Top Teams: The Inquirer TOP 10
GIRLS' SOCCER Team Record Final, 2011. 1. Lenape 24-2-1 The Indians were the No. 1 team from the start this year and justified it by winning their fifth consecutive Coaches Tournament and state Group 4 titles.
1. Lenape 24-2-1
The Indians were the No. 1 team from the start this year and justified it by winning their fifth consecutive Coaches Tournament and state Group 4 titles.
2. Haddonfield 25-2
A nearly perfect regular season, in which it won its first 22 games, was highlighted by an improbable run to the Coaches Tournament title game. The Bulldogs earned a sectional championship before falling in overtime in the state semifinals.
3. Eastern 16-6-2
Eastern was the only New Jersey team to beat Lenape this year. The Vikings topped the Indians, 1-0, on Oct. 19 and tied the Indians, 2-2, on Sept. 26.
4. Paul VI 17-6-2
It was an up-and-down regular season for Paul VI, but the Eagles were strong down the stretch, winning a share of the Olympic Conference National Division and making it to the South Jersey Non-Public A title game.
5. Moorestown 17-4-2
Moorestown, the South Jersey Group 3 champion, was as strong a defensive team as there was in South Jersey this season. The Quakers nearly pulled off an upset of heavily favored Northern Highlands in the state final.
6. Gloucester Catholic 14-3-2
The Rams won yet another Tri-County Diamond Division title before suffering a tough loss to Monsignor Donovan in the second round of the South Jersey Non-Public A tournament.
7. Haddon Township 18-6-2
Led by Patrice Maro and a strong defense, the Hawks won the South Jersey Group 1 title after falling in the previous two sectional finals.
8. Shawnee 15-7-1
The Renegades' seven losses are a bit deceiving considering their grueling regular-season schedule. In its third meeting with Lenape, Shawnee led for much of the game before falling, 2-1, in the South Jersey Group 4 semifinals.
9. Bishop Eustace 11-8-1
Bishop Eustace finished, along with Paul VI, with a share of the Olympic National title and turned in an impressive season after starting 0-4.
10. Timber Creek 14-7-2
Timber Creek fielded one of the most talented teams in South Jersey and turned in a solid regular season before falling in the South Jersey Group 3 semifinals.
- Chris Melchiorre