Another boys lacrosse season is upon us and we here at The Post unveil our first-ever NYC rankings.
NYSAISAA champion Poly Prep sits at No. 1 with plenty back from a team that was red hot to end the year. NYCHSAA ‘AA’ winner Fordham Prep is second with a defense that could be the best in the city. The Ivy League has proven to be the cream of the crop as far as lacrosse is concerned in the five boroughs, but No. 5 Midwood has been the most successful PSAL program and it looks for a second straight city title.
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1. Poly Prep
Goalie Dylan Moser and Poly Prep start the season No. 1 in The Post's NYC rankings.
The Blue Devils will look to win consecutive NYSAISAA. title. They will do so with a strong crop of returnees led by sensation midfielders Hugo Francis and Max Goupit, along with goalie Dylan Moser back in net.
2. Fordham Prep
The Rams feature arguably the best player in the city in All-American attack Ben Andreycak, who will lead an inexperienced offense. Defense will be the key starting with J.C. Sullivan and goalie Conor Gowan could be key to a CHSAA ‘AA’ state title run.
Coach Keith Bergin’s team was the class of New York City for nearly a decade before two sub-.500 seasons the last two years. With Tanner Morris and Grady Smith back this could be the year they return to that level.
The Bronx school will look to break through to the NYSAISAA final after two straight losses in the semifinals. Davis Karp, Harry Whitney and Hal Press led an inexperienced defense. Coach T.J. Barnett’s offense will need time to jell.
5. Mount St. Michael
The Mount is coming off its first ever CHSAA ‘A’ title and returns a strong core in search of a second straight crown. Attack Mike McEnaney will be the team’s main go-to scoring threat and Matt Visintin is expected to help facilitate the offense.
Midwood is young, but there is a championship pedigree at the Brooklyn school, which won last year’s PSAL city title. Goalie Billy Ardamis was the hero of that final and will be back in net again this season.
The Manhattan school reached a new level of success last year, but lost a core group of seniors. The Tigers left a feeling of winning behind that star attack Adam Philipps and superb midfielder Ben Vallimare will try to recapture.
Tottenville wants to erase the memory of last season where it felt it didn’t play well in a PSAL ‘A’ title game loss to Midwood. Hobart-bound Kenny Coughlin and fellow senior Cody Rivera will lead what could be a dynamic offense.
9. Monsignor Farrell
The Lions fell to Mount St. Michael in last year’s CHSAA Class A final and want to get back there and claim the crown. Goalie Joe Lio and James Anderson and Vincent DiMare lead what should be a solid defense.
10. Horace Mann
The Lions are in for a rebuilding season in coach Greg Quilty’s mind with few upperclassmen back. There is plenty of talent though with Ben Fox, Bennett Heller and Paul Tetenbaum at attack.
On the bubble: Cardozo, New Dorp, St. Joseph by the Sea and Xaverian
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