Recruiting Rundown National High School Power Rankings, 5/14

It’s the time of year when every team wants to be playing their very best lacrosse with hopes of finishing the season with a win and a shiny trophy. As programs finish their seasons (and a few already have), rankings will shuffle considerably to reward champions.

Haverford (Pa.), Massapequa (N.Y.), Hill Academy (Ont.) and Hun School (N.J.) once again make up the top four, while a loss causes Darien (Conn.) to fall out of the No. 5 spot after just one loss. They’re replaced with Syosset (N.Y.), a powerful team that will have to go through Massapequa again if they want to play in the Long Island Championship in a few weeks. St. Ignatius (Calif.) holds down the No. 6 position for now, though title winners elsewhere will likely cause them to drop lower in the Top 10 going forward.

After huge semifinal wins (read the recaps here), both McDonogh and St. Mary’s get promoted, set to play for a coveted MIAA championship under the Homewood Field lights on Friday. Archrivals Georgetown Prep and Landon will tangle for an IAC crown on Saturday, while an Inter-Ac Challenge title is set to happen on Monday in Philly. Champions will also be named in Colorado, Virginia and in Michigan for the North American Lacrosse Invitational (with teams like Culver and Hill Academy), among others. Victor (N.Y.), Collegiate (Va.) and New Canaan (Conn.) enter the rankings for the first time this week.

1. Haverford (Pa.), 23-0
Last Week: Beat Malvern Prep (Pa.) 16-10, Penn Charter (Pa.) 10-3
This Week: Inter-Ac Challenge 5/15 vs. Malvern Prep (Pa.)

2. Massapequa (N.Y.), 16-0
Last Week: Beat Oceanside (N.Y.) 16-4, East Meadow (N.Y.) 17-3
This Week: Nassau County Playoffs 5/19 vs. Hicksville (N.Y.)

3. Hill Academy (Ont.), 11-1
Last Week: Beat St. Michael’s (Ont.) 13-7, IMG Academy (Fla.) 21-20
This Week: NALI 5/16 vs. Detroit Country Day (Mich.)

4. Hun School (N.J.), 17-0
Last Week: Beat Mercersburg (Pa.) 17-5, Academy of New Church (Pa.) 13-4
This Week: Inter-Ac Challenge 5/15 vs. Episcopal Academy (Pa.), 5/19 vs. Lawrenceville (N.J.)

5. Syosset (N.Y.), 15-1
Last Week: Beat Baldwin (N.Y.) 18-0, Baldwin (N.Y.) 13-5
This Week: Idle

6. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 18-1
Last Week: Beat Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) 20-1
This Week: WCAL Championship 5/15 vs. Bellarmine Prep (Calif.)

7. Landon (Md.), 19-2
Last Week: Beat Bullis (Md.) 8-6
This Week: IAC Championship 5/16 vs. Georgetown Prep (Md.)

8. McDonogh (Md.), 14-4
Last Week: Beat Boys’ Latin (Md.) 13-7
This Week: MIAA Championship 5/15 vs. St. Mary’s (Md.)

9. Georgetown Prep (Md.), 13-3
Last Week: Beat Episcopal (Va.) 14-3, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) 12-4
This Week: IAC Championship 5/16 at Landon (Md.)

10. Gonzaga (D.C.), 18-3
Last Week: Beat Good Counsel (Md.) 15-4, Paul VI (Va.) 12-5
Season Complete – WCAC Champions

11. Northport (N.Y.), 15-1
Last Week: Beat Lindenhurst (N.Y.) 18-8, Mahopac (N.Y.) 16-3
This Week: Suffolk County Playoffs 5/15 vs. Middle Country (N.Y.)

12. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 14-2
Last Week: Beat Commack (N.Y.) 14-6
This Week: Suffolk County Playoffs 5/15 vs. Riverhead (N.Y.)

13. St. Mary’s (Md.), 11-6
Last Week: Beat Calvert Hall (Md.) 14-6, St. Paul’s (Md.) 9-5
This Week: MIAA Championship 5/15 vs. McDonogh (Md.)

14. Smithtown East (N.Y.), 14-1
Last Week: Beat Riverhead (N.Y.) 18-8, North Babylon (N.Y.) 21-9
This Week: Suffolk County Playoffs 5/15 vs. Commack (N.Y.)

15. New Canaan (Conn.), 10-2
Last Week: Beat Darien (Conn.) 9-8, Fairfield-Ludlowe (Conn.) 11-8
This Week: 5/14 at Westhill (Conn.), 5/16 at St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 5/18 at Trinity Catholic (Conn.), 5/19 vs. Fairfield-Warde (Conn.)

16. Darien (Conn.), 12-1
Last Week: Beat Danbury (Conn.) 17-4, lost to New Canaan (Conn.) 9-8, beat Trumbull (Conn.) 21-6
This Week: 5/14 at St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 5/16 at Greenwich (Conn.), 5/19 vs. Norwalk (Conn.)

17. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 10-3
Last Week: Beat Chaminade (N.Y.) 9-8 in OT
This Week: 5/14 vs. Darien (Conn.), 5/16 vs. New Canaan (Conn.)

18. Chaminade (N.Y.), 12-3
Last Week: Lost to St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 9-8 in OT, beat Fordham Prep (N.Y.) 14-1
This Week: 5/16 at Delbarton (N.J.)

19. St. Paul’s (Md.), 13-6
Last Week: Lost to St. Mary’s (Md.) 9-5
Season Complete – MIAA Semifinalists

20. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 15-5
Last Week: Lost to McDonogh (Md.) 13-7
Season Complete – MIAA Semifinalists

21. Culver (Ind.), 15-4
Last Week: Beat New Trier (Ill.) 17-7, Loyola Academy (Ill.) 17-4
This Week: NALI – 5/16 at Brother Rice (Mich.)

22. Collegiate (Va.), 22-0
Last Week: Beat St. Anne’s Belfield (Va.) 13-7, Woodberry Forest (Va.) 9-3
This Week: 5/15 vs. St. Christopher’s (Va.)

23. Delbarton (N.J.), 14-1
Last Week: Beat Mt. Olive (N.J.) 19-4, Morristown-Beard (N.J.) 16-9, Chatham (N.J.) 8-7 in OT
This Week: 5/14 at Morristown-Beard (N.J.), 5/16 vs. Chaminade (N.Y.), 5/18 at Kinnelon (N.J.), 5/19 vs. Paramus Catholic (N.J.)

24. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 17-1
Last Week: Beat Colorado Academy (Colo.) 14-4, Rock Canyon (Colo.) 11-1, Kent Denver (Colo.) 13-5
This Week: Colorado State Championship 5/5 vs. Regis Jesuit (Colo.)

25. Victor (N.Y.), 15-0
Last Week: Beat Pittsford (N.Y.) 10-9 in OT, Penfield (N.Y.) 18-2
This Week: 5/14 at Hilton (N.Y.)

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