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

Towson Senior Attackman James Avanzato
The Maryland transfer scored a career-high four goals with one assist in a key 13-12 victory against Drexel. He has 19 goals and 18 assists on the season. It was Avanzato’s second hat trick since March 11 at Saint Joseph’s.

1. Maryland (9-0)
Previous Game: Defeated Michigan, 20-12
Spotlight: Fifth-year attackman Logan Wisnauskas (Boys’ Latin) had three goals and three assists. He now has 200 career points, just two behind Jared Bernhardt as the program’s all-time leading scorer. Sophomore attackman Owen Murphy had four goals, graduate attackman Keegan Khan (three goals, three assists) posted his third straight hat trick and graduate midfielder Jonathan Donville earned his sixth hat trick of the year for the surging Terrapins.
This Week’s National Ranking: No. 1
Next Up: Hosts No. 4 Rutgers April 10

2. Loyola (4-5)
Previous Game: Defeated Holy Cross, 16-8
Spotlight: Junior attackman Joey Kamish and graduate attackman Kevin Lindley each scored four goals for the Greyhounds, who had a 35-18 advantage in ground balls. Graduate attackman Aidan Olmstead notched the 100th goal of his career. He is one of just three players in school history to tally both 100 goals and 100 assists in a career, joining Gary Hanley and Pat Spencer.
This Week’s National Ranking: Votes
Next Up: Visits Navy April 9

3. Navy (6-4)
Previous Game: Lost to No. 13 Boston University, 17-9
Spotlight: The Terriers opened the game with eight consecutive goals and the Midshipmen were never able to recover. Senior attackman Nick Cole, sophomore attackman Jon Jarosz and sophomore midfielder Dane Swanson scored two goals each for Navy, which had a season-high 23 turnovers.
Next Up: Hosts Loyola April 9

4. Johns Hopkins (5-6)
Previous Game: Lost to No. 4 Rutgers, 12-7
Spotlight: Senior faceoff specialist Matt Narewski was 14 of 23 on faceoffs with 11 ground balls, but the Blue Jays could not overcome a seven-goal first-half deficit. Graduate midfielder Jack Keogh was the only multi-point scorer for Johns Hopkins with two goals.
This Week’s National Ranking: Votes
Next Up: Visits No. 9 Ohio State April 9

5. Towson (4-6)
Previous Game: Defeated Drexel, 13-12
Spotlight: Senior midfielder Alex Reid (Loyola Blakefield) scored the game-winner with 2:13 left in the game. Redshirt senior goalie Shane Brennan had 16 saves. It was a closely contested game with six ties and seven lead changes.
Next Up: Hosts No. 20 UMass April 9

6. Mount St. Mary’s (4-7)
Previous Game: Lost to Merrimack 14-9.
Spotlight: Senior midfielders Jake Krieger (three goals, two assists) and Kadin Kightlinger (two goals) led the way for the Mountaineers. Mount St. Mary’s has allowed 10 or more goals in seven games this season.
Next Up: Hosts LIU April 9

7. UMBC (2-5)
Previous Game: Lost to Vermont 12-3.
Spotlight: Senior attackman Brett Baucia (Archbishop Spalding) and freshman attackmen Kevin Doughty (Glenelg) and Jordan Galloway scored for the Retrievers, who have lost three straight. UMBC was held scoreless during the first three quarters.
Next Up: Hosts UAlbany April 9


Team of the Week

The top-ranked Sea Gulls knocked off in-state rival Stevenson, 15-12. Salisbury pulled away early in the fourth quarter with three consecutive goals, including one from freshman attackman/midfielder Brice Bromwell, to push the lead back to 15-9. The Mustangs scored the final three goals, including a behind-the-back tally from junior midfielder Josh Brannan, but Salisbury held on for the victory.

Player of the Week

Salisbury Senior Attackman Logan Posner
The St. Paul’s graduate had six assists in the victory against Stevenson. He has 25 goals and 28 assists in 11 games this season.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Towson Athletics

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