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ESPN Final Rankings 2011

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011 by Yorktown Lacrosse


Highest Mover: Torrey Pines (Del Mar, Calif.) moved up four spots this week to finish the season at No. 45. The Falcons finished the season as San Diego CIF section champions.

Highest Newcomer: No. 50 Comsewogue (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) enters the rankings this week. The Warriors finished the 2011 season as Section 11 semifinalists.

Welcome: Just one new team in this week’s ranking: No. 50 Comsewogue (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.).

States Represented in the FAB 25: N.Y. 11, Md. 7, Pa. 3, N.J. 2, D.C. 1, Fla. 1.

States Represented in the FAB 50: N.Y. 18, Md. 10, Pa. 6, N.J. 4, Fla. 3, Conn. 2, Texas 2, Calif. 1, Colo. 1, D.C. 1, Ga. 1, Ohio 1.

The POWERADE FAB 50 ESPN RISE Team Rankings is in its second year overall, but for the first time was voted on by a panel of media members from around the country. Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects first-place votes. LW is last week’s ranking. Ties are broken by which school appeared on more ballots then which appeared higher on more ballots. The rankings are compiled by Mike Loveday.

*Records are through Saturday games. Ties are broken by which school appeared on more ballots then which appeared higher on more ballots.
State Rankings: Preseason | Week 1 | 2 3 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 91011121314 | Final
Rank School (City, State) Record Points (First Place Votes) Prev
1 The Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.) 23-0 400 (8) 1
  SEASON COMPLETE: The Ford clinched the 2011 POWERADE FAB 50 National Championship in exciting fashion. Haverford was down 4-3 with 39 seconds remaining in the Inter-Ac championship game against No. 24 Malvern Prep. Carl Walrath scored two goals to lead his team to a 5-4 victory and clinch the final No. 1 ranking. The Fords have gone wire-to-wire as the consensus No. 1 team and defeated six schools currently ranked in the FAB 50.
2 Jamesville-DeWitt (Fayetteville, N.Y.) 22-0 388 2
  SEASON COMPLETE: Sophomore Jordan Evans scored the game-winning goal with 3.6 seconds left to give Jamesville-DeWitt the Class B championship, 8-7, over No. 6 Garden City. The Red Rams have won 44 straight games and back-to-back Class B titles.
3 Conestoga (Berwyn, Pa.) 25-1 385 3
  SEASON COMPLETE: Junior Brad Lord scored three goals in helping Conestoga to its second straight PIAA state championship. The Pioneers won 13 straight games to finish out its championship season. Conestoga defeated FAB 50 teams St. Joseph’s Prep, Boys’ Latin (Md.), La Salle and Central Bucks East this season.
4 Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.) 18-3 376 4
  SEASON COMPLETE: Bobby Gribbin scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Little Hoyas their fourth tournament title in seven seasons. Cory Dobyns led the team with 45 goals during the season. The Hoyas shook off losses to No. 25 Landon and No. 34 Bullis during the regular season – defeating both teams in the playoffs to win the IAC championship. Georgetown Prep also posted wins over FAB 50 teams -- Delbarton (N.J.), Gonzaga (D.C.) and Gilman this season.
5 Gilman (Baltimore, Md.) 13-5 362 5
  SEASON COMPLETE: The Greyhounds got hot at the right time – with 1:02 remaining in its season and down by three goals in the MIAA semifinals. Gilman scored three short-handed goals to tie the game then Ryan Tucker scored the game-winner in overtime. Three days later, Conor Doyle and junior Gordie Koerber combined to score three goals to defeat Calvert Hall, 13-8, and win the MIAA championship. Gilman won six straight games to end the season, defeating FAB 50 team Boys’ Latin twice and Calvert Hall. The Greyhounds also posted wins over FAB 50 teams Landon, McDonogh and St. Mary’s this season.
6 Garden City (Garden City, N.Y.) 19-3 360 6
  SEASON COMPLETE: Patric Berkery scored three goals and Tom Gordon added two as Garden City finished the season as Class B runners-up. The Trojans defeated Smithtown West, Manhasset and Yorktown this season.
7 Farmingdale (Farmingdale, N.Y.) 17-4 358 7
  SEASON COMPLETE: Korey Hendrickson and Mike Perettine each scored four goals as Farmingdale defeated No. 19 Ithaca, 12-11 in overtime, to win the Class A state championship. Mike Palmer made 11 saves to give him 148 on the season. The Dalers finished the season on a 10-game winning streak, which included playoff wins over FAB 50 teams West Islip, Shenendehowa and Ithaca.
8 Calvert Hall (Baltimore, Md.) 17-2 341 8
  SEASON COMPLETE: It was a bittersweet season for the Cardinals. With a junior-laden team, Calvert Hall lost just one game during the regular season – to McDonogh. But in the MIAA final, Calvert Hall ran into a streaking Gilman squad and finished as conference runners-up. With five juniors already committed to Division I programs, the Cardinals will likely begin next season as a Top 5 team, if not preseason No. 1.
9 West Islip (West Islip, N.Y.) 19-1 330 9
  SEASON COMPLETE: Senior Drew Federico led the team with 75 points (32 goals, 43 assists) as West Islip posted one of the longest winning streaks in the nation this season. The Lions won 40 straight games from April 3, 2010 through June 4, 2011. West Islip posted wins over FAB 50 teams Chaminade, Ward Melville and Smithtown West this season.
10 St. Anthony’s (South Huntington, N.Y.) 14-3 316 10
  SEASON COMPLETE: St. Anthony’s played big when it counted most – defeating FAB 50 ranked Chaminade in the CHSAA AAA championship, 12-10. The Friars had lost to the Flyers twice during the regular season, but received two goals from Maryland commit Charlie Raffa who also earned game MVP honors. Christian Bennard and Sean McDonagh also contributed two goals each. St. Anthony’s posted wins over FAB 50 teams, Chaminade and Delbarton this season.
11 Smithtown West (Smithtown, N.Y.) 15-4 304 11
  SEASON COMPLETE: Smithtown West was led by seniors Kyle Keenan (40 goals, 37 assists) and James Pannell (50 goals, 25 assists) this season. The Bulls four losses were by a combined seven goals and included two overtime losses to West Islip. Smithtown West finished the season as Suffolk Class A runners-up and defeated FAB 50 team Ward Melville in the county quarterfinals.
12 Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.) 15-3 298 12
  SEASON COMPLETE: It was not the ending Chaminade wanted – a 12-10 loss to St. Anthony’s in the CHSAA AAA championship game. Matt Clarkson, Matt Kavanagh and Sean Mahon each scored goals in the second quarter to tie the game at 5-5, but could not defeat St. Anthony’s for the third time this season. The Flyers were led by Kavanagh who scored 30 goals this season and posted wins over FAB 50 teams, St. Anthony’s and Delbarton this season.
13 Boys' Latin (Baltimore, Md.) 11-8 298 13
  SEASON COMPLETE: It was a rollercoaster season for the Lakers who finished as MIAA semifinalists. Boys’ Latin defeated St. Paul’s to end the regular season and McDonogh in the first round of the playoffs, but a heartbreaking loss to Gilman in the semifinals ended their season and three-game winning streak.
14 Manhasset (Manhasset, N.Y.) 17-2 287 16
  SEASON COMPLETE: The Indians move up to Class B this season was only hindered by Garden City, which accounted for both of Manhasset’s losses this year. Led by Joe Mancini (28 goals), Manhasset posted wins over FAB 50 teams Chaminade and Darien this season.
15 Landon (Bethesda, Md) 19-3 285 14
  SEASON COMPLETE: It was a heartbreaking way to end the season and their 18-game winning streak – a 7-6 overtime loss to Georgetown Prep in the IAC championship game, but the Bears capped their season with wins over FAB 50 teams Malvern Prep (Pa.), Georgetown Prep, Gonzaga (D.C.) and Bullis.
16 Bridgewater-Raritan (Bridgewater Township, N.J.) 20-2 282 15
  SEASON COMPLETE: Junior Scott Bieda scored two goals and two assists, helping Bridgewater to a 6-5 victory over Summit in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions. The Panthers were led by juniors Ryan Hollingsworth (one goal), Ray Mastroianni (one goal) and junior goalie Zach Jones (six saves) in ending Summit’s 68-game winning streak and helping the Panthers to its first Tournament of Champions title.
17 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) 17-3 268 17
  SEASON COMPLETE: The Purple Eagles won the WCAC championship for the second straight year, coming from three goals down to defeat Good Counsel, 10-8. The Eagles’ Matt Borda may have had the play of the year when he threw an 80-yard pass from behind his own goal with more than 10 seconds remaining in the championship game with the intention of keeping the ball away from his side of the field. Instead Borda scored to give Gonzaga a 10-8 victory.
18 McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) 15-4 266 18
  SEASON COMPLETE: The Eagles finished as MIAA quarterfinalists this season. McDonogh lost two of its last three games, but defeated FAB 50 teams, St. Paul’s, St. Mary’s, Calvert Hall and Boys’ Latin this season. Heading into the season, McDonogh was expected to have one of the top defenses in the MIAA and did not disappoint – allowing more than eight goals just three times this season.
19 Ithaca (Ithaca, N.Y.) 18-2 253 19
  SEASON COMPLETE: Riley Lasda scored four goals and added two assists and goalie Max Yavitt made nine saves as Ithaca finished the season as Class A runners-up. The Little Red defeated FAB 50 teams Pittsford and West Genesee on thier way to the state championship game.
20 Summit (Summit, N.J.) 22-1 244 20
  SEASON COMPLETE: Senior Terry McKenna scored three goals in the Tournament of Champions final as Summit finished the season as Group 2 champions and ToC runners-up to Bridgewater-Raritan. McKenna finished the season with 34 goals and 14 assists. Junior Nick Kilkowski led Summit in scoring with 64 goals and added 22 assists.
21 St. Paul's (Brooklandville, Md.) 13-7 237 22
  SEASON COMPLETE: St. Paul’s finished its season as MIAA semifinalists. The Crusaders experienced a bit of a slump towards the end of the season, losing four of its final six games. Over the course of the year, St. Paul’s defeated FAB 50 teams Georgetown Prep, St. Mary’s, Garden City (N.Y.) and Gilman.
22 Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) 20-1 234 21
  SEASON COMPLETE: Led by All-Central Florida Player of the Year, Will Rotatori, the Highlanders avenged its only loss of the year when it defeated Florida powerhouse, St. Andrew’s. Rotatori scored 64 goals and added 42 assists this season. Lake Highland Prep seniors Nick St. Laurent, and goalie Warren Berenis also earned All-Central Florida First Team honors. Wins over FAB 50 teams St. Andrew’s and Ponte Vedra helped Lake Highland prep move up the rankings throughout the 2011 season.
23 Cazenovia Central (Cazenovia, N.Y.) 22-1 223 23
  SEASON COMPLETE: Sean Cannizzaro scored five goals and added two assists in leading Cazenovia Central to a 14-6 win over Bayport-Blue Point in the Class C state championship game. The title is a first for the Lakers who finished the season on an 18-game winning streak.
24 Pittsford (Pittsford, N.Y.) 20-1 218 24
  SEASON COMPLETE: Corey Parke scored two goals in Pittsford’s final game of the year, a 6-5 double overtime loss to Ithaca in the Class A semifinals. Pittsford used a stout defense to lead them to a Section 5 title. The Panthers allowed double-digits in goals just twice this season.
25 Malvern Prep (Malvern, Pa.) 14-6 214 25
  SEASON COMPLETE: The Friars move into the Top 25 this week after taking No. 1 Haverford down to the wire in the Inter-Ac championship game. Junior goalie Matt Barrett recorded 11 saves in the second half of the championship game. Malvern Prep won four of its final five games to earns its spot in the Top 25. Three of the Friars losses were to No. 1 Haverford by a combined 10 goals.
26 Bullis (Potomac, Md.) 13-6 192 26
27 West Genesee (Camilus, N.Y.) 17-3 178 27
28 Coppell (Coppell, Texas) 15-4 178 28
29 St. Andrew’s (Boca Raton, Fla.) 17-2 161 30
30 Wilton (Wilton, Conn.) 16-6 153 29
31 Dublin Jerome (Dublin, Ohio) 19-1 151 31
32 St. Mark's (Dallas, Texas) 19-2 128 33
33 Liverpool (Liverpool, N.Y.) 17-2 125 32
34 Ward Melville (East Setauket, N.Y.) 16-2 121 34
35 St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.) 19-5 119 35
36 Lambert (Suwanee, Ga.) 21-1 106 37
37 Darien (Darien, Conn.) 19-3 105 36
38 Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.) 18-1 102 39
39 Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) 13-5 101 42
40 Ponte Vedra (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) 19-2 95 41
41 Shenendehowa (Clifton Park, N.Y.) 19-2 90 40
42 Central Bucks East (Doylestown, Pa.) 22-3 83 44
43 St. Mary's (Annapolis, Md.) 12-6 79 43
44 La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pa.) 14-6 52 47
45 Torrey Pines (Del Mar, Calif.) 18-5 51 49
46 Delbarton (Delbarton, N.J.) 17-5 50 45
47 Yorktown (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) 14-7 47 46
48 Immaculata (Somerville, N.J.) 19-2 46 48
49 Fayetteville-Manlius (Manlius, N.Y.) 16-2 28 50
50 Comsewogue (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) 16-1 26 NR

Also Receiving Votes:
Glenelg (Glenelg, Md.), 18-1, 24; Wellesley (Wellesley, Mass.), 17-1, 21; Silver Creek (Silver Creek, N.Y.), 16-2, 20; Duxbury (Duxbury, Mass.), 18-3, 17; Skaneateles (Skaneateles, N.Y.), 17-2, 16; Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.), 21-2, 14; Hudson (Hudson, Ohio), 20-1 , 10; Benilde-St. Margaret (Minneapolis, Minn.), 18-0, 10; Massapequa (Massapequa, N.Y.), 14-4, 9; Concord-Carlisle (Concord, Mass.), 20-2, 8; Shoreham-Wading River (Shoreham, N.Y.), 16-3, 6; St. Ignatius Prep (San Francisco, Calif.), 19-3, 3; Penn Charter (Philadelphia, Pa.), 12-11, 1.

Dropped Out:
No. 39 Concord-Carlisle (Concord, Mass.)

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