Top 10 stands still; John Carroll and Fallston debuts 


With a 6-1 start, including a 3-0 record last week, the Severn field hockey has cracked the 2019 VSN Field Hockey Top 20 in Week 3, debuting at No. 13 this week. The Admirals had shutout wins over Roland Park Country and St. John’s (DC) as well as a 3-2 win over then No. 13 Maryvale Prep.

John Carroll, as is Severn, is a member of the IAAM B Conference, is also debuting in this week’s poll at No. 16 this week. Along with No. 10 St. Mary’s, the B Conference now has three teams in the Top 20. Also joining the poll for the first time this week is No. 18 Fallston.

In the Top 5, Garrison Forest suffered its first loss, to nationally ranked Greenwich (CT) in overtime, but 8-1 the Grizzlies are still No. 1 in Baltimore. Archbishop Spalding, which defeated then No. 2 Notre Dame Prep last week, swapped spots with the Blazers, going from No. 3 to No. 2. Liberty remains undefeated at 8-0 and stays at No. 4 and Arundel, which went 3-0-1 last week, stays at No. 5.

On the other end of the spectrum all 10 of the Top 10 teams from last week, stayed in their same spots in this week’s poll, despite some losses absorbed in out of town tournaments.

Here is the entire 2019 Week 3 VSN Field Hockey Top 20:

2019 VSN FIELD HOCKEY TOP 20 – WEEK 3

1. GARRISON FOREST SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 8-1

Last week: def. then-No. 13 Maryvale Prep, 4-1; def. Germantown Academy (PA), 3-1; def. Assumption (CT), 4-1; lost to Greenwich (CT), 2-1 (OT)

This week: vs. No. 3 Notre Dame Prep, Sept. 25; at No. 7 McDonogh School, Sept. 27

2. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 

Previous rank: #3

Record: 5-2-1

Last week: def. then-No. 2 Notre Dame Prep, 2-0; def. Rancocas Valley Regional (NJ), 4-0; lost to Pingree School (MA), 3-2; def. Good Counsel, 6-0

This week: vs. No. 6 Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, Sept. 25; vs. No. 13 Maryvale Prep, Sept. 27

3. NOTRE DAME PREP 

Previous rank: #2

Record: 4-2-1

Last week: lost to then No. 3 Archbishop Spalding, 2-0; def. Sacred Heart (KY), 2-1, tied Germantown Academy (PA), 1-1

This week: at No. 1 Garrison Forest School, Sept. 25; vs. Caravel Academy (DE), Sept. 27; vs. Norfolk (VA) Academy, Sept. 28

4. LIBERTY 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 8-0

Last week: def. then-No. 20 Francis Scott Key, 2-1; def. Centennial, 4-0

This week: vs. Winters Mill, Sept. 24

5. ARUNDEL

Previous rank: #5

Record: 5-0-2

Last week: def. then-No. 17 Glenelg, 3-0; tied West Essex Regional (NJ), 2-2; def. Greene Central (NY), 5-1; def. Annapolis, 11-1

This week: at No. 6 Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, Sept. 24; vs. No. 11 Severna Park, Sept. 26

6. CHESAPEAKE-ANNE ARUNDEL 

Previous rank: #6

Record: 6-0

Last week: def. Howard, 5-0; def. Southern, 4-0

This week: vs. No. 5 Arundel, Sept. 24; vs. Annapolis, Sept. 26

7. MCDONOGH SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #7

Record: 3-3

Last week: def. Westminster, 2-1

This week: at No. 13 Maryvale Prep, Sept. 25; vs. No. 1 Garrison Forest School, Sept. 27

8. SOUTH RIVER 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 4-3

Last week: def. then-No. 19 River Hill, 1-0; lost to Delmar (DE), 6-0; def. Old Mill, 2-0

This Week: vs. No. 14 Broadneck, Sept. 26; vs. Westfield (VA), Sept. 28

9. DULANEY 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 5-1

Last week: def. Perry Hall, 5-1

This week: vs. Towson, Sept. 23; at Franklin, Sept. 27

10. HEREFORD 

Previous rank: #12

Record: 3-1

Last week: def. Towson, 4-0

This week: vs. Sparrows Point, Sept. 23; at Catonsville, Sept. 25; at North Harford, Sept. 27

11. SEVERNA PARK

Previous rank: #1

Record: 4-3

Last week: lost to Mount Hebron, 2-1; def. then-No. 14 Broadneck, 2-1; def. then-No. 10 St. Mary’s, 2-0

This week: at No. 4 Arundel, Sept. 26

12. ST. MARY’S 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 6-1

Last week: def. Glenelg Country School, 5-0; lost to then-No. 12 Severna Park, 2-0

This week: vs. St. Paul’s School, Sept. 25

13. SEVERN SCHOOL

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 6-1

Last week: def. Roland Park Country School, 2-0; def. St. John’s College(DC), 1-0; def. then-No. 13 Maryvale Prep, 3-2

This week: vs. River Hill, Sept. 25

14. BROADNECK

Previous rank: #14

Record: 3-3

Last week: def. Marriotts Ridge, 1-0; lost to then-No. 19 Severna Park, 2-1; def. Parkside, 1-0

This week: at No. 8 South River, Sept. 26

15. MANCHESTER VALLEY 

Previous rank: #15

Record: 2-2

Last week: lost to then-No. 18 South Carroll, 1-0

This week: vs. Century, Sept. 26

16. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 5-1

Last week: lost to Mount de Sales Academy, 2-0; def. Fallston, 1-0; def. Roland Park Country School, 4-3

This week: at Bryn Mawr School, Sept. 25; vs. Harford Tech, Sept. 27

17. MARYVALE PREP

Previous rank: #13

Record: 3-4

Last week: lost to then-No. 12 Hereford, 2-0; lost to No. 1 Garrison Forest School, 4-1

This week: vs. No. 7 McDonogh School, Sept. 25; at No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, Sept. 27

17. FALLSTON

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 5-1

Last week: def. Patterson Mill, 5-0; def. Bel Air, 3-2; lost to John Carroll School, 1-0; def. Glenelg, 2-1

This week: at North Harford, Sept. 25; vs. No. 20 South Carroll, Sept. 27

19. SOUTH CARROLL

Previous rank: #18

Record: 4-3

Last week: def. then-No. 14 Marnchester Valley, 1-0; def. Atholton, 5-0

This week: at Westminster, Sept. 24; at Winters Mill, Sept. 26; at Fallston, Sept. 27

20. FRANCIS SCOTT KEY

Previous rank: #20

Record: 3-1

Last week: lost to No. 4 Liberty, 2-1

This week: at Century, Sept. 24; at Westminster, Sept. 26