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

Towson Attackman Tim Montgomery
The redshirt junior from New Jersey scored off the right wing 2:41 into overtime to give the Tigers a key 7-6 victory against neighborhood rival Loyola. Montgomery finished with a hat trick.

1. Maryland (6-0)
Previous Game: Defeated then-No. 5 Rutgers, 13-9
Spotlight: Senior attackman Jared Bernhardt led the third-ranked Terrapins with four goals and two assists. Senior attackman Logan Wisnauskas (Boys’ Latin), junior midfielder Kyle Long and senior midfielder Bubba Fairman had two goals apiece for Maryland, which allowed fewer than 10 goals for the fourth time this season.
Next Up: Host Penn State April 3

2. Navy (3-0)
Previous Game: Defeated Bucknell, 13-10
Spotlight: The 16th-ranked Midshipmen pulled away by outscoring the Bison, 6-3, in the third quarter. Junior attackman Jack Sweeney paced Navy with three goals, while sophomore midfielder Patrick Skalniak, senior attackman Christian Daniel (Northern) and senior midfielder Michael Foster each scored twice. The Midshipmen had not played a game in a month due to COVID-19 restrictions at the Naval Academy.
Next Up: Host No. 18 Loyola April 3

3. Loyola (4-3)
Previous Game: Lost to Towson, 7-6, in overtime
Spotlight: The then 12th-ranked Greyhounds allowed three goals in the fourth quarter before losing in overtime. Sophomore attackman Joey Kamish and senior attackman Aidan Olmstead had two goals apiece for Loyola. Senior Bailey Savio won 12 of 16 on faceoffs and picked up six ground balls for the Greyhounds.
Next Up: Visit No. 14 Navy April 3

4. Johns Hopkins (2-4)
Previous Game: Lost to then-No. 17 Penn State, 11-8
Spotlight: The Nittany Lions took control of the game with three straight goals in the fourth quarter, breaking an 8-8 tie. Junior midfielder Garrett Degnon, graduate attackman/midfielder Cole Williams (Loyola Blakefield), junior attackman Joey Epstein (Landon) and sophomore midfielder Jacob Angelus each scored twice for No. 18 John Hopkins.
Next Up: Host Michigan April 4

5. UMBC (4-1)
Previous Game: Defeated Binghamton, 7-6
Spotlight: The Retrievers split a pair of games against the Bearcats in a span of four days. UMBC lost, 8-7, in overtime March 24 before winning by one goal later in the week. Sophomore attackman Nick Dupuis had four goals and four assists during the two games. Junior midfielder Brandon Galloway (Queen Anne’s) scored the game-winner March 27.
Next Up: Host No. 13 Vermont April 3

6. Towson (3-5)
Previous Game: Defeated then-No. 12 Loyola, 7-6, in overtime
Spotlight: Shane Brennan (Walt Whitman) finished with eight saves for Towson, which forced Loyola into 16 turnovers and a 15-of-16 effort in clears. The matchup against Loyola is Towson’s longest-running series in program history. The Greyhounds still lead the all-time series, 34-30.
Next Up: Visit No. 15 Hofstra April 3

7. Mount St. Mary’s (1-7)
Previous Game: Lost to St. Joseph’s, 14-13, in overtime
Spotlight: Ryan Doran scored the game-winner with 3:05 left in overtime to give the Hawks the victory. Graduate midfielder Matt Haggerty scored four goals for the Mountaineers, who overcame a 12-10 fourth-quarter deficit to force the extra period. Senior attackman Luke Frankeny finished with a hat trick, while senior attackman Joe Bethke added two goals for Mount St. Mary’s.
Next Up: Host Sacred Heart April 3

Photo Credit: Pat Stewart/Towson Athletics

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