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Nov. 22, 2022 — Top 10 for the week of Nov. 20

It’s been a November to remember in scholastic field hockey. The last two weekends’ worth of competition saw more last-second goals, overtimes, and post-overtime shootouts than we’ve ever seen in 24 years of running this site. And it’s therefore fitting that Delmar (Del.), a team which was taken to overtime to start the month, finished No. 1 in our Top 10.

This is our final weekly Top 10 of the 2022 season. Our comprehensive final Top 50 will be published in December.

Our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is North Carolina. No, not the NCAA Division I champions, but the club field hockey side that plays out of Chapel Hill. The team won the National Field Hockey League with a dominating 4-0 win over Georgia last Sunday in Virginia Beach..

1. Delmar (Del.) 19-0
Season complete: Bested Claymont Archmere Academy (Del.) 7-1 to culminate a memorable and artful era in field hockey during which the Wildcats won seven straight state championships and 115 games in a row

2. San Diego Canyon Hills (Calif.) 26-0
Season complete: The Rattlers won the CIF Open Division Tournament but it was not easy; the team got a penalty corner goal with 10 seconds left to beat San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.)

3. Cherry Hill Camden Catholic (N.J.) 21-1
Season complete: Irish beat Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 2-1 to win the NJSIAA Non-Public state championship

4. Pottstown Hill School (Pa.) 19-1
Season complete: Hill beat Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) in the final minute of the PAISAA final

5. Northport (N.Y.) 23-0
Season complete: Tigers got by a game Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) outfit thanks to an Olivia McKenna overtime penalty stroke

6. Woolwich Kingsway (N.J.) 20-2-1
Season complete: The Dragons won their first state championship in style, outscoring their opposition 36-1 including a 4-1 win in the final against Hillsborough (N.J.)

7. Watertown (Mass.) 22-0
Season complete: Raiders beat Sandwich (Mass.) 2-0 in the final of the MIAA Division 3 Tournament

8. Mechanicsburg (Pa.) 21-4-1
Season complete: The Wildcats got an overtime goal from Gracyn Catalano to beat league rival Palmyra (Pa.) 1-0 in the PIAA Class AA final

9. Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 22-3-1
Season complete: Falcons were the beneficiary of an Avery Pollock overtime goal in a PIAA Class AAA final win over West Lawn Wilson (Pa.)

10. Whitney Point (N.Y.) 21-0
Season complete: The Vikings take on Wilmington Padua Academy (Del.) in the semifinals of the DIAA Division 1 Tournament

11. North Carolina Field Hockey Club 13-3-1
Season complete: Beat Georgia 4-0 in the final of the National Field Hockey League’s fall tournament

Who’s out: Emmaus (Pa.) 2-1 loss to West Lawn Wilson (Pa.); Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 2-1 OT loss to Smyrna (Del.); Palmyra (Pa.) 1-0 OT loss to Mechanicsburg (Pa.)

And bear in mind: San Jose Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) 20-2-1, Huntington Beach (Calif.) 20-1, Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.) 18-1, Darien (Conn.) 23-0, Watertown Taft (Conn.) 18-1-1, Branford (Conn.) 14-4-1, North Branford (Conn.) 19-1-1, Smyrna (Del.) 16-2, Washington St. John’s College (D.C.) 12-1, Winnetka New Trier (Ill.) 25-4, Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 22-5-1, Skowhegan (Maine) Area 18-0, Lawrence (Maine) 19-0, Winthrop (Maine) 16-2, Owings Mills Garrison Forest School (Md.) 16-1-1, Annapolis Broadneck (Md.) 20-0, Glenelg (Md.) 12-6, Crofton (Md.) 16-2, Andover (Mass.) 22-1, Walpole (Mass.) 21-2, Uxbridge (Mass.) 22-0, Ann Arbor Pioneer (Mich,) 12-1-1, Dexter (Mich.) 13-5, Frontenac Villa Duchesne (Mo.) 23-2-1, Exeter (N.H.) 17-1-1, Weare John Stark (N.H.) 16-0-1, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 20-3-1, West Deptford (N.J.) 18-4-1, Clinton North Hunterdon (N.J.) 20-5, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 17-6, Vestal (N.Y.) 15-5, Charlotte Myers Park (Calif.) 21-1, Charlotte Providence Day School (N.C.) 11-5, Worthington Thomas Worthington (Ohio) 18-2, Columbus Bishop Watterson (Ohio) 14-5, Palmyra (Pa.) 20-3-2, Boiling Springs (Pa.) 26-0, West Lawn Wilson (Pa.) 25-2-1, Emmaus (Pa.) 26-1, Providence Moses Brown (R.I.) 16-1-1, Houston St. John’s (Tex.) 18-2, Hinesburg Champlain Valley Union (Vt.) 15-2, Woodstock (Vt.) 15-1, Richmond (Va.) Collegiate 17-5, Yorktown Tabb (Va.) 24-0, Fairfax (Va.) 24-1-1, Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 17-4, Chesapeake Great Bridge (Va.) 17-3, Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels (Wisc.)