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

Maryland Graduate Attackman Keegan Khan
The graduate transfer from Villanova scored four first-half goals and added an assist in an 18-7 victory against Penn State. It was the second straight week that Khan scored four goals. He has 13 goals and 13 assists on the season.

1. Maryland (8-0)
Previous Game: Beat Penn State 18-7.
Spotlight: Sophomore attackman Eric Malever had three goals and two assists, senior midfielder Kyle Long scored three goals and sophomore midfielder Jack Koras had his first first-career multi-goal game with two scores for the Terrapins. Fifth-year attackman Logan Wisnauskas (Boys’ Latin) had a goal and a season-best four assists for Maryland, which scored 13 straight goals through the second and third quarters.
This Week’s National Ranking: No. 1
Next Up: Visits Michigan April 2

2. Loyola (3-5)
Previous Game: Lost to No. 13 Army, 14-12
Spotlight: Graduate faceoff specialist Bailey Savio became the Patriot League and Loyola’s career record-holder in faceoffs won, eclipsing the mark of 709 his brother Graham totaled in his tenure with the Greyhounds, who fell just short against the Black Knights. Savio went 18 of 29 to raise his faceoff win total to 714. Last week, he became the Patriot League’s all-time leader in ground balls and now has 415 in his career after scooping up 10 against Army.
This Week’s National Ranking: Votes
Next Up: Visits Holy Cross April 2

3. Navy (6-3)
Previous Game: Defeated Holy Cross, 14-8
Spotlight: Freshman attackman Henry Tolker (Loyola Blakefield) scored four goals to pace the Midshipmen against winless Holy Cross. Senior attackman Nick Cole had two goals and four assists, while senior faceoff specialist Jon Jarosz (Severn) added a hat trick.
This Week’s National Ranking: Votes
Next Up: Visits Boston University April 2

4. Johns Hopkins (5-5)
Previous Game: Defeated Michigan, 15-12
Spotlight: Junior midfielder Jacob Angelus had three goals and four assists, while senior midfielder Garrett Degnon (DeMatha) also had a hat trick for the Blue Jays, who went on a 6-1 run that turned a 4-2 deficit into an 8-5 second-quarter lead. Johns Hopkins forced 20 turnovers.
This Week’s National Ranking: Votes
Next Up: Hosts No. 5 Rutgers April 3

5. Towson (3-6)
Previous Game: Lost to No. 17 Denver, 12-9
Spotlight: Fifth-year attackman Luke Shilling (Boys’ Latin) and junior attackman Nick DeMaio (Maryland transfer) scored two goals apiece for the Tigers, who held a 7-3 lead at the break. Redshirt sophomore goalie Evan Long (McDonogh) had 19 saves for Towson.
Next Up: Visits Drexel April 2

6. UMBC (2-4)
Previous Game: Lost to Binghamton, 12-8
Spotlight: Senior attackman Brett Baucia (Archbishop Spalding) scored all three of his goals in the second half, but the Retrievers could not overtake Binghamton. Freshman attackman Mike Doughty (Glenelg) had three assists for UMBC.
Next Up: Visits Vermont April 2

7. Mount St. Mary’s (4-6)
Previous Game: Defeated Sacred Heart, 14-13
Spotlight: Sophomore goalie Griffin McGinley tied a career-high with 21 saves to lead the Mountaineers, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Senior midfielder Connor McMahon scored the game-winner off an assist from his brother, Jared.
Next Up: Visits Merrimack April 2


Team of the Week

Hood College
The Blazers improved to 5-3 with an 11-10 overtime win against Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham. Robbie Wiley scored three times, including the game-tying and game-winning goals for Hood.

Player of the Week

Goucher Senior Midfielder Jared Halverson
Halverson had four goals and four assists to lead the host Gophers, who picked up their second win of the season. Halverson has 15 goals and seven assists in 10 games this season.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maryland Athletics

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