Bruins peaking heading into final week of regular season; St. Paul’s up to No. 2


by Derek Toney

With its legendary coach set to retire at season’s end, Broadneck High would love nothing more than to send him off with a championship. The Bruins are No. 10 in this week’s VSN Boys Lacrosse Top 20.

The Cape St. Claire school is 10-1 under Clay White, who’s stepping down after 32 seasons and five state championships at Broadneck. The Bruins host 14th-ranked Hereford Thursday evening in White’s final regular season home game.

Broadneck will face No. 9 Severna Park Anne Arundel County championship next week. No. 13 Marriotts Ridge can wrap up the Howard County crown with a victory over Mount Hebron Friday.

Bel Air rivals, C. Milton Wright and Patterson Mill, will decide the UCBAC Chesapeake crown Wednesday. The Baltimore County championship match will be Saturday at the US Lacrosse Complex in Sparks.

Calvert Hall is again No. 1, followed by St. Paul’s School, St. Mary’s, Gilman School and Boys’ Latin School. The Cardinals host St. Paul’s Tuesday afternoon in Towson in a MIAA A Conference first-place battle.

Pictured above: Broadneck coach Clay White, who’s retiring at the end of the season, gives his team instructions during a match earlier in the regular season. The Bruins are up to No. 10 in the newest VSN’s Boys Lacrosse Top 20.

 
Here is the entire 2019 VSN Boys Lacrosse Top 20 for week 6:

VSN BOYS LACROSSE TOP 20 POLL – WEEK 6

1. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE (12-1)

Previous rank: #1

Last week: The Cardinals defeated No. 4 Gilman School, 15-7, and Mount St. Joseph, 19-3.

This week: vs. No. 2 St. Paul’s School, Apr. 30; at No. 9 Archbishop Spalding, May 3

2. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL (10-2)

Previous rank: #3

Last week: The Crusaders defeated No. 9 Archbishop Spalding, 12-5.

This week: at No. 1 Calvert Hall College, Apr. 30; vs. No. 6 Loyola Blakefield, May 3

3. ST. MARY’S (9-5)

Previous rank: #2

Last week: The Saints defeated lost to then-No. 7 McDonogh School, 12-5, after a 14-6 victory over John Carroll School.

This week: vs. No. 16 Severn School, Apr. 30; vs. No. 18 Annapolis, May 1

 

4. GILMAN SCHOOL (8-5)

Previous rank: #4

Last week: The Greyhounds lost to No. 1 Calvert Hall College, 15-7, and defeated then-No. 6 Loyola Blakefield, 14-13.

This week: vs. John Carroll School, Apr. 30; at No. 5 Boys’ Latin School, May 4

5. BOYS’ LATIN SCHOOL (9-5)

Previous rank: #5

Last week: The Lakers defeated Mount St. Joseph, 10-6, and No. 16 Severn School, 13-7.

This week: at No. 11 Archbishop Spalding, Apr. 30; vs. No. 4 Gilman School, May 4

6. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (9-4)

Previous rank: #7

Last week: The Eagles defeated then-No. 2 St. Mary’s, 12-5.

This week: vs. Mount St. Joseph, Apr. 30; at No. 16 Severn School, May 3 

7. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD (8-5)

Previous rank: #6

Last week: The Dons defeated No. 9 Archbishop Spalding, 14-4, and lost to No. 4 Gilman School, 14-13.

This week: at No. 2 St. Paul’s School, May 3

8. WESTMINSTER (11-0)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: The Owls defeated Ohio’s St. Edward, 20-5, and South Carroll, 17-3.

This week: vs. Kent Island, Apr. 29; at Fallston, May 2

9. SEVERNA PARK (11-1)

Previous rank: #10

Last week: The Falcons defeated Southern, 15-2, and then-No. 13 Hereford, 15-4.

This week: at South River, Apr. 30; at Old Mill, May 3

10. BROADNECK (10-1)

Previous rank: #11

Last week: The Bruins defeated South River, 17-10, and St. Mary’s Ryken, 14-8.

This week: at Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, Apr. 30; vs. No. 14 Hereford, May 2; at Northeast, May 3

11. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (7-8)

Previous rank: #9

Last week: The Cavaliers lost to then-No. 6 Loyola Blakefield, 14-4, and then-No. 3 St. Paul’s School, 12-5.

This week: vs. No. 5 Boys’ Latin School, Apr. 30; vs. No. 1 Calvert Hall College, May 3 

12. CENTURY (11-1)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: The Knights defeated Liberty, 10-5, and Winters Mill, 21-9.

This week: at Mount Hebron, Apr. 29; at Middletown, May 2

13. MARRIOTTS RIDGE (10-1)

Previous rank: #15

Last week: The Mustangs defeated River Hill, 15-3, and Atholton, 12-5.

This week: vs. No. 17 Dulaney, Apr. 29; at Mount Hebron, May 3

13. HEREFORD (8-3)

Previous rank: #14

Last week: The Bulls defeated Sparrows Point, 22-0, after a 15-4 loss to then-No. 10 Severna Park.

This week: at Franklin, May 1; at No. 10 Broadneck, May 2

14. TOWSON (8-3)

Previous rank: #14

Last week: The Generals defeated Franklin, 19-9, and Eastern Tech, 16-1.

This week: at Pikesville, May 1

16. SEVERN SCHOOL (4-11)

Previous rank: #16

Last week: The Admirals defeated John Carroll School, 10-4, and lost to No. 5 Boys’ Latin School, 13-7.

This week: at No. 3 St. Mary’s, Apr. 30; vs. No. 6 McDonogh School, May 3

17. DULANEY (10-2)

Previous rank: #17

Last week: The Lions defeated Franklin, 12-8.

This week: at No. 13 Marriotts Ridge, Apr. 29; vs. Eastern Tech, May 1

18. ANNAPOLIS (8-2)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: The Panthers defeated Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, 11-10.

This week: at No. 3 St. Mary’s, May 1; vs. South River, May 3

19. GLENELG (6-6)

Previous rank: #19

Last week: The Gladiators defeated Reservoir, 20-7, and Howard, 8-2.

This week: vs. Centennial, May 1; at River Hill, May 3

20. PATTERSON MILL (12-0)

Previous rank: #20

Last week: The Huskies defeated Bel Air, 9-8, and Harford Tech, 14-2.

This week: vs. C. Milton Wright, May 1; vs. Rising Sun, May 3