VSN BOYS SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 2

1. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY FRIARS

Current Record: 7-0
Last Week’s Rank: 1

LAST WEEK: def. Archbishop Spalding, 6-0; def. then No. 9 Loyola, 5-0; The Hun School, 7-0, 9/17.
THIS WEEK: at John Carroll, 9/18, vs. No. 2 McDonogh, 9/20; at Gilman, 9/22.

2. MCDONOGH EAGLES

Current Record: 7-0
Last Week’s Rank: 2

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 9 Loyola, 2-1, 9/13; def. then No. 10 Calvert Hall, 2-1, 9/15; def. Berkshire (MA), 3-1, at Haverford, 9/17.
THIS WEEK: at No. 1 Archbishop Curley, 9/20; vs. No. 6 Mount St. Joseph, 9/22.

3. RIVER HILL HAWKS

Current Record: 6-0
Last Week’s Rank: 4

LAST WEEK: def. Howard, 3-1, 9/9; def. Marriotts Ridge, 4-0, 9/14.
THIS WEEK: at No. 5 Mount Hebron, 9/19.

4. SEVERNA PARK FALCONS

Current Record: 3-1
Last Week’s Rank: 3

LAST WEEK: lost to Northern-Calvert, 2-1, 9/11; def. Arundel, 6-1, 9/13.
NEXT WEEK: vs. No. 11 South River, 9/19, at No. 7 Meade, 9/21.

5. MOUNT HEBRON VIKINGS

Current Record: 4-0
Last Week’s Rank: 5

LAST WEEK: def. Long Reach, 9-1, 9/12; def. Atholton, 3-1, 9/14.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 3 River Hill, 9/19.

6. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH GAELS

Current Record: 5-2
Last Week’s Rank: 7

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 19 Gilman, 1-0, 9/15.
THIS WEEK: at No. 9 Loyola, 9/18; vs. No. 10 Calvert Hall, 9/20; at No. 2 McDonogh, 9/22.

7. MEADE MUSTANGS

Current Record: 4-0
Last Week’s Rank: 8

LAST WEEK: def. Indian Creek, 8-0; 9/12; def. Annapolis, 2-0, 9/14.
THIS WEEK: at Chesapeake-AA, 9/19; vs. No. 4 Severna Park, 9/21.

8. C. MILTON WRIGHT MUSTANGS

Current Record: 2-0-1
Last Week’s Rank 6

LAST WEEK: tied Century, 1-1, 9/13.
THIS WEEK: vs. North Hartford, 9/20; vs. South Carroll, 9/22.

9. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD DONS

Current Record: 3-3-1
Last Week’s Rank: 9

LAST WEEK: lost to No. 2 McDonogh, 2-1, 9/13; lost to No. 1 Archbishop Curley, 5-0, 9/15; def. Boys’ Latin, 2-0, 9/16.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 6 Mount St. Joseph, 9/18; vs. St. Paul’s, 9/20; vs. Archbishop Spalding, 9/22.

10. CALVERT HALL CARDINALS

Current Record: 3-2
Last Week’s Rank: 10

LAST WEEK: def. John Carroll, 2-1, 9/13; lost to No. 2 McDonogh, 2-1, 9/15.
THIS WEEK: at Gilman, 9/18; at No. 6 Mount St. Joseph, 9/20; vs. Loch Raven, 9/22.

11. SOUTH RIVER SEAHAWKS

Current Record: 3-0-1
Last Week’s Rank: 12

LAST WEEK: def. Broadneck, 2-1, 9/14.
NEXT WEEK: at No. 4 Severna Park, 9/19; vs. Old Mill 9/21.

12. EASTERN TECH MAVERICKS

Current Record: 5-1
Last Week’s Rank: 15

LAST WEEK: def. Perry Hall, 1-0, 9/12; def. Pikesville, 8-0, 9/14; def. Rising Sun, 3-0.
THIS WEEK: vs. Patterson, 9/22.

13. BEL AIR BOBCATS

Current Record: 3-1
Last Week’s Rank: 16

LAST WEEK: def. Walter Johnson, 1-0, 9/14; def. John Carroll, 3-0, 9/16.
THIS WEEK: at Sparrows Point, 9/22.

14. PATAPSCO PATRIOTS

Current Record: 5-1
Last Week’s Rank: 11

LAST WEEK: def. Pikesville, 4-0, 9/11; def. Franklin, 1-0, 9/14; lost to Owings Mills, 4-1, 9/14.
NEXT WEEK: at Dundalk, 9/22.

15. SOUTH CARROLL CAVALIERS

Current Record: 5-0
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranked

LAST WEEK: def. Glenelg, 2-1, 9/11; def. Francis Scott Key, 5-1, 9/12.
THIS WEEK: at No. 8 C. Milton Wright, 9/22.

16. FALLSTON COUGARS

Current Record: 3-2
Last Week’s Rank: 14

LAST WEEK: def. Havre de Grace, 4-0, 9/14; lost to Perry Hall, 2-1, 9/16.
NEXT WEEK: at Aberdeen, 9/19.

17. CENTENNIAL EAGLES

Current Record: 2-1-1
Last Week’s Rank:
17

LAST WEEK: def. Gelnelg, 1-0, 9/12; def. Long Reach, 9/14.
THIS WEEK: vs. Wilde Lake, 9/19.

18. FRIENDS SCHOOL QUAKERS

Current Record: 4-0-1
Last Week’s Rank: 20

LAST WEEK: tied Annapolis Area Christian, 1-1, 9/11; def. then No. 18 Severn, 2-1, 9/15.
THIS WEEK: vs. Park, 9/19; at Saints Peter & Paul, 9/22.

19. CONCORDIA PREP SAINTS

Current Record: 5-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranked

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 18 Severn, 3-1, 9/11; def. Park, 2-0, 9/13; def. Saints Peter & Paul, 2-0, 9/15
THIS WEEK: at Mount Carmel, 9/18; at Boys’ Latin, 9/19; at Gerstell, 9/22.

20. CENTURY KNIGHTS

Current Record: 2-0-3
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranked

LAST WEEK: def. Owings Mills, 5-0, 9/11; tied then No. 6 C. Milton Wright, 1-1, 9/13; def Atholton, 1-0, 9/15.
NEXT WEEK: at Catonsville, 9/18; at Francis Scott Key, 9/19.

VSN GIRLS SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 2

 

1. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING CAVALIERS

Current Record: 5-0-1
Last Week’s Rank: 1

LAST WEEK: def. the No. 8 Notre Dame Prep, 1-0, 9/12; def. John Carroll, 5-0, 9/14.
NEXT WEEK: at No. 2 McDonogh, 9/19.

2. MCDONOGH EAGLES

Current Record: 4-0
Last Week’s Rank: 2

LAST WEEK: def. No. 5 Mercy, 3-2, 9/12; def. Good Counsel, 2-0, 9/14.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, 9/19.

3. PERRY HALL GATORS

Current Record: 5-0
Last Week’s Rank: 4

LAST WEEK: def. Eastern Tech, 1-0, 9/12.
NEXT WEEK: vs. Patterson Mill, 9/18; at No. 7 Sparrows Point, 9/19.

4. MERCY MAGIC

Current Record: 5-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 5

LAST WEEK: lost to No. 2 McDonogh, 3-2; def. then 8 Notre Dame Prep, 3-0, 9/14; def. Loch Raven, 4-0, 9/15.
THIS WEEK: vs. Gerstell Academy, 9/19.

5. RIVER HILL HAWKS

Current Record: 2-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 3

LAST WEEK: tied Howard, 2-2; def. Marriotts Ridge, 2-0.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 8 Mount Hebron, 9/19.

6. BEL AIR BOBCATS

Current Record: 3-3
Last Week’s Rank: 6

LAST WEEK: lost to Leonardtown, 2-1, 9/12; def. Walter Johnson, 2-1, 9/14; lost to John Carroll, 3-2, 9/16.
THIS WEEK: vs. Harford Tech, 9/19.

7. SPARROWS POINT POINTERS

Current Record: 3-1
Last Week’s Rank: 7

LAST WEEK: def. Towson, 3-1, 9/12; def. Franklin, 10-0, 9/14.
NEXT WEEK: vs. No. 3 Perry Hall, 9/19.

8. MOUNT HEBRON VIKINGS

Current Record: 4-0
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranked

LAST WEEK: def. Long Reach, 5-0, 9/12; def. Atholton, 2-1, 9/14.
THIS WEEK: at No. 5 River Hill, 9/19.

9. SEVERNA PARK

Current Record: 2-0-2
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranked.

LAST WEEK: def. Arundel, 6-1, 9/13.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 11 South River, 9/19; at Meade, 9/21.

10. NOTRE DAME PREP BLAZERS

Current Record: 1-3-1
Last Week’s Rank: 8

LAST WEEK: lost to No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, 1-0, 9/12; lost to No. 5 Mercy, 3-0, 9/14; def. Friends Central (PA), 2-0, 9/16.
THIS WEEK: at John Carroll, 9/19.

11. PATTERSON MILL HUSKIES

Current Record: 3-1
Last Week’s Rank: 12

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 9 South River, 2-0, 9/13.
THIS WEEK: at No. 3 Perry Hall, 9/18; at North East, 9/20.

12. SOUTH RIVER SEAHAWKS

Current Record: 2-1
Last Week’s Rank: 9

LAST WEEK: lost to then No. 12 Patterson Mill, 2-0, 9/13; def. then No. 13 Broadneck, 9/14.
THIS WEEK: at Severna Park, 9/19; vs. Old Mill, 9/21.

13. CENTENNIAL EAGLES

Current Record: 4-0
Last Week’s Rank: 15

LAST WEEK: def. Glenelg, 2-0, 9/12; def. Long Reach, 2-0, 9/14.
NEXT WEEK: at Liberty, 9/23.

14. ATHOLTON RAIDERS

Current Record: 2-1
Last Week’s Rank: 10

LAST WEEK: def. Reservoir, 2-0, 9/12; lost to Mount Hebron, 9/14.
THIS WEEK: vs. Hammond, 9/22.

15. WINTERS MILL FALCONS

Current Record: 2-1
Last Week’s Rank: 14

LAST WEEK: lost to Good Counsel 5-2, 9/12; def. then No. 16 Hereford, 3-2, 9/15.
THIS WEEK: vs. Liberty, 9/19.

16. BROADNECK BRUINS

Current Record: 2-2
Last Week’s Rank: 13

LAST WEEK: lost to then No. 9 South River, 2-1, 9/14; def. Lakota East (OH), 3-1, 9/16.
THIS WEEK: at Old Mill, 9/19; vs. Arundel, 9/22.

17. HEREFORD BULLS

Current Record: 4-2
Last Week’s Rank: 16

LAST WEEK: def. Kenwood, 6-0, 9/12 , lost to then No. 14 Winters Mill, 9/15.
THIS WEEK: No games scheduled

18. RESERVOIR GATORS

Current Record: 4-1
Last Week’s Rank:
17

LAST WEEK: lost to Atholton, 2-0, 9/12; def. Glenelg, 1-0, 9/14.
THIS WEEK: vs. Oakland Mill, 9/19.

19. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS GATORS

Current Record: 2-0-1
Last Week’s Rank: 19

LAST WEEK: def. Mount Carmel, 7-0, 9/9; def. St. Mary’s, 2-1, 9/12.
THIS WEEK: at Friends, 9/19.

20. WESTMINSTER OWLS

Current Record: 2-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 19

LAST WEEK: def. Thomas Johnson, 4-3, 9/12.
THIS WEEK: vs. Linganore, 9/18.

VSN BOYS SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 1

1. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY FRIARS

Current Record: 4-0
Last Week’s Rank: 1

LAST WEEK: def. Haverford (PA), 2-1, and Shipley School (PA), 8-1, at the Mid-Atlantic Jamboree (PA), 8/29-30; def. then No. 2 Mount St. Joseph, 8-1, 9/6; def. St. Paul’s, 3-1, 9/8.
THIS WEEK: vs. Archbishop Spalding, 9/13; vs. No. 9 Loyola Blakefield, 9/15; at Hun School (NJ), 9/17.

2. MCDONOGH EAGLES

Current Record: 4-0
Last Week’s Rank: 3

LAST WEEK: def. John Carroll, 3-0, 9/1; def. DeMatha, 1-0, 9/5; def. St. Paul’s, 3-0, 9/6; def. then No. 18 Gilman, 2-0, 9/8.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 9 Loyola Blakefield, 9/13; vs. No. 10 Calvert Hall, 9/15.

3. SEVERNA PARK FALCONS

Current Record: 2-0
Last Week’s Rank: 4

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 15 Severn, 4-1, and Gonzaga, 4-1, at AACC Tournament, 9/1-2.
NEXT WEEK: vs. No. 16 Bel Air, 9/11; vs. Arundel, 9/13.

4. RIVER HILL HAWKS

Current Record: 4-0
Last Week’s Rank: 5

LAST WEEK: def. Winters Mill, 3-1, 9/2; def. Tuscarora, 2-0, 9/8; def. Sparrows Point, 2-1, and Urbana, 2-1 PK’s, 9/9.
THIS WEEK: at Howard, 9/12; vs. Marriotts Ridge, 9/14.

5. MOUNT HEBRON VIKINGS

Current Record: 2-0
Last Week’s Rank: 6

LAST WEEK: def. Catonsville, 1-0, and Leonardtown, 3-2 PK’s, to win Catonsville Tournament, 9/8-9.
THIS WEEK: at Atholton, 9/14; vs. No. 5 River Hill, 9/19.

6. C. MILTON WRIGHT MUSTANGS

Current Record: 2-0
Last Week’s Rank 8

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 17 Perry Hall, 1-0, and def. Dulaney, 5-1, at Bel Air Tournament, 9/8-9
THIS WEEK: at Century, 9/13

7. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH GAELS

Current Record: 4-2
Last Week’s Rank: 2

LAST WEEK: def. Archbishop Spalding, 3-0, 9/1; lost to No. 1 Archbishop Curley, 2-0, 9/6; def. John Carroll, 1-0, 9/8; lost to Leanardtown, 6-2, and def. Catonsville, 3-0, at Catonsville Tournament, 9/9.
THIS WEEK: at St. Paul’s, 9/12.

8. MEADE MUSTANGS

Current Record: 2-0
Last Week’s Rank: 10

LAST WEEK: def. Long Reach, 2-0, and Howard, 2-1, at Meade Fall Classic, 9/7&9.
THIS WEEK: vs. Indian Creek, 9/12; at Annapolis, 9/14.

9. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD DONS

Current Record: 2-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 11

LAST WEEK: def. Germantown Friends (PA), 7-1, and tied Haverford School (PA), 2-2, at Mid-Atlantic Jamboree (PA), 8/29-30; lost to then No. 18 Gilman, 2-0; def. then No. 7 Calvert Hall, 3-1.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 2 McDonogh, 9/13; at No. 1 Archbishop Curley, 9/15; at Boys’ Latin, 9/16.

10. CALVERT HALL CARDINALS

Current Record: 2-1
Last Week’s Rank: 2-1

LAST WEEK: def. St. Paul’s, 1-0, 9/1; def. Archbishop Spalding, 2-1, 9/6; lost to then No. 11 Loyola Blakefield, 3-1, 9/8.
THIS WEEK: at John Carroll, 9/13; vs. No. 2 McDonogh, 9/15.

11. PATAPSCO PATRIOTS

Current Record: 3-0
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranked

LAST WEEK: def. Hereford, 2-0, 9/6; def. Patterson Mill, 2-1, and No. 20 Fallston, 1-0, at Bel Air Tournament, 9/8-9
NEXT WEEK: at Pikesville, 9/11; vs. Franklin, 9/12; at Owings Mills, 9/14.

12. SOUTH RIVER SEAHAWKS

Current Record: 2-0-1
Last Week’s Rank: 16

LAST WEEK: tied Gonzaga, 1-1; def. then No. 14 Severn, 4-0; def. Huntingtown, 4-0.
NEXT WEEK: at Broadneck, 9/14.

13. FALLSTON COUGARS

Current Record: 2-1
Last Week’s Rank: 20

LAST WEEK: def. Edgewood, 13-0, 9/1; def. No. 9 Eastern Tech, 3-2, and lost to Patapsco, 1-0, at Bel Air Tournament, 9/9.
NEXT WEEK: at Havre de Grace, 9/14; at Perry Hall, 9/16.

14. EASTERN TECH MAVERICKS

Current Record: 2-1
Last Week’s Rank: 9

LAST WEEK: def. Dulaney, 2-0, 9/7; lost to Fallston, 3-1, and def. then No. 13 Bel Air, 3-1, at Bel Air Tournament, 9/9.
THIS WEEK: vs. Perry Hall, 9/12; vs. Pikesville, 9/14; vs. Rising Sun, 9/15.

15. BEL AIR BOBCATS

Current Record: 1-0
Last Week’s Rank: 13

LAST WEEK: def. Dulaney, 4-3, 9/8.
THIS WEEK: at No. 3 Severna Park, 9/11; vs. TBA, at Walter Johnson Tournament, 9/13-14; vs. John Carroll, 9/16.

16 OAKLAND MILLS SCORPIONS

Current Record: 3-0
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranked

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 12 Catonsville, 1-0; def. Loch Raven, 9-3, and La Plata, 3-1, at Oakland Mills/Wilde Lake Tournament, 9/9.
THIS WEEK: at Wilde Lake, 9/12, at Hammond, 9/15.

17. CENTENNIAL EAGLES

Current Record: 0-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 14

LAST WEEK: lost to South Carroll, 3-0, 9/1; tied Chesapeake-AA, 1-1, 9/9.
THIS WEEK: at Glenelg, 9/12, at Long Reach, 9/14.

18. SEVERN ADMIRALS

Current Record: 3-2
Last Week’s Rank: 15

LAST WEEK: def. Annapolis Area Christian, 3-0, 8/31; lost to then No. 4 Severna Park, 4-1, 9/1; lost to then No. 16 South River, 4-0, 9/2; def. St. Mary’s, 5-1, 9/6; def. St. Mary’s-Ryken, 5-0, 9/8.
NEXT WEEK: vs. Concordia Prep, 9/11; vs. Saints Peter & Paul, 9/13; at No. 20 Friends, 9/15.

19. GILMAN GREYHOUNDS

Current Record: 2-3
Last Week’s Rank: 18

LAST WEEK: def. Boys’ Latin, 4-0; def. then No. 11 Loyola, 2-0; lost to Haverford (PA), 2-1, 9/2; lost to John Carroll, 2-0, 9/6; lost to then No. 3 McDonogh, 2-0, 9/8.
THIS WEEK: at No. 7 Mount St. Joseph, 9/15.

20. FRIENDS SCHOOL QUAKERS

Current Record: 3-0
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranked

LAST WEEK: def. St. Mary’s, 1-0, 9/1; def. Boys’ Latin, 4-1, 9/6; def. Concordia Prep, 3-2, 9/8.
THIS WEEK: vs. Annapolis Area Christian, 9/11; vs. Severn, 9/15.

VSN GIRLS SOCCER TOP 20 – WEEK 1

 

1. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING CAVALIERS

Current Record: 3-0-1
Last Week’s Rank: 1

LAST WEEK: tied Severna Park, 1-1, 9/1; def. then No. 11 Arundel, 3-0, 9/2; def. Severn, 2-0, 9/5; def. St. John’s (DC), 4-1, 9/8.
NEXT WEEK: vs. No. 8 Notre Dame Prep, 9/12; vs. John Carroll, 9/14.

2. MCDONOGH EAGLES

Current Record: 2-0
Last Week’s Rank: 2

LAST WEEK: def. Leonardtown, 5-0, and the No. 4 River Hill, 1-0, at River Hill Tournament, 9/8-9.
THIS WEEK: at No. 5 Mercy, 9/12; vs. Good Counsel, 9/14.

3. RIVER HILL HAWKS

Current Record: 1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 4

LAST WEEK: def. Good Counsel, 3-0, and lost to No. 2 McDonogh, 1-0, at River Hill Tournament.
THIS WEEK: vs. Howard, 9/12; at Marriotts Ridge, 9/14.

4. PERRY HALL GATORS

Current Record: 4-0
Last Week’s Rank: 7

LAST WEEK: def. Walter Johnson, 3-1, and Gaithersburg, 2-0, at Walter Johnson Tournament, 9/2; def. Fallston, 3-0, 9/5; def. Loch Raven, 3-0, 9/7.
NEXT WEEK: vs. Eastern Tech, 9/12.

5. MERCY MAGIC

Current Record: 3-0-1
Last Week’s Rank: 19

LAST WEEK: def. IND, 4-0, 8/29; def. then No. 4 Bel Air, 3-1, and tied Huntingtown, 1-1, at Bel Air Tournament, 9/1; def. C. Milton Wright, 3-1, 9-7.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 2 Mercy, 9/12; at No. 7 Notre Dame Prep, 9/14.

6. BEL AIR BOBCATS

Current Record: 2-1
Last Week’s Rank: 6

LAST WEEK: lost to then No. 19 Mercy, 3-1, 9/1 and def. then No. Century, 2-1, at Bel Air Tournament, 9/1; def. then No. 3 Sparrows Point, 2-0, 9/9.
THIS WEEK: at Leonardtown, 9/12; vs. TBA at Walter Johnson Tournament, 9/13-14.

7. SPARROWS POINT POINTERS

Current Record: 1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 3

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 18 Hereford, 2-0, 9/7; lost to then No. 6 Bel Air, 2-0, 9/9.
NEXT WEEK: at Towson, 9/12; at Franklin, 9/14.

8. NOTRE DAME PREP BLAZERS

Current Record: 0-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 5

LAST WEEK: tied Good Counsel, 9/5; lost to St. John’s (DC), 1-0.
THIS WEEK: at No. 1 Archbishop Spalding, 9/12; vs. No. 5 Mercy, 9/14.

9. SOUTH RIVER SEAHAWKS

Current Record: 1-0
Last Week’s Rank: 8

LAST WEEK: def. St. Mary’s, 1-0, at AACC Showcase, 9/1.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 12 Patterson Mill, 9/12; at No. 13 Broadneck, 9/14.

10. ATHOLTON RAIDERS

Current Record: 1-0
Last Week’s Rank: 13

LAST WEEK: def. then No. 9 Century, 2-1, 9/7.
THIS WEEK: vs. Reservoir, 9/12; at Mount Hebron, 9/14.

11. CENTURY KNIGHTS

Current Record: 0-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 9

LAST WEEK: tied Huntingtown, 1-1, and lost to No. 6 Bel Air, 2-1, at Bel Air Tournament, 9/1; lost to then No. 13 Atholton, 2-1, 9/7.
THIS WEEK: at C. Milton Wright, 9/13; vs. Catonsville, 9/15.

12. PATTERSON MILL HUSKIES

Current Record: 2-1
Last Week’s Rank: 10

LAST WEEK: def. Fallston, 1-0, and lost to North Harford, 3-1, at Patterson Mill Tournament, 9/2; def. Rising Sun, 2-0, 9/8.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 9 South River, 9/12; at Winters Mill, 9/14.

13. BROADNECK BRUINS

Current Record: 1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 12

LAST WEEK: def. Middletown, 2-1, 9/1; and lost to Urbana, 2-0, at Middletown Tournament, 9/1-2.
THIS WEEK: vs. No. 9 South River, 9/14; vs. Lakota East (OH), 9/16.

14. WINTERS MILL FALCONS

Current Record: 1-0
Last Week’s Rank: 15

LAST WEEK: def. Harford Tech, 1-0, 9/6.
THIS WEEK: at Good Counsel, 9/12; vs. No. 10 Patterson Mill, 9/14; at No. 16 Hereford, 9/15.

15. CENTENNIAL EAGLES

Current Record: 2-0
Last Week’s Rank: 17

LAST WEEK: def. Centennial, 2-0, and Catonsville, 1-0, at the Catonsville Tournament, 9/9.
NEXT WEEK: at Glenelg, 9/12; vs. Long Reach, 9/14.

16. HEREFORD BULLS

Current Record: 2-1
Last Week’s Rank: 18

LAST WEEK: def. Patapsco, 7-0, 9/5; lost to then No. 3 Sparrows Point, 2-0, 9/7; def. Glenelg, 3-2, and Manchester Valley, 4-1; at Manchester Valley Tournament, 9/9.
THIS WEEK: vs. Kenwood, 9/12; vs. No. ??? Winters Mill, 9/15.

17. RESERVOIR GATORS

Current Record: 3-0
Last Week’s Rank:
20

LAST WEEK: def. Blake, 1-0, 9/5; def. Meade, 2-0, and Harford Tech, 2-0, at Reservoir Tournament, 9/9.
THIS WEEK: at No. 10 Atholton, 9/12; at Glenelg, 9/14.

18. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS GATORS

Current Record: 0-0-1
Last Week’s Rank: 14

LAST WEEK: tied John Carroll, 1-1, 9/8.
THIS WEEK: vs. St. Mary’s, 9/12.

19. WESTMINSTER OWLS

Current Record: 1-1-1
Last Week’s Rank: 16

LAST WEEK: lost to Urbana, 5-0, and tied Middletown, 1-1, at Middletown Tournament, 9/1-2; def. Arundel, 1-0, 9/7.
THIS WEEK: vs. Thomas Johnson, 9/12; at Damascus, 9/18.

20. FRIENDS SCHOOL QUAKERS

Current Record: 3-0
Last Week’s Rank: Not ranke

LAST WEEK: def. Annapolis Area Christian, 3-0, 8/29; def. Garrison Forest, 2-1, 9/7; def. Jemicy, 9-1, 9/8.
THIS WEEK: at Bryn Mawr, 9/12.

VSN BOYS SOCCER PRESEASON TOP 20

1. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY FRIARS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #2
2016 Record: 19-4-2

Led by senior Nick Richardson, a University of Maryland commit and the 2016 VSN Defensive Player of the Year, Curley seeks to break through for a MIAA A Conference title, after two consecutive losses in the league finals. Senior Ben Stitz, a University of Pennsylvania commit, is the key to the Friars’ offense.

2. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH GAELS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #3
2016 Record: 14-3-2

After spending large chunks of the 2016 season atop the VSN poll, the Gaels return a deep and talented team which will enter the season as co-favorites in the MIAA A Conference with Archbishop Curley. Seniors Brett St. Martin, a University of Maryland commit, and Tyler Collins are two of the top defenders in the state and senior Ian Reger returns as one of the area’s top scoring threats.

3. MCDONOGH EAGLES

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #4
2016 Record: 15-7

After losing only one match over the two previous seasons, a young McDonogh squad fell seven times in 2016, but the Eagles came on strong at the end of the year and are poised to make an bigger push this fall. Traditionally, McDonogh garners its strength from the back forward and defenders Jake Steinberg and Luke Davis will lead the back line, while Casey Settleman is the team’s top weapon up top.

4. SEVERNA PARK FALCONS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #7
2016 Record: 15-3-1

Andrew Belloff is one of the Maryland’s most dangerous offensive performers and along with fellow forward Keaton Bathras, provides Severna Park perhaps the best 1-2 offensive punch in the state. The Falcons are also loaded and experienced in the back after last fall’s trip to the Class 4A state semifinals.

5. RIVER HILL HAWKS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: Not Ranked
2016 Record: 10-5-1

River Hill made tremendous strides in 2016, after a tough start, and has eight starters back, led by an outstanding junior class. The key, however, could be dynamic goal-scorer Andrew Donkor, back with the Hawks, after playing Academy soccer last year.

6. MOUNT HEBRON VIKINGS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #5
2016 Record: 16-2

The class of Howard County in each of the last two seasons and a finalist in Class 3A last fall, Mount Hebron is led by midfielders Trevor Namie and Sebastian Tobar. The Vikings have depth on the offensive end, but will need some new faces to acclimate quickly.

7. CALVERT HALL CARDINALS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #1
2016 Record: 15-4-1

The reigning MIAA A Conference champions have graduated a ton of Division I talent, but the depth that vaulted the Cardinals to the top last fall, will keep the Cardinals among the area’s elite programs. Sophomore defender Ben Bender will step into a leadership role and four-year starter Jake Saudek will anchor the team up top.

8. C. MILTON WRIGHT MUSTANGS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #19
2016 Record: 10-5-2

C. Milton Wright should be the top team in the UCBAC, with its experienced roster, led by Ryan Miller, who is entering his fourth year as the team’s starting goalkeeper.

9. EASTERN TECH MAVERICKS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #12
2016 Record: 14-4

Always a premier program in Baltimore County, Eastern Tech returns 16 players and nine starters from a squad which reached the Class 2A State Semifinals. Led by seniors Kair Kressman (forward) and Andrew Holt (goalkeeper) a state title run is in order.

10. MEADE MUSTANGS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #9
2016 Record: 13-2-2

Meade surprised some in 2016 by besting traditional powers Severna Park and Broadneck for the Anne Arundel County Championship. The Mustangs lost some key talent to graduation, but some the squad’s younger stars look ready to emerge for coach Michael Banach, who returns after one season away from the Meade sideline.

11. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD DONS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: Not Ranked
2016 Record: 6-11

The Dons are coming off an uncharacteristic losing season, but their experience and talent level project a bounce back campaign in 2017. The gauntlet of power in the MIAA A Conference will not make things easy, but if veteran coach Lee Tschantret can mold a new back line, the Dons have the scoring punch to compete.

12. CATONSVILLE COMETS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #16
2016 Record: 13-4

Catonsville has won the last two Baltimore County titles, but the Comets have not been able to parlay that success in the state playoffs. Mckenzie Ali is back to anchor the defense for new coach Brendan Kennedy.

13. BEL AIR BOBCATS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #6
2016 Record: 14-5-1

The Bobcats will have a new defense, but the offense which led Bel Air to the Class 4A State Championship should be just as strong, as Vince Rose and Connor Lorenz return.

14. CENTENNIAL EAGLES

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #17
2016 Record: 13-4

Senior forward Nick Haskins and senior midfielder Alex Keppler return with plenty of offensive fire-power for an Eagles’ team which closed 2016 with seven straight wins before losing by a goal to Mount Hebron in the Class 3A East Region playoffs.

15. SEVERN ADMIRALS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #11
2016 Record: 19-4

With three consecutive league titles in hand, Severn is this dominant soccer program in the MIAA B Conference. Senior forward Devin McCarthy has been cog in all three titles and he returns to chase a fourth straight crown after scoring 14 goals and adding 11 assists in 2016.

16. SOUTH RIVER SEAHAWKS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: Not Ranked
2016 Record: 10-4-2

It’s hard to argue with experience and South River has tons of it with nine starters back, including top scorer Alden Sullivan and standout goalkeeper Kyle Berkowitz.

17. PERRY HALL GATORS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: 20t
2016 Record: 10-5-1

After playing on a state championship squad as a freshman and emerging as a top goal scoring threat last fall, junior midfielder Juver Navarette is set to take the leadership reigns for a Perry Hall squad which always plays a top schedule and competes for Baltimore County championships.

18. GILMAN GREYHOUNDS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: 14
2016 Record: 9-7-4

Four starters back in the midfield and the proven team-building skills of head coach Jon Seal keep Gilman competitive in the MIAA A Conference, the area’s premier high school soccer league. The Hounds will be young on defense with freshman Grant Farley in goal.

19. SOUTH CARROLL CAVALIERS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: Not Ranked
2016 Record: 10-4-3

Ten seniors and six starters return for South Carroll team that went to the Class 2A West Region Championship Game last fall. Seniors Logan Baker and Stephen White and the keys to a potentially explosive midfield.

20. FALLSTON COUGARS

Final 2016 VSN Top 20 Rank: #10
2016 Record: 14-5

High-scoring senior forward Jake Kauffman and senior defender Jared Puglisi return for the Cougars, after helping the team reach the Class 2A state final where they suffered a heart-breaking 1-0 loss to the Middletown. Fallston should battle for the UCBAC title once again and be force come playoff time.

VSN GIRLS SOCCER PRESEASON TOP 20

1. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING CAVALIERS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #1
2016 Record: 12-2-3

Players to watch: Jenna Snead, Jr., Midfield; Abby Hanks, Jr., Forward

Throw in: Defending IAAM A Conference champs return 13 players and a couple of key transfers.

2. MCDONOGH EAGLES

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #3
2016 Record: 7-3-2

Player to watch: Julia Dorsey, Sr., Midfield

Throw in: North Carolina commit Dorsey and talented teammates make Eagles a title contender.

3. SPARROWS POINT POINTERS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #4
2016 Record: 17-1

Player to watch: Julia Lynch, Jr., Forward (2016 VSN Player of the Year)

Throw in: Fifth consecutive state championship a possibility for Pointers.

4. RIVER HILL HAWKS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #5
2016 Record: 14-3-2

Player to watch: Megan Chun, Sr., Midfield
Throw in: Reigning Class 2A state champs seek fifth title in six years.

5. NOTRE DAME PREP BLAZERS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #2
2016 Record: 9-3-2

Player to watch: Mackenzie Christensen, Sr., Defense
Throw in: Blazers’ near-miss in last year’s IAAM A finale a major motivator.

6. BEL AIR BOBCATS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #13
2016 Record: 12-5-1

Player to watch: Lexi Kraemer, Sr., Forward
Throw in: Veteran coach Joshua Ruggiero takes over Bobcat reins.

7. PERRY HALL GATORS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #7
2016 Record: 14-4

Player to watch: Ryleigh Fachler, Sr., Midfield
Throw in: Gators have what it takes for another deep playoff run.

8. SOUTH RIVER SEAHAWKS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #8
2016 Record: 15-3-1

Player to watch: Cat Scamurra, Sr., Forward
Throw in: Anne Arundel County champs have fourth state crown in their sights.

9. CENTURY KNIGHTS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #9
2016 Record: 14-3-1

Player to watch: Kaylee Titus, Sr., Defense
Throw in: Knights always a major factor in Carroll County.

10. PATTERSON MILL HUSKIES

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #6
2016 Record: 16-3

Player to watch: Marissa Lapinsky, Sr., Midfield
Throw in: Two-time Class 1A state finalists looking to break through in 2017.

11. ARUNDEL WILDCATS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #10
2016 Record: 11-4-2

Player to watch: Grace Palmieri, Sr., Midfield
Throw in: Knights always a major factor in Carroll County.

12. BROADNECK BRUINS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #16
2016 Record: 11-3-1

Player to watch: MaKenna Dean, Jr., Forward
Throw in: Bruins a solid contender for Anne Arundel County laurels.

13. ATHOLTON RAIDERS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #18
2016 Record: 12-3-1

Player to watch: Victoria Huxtable, Sr., Defense
Throw in: Raiders’ offense has quick-strike capability.

14. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS GATORS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #14
2016 Record: 17-1

Player to watch: Zari Hayes, Soph., Forward
Throw in: Gators unbeaten in IAAM B Conference last fall.

15. WINTERS MILL FALCONS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: Not Ranked
2016 Record: 10-4

Player to watch: Anna Diffendal, Sr., Forward
Throw in: Falcons rising in Carroll County race.

16. WESTMINSTER OWLS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #15
2016 Record: 11-3-3

Player to watch: Regan Miller, Jr., Midfield
Throw in: Class 3A South Region finalists ready for next step toward the top.

17. CENTENNIAL EAGLES

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #11
2016 Record: 14-3-1

Player to watch: Mckenna Griffin, Sr., Midfield/Forward
Throw in: Eagles search for deep run in Class 3A again.

18. HEREFORD BULLS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: Not Ranked
2016 Record: 9-7

Player to watch: Kara Schmidt, Sr., Midfield.
Throw in: Freshman striker Payton Patrick gives Bulls exceptional speed up front.

19. MERCY MAGIC

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: Not Ranked
2016 Record: 9-7-1

Player to watch: Ada Tempert, Jr., Midfield/Forward
Throw in: Magic maturing in competitive IAAM A Conference.

20. RESERVOIR GATORS

Final 2016 VSN TOP 20 Rank: #19
2016 Record: 8-4-2

Player to watch: Clara Janush, Jr., Midfield
Throw in: With a little more consistency, Gators should be a force in Howard County.