The newest edition of the Super 25 boys lacrosse rankings features little movement in the upper echelon of featured teams, with the Hill Academy (Ont.) still holding firm on the No. 1 spot thanks to an overtime win against Delaware power Salesianum. But there is a whole lot of change down further in the rankings, as four Long Island squads return to or enter the Super 25 for the first time this year.
With some close results coming in this week from Maryland’s MIAA ‘A’ Conference, the pecking order for the elite Baltimore area squads shuffled slightly, but it’s still McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) with the highest placement of all those teams. The Eagles come in this week at No. 6, followed by Boys’ Latin (Baltimore) right behind at No. 7 and then Calvert Hall (Baltimore) at No. 9. Loyola Blakefield (Towson, Md.) drops to No. 15 as a result of a loss to previous Super 25 squad St. Paul’s (Md.), one of a long list of teams in contention for Super 25 inclusion.
Culver (Ind.) Academy, by way of the shuffling, slides up to No. 10, while three New Jersey teams — Bridgewater-Raritan, Summit and Delbarton (Morristown) — hop into the top 20. A key result helping trigger this adjustment came by way of a win for Delbarton over St. Anthony’s, with the Friars now ranked at No. 20.
Still undefeated this season, reigning New York State Class C champion Cold Spring Harbor (Huntington, N.Y.) jumps back into the Super 25 at the No. 21 slot thanks to a range of results in the Northeast to strengthen the Seahawks’ resume. Syosset (N.Y.), with its only loss coming at the hands of Cold Spring Harbor, returns as well and lands at No. 22. Manhasset (N.Y.), with one of the strongest resumes on the Island, jumps in at No. 24, while Connetquot (Bohemia, N.Y.) enters at No. 25 after defeating previously ranked Ward Melville in overtime this week.
One of the year’s biggest games take place this week when No. 3 New Canaan (Conn.) travels to face No. 13 Darien (Conn.) on April 30. On May 3, there’s a Super 25 top-ten matchup on tap in Maryland as No. 6 McDonogh will host No. 7 Boys’ Latin.