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Xaverian finishes atop MIAA boys' lacrosse Top 25

Freshly minted Division 1 boys' lacrosse champion Xaverian finishes the season No. 1 in our statewide MIAA Top 25 poll.

The Hawks capped their first-ever championship season with a 9-5 win over No. 3 Lincoln-Sudbury at Harvard Stadium and make their debut in the top spot.

Division 2 state champion Longmeadow slides into the No. 2 spot as the only undefeated team in the state. The Lancers completed their perfect season against Eastern Mass. champion No. 5 Medfield in the title game at Foley Stadium.

Division 3 Eastern Mass. winner Dover-Sherborn checks in at No. 10, after the Raiders turned in a back-to-back championship season.

LAST ONES IN

Several teams make their way into the final version of the Top 25 with deep postseason runs.

The squad gaining the most ground in the postseason was No. 14 Beverly, which jumps into the poll after making a Div. 2 Eastern Mass. semifinal game. Marshfield returns to the rankings after an upset of previously ranked Newton North in the Div. 1 tournament, while No. 25 Bridgewater-Raynham makes the cut for the very first time after making their first-ever tournament appearance, including their first postseason victory.