By Chris Goldberg Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/24/21
Malvern Prep (19-2) – Last week: No. 1. The Friars won their third straight Inter-Ac League championship with a convincing 14-5 win over Haverford School.
Haverford School (13-6) – Last week: No. 3. The Fords had some huge late-season wins, over Malvern Prep and then Episcopal Academy in the Inter-Ac semifinals – but they were never in Saturday’s title game against a dominant Malvern squad.
Episcopal Academy (9-4) – Last week: No. 2. The Churchmen were unable to complete a sweep of Haverford and fell in the Inter-Ac semifinals.
Radnor (18-1) – Last week: No. 4. The Raiders overcame a huge scare from Wissahickon to prevail, 8-7, in the District 1 Class AAA quarterfinals and host Central League foe Springfield-Delco in the semifinals Tuesday.
Kennett (19-0) – Last week: No. 5. The Blue Demons toppled Conestoga, 10-8, in the District 1 AAA quarterfinals to secure their first state playoff berth. They host Garnet Valley in the semifinals Tuesday.
La Salle (15-3) – Last week: No. 6. The Explorers downed St. Joseph’s Prep, 10-4, for their fifth straight Catholic League championship and meet the District 1 No. 5 seed when the PIAA AAA tourney begins on June 1.
Salesianum School-DE (12-3) – Last week: No. 7. The Sals host Archmere Tuesday in the Delaware state semifinals.
Garnet Valley (16-4) – Last week: No. 8. The Jaguars travel to top-seeded Kennett Tuesday in the District 1 AAA semifinals. They fell to Kennett, 15-7, 11 days ago.
Conestoga (13-5) – Last week: No. 9. The Pioneers need to beat Downingtown West Tuesday to qualify for the PIAA AAA tourney.
Springfield-Delco (15-4) – Last week: No. 11. The Cougars meet Central League rival Radnor Tuesday in the District 1 AAA semifinals.
Sanford School-DE (16-0) – Last week: No. 12. The Warriors face Cape Henlopen Tuesday in the Delaware state semifinals.
Germantown Academy (8-8) – Last week: No. 13. The Patriots’ losses were to No. 1 Malvern Prep (three times), No. 2 Haverford School (twice), No. 3 Episcopal Academy (twice) as well as No. 4 Radnor.
St. Augustine Prep-NJ (8-3) – Last week: Unranked. The Hermits defeated Academy of the New Church, 6-4.
Academy of the New Church (12-6) – Last week: No. 10. The Lions closed their season with a 6-4 loss to St. Augustine Prep (N.J.).
(tie) Wissahickon (15-5) – Last week: No 14. The Trojans gave Radnor a battle before falling, 8-7, in the District 1 AAA quarterfinals and must defeat Perkiomen Valley to reach states for the first time in school history. Allentown Central Catholic (17-1) – Last week: No. 15. The Vikings face Saucon valley Tuesday in the District 11 AA semifinals.
Under Consideration: Cape Henlopen-DE (12-4), Central Bucks East (14-5), Central York (18-0), Downingtown East (13-7), Downingtown West (16-4), Emmaus (17-2), Haddonfield-NJ (11-1), Lenape (10-2), Perkiomen Valley (14-3); Spring-Ford (11-4), St. Joseph’s Prep (13-4), Wilson (19-2).