USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2016 – 17 Week 9

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 18 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 1. The Bears were unscathed in the previous week, earning three wins, including a key 10-8 victory over a talented Gonzaga (D.C.) team to keep their undefeated run intact. Landon will close out the regular season with a road trip to face Churchill (Md.) on May 4.

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

IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 11 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 2. IMG Academy wrapped up the year with two wins on the road, outrunning McCallie School (Tenn.) 19-9 and then Centennial (Ga.) 21-9. The Ascenders resume has 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.).

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

Culver Military

Culver, IN 14 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 3. Culver picked up two wins in Michigan on back-to-back days, downing Detroit Country Day and then Forest Hills Central. The Eagles will meet DeSmet Jesuit out of Missouri on April 5.

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 season finale for The Hill. The Pride still has one of the most impressive resumes in the land and having faced a head-turning schedule of opponents. The Pride own wins over Super 25 squads IMG Academy (Fla.), Boys’ Latin (Md.), and La Salle College High School (Pa.).

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

Brunswick-Greenwich

Greenwich, CT 10 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 5. The Bruins earned two more wins in the previous week, downing Hotchkiss (Conn.) 11-6 and then defeating a talented Hun School program (N.J.) 13-7. Brunswick next faces St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) on April 29.

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

Darien

Darien, CT 10 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 6. Darien collected two more wins in the previous week, including an 11-8 win over rival New Canaan (Conn.) for a resume boost. The Blue Wave in its next game rolled Staples (Conn.) 19-3. Darien faces Super 25 No. 24 St. Anthony’s on the road May 4.

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

Avon Old Farms

Avon, CT 11 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 7. The Winged Beavers remain undefeated this season, most recently earning an 18-3 win over Kent School (Conn.) and then a 10-7 victory over Hotchkiss (Conn.). Avon faces Trinity Pawling (N.Y.) on May 6 before a huge showdown with Super 25 No. 5 Brunswick (Conn.) on May 10.

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

St Sebastian's Country Day

Needham, MA 12 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 10. The Arrows grabbed two more victories in the previous week, wins over Buckingham Browne & Nichols (Mass.) and Middlesex (Mass.). St. Sebastian’s hosts Rivers (Mass.) on May 5 and travels to Milton Academy (Mass.) on May 10.

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

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 13 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 8. The Seahawks ran past three more opponents in the past week, pushing their win streak to 20 games. Attackman Ian Laviano (Virginia) has 66 points this spring, while midfielder Matt Licciardi (Cornell) has 56 points, including 41 assists, so far. Cold Spring Harbor hosts Greenwich (Conn.) on May 6.

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

Taft

Watertown, CT 7 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 19. In the previous week the Rhinos rumbled past Northfield Mt. Hermon (Mass.) 25-1 and then 17-6 over Kent School (Conn.). Taft hosts Berkshire School (Mass.) on May 5.

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

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield, MA 8 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 20. Deerfield was dominant in a 16-6 win over Phillips Andover (Mass.) and a 17-4 win over Lawrenceville (N.J.). The Big Green is at Hotchkiss (Conn.) on May 6 and hosts Northfield Mt. Hermon (Mass.) on May 8.

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

Boys' Latin

Baltimore, MD 11 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. The Lakers downed three MIAA A Conference opponents in the past week to push themselves toward the top of the heap of Maryland’s elite teams. The Lakers have yet to lose to an opponent from Maryland. A key victory for the Lakers came in the form of a 10-9 overtime win against Super 25 No.15 McDonogh on April 28. The Lakers take on Loyola Blakefield at home May 5 and then hit the road to face No. 14 Calvert Hall on May 9 in a key Super 25 matchup.

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

La Salle

Wyndmoor, PA 13 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 9. The Explorers picked up three more wins in the past week with victories over DeMatha (Md.), Archbishop Ryan (Pa.) and Roman Catholic (Pa.). La Salle hosts Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) on May 4 before hosting Haverford (Pa.) on May 10.

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

Calvert Hall

Baltimore, MD 11 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 12. The Cardinals remain undefeated in the hypercompetitive MIAA A Conference, most recently defeating St. Mary’s of Annapolis and then Mount St. Joseph, holding those two teams to a combined five goals. Calvert Hall travels to face Severn (Md.) on May 5 for a big conference matchup.

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

McDonogh

Owings Mills, MD 11 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 13. The Eagles fell 10-9 in overtime to No. 12 Boys’ Latin in another wild MIAA A Conference clash. McDonogh followed the loss up with a 12-7 victory over St. Paul’s for a conference win. The Eagles host St. Mary’s of Annapolis on May 4 and travel to face Loyola Blakefield (Md.) on May 9 to continue conference play.

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

Bullis School

Potomac, MD 17 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 15. Bullis continues to impress with another pair of wins, including a 15-7 decision over a good St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) squad. The Bulldogs, defending conference champs, grabbed a win over St. Albans (D.C.) as well as they head now prepare for the IAC postseason.

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

Delbarton

Morristown, NJ 9 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 18. The Green Wave took wins over Mountain Lakes (N.J.) and Morris Hills (N.J.) in two strong defensive displays to allow just six goals in two games. Only one team has reached ten goals against Delbarton. Up next is a home matchup against Mendham (N.J.) on May 4.

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

Woodlands

The Woodlands, TX 22 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 22. The Woodlands earned two wins to extend its undefeated streak to 22 games this season. The Highlanders defeated Kingwood (Texas) for the second time this season and then ran by Kincaid (Texas). The Woodlands advances to the Super Regional round of the THSLL Division I playoffs this weekend, when it will face the winner of the St. Mark’s-Lake Travis matchup.

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

Malvern Prep

Malvern, PA 14 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: Unranked. The Friars had an excellent week, earning four wins and bouncing back into the Super 25. Malvern already owned a big win over Calvert Hall, but this past week added victories over No. 23 Haverford School and No. 25 Conestoga (Pa.). The Friars also defeated a tough Salesianum (Del.) squad. They take on Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) on May 5.

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

Chatham

Chatham, NJ 12 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: Unranked. With just one loss on the year, a 5-1 battle with No. 17 Delbarton (N.J.), the Cougars enter the Super 25 fold as one of the Garden State’s most proven teams. Their resume includes wins over Westfield, Summit and Seton Hall Prep, the team that edged Delbarton earlier in the year. Chatham recently rolled Massachusetts powerhouse Medfield 16-5. The Cougars host Morristown-Beard (N.J.) on May 4.

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

Saint Ignatius

San Francisco, CA 17 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 23. The Wildcats returned to the West Coast last week after a successful jaunt east, picking up a slew of NorCal wins, including a victory over De La Salle. The Wildcats look poised to capture another WCAL title this month.

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

Chaminade

Mineola, NY 8 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 24. The Flyers downed Greenwich (Conn.) 10-5 and held on for a 7-5 win over Massapequa (N.Y.) in the past week. Chaminade is at St. Dominic (N.Y.) on May 4 and then hosts Manhasset (N.Y.) on May 6, a premier Nassau County matchup.

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

Haverford

Haverford, PA 8 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 25. The Fords were downed 12-9 by No. 19 Malvern Prep in a huge Inter-Ac rivalry matchup, the second game of the year between the two Philly area giants. Haverford then rattled off wins over the Hun School (N.J.) and Episcopal Academy (Pa.). Haverford gets a rematch on May 5 with Penn Charter, a team that upset the Fords back on April 18.

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

Saint Anthony's

Melville, NY 7 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 21. The Friars have been idle since April 22 and have a huge Super 25 on deck with a May 4 home game against No. 6 Darien (Conn.). St. Anthony’s owns wins over No. 12 Boys’ Latin (Md.) and Manhasset (N.Y.).

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

Conestoga

Berwyn, PA 12 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 11. The Pioneers fell in a dramatic 12-11 loss to Conestoga and then was edged 11-9 by No. 19 Malvern Prep (Pa.) in another heavyweight Pennsylvania matchup. Conestoga rebounded with a 14-3 win over Penncrest (Pa.). The Pioneers host Upper Darby (Pa.) on May 4.

Dropped Out: St. Mary’s High School, Annapolis, Md. (11-4); St. Paul’s School (Md.), Brooklandville, Md. (12-3)