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Brunswick Ascends to No. 1 in USA Lacrosse Boys' National Top 25

April 16, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
Brunswick School (Conn.)

The USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25 has a new No. 1.

Brunswick (Conn.) won the latest overtime thriller between the Bears and Lawrenceville (N.J.). The Big Red had won the final meeting last season, but Brunswick picked up the win in this year’s first meeting on an early overtime goal to flip spots.

Just behind them, No. 3 and 4 are up for grabs this week when Malvern (Pa.) faces Haverford (Pa.) after both have had impressive starts.  

Calvert Hall (Md.) jumped up four spots to No. 8 after squeaking by McDonogh (Md.) in another high stakes game last week. Their four losses are the most of any top 10 team, but their only defeats have come against higher-ranked teams.

New Canaan (Conn.) leads three new teams into the Top 25. They are unbeaten after knocking off Ridgefield (Conn.). Another new team from Connecticut is a familiar one. Darien (Conn.) is back on target with a win over a ranked Staples (Conn.) squad and is a team that no one can take lightly.

The other new team to the Top 25 this week is Gonzaga (D.C.). The Purple Eagles stopped Bullis (Md.) in another close game.

The week ahead features more challenges for those that are fighting to remain in the rankings, and those that are trying to ascend need only to maximize their chances. 


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.






1Brunswick (Conn.)6-02
2Lawrenceville (N.J.)9-11
3Malvern Prep (Pa.)9-13
4Haverford School (Pa.)10-04
5Boys' Latin (Md.)7-17
6St. Anthony's (N.Y.)4-25
7Culver Academy (Ind.)9-26
8Calvert Hall (Md.)6-412
9McDonogh (Md.)7-28
10Belmont Hill (Mass.)6-010
11St. John's Prep (Mass.)3-011
12Gilman (Md.)8-213
13New Canaan (Conn.)6-0NR
14La Salle (Pa.)7-014
15Darien (Conn.)3-2NR
16Landon (Md.)10-216
17Salesianum (Del.)9-017
18Chaminade (N.Y.)3-318
19East Islip (N.Y.)8-021
20St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)11-220
21Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.)8-024
22Fairfield Prep (Conn.)5-125
23Staples (Conn.)3-19
24Gonzaga (D.C.)7-4NR
25Ridgefield (Conn.)4-119

Also considered (alphabetical order): Archbishop Spalding (Md.), Broadneck (Md.), Bullis (Md.), Cheshire (Conn.), Delbarton (N.J.), Garden City (N.Y.), Georgetown Prep (D.C.), Highland Park (Texas), Lake Mary (Fla.), Loyola Blakefield (Md.), New Canaan (Conn.), Radnor (Pa.), Ridgewood (N.J.), Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.), Severna Park (Md.), Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.), Springfield-Delco (Pa.), Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.), St. Andrew's (Fla.), St. John's College (D.C.), St. Mary's Annapolis (Md.), St. Paul's (Md.), Valor Christian (Colo.), Wantagh (N.Y.)