Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Region Report
by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Matt Crist, Albemarle (Va.)
The senior finished with six goals in an 11-10 overtime win over Loudoun County in the Virginia 5A championship on Sunday. The attackman scored three goals in the fourth quarter to bring the Patriots back from a three-goal deficit.
Also Notable: Austin Henry, Robinson (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. 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.
6. 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.
7. Gilman (Md.), 11-7
The Greyhounds fell in the MIAA A conference semifinals, dropping a 9-8 game to St. Paul's. The No. 3 seed in the playoffs, Gilman went 6-3 in conference this season.
8. 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.).
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
Albemarle (Va.) attackman Kevin Bernadino scored the game-winning goal with just four seconds remaining in overtime to give his team the 11-10 win over Loudoun County (Va.) and the Class 5A state championship. Loudoun County lead for almost all of regulation, but Albemarle tied the game with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter on the strength of three goals by Matt Crist. The win gives the Patriots their first state championship in program history.
Robinson (Va.) won its 10th state championship since 1991 with a 9-7 win over Langley (Va.) in the Virginia Class 6A state championship game. Sophomore Austin Henry led the team with three goals and senior Matt Smith scored two goals in the win. Robinson finished the year 18-3 and went 2-0 against Langley this season.
This is the final week of Nike/US Lacrosse Region Reports on LaxMagazine.com. Next week will feature the Region Rewind, with a final Top 10 and Player of the Year for each region in boys' and girls' high school lacrosse for 2014.
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
- June 10
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