As lacrosse slowly gains popularity across the nation, high school lacrosse is in some cases more popular than professional lacrosse.
The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association "A" Conference has been the perennial powerhouse in high school leagues.
Producing the most national championships, best players, and most recruits, the MIAA has beaten almost every out of league school since its inception in 1995.
With the occasional losses to out of state powerhouse schools such as Georgetown Prep (DC), Landon (DC), St. Andrews (FLA), Haverford (PA), Collegiate (VA), LaSalle (PA), and Dematha.
Born from the M.S.A in 1995, the MIAA has 3 conferences A, B, and C. There is s 6-seed playoffs, with the top 2 receiving byes for the quarterfinals
The A Conference consists of 11 schools: Archbishop Spalding, Boys Latin, Gilman, Mcdonogh, Loyola Blakefield, Mt. St. Joseph, St Mary's, Friends, Severn, and St. Pauls.
*All pictures courtesy of Craig Chase.
** All current rankings are Maryland State Rankings: Georgetown Prep is No. 3, only non-MIAA school in top ten.