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McDonogh, Manhasset Rise in Nike/US Lacrosse HS Boys' National Top 25


The top 10 remains mostly unchanged, but it's McDonogh (Md.) and Manhasset (N.Y.) that each bumped up one spot to No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. The Indians advance to the Nassau County Class B semifinals, while the Eagles earned the third seed in the MIAA A tournament, where they recorded wins over St. Mary’s-Annapolis (Md.) and Boys’ Latin (Md.).

New to the national Top 25 this week are Ridgefield (Conn.), Massapequa (N.Y.) and Pittsford (N.Y.).

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National Top 25

 
May 23, 2017

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1 Landon (Md.) 21-0 1 Season Complete (IAC champion)
2 Darien (Conn.) 17-0 2 5/23 vs. Wilton (Conn.)
3 Culver Academy (Ind.) 21-1 3 Season Complete
4 Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 16-0 4 5/23 vs. North Shore (N.Y.)
5 La Salle (Pa.) 19-1 5 5/24 vs. TBD
6 St. Ignatius (Calif.) 19-2 6 Season Complete (WCAL champion)
7 Delbarton (N.J.) 16-1 7 5/24 vs. Christian Brothers (N.J.)
8 Calvert Hall (Md.) 16-2 8 5/25 vs. McDonogh (Md.)
9 McDonogh (Md.) 17-3 10 5/25 vs. Calvert Hall (Md.)
10 Manhasset (N.Y.) 13-2 11 5/23 vs. South Side (N.Y.)
11 Bullis (Md.) 18-3 9 Season Complete (IAC runner-up)
12 Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J) 16-0 12 5/24 vs. Westfield (N.J.)
13 Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) 16-1 13 5/23 vs. Marcellus (N.Y.)
14 Chaminade (N.Y.) 11-4 14 Season Complete (CHSAA Class AAA champion)
15 Severna Park (Md.) 19-0 15 5/24 vs. Churchill (Md.)
16 Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) 14-1 16 5/24 at Andover (Mass.)
17 Ward Melville (N.Y.) 15-2 17 5/25 vs. Half Hollows Hills East (N.Y.)
18 Smithtown East (N.Y.) 14-3 19 5/25 vs. Smithtown West (N.Y.)
19 Boys' Latin (Md.) 13-6 18 Season Complete
20 Haverford School (Pa.) 16-7 22 Season Complete
21 Victor (N.Y.) 13-3 23 5/24 vs. Irondequoit (N.Y.) or McQuaid (N.Y.)
22 Chatham (N.J.) 15-2 25 5/23 vs. Vernon Township (N.J.)
23 Ridgefield (Conn.) 14-3 NR 5/24 vs. Greenwich (Conn.)
24 Massapequa (N.Y.) 14-2 NR 5/23 vs. Port Washington (N.Y.)
25 Pittsford (N.Y.) 15-1 NR 5/25 vs. TBD
Also considered: Conestoga (Pa.), Episcopal Academy (Pa.), Malvern Prep (Pa.), Manasquan (N.J.), Niskayuna (N.Y.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), Syosset (N.Y.)







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Mid-Atlantic Boys' Top 10 | Mid-Atlantic Girls' Top 10
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Northeast Top 10

1. Darien (Conn.), 17-0

The Blue Wave went 2-0 last week, including an easy 14-0 win over Fairfield-Ludlowe (Conn.) to open the postseason in the FCIAC tournament. Darien, which has now won 48 straight games, faces Wilton in the semifinals Tuesday. Previous: 1

2. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 16-0

The Seahawks topped Wheatley (N.Y.) 17-5 to extend their win streak to 23 straight games. Ian Laviano finished with five goals and three assists for the CSH, which faces North Shore in the Nassau County Class C semifinals Tuesday. The Seahawks topped North Shore 13-4 earlier in the regular season. Previous: 2

3. Manhasset (N.Y.), 13-2

John Psyllos and Steven Schneider each had two goals and two assists to lead Manhasset to a 16-3 win over Calhoun (N.Y.) in the Nassau County Class B quarterfinals. The Indians face South Side (N.Y.) in the semifinals Tuesday. Previous: 3

4. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.), 16-1

The Red Rams closed out the regular season with an easy 18-6 win over East Syracuse Minoa (N.Y.), then topped Clinton (N.Y.), 22-1, in the Section III (Syracuse area) Class C quarterfinals. J-D faces Marcellus (N.Y.) in the semifinals Tuesday. Previous: 4

5. 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. Senior attackman Regan Quinn (Virginia) led a balanced Chaminade attack with 18 goals and 15 assists this season. Previous: 5

6. Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.), 14-1

The Warriors topped Wayland (Mass.) 18-3 last week before beating 19-7 Billerica (Mass.) on Monday. L-S has not allowed a team to score in double digits this year, and the only time it allowed more than eight came in a 10-9 win over Ward Melville (N.Y.) on April 15. The Warriors meet Andover (Mass.) on Wednesday to close out the regular season. Previous: 6

7. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 15-2

The Patriots topped Northport (N.Y.), 16-7, in the Suffolk County Class A quarterfinals, as Michael Giaquinto won 25 of 28 faceoffs to give his team a huge possession advantage. Ward Melville plays Half Hollow Hills East (N.Y.) in the Suffolk County Class A semifinals Thursday. The Patriots edged the Thunderbirds, 8-7, in triple overtime earlier in the regular season. Previous: 7

8. Smithtown East (N.Y.), 14-3

Connor DeSimone finished with four goals and two assists to lead the Bulls to a 12-10 win over Connetquot (N.Y.) in the Suffolk County Class A quarterfinals last week. East faces rival Smithtown West (N.Y.) in the sectional semifinals Thursday. Previous: 8

9. Victor (N.Y.), 13-3

The two-time defending state champs moved back into the rankings after closing the regular season with two wins. Victor upended Irondequoit (N.Y.), 17-3, and followed with an impressive 10-8 win over Fairport (N.Y.). The Blue Devils play Irondequoit (N.Y.) or McQuaid (N.Y.) in the Section V Class B quarterfinals on Wednesday. Previous: NR

10. Ridgefield (Conn.), 14-3

The Tigers have won six straight since suffering a loss to top-ranked Darien (Conn.) on May 6, a stretch highlighted by last week’s 9-7 win over previously-ranked New Canaan and 12-9 victory over Yorktown (N.Y.). The third-seeded Tigers face second-seeded Greenwich (Conn.) in the FICAC semifinals Wednesday. Previous: NR

— Will Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic Top 10

1. Landon (Md.), 21-0

The Bears claimed their 31st IAC title to close a perfect season. They beat Bullis (Md.) 18-7 in the championship May 12. Landon allowed just two opponents to score in double digits and averaged 13.1 goals per game while collecting six wins against nationally-ranked teams. Previous: 1

2. La Salle (Pa.), 19-1

The Explorers claimed their 21st Philadelphia Catholic League title with a 13-3 win over St. Joe’s Prep (Pa.) in the final Monday. They had advanced to the championship with an easy 17-4 win over Archbishop Wood (Pa.) on Friday, as Chris Mokaitis scored three goals to pace the team. La Salle, which also collected a 14-6 win over St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) last week, plays in the District 12 semifinals Wednesday. Previous: 2

3. Delbarton (N.J.), 16-1

Dante Corrado tallied five goals and an assist to lead the Green Wave to a 21-1 win over Donovan Catholic (N.J.) in the first round of the NJSIAA Non-Public A tournament. Owen O'Keefe added three goals and an assist while James Santoro had two goals and three assists. Delbarton meets Christian Brothers (N.J.) in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Previous: 3

4. Calvert Hall (Md.), 16-2

Jacob Kelly delivered the game-winning goal with 4.4 seconds left to lift the Cardinals to a 9-8 win over Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) for the MIAA A regular-season title, as they went unbeaten in conference play. Calvert Hall then repeated that victory in the MIAA A tournament semifinals Monday, this time with a slightly more comfortable 12-8 margin. The final against McDonogh (Md.) is set for Thursday at Johns Hopkins University. Previous: 4 

5. McDonogh (Md.), 17-3

The Eagles closed the regular season with a 16-9 win over Gilman (Md.) on May 16 but settled for the third seed in the MIAA A tournament, where they picked up a 22-6 win over St. Mary’s-Annapolis (Md.) in the first round Friday behind Jack Parr’s four goals and two assists. In a rematch of last year’s final, defending champion McDonogh put on a repeat performance to beat Boys’ Latin 11-8 in the semifinals Monday, avenging a regular-season loss to the Lakers. Previous: 6

6. Bullis (Md.), 18-3

The Bulldogs were unable to repeat their first IAC championship from a year ago but finished as the runners up after falling 18-7 to Landon in the final May 12. Alex Trippi (North Carolina), the program’s all-time points leader, led Bullis with 57 goals and 64 assists. Previous: 5

7. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.), 16-0

The top-seeded Panthers opened the NJSIAA North Jersey, Group 4 tournament with a 9-6 win over North Hunterdon (N.J.) on Saturday and advances to meet No. 4-seeded Westfield (N.J.) in the semifinals Wednesday. Nick Attanasio scored two goals with two assists, and Sean MacKinney added two goals and an assist. Previous: 7

8. Severna Park (Md.), 19-0

The Falcons have a chance to repeat their Maryland 4A/3A title after a convincing 24-2 victory over Blair (Md.) in the state semifinals, to set up a championship bout with 18-1 Churchill (Md.) on Wednesday. Chase Cope and Steven Zichelli each scored five goals to lead Severna Park to its 36th consecutive victory, a streak dating back to April 2016. The Falcons beat South Ridge (Md.) 20-9 in the quarterfinals. Previous: 8

9. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 13-6

Koby Russell converted a feed from Luke Shilling with 8:38 left to lift the Lakers to a 10-9 win over St. Paul’s (Md.) in the regular-season finale and 100th meeting of the rivals. Shilling had one goal and four assists and Russell tallied two scores. Boys’ Latin secured the No. 2 seed in the MIAA A tournament with the win but couldn’t take advantage of the first-round bye and fell to McDonogh in the semifinals Monday. Previous: 9

10.  Haverford School (Pa.), 16-7

The Fords fell short once again in a rematch of last year’s Inter-Ac Invitational final, losing 9-5 to national No. 3 Culver Academy Prep (Ind.) in the final Sunday after beating Malvern Prep (Pa.) 13-10 in the semifinals. Haverford accounted for Culver’s lone loss this season, an 8-7 double-overtime decision on March 26. Previous: 10

— Laurel Pfahler




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Ridgefield has won six straight since suffering a loss to top-ranked Darien on May 6 to come in at No. 23 in the national rankings and No. 10 in the northeast rankings.


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 (Fla.). STA has not lost to a Florida team since May of 2015. Previous: 1

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. Previous: 3

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 Saturday, 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. Previous: NR

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 on Saturday. Alex Walker scored two goals for Lambert. Eric Overbay, Kyle Lewis and Bradley Wehmon had one each. Previous: 2

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. Previous: NR

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. Previous: 5

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, which owns five out-of-state wins, will play in the Geico High School Lacrosse Nationals, meeting Georgetown Prep (Md.) in the semifinals May 28. Previous: 6

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. Previous: 8

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. Previous: NR

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 (Ind.), 21-1

The Eagles finished the season Sunday by winning the Inter-Ac Invitational in Philadelphia. Culver defeated Penn Charter (Pa.), Episcopal Academy (Pa.) and nationally ranked Haverford School (Pa.) en route to the title. Goaltender Matt Schmidt, a Notre Dame commitment, notched 10 saves in a 9-5 win over No. 22 Haverford in the championship, following an eight-save performance in a 6-5 win over Episcopal, a bubble team in the national rankings. Previous: 1

2. Brother Rice (Mich.), 15-4

That 41-0 score for the Warriors’ first-round state playoff win over Fair Haven Anchor Bay (Mich.) is not a typo. Brother Rice led 19-0 after the first quarter and 30-0 at the half. The Warriors continue their run in the state playoffs with a contest against L’Anse Creuse North (Mich.) on Thursday. Previous: 3

3. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 13-7

The Ramblers ended regular-season play with a 15-6 win over Glenbrook North (Ill.). Loyola earned the No. 1 seed in the Illinois state playoffs and will play Tuesday against either St. Charles East or Wheaton South. Previous: 4

4. Cathedral (Ind.), 17-4

The Irish lost to Carmel (Ind.) on Friday by a 17-11 margin but recovered Saturday to defeat Zionsville (Ind.) 10-2. Jack Mattei scored two goals and added two helpers in Cathedral’s win over Zionsville. Previous: 2

5. New Trier (Ill.), 15-4

The Trevians wrapped up their regular season on Thursday with a 16-2 victory over Libertyville (Ill.). The win followed a 14-6 victory over Grayslake North (Ill.) on May 16. Nelson Gaechter noticed a pair of hat tricks in last week’s victories, while Henry Freedman had a seven-point effort against Libertyville. New Trier earned the No. 2 seed in the Illinois state tournament and will play either Geneva or Fremd on Tuesday. Previous: 5

6. Cincinnati St. Xavier (Ohio), 16-4

The Bombers kicked off the postseason on Wednesday with a 27-1 win over Walnut Hills (Ohio) and a 25-7 victory over Lakota West (Ohio) on Saturday. Johnny Marrocco scored five times in the win over Lakota West. St. X plays Milford (Ohio) in the regional semifinals Tuesday. Previous: 6

7. Dublin Coffman (Ohio), 17-3  

The Shamrocks won their postseason opener by a 21-3 ledger over Beavercreek (Ohio) on Wednesday, then advanced to the regional semifinals with a 17-4 win over Pickerington North (Ohio) on Friday. Junior attackman Luke Holland scored nine goals in two games last week to lead Coffman. Previous: 7

8. East Grand Rapids (Mich.), 14-1

The Pioneers started their run in the state Division 2 playoffs with a 22-2 win over Battle Creek Pennfield (Mich.) on Thursday, as Hub Hejna tallied five goals and four assists, Ben Keller added five goals and two assists and Jacob Rogers won 19 of 22 faceoffs. East Grand Rapids’ next postseason match comes Wednesday against Battle Creek Lakeview (Mich.). Previous: 8

9. MICDS (Mo.), 15-5

The Rams started off the postseason with a bang by defeating John Burroughs (Mo.) 17-4 on Friday. Harry Wellford scored four times against John Burroughs and added four assists, giving him 101 points on the season. MICDS next challenges St. Louis University Jesuit (Mo.) on Tuesday. Previous: 9

10. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 18-2

The Golden Bears are off to a dominating start in the postseason after defeating Kettering Fairmont (Ohio) 26-0 on Wednesday and Dublin Scioto 17-2 on Saturday. Senior attackman Jack Dolan notched hat tricks in both contests last week. Upper Arlington next takes on Hilliard Davidson (Ohio) on Wednesday. A win against Hilliard Davidson could setup a match against No. 7-ranked Dublin Coffman on Saturday. Previous: 10

— 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. They rode a hot start in the Class 5A final to cruise past defending champion Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 17-8, as seniors Asher Nolting and Alex Bildstein and junior Henry Savage each had three goals. Cherry Creek beat Kent Denver 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 Saturday. They ended a one-year title drought, as Andrew Beacham and Grady Beck scored goals in the final minutes after Coronado took a 9-8 lead. Both finished with hat tricks. LCC beat Poway 11-8 in the semifinals. Previous: 4

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. Jake Taylor led the Raiders with two goals in the 17-8 loss and also had seven goals and two assists in the semifinals. Previous: 5

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: 7

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

The Spartans claimed the CIF North Coast Division 1 title on Saturday, 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: NR

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 on Thursday. Arapahoe led 5-4 at halftime but was outscored 11-2 in the second half of the 15-7 loss. Ryan Carlson finished with five goals. Previous: 8

8. Eastside Catholic (Wash.), 14-2

The Crusaders are back in a state final for the second straight year after beating Seattle Prep 14-8 in the WHSBLA Private A semifinals Saturday. Eastside Catholic, which was the Division I runner-up last year, will try to win the first private-school division crown Wednesday against O’Dea. Previous: 9

9. West Linn (Ore.), 18-0

The Lions closed the regular season with a 22-2 win over Oregon City (Ore.) on May 16 and now prepare to face Southridge (Ore.) in the second round of the state playoffs, where they earned the No. 1 seed. West Linn seeks its fifth state title, third in the last four years after winning in 2014 and 2015. Previous: 10

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 Wednesday, less than two weeks after dropping a 19-7 loss to the Falcons. Previous: NR

— Laurel Pfahler