WPIAL awards Mars, Peters Township top seeds in boys lacrosse playoffs

Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 1:13 PM

Defending WPIAL and state champion Mars will begin its title defense as a No. 1 seed in the WPIAL boys lacrosse playoffs.

Mars in Class 2A and Peters Township in 3A received the top seeds Thursday when the WPIAL revealed brackets for the upcoming playoffs. The WPIAL tournaments begin with first-round games Monday and Tuesday and conclude May 24 or 25 with championships at Robert Morris.

Joining Mars (16-1) as high seeds in Class 2A were No. 2 South Fayette (16-0), No. 3 Penn-Trafford (14-4) and No. 4 Hampton (12-6).

In Class 3A, Peters Township (14-3) was followed by No. 2 Mt. Lebanon (12-5), No. 3 North Allegheny (9-8) and No. 4 Shady Side Academy (7-11), the defending WPIAL champion.

The top four seeds in Class 3A and the top three in 2A received a bye into the quarterfinals.

WPIAL Class 3A

WPIAL Class 2A

Class 3A

First round

Tuesday’s schedule

Peters Township bye; Central Catholic at Fox Chapel, 7 p.m.; Shady Side Academy bye; Norwin at Pine-Richland, 7 p.m.; Mt. Lebanon bye; Hempfield at Seneca Valley, 7 p.m.; North Allegheny bye; Butler at Upper St. Clair, 7 p.m.

Class 2A

First round

Monday’s schedule

Mars bye; Moon at Indiana, 7 p.m.; Seton LaSalle at Hampton, 7 p.m.; North Catholic at Trinity, 7 p.m.; South Fayette bye; Bethel Park at Quaker Valley, 7 p.m.; Penn-Trafford bye; Franklin Regional at Shaler, 7 p.m.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at charlan@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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