Boys’ FAB 50 (May 6)

Cherry Creek (Colo.) gets into the FAB 50 after a win over Regis Jesuit (Colo.) last week.

Cherry Creek (Colo.) gets into the FAB 50 after a win over Regis Jesuit (Colo.) last week.

By Mike Loveday | May 6, 2014
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Newcomers: Four new teams enter the rankings this week, including two teams that have been among the FAB 50 earlier this season. The highest ranked newcomer is Cherry Creek (Colo.), which defeated former No. 33 Regis Jesuit (Colo.) last week.

Surprise Team: Cherry Creek may be a good pick this week, but they’re a traditional power so this week I’m going with both Ridgefield (Conn.) and Greenwich (Conn.) for a pair of big wins this week. Ridgefield downed Yorktown while Greenwich downed Chaminade to get Connecticut a pair of wins over New York teams.

High Riser: Smithtown East (N.Y.) rises 13 spots after getting a win over rival Smithtown West (N.Y.) last week.

FAB 50 Breakdown By State: N.Y. 17; MD 11; Pa. 5; N.J. 4; Conn. 4; Fla. 1; Calif. 1; Colo. 1; D.C. 1; Del. 1; Ind. 1; Mass. 1; N.C. 1; Texas 1.

Panelists: Please take a moment and check out the work of our panelists: Anthony Crimmins, StickStarLacrosse.com; Paul Danzer, The Columbian; Brian Davis, FloridaLacrosseNews.com; Mike Loveday, StudentSportsLacrosse.com; Aaron Lommers, Herald.net; Jimmy Oliver; Tony Olney, The Lacrosse Network; Derek Toney, VarsitySportsNetwork.com.

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School
Record
Points
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1.Boys' Latin (Md.)15-0400 (8)——1
The Lakers can lock up the No. 1 seed in the MIAA playoffs with a win over St. Paul's on Tuesday. Boys' Latin is 7-0 in the conference and has already secured a bye in the first round. They will play in the semifinal round, which begins on Tuesday, May 13.
2.Culver Academy (Culver, Ind.)19-0392——2
The Eagles took on the best of Ohio last week and defeated Upper Arlington 19-7 and Dubline Jerome 18-4. The finish their season this week with games against the best of Illinois: New Trier and Loyola Academy.
3.Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.)17-0384——3
The Hoyas defeated St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) 9-5 last week in the team's first meeting since the IAC championship game last season (a game SSSA won). Prep finishes up the regular season on Tuesday against a 4-10 St. Albans team and will be the No. 1 seed when the IAC playoffs begin on Friday with the quarterfinal round.
4.Malvern Prep (Malvern, Pa.)19-0376——4
As much as an Inter-Ac team gets an 'easy' week, the Friars got it with three games over teams with sub .500 records. They can lock up their second-straight Inter-Ac championship with wins over Episcopal Academy (Pa.) and Haverford School this week.
5.Darien (Darien, Conn.)9-03676
Darien was taken to overtime by New Canaan (Conn.) last week, but came out on top 11-10. Senior John Reed scored the game-winning goal as overtime started to get the victory for the Blue Wave. Attackmen Peter Lindley and Colin Minicus each scored three goals in the win.
6.McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.)14-33557
Playoff seeding is the key word in the McDonogh camp this week. With their final game against rival Gilman, the Eagles can get the No. 3 seed in the MIAA playoffs. If they lose they will be the No. 4 seed. Either way they play in the quarterfinal round on Friday.
7.Salesianum (Wilmington, Del.)9-13478
Mike Drake and Jason Kelly each scored four goals as the Sals defeated St. Mark's (Del.) 16-7 to wrap up another undefeated week.
8.Niskayuna (Niskayuna, N.Y.)11-13399
Michael D'Amario tallied 12 goals in two wins for the Silver Warriors last week. The senior had nine points on seven goals and a win over Colonie (N.Y.) and eight points on five goals and three assists in a win over Columbia (N.Y.).
9.Landon (Bethesda, Md.)15-332811
Landon finshes up the IAC regular season with a game at Episcopal (Va.) on Tuesday. They are the the No. 2 seed in the playoffs as of now and could be a team that could knock off undefeated Georgetown Prep.
10.St. Paul's (Brooklandville, Md.)11-532318
The Crusaders can get the No. 1 seed in the MIAA playoffs with a win over national No. 1 Boys' Latin on Tuesday. St. Paul's is 6-1 in the conference and has already secured a first-round bye and will next play in the semifinal round on Tuesday, May 13.
11.Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)13-531520
Gonzaga has not lost to a WCAC opponent since 2009 and finished the regular season 7-0 in the WCAC after an 8-7 win over DeMatha last week. They have won four-straight games and hosts Bishop Ireton (Va.) in the WCAC quarterfinal round on May 6.
12.Bishop Timon-St. Jude (Buffalo, N.Y.)7-330115
The Tigers went 2-0 last week with a 19-1 win over Nichols (N.Y.) and a 12-11 overtime victory over St. Joseph Collegiate (N.Y.). Adam Dimillo had three goals, including the game-winner in overtime, and one assist in the win over Collegiate.
13.Gilman (Baltimore, Md.)9-6297——13
At 5-3 in the conference the Greyhounds are the current No. 4 team in the conference, but can grab the No. 3 seed with a win over McDonogh on Tuesday. Should they lose they'll still be the No. 4 seed. With either outcome they play Friday in the quarterfinal round.
14.
Smithtown West (Smithtown, N.Y.)11-12955
Smithtown West suffered its first loss of the year, 11-10, against Smithtown East last week. Christian Zawadzki and Ryan Keenan each had four points in the loss. They rebounded with a 15-3 win over Middle Country on Saturday.
15.DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)15-328612
The Stags are the No. 2 seed in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference playoffs after dropping a game to Gonzaga (D.C.) last week. DeMatha hosts St. Mary’s Ryken (Md.) in the WCAC quarterfinal round on May 6.
16.St. Mary’s (Annapolis, Md.)10-5251——16
Right now St. Mary’s has the No. 5 spot with wins over both Calvert Hall and Loyola-Blakefield this season. If St. Mary’s defeats Mount St. Joseph (Md.) on Tuesday, they’re in. If Calvert Hall defeats Loyola-Blakefield, they’re in. Last season, Loyola-Blakefield lost to Calvert Hall on the final day, but a St. Mary’s loss to Mount St. Joseph put the Dons into the playoffs where they defeated the top three seeds en route to the championship.
17.Garden City (Garden City, N.Y.)11-224922
The Trojans defeated Division (N.Y.) 15-1 and Manhasset (N.Y.) 9-8 last week to get its fourth-straight win.
18.Massapequa (Massapequa, N.Y.)11-224321
Massapequa had a fairly easy week last week with two wins by a combined 27-8 over Plainview JFK (N.Y.) and Hicksville (N.Y.).
19.Pittsford (Pittsford, N.Y.)11-022726
The Panthers went 2-0 last week with wins over Irondequoit (N.Y.) and McQuaid Jesuit (N.Y.). They face Fairport (N.Y.) and Victor (N.Y.) this week.
20.Calvert Hall (Baltimore, Md.)12-522423
This week is simple for the Cardinals. If they defeats Loyola-Blakefield, they’re in the MIAA playoffs. They would play in the quarterfinal round on Friday.
21.Ridgefield (Ridgefield, Conn.)7-120819
In a big week for Connecticut lacrosse, the Tigers got a 7-4 win over Yorktown last week. Junior Ryan Dunn scored three goals in the win and helped his team to its sixth straight victory.
22.Greenwich (Greenwich, Conn.)10-120317
The Cardinals made a statement with a 12-6 win over Chaminade last week. Luke Finneran tallied four goals and one assist while attackman Bobby Goggin had two goals and two assists in the win. Greenwich also has a four-overtime 8-7 victory over Ridgefield this season. They face Darien on May 10.
23.Yorktown (Yorktown, N.Y.)10-320214
The Cornhuskers dropped a 7-4 decision to Ridgefield last week. They were coming off a 5-3 win over Chaminade. They rebounded from the loss with a 12-10 win over Lakeland-Panas (N.Y.). They face Darien and St. Anthony's in their next two games.
24.Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.)9-219710
The Flyers lost their second game in their last three with a 12-6 loss to Greenwich (Conn.). The Flyers travel to St. Anthony's and Fairfield Prep (Conn.) this week.
25.Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)11-019428
The Crusaders improved to 11-0 with wins over Montclair (N.J.) and Kinnelon (N.J.) last week. Junior Mike Reilly tallied his 100th career point in the 8-5 win over Kinnelon.
26.Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.)16-419229
27.Rocky Point (Rocky Point, N.Y.)11-118832
28.Smithtown East (St. James, N.Y.)11-218541
29.St. Anthony’s (South Huntington, N.Y.)9-317424
30.Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.)20-316336
31.Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.)17-0158——31
32.Bullis (Potomac, Md.)11-513635
33.Penncrest (Media, Pa.)16-013337
34.Loyola-Blakefield (Towson, Md.)8-712930
35.Summit (Summit, N.J.)13-112138
36.Episcopal Dallas (Dallas, Texas)17-211849
37.Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.)11-39925
38.Delbarton (Morristown, N.J.)9-29940
39.Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.)9-29743
40.Fordham Prep (Bronx, N.Y.)11-39327
41.Fairfield Prep (Fairfield, Conn.)6-27946
42.Cherry Creek (Greenwood Villlage, Colo.)12-374NR
43.Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.)11-271NR
44.St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.)9-45942
45.Sachem North (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.)9-347NR
46.Foothill-Santa Ana (Santa Ana, Calif.)16-14645
47.Cazenovia (Cazenovia, N.Y.)12-044NR
48.Central Bucks East (Doylestown, Pa.)12-34344
49.Ward Melville (East Setauket, N.Y.)8-54339
50.Immaculata (Somerville, N.J.)10-231——50
DROPPED OUT
Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.)14-133
East Syracuse-Minoa (Syracuse, N.Y.)11-134
La Salle College (Wyndmoor, Pa.)8-547
Somerville (Somerville, N.J.)10-248
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)16-125
La Salle College (Wyndmoor, Pa.)8-521
Ponte Vedra (Ponte Vedra, Fla.)21-321
East Syracuse-Minoa (Syracuse, N.Y.)11-117
Bishop Shanahan (Philadelphia, Pa.)11-114
John Jay-Cross River (Cross River, N.Y.)10-412
Dallas Jesuit (Dallas, Texas)15-212
Milton (Milton, Ga.)16-29
Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.)14-18
Somerville (Somerville, N.J.)10-26
About Mike Loveday, Lacrosse Editor
Loveday has covered high school sports since 2005 and started covering high school lacrosse full-time in 2007. He originated the FAB 50 voting panel for high school lacrosse in 2009 while with ESPN and helped US Lacrosse institute a similar panel in 2013. He was also part of the group that selected players for the Warrior 40. Follow him on Twitter @McLoveday
Updated: May 6, 2014

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