McDonogh (Md.) Ranked No. 1 in Nike/USL HS Boys' Preseason Top 25

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER

BJ Farrare and McDonogh (Md.) brought home the Eagles' first MIAA title since 2005 and enter this season as the nation's top-ranked team.


Fresh off of a rare sweep of MIAA/IAAM championships, the McDonogh (Md.) boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams are ranked No. 1 in their respective Nike/US Lacrosse National High School Preseason Top 25 rankings for the 2017 season.

St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), Darien (Conn.), Victor (N.Y.) and Bullis (Md.) round out the Top 5 on the boys’ side.

National Top 25

 
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1 McDonogh (Md.) 0-0 N/A N/A
2 St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
3 Darien (Conn.) 0-0 N/A N/A
4 Victor (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
5 Bullis (Md.) 0-0 N/A N/A
6 Gonzaga (D.C.) 0-0 N/A N/A
7 Boys' Latin (Md.) 0-0 N/A N/A
8 Landon (Md.) 0-0 N/A N/A
9 Ward Melville (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
10 Chaminade (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
11 Culver (Ind.) 0-0 N/A N/A
12 Haverford School (Pa.) 0-0 N/A N/A
13 Calvert Hall (Md.) 0-0 N/A N/A
14 Jamesville-Dewitt (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
15 Syosset (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
16 Smithtown East (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
17 Malvern Prep (Pa.) 0-0 N/A N/A
18 St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) 0-0 N/A N/A
19 Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
20 Delbarton (N.J.) 0-0 N/A N/A
21 New Canaan (Conn.) 0-0 N/A N/A
22 Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 0-0 N/A N/A
23 Dallas Jesuit (Texas) 1-1 N/A
2/23 vs. Plano West (Texas)
24 St. Ignatius (Calif.) 0-0 N/A N/A
25 Pingry (N.J.) 0-0 N/A N/A






NIKE/US LACROSSE HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS
NATIONAL BOYS' TOP 25 | NATIONAL GIRLS' TOP 25
NORTHEAST BOYS' TOP 10 | NORTHEAST GIRLS' TOP 10
MID-ATLANTIC BOYS' TOP 10 | MID-ATLANTIC GIRLS' TOP 10
SOUTH BOYS' TOP 10
 | SOUTH GIRLS' TOP 10
MIDWEST BOYS' TOP 10
 | MIDWEST GIRLS' TOP 10
WEST BOYS' TOP 10
 | WEST GIRLS' TOP 10

US Lacrosse compiles National Top 25 and Regional Top 10 rankings for high school boys’ and girls’ lacrosse covering five regions — Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West. The first in-season update for the South will be Feb. 28, and the national rankings will be adjusted accordingly. Rankings for the remaining regions will be updated weekly as play unfolds starting in March.

Northeast Top 10

 
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1 St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
2 Darien (Conn.) 0-0 N/A N/A
3 Victor (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
4 Ward Melville (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
5 Chaminade (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
6 Jamesville-Dewitt (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
7 Syosset (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
8 Smithtown East (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
9 Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) 0-0 N/A N/A
10 New Canaan (Conn.) 0-0 N/A N/A

Mid-Atlantic Top 10

 
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1 McDonogh (Md.) 0-0 N/A N/A
2 Bullis (Md.) 0-0 N/A N/A
3 Gonzaga (D.C.) 0-0 N/A N/A
4 Boys' Latin (Md.) 0-0 N/A N/A
5 Landon (Md.) 0-0 N/A N/A
6 Haverford School (Pa.) 0-0 N/A N/A
7 Calvert Hall (Md.) 0-0 N/A N/A
8 Malvern Prep (Pa.) 0-0 N/A N/A
9 St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) 0-0 N/A N/A
10 Delbarton (N.J.) 0-0 N/A N/A

South Top 10

 
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1 Dallas Jesuit (Texas) 1-1 N/A 2/23 vs. Plano West (Texas)
2 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) 3-0 N/A 2/21 vs. South Plantation (Fla.)
3 Highland Park (Texas) 1-0 N/A 2/27 vs. Allen (Texas)
4 Lambert (Ga.) 2-0 N/A 2/24 at Northview (Ga.)
5 Allatoona (Ga.) 2-1 N/A 2/21 at Alpharetta (Ga.)
6 Ponte Vedra (Fla.) 3-0 N/A 2/21 vs. Bolles (Fla.)
7 Lassiter (Ga.) 1-0 N/A 3/2 vs. St. Pius X (Ga.)
8 Memphis University (Tenn.) 0-0 N/A 3/4 vs. Jesuit-New Orleans (La.)
9 Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) 0-0 N/A 3/1 vs. Northern Durham (N.C.)
10 Centennial (Ga.) 1-0 N/A 2/23 vs. Norcross (Ga.)
THE FIRST IN-SEASON UPDATE OF SOUTH REGION RANKINGS WILL BE POSTED FEB. 28

Midwest Top 10

 
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1 Culver (Ind.) 0-0 N/A N/A
2 Brother Rice (Mich.) 0-0 N/A N/A
3 MICDS (Mo.) 0-0 N/A N/A
4 Loyola (Ill.) 0-0 N/A N/A
5 Upper Arlington (Ohio) 0-0 N/A N/A
6 Cathedral (Ind.) 0-0 N/A N/A
7 Cleveland St. Ignatius (Ohio) 0-0 N/A N/A
8 Carmel (Ind.) 0-0 N/A N/A
9 Cincinnati St. Xavier (Ohio) 0-0 N/A N/A
10 Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.) 0-0 N/A N/A

West Top 10

 
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1 St. Ignatius (Calif.) 0-0 N/A N/A
2 Monte Vista-Danville (Calif.) 0-0 N/A N/A
3 Regis Jesuit (Colo.) 0-0 N/A N/A
4 Torrey Pines (Calif.) 0-0 N/A N/A
5 Cherry Creek (Colo.) 0-0 N/A N/A
6 Poway (Calif.) 0-0 N/A N/A
7 Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.) 0-0 N/A N/A
8 Bellevue (Wash.) 0-0 N/A N/A
9 Arapahoe (Colo.) 0-0 N/A N/A
10 Corona del Mar (Calif.) 0-0 N/A N/A

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