake Erlbeck finished with four goals. Previous: 4   

4. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 15-2

The Mavericks bounced back from their April 28 loss to Torrey Pines with a pair of wins last week, including edging out Coronado (Calif.) 12-11. They own the No. 2 seed in the CIF San Diego Section Open playoffs and host Santa Fe Christian (Calif.) in the first round Saturday. Previous: 5

5. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 12-3

The Raiders climb back up following a 12-6 win over Arapahoe (Colo.) in the regular-season finale May 2. The game was tied 4-4 at the half but Regis outscored the Warriors 8-2 over the final two periods and Jake Taylor led the way with three goals and one assist. The Bruins have won six games since an April 18 loss to Mountain Vista, which dropped losses to Cherry Creek and Arapahoe last week. Regis begins its quest to defend its state title as the playoffs begin this week. Previous: 7

6. San Ramon Valley (Calif.), 18-2

The Wolves breezed to another lopsided win in their regular-season finale, beating Monte Vista-Danville (Calif.) 16-4 on Friday to claim the East Bay Athletic League title. They have won their last six games by 10 goals or more as part of their nine-game unbeaten streak. Top-seeded San Ramon plays host to Berkeley (Calif.) in the first round of the North Coast Section Division I playoffs Wednesday. Previous: 6

7. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 18-2

The top-seeded Sea Kings had little trouble reaching the Southern Section South Division (Orange County) championship. After beating Huntington Beach and Anaheim Servite (Calif.), they proved too much for St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) in the semifinals. Will Favreau and Kyle Young each tallied three goals, while Gokhale Sachin had two goals and four assists to pace CdM to the 13-4 victory. The Kings now face No. 3-seeded Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) in the final Wednesday. Previous:

8. Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.), 19-4

As the Cubs advanced through the Southern Section North Division semifinals, they have now won seven games since suffering a 6-2 loss to Palos Verdes (Calif.) on April 11. They’ll get a shot at revenge in the Los Angeles final Wednesday, looking to repeat their title from a year ago when Loyola beat PV in overtime. Jonathan Partamian and Garrett Smith each finished with hat tricks in the Cubs’ 13-6 win over Oaks Christian (Calif.) in the semifinals Saturday. Previous: 9

9. Eastside Catholic (Wash.), 13-2

Seattle Prep (Wash.) and Blanchet (Wash.) became the first teams to hold the Crusaders to single-digit goals last week, but stingy defense paid off for a pair of low-score wins. Eastside then overcame Lakeside (Wash.) 12-8 on Saturday in the regular-season finale. Jack Sercu had two goals and four assists against Lakeside and Jeff Walton finished the week with 19 saves. Previous: 10

10. West Linn (Ore.), 15-0

The Lions join the rankings for the first time as they remained unbeaten with wins over Clackamas (Ore.) and Lake Oswego (Ore.) last week. Their perfect record includes five out-of-state wins and no one has scored more than eight goals on them this season. Previous: NR

— Laurel Pfahler