Here are this week's local men's lacrosse power rankings:
1. Maryland (No. 3 nationally, 8-1)
Previous Game: Defeated then-No. 19 North Carolina, 16-9
Spotlight: Sophomores Logan Wisnauskas (Boys' Latin) and Anthony DeMaio each scored four goals.
Next Up: Hosts No. 1 Penn State March 31
2. Towson (No. 11, 5-3)
Previous Game: Lost to then-No. 13 Denver, 7-6
Spotlight: Senior Timmy Monahan (Gonzaga) scored a pair of goals, and junior Tyler Canto had 11 saves.
Next Up: Hosts Hofstra in CAA opener March 30
3. Loyola (No. 6, 6-2)
Previous Game: Defeated Bucknell, 12-7
Spotlight: Senior Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) had five goals and three assists. His 322 career points rank sixth all time in NCAA Division I lacrosse.
Next Up: Hosts Colgate March 30
4. Johns Hopkins (No. 20, 4-4)
Previous Game: Lost to then-No. 9 Virginia, 16-11
Spotlight: Freshman Joey Epstein (Landon) had a season-high five goals.
Next Up: At Michigan March 30
5. Mount St. Mary's (5-5)
Previous Game: Defeated Robert Morris, 14-11
Spotlight: Senior Chris DiPretoro finished with three goals; junior Brendan Doyle (Loyola Blakefield) scored twice.
Next Up: Hosts Sacred Heart March 30
6. Navy (4-4)
Previous Game: Lost to then-No. 15 Lehigh, 15-8
Spotlight: Senior Ryan Wade had three goals and an assist.
Next Up: At Holy Cross March 30
7. UMBC (1-6)
Previous Game: Lost to Stony Brook, 14-7
Spotlight: Junior Brett McIntyre scored three goals.
Next Up: Hosts Lafayette March 30
1. Salisbury (No. 1 nationally, 9-0)
Previous Game: Defeated Geneseo, 18-3
Spotlight: Junior Josh Melton had five goals and six assists for a career-high 11 points.
Next Up: At Cabrini March 27
2. Hood (7-0)
Previous Game: Defeated Chatham, 10-5
Spotlight: Sophomore Gavin Combe finished with three goals and two assists.
Next Up: At Stevenson March 27
3. Frostburg (7-1)
Previous Game: Defeated Widener, 12-11
Spotlight: Junior Michael Sipes had three goals; juniors Paul Ruppert (Severna Park) and Jordan Edwards (Patuxent) and freshman Matthew Ward each scored twice.
Next Up: At Elizabethtown March 26
4. St. Mary's (7-4)
Previous Lost to Muhlenberg, 10-7
Spotlight: Senior Ray LaPlaca and junior Erich Wuesthoff had two goals apiece, while freshman Abe Hubbard had two assists.
Next Up: At Southern Virginia March 30
5. Stevenson (1-6)
Previous Game: Lost to No. 3 Tufts, 19-7
Spotlight: Freshman Shane Ford (Blue Ridge School) had a pair of goals.
Next Up: Hosts Hood March 27
6. Goucher (4-5)
Previous Game: Lost to Moravian, 14-7
Spotlight: Senior Mason Gorman and freshman Rashaan Evans (Parkside) had two goals apiece.
Next Up: Hosts Elizabethtown March 30
7. Washington College (2-5)
Previous Game: Lost to No. 10 Dickinson, 19-14
Spotlight: Senior Casey Grieves (Sts. Peter & Paul) scored five goals and added an assist.
Next Up: Hosts No. 8 Ursinus March 27
8. McDaniel (2-7)
Previous Game: Lost to Haverford, 11-10
Spotlight: Sophomore Micah Brooks (Cambridge South Dorchester) had three goals and junior Carson Marshall (Glenelg) had five assists.
Next Up: Hosts No. 8 Dickinson March 27
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maryland Athletics