Boys lacrosse preview for Towson area schools [Pictures]
While Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association squads will follow all the new NCAA rules designed to create more action on the field, their public school counterparts will continue to follow the 2012 status quo. Regardless of the rules, look below to see if your favorite team has a chance to be the last one standing after a season-long sprint to the finish.
This team-by-team preview includes Boys' Latin, Calvert Hall, Dulaney, Friends, Gilman, Loch Raven, Loyola Blakefield, Lutheran, St. Paul's, and Towson.
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2012 record: 14-7
Coach Bob Shriver's quote: "What are you going to do? Somebody has to be the favorite, but we take these things with a grain of salt."
Breakdown: Every year, one team appears to be the cream of the crop in terms of talent returning to the fold. Last year, Calvert Hall was the team to beat, and the Cardinals fulfilled their destiny by routing archrival Loyola Blakefield in the MIAA A Conference title game.
This spring, it's the Lakers taking center stage of what is widely regarded as the best prep league in the nation. BL has skilled athletes up and down its lineup, and will need them all just to get through a daunting non-conference schedule that boasts Florida powers St. Andrews and Lake Highland, Gonzaga (D.C.), Conestoga (Pa.), Hill Academy (Canada), Culver Academy (Ind.) and state public school foes South River (Anne Arundel County) and Glenelg (Howard).