Todd Karpovich shares his latest power rankings for the seven local Division I men’s lacrosse teams as well as his player of the week.
Player of the Week
UMBC Attackman Ryan Frawley
The senior scored five goals, including the game-winner with 28 seconds left in overtime in a 14-13 victory against No. 14 Stony Brook. Frawley has recorded at least a point in 34 consecutive games.
1. Maryland (10-0)
Previous Game: Defeated Johns Hopkins, 14-13
Spotlight: Top-ranked Maryland scored three goals in the final 1:48 to rally from a 13-11 deficit, and senior attackman Logan Wisnauskas (Boys’ Latin) scored the game-winning goal with 18 seconds left in regulation. Senior attackman Jared Bernhardt scored four times, including the game-tying goal. The Terrapins completed their first undefeated regular-season since 1987, going 10-0 heading into the Big Ten tournament as the No. 1 seed.
Next Up: Big Ten tournament semifinal May 6
2. Navy (5-2)
Previous Game: Defeated then-No. 10 Army, 9-4
Spotlight: Senior midfielder Joe deLyra scored a career-high three goals, while senior Spencer Rees (Boys’ Latin) had a stellar performance in goal with a career-best 19 saves. The 12th-ranked Mids also clinched a berth in the 2021 Patriot League tournament as the No. 3 seed in the South Division. The victory marked Navy’s sixth in a row against Army when the Black Knights have been ranked in the top 10.
Next Up: Visit Lafayette May 1
3. UMBC (7-2)
Previous Game: Defeated then-No. 14 Stony Brook, 14-13, in overtime
Spotlight: Junior midfielder Brandon Galloway scored four goals, while senior attackmen Brett McIntyre and Trevor Patshorke (Severna Park) had a goal and two assists each. The 18th-ranked Retrievers clinched a spot in the America East playoffs. Senior goalie Tommy Lingner tied a season high with 16 saves, recording both against Seawolves.
Next Up: Visit NJIT May 1
4. Towson (6-7)
Previous Game: Lost to then-No. 13 Delaware, 16-8
Spotlight: Junior attackman/midfielder James Avanzato had two goals and two assists, while fifth-year attackman Brody McLean (St. Paul’s) scored twice for Towson. Senior defenseman Koby Smith forced two turnovers for Towson, which lost two games in the same season to Delaware for the first time in the regional rivalry.
Next Up: Host No. 13 Drexel May 1
5. Loyola (6-5)
Previous Game: Defeated Lafayette, 11-7
Spotlight: Senior attackman Kevin Lindley scored three goals, sophomore midfielder Evan James had two goals and three assists and senior goalie Sam Shafer finished with nine saves. Graduate long-stick midfielder Ryan McNulty and senior defenseman Matt Hughes caused three turnovers apiece.
Next Up: Visit No. 6 Georgetown April 29
6. Johns Hopkins (2-8)
Previous Game: Lost to No. 1 Maryland, 14-13
Spotlight: The Blue Jays allowed the last three goals of the game in the final two minutes in a heartbreaking loss to the Terps. Senior attackman Connor DeSimone and junior midfielder Garrett Degnon led Johns Hopkins with three goals apiece. The Blue Jays trailed by five goals on two occasions — 5-0 and 9-4 — but went on a 9-2 run to take a 13-11 lead before faltering.
Next Up: Visit Penn State for the Big Ten quarterfinals May 1
7. Mount St. Mary’s (3-9)
Previous Game: Postponed vs. Wagner
Next Up: Visit Bryant April 30
Photo Credit: Gail Burton/UMBC Athletics