Hotchkiss entered the showdown with South Kent ranked No. 2, but a 2-0 win moves this team to No. 1 in this week’s ESR Prep School Rankings.
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. 23, 2012
|Rk.||School (City, State)||Record||Prev.|
|1||Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Conn.)||1-0-1||2|
|Isaac Normesinu scored both goals to lead Hotchkiss School to a 2-0 win over former No. 1 South Kent School, ending South Kent’s undefeated run at 28 matches. Hotchkiss and current No. 2 Berkshire played to a 2-2 draw.|
|2||Berkshire School (Sheffield, Mass.)||3-0-1||5|
|Berkshire School tied Hotchkiss, then ended the week with a 3-0 win over Northfield Mount Hermon. Zeiko Lewis had two goals and one assist in the match.|
|3||Phillips Exeter (Exeter, N.H.)||4-0-0||3|
|Phillips Exeter’s perfect start is highlighted by a 2-1 win over Loomis Chaffee. This week the team faces Choate.|
|4||Western Reserve Academy (Hudson, Ohio)||10-0-0||NR|
|A newcomer to the Prep School rankings, this program in Ohio beat Bishop McNamara (Md.) more handedly than perennial high school power DeMatha (Md.).|
|5||South Kent School (South Kent, Conn.)||4-2-0||1|
|South Kent saw its undefeated run end at 28 matches in a loss to Hotchkiss. This week the team travels to St. Louis for the Gateway City Soccer Classic, where it will face Peoria Notre Dame (Ill.) and Chaminade (Mo.).|