Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2026 Md Elite summer standings

Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today.
FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago.
Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team
91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play.
Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal
Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first
Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.

Rankings from a sane person:

Tier 1:
Hawks - solid all around, best team in the country despite the loss to Tigers

Tier 2:
FCA - the defensive holdbacks are really paying off, eventually this will catch up to them
Madlax - solid team, if they ever figure out how to run an offense they'll be very good, too small at attack
Bethesda - solid team as well, will compete with anyone, just don't have the horses to beat the best teams

Tier 3:
Looneys - good goalie play, decent team, slower than Tier 2 teams
True Annapolis - scrappy team, will keep improving, need a "star" to get to next level
Crabs - FO guy is very, very good; need a lot of help but will get better with age

Tier 4:
Bay Raiders - solid team, but not Elite level
91 - could make the case that they are not an Elite bracket team; got destroyed by everyone; honestly I don't see anything to be excited about here; just keeping it real

Bay Raiders and True should be switched.

LOL Bay Raiders and True should be removed from this list, period!
I think after Tier 2 that list can be cut off. Lots of other solid/good teams, but if we are talking about Elite MD lax its all about the Hawks, below them FCA and Madlax. Those three and then everyone else. FCA and Madlax will square off this wknd at Platinum Cup.