The nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, is well-represented in Inside Lacrosse’s Under Armour preseason national power rankings.
Garden City, a 2010 Class B New York finalist, checks in at No. 2 behind top-ranked Pennsylvania’s Haverford. Darien, the six-time Connecticut Class M state champs, is No. 3. Darien faces Haverford in the Checking for Cancer Classic in what should be, well, a classic.
The teams that have met for the CHSAA championship six straight years are ranked No. 4 (St. Anthony’s) and No. 6 (Chaminade), respectively.
Salisbury (Conn.) checks in at No. 7.
Other Long Island teams are well-represented, including two-time New York Class C state champ Manhasset (No. 15) and West Islip (No. 17), which has won four New York Class A state titles the last five years, as well as Ward Melville (No. 18), Smithtown West (No. 20) and Cold Spring Harbor (No. 22).
John Jay drew the No. 21 ranking.
You can view all the rankings by clicking here.
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