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Nov. 25, 2014 — Top 10 for the week of Nov. 23

With the scholastic field hockey season coming to thrilling conclusions in New Jersey and California last week, here’s the last of our weekly quick-and-dirty Top 10s of the year. This list forms the basis of our well-researched Top 50 which is coming out next month. As usual, we’re not guaranteeing that the Top 10 in that list will be in the same order as you’ll find here.

This week’s No. 11 Team of the Week is Plymouth State University, winners of the ECAC Division III New England Championship. The Panthers won the title match last week, 2-0 against Gordon College, but only after holding off the Fighting Scots in a furious second half. Gordon had 17 corners but only forced Plymouth State goalie Alivia Bates to make eight stops.

1. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 27-0

Season complete: Completed an extraordinary season with a 3-2 win over Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) in NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final; the team averaged more than nine goals per match

2. Watertown (Mass.) 23-0

Season complete: Beat Auburn (Mass.) 5-0 for MIAA Division 2 championship; did not give up a goal all season

3. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 24-2

Season complete: Took one of the best teams in history to an inch of its life in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final

4. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 23-0

Season complete: Beat Garden City (N.Y.) 3-1 in NYSPHSAA Class B championship

5. Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 26-1

Season complete: Beat Villanova Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.) 3-2 in PAISAA championship

6. Los Gatos (Calif.) 18-0

Season complete: Wildcats defeated San Jose Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) to win CIF Central Coast championship

7. Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 19-0

Season complete: Defeated Woodside Polytech (Del.) 3-1 in DIAA final

8T. Palmyra (Pa.) 23-2-1

Season complete: After dominating Emmaus (Pa.) in state semifinal, drew 1-1 with Penn Manor in PIAA Class AAA final

8T. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 24-4-1

Season complete: Cassie Kline powered Comets to state semifinal win and a 1-1 draw with Palmryra in PIAA Class AAA final

9. Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 21-2

Season complete: Falcons won VHSL Class 6A final with 1-0 win over Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.)

10. Malvern Villa Maria (Pa.) 22-1-1

Season complete: Won first state title since 1994 with 2-1 win over Mountain Top Crestwood (Pa.) in PIAA Class AA final

11. Plymouth State University 14-5

Nikki Garvey had a goal and assist in the championship game against Gordon

Who’s out: none

And bear in mind: San Diego Serra (Calif.) 26-1, San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 24-3, San Jose Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) 16-2-1, San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) 21-6, Huntington Beach Edison (Calif.) 17-0, Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.) 17-0, Madison Daniel Hand (Conn.) 18-2, Glastonbury (Conn.) 18-0-2, Darien (Conn.) 15-4-1, Burlington Lewis Mills (Conn.) 19-0, Lakeville Hotchkiss School (Conn.) 15-0-1, Winnetka New Trier (Ill.) 22-2-1, Lake Forest (Ill.) 22-3-1, Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 22-3-1, Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) 25-3-2, Scarborough (Maine) 18-0, York (Maine) 18-0, Winslow (Maine) 17-0-1, Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 14-0-2, Severna Park (Md.) 16-2, Bolton Nashoba Regional (Mass.) 19-1-1, Acton-Boxborough (Mass.) 23-0-1, St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.) 24-1, Hampton Winnacunnet (N.H.) 15-2, Lebanon (N.H.) 16-1, Berlin (N.H.) 17-1, Washington Warren Hills (N.J.) 23-4, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.) 23-1-2, West Long Branch Shore Regional (N.J.) 21-4-2, Mamaroneck (N.Y.) 21-1, Whitney Point (N.Y.) 20-1, Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day School 13-2, East Chapel Hill (N.C.) 19-2, Shaker Heights (Ohio) 9-12, Providence Moses Brown (R.I.) 18-2, Providence Classical (R.I.) 17-2, Dallas Hockaday (Tex.) 10-3-2, Essex Junction Essex (Vt.) 15-0-1, South Burlington Rice Memorial (Vt.) 17-1, Newport North Country Union (Vt.) 12-5, Virginia Beach Princess Anne (Va.) 22-1-1, Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 20-3, Yorktown Tabb (Va.) 22-1, Norfolk (Va.) Academy 14-5-1, University School of Milwaukee (Wisc.) 23-0


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