Donegal (Mount Joy, PA) holds onto the #1 spot in the Week #2 PA/NJ Rankings.  The Indians attack has put away 56 goals through 6 games, with Pennsylvania Preseason Player of the Year Mackenzie Allessie contributing 23 goals and 10 assists (on two 3-goal games, three 4-goal games and one 5-goal game).  At the other end of the field, 1st Team All-American goalkeeper Katie Jean (Wake Forest commit) has only allowed 2 goals.  This week Penn Manor (Millersville, PA) gets the nod ahead of Emmaus (Emmaus, PA) after registering a 4-0 week that included a 5-0 win over then ranked #17 Hershey (Hershey, PA).

Perhaps the biggest news of the week was #3 ranked Emmaus Head Coach Sue Butz-Stavin recording her 900th coaching victory.  The all-time winningest coach in High School field hockey history continues to pull away from the rest and it is hard to believe that anyone will ever be able to match her incredible career and success.  A side note on that 900th win game.. a 2-1 win in overtime against Parkland– Parkland senior goalkeeper Gabrielle Barraco (Penn State commit) recorded 40 saves in the loss!  An incredible feat in itself.

Newcomers to this week’s Top 20 include #16 Wyoming Seminary (Kingston, PA) who are off to a strong 6-0 start and were probably overlooked by not being included in the Preseason/Week #1 Rankings, and #19 Exeter Township (Reading, PA) who have knocked off #14 Oley Valley, #12 Twin Valley and just beat that same Parkland team that Emmaus took to overtime, 4-0.

 

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2017 Week #1 Rankings – PA/NJ Region

DONEGAL HIGH SCHOOL
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Record: 6-0-0
Previous Ranking: #1
Recent Games: 9/13 vs Ephrata- 11-0 W, 9/15 @Manheim Central- 9-0 W, 9/18 vs Elizabethtown- 11-0 W

 

PENN MANOR SCHOOL
Millersville, Pennsylvania

Record: 8-0-0
Previous Ranking: #3
Recent Games: 9/13 vs Warwick- W, 9/15 @Hempfield- 9-0 W, 9/16 vs Hershey- 5-0 W, 9/16 vs Central York- 8-0 W

EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL
Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Record: 8-0-0
Previous Ranking: #2
Recent Games: 9/12 vs Liberty- 12-0 W, 9/14 @E Stroudsburg- 11-0 W, 9/16 vs Parkland- 2-1 W OT, 9/18 vs Stroudsburg- 7-0 W

WEST ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL
North Caldwell, New Jersey

Record: 7-0-0
Previous Ranking: #4
Recent Games: 9/15 @Warren Hills- 6-1 W, 9/16 @Mount St Dominic- 7-0 W, 9/18 vs Montclair- 8-0 W

DOWNINGTOWN WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Record: 5-0-0
Previous Ranking: #7
Recent Games: 9/12 vs Downingtown East- 8-1 W, 9/14 vs Coatesville Area- 9-0 W

EASTERN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Voorhees, New Jersey

Record: 6-0-1
Previous Ranking: #6
Recent Games: 9/12 vs Cherokee- 5-0 W< 9/14 @Washington Twp- 12-0 W, 9/16 @Oak Knoll- 2-2 T OT, 9/18 @Camden Catholic- 3-0 W

 

LOWER DAUPHIN HIGH SCHOOL
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Record: 4-1-0
Previous Ranking: #8
Recent Games: 9/12 vs Susquehanna Twp- 7-0 W, 9/14 vs Mechanicsburg- 4-0 W, 9/18 @Palmyra- 1-0 W

OAK KNOLL SCHOOL
Summit, New Jersey

Record: 4-0-1
Previous Ranking: #10
Recent Games: 9/13 vs Summit- 9-0 W, 9/16 vs Eastern- 2-2 T OT, 9/18 @Johnson- 8-0 W

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL
Rumson, New Jersey

Record: 4-0-0
Previous Ranking: #11
Recent Games: 9/13 vs Raritan- 7-0 W, 9/15 vs St John Vianney- 11-0 W

VILLA MARIA ACADEMY
Malvern, Pennsylvania

Record: 5-1-0
Previous Ranking: #13
Recent Games: 9/12 vs Sacred Heart- 7-1 W, 9/14 vs St Basil Academy- 12-0 W, 9/15 vs Unionville- 5-1 W, 9/16 vs Villa Joseph Marie- 16-0 W

CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL
Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Record: 5-1-0
Previous Ranking: #5
Recent Games: 9/12 vs Harriton- 13-0 W, 9/14 @Radnor- 2-1 W, 9/16 @Norfolk Academy (VA)- 2-6 L

TWIN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Elverson, Pennsylvania

Record: 5-2-0
Previous Ranking: #12
Recent Games: 9/13 vs Daniel Boone- 9-0 W, 9/16 vs Palmyra- 2-1 W

MERION-MERCY ACADEMY
Merion Station, Pennsylvania

Record: 6-0-0
Previous Ranking: #14
Recent Games: 9/12 vs Gwynedd Mercy- 7-1 W, 9/13 @Agnes Irwin- 2-0 W, 9/14 vs Sacred Heart- 6-0 W

OLEY VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Oley, Pennsylvania

Record: 8-1-0
Previous Ranking: #15
Recent Games: 9/13 @Wyomissing- 12-0 W, 9/15 @Daniel Boone- 8-0 W, 9/16 vs Ephrata- 5-0 W, 9/18 vs Tulpehocken- 6-0 W

WILSON WEST LAWN HIGH SCHOOL
West Lawn, Pennsylvania

Record: 7-0-0
Previous Ranking: #16
Recent Games: 9/13 @Reading- 7-1 W, 9/14 vs Cedar Crest- 4-0 W, 9/16 vs Downingtown East- 4-1 W, 9/18 vs Daniel Boone- 6-0 W

WYOMING SEMINARY
Kingston, Pennsylvania

Record: 5-0-0
Previous Ranking: NR
Recent Games: 9/13 vs Hazleton Area- 5-1 W, 9/18 @Lackawanna Trail- 7-0 W

MOORESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Moorestown, New Jersey

Record: 4-1-0
Previous Ranking: #18
Recent Games: 9/12 vs Rancocas Valley- 7-0 W, 9/15 vs Burlington Twp- 5-0 W, 9/16 @Lawrenceville- 4-3 W

WYOMING VALLEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Plymouth, Pennsylvania

Record: 4-0-0
Previous Ranking: #19
Recent Games: 9/14 vs Delaware Valley- 6-1 W, 9/18 @Hazleton- 4-0 W

EXETER TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
Reading, Pennsylvania

Record: 6-1-0
Previous Ranking: NR
Recent Games: 9/13 @Governor Mifflin- 7-1 W, 9/18 vs Twin Valley- 3-2 W

PALMYRA AREA HIGH SCHOOL
Palmyra, Pennsylvania

Record: 5-3-0
Previous Ranking: #9
Recent Games: 9/13 vs Red Land- 3-1 W, 9/16 @Twin Valley- 1-2 L, 9/18 vs Lower Dauphin- 0-1 L


OTHERS CONSIDERED:

 

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Villanova, PA)

Bridgewater-Raritan High School (Bridgewater, NJ)

Hershey High School (Hershey, PA)

Holy Redeemer High School (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Madison High School (Madison, NJ)

Methacton High School (Norristown, PA)

Morristown High School (Morristown, NJ)

Ocean City High School (Ocean City, NJ)

Shawnee High School (Medford, NJ)

Shore Regional High School (West Long Branch, NJ)

Voorhees High School (Glen Gardner, NJ)

Wall High School (Wall Township, NJ)

Warren Hills Regional High School (Washington, NJ)

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