Last year, the race for the Independent School League boys soccer championship came down to four teams -- Rivers, Brooks, Milton Academy and Buckingham Browne & Nichols.
Ultimately, Rivers and Brooks both finished with a league record of 13-1-1, and the league sent five teams to the NEPSAC playoffs in both Class A and Class B combined. Roxbury Latin joined the aforementioned quartet in the postseason.
Brooks and Rivers were both Class B semifinalists.
With ISL teams set to open the 2022 season in full force over the next week, another competitive couple of months feels inevitable. Here’s a look at how the perennially strong 16-team league is shaping up for this fall.