Todd Karpovich shares his final power rankings of the season 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 alum was named MVP of the Big Ten tournament after scoring four goals and posting three assists during a 17-7 victory against Rutgers in the title game. Wisnauskas earned his 37th career hat trick, a program record at Maryland. He finished with eight goals and six assists during the tournament.

1. Maryland (14-0)
Previous Game: Defeated Rutgers, 17-7, in the Big Ten championship game
Spotlight: The top-ranked Terrapins won their fourth tournament title and second in a row. Maryland heads into the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. Fifth-year midfielder Anthony DeMaio finished with four goals and two assists against the Scarlet Knights, earning his second consecutive hat trick in the Big Ten tournament. Graduate midfielder Jonathan Donville had a goal and three assists. Sophomore midfielder Jack Koras and sophomore attackman Eric Malever each had a pair of goals.
Next Up: Hosts the winner of Vermont-Manhattan in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, May 15

2. Navy (9-6)
Previous Game: Lost to Lehigh, 14-8, in the Patriot League quarterfinals
Spotlight: Junior midfielder Patrick Skalniak had three goals and an assist against the Mountain Hawks, while freshman attackman Henry Tolker and sophomore midfielder Max Hewitt each had a goal and two assists. The Midshipmen finished the year with five players posting 30 or more points for the first time. Junior goalie Pat Ryan made 10 saves and finished the season with 158, which ranks 20th on Navy’s single-season leaderboard.
Next Up: Season over

3. Loyola (8-8)
Previous Game: Lost to Army, 14-13, in the Patriot League semifinals
Spotlight: Army scored twice in less than 90 seconds late in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory at Boston University. Junior midfielder Evan James had four points (three goals and an assist), while graduate attackman Kevin Lindley scored three times for the Greyhounds. Lindley ended his career with 196 goals (Loyola and Patriot League records and ninth in Division I history). Graduate attackman Aidan Olmstead is the third player in school history to post 200 or more points and have 100-plus goals and more than 100 assists.
Next Up: Season over

4. Johns Hopkins (7-9)
Previous Game: Lost to Maryland, 16-11, in the Big Ten semifinals
Spotlight: Senior midfielder Garrett Degnon (DeMatha) finished with a team-high four goals against the Terps and finished the season with a team-best 40. Junior midfielder Jacob Angelus tied his career high with three goals, as he notched his second career hat trick. Four different Blue Jays combined to go 15-of-29 on faceoffs, with senior Matt Narewski (10-of-20) and sophomore Tyler Dunn (5-of-6) doing most of the work.
Next Up: Season over

5. Towson (7-9)
Previous Game: Lost to Delaware, 11-6, in the CAA championship
Spotlight: Fifth-year attackman Luke Shilling had two goals and two assists for Towson, which could not keep pace with the Blue Hens at Drexel. Junior attackman Tye Kurtz scored six goals to lead the top-seeded Blue Hens, who advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011.
Next Up: Season over

6. UMBC (6-7)
Previous Game: Lost to Vermont, 13-11, in the America East championship
Spotlight: Junior attackman Kevin Doughty scored two goals, including a goal that cut the lead to 11-10 before the host Catamounts closed out the game. Sophomore attackman Brian Tregoning had three goals and freshman attackman Josh Tang scored twice for UMBC, which was playing in its eighth America East title game.
Next Up: Season over

7. Mount St. Mary’s (5-10)
Previous Game: Idle
Next Up: Season over


Team of the Week

St. Mary’s College of Maryland
The Seahawks defeated SUNY-Morrisville, 13-5, to win the United East Tournament championship. Freshman attackman Aiden Doyle and senior midfielder Noah Kellner each finished with three goals and one assist for St. Mary’s, which finished the season 14-4. Senior goalie Kyrle Preis (Loyola Blakefield) was named tournament MVP after finishing with 17 saves in two contests, including 13 in the title game.

Player of the Week

Salisbury Sophomore Midfielder Jack Dowd
The 6-foot-5 midfielder from Florida had four goals and two assists in the Sea Gulls’ 15-10 victory against No. 1 Christopher Newport in the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference championship. The Captains (16-1) had handed Salisbury (18-1) its only regular-season loss. It is the 24th conference championship in Sea Gulls history. Salisbury awaits its next opponent in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament May 14.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maryland Athletics

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