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H.S. Boys' Rankings Countdown: Nos. 1-5
by Paul Ohanian | Lacrosse Magazine Online Staff
Summit stunned perennial New Jersey power Delbarton in the Tournament of Champions final with an 8-4 victory, rising to No. 4 in Lacrosse Magazine's season-end rankings.
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2009 Lacrosse Magazine High School Rankings
5. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.)
After an early 2-2 start, the Friars caught fire, winning 14 straight to close the year. The run included wins over Delbarton and Wilton, among others, and concluded with a victory over four-time defending champion Chaminade in the Catholic League final. Senior attackman Will Manny (UMass), senior defender Michael Keane (Towson) and junior midfielder Tom Schreiber helped lead the surge.
4. Summit (N.J.)
It was a magical season for Summit (22-1), which opened the year with a loss to Delbarton, then reeled off 22 straight wins, capped by an 8-4 victory over the Green Wave in the state’s Tournament of Champions final. Anchored by a dominating defense and an outstanding goalie in junior Brian Feeney, the Hilltoppers held 18 opponents to five goals or less. Summit captured its first state championship since 1983 and set a school-record for wins.
3. Manhasset (N.Y.)
Keyed by a nine-goal performance by Connor English (Virginia) in the New York Class C final against LaFayette, Manhasset captured its third state championship this spring. English and the rest of the Indians’ offense scored in double-digits 18 times during the year and had an average winning margin of nearly eight goals per game. Manhasset, which suffered its only loss in overtime in early April, closed the season with 16 straight wins, including victories over Connecticut’s Darien and state powers Garden City, Cold Spring Harbor and Chaminade.
2. Gilman (Md.)
Led by a talented senior core, Gilman has been one of the most complete teams in the nation over the past two years. Click here for a breakout feature on the Greyhounds.
1. West Islip (N.Y.)
Five straight Suffolk County titles, three New York state titles in four years, nearly perfect -- West Islip is the top team in the land. Click here for a breakout feature on the Lions.
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