Academy of Notre Dame de Namur claims the No. 1 spot in the final national high school field hockey ranking of the 2023 season: MAX Field Hockey

The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Norfolk Academy and The Hill School are the top three teams of the 2023 high school field hockey season ranked nationally, according to MAX Field Hockey.


The last list of the season was published Tuesday. There are 25 teams from across the nation listed.


Four teams were previously not ranked, including Villa Maria Academy that went on to the win the a state championship in Pennsylvania.


Here are the final teams that ranked nationally, according to the MAX Field Hockey website:


25. Watertown, Watertown, Massachusetts, 22-0-0, previous rank No. 24, Division 3 State Champions

24. New Trier, Watertown, Massachusetts, 22-2-2, previously not ranked, Illinois State Finalists

23. Cheverus, Portland, Maine, 18-0-0, previous rank 23, Class A State Champions

22. Phillips Academy Andover, Andover, Massachusetts, 17-2-0, previous rank No. 19, NEPSAC A Finalist

21. Darien, Darien, Connecticut, 16-2-0, previous rank No. 14, Class L State Finalist, FCIAC Champions

20. Staples, Westport, Connecticut, 19-3-0, previously not ranked, Class L State Championship, FCIAC Finalist

19. Glenbrook, Glenview, Illinois, 18-3-1, previous rank No. 20, Illinois State Champions

18. The Kinkaid School, Houston, Texas, 11-5-0, previous rank No. 25, SPC 4A Finalist

17. Collegiate School, Richmond, Virginia, 16-3-0, previously not ranked, VISAA Division I State Finalist

16. Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut, 19-0-1, previous rank No. 22, NEPSAC A Champions

15. Oak Knoll School, Summit, New Jersey, 17-5-0, previous rank No. previous rank No. 10 , Non-Public State Finalist

14. Independence, Ashburn, Virginia, 22-0-0, previous rank No. 18, Group 5 State Champions

13. Conestoga, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, 22-1-0, previous rank No. 3, AAA State Quarterfinalists, District 1 AAA Champions

12. Palmyra, Palmyra, Pennsylvania, 20-3-1, previous rank No. 9, AA State Finalist, District 3 AA Champions

11. Lower Dauphin, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, 20-4-0, previous rank No. 6, AAA State Semifinalists, District 3 AAA Finalists

10. Villa Maria Academy, Malvern, Pennsylvania, 22-4-0, previously not ranked, AA State Championship, District 1 AA champions

9. St. John’s School, Houston, Texas, 15-3-0, previous rank No. 13, SPC 4A Champions

8. Manheim Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 22-4-0, previous rank No. 16, AAA State Finalist, District 3 AAA Champions

7. West Essex Regional, Caldwell, New Jersey, 21-2-1, previous rank No. 8, Group 2 State Champions

6. Camden Catholic, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 18-2-1, previous rank No. 7, Non-Public State Champions

5. Emmaus, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, 24-1-0, previous rank No. 11, AAA State Champions, EPC Champions, District 11 AAA Champions

4. Kingsway Regional, Woolwich Township, New Jersey, 20-2-0, previous rank No. 5, Group 4 State Champions

3. The Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 17-3-0, previous rank No. 4, PAISAA Finalist

2. Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, Virginia, 22-0-0, previous rank No. 2, VISAA Division I State Champions

1. Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 20-1-0, previous rank No. 1, PAISAA Champions


Photos:Academy of Notre Dame de Namur vs The Hill School, (Bob Benscoter, November 2023) 

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