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Feb. 2, 2021 — Top 10 field hockey teams for games played through Dec. 17

This is going to be an interesting few weeks because we’ll be working on more than one scholastic Top 10 at a time. We’re not likely to start our Top 10s for girls’ lacrosse until the beginning of March, when most of the country takes the pitch.

You’ll notice that there is not much movement amongst the Top 10; that’s because there has not been a single scholastic field hockey game played since the NCHSAA final in December. There was supposed to have been a restart in California, but high transmittal and positivity rates in the three major metro areas of the state (San Diego, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay area) have resulted in an indefinite postponement, which is robbing some good teams of a chance to play.

Our No. 11 Team of the Month is Cincinnati Indian Hill (Ohio), which won its way into the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) state tournament for the first time in 20 years. Indian Hill won its way into the state Final Four with a win over Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame, a decade after MND became the last city team to win a field hockey state championship. Major kudos to head coach Tara Rose, who graduated from Indian Hill in 1995 and played for a pair of state championship contending teams.

1. Delmar (Del.) 15-0
Season complete: Wildcats beat Bear Caravel Academy (Del.) 4-1 to win their fifth consecutive state championship. The stateliners yielded exactly two goals during the season whilst crafting a number of artful goals on the attack end

2. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 14-0
Season complete: Vikings got by Medford Lakes Shawnee (N.Y.) 9-0 to win NJSIAA Southwest D sectional championship

3. Emmaus (Pa.) 11-0
Season complete: Solid team effort gave the Hornets a 4-0 state championship win against Harrisburg Central Dauphin in the PIAA AAA final

4. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 14-0-1
Season complete: Beat Summit Kent Place (N.J.) 3-0 in NJSIAA Central-East E sectional final

5. Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) 17-0
Season complete: Beat Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.) 3-0 to win PIAA Class A final

6. Greenwich Sacred Heart (Conn.) 0-0
Season complete:
 Sacred Heart has finished its playdays and did not have a timed, scored, and umpired game during the open week of competition in November

7. St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.) 14-0
Season complete: 
Won Midwest Field Hockey Association championship with a 1-0 overtime win over St. Louis John Burroughs (Mo.) on a backhand golazo by Taryn Tkachuk

8. Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 0-0
Despite cancellations of a number of winter sports in the greater Hampton Roads area, the field hockey season is scheduled to start on time with practice starting in the next two weeks

9. San Diego Serra (Calif.) 0-0
Owing to health and safety protocols, Serra’s first possible varsity date has been postponed indefinitely

10. Cohasset (Mass.) 13-0
Season complete: Dominated all comers in the South Shore League; it’s an open question how they would have done in the MIAA state tournament bracket

11. Cincinnati Indian Hill (Ohio) 11-5
Season complete: A storybook season ended with a 4-0 loss to Hudson (Ohio) in the state semifinal round

And bear in mind:  San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) 0-0, Glastonbury (Conn.) 14-0, Somerset-Berkley (Mass.) 0-0, Longmeadow (Mass.) 6-0, Walpole (Mass.) 8-0-1, Franklin (Mass.) 11-0-2, Andover (Mass.) 6-0, Dexter (Mich.) 16-0-1, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 12-0-1, Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 13-1, Charlotte Providence Day School (N.C.) 12-0, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) 7-1, Columbus Bishop Watterson (Ohio) 18-3, Palmyra (Pa.) 15-2, Harrisburg Central Dauphin (Pa.) 16-2, Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 6-0, East Greenwich (R.I.) 9-0, Langley (Va.) 0-0, Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 0-0