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Lawrenceville vs. Malvern boys' lacrosse.

Lawrenceville Cements Status as No. 1 in High School Boys' National Top 25

April 9, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine
Kevin P. Tucker

The USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25 saw a top-three matchup cement Lawrenceville (N.J.) as the top team in the country, at least for now.

After Malvern (Pa.) came off a key victory over St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), Lawrenceville jumped on them and held them off for a win. Malvern’s win over St. Anthony’s had the larger impact on the rankings because it also forced down Culver (Ind.), which had lost earlier this spring to St. Anthony’s, too.

Landon (Md.) made one of the most significant moves, bumping up seven spots thanks to a win over Bullis (Md.). The Bears are heating up while others ahead of them fell. Chaminade (N.Y.) dropped St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) several spots in a top-20 matchup that crossed regions.

Four new teams from the Northeast Region were added to the rankings, as Connecticut and New York schedules picked up. Ridgefield (Conn.) made the highest debut at No. 19 after cruising by Manhasset (N.Y.). East Islip (N.Y.), South Side (N.Y.) and Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.) are a combined 16-0 and now all ranked.

There are some monster matchups this week. Lawrenceville tests itself with Brunswick (Conn.) and St. Anthony’s. St. Anthony’s also faces Chaminade in a showdown with national and regional implications. Similarly, Staples (Conn.) and Darien (Conn.) face off, with the Blue Wave looking to get back into the rankings after a 1-2 start. 


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.)8-01
2Brunswick (Conn.)5-04
3Malvern Prep (Pa.)6-15
4Haverford School (Pa.)8-06
5St. Anthony's (N.Y.)3-12
6Culver Academy (Ind.)8-13
7Boys' Latin (Md.)6-17
8McDonogh (Md.)6-18
9Staples (Conn.)2-09
10Belmont Hill (Mass.)4-011
11St. John's Prep (Mass.)1-012
12Calvert Hall (Md.)4-413
13Gilman (Md.)6-214
14La Salle (Pa.)5-015
15St. Paul's (Md.)5-217
16Landon (Md.)8-223
17Salesianum (Del.)6-019
18Chaminade (N.Y.)3-220
19Ridgefield (Conn.)2-0NR
20St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)9-216
21East Islip (N.Y.)5-0NR
22South Side (N.Y.)5-0NR
23Bullis (Md.)8-218
24Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.)6-0NR
25Fairfield Prep (Conn.)3-122

Also considered (alphabetical order): Archbishop Spalding (Md.), Boston College High (Mass.), Broadneck (Md.), Darien (Conn.), Delbarton (N.J.), Episcopal (Pa.), Georgetown Prep (D.C.), Gonzaga (D.C.), Highland Park (Texas), Lake Mary (Fla.), LaSalle Academy (R.I.), 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.), Valor Christian (Colo.)