USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2015 – 16 Week 6

Boys Lacrosse Rankings

2

Victor Central

Victor, NY 3 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 2. Victor is off to a hot start after moving up to New York’s Class A for the season. The Blue Devils cruised to wins over Webster Thomas (N.Y.) and Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.), outscoring those two opponents 39-9. Ryan Maloney has 14 points through three games, while face-off specialist T.D. Ierlan has grabbed 31 ground balls so far. Victor next faces Hilton (N.Y.) on April 14.

3

Calvert Hall

Baltimore, MD 9 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 3. The Cardinals earned two convincing wins in the past week, including a 17-5 win over MIAA ‘A’ Conference opponent Mount St. Joseph. The Cardinals are in the midst of their conference schedule and this week will meet Archbishop Spalding on April 15 and then No. 12 Boys’ Latin on April 19.

4

Deerfield Academy

Deerfield, MA 4 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 5. The Big Green earned a quality win on April 9 with a 10-6 victory over the Westminster School (Conn.) of the New England Founders League and then responded on April 13 with another win, defeating the Naval Academy Prep (Md.) team 10-5. Deerfield is on the road to face Choate (Conn.) on April 16 and then back home for Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) April 20.

5

Brunswick-Greenwich

Greenwich, CT 5 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 6. Brunswick earned two wins against New England Founders League squads in the past week. First, the Bruins defeated Loomis Chaffee (Conn.) 19-4 in a one-sided affair and then earned a big win over a new member of the Super 25 rankings, the Taft School (Conn.), with a 9-8 overtime win. Sean Morris scored the overtime winner, while netminder Jack Stephenson made 13. saves. Up next is No. 7 New Canaan (Conn.) on April 16 in what should be a great Super 25 contest.

6

IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 9 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 4. The Ascenders began their trek through New Jersey this week earning a series of hard-fought wins: 9-5 over Westfield, 14-11 over Bergen Catholic and then 17-16 in overtime against Lawrenceville. Robert Hudson scored six times in the win over Lawrenceville, including the game-winning tally, while Ben French added five goals and an assist. Up next is a strong St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) program on April 14 and then Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) on April 16.

7

New Canaan

New Canaan, CT 3 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 9. New Canaan handled in-state rival Wilton 11-2 to improve to 3-0 on April 12. It’s a busy week for Chip Buzzeo’s team, as the Rams take on Stamford (Conn.) on April 14, travel to No. 5 Brunswick School (Conn.) on April 16 and then are again on the road to face Norwalk (Conn.) on April 19.

8

Loyola

Towson, MD 4 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 10. Following a ten-day break after the April 2 overtime loss to No. 7 New Canaan (Conn.), the Dons rolled to a 24-6 victory over St. Mary’s. Cole Williams led the offense with four goals. Loyola Blakefield is locked into its conference schedule this and the coming weeks. The Dons host Gilman (Md.) on April 16 and are on the road to face No. 11 McDonogh on April 19 in a what should be a Super 25 showdown.

9

Gonzaga

Washington, DC 10 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 11. The Purple Eagles defeated No. 14 Haverford (Pa.) 14-8 on April 9, a convincing win over a solid Super 25 squad. Midfielder Nick McEvoy, who’s also a talented face-off man, scored five times in the victory. Gonzaga turned around to beat No. 17 and D.C.-area rival Landon 13-9 on April 12. The Purple Eagles are on the road to face Our Lady of Good Counsel (Md.) on April 15.

10

Bullis School

Potomac, MD 11 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 12. The Bulldogs, winners of nine straight games as of April 11, most recently earned wins over Episcopal (Va.) and Our Lady of Good Counsel (Md.). Bullis has three players with more than 25 points so far this season: Nicky Petkevich, Alex Trippi and Steven Shollenberger. The Bulldogs host No. 17 Landon (Md.) in a big Super 25 matchup on April 15.

11

McDonogh

Owings Mills, MD 8 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 13. The Eagles picked up their first MIAA ‘A’ Conference win on April 12, downing St. Paul’s (Md.) 10-7 behind yet another excellent defensive effort. No team has scored more than eight goals on McDonogh this season. McDonogh faces Severn (Md.) on April 15 and then No. 8 Loyola Blakefield (Md.) on April 19 in diving deeper into the MIAA schedule.

12

Boys' Latin

Baltimore, MD 6 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. The Lakers started off their conference schedule on April 12 with a 12-7 win over Archbishop Spalding (Md.). Boys’ Latin will play two conference games this week: first, hosting St. Mary’s of Annapolis on April 15 and then a huge home game against No. 3 Calvert Hall on April 19.

13

Culver

Culver, IN 8 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 15. The Eagles earned two wins in Michigan this past week, first defeating University of Detroit Jesuit 21-8 and then edging Mitten State powerhouse and Super 25 candidate Brother Rice 9-8 to hand the Warriors their first loss of the season. This week sees some key opportunities for Culver to earn quality wins. The Eagles will play both No. 1 Hill Academy (Ont.) and Cranbrook (Mich.) at the North American Lacrosse Invitational. On April 23, Culver faces an up-and-coming Tennessee program in the McCallie School.

14

Haverford

Haverford, PA 6 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 16. The Fords were defeated No. 9 Gonzaga 14-8 on April 9 at the annual Checking for Cancer fundraiser held at Haverford. The reigning Super 25 champions rebounded with a Super 25 victory, edging No. 15 Malvern Prep (Pa.) 10-9 on April 12, handing the Friars just their second loss of the season. The Fords’ brutal schedule continues this week with matchups against Episcopal Academy (Pa.), Salisbury School (Conn.) and Penn Charter (Pa.)

15

Malvern Prep

Malvern, PA 6 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 8. The Friars had a week off before their April 12 matchup with new No. 14 Haverford School (Pa.). Malvern Prep was edged 10-9 by their Inter-Ac rivals in a close battle. The Friars look to respond on April 14 against Germantown Academy (Pa.) and then against New Jersey powerhouse Delbarton on April 16.

16

Taft

Watertown, CT 5 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: Unranked. The Rhinos, regarded as one of the most talent-heavy teams in New England this season, took No. 5 Brunswick (Conn.) to overtime last week, but fell in the extra frame 9-8. Taft sits at 5-1 and has five convincing wins on its resume, including a 13-4 win over a Lawrenceville (N.J.) program that has hung tight with Super 25-ranked teams at different points in the season. Taft will face the Westminster School (Conn.) on April 16 and then the Millbrook School (N.Y.) on April 20.

17

Landon School

Gaithersburg, MD 11 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 17. Landon earned a gritty, valuable 7-5 win over St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) on April 8, but then fell on April 12 to D.C. area rival and No. 9 Gonzaga (D.C.) 13-9. The Bears have another chance at a Super 25 opponent this week, as they host No. 10 Bullis on April 15 in a highly-anticipated capital region clash.

18

Darien

Darien, CT 4 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 18. The Blue Wave grabbed two wins this week, including a 20-16 victory over Albany-area powerhouse Niskayuna (N.Y.) on April 9. Kevin Lindley had a monster day with seven goals and two assists. Three days later Darien cruised to a 14-4 win over Fairfield-Ludlowe (Conn.). Perhaps one of the most intriguing games on tap for this week, the Blue Wave will face currently-undefeated Manhasset (N.Y.) on April 16.

19

Smithtown East

Smithtown, NY 6 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 19. Smithtown East outran Bay Shore (N.Y.) 19-7 on April 8 and then earned a quality win on April 13 against West Islip, defeating the Lions 16-7. Gerard Arceri continues to power the team with his domination at the face-off X. The Bulls host Riverhead (N.Y.) on April 15 and then travel to Suffolk County rival Ward Melville on April 18.

20

Massapequa

Massapequa, NY 5 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 20. In the past week, the Chiefs chugged along and collected two road wins over area competition. Massapequa beat Kellenberg Memorial 15-7 on April 7 and defeated Port Washington 15-10 on April 12. Up next is East Meadow (N.Y.) on April 15 and then Billerica out of Massachusetts on April 18.

21

Bridgewater-Raritan

Bridgewater, NJ 5 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 21. The Panthers extended their win streak to 28 games on April 13 with a sound 11-5 win over Moorestown (N.J.). Four players contributed two or more goals, including Brian Kolen, who registered a hat trick. Earlier in the week, Bridgewater-Raritan earned a quality win by battling Garden City (N.Y.) to a 9-6 decision. The Panthers host Somerville (N.J.) on April 16 and then are on the road to face Hunterdon Central (N.J.) on April 20.

22

Jamesville-DeWitt

DeWitt, NY 3 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 22. The Red Rams improved to 3-0 this week thanks to a 15-3 road victory over Fulton (N.Y.) and then a 16-7 win over a talented Westhill (N.Y.) squad. This year’s favorite for Class B coming out of Upstate New York, Jamesville-DeWitt takes on Cortland (N.Y.) at home on April 14 and then hosts Christian Brothers Academy of Syracuse (N.Y.) on April 19.

23

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 5 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 23. Impressively, the Seahawks took the field April 12 after a nearly two-week break and shut out Island Trees (N.Y.) 16-0. Ian Laviano had two goals and five assists in the win, while goalie Brendan Salvage made 12 saves. Cold Spring Harbor is on the road to face Mineola (N.Y.) on April 15.

24

Syosset

Syosset, NY 5 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 24. Syosset took down Northport (N.Y.) 16-9 on April 9 and then cruised to an 18-5 win over Oceanside (N.Y.) on April 12. Mac O’Keefe totaled three goals and three assists in the win. The Braves travel to Farmingdale (N.Y.) on April 15 and to East Meadow (N.Y.) on April 19.

25

Monte Vista-Danville

Danville, CA 13 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 25. The Mustangs extended their winning streak to 13 games on April 12 with a 15-5 win over Marin Academy (Calif.). Monte Vista will face California (Calif.) on April 15 at home and then hosts Bellarmine Prep (Calif.) on April 19 in what should be a good test against a solid NorCal opponent.