Preseason top 15

Boys Lacrosse

High schools

Spring preview

March 21, 2003

1. Boys' Latin

Last season: 20-2, ranked No.1

Back from a team that won Bob Shriver's fifth title in 23 coaching seasons are All-Metros Trey Sheain (goalie) and J.R. Stahl (defense), midfielders Alex Smith, Zeno Zennaro, Adam Hagelin and Ryan Walterhoefer, attackman Drew Peace and defender Duncan Swanston.

2. Loyola

Last season: 17-3, No. 2

Jack Crawford has replaced John Tucker, who will be his assistant. But second-team All-Metro A Ben Rubeor, a strong midfield and nearly everyone else returns from last year's MIAA runners-up.

3. Gilman

Last season: 8-8, No. 4

There are nine returning starters for the MIAA semifinalist.

4. Severn

Last season: 13-8, No. 6

Last year's MIAA quarterfinalist is sending nine of its 13 college-bound players to top Division I programs.

5. St. Mary's

Last season: 12-8, No. 3

The Saints look to surpass last year's MIAA semifinal effort.

6. Calvert Hall

Last season: 11-9, No. 7

Under-19 middie Nick Williams, faceoff specialist Matt Eckerl and second-team All-Metro attack Kevin Huntley make the Cardinals go in the MIAA.

7. St. Paul's

Last season: 7-10, No. 11

Look for the MIAA's Crusaders to rebound.

8. McDonogh

Last season: 14-9, No. 5

Defender Darren Ohiokpehia, midfielder Travis Holmes and attack Tyler Kelly form the backbone of last year's MIAA quarterfinalist.

9. Dulaney

Last season: 16-2, No. 9

The Lions pursue an unprecedented fourth straight 4A-3A crown.

10. Severna Park

Last season: 14-5, No. 10

Talent abounds for last year's 4A-3A runner-up.

11. Centennial

Last season: 17-2, No. 14

Second-team All-Metro attackman Mike Down (47 goals, 22 assists) helps to make the Eagles a favorite to repeat as 2A-1A state champs.

12. South River

Last season: 12-6, unranked

The Anne Arundel County runner-up have a host of returnees.

13. Fallston

Last season: 12-5, No. 13

The Harford County champs are led by attack-middie Adam Wade (30 goals, 11 assists).

14. Mount St. Joseph

Last season: 10-8, No. 8

Defenders Brandon Mathias and Matt Sparks, attackman Brian Gargan and goalie Tom Scherr make the Gaels an MIAA stalwart.

15. Park

Last season: 14-3, unranked

There are 13 returnees from a team that lost the MIAA B title game by a goal.

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