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 Fifth-Year Attackman Logan Wisnauskas
The Boys’ Latin graduate finished with three goals and an assist in a 17-9 victory against Rutgers. Wisnauskas now has 292 career points, lifting him over Jared Bernhardt’s program-record of 290 points.
1. Maryland (10-0)
Previous Game: Defeated No. 7 Rutgers, 17-9
Spotlight: Graduate attackman Keegan Khan led the Terrapins with four goals and two assists. Wisnauskas and sophomore attackman Eric Malever, who had two goals and three assists, contributed as well. Maryland has won 10 games for the 19th straight season — an NCAA best, excluding the COVID-shortened 2020 season. The Terrapins have also won 22 consecutive regular-season games dating back to Feb. 18, 2020.
This Week’s National Ranking: No. 1
Next Up: Hosts No. 9 Ohio State April 16
2. Loyola (5-5)
Previous Game: Defeated Navy, 18-7
Spotlight: The Greyhounds flexed their muscle with a dominant performance against the Midshipmen. Junior midfielder Evan James scored four goals. Graduate attackmen Kevin Lindley and Aidan Olmstead and junior midfielder Adam Poitras had hat tricks for Loyola. The Greyhounds put the game away early with a 10-0 run.
This Week’s National Ranking: Votes
Next Up: Hosts No. 16 Boston University April 16
3. Towson (5-6)
Previous Game: Beat then-No 20 UMass, 12-9
Spotlight: The Tigers never trailed in a key Colonial Athletic Association matchup. A pair of Maryland transfers, senior attackman James Avanzato and junior midfielder Kyle Berkeley, scored three goals each for the Tigers, who are 2-0 in the conference for the first time since 2019. Redshirt senior goalie Shane Brennan had 16 saves.
Next Up: Visits Delaware April 16
4. Johns Hopkins (5-7)
Previous Game: Lost to No. 9 Ohio State, 12-10
Spotlight: Senior midfielder Garrett Degnon (DeMatha) finished with a hat trick, while graduate midfielder Jack Keogh and sophomore midfielder Ryan Evans scored two goals apiece for the Blue Jays, who were outscored 4-1 in the fourth quarter. Graduate goalie Josh Kirson had 10 saves for Johns Hopkins, which held the Buckeyes nearly three goals below their season scoring average.
Next Up: Hosts Penn State April 16
5. Navy (6-5)
Previous Game: Lost to Loyola, 18-7
Spotlight: The Midshipmen could not get anything going against the Greyhounds’ swarming defense. Junior midfielder Patrick Skalniak, who entered the game with 21 goals and 16 assists, was held to one goal. Senior attackman Nick Cole and sophomore midfielder Dane Swanson were second and third, respectively, on the team with 27 and 25 points prior to the Loyola game, but they had only one assist apiece. Freshman attackman Henry Tolker, who was second on the team with 17 goals scored, had just one assist.
Next Up: Visits Lafayette April 16
6. UMBC (3-5)
Previous Game: Defeated UAlbany, 16-7
Spotlight: Sophomore attackman Brian Tregoning had three goals and three assists, and junior attackman Mike Doughty (Glenelg) finished with two goals and four assists for the Retrievers, who snapped a three-game skid. UMBC’s 16 goals were a season high, while the defense contained the Great Danes.
Next Up: Visits UMass-Lowell April 16
7. Mount St. Mary’s (4-8)
Previous Game: Lost to Long Island, 14-10
Spotlight: Senior attackman Kyle DeCrispino (Mount Saint Joseph), graduate attackman Brendan Lantieri, senior attackman Jared McMahon and senior defensive middie Noah Daniels scored two goals apiece for the Mountaineers, who grabbed a 10-9 lead in the third quarter before allowing five straight goals to end the game.
Next Up: Visits Wagner April 16
Team of the Week
The visiting Mustangs knocked off Eastern, 13-12, and improve to 7-4 on the season and 3-0 in the Middle Atlantic Conference. Senior midfielders Shane Ford (four goals) and Josh Brannan (hat trick) led the way for Stevenson.
Player of the Week
Hood Freshman Midfielder Robbie Wiley
The York, Pa., native had three goals in a 10-5 win against Alvernia. Wiley, who played club ball for Koopers Lacrosse, has 23 goals and eight assists on the season.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maryland Athletics