Todd Karpovich shares his latest power rankings for the seven local Division I lacrosse teams as well as his player of the week. Plus, he shares highlights from the week of local Division III lacrosse.

Player of the Week

Navy Sophomore Attackman Max Hewitt
The Colorado native scored a career-high four goals, including the game-tying score and game-winner 49 seconds apart, to lead the Navy to a historic 11-10 victory against Johns Hopkins. The Midshipmen beat the Blue Jays at Homewood Field for the first time since May 10, 1969, snapping a 22-game losing streak. Hewitt also had three assists.

1. Maryland (7-0)
Previous Game: Defeated No. 3 Virginia, 23-12, at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Spotlight: The Terrapins left no doubt about being the best team in the nation with a dominant performance against the Cavaliers. Graduate attackman Keegan Khan scored four times, while fifth-year attackman Logan Wisnauskas (Boys’ Latin), graduate midfielder Jonathan Donville and sophomore attackman Owen Murphy all had hat tricks. Maryland won 25 of 39 faceoffs.
This Week’s National Ranking: No. 1
Next Up: Visits Penn State March 27

2. Loyola (3-4)
Previous Game: Defeated Bucknell, 13-9
Spotlight: Sophomore midfielder Seth Higgins posted three goals and three assists for the surging Greyhounds, who have won three straight. Graduate attackman Aidan Olmstead, junior attackman Joey Kamish and junior midfielder Evan James had two goals apiece. Graduate goalie Sam Shafer finished with a season-high 13 saves, making seven in the second half. Graduate faceoff specialist Bailey Savio won six second-half faceoffs and set the Patriot League career record for ground balls with 405, eclipsing the mark of 401 set by Lehigh’s Conor Gaffney from 2017-2021.
This Week’s National Ranking: Votes
Next Up: Hosts No. 16 Army March 26

3. Navy (5-3)
Previous Game: Defeated Johns Hopkins, 11-10
Spotlight: It was just the third win against the Blue Jays for the Midshipmen since 1974. It was also the 20th one-goal game in the 91-game history and the eighth one-goal game in the past 16 meetings. (Johns Hopkins has won six of those contests.) Junior midfielder Patrick Skalniak had three goals, while sophomore attackman Jon Jarosz scored twice.
Next Up: Hosts Holy Cross March 26

4. Johns Hopkins (4-5)
Previous Game: Lost to Navy 11-10; lost to Delaware, 12-10
Spotlight: Senior midfielder Garrett Degnon finished with four goals and an assist against Navy, while senior attackman Joey Epstein and sophomore midfielder Johnathan Peshko had two goals apiece. Against Delaware, the Blue Jays allowed goals by Mike Robinson and George Ward during a 53-second span late in the fourth quarter to break a 10-10 tie. Degnon scored four times.
This Week’s National Ranking: Votes
Next Up: Hosts Michigan March 26

5. Towson (3-5)
Previous Game: Lost to No. 11 Duke, 14-7, at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Spotlight: Senior midfielder Alex Reid (Loyola Blakefield) had three goals and junior attackman Nick DeMaio, a Maryland transfer, scored twice for the Tigers, who opened a 3-0 lead to start the game. Brennan O’Neill scored six goals and Dyson Williams had three for the Blue Devils.
Next Up: Visits No. 18 Denver March 26

6. UMBC (2-3)
Previous Game: Lost to Richmond, 14-9
Spotlight: Freshman attackman Jordan Galloway and sophomore attackman Brian Tregoning each scored two goals. Junior attackman Mike Doughty (Glenelg), senior attackman Brett Baucia (Archbishop Spalding) and senior attackman Jack Thomas (Severna Park) each had a goal.
Next Up: Visits Binghamton March 26

7. Mount St. Mary’s (3-6)
Previous Game: Lost to St. Joseph’s, 19-6
Spotlight: Senior midfielder Jake Krieger (John Carroll) had a goal and two assists for the Mountaineers, who lost their fourth consecutive game. Carter Page scored five goals and Levi Anderson and Tucker Brown had two goals apiece for the Hawks.
Next Up: Visits Sacred Heart March 26


Team of the Week

St. Mary’s College of Maryland
The Seahawks (7-1) took down in-state rival Washington College, 15-12, on Saturday, March 19. Freshman attackman Aiden Doyle (Broadneck) scored five goals for St. Mary’s, which scored five straight goals in the third quarter to put the game away. The Seahawks next take on Hilbert on Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. Their only loss is to nationally ranked Lynchburg.

Player of the Week

McDaniel Junior Attackman/Midfielder Nick DeLoriers
The junior from John Carroll had five goals and six assists to lead the visiting Green Terror to a 20-2 victory against Alvernia. He has 15 goals and seven assists on the season.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Navy Athletics

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