With Columbus Day Weekend falling in the middle of Week #5, there were some great out of state and cross-regional match-ups that took place this week.  Here are some of the highlights.

Eastern Regional (NJ) came out on top of their big match-ups this weekend.  They defeated Wyoming Seminary (PA) 2-1 and Sacred Heart Academy (KY) 5-0, earning them a bump up to the #7 spot.  In that same series, Wyoming Seminary defeated Sacred Heart 1-0 and Sacred Heart defeated Ocean City (NJ) 3-2.  Wyoming Seminary capped off a competitive week with a 2-1 overtime victory over Wyoming Valley West (PA) on Monday, earning them a bump up to the #19 spot.

In Virginia Beach, Assumption (KY) put on a strong showing against top-ranked Mid-Atlantic teams Norfolk Academy (VA), First Colonial (VA), and Frank W Cox (VA), but wasn’t able to edge out a win, losing each of those games by one goal.  They did defeat Princess Anne (VA) 6-1 on the trip.  They hold their #2 spot in the West/Mid-West Region but miss out on the National Top 25 this week.

In an Ohio vs Michigan match-up, Thomas Worthington (OH) edged out Pioneer (MI) in overtime 1-0.

In a Delaware vs Pennsylvania match-up, Tower Hill School (DE) edged out Episcopal Academy (PA) in overtime 3-2.

In a match-up of the top two squads in the Northeast Region, New York State and Section I, Lakeland (NY) edged out Mamaroneck (NY) 4-2 in a back and forth battle that Lakeland was able to pull away in.  Mamaroneck was the first team to score on the Hornets all season through 12 games.

We have three newcomers to this week’s National Top 25 Rankings, and all three teams hail from the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Frank W. Cox (VA) returns to the Top 25 at #23.  The Falcons are now 9-1 with their lone loss coming in the first game of the season against #4 Norfolk Academy.  Reigning Delaware State Champs Delmar High School enter at #24.  The Wildcats are now 8-0 and dominating in state competition and the Maryland squads they have played, including two strong Anne Arundel County opponents in South River High School (MD) who they beat 4-0, and Chesapeake High School (MD) who they beat 6-0.  Notre Dame Prep (MD) enters at the final spot, #25, as the top squad in the state of Maryland with an 11-0 record and several quality wins on their resume, including convincing wins over C Milton Wright (MD), Garrison Forest School (MD), Archbishop Spalding (MD) and McDonogh School (MD).

 

A note about rankings and our methodology:

Each week, we compile schedules/scores on over 100 teams to put together our Regional and National Rankings.  This can take 1-2 days in itself.  Unfortunately, we are also quite often going on incomplete information due to the lack of field hockey coverage in many areas of the country.  Some teams/conferences don’t have schedules/scores online, some are not kept up-to-date.  There are coaches (and fans) we literally email one by one every week for score updates.  Due to this lack of complete information and exhaustive process of keeping up with results for so many schools, states and regions, it is very difficult for us to know of every team out there that should be considered.

This is why we are ALWAYS looking for feedback and new teams to consider.  While it may seem like sometimes the same old teams are in the mix, that may be very true given our process.  Help us broaden our lists!  We do receive a good amount of feedback and we read and consider each and every email we receive.  That does not necessarily mean the suggested team makes it onto the rankings that week, but we do take a look at their resume and evaluate their results and strength of schedule.  We add all recommended teams to our personal “keep and eye on” list, which is the list of teams we follow each week that we think are close to making it into the rankings (beyond the “Others Considered” list of teams).

Do you think we are missing a deserving team?  Do you think we have overrated or underrated a team?  Send us an email (preferably a polite and constructive one!  We work really hard to try to get these right..) and let us know who and why and please send us a link to the team’s up-to-date schedule/results:  [email protected]

 

 

View Week #5 Regional Rankings:

New England Region

Northeast Region

PA/NJ Region

Mid-Atlantic Region

West/Mid-West Region

 

2017 National Top 25 Rankings – Week #5

1
DONEGAL HIGH SCHOOL

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Record: 14-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #1
Recent Games: 10/3 vs Manheim Central- 6-2 W


PENN MANOR HIGH SCHOOL

Millersville, Pennsylvania

Record: 16-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #2
Recent Games: 10/4 vs Hempfield- 5-0 W, 10/6 @Conestoga Valley- 3-0 W


EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL

Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Record: 16-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #3
Recent Games: 10/3 vs Pleasant Valley-13-1 W, 10/5 @Pocono Mountain West- 13-0 W, 10/7 @Downingtown East- 5-0 W, 10/9 vs Pocono Mountain East- 8-0 W


NORFOLK ACADEMY

Norfolk, Virginia

Record: 13-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #4
Recent Games: 10/3 @Hampton Roads- 12-0 W, 10/6 @James Monroe- 4-0 W, 10/7 vs Assumption (KY)- 2-1 W


WEST ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL

Caldwell, New Jersey

Record: 13-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #5
Recent Games: 10/4 @Kent Place- 3-1 W, 10/5 @Westfield- 8-0 W, 10/9 vs Summit- 4-1 W

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Chantilly, Virginia

Record: 14-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #6
Recent Games: 10/3 vs Centreville- 3-0 W, 10/5 vs Madison- 5-0 W

EASTERN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Voorhees, New Jersey

Record: 14-0-1
Last Week’s National Ranking: #10
Recent Games: 10/3 vs Cherry Hill East- 13-0 W 10/4 @Cherokee- 7-0 W, 10/6 vs Sacred Heart (KY)- 5-0 W, 10/7 vs Wyoming Seminary- 2-1 W, 10/9 @Bishop Eustace Prep- 1-0 W


LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL

Shrub Oak, New York

Record: 12-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #8
Recent Games: 10/4 vs Brewster- 9-0 W, 10/7 vs Mamaroneck- 4-2 W

SERRA HIGH SCHOOL
San Diego, California

Record: 16-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #9
Recent Games: 10/3 vs Poway- 4-0 W

DOWNINGTOWN WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Record: 13-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #7
Recent Games: 10/3 vs Kennett- 2-0 W, 10/5 @Bishop Shanahan- 9-1 W, 10/6 vs Notre Dame Academy- 2-1 W OT, 10/9 vs Conestoga- 2-1 W OT

VILLA MARIA ACADEMY
Malvern, Pennsylvania

Record: 11-1-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #15
Recent Games: 10/3 vs Sacred Heart- 9-0 W, 10/5 vs St Basil Academy- 14-0 W, 10/7 vs Upper Perkiomen- 7-0 W


FIRST COLONIAL HIGH SCHOOL

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Record: 9-1-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #18
Recent Games: 10/3 vs Landstown- 15-0 W, 10/5 @Tallwood- 14-0 W, 10/6 vs Assumption (KY)- 1-0 W, 10/7 vs St Catherine’s- 2-0 W


OAK KNOLL SCHOOL

Summit, New Jersey

Record: 11-0-1
Last Week’s National Ranking: #12
Recent Games: 10/4 vs Millburn- 8-0 W, 10/7 @Shore- 4-3 W OT, 10/9 vs Mt St Dominic- 7-0 W


ACTON-BOXBOROUGH REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Acton, Massachusetts

Record: 10-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #13
Recent Games: 10/4 @Bedford- 4-0 W, 10/6 @Waltham- 5-1 W

MAMARONECK HIGH SCHOOL
Mamaroneck, New York

Record: 10-1-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #14
Recent Games: 10/4 vs White Plains- 4-2 W, 10/7 @Lakeland- 2-4 L

SHENENDAHOWA HIGH SCHOOL
Clifton Park, New York

Record: 13-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #17
Recent Games: 10/6 vs Guilderland- 3-0 W

WILSON WEST LAWN HIGH SCHOOL
West Lawn, Pennsylvania

Record: 15-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #19
Recent Games: 10/4 @Daniel Boone- 8-1 W, 10/9 vs Twin Valley- 2-0 W

SELINSGROVE AREA HIGH SCHOOL
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Record: 13-1-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #18
Recent Games: 10/3 vs Midd West- 4-0 W, 10/5 @Lewisburg Area- 4-1 W

 

WYOMING SEMINARY
Kingston, Pennsylvania

Record: 13-2-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #22
Recent Games: 10/7 @Eastern Regional- 1-2 L, 10/7 vs Sacred Heart (KY)- 1-0 W, 10/9 vs Wyoming Valley West- 2-1 W OT

WYOMING VALLEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Plymouth, Pennsylvania

Record: 11-2-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #11
Recent Games: 10/5 vs Wyoming Area- 6-0 W, 10/9 @Wyoming Seminary- 1-2 L OT

TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
Richmond, Virginia

Record: 12-3-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #25
Recent Games: 10/3 vs St Gertrude- 9-0 W, 10/6 vs STAB- 2-0 W


OLEY VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Oley, Pennsylvania

Record: 15-1-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: #24
Recent Games: 10/4 @Tulpehocken- 5-1 W, 10/6 @Crestwood- 5-1 W, 10/7 vs Conrad Weiser- 7-1 W

FRANK W. COX HIGH SCHOOL
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Record: 9-1-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: NR
Recent Games: 10/3 @Ocean Lakes- 5-1 W, 10/5 vs Kempsville- 8-0 W, 10/6 vs SSSAS- 3-0 W, 10/7 vs Assumption (KY)- 3-2 W

DELMAR HIGH SCHOOL
Delmar, Delaware

Record: 8-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: NR
Recent Games: 10/3 vs Laurel- 11-0 W, 10/5 @Indian River- 8-0 W


NOTRE DAME PREP SCHOOL

Towson, Maryland

Record: 11-0-0
Last Week’s National Ranking: NR
Recent Games: 10/3 @GFS- 3-0 W, 10/6 vs St Mary’s- 8-0 W


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