Welcome to our fourth installment of the 2021 NLFRankings.com National Top 25 High School team rankings for the 2021 boys lacrosse season.
The 2021 season continues to come to a conclusion for many states and many programs, while others forge forward into June. We continue to break down all the action from the National lacrosse scene, covering the top games, players, and programs.
Here is our fourth poll, with records, last week’s positioning, detailed thoughts, and our NLFRankings article links for our Top 25 teams, including our Next 10 up list.
The first column shows the bolded current team ranking and where the team was ranked in our last poll – right next to it. We also bold the teams’ names, under the school column, for schools whose seasons have concluded.
TOP 25 NATIONAL RANKINGS
|# – LW||School – Bold = season complete||Record||Thoughts|
|1 (1)||Deerfield (Mass.)||12-0||Deerfield holds its No. 1 position after concluding its 2021 season.|
|2 (2)||Malvern Prep (Pa.)||19-2||
Inter-Ac League champion Malvern remains at No. 2 after concluding its 2021 season.
|3 (3)||St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)||9-1||
St. Anthony’s defeated Chaminade 12-11 in a fantastic third-game, rubber match to win the 2021 CHSAA Class AAA championship and conclude their 2021 season. NLF No. 1 Andrew McAdorey Team 91/ Duke led the way for the Friars. He came up with a clutch 1-v-1 defensive stop at the buzzer, while also adding two goals and two assists to earn the MVP award.
|4 (4)||Brunswick (Conn.)||14-3||
Brunswick holds strong at No. 4 after concluding its 2021 season.
|5 (5)||Boys’ Latin (Md.)||10-4||
MIAA champion Boys’ Latin has concluded their 2021 season and holds their top 5 spot in this week’s rankings.
|6 (6)||Taft (Conn.)||9-2||
Taft concluded its 2021 season with a bang, as the Rhinos defeated Culver and then-undefeated St. John’s (D.C.) 10-6 to win the 2021 Geico Nationals. NLF No. 14 ’22 Thomas Ricciardelli (Eclipse / Notre Dame) finished his season in style, as he stopped a whopping 21 shots in the title game. He received the Co-MVP of the game with his brother and fellow Notre Dame commit Jefferey Ricciardelli (NLF No. 32 ’21), who fired home five goals.
|7 (7)||Culver Academy (Ind.)||13-2||
Culver holds its No. 7 spot, after a loss to Taft in the semifinal round of the Geico Nationals.
|8 (8)||McDonogh (Md.)||12-1||
McDonogh stays put at No. 8 with its 2021 season concluded.
|9 (10)||St. John’s (D.C.)||9-1||After defeating Georgetown Prep (Md.) in the opening round of the GEICO Nationals, SJ and lost in the finals to No. 6 Taft, 10-6 last week. The Cadets picked up a 14-6 win over St. Stephen/St. Agnes on Friday. St. John’s will take on DeMatha in the semifinals of the DC Championships on Tuesday.|
|10 (11)||Georgetown Prep (Md.)||12-2||The Hoyas will take on Bullis in the DC Championships semifinal on Tuesday. They defeated Bullis 6-2 last week in the opening round of the Geico Nationals. NLF No. 31 Will Angrick (Notre Dame) was named the IAC Player of The Year.|
|11 (12)||Archbishop Spalding (Md.)||12-3||Spalding moves up to No. 11 this week with Darien’s loss. Its 2021 season has concluded.|
|12 (13)||Chaminade (N.Y.)||9-2||Chaminade came up one-goal short (12-11) in the third game of the regular-season series with St. A’s to conclude their 2021 season. NLF No. 43 ’21 Mac Rodriguez (Team 91 / Yale) was a force at the X for the Flyers all game, while LI Express standout and NLF No. 21 ’21 Will Lynch (Notre Dame) had three goals and an assist.|
|13 (16)||Manhasset (N.Y.)||11-0||Manhasset has barely been tested with only two wins coming by single digits. Lynbrook was the latest victim with an 18-3 rout where Aidan Mulholland (Michigan) led a balanced offense with four goals.|
|14 (15)||Belmont Hill (Mass.)||12-1||Belmont Hill concluded its undefeated ISL season with a win over previously ranked St. Sebastian’s (Mass.) in their finale. A lone loss to No. 1 Deerfield is the only blemish on their special 2021 season. Juniors Liam Horkan and Adam Figler combined for seven goals in the 13-8 win.|
|15 (17)||St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.)||16-0||St. Ignatius defeated Sacred Heart (Calif.) 10-9 on Saturday to win the WCAL championship on a last-second goal by Nils Barry (West Coast Starz / Bates). Jackson Kane (West Coast Starz / Colgate) (3g,1a) and Will Miller (3g) led the way in the finals, helping lead the Wildcats to their fourth win over Sacred Heart this season.|
|16 (19)||Lawrenceville (N.J.)||13-3||The Big Red defeated Bergen Catholic on Friday 13-6 to conclude their season while finishing with a 10-game winning streak.|
|17 (9)||Darien (Conn.)||19-2||Led by four goals from Marco Firmender (Prime Time), No. 3 Fairfield Prep stunned top-seeded Darien in the CIAC Class L boys lacrosse quarterfinals on Saturday.
NLF No. 44 Matt Minicus (Loyola) led Darien with two goals and three assists.
|18 (21)||Summit (N.J.)||16-0||Summit defeated West Morris (N.J) 12-6 in the defeated West Morris, 12-6, in the North Jersey, Group 2 Tournament Sectional Final, behind four goals from Michael Bonomo (Holy Cross) and three goals and two assists from Luke DiNola (Penn).|
|19 (23)||Comsewogue (N.Y.)||13-1||The Warriors move up four spots, as they are one of the hottest teams in the state of New York, winning their tenth game in a row in a 9-8 win over West Islip on Saturday. Corey Watson (Nassau JC) struck for the winning goal.|
|20 (22)||Don Bosco (N.J.)||15-0||The Ironmen advance to the NJSIAA Tournament Non-Public Group A Finals, after defeating St. Augustine 8-3 in the semifinals on Monday. Brandon Stuart (Stony Brook) scored two goals and Kai Dimaculangan (Stevenson) made 11 saves to set up a finals date with Delbarton on Wednesday.|
|21 (NR)||Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.)||14-1||Sophomore Alec Gregorek scored an overtime goal for Shoreham-Wading River, his fourth goal of the game, to defeat previously undefeated Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 11-10 on Saturday. Freshman Liam Kershis added a hat trick and an assist in the win.|
|22 (14)||Mount Sinai (N.Y.)||13-1||The Mustangs dropped an 11-10 game to Shoreham-Wading River on Monday. ’22 Joey Spallina (Team 91 / Syracuse / NLF No. 1 ’22) had four goals and three assists in the loss.|
|23 (24)||Victor (N.Y.)||12-1||After dropping their first game of the season to Class B No.1 seed Canandaigua, the Blue Devils pulled out a 10-8 win over Pittsford on Thursday, and are now the No. 2 seed in the NY Class B tournament. They will face the winner of No. 7 Brighton vs. No. 10 Gates-Chili in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.|
|24 (25)||Bishop Guertin (N.H.)||18-0||The undefeated No. 1 seed BG Cardinals got four goals and three assists from Jon Krikorian (Trinity) and four goals and two assists from Declan Wilkie (four goals, two assists) in a win over No. 8 Nashua South setting up a D1 State semifinal matchup against Bedford at 5 p.m. this evening. A Saturday State Championship seems more than likely for this NH state power.|
|25 (NR)||Torrey Pines (Calif.)||13-2||Torrey Pines defeated LCC 10-3 to win the 2021 CIF title. They are the only team in CIF history to 3-Peat.|
Next Up (alphabetical): Bullis (Md.) 8-5, Canandaigua (N.Y.) 14-1, Calvert Hall (Md.) 8-6, DeMatha (Md.) 7-1, Episcopal (Pa.) 9-4, Haverford School (PA) 12-6, Noble & Greenough (Mass.) 11-2, Salisbury (Conn.) 7-4, St. Sebastian’s (Mass.) 6-4, Upper Arlington (Ohio) 20-2, and Webster Thomas (N.Y.) 12-1.