ESPNHS released its final Powerade FAB 50 boys' lacrosse poll today and MIAA Division 1 state champion Duxbury closed out the year in the top 20.
After starting the season just outside the top 10, the Dragons wound up at No. 14 in the poll, the lone Massachusetts entrant, after claiming their ninth state title in the last decade.
Here's what the lacrosse rankings crew, headed up by the impeccable Mike Loveday and Tom Peace, had to say on Duxbury's season:
"The Dragons finished 2012 as the Division I state champions after defeating Needham 10-8. Duxbury played a tough schedule this season and posted two wins over Top 25 teams. Eight players from the senior class are heading to play D-I lacrosse, including the Boston Herald's Co-Players of the Year Max Randall and James Burke. Two juniors, C.J. Loconte and Jay Walsh, have already committed to play D-I and will return in 2013."
Even though they were unable to crack the final poll, the Massachusetts Div. 1 runner-up Needham Rockets were the only other Bay State side receiving votes.
Also representing New England in the poll was Darien, Conn., which finished at No. 21. The Green Wave defeated New Canaan, 11-5, to claim the Class M championship. New Canaan also recieved votes in the final poll.