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Fairfield Prep dispatched two Connecticut powers to win a state title.

State Champs Define USA Lacrosse High School Boys' National Top 25

June 11, 2024
USA Lacrosse Magazine Staff
John Pellegrino

Two new teams entered the final USA Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25 on the strength of state championship wins, and the top 20 teams sit firmly entrenched after New York and Connecticut completed state tournament play.

McQuaid Jesuit (N.Y.) took an overtime win over Farmingdale (N.Y.) in the state championship game to land just outside of the top 20 at No. 21. Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) won its third straight Class D state title after riding a fast start to a win over Marcellus (N.Y.).

Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.), Fairfield Prep (Conn.) and South Side (N.Y.) all took care of business in their state finals to ensure there was no movement among the top 20 teams. All three teams coincidentally finished 21-1. Fairfield went through a pair of teams formerly in the Top 25 in Ridgefield (Conn.) and Darien (Conn.), while Bayport-Blue Point and South Side both rallied to win titles.

Farmingdale (N.Y.), which went toe-to-toe with McQuaid Jesuit in the state final, remains in the Top 25, taking the last spot after a solid finish to its season.

No. 17 La Salle (Pa.) remains the lone active team in the Top 25. The Explorers are into the state semifinals against public power Springfield-Delco (Pa.) on June 11. The final will be played at Penn State on June 15.


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.)19-11
2Brunswick (Conn.)17-12
3Malvern Prep (Pa.)20-33
4St. Anthony's (N.Y.)12-24
5Haverford School (Pa.)20-25
6Salesianum (Del.)17-26
7Culver Academy (Ind.)14-37
8McDonogh (Md.)15-38
9Boys' Latin (Md.)14-39
10Belmont Hill (Mass.)17-110
11Chaminade (N.Y.)11-411
12Landon (Md.)17-212
13Archbishop Spalding (Md.)13-513
14Bayport-Blue Point (N.Y.)21-114
15Fairfield Prep (Conn.)21-115
16Gilman (Md.)12-716
17La Salle (Pa.)22-117
18South Side (N.Y.)21-118
19St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)19-219
20Calvert Hall (Md.)10-721
21McQuaid Jesuit (N.Y.)20-2NR
22Darien (Conn.)16-722
23Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.)14-6NR
24Georgetown Prep (Md.)11-524
25Farmingdale (N.Y.)17-620


Also considered (alphabetical order): Bullis (Md.), Don Bosco (N.J.), East Islip (N.Y.), Garden City (N.Y.), Garnet Valley (Pa.), Gonzaga (D.C.), Half Hollow Hills (N.Y.), Lake Mary (Fla.), La Salle Academy (R.I.), Loyola Blakefield (Md.), Manhasset (N.Y.), New Canaan (Conn.), Northport (N.Y.), Pingry (N.J.), Radnor (Pa.), Ridgefield (Conn.), Ridgewood (N.J.), Robinson (Va.), Severna Park (Md.), South River (Md.), Springfield-Delco (Pa.), Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.), Staples (Conn.), St. Mary's Annapolis (Md.), St. Paul's (Md.), St. Sebastian (Mass.), Summit (N.J.), Urbana (Md.), Valor Christian (Colo.), Victor (N.Y.), Wantagh (N.Y.), Westtown (Pa.)