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Local Men's Lacrosse Power Rankings: Week 12

May 7, 2018
Here are this week's local men's lacrosse power rankings: 

Division I

1. Maryland (12-3) -- The Terps fell short in their bid for a third consecutive Big Ten tournament championship, losing to Johns Hopkins, 13-10, May 5. Senior midfielder Connor Kelly became the second player in program history to total 40 goals and 30 assists in a season, joining Matt Rambo (2016 and 2017). 
Local Standout: Freshman Justin Shockey (Landon) won 10 of 19 faceoffs. 
Up Next: Despite the loss, Maryland was selected as the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament for the third consecutive season. The Terps, who received an at-large bid, will host the winner of Canisius and Robert Morris at noon May 13.

2. Johns Hopkins (11-4) -- The Blue Jays earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by beating the Terps, 13-10, in the Big Ten tournament championship game. It was Johns Hopkins second Big Ten tournament championship and first since 2015.
Local Standout: Sophomore attackman Cole Williams (Loyola Blakefield) had five goals in the title game.
Up Next: Johns Hopkins earned a five seed and will host Georgetown (12-4) in the first round at 5 p.m. May 13. The winner of the Johns Hopkins-Georgetown first-round game will advance to the NCAA quarterfinals at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 19 and play the winner of the Duke-Villanova game. 

3. Loyola (12-3) -- The Greyhounds earned their third-straight automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a 15-8 victory against Lehigh University in the Patriot League championships April 29.
Up Next: Loyola will host Virginia (12-5) in the first round at 7:15 p.m.  May 12. The Cavaliers beat Loyola, 13-12, in the double overtime in the season opener Feb. 10. 

4. Navy (9-5) -- The Midshipmen's 10-9 overtime loss to Lehigh in the semifinals of the Patriot League tournament proved to be devastating as they were left out of the NCAA Tournament. 
Up Next: Season over.

5. Towson (7-8) -- The Tigers beat Delaware in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinals but fell to top-seeded UMass, 12-8, in the championship game. 
Local Standout: Junior midfielder Grant Maloof (South River) and junior attackman Johnny Giuffreda (Loyola Blakefield) scored two goals apiece.
Up Next: Season over.

6. UMBC (5-8) -- Season over.

7. Mount St. Mary's (5-9) -- Season over.

Division III

1. Salisbury (16-3) -- The Seagulls upset No. 2 York, 11-8, in the Capital Athletic Conference championship game May 5. Salisbury earned an automatic bid for the 2018 NCAA Division III Lacrosse Tournament. It is the programs 30th straight and 36th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Seagulls have also won 21 conference titles 
Local Standout: Sophomore goalie Brandon Warren (Calvert Hall) had three saves. 
Up Next: The No. 7 Seagulls received a first-round bye and will play the winner of Eastern/Morrisville State May 9. 

2. Stevenson (12-6) -- The top-seeded Mustangs beat Widener University, 12-6, in the title game of the 2018 Mid-American Conference Commonwealth tournament May 5. Stevenson won its sixth-consecutive MAC Commonwealth title and earned the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Local Standout: Sophomore midfielder Justin Burnette (Owings Mills) had six ground balls.
Up Next: The Mustangs travel to Ithaca (15-3) for the second round at 4 p.m. May 9. 

3. Goucher (10-7) -- The third-seeded Gophers lost to second-seeded Elizabethtown, 9-5, in the Landmark Conference tournament semifinals May 2. 
Local Standout: Junior attackman Zephan Harnish (Walkersville) scored a goal. 
Up Next: Season over.

4. Washington College (8-7) -- Season over.

5. Frostburg (10-9) -- The Bobcats lost, 16-8, to No. 2 York in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament semifinals May 1. 
Local Standout: Senior midfielder Keegan Colegrove (Dulaney) had two goals.
Up Next: Season over.

6. Hood (8-7) -- Season over. 

7. McDaniel (6-10) -- Season over.

8. St. Mary's (5-12) -- Season over.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maryland Athletics