Sunday, May 23, 2010

Final Power Rankings

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1. Belmont Hill School (Previously: 1) 15-0
Belmont Hill lost a tough match to Brunswick in the New England Semi-Final but they pretty much dominated the ISL this year except for an 8-7 win over Nobles.  Belmont Hill graduates its 2, 4, 5, and 6 but it will return the leading MVP candidate, Carl Reid.

2. Milton Academy (3) 14-1
Milton lost a tough match to Hotchkiss in New England Class A's which they may have won if Noah Bragg had played this season.  Milton graduates at least its 1, Andrew Lebovitz, its 3, Anthony Blake and its 4, Josh "J. Chill" Cohen.  Next year definitely looks to be a rebuilding year.

3. Nobles School (2) 13-2
I honestly think that with Anthony Laurencio-Twymer that Nobles would have beaten Milton, but we will never know.  After Nobles' loss to Milton I had to move them down by default.  This squad is graduating only its 4, Will Shames, as a far as I know and they look to be the favorites to win next year's title.

I think that RL had a slightly disappointing year because it wasn't able to crack the top 3.  RL only graduates its number 2, Ryan Sullivan, so I'm picking RL to finish 2nd in the league next year.

5. St. Paul's School (5) 11-4
St. Paul's had a very respectable season and just imagine what they could've done if their number 1, Jamie Raffini, had been healthy. St. Paul's only graduates its 3, Will Schoder, and its 5, Mark Poon.  They will be very solid next year and look for John Hwang '12 to have a breakout year.

6. Rivers School  (7) 10-5
Rivers finished up one of its most successful seasons ever and it was able to win the Class C Title.  I think that Rivers will return all of its starters and T.J. Moor will hopefully be able to serve overhand again.  Rivers will likely crack the top 4 or 5 next year.

7. BB&N (14) 7-8
BB&N had a lot of ups and downs this season but it dismantled St. George's in the second to last week of the season to return to 7th in the power rankings.  BB&N only loses its number 5, Alec Terrana, its number 6, Adrian "Kamikaze" Pfhorzeimer and its injured number 1, Cam Woodsum.

8. St. George's School (7) 6-7
St. George's had a solid season, especially after graduating a few players last season.  Look for this team to be somewhere in the middle of the pack next year because I know that they're graduating their number 3.

St. Mark's graduates its number 1, Chris Bassett, and maybe its number 2.  St. Mark's should be somewhere in the middle of the ISL next year.

10. Middlesex School  (9) 6-8
Middlesex was very tough this year, defeating BB&N, Groton and St. Seb's.  They are graduating a few players.

11. Groton School (12) 4-10
Groton started strong but ended up dying at the end of the season.  They did beat St. Seb's and Thayer though.

St. Seb's returns a bunch of strong players next year and hopefully they'll continue to improve.  Conor Haugey '12 had a very strong season at 1st singles.

13. Thayer Academy (10) 4-11
Thayer had a bunch of clutch 8-7 wins and they return Richie Robbie '11 next season.

14. Governor's Academy (15) 3-12
Governor's looked solid at the beginning of the year when they beat Groton but then they kind of fizzled out and lost a bunch of close matches.

15. Brooks School (11) 2-13
Brooks showed promise with a win over Groton, but other than that they didn't make too much noise.

16.  Lawrence Academy (16) 0-15
I'm not quite sure why Lawrence is in the ISL to be perfectly honest; they won 2 sets all season (against Middlesex).


Anonymous said...

Isn't St. Paul's losing Raffini as well?

Anonymous said...

I play one for Lawrence Academy and am new to the blog. I am pretty much a recreational tennis player and have no problem saying my skills aren't exactly on par with the other schools. I wish i could do something about it but our AD just does not care about tennis at all and its a very disapointing feeling to lose every time the way we do, and you should see our JV team its an embarassment. That being said, after scanning your blog it is hurtful to say we shouldn't be in the ISL. We can't really do anything about it, tennis jsut doesn't matter at LA

Cam Woodsum said...

I feel for you and it's obviously a rough situation for everyone. I don't mean to put your team down because I think it's your school that's at fault. It's not just guys' tennis though, didn't girls tennis go winless as well as boys soccer and maybe a few other sports? It's just my personal opinion that Lawrence should be in a different athletic conference.

Anonymous said...

They are, however, perennial leaders in football and basketball, two huge sports.

Cam Woodsum said...

That's absolutely true but they still are bottom feeders in about half the sports that they compete in.

Anonymous said...

True, but it's impossible to ignore the 2 biggest sports, and they also have a winning record in baseball and hockey, other big sports. I know they lack big time in other ports, but they do excel in the ports that ADs care most about. We can't just consider moving a whole team to another league when they excel in these sports.

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