2015 Best Boys Lacrosse Program

Final Round Results

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FINAL ROUND RESULTS: 

Team Votes
Palo Verde Panthers  140,628
Appleton United  114,009
St. Margaret's Episcopal Tartans  32,141
Jesuit Dallas Rangers  29,842
Coronado Islanders  13,009
Sunset Apollos  9,502
Verona Wildcats  6,851
Glenbrook North Spartans  2,706
Niskayuna Silver Warriors  2,561
Pope Greyhounds  1,451

ROUND 2 RESULTS:

Group Winners Votes
Palo Verde (NV) 29,500
Appleton United (WI) 27,393
St. Margaret's Episcopal (CA) 25,742
Jesuit Dallas (TX) 25,436
Coronado (CA) 16,345
Niskayuna (NY) 5,313
Glenbrook (IL) 4,581
   
Wildcards Votes
Verona (WI) 24,685
Sunset (OR) 14,328
Pope (GA) 7,810

ROUND 1 RESULTS:

WINNERS
Chaparral Firebirds (Arizona) - 2,514
Brophy College Prep Broncos (Arizona) - 86
Monte Vista Mustangs (California - Northern) - 10,370
St. Ignatius Prep Wildcats (California - Northern) - 2,150
St. Margaret's Episcopal Tartans (California - Southern) - 23,950
Coronado Islanders (California - Southern) - 19,321
Cherry Creek Bruins (Colorado) - 87
Denver East Angels (Colorado) - 22
Greenwich Cardinals (Connecticut) - 202
Fairfield Prep Jesuits (Connecticut) - 20
Norfolk Academy Bulldogs (DC/Virginia) - 1,397
Collegiate School Cougars (DC/Virginia) - 878
Tower Hill Hillers (Delaware) - 4,541
Salesianum Sallies (Delaware) - 2,101
Lake Brantley Patriots (Florida) - 1,046
Jupiter Warriors (Florida) - 600
Pope Greyhounds (Georgia) - 9,707
Lambert Longhorns (Georgia) - 1,579
Glenbrook North Spartans (Illinois) - 11,690
Lake Forest Scouts (Illinois) - 365
Zionsville Eagles (Indiana) - 725
St. Joseph Indians (Indiana) - 426
St. Paul's Crusaders (Maryland) - 4,629
St. Mary's Saints (Maryland) - 4,162
Needham Rockets (Massachusetts) - 456
Medfield Warriors (Massachusetts) - 39
East Grand Rapids Pioneers (Michigan) - 1,314
Brother Rice Warriors (Michigan) - 82
Palo Verde Panthers (Nevada) - 38,581
Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada) - 11,957
Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers (New Jersey) - 805
Delbarton Green Wave (New Jersey) - 309
Chaminade Flyers (New York - Downstate) - 31
Manhasset Indians (New York - Downstate) - 24
Niskayuna Silver Warriors (New York - Upstate) - 5,726
Penn Yan Mustangs (New York - Upstate) - 4,055
Charlotte Catholic Cougars (North Carolina) - 484
Charlotte Latin Hawks (North Carolina) - 21
Hudson Explorers (Ohio) - 6,849
Worthington Kilbourne Wolves (Ohio) - 4,493
Sunset Apollos (Oregon) - 38,378
Lakeridge Pacers (Oregon) - 30,226
Malvern Prep Friars (Pennsylvania) - 3,385
Haverford Fords (Pennsylvania) - 1,839
North Kingstown Skippers (Rhode Island) - 12
LaSalle Academy Rams (Rhode Island) - 3
Fort Mill Yellow Jackets (South Carolina) - 3,193
Riverside Warriors (South Carolina) - 1,896
McCallie Blue Tornado (Tennessee) - 15
Christian Brothers Purple Wave (Tennessee) - 9
Jesuit Dallas Rangers (Texas) - 10,833
Highland Park Scots (Texas) - 4,504
Highland Rams (Utah) - 12
Brighton Bengals (Utah) - 8
Issaquah Eagles (Washington) - 1,035
Bainbridge Island Spartans (Washington) - 9
Appleton United (Wisconsin) - 47,364
Verona Wildcats (Wisconsin) - 39,569
 
WILD CARDS
West Linn Lions (Oregon) - 12,400
Coppell Cowboys (Texas) - 3,967
Episcopal School of Dallas Eagles (Texas) - 1,353
Marquette University Hilltoppers (Wisconsin) - 1,813
Middleton Cardinals (Wisconsin) - 1,705

About the Best Boys Lacrosse Program Contest:

Who has the best boys lacrosse program in the country? USA TODAY High School Sports is giving fans the opportunity to decide. The next installment of the “Best Of” contest series will be the Best Boys Lacrosse Program. There will be six schools represented in the 29 states/regions. The contest will start with 174 schools, with the overall strength of all the individual lacrosse programs as the criteria for inclusion.

Criteria:

  • On-field success (all levels)
  • Coaching/Player Development
  • Fans/Attendance (community support)
  • Facilities/Training/Uniforms

There will be three rounds of voting:

Round Dates:

First: May 13 – May 21

Second: May 22 – May 28

Final: May 29 – June 5

First Round – Begins at 12 p.m. (ET) May 13, 2015 and ends at 2 p.m. (ET) May 21. At the end of the first round, the top two schools in each state will advance to the second round of voting, along with the top five schools that received the highest number of votes, but did not win their state. A total of 60 schools advance to the regional round.

Second Round – Begins at 12 p.m. (ET) May 22, 2015 and ends at 2 p.m. (ET) May 28. The 56 first round winners along with the four wildcards will be placed in six groups alphabetically. The schools that receive the highest number of eligible votes from each group (one per group) will advance to the final round. The next four highest vote getters (no matter what group) will receive a wild card, and advance to the final round. Ten total schools will advance to the final round.

Final Round - Begins at 12 p.m. (ET) May 29, 2015 and ends at 2:00 p.m. (E.T.) June 5. The school that receives the highest number of eligible votes from the final voting round will be the winner.

Prizes:

First Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $1,000 and a banner

Second Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $500 and a banner

Third Place: The Athletic Dept. of the high school will receive $250 and a banner

Note: All 10 finalists will receive a banner for being voted a finalist and one of the top 10 programs in the country.

Contributors: 3d Rising, Jason Franchuk, Manny Navarro, Aaron Spragg, Walter Villa, Jason Wolf

About the “Best Of” Contest Series:

More than 3,500 schools have been involved in at least one of the America's Best contests, with past champions hailing from Virginia, Missouri, Vermont, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Kansas.