By Chris Jastrembski
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/29/16
The TopLaxRecruits Preseason Mid-Atlantic Boys’ Rankings (last year’s recorods in parenthesis)
1. Haverford School (PA) 26-0
The Fords went 26-0 last year and were the No. 1 team. They lost a brilliant senior class, but still return ace senior Dox Aitken (Virginia) and enough talent to challenge for Inter-Ac and IA Challenge titles.
2. Victor (N.Y.) 22-0
The Blue Devils capped had a perfect season in 2015, winning the state class B title with a junior-laden team. They may be even better this year.
3. Gonzaga (DC) 18-3
The Purple Eagles are the clear favorite to repeat as DC WCAC champions.
4. St. Paul’s (MD) 13-6
The Crusaders should again challenge in the MIAA “A” Conference.
5. Hun School (N.J.) 17-1
The Raiders lost only to No. 1 Haverford School last year and will again be a force.
6. Calvert Hall (MD) 12-6
The Cardinals will challenge for an MIAA “A” title.
7. Chaminade (N.Y.) 13-2
The Flyers look to defend their CHSAA championship.
8. Bullis School (MD) 14-5
The Bulldogs will challenge in the DC IAC.
9. Smithtown East (N.Y.) 18-2
The Bulls reached the Long Island Class A championship last year and have the talent to go further.
(tie) 10. McDonogh School (MD) 14-5
The Eagles reached the MIAA “A” final last year and return as a co-favorite.
(tie) 10. Cold Spring Harbor (NY) 19-1
the Seahawks won the NY state Class C title last year and return a strong nucleus.
Under consideration: Bergen Catholic (N.J.) 18-6; Boys’ Latin (MD) 15-5; Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 23-0; Cazenovia (NY) 20-3; Delbarton (N.J.) 20-2; Episcopal Academy (PA) 14-7; Garden City (NY) 11-7; Georgetown Prep (MD) 13-4; Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) 18-2; Landon School (MD) 18-2; Loyola Blakefield (MD) 9-5; Lynbrook (N.Y.) 18-1; 18. Malvern Prep (PA) 13-10; Manhasset (N.Y.) 16-6; Massapequa (N.Y.) 17-1; Niskayuna (NY) 21-2; Northport (N.Y.) 17-2; Pittsford (N.Y.) 19-2; Sachem North (NY) 13-5; Salesianum School (DE) 16-3; Seton Hall Prep (NJ) 15-2; St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 12-4; Summit (NJ) 19-5; Syosset (NY) 18-2; Ward Melville (N.Y.) 17-3; West Genesee (N.Y.) 18-3.