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May 4, 2021 — Monthly field hockey Top 10 for the week of May 2

We’re in the home stretch for domestic field hockey, as North Carolina will have a playoff later this month for the schools which did not participate in last fall’s competition. The May 22nd final should be the final field hockey game played in the 2020-2021 scholastic year.

This is going to be the last of our monthly Top 10s for the academic year; we’ll have our well-researched Top 50 next month as part of our end-of-season field hockey stories.

Our No. 11 Team of the Month is James Madison High School of Vienna, Va.. The school, almost invisibly tucked away off the main drag through town, did something that few field hockey teams have done in more than 112 years of scholastic field hockey: go through a minimum eight-game season without giving up a goal. Madison was able to beat a very good Virginia Beach Floyd Kellam (Va.) side in the Class 5 championship final in the Virginia High School League. It was the Warhawks’ 15th clean sheet in 15 starts.

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.J.) 9-0 to win the NJSIAA Southwest D sectional championship

3. Emmaus (Pa.) 16-0
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.) 13-0
Season complete: Falcons won their 22nd state championship with a 1-0 overtime win over Fredericksburg Stafford (Va.) in the VHSL Class 5 championship

9. San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) 11-0
Season complete:
The Falcons’ month-long season (no CIF postseason) included signature wins over Serra and Scripps Ranch, and the team survived a player who moved away as well as another who is playing lacrosse in the spring

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. Vienna James Madison (Va.) 15-0
Season complete: Warhawks did not have head coach Carrie Holman on the sidelines, as she was two days away from giving birth, but technology helped keep her in touch with the team during the playoffs

And bear in mind:  San Diego Serra (Calif.) 9-1, Aurora Regis Jesuit (Colo.) 9-1, Glastonbury (Conn.) 14-0, Somerset-Berkley (Mass.) 9-0, Longmeadow (Mass.) 6-0, Walpole (Mass.) 8-0-1, Franklin (Mass.) 11-0-2, Worcester Doherty (Mass.) 14-0, Andover (Mass.) 6-0, Dexter (Mich.) 16-0-1, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 12-0-1, Northport (N.Y.) 16-1, 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, Poquoson (Va.) 12-2; Chesapeake Great Bridge (Va.) 10-1

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