1. Yorktown (16-5): The replay of a controversial goal that sent the Huskers packing is burned into memory. It spoiled a strong title defense. Next year’s team is likely to have more new faces than usual.
2. Iona Prep (19-4): Did any other team cover more ground this season? The Gaels were strong defensively from start to finish, but were a more potent team when they started to score goals.
3. Mamaroneck (13-7): For some reason this group struggled early to live up to potential, but the Tigers went out with a roar. They played the best game in program history in a regional loss to Niskayuna.
4. Pleasantville (19-2): Give the Panthers credit. They graduated talent, came back and won their first-ever Section 1 title. It’s something only established programs do. Welcome to the club.
5. Bronxville (15-5): The expectations were high coming off a state championship, and the Broncos had impressive wins over Garden City and Greenwich. A number of health issues proved costly.
6. John Jay (12-8): How do you respond to five consecutive losses at the start of a season? You work even harder and close out the spring by scaring the bejesus out of the defending Section 1 champs.
7. Mahopac (11-9): Ignore the record. When the Indians finally got healthy at the end of the season, they upended Fox Lane and forced Mamaroneck to work overtime in the Class A title game.
8. Fox Lane (12-5): After ending Yorktown’s forever string of wins over sectional opponents, the Foxes hit a low point. This is a young team, so maybe it’s not a bad thing, coming back hungry next year.
9. Fordham Prep (12-6): It’s possible the Rams peaked too soon. Playing so many competitive games against quality opponents will pay dividends going forward.
10. Rye (12-6): The best things about underclassmen is they grow up in a hurry. From the start, the Garnets were full of surprises, and they are coming back next season with experience and talent.
Honorable mention (in order): Rye Country Day, Hen Hud, Harrison, Pelham, Briarcliff.
3. Fox Lane
5. White Plains
2. John Jay
4. Hen Hud
5. Putnam Valley
1. Iona Prep
2. Fordham Prep
3. Rye Country Day