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High School Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Boys Top 10” Poll Ranks St. Ignatius Prep Boys Lacrosse #1 Followed By Corona Del Mar, La Costa Canyon, Torrey Pines And Cherry Creek

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1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 12-0

The Wildcats have established themselves as one of the top programs in all of the U.S. and are loaded with Division I talent. In perhaps its toughest game of the season against Redwood (Calif.), Peter Aliman scored with four seconds remaining to tie the game, and then Joe Lang (Harvard) scored the winner in overtime to keep the Wildcats undefeated. St. Ignatius followed that up with dominant non-conference wins over Lincoln (Ore.) and Brophy Prep (Ariz.).

2. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 12-0

The Sea Kings knocked off a talented Mullen (Colo.) team, 15-7 for another non-conference win. Corona del Mar then beat two tough California teams, Los Alamitos (13-2), and Huntington Beach (10-7). Corona del Mar’s winning streak is now at 36 games.

3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 9-2

The Mavericks are putting together another solid season and are proving to be good ambassadors for California lacrosse. La Costa Canyon picked up a quality non-conference victory against Colorado power Regis Jesuit 5-4 in double overtime. The Mavericks dropped a game to Salesianum (Del.), but then beat St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) and Penn Charter (Pa.).

4. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 9-2

The Falcons bounced back from a loss to No. 1 Cherry Creek with six consecutive victories. Torrey Pines traveled to Colorado to play some of the areas toughest teams and knocked off Cherry Creek and Columbine, but lost to Kent Denver.

5. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 5-4

The Bruins play one the toughest non-conference schedules in the West Coast. Cherry Creek traveled East on spring break and took on St. Paul’s (Md.), Severn (Md.) and Penn Charter (Pa.), before heading back West and playing a tough Torrey Pines (Calif.) team. The Bruins came up short in those games, but returned to league play and knocked off Cherokee Trail (Colo.) and Eaglecrest (Colo.).

6. Bellevue (Wash.), 9-2

The Wolverines established their dominance in the Pacific Northwest by winning nine consecutive games against their league opponents and non-conference foes from Oregon and Nevada. Bellevue then traveled to New York and represented themselves well in tight losses to Long Beach (10-5) and Wantagh (8-6).

7. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 12-4

The Knights had a quality East Coast trip to Massachusetts. After losing to Noble & Greenough 8-5, Foothill bounced back with a 13-2 victory over Wellesley. The Knights finished the trip with a tough 8-6 loss to undefeated Medfield.

8. JSerra Catholic (Calif.), 11-2

The Lions break into the poll this week by handing Palos Verdes (Calif.) its first loss of the season, 8-7. JSerra followed that up with a dominant 16-2 victory over Anaheim Servite (Calif.). The Lions only losses this season are to No. 4 Torrey Pines (Calif.) and No. 7 Foothill-Santa Ana.

9. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 10-2

The Dons enter the poll for the first time on the heals of a six-game winning streak against tough, in-state competition, including a 13-11 victory over Poway (Calif.). Cathedral’s only losses this season are against No. 3 La Costa Canyon and No. 4 Torrey Pines.

10. Columbine (Colo.), 5-4

The Rebels played dropped three difficult non-conference games against New York powers John Jay Cross River, Fordham Prep and Yorktown. Columbine remains undefeated in Colorado, including a 10-6 victory over Ft. Collins in its first game back from the East Coast trip.

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MCLA Lacrosse: Latest Coaches Poll Ranks Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Colorado, Chapman, BYU And UC Santa Barbara

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The two undefeated teams at the top of the polls finally get their chance to figure out who is the real No. 1. The fact that it features one of the best rivalries in the MCLA – Colorado State vs. Colorado – is just gravy. There’s a good chance that this is just the first of two meetings (and possibly three), so it doesn’t end on Saturday. However, it will eliminate any debate about who is the top dog at this point.
Chapman hops into the third chair vacated by Arizona State and the Panthers are followde by BYU and UC Santa Barbara.
Who’s Hot
Grand Canyon (+6): Life is good in the desert for the ‘Lopes. They knocked off ASU and are looking good for a Greenville trip.
Who’s Not
Arizona State (-3): The Sun Devils scrambled back nicely to take Grand Canyon to OT, but couldn’s seal the deal.
Davenport (-3): The Panthers were out-gunned by Pittsburgh, but they could make amends against Sparty.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Latest IWLCA Coaches Poll Ranks Maryland Women’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By North Carolina, Florida, Northwestern And Syracuse


The latest IWLCA Division I coaches’ poll remains steady at the top, with Nos. 1 through 5 unchanged. That could change by the next poll, however, as No. 5 Syracuse hosts seventh-ranked Notre Dame on Friday and fourth-ranked Northwestern travels to play third-ranked Florida on Saturday.
The ACC has the most schools in the poll with five, including the top two spots, but Virginia has dropped from the Top 15 after a two-loss week.
Who’s Hot?
Loyola (+4): The Greyhounds’ 14-13 double overtime win over Notre Dame on Friday night moved Loyola to 3-1 in Big East play. Loyola has won five of its last six to creep above .500 with a 7-6 overall record.
Who’s Not?
Virginia (-5): The Cavaliers are below .500, at 7-8, after losing to Northwestern and Johns Hopkins last week. The latter defeat, a 9-8 decision, was the Cavaliers’ fourth one-goal loss of the season. Additionally, Virginia is winless in the ACC and will look for its first conference win Wednesday against Virginia Tech.

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Lacrosse In America: Over 720,000 Players Participated On “Organized Lacrosse Teams” In U.S. In 2012, An Increase Of 66% In Last Five Years

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NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of #3 Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse 10-8 Win Over Georgetown

Notre Dame defeated Georgetown 10 to 8 in front of capacity crowd at Arlotta Stadium on the campus of Notre Dame.