Video Highlights: Loyola Comes Back to Defeat Boys’ Latin and its Perfect Record
BALTIMORE, June 26, 2013 — Unbeaten Ward Melville (N.Y.), which concluded its season by winning the state Class A championship game to finish at 22-0, earned all first-place votes to claim the No. 1 ranking in the final 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 http://www.laxmagazine.com/hsb25.
The Patriots got all nine first-place votes after defeating West Genesee, 16-4, June 8 to win the state championship, their first since 2000, and finish as the only undefeated team in the poll.
Overall, teams representing nine states and Washington, D.C., fill the Top 25. MIAA champion Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) finished second while one-loss Boys’ Latin (Md.) takes third. New York Class B champion Garden City and D.C. power Gonzaga complete the Top 5. A full high school season recap will appear in the August issue of Lacrosse Magazine.
The Nike/US Lacrosse High School Boys’ Lacrosse National Top 25, with teams, record, point total (first-place votes) and season highlight noted:
1. Ward Melville (N.Y.) 22-0, 225 (9), State Class A Champion
2. Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) 13-8, 212, MIAA A Champions
3. Boys’ Latin (Md.) 19-1, 199, MIAA A Runner-up
4. Garden City (N.Y.) 19-3, 195, State Class B Champion
5. Gonzaga (D.C.) 19-2, 187, WCAC Champion
6. Malvern Prep (Pa.) 16-2, 169, Inter-Ac Champion; Inter-Ac Invitational Runner-up
7. La Salle (Pa.) 23-2, 162, PIAA Champion
8. Culver Military (Ind.) 18-2, 160, Season Complete
9. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) 20-2, 153, State Class B Runner-up
10. Niskayuna (N.Y.) 21-1, 146, State Class B Semifinalist
11. McDonogh (Md.) 14-4, 128, MIAA A Semifinalist
12. Chaminade (N.Y.) 15-2, 121, CHSAA Champion
13. Hereford (Md.) 19-2, 117, State Class 3A/2A Champion
14. Gilman (Md.) 12-4, 96, MIAA A Quarterfinalist
15. Haverford School (Pa.) 15-7, 92, Inter-Ac 3rd & Invitational Champion
16. Calvert Hall (Md.) 11-6, 73, MIAA A Semifinalist
17. Salesianum (Del.) 17-2, 68, DIAA Champion
18. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.) 18-6, 59, VISAA & Co-IAC Champion
19. Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 15-6, 52, Inter-Ac 2nd
20. Ridge (N.J.) 20-3, 51, ToC Champion
21. Cazenovia Central (N.Y.) 22-2, 48, State Class C Champion
22. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) 21-1, 43, WCAL Champion
23. Shenendehowa (N.Y.) 18-4, 36, State Class A Semifinalist
24. St. Paul’s (Md.) 15-5, 35, MIAA A Quarterfinalist
25. Longmeadow (Mass.) 25-0, 24, State D-2 Champion
Others receiving votes:
Paul VI (Va.) 20-4, 19, VISAA & WCAC Runner-up
Delbarton (N.J.) 17-1, 15
West Genesee (N.Y.) 15-6, 10, State Class A runner-up
Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) 18-2, 9, State Class C semifinalist
Yorktown (N.Y.) 17-3, 7
Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) 17-1, 5
Bronxville (N.Y.) 22-2, 5, State Class C runner-up
Conestoga (Pa.) 15-11, 3, PIAA runner-up
Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) 18-3, 1, ToC runner-up
Voters for the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Boys’ Lacrosse National Top 25 poll include US Lacrosse area representatives and Lacrosse Magazine contributors. The national Top 25 supplements in-depth coverage of high school boys’ lacrosse, including regional Top 10 rankings, top performers, games to watch and notebooks, from each of five regions:
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