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 Jared Bernhardt
The senior scored five goals and broke Maryland’s career goals record as he scored a game-high five goals in the Terps’ 17-10 victory against then-No. 19 Penn State. Bernhardt has 156 goals in three-plus seasons, surpassing Matt Rambo, who scored 155 times from 2014-2017. Bernhardt also added three assists against the Nittany Lions for a career-high-tying eight points.
1. Maryland (7-0, No. 2 nationally)
Previous Game: Defeated then-No. 10 Penn State, 17-10
Spotlight: In addition to Bernhardt, senior attackman Logan Wisnauskas had four goals and picked up his 200th career point with a four-goal game. The Boys’ Latin graduate now has 202 points in his career, becoming the seventh player in program history all-time to post 200 career points. Sophomore attackman Daniel Maltz had three goals and senior midfielder Bubba Fairman scored twice. The second-ranked Terps are averaging 16.6 goals per game, fifth in the nation and first in the Big Ten. Sophomore goalkeeper Logan McNaney made 13 saves.
Next Up: Visit Michigan April 10
2. UMBC (5-1, No. 16)
Previous Game: Defeated then-No. 13 Vermont, 10-8
Spotlight: Freshman midfielder Brian Tregoning (Good Counsel) earned his first collegiate hat trick, while junior midfielder Brandon Galloway (Queen Anne’s) and sophomore attackman Nick Dupuis added two goals apiece. Senior attackman Ryan Frawley extended his scoring streak to 31 with a goal and two assists. The 16th-ranked Retrievers are off to their best start best since 1992, when they won eight of their first nine games in a 10-5 season.
Next Up: Visit UAlbany April 11
3. Loyola (5-3, No. 13)
Previous Game: Defeated then-No. 14 Navy, 14-10
Spotlight: Senior attackman Kevin Lindley had three goals and two assists and sophomore attackman Joey Kamish totaled two goals and two assists for the 13th-ranked Greyhounds, who have won four straight against the Midshipmen. Sophomore attackman Joey Kamish also scored twice. Senior Bailey Savio won 19 of 28 faceoffs and picked up 16 ground balls. Loyola led 8-2 at the half.
Next Up: Host No. 10 Army April 10
4. Navy (3-1, No. 19)
Previous Game: Lost to then-No. 18 Loyola, 14-10
Spotlight: Senior attackman Christian Daniel (Northern) scored three goals to earn his 100th collegiate point. He is the 36th Navy player to reach the 100-point milestone and the 12th-fastest (35 games) in program history. Sophomore midfielder Patrick Skalniak also finished with a hat trick for 19th-ranked Navy, which fell to 1-1 in the Patriot League.
Next Up: Visit No. 7 Lehigh April 10
5. Johns Hopkins (2-5)
Previous Game: Lost to Michigan, 13-10
Spotlight: The Wolverines had a six-goal run in the second and third quarters that turned a 5-3 deficit into a 9-5 lead and the Blue Jays never led again. Senior attackman Connor DeSimone tied career highs with four goals and six points, while sophomore midfielder Jacob Angelus had two goals and an assist for John Hopkins. Junior attackman Joey Epstein (Landon) dished out three assists.
Next Up: Visit No. 14 Ohio State April 10
6. Towson (3-6)
Previous Game: Lost to then-No. 15 Hofstra, 8-7
Spotlight: Fifth-year senior attackman Brody McLean had two goals and one assist, while junior attackman/midfielder Austin Stewart, redshirt freshman attackman Andrew Milani (St. Paul’s) and junior midfielder Ryan Swain (Calvert Hall) each finished with a goal and an assist. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Shane Brennan had 10 saves
Next Up: Host Fairfield April 10
7. Mount St. Mary’s (1-7)
Previous Game: idle this past week
Next Up: Visit VMI April 7
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maryland Athletics