Todd Karpovich shares his latest power rankings for the seven local Division I lacrosse teams as well as his player of the week.
Player of the Week
Maryland Attackman Logan Wisnauskas
The senior from Boys’ Latin set a career high with nine points in an 18-10 victory against Johns Hopkins. Wisnauskas finished with two goals and a career-high seven assists. Wisnauskas’ seven assists are tied for the second-most assists in a game in program history, one shy of the record set by Bob Boneillo against Duke in 1979.
1. Maryland (3-0)
Previous Game: Defeated Johns Hopkins, 18-10
Spotlight: The third-ranked Terrapins scored 11 consecutive goals, a stretch that started in the second quarter and ended in the fourth quarter in the 113th edition of The Rivalry. Maryland held the Blue Jays scoreless for a span of 22:40, including a shutout in the third quarter. Senior attackman Jared Bernhardt had a game-high five goals for the Terps.
Next Up: Host No. 4 Rutgers March 13
2. Loyola (2-2)
Previous Game: Lost to then-No. 13 Lehigh 10-6
Spotlight: The Mountain Hawks scored four consecutive goals midway through the game to take control and pull off the upset in the Patriot League opener for both teams. Senior attackman Kevin Lindley and graduate midfielder Peter Swindell had two goals apiece for Loyola. The Mountain Hawks outshot Loyola, 46-29, and won the ground-ball battle, 49-23.
Next Up: Host Lafayette College March 13
3. Navy (2-0)
Previous Game: The Mids’ game against Bucknell was postponed due to the Naval Academy being “under a restriction of movement.”
Next Up: Visit Lafayette College March 20
4. UMBC (2-0)
Previous Game: Defeated Stony Brook 13-12, in 4OT
Spotlight: Sophomore attackman midfielder Nick Dupuis scored a man-advantage goal with 1:09 to play in the fourth overtime, ending the longest game in UMBC history. Senior attackman Brett McIntyre led the Retrievers with four goals, while Dupuis had scored three times and had two assists. UMBC improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2009.
Next Up: Visit Binghamton March 13
5. Johns Hopkins (1-2)
Previous Game: Lost to then-No. 3 Maryland, 18-10
Spotlight: The Blue Jays took a 7-5 lead late in the second quarter on goals by sophomore midfielder Jacob Angelus and junior attackman Joey Epstein (Landon), which were scored less than 90 seconds apart. However, Johns Hopkins could not keep pace with the Terrapins in the second half, when it was outscored 11-3. Epstein led the team with three goals and an assist.
Next Up: Host No. 12 Penn State March 13
6. Towson (2-4)
Previous Game: Lost to Drexel, 12-10
Spotlight: The Dragons scored five of the game’s final six goals to escape with the victory. Redshirt freshman attackman Andrew Milani (St. Paul’s) led the Tigers with three goals. Redshirt freshman Shane Santora went 20-of-26 on faceoffs and became the first Towson player to win at least 15 draws on the road since Alex Woodall went 22-of-25 at Fairfield on April 6, 2019.
Next Up: Host No. 18 Hofstra March 13
7. Mount St. Mary’s (1-5)
Previous Game: Lost to Hobart, 13-9
Spotlight: The Statesman outscored the Mountaineers, 8-2, in the second half. Senior faceoff specialist Sam Stephan, senior attackman Luke Frankeny and graduate midfielder/attackman Brenden McCarthy scored two goals apiece for Mount St. Mary’s.
Next Up: Visit Bryant March 13
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maryland Athletics