Staples finished 6th in New England, in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. Farmington — which defeated the Wreckers 2-1 in last weekend’s LL state championship match — was 1st in the region.
Staples and Farmington were the only Connecticut schools in the 8-team ranking. The Wreckers were also the only non-state champion to make the list.
In the NSCAA final national poll, Staples was mentioned in the “also receiving votes” list, following the top 25. Farmington finished 8th, while St. Ignatius of Cleveland was #1.
In voting by coaches throughout the state, Staples was voted #2 in Connecticut’s LL and L divisions.
Farmington earned 14 1st place votes, and 298 total points. The Wreckers had 270 points, with 1 1st place vote.
Trailing Staples and rounding out the state’s top 10 were (in order) Glastonbury (206 points), L division champion New Canaan (156), L runner-up Bunnel-Statford (142), Bridgeport Central (122), Hall-West Hartford (100), Simsbury (92), E.O. Smith-Storrs (88) and Norwalk (50).