Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Region Report
by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Will Manganiello, Penncrest (Pa.)
The Delaware commit scored five goals in helping Penncrest to a PIAA championship — the first PIAA championship for Penncrest in any sport. The senior tied the game in the second quarter then scored the go-ahead goal and started an eight goal run for the Lions.
Also Notable: Billy Orme, Langley (Va.); Emmet Cordrey, Delbarton (N.J.); Sam Bebout, Summit (N.J.)
Game of the Week
VHSL Championship, June 14The Virginia High School League championship brackets are set with Osbourn Park (Va.) meeting Langley (Va.) and Robinson (Va.) and Battlefield (Va.) playing in the class 6A semifinals on Tuesday. In the Class 5A semifinals Albemarle (Va.) takes on Loudoun Valley (Va.) on Tuesday. In the other half of bracket, Loudoun County (Va.) takes on Western Albemarle (Va.).
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. Boys' Latin (Md.) 18-0
Junior Devin Shewell scored four goals and had two assists as Boys' Latin defeated St. Paul's (Md.) 17-11 in the MIAA championship to clinch the No. 1 spot in the Nike/US Lacrosse Top 25. The title is Boys' Latin's 10th league championship and they become the first conference team to finish undefeated since they went 21-0 in 2006.
2. Malvern Prep (Pa.) 24-0
The Friars closed out a perfect season with a 10-9 win over Haverford School (Pa.) in the Inter-Ac Invitational on Monday. Malvern Prep defeated Haverford three times this season and are the Inter-Ac champions.
3. Georgetown Prep (Md.) 19-1
Brendan Collins scored the goal that put Georgetown Prep up 10-7 with less than two minutes remaining in the IAC championship game against Landon (Md.) and help lead his team to its first conference title since 2011. Collins scored three goals in the win and helped the Hoyas finish the year 19-1.
4. St. Paul's (Md.) 12-7
The Crusaders finish the year as MIAA runners-up after falling 17-11 to No. 1 Boys' Latin in the MIAA championship game. Senior Mikey Wynne scored four goals and had one assist in the loss. St. Paul's was the No. 2 seed in the MIAA playoffs after going 7-2 in the conference this season. Wynne set a school single-season record with 72 goals.
5. Landon (Md.) 18-4
The Bears finished the year as IAC runners-up after dropping a 10-7 decision to Georgetown Prep in the IAC championship game. Junior Colton Rupp led the team in scoring with 56 points on 44 goals and 14 assists this season.
6. Gilman (Md.), 11-7
The Greyhounds are MIAA semifinalists after dropping a 9-8 game to St. Paul's. The No. 3 seed in the playoffs, Gilman went 6-3 in conference this season.
7. McDonogh (Md.) 15-5
The Eagles finished 2014 as MIAA semifinalists after dropping a 16-10 decision to No. 1 Boys' Latin. McDonogh posted wins over Florida state champion Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), WCAC champ Gonzaga (D.C.), St. Mary's (Md.), Calvert Hall (Md.) and Haverford School (Pa.).
8. Gonzaga (D.C.), 16-5
The Purple Eagles defeated St. John's (D.C.) 16-6 in the WCAC championship game to capture their fifth consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship. Gonzaga will graduate two seniors that started down the team's stretch run and will return a host of talented underclassmen in 2015. Junior Timmy Monahan led the team with 77 points on 50 goals and 27 assists.
9. Delbarton (N.J.), 21-3
The Green Wave defeated Summit (N.J.) 7-5 to win its fourth Tournament of Champions title. The Non-Public A champions went 1-1 against Summit this season after dropping a March 29 game 8-7. Delbarton has won 19 straight games against in-state opponents.
10. Summit (N.J.), 23-2
Summit dropped its final game of the year in the Tournament of Champions final against Delbarton. They finish the year as the NJSIAA Group 2 champions - their first since 2011.
News and Notes
Delbarton (N.J.) erased a 3-2 halftime deficit by scoring four straight goals in the third quarter to defeat Summit (N.J.) 7-5 in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions. The title is the Green Wave's first ToC title since 2006 and fourth overall. Emmet Cordrey scored three goals and Jack Crowley scored two goals in the victory.
"I feel so happy for the kids," Delbarton coach Chuck Ruebling told the Newark Star-Ledger. "I've been on the other side of this and there's certainly nothing to be ashamed of if you're Summit. I feel happy for our kids. Ten years from now, we can look back at our accomplishments of winning the Tournament of Champions, but right now I'm just happy for what these guys have done."
Cordrey tied the game at 3-3, 4:35 into the third quarter then gave Delbarto the lead about 2:30 later. Jordan Dowiak scored to push the lead to two goals. Summit rallied in the fourth, outscoring Delbarton 2-1 on goals from Matt Fischetti and James Strabley, but Delbarton's defense killed off one penalty and got a goal from J.J. McBride to make the lead 7-5.
Will Manganiello scored five goals and goalie Dylan McCleaft made 14 saves as Penncrest (Pa.) defeated Avon Grove (Pa.) 12-7 for the PIAA championship. The championship is the first PIAA title for the Lions. Penncrest was making its first appearance in the PIAA tourney this season.
Dylan Protesto won 16 of 23 face-offs and the Penncrest defense held Avon Grove scoreless in the second and third quarters.
Penncrest scored eight straight at one point.
"When we click, we really do click," Manganiello told Philly.com. "We just kept firing. We knew we had to beat them by a lot. It couldn't be a close game, so we just kept going on it."
Billy Orme scored 39 seconds into overtime to give Langley a 7-6 win over Chantilly (Va.) in the region final and help the Saxons advance to the VHSL 6A semifinals. Langley and Chantilly have combined to win over Virginia boys' lacrosse title since 2008.
2014 Mid-Atlantic Region Report Archive
- February 25 - Preseason Top 10/Player of the Year Watch List
- March 11
- March 18
- March 25
- April 1
- April 8
- April 15
- April 22
- April 29
- May 6
- May 13
- May 20
- May 27
- June 3
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