USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2015 – 16 Week 13

Boys Lacrosse Rankings

SOS
Strength of Schedule
OFF
Offense
DEF
Defense
POW
Power
2
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

McDonogh

Owings Mills, MD 18 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 2. The Eagles won the MIAA “A” Conference championship 8-5 in front of a large, wild crowd on May 20 at Johns Hopkins University, holding No. 5 Boys’ Latin to its lowest single-game goal total since 2012. Using outstanding defense and opportunistic offense, Andy Hilgartner’s McDonogh squad completed its season on a high note with its first MIAA title since 2005. McDonogh’s only loss on the year was a 8-7 setback to IAC champion and No. 4 Bullis (Md.) on March 24.

3
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Gonzaga

Washington, DC 19 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 3. The Purple Eagles concluded their season on May 9 with a 14-5 victory over DeMatha (Md.) to win the program’s seventh consecutive league championship. The Eagles’ only losses of the year came to No. 2 McDonogh (Md.) and No. 5 Boys’ Latin (Md.).

4
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Bullis School

Potomac, MD 21 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 4. Bullis celebrated the program’s first Interstate Athletic Conference title on May 22 with a 9-5 win over No. _ St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes. The three-headed monster of junior Alex Trippi and seniors Nicky Petkevich and Steven Shollenberger each registered hat tricks to account for all the Bulldogs’ goals. Bullis finishes with only losses to No. 3 Gonzaga (D.C.) and No. 1 Hill Academy (Ont.).

5
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Boys' Latin

Baltimore, MD 14 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 5. The Lakers were upended by No. 2 McDonogh in a hard-fought matchup in the MIAA “A” Conference finale at Johns Hopkins University on May 20. The Lakers finish up what many would consider a terrific season under first-year head coach Brian Farrell, who at just 28 years old appears on track to keep his alma mater in the upper echelon of the nationally recognized scholastic lacrosse programs. The Lakers only losses this year were to teams ranked above them in the Super 25.

6
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Culver

Culver, IN 20 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 9. The Eagles hoisted the trophy at the Inter-Ac Challenge on May 22 after edging No. 14 Haverford School (Pa.) for the second time this season by just one goal, an 8-7 win at Villanova University. That win came after the Eagles downed Lawrenceville Academy (N.J.) 14-3 in the semifinals of the post-season tournament featuring mostly teams from the Philadelphia area. The Eagles wrap up the season with its only losses of the year dealt by the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 teams in the Super 25 rankings.

7
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 12 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 8. The Ascenders finished their season on April 16 with a 19-6 victory over Seton Hall Prep (N.J.). IMG’s lone loss of the year came in the Crossover Clash against No. 1-ranked Hill Academy (Ont.) on April 4.

8
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield, MA 15 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 10. The Big Green finished up the season with an impressive 10-5 win over Phillips Exeter on May 21. The Big Green wrap up the spring slate with the New England prep school circuit’s best resume, with only one loss — an overtime setback to No. 25 Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) on April 20. Deerfield owns three wins over Super 25 opponents.

9
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Darien

Darien, CT 20 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 7. Darien celebrated its third straight FCIAC tournament championship, and fifteenth overall, on May 26 thanks to a 9-5 win over longtime rival No. 13 New Canaan. Ryan Cornell stood tall in the net with 15 stops in the victory. Darien is already onto the state playoffs, with a one-sided 22-1 win over Shelton on June 1. Up next is Fairfield-Ludlowe on June 4.

10
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Victor Central

Victor, NY 19 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 6. Victor survived a hard-fought battle against Rochester-area rival Pittsford in the Section V Class A title matchup, edging the Panthers in a 14-12 battle. Ryan Maloney led the way with three goals and two assists. Victor’s now won 41 games straight and will head into the New York State Playoffs to take on the Section VI Class A champion, either Lancaster or Orchard Park, on June 4.

11
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Bridgewater-Raritan

Bridgewater, NJ 19 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 11. The Panthers earned an impressive 10-6 win over a pesky Westfield team that has heckled the New Jersey Super 25 block all season. The win gave Bridgewater-Rarity its 41st win in a row and the NJSIAA North Jersey, Group 4 tournament title. Since then the, Panthers are already into the win column the state tournament with a close 6-5 win over Montgomery, good for 42 wins in a row.

12
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Saint Anthony's

Melville, NY 14 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 12. The Friars closed out the year with an impressive resume, the finishing touches being an 8-3 victory over No. 13 New Canaan (Conn.) and then a convincing 18-5 win over Chaminade in the Catholic High School Athletic Association AAA championship. Jared Nugent, a Villanova commit, notched four goals and four assists in the title win.

13
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

New Canaan

New Canaan, CT 16 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 13. The Rams were downed 9-5 by rival and No. 7 Darien in the FCIAC finale, but they rebounded quickly with a 17-4 win over Avon in the first round of the Connecticut Class M playoffs on June 1. New Canaan will next face North Haven on June 4.

14
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Haverford

Haverford, PA 20 - 5 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. The Fords came up just short in the Inter-Ac Challenge finale, falling 8-7 to No. 6 Culver Academy (Ind.) to end the season. Haverford had to get past rival Malvern Prep (Pa.) for the third time this season in the semifinals of the post-season tournament, taking a 16-10 win on May 20. Last year’s Super 25 national champion finishes the year with only losses to teams from out of state and either currently in or recently bumped from the Super 25.

15
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

St Stephen's-St Agnes

Alexandria, VA 21 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 15. The Saints fell to No. 4 Bullis (Md.) 9-5 in the Interstate Athletic Conference finale on May 22. Ben Martin, a Dartmouth commit, led the way for St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes in the loss with two goals and an assist. A pair of losses to Bullis, a loss to No. 14 Haverford (Pa.) and a loss to Landon are — a team the Saints since beat in a rematch — are the only setbacks on the team’s resume this season.

16
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 15 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 17. The Seahawks avenged a loss from May 6, running over Locust Valley, previously in the Super 25, by a score of 17-9 to claim the Nassau County/Section VIII Class B title. Cold Spring Harbor will meet Babylon, the Suffolk County/Section XI winner, on June 4 at Hofstra University.

17
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Melville

East Setauket, NY 16 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 19. The Patriots earned a big 13-5 win over Connetquot to win the Suffolk County/Section XI Class A championship, also avenging an 8-7 overtime loss to the Thunderbirds back on April 26. Ward Melville will face No. 18 Syosset, the Nassau County/Section VIII winner, in the Long Island championship, which is also the first round of the New York State playoffs, on June 4 at Hofstra University.

18
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Syosset

Syosset, NY 16 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: Unranked. The Braves resume is now one of the strongest on Long Island after a big win over rival Massapequa. Mac O’Keefe scored seven times in the victory. The Braves have lost only to Class C powerhouse Cold Spring Harbor, and No. 12 St. Anthony’s. Syosset meets No. 17 Ward Melville on June 4 in the Long Island championship, which is a first-round game of the New York State championship. Syosset looks to return to the state semifinals after taking down Smithtown East in the Island championship last year to move on.

19
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Taft

Watertown, CT 15 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 21. The Rhinos closed out the year with a 14-11 win over No. 25 Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) to earn the New England Founders League title. Taft finishes the year with an impressive 15-3 resume, highlighted by wins against an assortment of New England’s best, including No. 20 Salisbury School (Conn.)

20
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Salisbury School

Salisbury, CT 11 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 22. The Crimson Knights closed out the year with two straight wins, taking down rival Avon Old Farms (Conn.) 11-8 on May 21 and then downing Choate (Conn.) 9-7 on May 25. Three of Salisbury’s losses were to Super 25-ranked opponents. The team owns a key win over No. 21 Brunswick School (Conn.).

21
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Brunswick-Greenwich

Greenwich, CT 15 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 23. The Bruins resume lifts them back into the Super 25 near year’s end and with the Brunswick schedule complete. Brunswick’s 15-3 record features losses only to Super 25-ranked teams and three wins over Super 25 opponents. The Bruins closed out the year with a 13-9 win over the Berkshire School (Mass.) on May 21.

22
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Connetquot

Bohemia, NY 16 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 18. The Thunderbirds were knocked out of the hunt for a Suffolk County/Section XI championship, falling to No. 17 Ward Melville 13-5 in the finale. It was just the third loss of the season for Connetquot, which will finish the year with one of Long Island’s better resumes despite being knocked out of the playoffs.

23
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Brother Rice

Bloomfield Hills, MI 18 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 24. The Brothers easily defeated Midland 16-3 after two byes and an easy win earlier in the Michigan Division 1 postseason tournament. Brother Rice will next meet Clarkston on June 3.

24
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Monte Vista-Danville

Danville, CA 22 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: Unranked. The Mustangs return to the Super 25 post-season thanks to their strong resume as the top team in NorCal and all of California. Monte Vista defeated De La Salle (Calif.) in the North Coast Section Division 1 championship 14-6 on May 21.

25
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Trinity-Pawling

Pawling, NY 12 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: Unranked. With the season in the books, Trinity-Pawling owns a major win, a win over a top ten Super 25 opponent named Deerfield, currently No. 10 in the rankings. It’s the only over any of the top ten teams that isn’t owned by one of the squads in the top five. It’s a fine line that currently separates the Pride from a host of teams beating on the Super 25 door or those just barely bumped out this week.