There’s certainly no shortage of talent in the state of Connecticut when it comes to high school lacrosse.
Cheshire won the Class L state title last year, edging always strong Fairfield Prep 9-8. (Above, Cheshire is shown celebrating after that big win.)
Darien has won six straight Class M state championships and has an array of players bound for major D-I programs, including Eric Parnon (Maryland), Case Matheis (Duke) and Henry West (Cornell).
Greenwich is coming off a surprising run to the FCIAC title.
Ridgefield is just a year removed from winning its first county crown.
Traditional powers New Canaan, Wilton, Weston and New Fairfield are also strong contenders, as is upstart Staples.
Salisbury, Avon Old Farms, Brunswick and Westminster remain among the top private school programs in the entire Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.
There are also plenty of other strong squads outside Fairfield, including St. Joseph’s (Trumbull), Guilford, Glastonbury, Ledyard, Ellington, Simsbury and Newtown.
So there’s a lot to chew on as far as assessing who the top teams will be in 2011.
But don’t let that stop you, gang.
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