Top 5 storylines for Connecticut High School Lacrosse
Who will win the Southern Connecticut Conference boys lacrosse title? Two-time defending SCC tournament champion Fairfield Prep is expected to take no priosoners in the SCC this season with its depth and experience. Cheshire, Hand and Guilford are the challengers.
Who will win the SCC girls title? Two-time defending tournament champion Cheshire has the edge with its experience. But this is the most wide open the league has been in years. The Rams, Hand, Guilford, Branford and Amity have standouts who can lead their team to victory on any given day in any given matchup.
Who are the favorites to win the boys’ class tournaments? Like the Jesuits’ Division I champion hockey team last season, it’s hard to believe anyone in Connecticut will be able to beat Fairfield Prep in lacrosse. The Class L title is the Jesuits’ to lose with Greenwich, Ridgefield and Glastonbury the distant challengers. Darien, Wilton, Barlow and New Canaan will compete for the M title and St. Joseph and Weston are the ones to beat in Class S.
Who are the favorites to win the girls’ class tournaments? Darien moves to Class L and has the depth and talent to be targeted as the team to beat. Defending champion Greenwich, Staples and Cheshire will challenge in L. New Canaan and Wilton are the teams to beat in Class M and Weston, Granby and Northwest Catholic are the top challengers in a wide-open Class S.
Who has the milestones to follow this season? Ageless wonder Sandy MacMullen enters his 35th season as the Hopkins boys coach. Fairfield Prep coach Chris Smalkais is seven wins shy of 350 career wins.