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Local Men's Lacrosse Power Rankings: Week Nine

April 16, 2018
Here are this week's local men's lacrosse power rankings: 

Division I

1. Maryland (10-1) -- Senior midfielder Connor Kelly made another strong case for national Player of the Year with four goals and four assists to lead the No. 1 Terps to a 11-10 victory against No. 7 Rutgers April 15. Kelly joined Matt Rambo (2014-2017) and Joe Walters (2003-2006) as the only players in program history to have 60 points in a single-season. 
Local Standout: Freshman faceoff specialist Justin Shockey (Landon) and redshirt freshman midfielder Logan Wisnauskas (Boys' Latin) each had an assist and helped set the offense. 
Up Next: In a rematch of the 2017 NCAA Championship game, the Terps host Ohio State at 2 p.m. April 22. 

2. Loyola (9-3) -- The 10th-ranked Greyhounds drubbed Boston University, 23-9, in the Patriot League play April 14. Loyola took control of the game with a 16-2 run. 
Local Standout: Senior attackman Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) had nine points (three goals, six assists).
Up Next: The Greyhounds can clinch the Patriot League regular-season championship with a victory against visiting Army at 7 p.m. April 20.

3. Johns Hopkins (8-3) -- The fourth-ranked Blue Jays snapped a seven-game winning streak with a 14-12 setback to No. 15 Penn State April 14. Visiting Johns Hopkins trailed 10-5 at the half. Senior attackman Shack Stanwick (Boys' Latin) was injured during a collision in front of the goal and did not register a point, ending his school-record 58-game point-scoring streak 
Local Standout: Sophomore attackman Cole Williams (Loyola Blakefield) had two goals and three assists. 
Up Next: Johns Hopkins travels to Michigan for a noon game April 21. 

4. Navy (8-4) -- The No. 17 Midshipmen took down archrival Army, 9-8, in the annual Star Game at Michie Stadium April 14 before 15,033 -- the second-largest crowd to watch an Army-Navy men's lacrosse game at one of the participating institutions. Senior attackman Chris Hill and junior midfielder Ryan Wade combined for five goals. The win assured Navy will earn at least a share of the Patriot League's regular-season crown. 
Local Standout: Junior midfielder Greyson Torain (DeMatha) had a key early goal.
Up Next: The Midshipmen travel to Syracuse for the final regular-season game at 2 p.m. April 21. 

5. UMBC (4-7) -- The Retrievers picked up another big win, knocking off host Binghamton, 5-2, April 14. UMBC won two games in a row for the first time this season.
Local Standout: Junior midfielder Billy Nolan (Arundel) had a pair of goals and junior midfielder Jack Andrews (St. Mary's) had two assists. 
Up Next: The Retrievers have their regular-season home finale against Hartford at noon April 21.

6. Towson (4-7) -- The Tigers suffered another deflating loss, falling to host Massachusetts, 8-4, April 14. Towson's NCAA Tournament hopes are fading. 
Local Standout: Junior attackman/midfielder Timmy Monahan (Gonzaga) had a goal and an assist. 
Up Next: Towson hosts Delaware at noon April 21.

7. Mount St. Mary's (4-8) -- The Mountaineers snapped a four-game losing streak by beating visiting Hobart, 15-14, April 14. Sophomore attackman Brenden McCarthy led Mount St. Mary's with a goal and career-high six assists. 
Local Standout: Junior attackman Chris DiPretoro (Calverton) had four goals on 15 shots. 
Up Next: Mount St. Mary's plays at Saint Joseph's at 1 p.m. April 21.

Division III

1. Salisbury (11-3) -- The No. 11 Seagulls got a game-high four goals from sophomore attackman Griffin Moroney during a 20-10 victory against Mary Washington April 14. Junior midfielder Zach Pompea added a hat trick for Salisbury.
Local Standout: Junior midfielder Corey Gwin (Stephen Decatur) had three goals and an assist. 
Up Next: Salisbury plays at Marymount at 4 p.m. April 18. The Seagulls then host Frostburg in the annual Lax 4 Leukemia Youth Day game at 1 p.m. April 21.

2. Stevenson (6-6) -- The Mustangs evened their overall record with a 22-7 victory against Messiah April 14. Stevenson won for the sixth time in seven games and improved to 44-0 all-time in the MAC Commonwealth regular season. 
Local Standout: Sophomore midfielder Justin Burnette (Owings Mills) led Stevenson with 11 ground balls
Up Next: The Mustangs travel to Lebanon Valley for a 4 p.m. game April 18.

3. Washington College (7-4) -- The Shoremen lost to Haverford, 9-7, April 11. Washington held the Fords scoreless in the fourth quarter but could not overcome the deficit. 
Local Standout: Senior attackman Peter Jacobs (Broadneck) led the Shoremen with two goals.
Up Next: Washington hosts Muhlenberg at 7 p.m. April 17.

4. Frostburg (9-6) -- The Bobcats extended their winning streak to five games with a 12-6 victory against St. Mary's April 14. Senior attackman Nate Collins led Frostburg with four goals.
Local Standout: Senior midfielder Adam Gross (Northern) had two goals and three assists.
Up Next: The Bobcats host No. 2 York at 6 p.m. April 18.

5. Hood (7-4) -- The Blazers snapped a three-game skid with a 16-15 overtime victory against Arcadia April 14. 
Local Standout: Freshman midfielder Bentley LeBarron (La Plata) had the game-winner with 3:18 left in overtime.
Up Next: The Blazers travel to Messiah for a 7 p.m. game April 18.

6. Goucher (7-6) -- The Gophers fell to Susquehanna, 17-7, April 14. Sophomore midfielder Andrew Sade led Goucher with three goals. 
Local Standout: Sophomore attackman Matt Woodson (McDonogh) had a goal and two ground balls.
Up Next: Goucher hosts Catholic in a Landmark Conference matchup at 4 p.m. April 18.

7. McDaniel (6-8) -- The Green Terror lost their fifth straight game, falling to Muhlenberg, 16-7, April 14. Sophomore attackman Sam Mutz led McDaniel with three goals. 
Local Standout: Sophomore attackman Carson Marshall (Glenelg) had three assists. 
Up Next: McDaniel hosts Swarthmore at noon April 21.

8. St. Mary's (4-11) -- The Seahawks fell to host Frostburg, 12-6, April 14, extending their losing streak to three games.
Local Standout: Junior midfielder Ray LaPlaca (Calverton) had two goals.
Up Next: The Seahawks hosts Wesley at 4 p.m. April 18.

Photo Credit: Amanda Keovongmanysar/Loyola Athletics