GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 Lacrosse Poll: Darien No. 1, No. 2 Greenwich moves up

The 2013-14 Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 lacrosse poll
Team (Record)(1st place) Points Last

1. Darien (4-0) (8)

123

1

Last week: Defeated Fairfield Ludlowe 14-2 and Manhassett (NY) 7-4.
Bottom line: Yale-bound goalie Phil Huffard has the Blue Wave rolling.

2. Greenwich (5-0) (5)

121

T4

Last week: Defeated Ridgefield 8-7, Wilton 18-7 and St. Joseph 17-2 .
Bottom line: The Cardinals have been taking no prisoners early in the season.

3. Ridgefield (3-1)

96

2

Last week: Defeated Fairfield Warde 8-4 and Garden City (NY) and lost 8-7 to Greenwich.
Bottom line: Led by Will Bonaparte, the Tigers have the depth to compete with anyone.

4. New Canaan (4-1)

89

T4

Last week: Defeated Wilton 14-8, Westhill 14-3 and Danbury 16-2 .
Bottom line: The Rams are 4-0 against state competition.

5. Fairfield Prep (3-1)

87

3

Last week: Defeated Shelton 18-6 and Notre Dame-West Haven 18-4.
Bottom line: Two-time defending L champ Prep has outscored opponents 58-21.

6. Staples (5-0)

59

10

Last week: Defeated Fairfield Warde 9-1, St. John the Baptist (NY) 9-7 and Norwalk 14-8.
Bottom line: Another strong FCIAC team that is tough on both ends of the field.

7. Simsbury (4-0)

52

7

Last week: Defeated Barlow 8-6.
Bottom line: Trojans are 18-2 in their last 20 games going back to last season.

8. McMahon (4-0)

33

NR

Last week: Defeated Danbury 7-5, Glastonbury 5-3 and Trumbull 10-3.
Bottom line: McMahon is another of the many FCIAC teams cookin’ like Betty Crocker this season.

9. Barlow (4-2)

19

8

Last week: Defeated New Fairfield 6-5, Glastonbury 9-8 and Masuk 19-4 and lost 8-6 to Simsbury.
Bottom line: Falcons are on a three-game win streak thanks to some solid defense.

10. Wilton (2-3)

13

6

Last week: Lost 14-8 to New Canaan, 18-7 to Greenwich and 12-8 to John Jay (NY).
Bottom line: Warriors’ tough schedule has them dropping fast in the Top 10 poll.
Dropped out: Weston (9).
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.
Others receiving votes: Glastonbury (1-2) 5; Amity (4-0) 5; Newtown (4-1) 4; Weston (3-2) 4; East Lyme (4-0) 3; South Windsor (3-0) 1; St. Joseph (3-1) 1 .
The following voted: Brian Adkins, Foran coach and Connecticut secondary schools assistant liaison to U.S. Lacrosse; Mary Albl, Fairfield Minuteman; George Baldassare, Laxpower.com director of high school boys lacrosse; Frank Barron, Connecticut secondary schools assistant liaison to U.S. Lacrosse; Jeff Braimeier, Darien coach; Scott Hinchey, Glastonbury coach; Greg Lederer, Cheshire Herald; Joe Lombardi, LaxLessons.com; John Mathews, Weston coach; Dan Nowak, New Haven Register; John Nash, The Hour of Norwalk; Rich Pulisciano, Cheshire coach; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press.
Poll compiled by: Dan Nowak

Comments

  1. Thad says

    MacMahon is not a Top 10 team. Weston may go on a 2-3 game losing skid, real soon. All others are pretty solid.

  2. Paul McKenna says

    New Milford can score with real talant and have a good fogo. Will beat Weston and may beat Joal Barlow this year.

  3. Willie says

    “2013″ should be “last” . Darien appears to be a great team this year. Outstanding win over garden city. Very significant win for ct lacrosse. But Darien was not number 1 in 2013.

  4. James says

    The top 4 will be interchangeable all season long. Some great CT lacrosse teams in 2014. I think you nailed the top 7.

    However, Brien McMahon has no business in the top 10, Wilton has a losing record to this point and just got annihilated by Ridgfield 20-7.

    How about some love for the SCC teams? Mainly, Amity looks extremely talented across the board. Got to have them in there as they are 5-0, at least until they’re no longer undefeated. Xavier and North Haven will also show up in this poll as well as the season continues. Both may be just outside the top 10 at this point, but are deserving teams nonetheless.

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