The Easter parades may be finished but the parade of parity that is college lacrosse in 2013 continues in full swing. The big winner of the week was St. John's while Hofstra falls out of the top 20 and it is looking more and more likely that Virginia will not hear its name on Selection Sunday for the first time since 2004. Here is how I voted this week.
1. Maryland (7-1): Jesse Bernhardt showed why he is the best long stick midfielder in the country with two transition goals and excellent defense on Ryan Tucker and Rob Emery in Maryland's 9-7 win at Virginia. Niko Amato was rock solid once again in net with 14 saves and Jay Carlson made the highlight reel on his way to a hat trick.
Up next: At Navy, Friday 7 p.m.
2. Cornell (9-1): Still waiting to see the final stats to find out how many yards Ed Marinaro rushed for in the Big Red's 21-5 win over Dartmouth.
Up next: At Harvard, 1 p.m. Saturday
3. Notre Dame (6-2): The doubters were all smiles on Saturday as the vaunted Irish D had no answers for Kieran McArdle and Kevin Cernuto and the Domers were stunned at home by St. John's 12-10. Sean Rogers had a hat trick in defeat.
Up next: Marquette, Tuesday in Chicago
4. Denver (7-2): The Pioneers avoided the upset bug on Monday when Wesley Berg scored his sixth goal of the game in overtime against Air Force. Then the Pioneers traveled east to Geneva and rolled Hobart 14-5
Up next: Marquette, Friday 7 p.m. MT
5. Princeton (6-2): Jeff Frocarro had four goals and an assist to lead the way for the Tigers in a 15-8 win over Brown. Tom Schreiber and Ryan Ambler also had five-point efforts while Jeff's younger brother Jake had his first career hat trick.
Up next: No. 9 Syracuse, 5 p.m. Saturday
6. Duke (8-4): The Blue Devils scored four unanswered goals in the 4th quarter to take the lead at Harvard and then held on to win 12-11. Freshman Case Matheis had two goals and an assist and don't look now but Duke has won six in a row.
Up next: High Point Friday
7. UNC (7-3): R.G. Keenan went right down Franklin Street to abruptly end overtime and give the Tar Heels a hard fought victory over #11 Johns Hopkins. Earlier in the week, the attack combined for half of Carolina's 18 goals in an 18-12 win over Brown.
Up next: at #20 Virginia 3:30 Saturday
8. Loyola (8-2): The Greyhounds D was in lockdown mode against Ohio State as the Buckeyes went nearly 33 minutes without a goal and were 0-5 on the extra man in a 9-4 Loyola victory. Niko Pontrello paced the offense with three goals and Chris Layne added a goal and an assist.
Up next: Fairfield Saturday 2:30 PM
9. Syracuse (6-2): The Orange took out their frustrations from the Villanova loss on Canisius, rolling the Griffins 17-5. Kevin Rice had a career night with three goals and three assists while Derek Maltz scored four times.
Up next: at Princeton Saturday 5 PM
10. St. John's (6-2): The Red Storm proved that its win over then #2 Notre Dame in last year's Big East tournament wasn't a fluke as St. John's went into Arlotta Stadium and stunned the #1 Irish 12-10. Kevin Cernuto tied a career high in points with four goals and three assists while Kieran McArdle solidified his 1st team All-American credentials with three goals and two assists. Will Newsday cover this program now?
Up next: Georgetown Bethpage HS Saturday 1 PM
11-20: 11. Hopkins 12. Penn State 13. Bucknell 14. Drexel 15. Yale 16. Penn 17. Lehigh 18. Ohio State 19. Albany 20. UVA