The Division L and SCC champion Fairfield Prep boys lacrosse team was ranked 17th in the final Laxpower.com National Coaches/Computer Ratings. Ridgefield was 24th in the national rankings, which were compiled using LaxPower’s CCR rating formula, which combines the national computer ratings with a national poll. The computer ratings used for the rankings are based on over 27,800 game scores for 3,617 high school teams. The poll is a product of rankings by 25 high school coaches from around the country. Each of these parameters represents 50% of the final tallied results.
On the girls side, Division L and FCIAC champion Darien, finished 10th.
Ward Melville of East Setauket, New York in Long Island is LaxPower’s national boys champion. The Patriots capped off an undefeated season (22-0) by winning the New York Class A title. They placed in first place in both the computer ratings and the coaches’ poll, where they received 22 of 25 first-place votes. No. 2 Boys’ Latin (MD) received two first-place votes and finished second in the computer ratings. Pennsylvania PIAA champion La Salle College HS rounded out the top three.
McDonogh School, Owings Mills (Md.), is LaxPower’s national girls champion for . The Eagles have repeated as champions for the 4th consecutive time with a 22-0 season and winning their 5th consecutive IAAM-A title. The Eagles finished in first place in the coaches’ poll and second in the computer ratings. This is the ninth season in a row that they have finished in the Top 10.
McDonogh has run its unbeaten streak to 91 consecutive games, which is a national record, surpassing Carle Place’s 73 wins in the early 1980s.