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Nov. 26, 2019 — Top 10 for the week of Nov. 24

With three blasts of the umpire’s whistle shortly after 3:30 last Saturday at Wethersfield (Conn.), the U.S. schlolastic season ended with the Class L championship of the CIAC going to Westport Staples (Conn.), a 4-2 victor over Darien (Conn.)

This is our last Top 10 of the 2019 season, and it will form the basis of our more well-researched Final Top 50 which will be coming in December. These Top 10 teams are not guaranteed to be in the same order when that list comes out..

This week’s No. 11 Team of the Week is the field hockey club representing Northeastern University, which won the National Field Hockey League’s fall tournament with a 3-1 win in the grand final over the University of Virginia.

1. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 26-0
Season complete: Royals won NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final with a 4-1 win over Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)

2. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 23-2
Season complete: The Vikings dropped the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final as Oak Knoll won 4-1

3. Delmar (Del.) 19-0
Season complete: In a rematch of their Turf Bowl confrontation, the Wildcats bested Dagsboro Indian River (Del.) 6-3 in the DIAA Division II final; win streak now at 64 games

4. Somerset-Berkley (Mass.) 24-0
Season complete: Raiders won their 42nd game in a row with a 4-1 win over Longmeadow (Mass.) in the MIAA Division 1 final; Lucas Crook becomes the first male varsity field hockey player to record 50 goals in a season

5. West Lawn Wilson (Pa.) 25-3
Season complete: Wilson scored a late equalizer in the PIAA Class AAA final against Hummelstown Lower Dauphin, and took the penalty shootoout 3-2

6. Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 18-1
Season complete: Won VHSL Class 5A title with a 4-1 win over Stafford Mountain View (Va.); the four goals came in the first 22 minutes of the match

7. Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.) 19-0
Season complete: The Titans got a 54th-minute goal to beat Richmond St. Catherine’s (Va.) to win the VISAA championship; current win streak now at 42 games

8. Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 23-2
Season complete: The Blue Knights played stellar defense against an all-time great in Sophia Gladieux, allowing the attack to get a rebound goal in extra time to win the PIAA Class A final 1-0 over Oley (Pa.) Valley

9. Greenwich (Conn.) Sacred Heart 21-2
Season complete: Defeated Marion Tabor Academy (Mass.) to win the NEPSAC Class A Tournament

10. Plymouth Wyoming Valley West (Pa.) 16-3-1
Season complete: Spartans were able to get the late goal to beat Palmyra (Pa.) in the PIAA Class AA final

11. Northeastern University FHC 18-1
Huskies were paced by Floris Dobber, who scored 31 goals on the season

Who’s out? None.

And bear in mind:  San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 22-2-1, San Diego Serra (Calif.) 22-3, Westport Staples (Conn.) 21-1-1; Winnetka New Trier (Ill.) 26-2-1, Assumption (Ky.) 17-10-1, St. Louis Mary Institute-Country Day School (Mo.) 17-3-1, Oley (Pa.) Valley 25-2, Palmyra (Pa.) 22-3, Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 19-1-1, Langley (Va.) 20-1-1