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The Lacrosse Association of Kansas City has released its first official coaches poll, making Shawnee Mission East the favorites. The 12 team league is comprised of schools in the Kansas City Metro Area, and includes schools such as Lee’s Summit, Blue Valley, as well as Rockhurst Jesuit and Pembroke Hill. The results are as follows, with the number of first place votes bracketed.
1. Shawnee Mission East 
2. Rockhurst 
3. Pembroke Hill 
4. Blue Valley West
5. Olathe East
Upcoming Games of Interest: Shawnee Mission East (SME) opens play with a game against Lee’s Summit West on April 1. SME travels to St. Louis to take on Chaminade Prep on April 6 and St. Louis Univ. High on April 7. Pembroke Hill plays Rockhurst on April 4. The 2 v 3 matchup will take place at Rockhurst.
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