We began our 2017 High School season coverage this week with the release of the Regional Top 20 High School Rankings.  These are the squads we have identified to be the early favorites for the season ahead.  View those here if you missed them:

 

Select a Region to View 2017 High School Preseason/Week #1 Regional Rankings:

New England Region

Northeast Region

PA/NJ Region

Mid-Atlantic Region

West/Mid-West Region

 

Now we turn to the Preseason/Week #1 National Top 25 Rankings.  These teams are not only the top teams in their respective state and region, but in all of High School field hockey in 2017.  There are many familiar faces in our Top 25 and that is because that is our ranking philosophy– to be the best, you have to beat the best.  These 25 High School teams have beaten the best in their conferences and states, not just so far this season and last season in 2016, but over the last couple of seasons.  Since we are already into the season in some parts of the country, we have been able to see some of these rivalries play out and factor the results into our first Top 25.  One thing we noticed so far is there seems to be a bit more parity in the game this year.  While we still see many of the same big names at the top, we are beginning to see more and more new names enter our radar as a growing number of players are playing club and USA Field Hockey year round.  It is great for the development of the sport and certainly makes for some exciting rankings!

Combined, these Top 25 teams totaled a 509-54-8 record last Fall (89% wins and many of those losses coming to one another!), 12 teams were state champions, 5 teams were state runner-up, and 8 teams had undefeated seasons!  With 28 Preseason Regional Players to Watch and 9 players who were already selected as All-Americans last season, there is no shortage of talent on these rosters.  Check out our High School Major Awards page for a complete breakdown of individual player awards [Click here].  We will be releasing our Preseason State, Region, and National Players to Watch and our All-American Watch List over the next couple of days as well!

Our Regional & National Rankings will continue on a weekly basis from here on out and will be released each Wednesday.  Make sure to follow us on social media to keep up with the latest releases (Twitter: @maxfieldhockeyFacebook: /maxfieldhockey, Instagram: @maxfieldhockey).  You can also keep up with our latest releases and so much more on our brand-new partner mobile app “The Field Hockey Network.”  It’s free- download it today by searching for “The Field Hockey Network” in your app store.  Over 1,500 people have already downloaded it in 2 short months!

Congratulations to MAX Field Hockey 2017 Preseason/Week #1 National Top 25 Teams!

 

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DONEGAL HIGH SCHOOL

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

2017 Record: 3-0-0

Recent Results: 9/2 @Warwick- 6-2 W, 9/7 vs Garden Spot- 11-0 W, 9/11 @Lampeter-Strasburg- 8-0 W

2016: 29-0-0, AA State Champions

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EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL

Emmaus, Pennsylvania

2017 Record: 4-0-0

Recent Results: 9/1 @Nazareth- 10-0 W, 9/6 vs Whitehall- 9-0 W, 9/8 @Bethlehem Catholic- 10-0 W, 9/9 vs Council Rock North- 12-0 W

2016: 28-0-0, AAA State Champions


PENN MANOR HIGH SCHOOL

Millersville, Pennsylvania

2017 Record: 4-0-0

Recent Results: 9/8 @Manheim Twp- 2-0 W, 9/9 @Twin Valley- 3-0 W, 9/9 vs Daniel Boone- 14-0 W, 9/11 vs McCaskey- 14-0 W

2016: 19-3-0, AAA State Semifinalist


FIRST COLONIAL HIGH SCHOOL

Virginia Beach, Virginia

2017 Record: 2-0-0

Recent Results: 8/31 vs Riverbend- 8-0 W, 9/8 vs Grafton- 11-0 W

2016: 22-1-0, Group 6A State Runner-Up, 6A South Champions


WEST ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL

Caldwell, New Jersey

2017 Record: 4-0-0

Recent Results: 9/6 @Montclair Kimberley- 5-2 W, 9/7 vs Glen Ridge- 8-0 W, 9/9 vs Voorhees- 2-1 W, 9/11 vs Millburn- 8-0 W

2016: 24-1-0, Tournament of Champions Winner, Group II Champions


CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL
Berwyn, Pennsylvania

2017 Record: 3-0-0

Recent Results: 9/1 vs West Chester East- 4-0 W, 9/5 vs Downingtown East- 4-1 W, 9/7 vs Springfield- 6-0 W

2016: 22-2-0, AAA State Quarterfinalist


NORFOLK ACADEMY

Norfolk, Virginia

2017 Record: 4-0-0

Recent Results: 8/25 vs Grassfield- 16-0 W, 8/31 vs Frank W Cox- 4-2 W, 9/8 @SSSAS- 3-1 W, 9/9 vs Episcopal HS- 7-0 W

2016: 18-2-0, VISAA Division I Champions, TCIS Champions


LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL

Shrub Oak, New York

2017 Record: 3-0-0

Recent Games: 8/30 @Arlington- 7-0 W, 9/5 @Yorktown- 7-0 W, 9/8 vs Rye- 8-0 W

2016: 20-0-2, Class B State Champions

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Chantilly, Virginia

2017 Record: 8-0-0

Recent Results: 8/23 @Oakton- 3-2 W, 8/29 @Centreville- 6-0 W, 8/31 @TC Williams- 4-1 W, 9/6 @Madison- 7-1 W, 9/8 @Cosby- 3-0 W, 9/8 vs Trinity Episcopal- 2-0 W, 9/9 vs Fairfax- 4-0 W, 9/9 @Colonial Forge- 3-0 W

2016: 17-4-0

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SERRA HIGH SCHOOL
San Diego, California

2017 Record: 4-0-0

Recent Results: 8/29 @Vista- 8-1 W, 9/1 @Canyon Crest Academy- 6-0 W, 9/5 vs Torrey Pines- 4-0 W, 9/7 vs RBV- 11-0 W

2016: 27-0-0, San Diego Section Open Division Champions

EASTERN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Voorhees, New Jersey

2017 Record: 3-0-0

Recent Results: 9/7 @Cherry Hill East- 14-1 W, 9/9 vs Madison- 11-0 W, 9/12 vs Cherokee- 5-0 W

2016: 23-3-0, Group IV State Champions, TOC Runner-Up

DOWNINGTOWN WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Downingtown, Pennsylvania

2017 Record: 3-0-0

Recent Results: 9/1 vs Villa Maria- 4-3 W, 9/7 vs Great Valley- 7-0 W, 9/9 vs North Penn- 5-1 W

2016: 17-7-0, AAA State Quarterfinalist

LOWER DAUPHIN HIGH SCHOOL
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

2017 Record: 1-1-0

Recent Results: 9/1 vs Twin Valley- 0-1 L, 9/6 vs Hershey- 5-1 W

2016: 17-6-0, AAA State Semifinalist


ACTON-BOXBOROUGH REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Acton, Massachusetts

2017 Record: 2-0-0

Recent Games: 9/5 vs Concord-Carlisle- 8-1 W, 9/7 @Wayland- 8-0 W

2016 Season: 16-3-3, Division I State Semifinalist, North Division 1 Champions

GREAT BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
Chesapeake, Virginia

2017 Record: 4-0-0

Recent Results: 8/23 @Grassfield- 7-0 W, 8/24 @Landstown- 15-0 W, 8/30 vs Western Branch- 3-0 W, 8/31 @Tallwood- 7-0 W

2016: 22-0-0, 4A State Champions

SHENENDAHOWA HIGH SCHOOL
Clifton Park, New York

2017 Record: 4-0-0

Recent Results: 8/30 @Shaker- 5-1 W, 9/1 vs Niskayuna- 4-0 W, 9/6 vs Bethlehem- 7-0 W, 9/11 vs Burnt Hills- 2-0 W

2016: 21-0-0, Class A State Champions


PALMYRA AREA HIGH SCHOOL

Palmyra, Pennsylvania

2017 Record: 4-1-0

Recent Results: 9/1 vs Hempfield- 7-0 W, 9/2 vs OJR- 2-0 W, 9/6 vs Mechanicsburg- 7-0 W, 9/9 vs Elizabethtown- 5-1 W, 9/11 vs Hershey- 2-3 OT L

2016: 23-3-0, AAA State Runner-Up


FRANK W. COX HIGH SCHOOL

Virginia Beach, Virginia

2017 Record: 1-1-0

Recent Results: 8/31 @Norfolk Academy- 2-4 L, 9/8 @Collegiate- 3-0 W

2016: 19-3-0, Group 6A State Champions


OAK KNOLL SCHOOL

Summit, New Jersey

2017 Record: 2-0-0

Recent Results: 9/5 vs Westfield- 11-0 W, 9/7 vs Kent Place- 5-0 W

2016: 20-3-0, Non-Public State Runner-Up

GLENBARD WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

2017 Record: 11-1-0

Recent Results: 8/21 @Stevenson- 4-0 W, 8/24 vs New Trier- 1-2 L 2OT, 8/28 @Antioch- 6-0 W, 8/30 @Loyola- 5-1 W, 9/2 vs Casady- 2-0 W, 9/2 vs Deerfield- 4-1 W, 9/3 vs University School of Milwaukee- 3-0 W, 9/3 vs Villa Duchesne- 3-2 W, 9/6 vs LFA- 5-0 W, 9/8 vs Francis Parker- 6-0 W, 9/9 vs Lakes- 3-2 W

2016: 3rd Place, Illinois State Tournament


LOS GATOS HIGH SCHOOL

Los Gatos, California

2017 Record: 4-0-0

Recent Results: 9/6 vs N. Salinas- 5-0 W, 9/7 vs Leigh- 5-0 W, 9/9 vs Monterey- 6-0 W, 9/13 vs Saratoga- 9-0 W

2016: 17-0-0, Central Section Champions

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL
Rumson, New Jersey

2017 Record: 2-0-0

Recent Results: 9/9 vs Moorestown- 3-0 W, 9/11 vs Red Bank Regional- 10-1 W

2016: 20-2-0, Group II State Runner-Up

ANN ARBOR HURON HIGH SCHOOL
Ann Arbor, Michigan

2017 Record: 4-0-1

Recent Results: 8/23 @EGR- 10-1 W, 8/29 vs Marion- 4-0 W, 8/30 vs Chelsea- 7-0 W, 9/5 @Hartland- 2-0 W, 9/7 vs Pioneer- 0-0 T

2016: 14-2-2, Michigan Division I State Semifinalist

TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
Richmond, Virginia

2017 Record: 6-1-0

Recent Results: 8/28 @St John Paul the Great- 7-0 W, 9/1 vs VA Episcopal School- 7-0 W, 9/6 vs Collegiate- 3-0 W, 9/8 vs Fairfax- 1-0 W, 9/8 vs Westfield- 0-2 L, 9/9 vs Colonial Forge- 1-0 W, 9/9 vs Cosby- 3-0 W

2016: 19-4-0, VISAA Division I Runner-Up

CHARLOTTE LATIN SCHOOL
Charlotte, North Carolina

2017 Record: 8-0-0

Recent Results: 8/18 vs Chapel Hill- 5-1 W, 8/18 vs Cardinal Gibbons- 6-0 W, 8/19 vs Myers Park- 4-3 W, 8/19 vs Providence- 5-2 W, 8/25 vs Ravenscroft- 5-0 W, 8/31 vs Myers Park- 2-1 W, 9/5 vs Myers Park- 5-0 W, 9/8 vs St. Mary’s School- 9-0 W

2016: 15-0-1,  NCISAA State Champions


A Note About Preseason Rankings:

MAX Field Hockey’s Preseason High School Rankings are based heavily on the previous Fall’s Final Rankings and team performances.  As much as possible, seniors graduated and key returning players are taken into consideration, but complete information is not always available for each program.  Historic dominance and success at the highest level and in the postseason are a major factor.  MAX Field Hockey’s general ranking philosophy: you must prove it on the field and beat the best and ranked teams to move onto and up the rankings!

MAX Field Hockey always welcomes feedback on the High School Rankings.
Think we missed someone or that a team should be ranked higher or lower?
Email us: admin@maxfieldhockey.com