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Conestoga is 7th and Haverford School 9th in new LaxGuys’ national rankings

Tuesday, 2nd March 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Rankings, Posted 3/2/10

Conestoga is 7th and Haverford School 9th in the new LaxGuys’ National Boys’ Lacrosse Rankings. The No. 1 team is Boys’ Latin (MD) while fellow MIAA power St. Paul’s (MD) is second. Haverford School hosts St. Paul’s March 12 in its season opener, also the first game of the year in the Philly area.

Here are the LaxGuys’ summaries of Conestoga and Haverford School as well as the entire Top 25.

Casey Ikeda (r) is a key on defense for Conestoga

1. Boys’ Latin, MD (14-4)
2. St. Paul’s, MD (13-7)
3. West Islip, NY (22-1)
4. Deerfield Academy, MA (15-1)
5. LaFayette, NY (23-1)
6. Salisbury School, CT (13-1)
7. Conestoga, PA (24-2) Pennsylvania Runner-up. The Pioneers, who finished as the runner-up to La Salle last year, lost two big senior leaders but return wonderful players at every position. Senior Casey Ikeda (Maryland) will lead the group of talented longpoles, which also include juniors Benn Karr (Ohio State) and Brain Dailey (Duke). Austin Rogusky (Loyola) can play either attack or midfield and will be one of the best offensive players in Philly. Depth will not be a problem for Coach Brian Samson, who has one of the best senior classes in Conestoga history. Big games for the Pioneers include an early game at Landon School on March 27th as well as one against a tough Haverford School squad a week later. On April 20th, ‘Stoga will have a big showdown with league foe Springfield-Delco.
8. Garden City, NY (17-4)
9. Haverford School, PA (16-8) PA Inter-Ac Champion. After an eight-loss season in 2009, the Fords return a total of 12 Division I commitments, including nine from the junior class, to suit up for coach John Nostrant. Haverford loses All-American goalie Dan Wigrizer, but Notre Dame commit Conor Kelly will start in goal with talented longpoles in front of him, including 6’7 Princeton-bound Alex Beatty. The midfield will be loaded, boosted by stud face-off man Liam O’Connor (Notre Dame) and junior Carl Walrath (Virginia). As such each year, the Fords face a very challenging schedule, including several games against tough New Jersey and Maryland squads. The Fords open the season hosting #2 St. Paul’s, another team with a high-powered offense. They also host Conestoga and will have a home-and-home series with league rival Malvern Prep
10. Chaminade, NY (14-5)
11. Calvert Hall, MD (14-4)
12. West Genesee, NY (20-2)
13. Ward Melville, NY (16-4)
14. Georgetown Prep, MD (20-3) 15. St. Anthony’s, NY (16-2)
16. Avon Old Farms, CT (10-5)
17. St. Mary’s, MD (15-2)
18. John Jay, NY (10-9
19. Gilman School, MD (15-1)
20. Landon School, MD (18-4)
21. Summit, NJ (22-1)
22. Canandaigua Academy, NY (22-2)
23. McDonogh School, MD (11-7)
24. Delbarton School, NJ (19-3)
25. Smithtown West, NY (12-8)

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