USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2016 – 17 Week 11

Boys Lacrosse Rankings

SOS
Strength of Schedule
OFF
Offense
DEF
Defense
POW
Power
1
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

Landon School

Gaithersburg, MD 21 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 1. The Bears completed their undefeated run and remain in the top spot of the Super 25 after an 18-7 victory over IAC rival Bullis in the conference championship. Joey Epstein (Johns Hopkins) put up six goals and two assists, while Nate Buller (Navy) scored five goals in the win. Draw specialist Justin Shockey (Navy) controlled the face-offs as usual. Landon has Super 25 wins over Brunswick, Bullis (twice) and St. Ignatius Prep.

2
  • SOS: 0
  • POW: 0
  • OFF: 0
  • DEF: 0

IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 11 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 2. IMG Academy finished its regular season with two wins on the road, outrunning McCallie School (Tenn.) 19-9 and then Centennial (Ga.) 21-9. The Ascenders resume includes wins over a slew of top New England prep schools and Everest Academy (Ont.). The lone loss of the year for IMG was a one-goal, last-second loss in their season opener to the Hill Academy (Ont.). They compete Memorial Day Weekend in the GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals.

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

Culver Military Academy

Culver, IN 19 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 3. Culver smacked Glenbrook Northern (Ill.) 20-2 and then, in the first round of the Inter-Ac Invitational Lacrosse Championship, the Eagles rolled to a 17-7 win over Penn Charter (Pa.). The Eagles advance to face Episcopal Academy (Pa.) at Cabrini College on May 19.

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

Hill Academy

Concord, ON 12 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 4. The Hill Academy lost its first game since March 13, 2015, when the Pride fell 4-2 to No. 3 Culver Academy (Ind.) on April 23. It was the regular-season finale for The Hill. The Pride own wins over Super 25 squads IMG Academy (Fla.), Boys’ Latin (Md.), and La Salle College High School (Pa.). The Hill is one of several teams competing in the GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals over Memorial Day Weekend in Washington D.C.

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

Brunswick-Greenwich

Greenwich, CT 14 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 5. The Bruins downed the Salisbury School (Conn.) 12-9 on May 12 a big New England matchup on the road, then defeated Trinity Pawling (N.Y.) 13-10 at home the following day. Brunswick concludes its schedule with a road trip to the Berkshire School (Mass.) on May 20.

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

Darien

Darien, CT 16 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 6. Darien put in a solid week and came out with three wins to show for it. The Blue Wave rolled past Trinity Catholic (Conn.) 21-4 on May 11. On May 13, Darien earned a 12-8 win over rival Greenwich (Conn.) and then on May 16 defeated Stamford (Conn.) 22-2. Kevin Lindley (Loyola) scored five times and added an assist as Darien and head coach Jeff Brameier put another perfect regular season in the books. The Blue Wave is the top seed in the Class L playoffs.

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

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 16 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 7. The Seahawks continue to rampage through the competition with overwhelming offense, fueled by plenty of transition. Most recently, Cold Spring Harbor downed Wheatley/Carle Place (N.Y.) 17-5 in the Nassau County Class C quarterfinals behind five goals and three assists from standout attackman Ian Laviano (Virginia). The Seahawks face North Shore (N.Y.) in the semifinals on May 23 at Hofstra University.

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

La Salle

Wyndmoor, PA 17 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 8. The Explorers closed out the regular season on May 16 with a convincing 14-6 win over St. Augustine Prep out of New Jersey. La Salle will face Archbishop Wood (Pa.) in the Philadelphia Catholic League playoffs on May 19.

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

Calvert Hall

Baltimore, MD 13 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 10. The Cardinals are perhaps the hottest team in the country at the moment – winners of 13 consecutive games, including an impressive 9-0 run through the elite MIAA A Conference. It includes some close wins, like the May 16 victory over Loyola Blakefield (Md.) that saw Jacob Kelly (North Carolina) score to seal it with just seconds left on the clock. The Cardinals will be the No. 1 seed in the conference playoffs and receive a bye in the first round.

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

Delbarton

Morristown, NJ 15 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. The Green Wave is chugging along, having earned wins over West Essex (N.J.), Chaminade (N.Y.) and Morristown (N.J.). Delbarton, the No. 2 seed, earned a bye and will face Morristown (N.J.) on May 20 in the Non-Public A bracket after receiving a bye in the first round. Delbarton’s lone loss on the year came to Seton Hall Prep (N.J.), the top seed in the bracket.

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

McDonogh

Owings Mills, MD 13 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 12. The Eagles blasted Gilman (Md.) to close out the MIAA A Conference schedule at 7-2, with losses to only No. 9 Calvert Hall (Md.) and No. 19 Boys’ Latin, an overtime setback. McDonogh hosts St. Mary’s (Md.) on May 19 to open up the conference tournament.

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

Bullis School

Potomac, MD 18 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 13. Bullis fell 18-7 to current No. 1 Landon (Md.) in the IAC championship on May 12. The Bulldogs finish the year with only losses to Landon (two) and McDonogh on their resume. They own wins over the likes of Gonzaga (D.C.), Loyola Blakefield (Md.), Georgetown Prep (two), Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) and St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.).

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

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield, MA 13 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 17. The Big Green took care of business in the previous week, earning a 9-6 win over No. 14 Avon Old Farms (Conn.) and then a 14-8 victory over No. 15 Salisbury School (Conn.) for two Super 25 victories. Deerfield concludes the season against Phillips Exeter (N.H.) on May 20.

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

Avon Old Farms

Avon, CT 13 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 9. The Winged Beavers suffered their second straight loss of the year when they fell 9-6 in a battle with No. 13 Deerfield Academy (Mass.) on the road May 13. Turning around with a quality win, Avon pulled away from the Taft School (Conn.) on May 17 for an 18-12 victory. The Winged Beavers have another Super 25 matchups on tap May 20, when rival and No. 15 Salisbury School (Conn.) comes to town.

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

Salisbury School

Salisbury, CT 11 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 15. The Crimson Knights fell to No. 5 Brunswick (Conn.) 12-9 on May 12 and then were upended 14-8 by Deerfield (Mass.) on May 17. Salisbury looks to rebound in a Super 25 matchup on the road against rival and No. 14 Avon Old Farms (Conn.) May 20.

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

Haverford

Haverford, PA 15 - 6 - 0

Result: Previous: 23. The Fords took down Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) on May 13, the second win over the Blue Devils this season. Then Haverford earned a 15-10 win over a strong Hun School (N.J.) team in the opening round of the Inter-Ac Invitational Lacrosse Championship. The Fords move on to face rival Malvern Prep (Pa.) for a third time this season. Each team has one win in the series. The game is at Cabrini College on May 19.

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

Chatham

Chatham, NJ 14 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 20. The Cougars fell 10-8 to No. 14 Delbarton (N.J.) in a Garden State battle and have been idle waiting for the state tournament since then. After receiving a bye, Chatham hosts Vorhees (N.J.) on May 20 in the second round of the NJSIAA North, Group 2 playoffs.

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

Bridgewater-Raritan

Bridgewater, NJ 15 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 21. The Panthers rounded out the regular season with zero losses after downing Montgomery (N.J.) 12-7 on May 13. They received a bye for the first round of the postseason and will face North Hunterdon (N.J.) on May 20 in the NJSIAA North, Group 4 quarterfinals.

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

Boys' Latin

Baltimore, MD 13 - 5 - 0

Result: Previous: 11. The Lakers fell 6-5 to rival Gilman (Md.) in an MIAA A Conference upset. The Lakers are still in good shape for the conference playoffs, tied with No. 11 McDonogh for the second spot and holding the tiebreaker via a head-to-head victory, getting a first-round playoff bye.

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

Saint Ignatius

San Francisco, CA 19 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 22. The Wildcats finished the year as champions of the WCAL, capping the season with a 9-4 win over rival Bellarmine Prep (Calif.). It was another impressive year for the West Coast power, which owns wins over Chaminade (N.Y.), Gonzaga (D.C.), Garden City (N.Y.) and Texas High School Lacrosse League Division 1 champion Dallas Jesuit.

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

Taft

Watertown, CT 9 - 6 - 0

Result: Previous: 16. The Rhinos dominated Loomis Chaffee (Conn.) 14-4 on May 13, but then were outrun 18-16 by No. 14 Avon Old Farms (Conn.). Taft is on the road to face Hotchkiss (Conn.) on May 20.

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

Episcopal Academy

Merion Station, PA 11 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: Unranked. The Churchmen enter the rankings this week as the Inter-Ac Invitational Lacrosse Championship heats up. Episcopal took down rival and No. 23 Malvern Prep (Pa.) 8-7 on May 12 – the second win over Malvern this year for the Churchmen, who have losses to No. 3 Culver (Ind.), No. 16 Haverford (Pa.) and Penn Charter (Pa.), a team they also beat. The Churchmen face Culver again, this time in the Inter-Ac event on May 19 at Cabrini College.

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

Malvern Prep

Malvern, PA 17 - 5 - 0

Result: Previous: 19. The Friars were edged 8-7 on May 12 by rival and new No. 22 Episcopal Academy (Pa.). They took down the Lawrenceville School (N.J) on May 17 in the second round of the Inter-Ac Invitational Lacrosse Championship, moving on to face longtime rival Haverford School (Pa.), currently ranked No. 16, for what will be the fourth time this season.

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

New Hampton

New Hampton, NH 13 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 24. The Huskies remain unbeaten and are cruising along at a meticulous pace with excellent defense, recently upending Vermont Academy (Vt.) and then the Holderness School (N.H.) in the Lakes Regions semifinals. New Hampton faces Brewster Academy (N.H.) for the title on May 20.

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

Conestoga

Berwyn, PA 15 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 25. After rolling past Upper Darby (Pa.) Pennridge (Pa.) and Lower Merion (Pa.) to end the regular season, the Pioneers, who received a bye, will face Pennridge in the second round of the PIAA playoffs on May 18.

Dropped Out: The Woodlands High School, Woodlands, Texas (23-1)