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Final Nike/US Lacrosse National Boys’ Rankings: Five Philly teams in Top 20

Wednesday, 12th June 2013

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

TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 6/12/13

Unbeaten Ward Melville (N.Y.) won the New York Class A championship game to finish its season as the No. 1-ranked team in the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Boys’ Lacrosse Top 25 poll, released today by US Lacrosse. The poll appears as part of Lacrosse Magazine’s bi-weekly report on high school boys’ lacrosse at laxmagazine.com/hsb25.

The Patriots got all eight first-place votes after defeating West Genesee, 16-4, June 8 to win the state championship and finish 22-0 — the only undefeated team in the poll. Ward Melville started the season ranked No. 24, but its closest margin of victory was a 7-3 defeat of Garden City (N.Y.) April 20. The Trojans went on to win the state Class B title and finish No. 3 at 19-3.

Rounding out the top 5 are Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association teams Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) and Boys’ Latin (Md.), followed by Garden City and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion Gonzaga (D.C.).

The Nike/US Lacrosse High School Boys’ Lacrosse National Top 25, with teams, record, point total (first-place votes) and next game or season highlight noted:

1. Ward Melville (N.Y.) 22-0, 200 (8), State Class A champion
2. Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) 13-8, 185, MIAA champion
3. Garden City (N.Y.) 19-3, 176, State Class B champion
4. Boys’ Latin (Md.) 19-1 175, MIAA runner-up
5. Gonzaga (D.C.) 19-2, 161, WCAC champion
6. Malvern Prep (Pa.) 16-2, 148, Inter-Ac League champion & Invitational runner-up
7. Culver Military (Ind.) 18-2, 147, Season complete
8. La Salle (Pa.) 23-2, 143, PIAA champion
9. Niskayuna (N.Y.) 21-1, 140, State Class B semifinalist
10. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) 20-2, 138, State Class B runner-up
11. McDonogh (Md.) 14-4, 114, MIAA semifinalist
12. Hereford (Md.) 19-2, 104, State Class 3A/2A champion
13. Chaminade (N.Y.) 15-2, 104, CHSAA champion
14. Gilman (Md.) 12-4, 95, MIAA quarterfinalist
15. Haverford School (Pa.) 15-7, 93, Inter-Ac third place & Invitational champion
16. Calvert Hall (Md.) 11-6, 73, MIAA semifinalist
17. Salesianum (Del.) 17-2, 59, DIAA champion
18. Cazenovia Central (N.Y.) 22-2, 52, State Class C champion
19. Ridge (N.J.) 20-3, 47, ToC champion
20. Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 15-6, 41, Inter-Ac League runner-up
21. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) 18-6, 41, VISAA & Co-IAC Champions
22. St. Paul’s (Md.) 15-5, 37, MIAA quarterfinalist
23. Yorktown (N.Y.) 17-3, 27 Season complete
24. Delbarton (N.J.) 17-1, 21, Season complete
25. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) 21-1, 20, WCAL champion

Others receiving votes:
West Genesee (N.Y.) 15-6, 16
Paul VI (Va.) 20-4, 13
Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) 18-2, 9
Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) 17-1, 9
Bronxville (N.Y.) 22-2, 6
Conestoga (Pa.) 15-11, 3
St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 11-5, 2
Ithaca (N.Y.) 15-3, 1

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