JUST RELEASED– MAX Field Hockey’s updated Class of 2020 Player Rankings!
In updating the Class of 2020 Player Rankings, MAX Field Hockey took into account new information since the last release that includes: National Futures Championship, Stars & Stripes Game, O-16 Junior National Camp, Rise Selection Camp, Young Women’s National Championship, 2018 MAX Field Hockey High School All-Region and All-Americans, Junior and Senior indoor and outdoor National Team membership, Club/High School/JNT/College coach and admin feedback, college commitments, MAX Field Hockey Player Profile information, other 2018 High School postseason awards, JPIL/JPOL major awards, 2019 MAX Field Hockey High School National Invitational Top Performers, and more. This was the toughest Top 10 we’ve ever had to do! Our feedback included almost 20 players thought to be deserving. We kept reaching out for more feedback to get to the 10 players we decided on. It will be interesting to see how that Top 10 develops over the year and who ends up on it at the end of the summer!
We also have a list of about 80 players who just missed the cut and who could easily have been included. We had to make a lot of difficult decisions! Those players will be watched closely between now and our final release of this class at the end of the summer, prior to their start of their college careers. Some we thought were deserving, we just have more information on other players at this time and that gave them the spot.
Timing of Future Player Rankings: Moving forward, MAX Field Hockey will begin releasing updated Player Rankings in the spring time. While we like updating these rankings following all the major summer selections and events, the timing is too difficult doing them in conjunction with High School rankings and awards and hosting our new High School National Invitational. Our player rankings have expanded to a total of 750 players each time around for 5 classes! We have a ton of data, feedback and profiles to sort through and want to make sure we put the proper time into doing so and making our decisions. The spring is a great “down time” for us to do so. We will still do a final ranking of the outgoing senior class at the end of the summer, along with the ranking of our Top 10 incoming College classes.
Over the next couple of weeks we will continue releasing updated rankings for the next classes. The Class of 2021 will be updated. The Class of 2022 will move from a Top 100 list to a full Top 10, Top 50, Next 50 and Watch List. We will also be releasing a Top 50 players from the Class of 2023. The exact timing is to be determined and will depend on how long it takes us to sort through all of the data and information we have. We thank you for your patience as we take the time we need to be confident in the lists we release.
Questions/Feedback on Player Rankings: We always welcome and accept player feedback to consider for our Player Rankings. Please go to the main menu bar and select “Player Rankings”—“Submit Feedback” to learn more. We will NOT share information with anyone about what feedback or information we have received about players. We will also not share information on why we ranked a player where we did. Please remember that our Player Rankings are subjective, based on the information we have available to us, and that players are ranked in categories based on the overall talent level of the class as a whole. So while a player may be a “Top 50” player in someone’s mind, we compare that player to the class as a whole to make the decision on whether they fall in the Top 50 category for our rankings. If a player wishes to NOT be included in our player rankings, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure they are not included.
As always, there are so many great players out there across the country and we certainly will miss some of them in our rankings! If you think we missed a deserving player, please make sure they have created a player profile and submit feedback to let us know.