By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/27/17
The Phillylacrosse.com Boys’ Rankings:
1. Malvern Prep (2-0) Prev: No. 1: The Friars opened with big wins over Calvert Hall-MD, 13-7, and Garnet Valley, 15-6, and host St. Joseph’s Prep on Tuesday.
2. Haverford School (1-2) Prev: No. 2: The Fords stunned many with their memorable 8-7 double OT win over Culver Academy.
3. Conestoga (1-0) Prev: No. 5:The Pioneers opened Friday with a sizzling overtime win over MIAA power Calvert Hall; they host defending state champion Springfield-Delco Tuesday afternoon in an early-season Central League showdown.
4. La Salle (1-0) Prev: No. 3: The Explorers looked strong in their 10-5 opening-day win over Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.
5. Garnet Valley (0-1) Prev: No. 4:The Jags look to rebound from their 15-6 loss to No. 1 Malvern Prep Tuesday when they open Central League play at Penncrest.
6. Springfield-Delco (0-1) Prev: No. 6: The Cougars, after a tough 13-4 loss to the MIAA’s Boys’ Latin, open Central League play Tuesday afternoon at No. 4 Conestoga.
7. Salesianum School-DE (1-0) Prev: No. 7: The Sals claimed an 11-8 win over Sts Peter & Paul (MD) and now gear for a battle Thursday against powerful Hill Academy (ONT).
8. Strath Haven (2-0) Prev: No. 8: The Panthers opened with two wins, 13-8 over Penn Charter and 10-7 over Henderson.
9. St. Augustine Prep (0-0) Prev: No. 9: The Hermits open Wednesday at NJ prep power Pingry School.
10. Avon Grove (0-0) Prev: No. 10: The Red Devils Open today with a non-league game against Upper Dublin.
11. Manheim Township (0-1) Prev: No. 12: The Blue Streaks dropped a respectable 12-7 decision to MIAA power Loyola Blakefield.
12. Bishop Shanahan (2-0) Prev: No. 13: The Eagles opened with wins over Lower Merion, 13-2, and Calverton (MD), 11-6.
13. Moorestown-NJ (0-0) Prev: No. 14 The Quakers open Wednesday vs. Somerville.
14. St. Joseph’s Prep (0-0) Prev: NR: The Hawks have a tough opener Tuesday at No. 1 Malvern Prep.
15. Ridley (1-0) Prev: NR: The Raiders won their opener, 14-7 over Great Valley, in the coachign debut of Rory Friel.
Under consideration: Academy of the New Church (4-1), Allentown Central Catholic (0-0), Appoquinimink-DE (2-0), Central Bucks East (1-0), Downingtown East (1-0), Easton (1-0), Episcopal Academy (0-1), Haverford High (1-0); Hun School-NJ (0-0), Lenape-NJ (0-0), Princeton Day School-NJ (0-0), Radnor (0-1), Spring-Ford (2-0), Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (0-3), Southern Lehigh (0-0); West Chester East (1-0). Wilson (1-0).