Centaurus, Cherry Creek, Wheat Ridge top seeds as lacrosse pairings unveiled

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Centaurus is the No. 1 seed in the girls' playoff field. (Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

AURORA -- Centaurus girls lacrosse was runner-up last season in its first-ever trip to the state title game.

This season, the Warriors enter the tournament as the favorite. Centaurus was the No. 1 seed in the 20-team playoff field which was unveiled on Monday morning.

The Warriors went 14-1 during the regular season, including 13-0 against in-state teams. Centaurus has a first-round bye, and will face the winner of No. 16 Regis Jesuit and No. 17 Dakota Ridge.

Chatfield is the No. 2 seed for the girls, Air Academy is No. 3, Arapahoe is No. 4 and defending champion Cherry Creek is No. 5.

The girls semifinals will be at the University of Denver on May 17. The championship will also be at DU, on May 21.

See the full girls lacrosse bracket.

The boys' fields were also released on Monday, and Cherry Creek (5A) and Wheat Ridge (4A) garnered the top seeds.

Wheat Ridge won the state's first 4A title last season, and is unbeaten against 4A teams this season. The Farmers open up vs. No. 16 Denver South.

Ponderosa got 4A's second seed. Valor Christian is third, Battle Mountain is fourth and Aspen is fifth.

See the full 4A boys bracket.

Cherry Creek, meanwhile, has been runner-up each of the past two seasons. The Bruins are 11-0 against in-state teams this year.

Regis Jesuit got the No. 2 seed, Mountain Vista is No. 3, Kent Denver is No. 4 and Colorado Academy is No. 5.

The 5A boys quarterfinals will be held at Regis Jesuit, and the semis are at All-City Field at Denver South. 4A's quarterfinals and semifinals are at home sites. Both the 5A and 4A title games will be held at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on May 17.

See the full 5A boys bracket.