Wednesday, August 15, 2012

NXN-Northeast Pre-Season Regional Outlook

Boys Region History at NXN (2007-2011) –


2011: 91 Christian Brothers NJ (#1), 378 Pembroke MA (#18)
2010: 179 Christian Brothers NJ (#5), 399 Pembroke MA (#19)
2009: 284 Bishop Hendricken RI (#10), 422 Germantown Friends PA (#21)
2008: 216 West Windsor-Plainsboro North NJ (#5), 216 Don Bosco NJ (#6)
2007: 203 Danbury CT (#5), 256 Brookline MA (#7)

At-Large Teams:

2008: 301 North Allegheny PA (#12), 466 Danbury CT (#21)
2007: 272 Don Bosco NJ (#10)


2012 Boys Pre-Season Rankings –

1. Christian Brothers NJ – 2011 NXN National Champion, NXN-Northeast Champion, New Jersey MOC Champion returns four of seven

2. Bishop Hendricken RI – 2011 NXN-Northeast fourth place squad, New England Champion returns six of seven

3. West Windsor-Plainsboro South NJ – 2011 NXN-Northeast eighth place, New Jersey MOC fourth place squad returns five of seven

4. West Chester Henderson PA – 2011 Pennsylvania 3A State fifth place squad returns five of seven

5. Pope John XXIII NJ – 2011 New Jersey MOC fifth place squad returns four of seven

Honorable Mention: Bishop Feehan MA, Cardinal O’Hara PA, Council Rock North PA, Holmdel NJ, LaSalle College PA, Pembroke MA, Wallkill Valley NJ


Synopsis: No boys team has won back-to-back national titles in the history of NTN/NXN, but the Christian Brothers Academy NJ will be in position to change that this fall as they return an incredibly deep squad ready to make history. Bishop Hendricken RI also looks to return to NXN, having qualified in 2009 and could better their finish of tenth there last time. Between those two programs, the Northeast might have the strongest pair of teams in the nation when the best toe the line in Portland in December.




Girls Region History at NXN (2007-2011) –


2011: 519 Champlain Valley VT (#21), 543 Hamilton-Wenham MA (#22)
2010: 449 Voorhees NJ (#20), 455 Champlain Valley VT (#21)
2009: 352 Bishop Feehan MA (#15), 447 LaSalle Academy RI (#21)
2008: 205 Newton South MA (#6), 307 Lincoln-Sudbury MA (#14)
2007: 250 Lincoln-Sudbury MA (#8), 304 Voorhees NJ (#13)

At-Large Teams:

2007: 206 Hanover NH (#4)


2012 Girls Pre-Season Rankings –

1. Voorhees NJ – 2011 New Jersey MOC fifth place squad returns all seven

2. Unionville PA – 2011 Pennsylvania 3A State Runner-up returns all seven

3. Barrington RI – 2011 NXN-Northeast 10th place, New England Championships fifth place squad returns all seven

4. Pennsbury PA – 2011 Pennsylvania 3A State Champion returns six of seven

5. Hamilton-Wenham MA – 2011 NXN Nationals 22nd place squad, NXN-Northeast Champion and Massachusetts Division 2 Runner-up returns five of seven

Honorable Mention: Champlain Valley VT, Randolph NJ, Rumson-Fair Haven NJ, West Morris Mendham NJ, Whitman-Hanson MA


Synopsis: A strong Voorhees squad bounced back from a disappointing finish in cross country to have a great spring, and the storied program looks to get back to its success over hill and dale this fall. At least five other teams look like they have good chances of nabbing a spot to nationals this fall, as the battle for second should be very competitive in what might be the deepest year for the Northeast since 2008.

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