By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/23/11
Champions will be crowned this week when the District 1, 11, and 12 finals are held. On Wednesday Haverford School and arch-rival Malvern Prep meet in classic matchup in the Inter-Ac Invitational finals.
Here are this week’s Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Rankings.
1. Haverford School (22-0) – The top-seeded Fords had to work hard to beat upstart Lawrenceville School (NJ), 13-11, in Saturday’s Inter-Ac Invitational semifinals. On Wednesday at Cabrini (7 p.m.) against arch-rival Malvern Prep, they’ll shoot for history and a 23-0 season. Prev: No. 1
2. Conestoga (19-1) – The Pioneers have run roughshod through their first few rounds of the District 1 tourney and face 13th-seeded Pennsbury Tuesday night at Plymouth Whitemarsh at 8 p.m. in the semifinals. Prev: No. 2.
3. Malvern Prep (14-5) – The Friars have the chance to take down Goliath Wednesday when they meet Haverford School at Cabrini College in the Inter-Ac Invitational finals. Prev: No. 3
4. La Salle (13-5) – The Explorers play Archbishop Carroll Tuesday in the Catholic League semifinals at Cardinal O’Hara at 4 p.m. Most expect it will be La Salle and St. Joseph’s Prep once again in the finals Thursday at O’Hara. Prev: No. 4
5. Central Bucks East (19-1) – The Patriots face No. 3 seed Downingtown West in the District semifinals Tuesday at PW at 6 p.m. Prev: No. 5
6. Downingtown West (19-1) – The Whippets play No. 2 seed Central Bucks East in the District 1 semifinals Tuesday at PW at 6 p.m. Prev: No. 8
7. St. Joseph’s Prep (14-4) – The Hawks meet Archbishop Ryan in the Catholic League semifinals at Cardinal O’Hara on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Prev: No. 5
8. Penn Charter (12-11) – The Quakers’ top highlight this year will be Wednesday’s 6-5 triumph over Germantown Academy on Joey Sankey’s fast break goal with less than 10 seconds to play. Prev: No. 9
9. Pennsbury (15-6) – Last week was most memorable for the Falcons, who made history for their program by defeating No. 4 seed Downingtown East (8-6) and No. 5 seed Avon Grove (4-3 in double overtime) to reach the District 1 quarterfinals for the first time. Now? Just a date Tuesday with No. 1 seed Conestoga at PW at 8 p.m. Prev: NR
10. Germantown Academy (14-5) – The Patriots closed their season with three straight losses, but enjoyed a standout year. Prev: No. 6
Under Consideration: Abington (15-6), Avon Grove (16-3) Downingtown East (13-6), Emmaus (15-5), Garnet Valley (15-5) Great Valley (15-5), Radnor (12-8), Ridley (17-4), Shipley School (16-3), Spring-Ford (20-3).