St. Anthony's, Malvern Prep Highlight Nike/USL HS Boys' National Top 25

St. Anthony's, Malvern Prep Highlight Nike/USL HS Boys' National Top 25

It must be Friars Week.

St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) and Malvern Prep (Pa.) are the teams of note in this week’s edition of the Nike/US Lacrosse High School Boys’ National Top 25.

Coming off a big three-win week that included a 12-8 win over archrival Chaminade (N.Y.), Long Island’s Friars skyrocketed from No. 22 to No. 8.

Philadelphia’s Friars, meanwhile, are the only new team to join the rankings this week. Malvern Prep joins the fray at No. 22 on the strength of a four-game winning streak that includes a convincing win over previously unbeaten Avon Grove (Pa.).

Culver (Ind.), Darien (Conn.) and Brunswick (Conn.) continue to hold the top three spots, in that order, with McDonogh (Md.) and Loyola Blakefield (Md.) — who play each other in an MIAA showdown later today — rounding out the top five.

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Laurel Pfahler
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National Top 25

May 1, 2018




1 Culver (Ind.) 18-0 1 5/4 vs. Detroit Country Day (Mich.)
2 Darien (Conn.) 10-0 2 5/1 vs. Trumbull (Conn.)
3 Brunswick (Conn.) 11-0 3 5/2 vs. Choate Rosemary Hall (Conn.)
4 McDonogh (Md.) 10-4 5 5/1 vs. No. 5 Loyola Blakefield (Md.)
5 Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 13-3 6 5/1 at No. 4 McDonogh (Md.)
6 Calvert Hall (Md.) 11-3 9 5/1 vs. John Carroll (Md.)
7 Boys’ Latin (Md.) 11-4 7 5/2 vs. Archbishop Spalding (Md.)
8 St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 10-2 22 5/1 at St. Dominic (N.Y.)
9 Half Hollow Hills East (N.Y.) 11-1 10 5/2 vs. Commack (N.Y.)
10 Ward Melville (N.Y.) 11-1 11 5/1 vs. Northport (N.Y.)
11 Haverford School (Pa.)* 12-3 12 5/2 vs. Germantown Academy (Pa.)
12 Victor (N.Y.) 9-1 13 5/1 at Webster Thomas 9N.Y.)
13 Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) 9-1 14 5/1 at Auburn (N.Y.)
14 Chaminade (N.Y.) 9-2 4 5/1 at Kellenberg (N.Y.)
15 Paul VI (Va.) 14-3 16 5/1 at St. Mary’s Ryken (Md.)
16 Gonzaga (D.C.) 14-3 17 5/1 vs. Bishop Ireton (Va.)
17 Massapequa (N.Y.) 9-1 15 5/2 vs. Hicksville (N.Y.)
18 Torrey Pines (Calif.) 14-1 18 5/1 vs. Canyon Crest (Calif.)
19 Smithtown West (N.Y.) 10-1 8 5/1 vs. West Islip (N.Y.)
20 Upper Dublin (Pa.)* 11-0 19 5/1 vs. Upper Moreland (Pa.)
21 Delbarton (N.J.) 9-1 21 5/1 vs. Park Regional (N.J.)
22 Malvern Prep (Pa.) 9-4 NR 5/1 vs. Everest Academy (Ontario)
23 West Genesee (N.Y.) 10-2 23 5/1 at Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.)
24 Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 11-1 24 5/1 vs. West Essex Regional (N.J.)
25 Loyola (Ill.) 12-1 25 5/1 vs. New Trier (Ill.)
Also considered (alphabetical order): Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), Lambert (Ga.), Summit (N.J.), Yorktown (N.Y.)
* Results from Monday, April 30, not included
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Northeast Top 10

1. Darien (Conn.), 10-0

The Blue Wave’s win streak now sits at 64 games after posting decisive victories over Danbury (Conn.) and rival New Canaan (Conn.). Goalie Sean Collins recorded 14 saves in a 9-7 win over New Canaan. Previous: 1

2. Brunswick (Conn.), 11-0

The Bruins had an impressive week, collecting wins against Canadian powerhouse Hill Academy and Penn Academy (Pa.). Xander Dickson totaled seven goals and Jordan Ginder won 23 of 26 faceoffs to power the Bruins to a 14-8 win over Hill. Previous: 2

3. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), 10-2

The Friars went 3-0 with some remarkable wins over Iona Prep (N.Y.), 11-3, rival Chaminade (N.Y.), 12-8, and Fairfield Prep (Conn.), 11-4. Jake Bonomi netted six goals in the Chaminade win. Previous: 10

4. Half Hollow Hills East (N.Y.), 11-1

The Thunderbirds secured wins over Connetquot (N.Y.), 12-10, and Riverhead (N.Y.), 21-17, last week. Mike Monitto scored six goals in the Riverhead win. Previous: 5

5. Ward Melville (N.Y.), 11-1

The Patriots bounced back from their first loss of the season with a pair of impressive wins. First, they shut down Smithtown West (N.Y.), 10-2, and then followed with a 14-3 win over Huntington (N.Y.). Zach Hobbes finished with four goals and Collin Krieg recorded nine saves in the West win. Previous: 6

6. Victor (N.Y.), 9-1

The Blue Devils rebounded from their first loss with three solid wins last week. Victor opened the week with a 9-4 win over Webster Schroeder (N.Y.), followed with a 5-3 win over Pittsford (N.Y.) and closed with a 14-3 win over Southern Tier powerhouse Corning (N.Y.). Eleven different players scored in the Corning win for Victor. Previous: 7

7. Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.), 9-1

J-D raced out to a 6-0 lead and cruised to a 10-4 win over rival West Genesee (N.Y.). Johnny Kelb finished with three goals and one assist and Liam Coyle recorded six saves for the Red Rams. Previous: 8

8. Chaminade (N.Y.), 9-2

The Flyers went 1-1 last week, falling to rival St. Anthony’s, 12-8 and then recovering with a 21-4 win over Greenwich (Conn.). Aidan Byrnes had five goals and an assist in the Greenwich win. Previous: 3

9. Massapequa (N.Y.), 9-1

The Chiefs posted wins over Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK (N.Y.), 17-5, and Farmingdale (N.Y.), 7-4, last week. Timmy Ley finished with six goals and two assists in the Plainview win. Previous: 9

10. Smithtown West (N.Y.), 10-1

Despite Conor Calderone winning 11 of 13 faceoffs, the Bulls were shut down in a 10-2 loss to Ward Melville (N.Y.) last week in their only game. They look to bounce back Tuesday against West Islip (N.Y.). Previous: 4

— Will Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic Top 10

1. McDonogh (Md.), 10-4

The Eagles appear to be heating up at the right time of the year. They have won six straight and remain in the hunt for the No. 1 seed in the MIAA A Conference playoffs. Jackson Cummings scored five goals in a 19-4 win over John Carroll (Md.) on Saturday in McDonogh’s only game of the week. Previous: 1

2. Loyola-Blakefield (Md.), 13-3

The Dons control their fate for the No. 1 seed in the MIAA A Conference playoffs after adding wins over Gilman (Md.) and Mount St. Joseph (Md.) last week. Sitting at 7-1 in conference play, they face McDonogh and Calvert Hall (Md.) to end the regular season. Liam Bateman scored six goals and one assist in a convincing 18-8 win over Mount St. Joseph. Previous: 2

3. Calvert Hall (Md.), 11-3

Daniel Kelly scored five goals in a 13-7 win over Severn (Md.) that keeps the Cardinals in the playoff hunt as the current No. 3 seed. After a Tuesday game against John Carroll (Md.), head coach Bryan Kelly takes his team to St. Paul’s (Md.) and then hosts Loyola-Blakefield. Previous: 4

4. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 11-4

The Lakers dropped a one-goal loss to Severn (Md.) last week but bounced back to beat St. Mary’s Annapolis (Md.), 11-6. They are among a group of three teams with three conference losses this season, and they face two tough opponents to close out the season. They meet Archbishop Spalding (Md.) on Wednesday, then finish out with St. Paul’s (Md.), which is one of the teams with three losses. Previous: 3

5. Haverford School (Pa.), 12-3

Winners of seven straight, the Fords easily handled Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) and Hill School (Pa.) last week. They were set to play up-and-coming Everest Academy (Ontario) on Monday, followed by two conference games to determine which team wins the Inter-Ac title. Previous: 5

6. Paul VI (Va.), 14-3

The Panthers closed out the regular season with wins over Woodson (Va.) and Woodberry Forest (Va.). The WCAC playoffs begin Tuesday with a first-round meeting against St. Mary’s Ryken (Md.). Previous: 6

7. Gonzaga (D.C.), 14-3

The Purple Eagles closed out the regular season with wins over St. John’s (D.C.) and DeMatha (Md.) to lock up the No. 1 seed in the WCAC playoffs. Gonzaga looks to recapture the title when the playoffs begin Tuesday. Previous: 7

8. Upper Dublin (Pa.), 11-0

The defense allowed two goals in two games last week, while the Cardinals’ offense scored 23 goals. Luke Roselli has been dominate on faceoffs this season, winning 18 of 20 in the two wins last week. Upper Dublin was set to play Avon Grove (Pa.) on Monday. Previous: 8

9. Delbarton (N.J.), 9-1

The Green Wave bounced back in a big way after losing to Chatham (N.J.). They defeated Summit (N.J.) and Mountain Lakes (N.J.), which are two of the Top 3 teams in the state, according to the Newark-Star Ledger. Matt Campbell scored eight points in those two games, including four goals against Summit. Previous: 10

10. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 9-4

The Friars have won four straight since a 12-9 loss to Haverford on April 20, including an impressive 16-4 win over previously unbeaten Avon Grove. Matt Hilburn scored three goals and Seamus Glynn totaled six points in that game. Prep also beat Germantown Academy (Pa.) and Hill School (Pa.) last week. Previous: NR

— Mike Loveday

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South Top 10

1. Lambert (Ga.), 17-0

The Longhorns finished up an undefeated regular season with a 14-3 win over West Forsyth (Ga.). They begin Georgia High School Association Class 6A-7A tournament play on Thursday with a game against Creekview. They were state runners up last spring. Previous: 1

2. Middle Creek (N.C.), 17-0

The Mustangs beat Apex (N.C.) 12-6 to finish the regular season unbeaten. David Baird led with six goals. Graham Schwartz had 12 ground balls and won 19 of 20 faceoffs. The first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoffs is Friday. Previous: 3  

3. Episcopal Dallas (Texas), 16-2

The Eagles beat Colleyville (Texas) 17-3 and Flower Mound (Texas) 9-4 in the in the district playoffs. They play Plano West on Tuesday in another tournament game. Texas super regional play is Saturday and Sunday. The district champion has a bye to the super regional final. The Eagles were the state runners up last year. Previous: 4   

4. Highland Park (Texas), 12-3

The Scots beat St. Mark’s (Texas) 7-5 in the district playoffs. They play Flower Mound in another playoff game on Tuesday. Previous: 5  

5. St. Andrew’s (Fla.), 15-2

The Scots rode a superb performance by goalie Justin Lugo and toppled former No.2 Oxbridge Academy with a 6-5 win in a Florida High School Athletic Association regional quarterfinal. Lugo had 16 saves, including 11 in the first half, to end Oxbridge’s season. Six different players scored for the Scots, who had lost to Oxbridge 8-5 earlier in the season. The Scots play formerly-ranked and two-time defending Florida state champ St. Thomas Aquinas in a regional semifinal on Tuesday. Previous: 8

6. Jupiter (Fla.), 17-2

The Warriors advanced to the FHSAA regional semifinals with an easy 15-3 win over St. Edward’s in a quarterfinal. Nine players scored goals for the Warriors, led by Denver Aranda and Max Sanderson each with three goals and one assist. They play at Melbourne Central Catholic (14-1) on Tuesday. MCC played just four teams with winning records all season. Previous: 9

7. The Woodlands (Texas), 19-1

The Highlanders picked up two playoffs wins, beating Kingwood (Texas) 19-4 and St. John’s (Texas) 16-8 to win the South Division playoffs and earn a berth in the Super Regional. They have a first-round bye and play Sunday with a chance to advance to the Texas High School Lacrosse League championship. Previous: 7

8. Lassiter (Ga.), 13-4

The Trojans picked up wins against ranked Centennial (Ga.) and previously-ranked Louisville Trinity (Ky.) to join the top 10. They beat Centennial 13-8 and Trinity 9-7. The latter win came in the Legacy Cup. They also beat Memphis University School 8-7 in the Cup. The Trojans, the 2017 GHSA 6A-7A state champions, open tournament play Thursday against Lakeside-Evans. Previous: NR 

9. Centennial (Ga.), 16-2

The Knights opened the week with a 13-8 loss to Lassiter (Ga.), but bounced back with wins over Woodward Academy (Ga.) and Louisville Trinity (Ky.) in the Legacy Cup. The Knights beat Woodward 22-6 and Trinity 18-13. Nicky Solomon had seven goals and two assists in the win over Woodward to reach 600 career points. Ryan Siracusa had seven goals and four assists in the win over Trinity and added four against Woodward. Colin Hall had seven goals and four assists in the wins to top 200 career goals and 300 career points. Centennial begins GHSA 6A-7A tournament play on Wednesday. Previous: 6

10. Oxbridge Academy (Fla.), 17-3

The ThunderWolves’ season ended with a heartbreaking 6-5 loss to St. Andrew’s in the FHSAA quarterfinals. They had a chance to tie in the final minute, but St. Andrew’s forced a turnover and ran out the clock. Blake Jerd scored twice for the ThunderWolves, and Connor Davies, Jerry Annunziata and Shane Waina each had one goal. Christian Tomei had nine saves. Previous: 2

— Aimee Ford Foster

Midwest Top 10

1. Culver Academy (Ind.), 18-0

The Eagles had another impressive week, defeating Everest Academy (Ontario), 20-7, New Trier (Ill.), 9-5, and Lake Forest (Ill.), 22-1. Alec Stathakis dominated on the faceoff X last week, winning 52 of 55 attempts, and added three goals. Austin Madronic scored 11 times and added four assists. Previous: 1

2. Loyola Academy (Ill.), 12-1

The Ramblers had a relatively easy week, defeating Fenwick (Ill.) 17-4 on April 24 and St. Ignatius Prep (Ill.) 16-3 on Friday. Andrew Forsyth scored four times against Fenwick and five times against St, Ignatius, while Nolan Chow earned a pair of hat tricks. Loyola has a more challenging week ahead with matches against New Trier (Ill.) and MICDS (Mo.). Previous: 2

3. Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.), 9-1

The Shamrocks stayed home for a trio of games and pulled out three victories. Detroit Catholic Central defeated Cranbrook (Mich.) 18-4 on April 24, Detroit Country Day 21-3 on Thursday and St. Michael’s College (Ontario) 17-15 on Friday. Pete Thompson continued posting big numbers, scoring 14 goals and adding seven assists over the three games last week. Teammate Joey Kamish contributed eight goals and five helpers, and Ethan Pattinson had nine tallies and six assists. Previous: 3

4. Upper Arlington (Ohio), 14-0

The Golden Bears remain unbeaten in 2018 after four wins last week. Upper Arlington defeated Hiiliard Davidson (Ohio), 12-3, Gahanna Lincoln (Ohio), 21-0, Louisville St. Xavier (Ky.), 7-4 and Western Reserve Academy (Ohio), 17-6. Goalie Jake Carlin had a solid week with seven stops against Davidson and 10 saves against St. Xavier. Previous: 4

5. Cincinnati St. Xavier (Ohio), 8-2

In their only game last week, the Bombers lost to Everest Academy (Ontario) 17-10. St. X has a busy week ahead with a pair of games before traveling to Indiana for the Midwest Lacrosse Tournament. The Bombers were set to play Loveland (Ohio) in Monday. Previous: 5

6. New Trier (Ill.), 11-2

After the Trevians claimed a 22-3 win over Highland Park (Ill.) on April 24, they lost to Culver 9-5 on Friday. New Trier has another big match Tuesday against Loyola. Previous: 6

7. MICDS (Mo.), 12-2

The Rams are coming off a 2-0 week, defeating St. Louis University (Mo.) 14-2, and Francis Howell (Mo.) 18-0. Graham Bundy Jr. had a four-goal, four-assist effort over St. Louis University and tallied four goals against Francis Howell. Previous: 7

8. Columbus  DeSales (Ohio), 11-1

The Stallions are off to an 11-game winning streak after victories last week over St. Charles (Ohio), 11-4, Bexley (Ohio), 18-5 and Seven Hills (Ohio) 13-1. Connor O’Brien scored nine goals last week, including six against Seven Hills. Tyler Albers had a four-goal performance over Bexley. Previous: 10

9. Forest Hills Central (Mich.), 9-0

After defeating Forest Hills Eastern 20-8 on Thursday, the Rangers knocked off perennial Michigan powerhouse Brother Rice 12-5 on Saturday. Forest Hills Central became the first Michigan public school to defeat Brother Rice since lacrosse was sanctioned as an official state sport in 2005. Previous: NR

10. Dublin Coffman (Ohio), 13-1

The Shamrocks are coming off a five-victory week with wins over Olentangy (Ohio), Gahanna Lincoln (Ohio), Pickerington North (Ohio), Western Reserve Academy (Ohio) and Louisville St. Xavier (Ky.). Senior Luke Holland had a seven-goal performance over Pickerington North. Previous: NR

— Justin Boggs

West Top 10

1. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 14-1

The Falcons opened the week with an 8-6 win over rival Poway (Calif.) and then handed No. 3 La Costa Canyon (Calif.) just its second loss, 12-8, on Friday. Torrey Pines outscored the Mavericks 5-1 in the fourth quarter to seal the win, as sophomore Blake Erlbeck finished with five goals, senior Spencer Grant (Michigan) had three goals and six ground balls and sophomore Teagan Bultman (Brown) won 12 faceoffs. The regular-season concludes this week with a pair of games, including the finale at Coronado (Calif.). Previous: 1

2. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 12-1

The Raiders extended their win streak to nine games with three more victories last week, most notably a 15-13 nail-biter against Kent Denver (Colo.). The game was tied at 13 going into the fourth quarter, and Regis got goals from Jake Taylor and Reed Babcock to win the game. Taylor finished with five goals, and Babcock had two goals and two assists. In a 16-7 win over Denver East (Colo.) on Friday, Charlie Maly scored on a 100-yard stunner with seven seconds left in the third quarter. Up next is 11-1 Columbine (Colo.) on Wednesday. Previous: 2 

3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 13-2

The Mavericks suffered their second loss of the season to Torrey Pines on Friday, almost exactly one month after dropping their first game against the other team ranked ahead of them, Regis Jesuit. They look to bounce back and regain some momentum for the playoffs as they finish the regular season with a pair of games against teams with losing records. Previous: 3 

4. Palos Verdes (Calif.), 16-3

The Sea Kings claimed the Bay League title last week, beating Peninsula (Calif.), 18-2, in the league tournament semifinals and finishing off with a 15-2 rout of Mira Costa (Calif.) in the final Thursday. Palos Verdes is the No. 2 seed in the 16-team Southern Section Los Angeles championships and plays Village Christian (Calif.) in the first round Tuesday. Previous: 4 

5. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 12-2

The Bruins outscored their two opponents 30-4 last week. Harry Olson and Morry Stein each had four goals and two assists in a 17-1 win over Smoky Hill, and eight others scored goals. Luke Rios and Seth Claymon won 19 of 22 faceoffs and four goalies split time in the cage. The regular-season finale is Thursday against at Kent Denver (Colo.). Previous: 5

6. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 15-2

The Tartans head into the playoffs losing two of their final four games but they concluded the regular season on a high note last week with a 17-2 win over El Dorado (Calif.). They are the top seed in the Orange County championships and host 16th seeded-Huntington Beach (Calif.) in the first round Tuesday. Previous: 6

7. San Ramon Valley (Calif.), 17-2

The Wolves shut out Livermore (Calif.) 14-0 in their only game last week. They finish the regular season Friday at Monte Vista Danville (Calif.). North Coast Section playoffs begin next week. Previous: 7

8. Bellevue (Wash.), 12-2

The Wolverines remain unbeaten in the West after shutting out 10-win Bellarmine Prep (Wash.) 17-0 and beating Bothell (Wash.) 13-3 last week. Kirby Bryant, Carter Laws and Clayton Peloquin each had three goals and one assist against Bellarmine Prep, and Paul Johnson had three goals and three assists against Bothell. Previous: 8

9. Oregon Episcopal (Ore.), 10-0

The Aardvarks won all three of their games last week but needed overtime to beat Mercer Island (Wash.) 8-7 on Saturday to close the week. It was their only game scheduled against an out-of-state opponent. Previous: 9

10. Columbine (Colo.), 11-1

The Rebels had no trouble last week, beating Bear Creek (Colo.) 16-1 and Pine Creek (Colo.) 15-2. They were scheduled to play Lewis Palmer (Colo.) on Monday before a big test against Regis Jesuit on Wednesday. Columbine’s lone loss was to defending state champion Cherry Creek by two goals. Previous: 10

— Laurel Pfahler

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It must be Friars Week. St. Anthony's (N.Y.) and Malvern Prep (Pa.) are the teams of note.
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Matt Hilburn (3) scored three goals and Seamus Glynn (16) tallied six points, as Malvern Prep (Pa.) surprisingly blew out previously unbeaten Avon Grove (Pa.)
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St. Anthony's (N.Y.) attackman Jake Bonomi scored six goals in the Friars' 12-8 win over Chaminade (N.Y.)
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