We’re not going to suggest any local bias because both Under Armour and Inside Lacrosse magazine are based in Baltimore (as some have done), but simply congratulate Boys’ Latin on their preseason UA/Inside Lacrosse No. 1 national high school ranking.
Inside Lacrosse reports that “with a multitude of Division I players on their roster, Boys' Latin (Md.) enters the new season as the nation's top team to beat.”
The Lakers, 14-7 in 2012, last claimed the national title in 2006, the same year they last won an MIAA title, according to the school’s website. They started their season today with a game at home versus Landon of Bethesda.
Boys’ Latin is not the Baltimore only team to make the UA/Inside Lacrosse national rankings. Calvert Hall, who beat the Lakers in last season’s MIAA semifinals, are at No. 4. McDonough came in at No. 8 and Gilman is ranked No. 18.
We're looking forward to a great season. On the collegiate level, too, with the Maryland, Hopkins and Loyola men — the defending national champs — ranked No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.
No pressure, boys. Have fun this spring.