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
Johns Hopkins Attackman Cole Williams
The fifth-year attackman scored four goals to lead the Blue Jays to a dominant 15-7 victory over Penn State in a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal. Williams was already drafted by the Philadelphia Wings in the NLL.
1. Maryland (10-0)
Previous Game: Bye
Next Up: Play Michigan in a Big Ten tournament semifinal at Penn State May 6
2. Navy (6-2)
Previous Game: Defeated Lafayette, 14-10
Spotlight: Midfielder Jon Jarosz (Severn) scored four goals — the most by a Navy freshman since 2018 — for the 12th-ranked Mids, who went on a 6-1 run in the second quarter to take control of the game. Senior goalkeeper Spencer Rees (Boys’ Latin.) finished the game with 13 saves, making nine stops in the second half.
Next Up: Visit No. 16 Loyola in a Patriot League quarterfinal May 4
3. UMBC (7-2)
Previous Game: Defeated NJIT, 14-6
Spotlight: Junior midfielder Brandon Galloway scored four goals and senior goalie Tommy Lingner had a career-high 18 saves to pace No. 17 UMBC. The Retrievers earned a share of the America East Conference regular-season title with Vermont.
Next Up: Host UAlbany (national votes) in America East semifinals May 6
4. Loyola (6-5)
Previous Game: Bye
Next Up: Host No. 12 Navy in a Patriot League quarterfinal May 4
5. Johns Hopkins (3-8)
Previous Game: Defeated Penn State, 15-7
Spotlight: In addition to Williams’ four goals, senior attackman Connor DeSimone and junior midfielder Garrett Degnon had three goals in the upset victory.
Next Up: Play No. 6 Rutgers in a Big Ten tournament semifinal at Penn State May 6
6. Towson (6-8)
Previous Game: Lost to then-No. 13 Drexel, 12-11
Spotlight: Junior attackman/midfielder James Avanzato, a Maryland transfer, finished with three goals and two assists, while fifth-year attackman Brody McLean added one goal and two assists. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Shane Brennan made a game-high 14 saves for the Tigers, who were left out of the four-team CAA tournament.
Next Up: Season over
7. Mount St. Mary’s (3-9)
Previous Game: Game vs. Bryant canceled
Next Up: Host Wagner May 7
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Johns Hopkins Athletics