High School Boys

July 16, 2009

The upcoming August issue of Lacrosse Magazine includes LM's annual season-end, top-25 high school boys' and girls' lacrosse rankings. Check back to laxmagazine.com over the next week as we count down to No. 1.

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LM High School Boys' Rankings: Nos. 21-25

by Paul Ohanian | Lacrosse Magazine Online Staff

Eddie Vita (#4) and Jonny Poelsm (#6) of Coronado celebrate their 9-4 victory over La Costa Canyon and take the CIF San Diego Section Championship title for the first time. Coronado checks in as the No. 24-ranked team in Lacrosse Magazine's season-end national rankings.

© Dirk Dewachter

25. New Trier (Ill.)

We all know the sport is growing in the Midwest, but nobody's catching up with New Trier yet. The Trevians (20-1) captured their fifth consecutive Illinois championship by defeating rival Loyola Academy in the state final. The championship victory avenged New Trier's only loss of the regular season, a 6-5 setback in overtime at Loyola.

24. Coronado (Calif.)

The Islanders (21-2) won their first CIF-San Diego championship this year and finished undefeated against in-state competition, including a big early-season win against St. Ignatius Prep. Coronado's only losses came against Maryland's Landon and Wootton on the spring trip. LSM Jonny Poe (Washington College) was recognized as the state's player of the year by West Side Lacrosse.

23. Highland Park (Texas)

Perhaps even more significant than winning a second consecutive state title in 2009, Highland Park notched several impressive intersectional victories. These included wins against Georgia's Lovett, Colorado's Fort Collins and New Jersey's Lawrenceville. The Fighting Scots (18-1) recovered from their only loss -- against Maryland's St. Mary's -- by winning their last 13 straight.

22. Worthington Kilbourne (Ohio)

In addition to having never won the Ohio championship before, there was also something else that WK had never done in its 17-year history -- beat state power Upper Arlington. Well the Wolves (21-2) exorcised two demons in 2009, claiming their first state title and also beating UA. Twice. The second came in the state final as WK rallied from a third quarter deficit to win 7-6.

21. St. Andrews (Fla.)

There's no disputing the fact that the Scots are the pre-eminent program in the state. St. Andrew's won its seventh state title, and second straight under the Florida High School Athletic Association banner, while finishing with a perfect 24-0 record. Goalie Bernie Susskind (Dartmouth) anchored a suffocating defense that limited 14 opponents to three goals or less.



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