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MX News Update 2024


NJ Boys Lacrosse: Morris/Sussex Top 10 Rankings

The Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex final is scheduled and it is an all-Sussex County match.

Top seed Sparta will face second seed and defending champion Pope John on Friday at Newton High School at 4:30 p.m. Because both teams are from Sussex County, the final could be moved to Hunterdon Central, where it was scheduled as the first game of a doubleheader.

Pope John and Sparta (2016) are the only Sussex County teams to win HWS since the tournament expanded to three counties in 2010.

The Morris County Tournament semifinals will be played Saturday at Chatham’s Cougar Field. The final is scheduled for May 14 in FDU-Florham.

Who do we think will win? Find out via the latest Morris/Sussex boys lacrosse Top 10.

Boys Lacrosse: 2024 Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex bracket, scores, schedule

Boys Lacrosse: 2024 Morris County Tournament bracket, schedule, scores

10. Kinnelon (10-2)

Last week: No. 8

Madison upset Kinnelon 7-5 in an MCT quarterfinal despite a hat trick from the sophomore Peter Correa and six saves from junior goalkeeper Thomas Kosko. Correia leads a balanced Kinnelon with 32 goals, 17 assists and 11 ground balls. The Colts host Pooley co-leader Voorhees on Saturday morning, with both teams undefeated at the time of writing.

Next one: Thursday at Morris Hills, Saturday vs. Voorhees, Wednesday in Roxbury

9.Madison (7-5)

Last week: Not ranked

The Dodgers, seeded 10th in the MCT, defeated seventh-seeded Kinnelon to advance to a quarterfinal match Thursday at Mountain Lakes. Sophomore Matt Lutz has 28 goals and 14 assists for Madison, which has six players with goals in double figures.

Next one: Tuesday at Mountain Lakes in MCT quarterfinals, Monday vs. Scotch Plains, Wednesday vs. Montville

8. Pope John (6-5)

Last week: No. 9

Pope Johannes, the second seed in HWS, will get the chance to defend his title against top-seeded Sparta. Junior attack Travis Heller has 30 goals, 13 assists and 30 ground balls for the Lions, who have scored 27 goals and allowed five in their first two HWS games.

Next one: Thursday vs. Bernards, Friday vs. Sparta in HWS final in Newton, Tuesday in Caldwell

7. Randolph (7-5)

Last week: number 6

Randolph enters the MCT quarterfinals with Morris Knolls having won five of the last six, with that loss coming April 27 against Mountain Lakes, 6-4. Thomas Doto has 26 goals and five assists.

Next one: Thursday vs. Morris Knolls in MCT quarterfinals

6. Jefferson (10-3)

Last week: No. 7

Sophomore Matt Leppard has 40 goals, 11 assists and 21 ground balls. Junior goalkeeper Jamison Reid has allowed 6.2 goals per game. Sixth-seeded Jefferson visits No. 3 Chatham in an MCT quarterfinal on Thursday.

Next one: Thursday vs. Chatham in MCT quarterfinals, Saturday at Warren Hills, Monday at Paramus, Wednesday at Morristown Beard

5. Sparta (12-2)

Last week: number 5

Sophomore Eddy Brown has 23 goals, seven assists and 31 ground balls. Sparta has won three in a row, scoring 22 goals and allowing only three in two HWS matches. Sparta, the top seed in the HWS, awaits second-seeded Pope John in the final.

Next one: Thursday at Lenape Valley, Friday vs. Sparta in HWS final in Newton, Tuesday vs. Wayne Valley

4. Morris Knolls (12-1)

Last week: number 4

Undefeated atop Rizk, Morris Knolls’ only loss came on April 22 at Christian Brothers. Brian Crossan And Jack Martinez have 29 goals each for the fifth-seeded Golden Eagles, who visit fourth-seeded Randolph in an MCT quarterfinal on Thursday.

Next one: Thursday at Randolph in MCT quarterfinals, Tuesday at West Morris

3. Chatham (6-5)

Last week: number 3

Chatham continues to struggle in the Fitch-Pitt, with all five losses coming to division foes. Senior midfielder JP Lagunowich had four goals – including the 100th of his career – and two assists as the Cougars toppled Mount Olive in an MCT second-round game on May 7. Charlie Lowe has 19 goals and 25 assists for the team.

Next one: Thursday vs. Jefferson in MCT quarterfinals, Tuesday in Darien (Connecticut)

2. Mountain Lakes (9-3)

Last week: No. 2

Sophomore Holden Gillespie (24g, 11a) and seniors Giacomo Bevacqua (16g, 16a) lead Mountain Lakes’ attack. The Lakers enter their MCT quarterfinals with 10th-seeded Madison on a four-game winning streak.

Next one: Thursday vs. Madison in MCT quarterfinals

1. Delbarton (8-6)

Last week: No. 1

Delbarton has yet to win a match against an out-of-state opponent, but routed Pequannock 15-3 in a second-round MCT match on May 7. Willie DoyleThe 19 goals and nine assists lead the Green Wave, which does not yet have a player with more than 20 goals.

Next one: Thursday vs. West Morris in MCT quarterfinals

Also considered: Boonton (8-5), Morris Hills (6-6), Morristown (6-5), Newton (10-4), Parsippany Regional (8-5), West Morris (4-7)