By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/17/10
The regular season for boys’ lacrosse is over and league champions included Springfield-Delco (Central), Owen J. Roberts (Pioneer Athletic Conference), Malvern Prep and Haverford School (Inter-Ac), Downingtown East and Downingtown West (Ches-Mont), Upper Merion and Wissahickon (Suburban One American), Central Bucks East and Hatboro-Horsham (Suburban One Continental), Abington (Suburban One National) and George Washington (Public League)
Also, today, Emmaus faces Allentown Central Catholic for the Lehigh Valley Conference title and the Friends Schools League and Public League are holding their championship tourneys this week.
This week the Inter-Ac League holds its Invitational Tournament and, of course, the District 1, District 12 (Catholic League) and District 12 tourneys begin this week as teams gear for berths in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association championships.
This week’s Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Rankings:
1. Springfield-Delco (16-1) – The Cougars won the Central League championship and have the top seed in the District 1 tournament. They host the winner of Owen J. Roberts and Upper Merion in the second round Thursday. (Prev: 1)
2. Conestoga (16-2) – The Pioneers placed second in the Central League received the No. 3 and a bye for the District 1 tourney, They host the winner of Downingtown East and Wissahickon in the second round Thursday. (Prev: 2)
3. Haverford School (18-4) – The Fords earned a share of their 11th Inter-Ac League title in 13 years and receive a first-round bye in the Inter-Ac Invitational Tournament. They play Friday night against the winner of Lawrenceville School and Germantown Academy (Prev: 3)
4. La Salle (15-2) – The Explorers went undefeated in the Catholic League North and get a first-round bye in the playoffs on May 25. (Prev: 4)
5. Abington (17-1) – The Ghosts won the Suburban One National Conference title and get a first-round bye in the District 1 tourney as the No. 2 seed. They host the winner of Strath Haven and Avon Grove in the second round. (Prev: 5)
6. St. Joseph’s Prep (10-7) –. The Hawks won the Catholic League South Division and receive a first-round bye in the league playoffs on May 25. (Prev: 9)
7. Episcopal Academy (14-5) – The Churchmen finished one game behind Malvern Prep and Haverford School in the Inter-Ac race and get the third seed in the Inter-Ac Invitational. They host Germantown Academy in the first round Tuesday. (Prev: 6)
8. Garnet Valley (13-4) – The Jaguars placed third in the Central League with an 8-3 mark and host league rival Upper Darby in the first round of districts. (Prev: 8)
9. Malvern Prep (13-7) – The Friars shared the Inter-Ac crown with Haverford School and get a first-round bye in the league invitational as a reward. They play Friday night against the winner of Episcopal Academy and Penn Charter. (Prev: 7)
10. Radnor (11-6) – The Red Raiders tied for fourth in the Central League and got the No. 7 seed in districts. They host Boyertown in the first round Tuesday. (Prev: 10).
Under Consideration (alphabetic order): Central Bucks East (14-2), Downingtown West (16-2), Emmaus (12-7), Germantown Academy (9-7), Hatboro-Horsham (15-3), Lower Merion (10-8), Owen J. Roberts (15-5), Penn Charter (10-9), Penncrest (11-6), Pennsbury (16-2), Ridley (12-6), Salesianum School (12-2), Spring-Ford (18-2).