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PA Media Boys’ Lacrosse Rankings: Conestoga, Haverford School get No. 1 spots in preseason polls

Friday, 9th March 2012

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

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/9/12

Conestoga and Haverford School earned the No. 1 spots in the preseason Pennsylvania Media Boys’ Lacrosse Rankings released today.

Haverford School, which went 23-0 last year and earned a national championship according to the national polls, received all 10 first-place votes in the All-Schools division.
Conestoga, which won its second straight Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) championship, placed first in the PIAA division. The Pioneers had all 10 first-place votes and 100 points in the PIAA poll, while also placing second to Haverford School in the All-Schools Division.

Each week a panel of journalists from around the state and the Mid-Atlantic rank the top teams. The panel includes Chris Goldberg of Phillylacrosse.com, Jimmy Oliver of LaxPower, Brett Manney of ESPNHS, Dennis C. Way of the Norristown Times Herald, Scott Johnston of the Lehigh Valley Press, Matthew Blymier of the Lancaster Intelligencer, Dave Assad of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette, the Bucks County Courier Times, the Doylestown Intelligencer, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. The poll was created by Goldberg.

PA Media Boys’ Lacrosse Rankings
Preseason (with last year’s record)
PIAA

1. Conestoga (District 1) 25-1, 100 pts, 10 first-place votes
2, La Salle (12) 14-6, 81 pts
3, Garnet Valley (1) 15-5, 75 pts
4. Central Bucks East (1) 22-3, 71 pts
5, Downingtown West (1) 20-3 56 pts
6, St. Joseph’s Prep (12) 19-5 41 pts
7, Abington (1) 15-6 40 pts
8, Ridley (1) 19-5, 28 pts
9. Radnor (1) 12-8, 23 pts
10. Manheim Township (3) 22-2, 12 pts

Under consideration: Allentown Central Catholic (D11) 19-5; Avon Grove (D1, 17-4), Bishop Shanahan (D1, 14-5), Downingtown East (D1, 13-6), Emmaus (D11, 16-6), Ephrata (D3), 16-5; Great Valley (D1) 15-5; Hatboro-Horsham (D1) 10-10; Hempfield (D3, 20-3), Mt. Lebanon (D7) 18-3; Penncrest (D1) 12-7; Pennsbury (D1) 15-9; Springfield-Delco (D1, 11-8), Spring-Ford (D1, 20-4).

All Schools

1, Haverford School (Inter-Ac) 23-0, 100 pts, 10 first-place votes
2, Conestoga (1) 25-1, 89 pts
3. Malvern Prep (Inter-Ac) 14-6, 81 pts
4. La Salle (12) 14-6, 66 pts
5, Garnet Valley (1) 15-5, 61 pts
6. Central Bucks East (1) 22-3, 55 pts
7, Episcopal Academy (Inter-Ac) 6-11, 34 pts
8, Penn Charter (Inter-Ac) 12-11, 27 pts
9. Downingtown West (1) 20-3, 25 pts
10, St. Joseph’s Prep (12) 19-5, 16 pts

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