While it was another relatively unexciting week in terms of changes within the rankings, the next couple of days will help determine a lot when it comes to regional bragging rights. In DC, Bullis moves up two spots to No. 14 after a semifinal win and will look to stand in the way of Landon’s hopes of an IAC title and national championship on Friday. Up in New England, Brunswick and Avon Old Farms will square off on Wednesday afternoon in a highly anticipated matchup.
It was a relatively calm week in the high school lacrosse landscape, as the only notable entrant into the Top 10 is La Salle (Pa.), who passed the eye test at Under Armour’s Banner Field in Baltimore on Friday. Top-ranked Landon (Md.) moved closer to an undefeated season with three more solid wins, while Culver (Ind.) and Darien (Conn.) have upcoming tests against notable regional talent.
A week after Landon (Md.) slid into the No. 1 spot, there was more turmoil towards the top, as Culver (Ind.) swapped places with Hill Academy (Ont.) after topping the Pride in Detroit. Perhaps most notably, Calvert Hall (Md.) and St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) make massive jumps from the twenties after upsetting McDonogh (Md.) and Chaminade (N.Y.), respectively. Check out the rest of the changes and additions below.
After Top 25 wins over Bullis and St. Ignatius Prep, Landon (Md.) takes over the No. 1 spot from Hill Academy (Ont.), pushing its record to 12-0 just over halfway through the Bears’ season. Elsewhere, little change occurred within the Top 10, besides Victor (N.Y.) sliding in with a week of solid tests against Midwest prep notables coming up.
This week’s edition of the Recruiting Rundown High School Top 25 saw a ton of changes (following losses by nine previously ranked teams) and a new No. 1 in the land: Hill Academy from Ontario. The Pride rolled into the states and returned to the Great White North unblemished with notable wins over Boys’ Latin, Loyola Blakefield, IMG Academy and Noble & Greenough, among others. They supplant Culver (Ind.), who fell to Haverford (Pa.) in double overtime on Sunday.
Recruiting Rundown is pleased to introduce the preseason HS Top 25 rankings for the third consecutive year. With the season kicking off in the Mid-Atlantic this week (if not affected by the impending storms), the rankings resume on March 29th and will run every Wednesday until June.
It was particularly difficult to anoint a No. 1 this year, as a plethora of teams lost crucial contributors in the Class of 2016, a group that has already made a tremendous impact in the Division I ranks.
After this week’s unveiling of the Top 100 recruits in Division I (Top 50 here, 51-100 here), it’s time to list the recruiting classes that are sure to take the college ranks by storm over the next four years. Not surprisingly, ACC and Big 10 powerhouses account for eight of the top ten positions along with two notable Ivy League programs. Continue reading
After last night’s release of the Top 100’s upper half of current college freshmen, it’s time to unveil players 51-100, as many players will begin this weekend. As previously mentioned, these rankings differ from the underclass rankings that are put out each summer. While sophomores, juniors and seniors’ placement is meant to reflect their talents at the high school level, this edition of the Top 100 is meant to project a player’s four-year career, taking into consideration all of the variables that come with the college game and how the athletes fit in at their respective program. Depth charts, live scouts, film, conversations with college coaches and a plethora of other factors are taken into consideration more than high school stats and accomplishments. Continue reading
There’s little doubt that the evolution of the recruiting landscape has made it easier to track the development of prospects nationwide. Due to the process being sped up over the years, North America’s best young lacrosse players are on display for evaluators from the time kids enter high school until the end of their careers. Beyond that, the U-19 World Games (taking place every four years) have become key in identifying the potential difference makers at the next level. While there were plenty of impact players on the list you’ll find below that were left off of the U-19 teams – whether that was due to age or missing the cut at tryouts – there were a few dozen that left their mark.
This year, the tournament MVP finds himself in the No. 1 spot. Continue reading
After last week’s release of the five-stars in the Class of 2017, it’s time to unveil the rest of the Top 100 high school seniors. 28 different Division I programs have commitments from players within these rankings with five or more from Notre Dame, Hopkins, UNC, Harvard, UVA, Maryland, Ohio State, Denver and Duke. Continue reading