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Belmont Hill Among 4 New Teams in High School Boys' National Top 25

April 2, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
Belmont Hill (Mass.) Athletics

The USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25 has four new teams and plenty of adjustments. Some changes are the result of many Northeast Region teams swinging into action, some come from key head-to-head matchups, and there’s one important previous result that has had a major effect.

Let’s work backwards, starting with that result. Two weeks ago, St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) beat St. Paul’s (Md.) 16-12. That result pushed the Wildcats way up to No. 16 this week after St. Paul’s, which already had a tight win over Landon (Md.), knocked off previously unbeaten Bullis (Md.) to join the rankings at No. 17. St. Ignatius will face two top-20 teams this week with Lawrenceville (N.J.) and Chaminade (N.Y.).

Chaminade is looking to bounce back from losing a pair to McDonogh (Md.) and Salesianum (Del.). The ripple effect of those losses pushed several Northeast teams behind Chaminade down lower than might be expected.

Early results opened the door for newcomers. Belmont Hill (Mass.) impressed in back-to-back wins and debuts at No. 11. Landon (Md.), whose only other loss has come in overtime to highly regarded Haverford (Pa.), and LaSalle Academy (R.I.), which opened with a big win over Garden City (N.Y.), earn rankings after strong starts.

With most teams in action now and important matchups on the horizon, opportunities abound to solidify the rankings.


High school rankings are compiled by USA Lacrosse Magazine writers with input from coaches around the country. Teams with post-graduate players are not eligible, nor are those from outside the United States. These rankings are not affiliated with the official USA Lacrosse High School Awards program overseen by area chairs.






1Lawrenceville (N.J.)6-01
2St. Anthony's (N.Y.)2-02
3Culver Academy (Ind.)6-13
4Brunswick (Conn.)3-04
5Malvern Prep (Pa.)5-08
6Haverford School (Pa.)6-06
7Boys' Latin (Md.)4-15
8McDonogh (Md.)4-19
9Staples (Conn.)0-012
10Manhasset (N.Y.)4-013
11Belmont Hill (Mass.)2-0NR
12St. John's Prep (Mass.)1-015
13Calvert Hall (Md.)3-317
14Gilman (Md.)4-218
15La Salle (Pa.)2-016
16St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)7-025
17St. Paul's (Md.)4-1NR
18Bullis (Md.)7-114
19Salesianum (Del.)2-024
20Chaminade (N.Y.)1-27
21Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.)2-021
22Fairfield Prep (Conn.)1-023
23Landon (Md.)6-2NR
24LaSalle Academy (R.I.)1-0NR
25Darien (Conn.)0-110

Also considered (alphabetical order): Archbishop Spalding (Md.), Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), Boston College High (Mass.), Delbarton (N.J.), Episcopal (Pa.), Garden City (N.Y.), Georgetown Prep (D.C.), Gonzaga (D.C.), Highland Park (Texas), Lake Mary (Fla.), Loyola Blakefield (Md.), Pleasantville (N.Y.), Radnor (Pa.), Ridgewood (N.J.), Springfield-Delco (Pa.), Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.), St. Andrew's (Fla.), St. John's College (D.C.), St. Mary's Annapolis (Md.), Summit (N.J.), Torrey Pines (Calif.), Valor Christian (Colo.), Victor (N.Y.)