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A pair of new teams rode state tournament success into the most recent Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25.

St. Augustine (N.J.) jumped into the national rankings with a win over a strong Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) team to reach the state tournament final. Smithtown East (N.Y.) avenged an earlier loss to Ward Melville (N.Y.) to move into the Top 25. They will look to climb further if they can do the same against Northport (N.Y.), a team they lost to by a goal in the regular season, as playoff action continues. Elsewhere, most of the Top 25 remains intact as regions join the South in wrapping up their seasons.

It was a week of upsets and scares in the Northeast this week. The upsets came to Victor (N.Y.), which suffered a first defeat of the season, a 6-5 defeat to Canandaigua (N.Y.) in the Section V Class B semifinals, and Massapequa (N.Y.), which fell to rival Syosset (N.Y.) in overtime in the Nassau Class A semifinals. The scare came in the FCIAC championship game, where Darien (Conn.) was tied with Wilton (Conn.) 6-6 early in the fourth quarter before closing out in style to win a 19th FCIAC title.

The only change in the Mid-Atlantic Region with all but one team in the top eight done comes at No. 10. St. Augustine (N.J.) ended the season for Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) in their semifinal matchup and jumped into the rankings when Delbarton (N.J.), which has five losses this season, knocked off Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) on the other side of the bracket.

The South Region concluded its seasons the week before, but in the Midwest Region, state tournament play was just heating up. Hudson (Ohio) upended former No. 2 St. Ignatius (Ohio) in their regional finals meeting to move things around. The state tournament games continue this week with more movement possible as championships are sought in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota.

Colorado teams accounted for the majority of changes in the West. Mountain Vista (Colo.) moved into the top 10 by avenging a loss to Regis Jesuit (Colo.). Arapahoe (Colo.) moved up then by knocking off Mountain Vista in the finals to wrap up their spring.

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May 31, 2022


St. John's (D.C.)




Mount Sinai (N.Y.)




Brunswick (Conn.)




Culver Academy (Ind.)




Darien (Conn.)




McDonogh (Md.)




St. Anthony's (N.Y.)




St. Mary's (Md.)




Calvert Hall (Md.)




Boys' Latin (Md.)




Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.)




Bullis (Md.)




Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.)




Georgetown Prep (Md.)




Malvern Prep (Pa.)




Garden City (N.Y.)




Archbishop Spalding (Md.)




Chaminade (N.Y.)




Northport (N.Y.)




Victor (N.Y.)




Baldwinsville (N.Y.)




St. Augustine (N.J.)




St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.)




Smithtown East (N.Y.)




Manhasset (N.Y.)



Also considered (alphabetical order): Delbarton (N.J.), Don Bosco (N.J.), Gonzaga (D.C.), Haverford (Pa.), Iona Prep (N.Y.), La Salle (Pa.), Landon (Md.), Massapequa (N.Y.), Mountain Lakes (N.J.), Paul VI (Va.), Radnor (Pa.), Ridgefield (Conn.), Riverside (Va.), Salesianum (Del.), Seton Hall Prep (N.J.), Severn (Md.), Smithtown West (N.Y.), St. Paul's School for Boys (Md.), Staples (Conn.), Ward Melville (N.Y.), Wilton (Conn.)

Nike/USA Lacrosse High School Rankings
National Boys' Top 25 | National Girls' Top 25
Northeast Boys' Top 10 | Northeast Girls' Top 10
Mid-Atlantic Boys' Top 10 | Mid-Atlantic Girls' Top 10
South Boys' Top 10
| South Girls' Top 10
Midwest Boys' Top 10
| Midwest Girls' Top 10
West Boys' Top 10
| West Girls' Top 10


1. Mt. Sinai (N.Y.), 17-0

A rematch with Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) awaits in the Suffolk Class C title game following a 15-5 win over fourth-seeded Islip (N.Y.) in the semifinals. Joey Spallina had six goals and four assists, Lucas Laforge had two goals and one assist and Cole Marsala, James Carretta and Jake Spallina scored two goals apiece for the Mustangs, winners of 20 in a row. Previous: 1

2. Brunswick School (Conn.), 15-1

Brunswick’s most complete game of the season turned out to be its last, a 12-6 win over Lawrenceville (N.J.) as the Bruins captured the inaugural Prep Nationals. Tomas Delgado had three goals, Henry Caponiti had two goals and two assists, Payton Anderson had two goals and one assist, Hudson Hausmann had two goals and Andrew Greenspan was 14-of-20 on faceoffs and scooped up five ground balls in the win. Previous: 2

3. Darien (Conn.), 17-2

After being locked in a 6-all tie early in the fourth quarter, the Blue Wave went on a 6-0 run to defeat Wilton (Conn.) 12-6 and win the 19th FCIAC tournament title in program history. Matt Minicus had two goals and one assist, Joe Cesare, Christian Allegro and Wyatt Bowman added two goals apiece, Finn Pokorny had one goal and two assists and goalie Cam Weibel made 10 saves to earn MVP honors for Darien. Previous: 3

4. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 14-2

Jackson Greene scored two goals, including the overtime winner, Jack Speidell and Owen Duffy had three goals and one assist apiece and Jack Ponzio had one goal and two assists as the Friars defeated rival Chaminade (N.Y.) 10-9 to win the NSCHSAA Class AAA title and complete a three-game sweep in the season series for the first time since 2016. Previous: 4

5. Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.), 16-1

The second-seeded Wildcats defeated third-seeded Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) 12-6 in the Suffolk Class C semifinals. Alec Gregorek had six goals and two assists, Liam Kershis had three goals and one assist, Fransisco Cortes had one goal and three assists as Shoreham-Wading River rallied from a 6-3 halftime deficit to outscore the Phantoms 9-0 in the second half. Previous: 6

6. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), 14-1

Cold Spring Harbor, which has been powered by a lockdown defense that averages just 4.8 goals against, will meet Friends Academy (N.Y.) in the Nassau Class D title game. The Seahawks, who are led by standout goaltender Spencer Will and future Ivy League defenders Jesse Phelan (Dartmouth) and Patrick Pisano (Yale) highlight the stifling defense. Previous: 7

7. Garden City (N.Y.), 15-2

Michael Fargione had two goals and two assists, Henry Gibbons and Aidan Considine both had two goals and one assist and Jay Ottomanelli added a pair of goals as the top-seeded Trojans cruised to a 13-5 win over No. 4 Long Beach (N.Y.) in the Nassau Class B semifinals. Garden City meets third-seeded Calhoun (N.Y.) in the county championship game. Previous: 8

8. Chaminade (N.Y.), 12-5

The Flyers finished their season strong after a slow start, but came up just short against rival St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), losing 10-9 in overtime in the NSCHSAA Class AAA final. Charles Balsamo had five goals in the loss for Chaminade. Four of the Flyers’ five losses were by a combined six goals, including a pair of one-goal defeats to St. Anthony’s. Previous: 9

9. Northport (N.Y.), 17-1

Michael Meyer was scary good for Northport with four goals and four assists, Jack Deliberti had three goals, Jacob Starcke had two goals and two assists and Andrew Miller added a pair of goals as the top-seeded Tigers defeated No. 4 Huntington (N.Y.) 12-6 in the Suffolk Class A semifinals. Northport will attempt to win back-to-back county titles when they meet third-seeded Smithtown East (N.Y.) in the championship game. Previous: NR

10. Victor (N.Y.), 17-1

The Blue Devils’ first loss of the season also turned out to be their last, a stunning season-ending 6-5 defeat to Canandaigua (N.Y.) in the Section V Class B semifinals. The Braves raced out to a 5-1 lead after one quarter, which proved to be a hole too deep to dig out of for Victor. Thomas Gravino had two goals and one assist and Liam Wheeler scored a pair of goals in the defeat. Previous: 5

—​ Dylan Butler


1. St. John’s College High (D.C.), 19-0

The Cadets earned their first WCAC championship since 2017 with a 15-11 win over Gonzaga (D.C.) on May 9. St. John’s pulled away from a 7-7 tie game at halftime. Ryan Duenkel scored six goals to pace the offense. The win was just the third this season by four goals or fewer and concludes a perfect season for St. John’s, which more than tripled their opponents this season in scoring, 310-98, while playing a competitive schedule. Previous: 1

2. McDonogh (Md.), 13-6

The fifth-seeded Eagles knocked off three straight higher seeded opponents to win the MIAA A Conference championship for the first time since 2016. McDonogh finished off St. Mary’s (Md.) in the title game, 14-8 to avenge one of their regular-season losses. McDonogh reached the finals with an incredibly thrilling 11-10 win over defending champion Boys’ Latin on a goal at the buzzer by Brendan Millon. Previous: 2

3. St. Mary’s (Md.) 17-3

The Saints battled back from an early 5-0 hole but never overcame the slow start in a 14-8 loss to McDonogh (Md.) in the MIAA A Conference final. The Saints earned a 12-9 win over Calvert Hall (Md.) in the semifinals. St. Mary’s won their first 15 games this season. Previous: 3

4. Calvert Hall (Md.), 15-5

The third-seeded Cardinals fell to second-seeded St. Mary’s (Md.) 12-9 in the MIAA A Conference semifinals. Calvert Hall came on strong over the final weeks of the season to jump from possibly missing the playoffs to the third seed in just over two week’s time. Previous: 4

5. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 13-4

The Lakers fell to McDonogh (Md.) in the MIAA A Conference semifinals 11-10 on a last-second goal. It was a heartbreaking ending for the defending champions, who led by a pair of goals with 6:34 left in the game. Boys’ Latin had earned the top seed for the playoffs with a steady season that included a win over Midwest No. 1 Culver Academy (Ind.) as well. Previous: 5

6. Bullis (Md.) 14-4

Bullis was scheduled to return to the field May 30 against Salisbury (Conn.) in the fifth annual Geico High School Lacrosse Nationals at Catholic. A win would put them in the championship game May 31 against either Taft (Conn.) or IMG Academy (Fla.). The Bulldogs haven’t played since capturing their fourth IAC trophy in the last six seasons with an 8-7 win over defending champion Georgetown Prep (Md.). Previous: 6

7. Georgetown Prep (Md.), 14-6

The defending champion Hoyas fell to top-seeded Bullis in the IAC final. Georgetown made it far closer than their meeting 10 days earlier when Bullis won by five goals. The Hoyas got two shots off in the final 25 seconds but could not score a tying goal. Previous: 7

8. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 20-3

AJ Nikolic’s goal in overtime gave the Friars their fourth straight Inter-Ac League championship title with an 11-10 win over Haverford (Pa.). Joe Doherty made 15 saves including one to end a man-down situation at the start of overtime. Malvern benefited from a strong non-conference schedule that saw them fall in overtime to Georgetown (Md.) and drop a game to Lawrenceville (N.J.), but top Bullis (Md.) and New Jersey powers Delbarton (N.J.) and Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) along with Delaware’s top team, Salesianum (Del.). Previous: 8

9. Archbishop Spalding (Md.), 12-5

The fourth-seeded Cavaliers lost to eventual champion McDonogh (Md.) in the MIAA A Conference quarterfinals. Spalding won four of its final six games. Previous: 9

10. St. Augustine (N.J.), 15-1

The Hermits haven’t played a lot of highly ranked teams, but they impressed on their way to their first state final since 2011. St. Augustine knocked off higher seeded Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 9-8 in the semifinals of the Non-Public, Group A tournament. Luke Hendricks scored twice and assisted on two goals, and Noah Plenn and Genarro Petrongolo both scored two goals apiece while Ryan Demato had a goal and three assists. Aidan Peters made 11 saves. Seton Hall has wins over Iona Prep (N.Y.) and Delbarton (N.J.), the latter of whom St. Augustine will meet in the final. St. Augustine’s only loss this year came at the hands of prep power Lawrenceville (N.J.). The Hermits beat St. Joseph’s (Montvale, N.J.) 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Previous: NR

—​ Justin Feil


1. Dallas Jesuit (Texas), 14-2

The Rangers rallied to defeat Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas) 11-10 in the state title game May 8. Dallas Jesuit defended its 2021 title and earned the fourth crown in program history. Penn State recruit McAllister Hobbs led Dallas Jesuit with 59 goals while goalie Connor Knight had a .628 save percentage. Previous: 1

2. St. Andrew’s (Fla.), 20-3

The Scots earned their second-straight state championship, topping Benjamin (Fla.) 9-7 on May 7. Junior Jack Schulte, an Air Force recruit, led the team with 60 goals and 53 assists. Senior Nick Golubov picked up 118 ground balls and won 63% of draws. Previous: 2

3. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), 16-3

The Raiders avenged their 2019 championship game loss to Ponte Vedra (Fla.) by defeating the Sharks 13-12 to win a state title. Senior Trace McDonald had a team-leading 76 points while head 38 goals. Previous: 3

4. Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas), 20-4

The Eagles gave up a three-goal lead to Dallas Jesuit (Texas), falling in the state championship 11-10 on May 8. ESD’s season was highlighted with multiple wins over Westlake (Texas), Lake Mary (Fla.) and Valor Christian (Colo.). Previous: 4

5. Lovett (Ga.), 23-0

It was a perfect season for the Lions. Lovett went from a losing campaign a year ago to a 23-0 season after defeating Westminster (Ga.) 14-7 on May 14 to claim a state title. William Overly and Mason Ball each scored four times in the championship.  Lovett also beat Starr’s Mill (Ga.) 11-6 en route to the championship game. Previous: 5

6. Middle Creek (N.C.), 21-2

The Mustangs waited nearly the entire state championship to get their leading scorer a goal. With just 10 seconds remaining in regulation, Tate Jones scored the game-winner giving Middle Creek a 9-8 win over Weddington (N.C.) in the state championship. Collin Patrick scored once but added four assists in the state championship win. Earlier in the week, Middle Creek rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) 10-8 in the semifinal. Patrick scored twice for Middle Creek. Previous: 6

7. Westlake (Texas), 13-4

The Chapperals closed out their season with a heartbreaking 13-12 overtime loss to Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas) in the semifinals. Westlake finished the season 13-2 against in-state competition, with both losses coming against ESD. Westlake will lose several key seniors, including Ethan Burke who is committed to Texas football and Michigan recruit Carter Barksdale. Previous: 7

8. Benjamin (Fla.), 18-4

After starting the season off with a loss to St. Andrew’s (Fla.), the Buccaneers were unable to get revenge against the Scots in the state championship on May 7. Benjamin’s season was highlighted with wins over St. Edward’s (Fla.) and Jupiter (Fla.). Tufts University recruit Jack Regnery led in scoring with 54 tallies while junior Brady Quinn had a team-leading 52 assists. Previous: 8

9. Holly Springs (N.C.), 16-3

The Golden Hawks fell in the round of 16 to Middle Creek (N.C.) 17-7 last week. Holly Springs’ only two in-state losses were against the Mustangs. Holly Springs was led by Wade Watson, who scored 56 goals during the season, but was held to one tally against Middle Creek. Previous: 9

10. Plant (Fla.), 18-3

The Panthers’ season ended in the state semifinals in back-to-back seasons with a 12-10 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.). Plant has yet to win a state title. Junior Turner Ashby, an Air Force recruit, had a team-leading 45 goals and 34 assists. Previous: 10

—​ Justin Boggs


1. Culver Academy (Ind.), 19-2

The Eagles pulled off another monstrous Midwest season, going undefeated within the region, capped by a Premier Prep Championship victory over Hill Academy (Ont.). Indeed, Culver's lone losses came to national powerhouses in Boys Latin (Md.) and Gonzaga (D.C.). Previous: 1

2. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 20-1

The Golden Bears cruised through their Region 3 semifinal and final, topping Worthington Kilbourne (Ohio) and Hilliard Davidson (Ohio) by a combined score of 33-7. In the latter, three different players tallied hat tricks and six had at least two goals for UA. Previous: 3

3. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 18-3

The Ramblers made it two straight seasons of postseason victories over their biggest rivals, topping New Trier (Ill.) 7-4. Still, Loyola's postseason journey is just beginning as it was to begin supersectional play May 31against St. Viator. Previous: 4

4. MICDS (Mo.), 18-1

In a state championship in which just 11 total goals were scored, Mark Mintzlaff (4 goals) and Landon Gelven (2 goals, 3 assists) provided a huge spark for the Rams. Meanwhile, MICDS keeper George Herron saved more than two-thirds of the shots that came his way with nine saves against four goals surrendered in the 7-4 win over DeSmet Jesuit (Mo.) on May 27. Previous: 5

5. Forest Hills Central (Mich.), 17-0

The Rangers remained undefeated in emphatic fashion, with a 16-3 win over Byron Center (Mich.), thus advancing to the regional championship game against Lowell (Mich.). Previous: 6

6. Hudson (Ohio), 15-6

The Explorers may have pulled off the most impressive victory of regional play in the Buckeye State with a 19-12 Region 2 championship win over St. Ignatius (Ohio). Per the Beacon Journal's Brad Bournival, Hudson bridged the intermission with spectacular play including a Jack Jenkins goal just before halftime and 13:32 of scoreless play from keeper J.J. Wright coming out of halftime. Previous: 7

7. St. Xavier (Ky.), 21-3

The Tigers were dominating during their state championship season, averaging nearly 18 goals while allowing just a touch under five per game. Previous: 8

8. Dublin Jerome (Ohio), 16-2

The Celtics had no trouble scoring throughout Region 1 play, averaging more than 20 goals per game, capped by a 19-11 district championship victory over second-seeded Olentangy Liberty (Ohio). That included two goals and five assists from Marek Tzagournis as well as hat tricks by Brady Sestilli and Chase Tzagournis for Jerome, which next plays Hudson (Ohio) in a state semifinal. Previous: 9

9. St. Ignatius (Ohio), 14-7

A 19-12 loss in the Region 2 championship game to Hudson (Ohio) doesn't diminish a highly successful season that saw the Wildcats win overtime games against Kiski Prep (Pa.) and St. Xavier (Ohio) along with a one-goal victory over Brother Rice (Mich.). Previous: 2

10. Benilde-St. Margaret’s (Minn.) 13-0

Amidst a sea of mostly blowouts, the Red Knights have managed to win three key tight games, 6-3 at Bloomington Jefferson (Minn.), 9-8 against Prior Lake (Minn.) and 9-5 against Chanhassen (Minn.) this past week. Remarkably, seven different players accounted for the Red Knights' nine goals against the Storm. Previous: NR

—​ Jonah Rosenblum


1. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 19-3

The Sea Kings avenged two of their three regular-season losses in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 final four to claim their first championship. After taking out top-ranked Mater Dei (Calif.), 9-5, in the semifinals, CdM used a five-goal fourth quarter offensive burst to down Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) 10-4 in the final. Previous: 1

2. Mater Dei (Calif.), 17-4

The Monarchs’ season ended in the CIF Southern Section semifinals for a second straight year. They lost 9-5 to eventual champion Corona del Mar (Calif.), despite junior Lucas de la Paz winning 14 of 16 faceoff and senior goalie Nick Colignon registering 10 saves. Mater Dei had beaten CdM during the regular season and also had a victory over runner-up Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.). Previous: 2

3. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 19-5

Foothill fell in the CIF Southern Section Division I championship game for a second straight year, unable to repeat a narrow regular-season victory against Corona del Mar (Calif.). The Knights had advanced to the final with a 10-8 win over St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) in the semifinals. Previous: 3

4. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 19-2

The Tartans won 20 of 22 faceoffs in their CIF Southern Section semifinal but couldn’t finish enough opportunities in the attack and fell 10-8 to Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.). The Tartans’ lone regular-season loss was an overtime defeat against fellow semifinalist Mater Dei (Calif.). Previous: 4

5. Corner Canyon (Utah), 19-1

Mason Quick tallied three goals and three assists and Jacob Osborn and Jon King added three goals and one assist as the Chargers beat American Fork (Utah) 15-10 to claim its second straight UHSAA Class 6A championship. Corner Canyon jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the first period and held on for the win, despite American Fork outscoring the Chargers the rest of the way. Previous: 6

6. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 14-7

The Falcons beat Bishops School (Calif.) 10-5 to repeat as CIF San Diego Open champions. They needed a game-winner in overtime to advance in the semifinals, and sophomore Blake Washburn came through for a 12-11 win over La Costa Canyon (Calif.). Torrey Pines had a notable win over St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), while two of its losses were in overtime against top teams in Texas and four were against the West’s top 4. Previous: 7

7. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 18-4

The top-seeded Wildcats claimed their first CIF Central Coast Section title May 28 with a 19-13 win over Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) in the final. St. Ignatius beat Menlo-Atherton (Calif.) 20-8 in the semifinals and had notable wins over Foothill and Mercer Island (Wash.) earlier this season. The Wildcats played two competitive games against New York powers St. Anthony’s and Chaminade in April. Previous: 8

8. Arapahoe (Colo.), 14-5

The Warriors surged in the second half of the season to finish with eight straight wins, including an 8-5 victory over Mountain Vista (Colo.) to collect their first state title since 2013. Finn Hauhuth led the offense with four goals and one assist, and Ian Thompson registered 12 saves in goal to preserve the win. Arapahoe opened the season 6-5 but found a groove with confidence-boosting wins over former No. 5 Regis Jesuit (Colo.) and Mountain Vista (Colo.) in back-to-back games in early May. Previous: 10

9. Brophy Prep (Ariz.), 21-2

The Broncos claimed the Arizona state title with an 11-8 win over Desert Vista (Ariz.), as they went unbeaten against in-state competition. Their lone losses were against Mater Dei (Calif.) by one and Palo Verde (Nevada) in overtime. Previous: 9

10. Mountain Vista (Colo.), 15-4

The Golden Eagles were the CHSAA Class 5A runners up after knocking off Regis Jesuit (Colo.) in the semifinals in a rematch of their 13-12 loss from April 26. They suffered a second loss this season to Arapahoe (Colo.) in the final, as this time they were unable to avenge another one-goal loss from May 6. Mountain Vista’s three regular-season losses were all by one goal against opponents that were ranked at the time. Previous: NR

—​ Laurel Pfahler


Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

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