Salesianum vs Cape Henlopen boys lacrosse photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Quick Stick: Preseason boys lacrosse rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

Salesianum vs Cape Henlopen boys lacrosse photo courtesy of Nick Halliday scaled

Salesianum vs Cape Henlopen boys lacrosse photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

The best part about the warm weather is the fact that the boys lacrosse season is about to kick off.  Will this be the year that we don’t have a Cape Henliopen vs Sallies championship game to end the season.  Those two are the early favorites but with both playing some national powers could the tournament see them on the same side of the bracket.  There are other teams that are ready to challenge those two teams and it is time to see if they are ready to challenge them.  Here is the Delaware Live Preseason Top 10.


No. 1 Sallies  The Sals won another State Championship last year and look to be solid again this year.  The Sals finished 10-4 in the regular season with all losses coming to teams ranked regionally and nationally.  This year’s schedule is loaded with national powerhouses plus 4 in-state teams ranked in the preseason top 6.


No. 2 Cape Henlopen  The Vikings had another typical year as they finished 12-3 and lost to Sallies in the championship.  They have a few tough out of state opponents plus Sallies, Friends, and Archmere.  


No. 3 Archmere. The Auks had another quality year finishing 12-3 with two of the losses to Sallies and Cape.  They fell to Cape in the quarters but return a lot of good starters from that team.  With Sallies and Cape on the schedule again along with some tough out of state opponents.


No. 4 Friends The Quakers return a lot of players from a team that went 13-2 and made a trip to the semifinals where they fell to Sallies.  The Quakers beefed up their non-conference schedule with Cape; Archmere and Caesar Rodney. 


No. 5 Caesar Rodney  The Riders went 11-4 last season and made it to the semifinals losing to rival Cape Henlopen.  They have a tough schedule with Cape, Sallies, Archmere, Friends, and Appoquinimink.


No. 6 Tatnall The Hornets had a resurgent season last year going 12-3 before losing to Friends in the quarterfinals.  They play their conference foes twice and non conference road games at Sallies and Cape this year. 


No. 7 Tower Hill  The Hillers went 11-4 in the regular season and fell in the quarterfinals to Sallies.  They play in the tough Independent conference and play Archmere and Saint Mark’s in the non-conference portion. 


No. 8 Middletown. The Cavs won the Flight A title and were 15-0 and lost in the quarters to Caesar Rodney.  They have Appoquinimink and Saint Mark’s on the schedule. 


No. 9 Appoquinimink  The Jags had a tough year last year going 8-7 and losing to Friends in the quarterfinals.  They play a tough schedule with games against Archmere, CR, Middletown and Saint Mark’s. 

No. 10 Saint Mark’s The Spartants had a fantastic season last year as they made the state tournament and a 10-5 record.  They play Tatnall, Tower Hill. Appoquinimink,l and Middletown this season.

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