Boys' Latin

The Boys' Latin lacrosse team celebrates its 17-11 win against St. Paul's in the MIAA A Conference lacrosse championship Friday, May 15, 2014 in Towson. (Steve Ruark / Baltimore Sun Media Group / May 16, 2014)

The Boys' Latin lacrosse team, which completed an 18-0 season in capturing the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference this spring, has been named the LaxPower national champion for the 2014 season.

The final rankings were compiled using LaxPower's National Coaches/Computer Rankings rating formula, which combines the national computer ratings with a national poll.

The rating are based on 28,750 game scores for 3,746 high school teams. The poll is a product of rankings by 28 high school coaches from around the country. The rating and rankings each count for half of the result.

Boys' Latin, which was ranked No. 1 in The Sun's Top 15 poll from start to finish, defeated rival St. Paul's, 17-11, to capture the program's tenth league championship.

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McDonogh, which reached the MIAA A semifinals, was the only other area team in the top 25 of the final NC/CR ratings, finishing at No. 21.