South Kent School kicks off 2012 right where it left off in 2011 — ranked No. 1 among national prep schools.
The ESR Prep School rankings will be released every other week throughout the fall high school season.
Schools in this ranking are not eligible for the ESR Top 50 high school rankings because these schools either field post-grad players or compete in a league with post-grad and fifth-year players.
Rankings through matches played as of Sept. 9, 2012
|Rk.||School (City, State)||Record||Prev.|
|1||South Kent School (South Kent, Conn.)||1-0-0||NR|
|South Kent got goals from four players in a 4-0 victory over St. Andrew’s College of Canada. South Kent School has a lineup that features U Conn commit Tristan Sappiano.|
|2||Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Conn.)||0-0-0||NR|
|Hotchkiss opens its season Friday against top-ranked South Kent School. With several returning starters from last year’s team, Hotchkiss could stun South Kent, which hasn’t lost since 2010.|
|3||Phillips Exeter (Exeter, N.H.)||0-0-0||NR|
|Exeter faces Loomis Chaffee in a telling prep Class A match this weekend.|
|4||Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, Conn.)||0-0-0||NR|
|Choate does not start play until Sept. 19 against Worcester Academy.|
|5||Berkshire School (Sheffield, Mass.)||0-0-0||NR|
|Berkshire opens regular-season play Saturday against St. Mark’s.|