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.