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PA Media Rankings: St. Joe’s Prep takes over top boys’ spot after OT win over Conestoga; Radnor girls hold first

Sunday, 26th April 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Rankings  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/26/09

St. Joseph’s Prep took over the No. 1 spot in the Pennsylvania Media Lacrosse Rankings after a thrilling 12-11 overtime victory Saturday over previous No. 1 Conestoga in the final game of the 9th Annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival at Radnor High. The Prep (7-0) gears for Tuesday’s Catholic League showdown at No. 3 and defending league champion La Salle (7-3). The game begins at 3:45 p.m.

The PA Media Rankings are chosen by Phillylacrosse.com and six newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Delaware County Daily Times,Allentown Morning Call, Harrisburg Patriot-News, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

In the girls’ rankings, Radnor continued to hold the top spot, but Episcopal Academy fell from No. 2 to No. 6 in the all-school rankings after falling to Strath Haven.

Boys’ Lacrosse Media Rankings

PIAA Week 7, As of 4/26/09

Rank Team Dis Rec

1. St. Joseph’s Prep (12) 7-0 Prev: 4

2. Conestoga (1) 12-1 Prev: 1

3. La Salle (12) 7-3 Prev: 2

4. Radnor (1) 11-2 Prev: 5

5. Downingtown East (1) 12-2 Prev: 6

6. Springfield-Delco (1) 11-2 Prev: 3

7. Emmaus (11) 8-3 Prev: 7

8. West Chester East (1) 10-1 Prev: 8

9. Central Bucks East (1) 9-2 Prev: 9

10. Hempfield (3) 12-2 Prev: 10

Teams to watch: (in alphabetical order) Abington (1) 6-3; Archbishop Wood (12) 6-2; Hatboro-Horsham (1) 9-2; Hershey (3) 15-0; Holy Ghost Prep (1) 10-1; Lower Merion (1) 8-4; North Allegheny (7) 10-1; Owen J. Roberts (1) 14-1; Penncrest (1) 7-3; Seneca Valley (7) 10-2.

Boys’ Lacrosse Media Rankings

All Schools Week 7, As of 4/26/09

Rank Team Dis Rec

1. St. Joseph’s Prep (12) 7-0 Prev: 4

2. Conestoga (1) 12-1 Prev: 1

3. La Salle (12) 7-3 Prev: 2

4. Episcopal Academy (Int-Ac) 9-5 Prev: 7

5. Radnor (1) 11-2 Prev: 6

6. Malvern Prep (Int-Ac) 5-6 Prev: 5

7. Haverford School (Int-Ac) 10-7 Prev: 8

8. Downingtown East (1) 12-2 Prev: 9

9. Springfield-Delco (1) 11-2 Prev: 3

10. Emmaus (11) 9-3 Prev: 10

Girls’ Lacrosse Media Rankings

PIAA Week 7, As of 4/26/09

Rank Team Dis Rec

1. Radnor (1) 11-0 Prev: 1

2. Unionville (1) 11-1 Prev: 2

3. Bayard Rustin (1) 11-1 Prev: 3

4. Springfield-Delco (1) 11-2 Prev: 6

5. Strath Haven (1) 10-1 Prev: 7

6. North Penn (1) 12-0 Prev: 4

7. Villa Maria Academy (1) 9-1 Prev: 10

8. Abington (1) 10-2 Prev: 8

9. Boyertown (1) 11-1-1 Prev: NR

10. Conestoga (1) 5-3 Prev: NR

Teams to Watch: (in alphabetical order) Archbishop Wood (12) 8-2; Archbishop Carroll (12) 4-4; Downingtown East (1) 7-6; Downingtown West (1) 7-4-1; Merion Mercy (1) 8-2; Pennridge (1) 11-2; Penn Manor (3) 12-1; Quaker Valley (7) 8-2; Upper Dublin (1) 9-2.

Girls’ Lacrosse Media Rankings

All Schools Week 7, As of 4/26/09

Rank Team Dis Rec

1. Radnor (1) 11-0 Prev: 1

2. Unionville (1) 11-1 Prev: 3

3. Bayard Rustin (1) 11-1 Prev: 4

4. Springfield-Delco (1) 11-2 Prev: 7

5. Strath Haven (1) 10-1 Prev: 8

6. Episcopal Academy (Int-Ac) 11-4 Prev: 2

7. North Penn (1) 12-0 Prev: 5

8. Baldwin School (Int-Ac) 8-1 Prev: 9

9. Villa Maria Academy (1) 9-1 Prev: NR

10. Abington (1) 10-2 Prev: 10

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