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Girls D1 Prep Pre-Season Poll: Defending champ Nobles will be challenged

Girls Prep D1 Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Nobles3111
2Kent1931
3Williston2131
4Tabor1554
5Phillips Andover1535
6Loomis Chaffee2241
7New Hampton2264
8St. Paul's1861
9Milton Academy16120
10St. Mark's1573
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Nobles is the defending Girls Prep Division 1 New England champions

Nobles is the defending Girls Prep Division 1 New England champions

Nobles (31-1-1) started last season in an uncharacteristic way, going 0-1-1 in its first two games. But, the Bulldawgs finished the year winning their last 31 games and regaining the Girls Prep D1 championship.

The Bulldawgs lost some firepower from that club, but return a host of younger players that had key roles in the title run, and a three-year starter in goal in Kelly Pickreign. Nobles will start the season as #1 in the HNIB News Girls Prep pre-season D1 Top 10.

A semifinalist last year, #2 Kent (19-3-1) brought in a bunch of talent to mesh with the returning group, giving the Lions as much depth as anyone. They will continue to play their defensive style of game.

#3 Williston (21-3-1) was also a semifinalist last year. Don’t expect the Wildcats to backslide at all.

Despite a 15-5-4 overall record last year, #4 Tabor just missed out on making the post-season. The Seawolves have talented players back all over the ice, and feature no less than six Division I committed players. Keep an eye on them.

#5 Phillips Andover (15-3-5) had a banner season last winter and return the bulk of that club, hoping to do bigger things this winter.

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
Gary Demopoulos
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