In the past six NEPSAC tournaments, including the 2013 tournament with co-champions, Class A has seen six different schools lay claim to the crown.
Noble and Greenough, which shared the title with Choate in 2013 and won in 2014, may be primed to get back that title after a couple of early tournament losses the past two years. Dartmouth commit and All-American midfielder Maddie Mills gives the Bulldogs good reason to be confident in a return to the top.
After falling in the championship game the two past two seasons, Worcester Academy is primed for its first title since 2011. The Hilltoppers lose five seniors, but they return the likes of senior Kelley Reynolds, the team’s goal scorer in last year’s 3-1 loss to Loomis Chaffee in the Class A title game.
Lia LaPrise, who scored two big goals in helping Loomis lift the championship trophy last year, will spearhead the Pelicans’ title defense. Though unable to retain their crown last year, Phillis Andover should be in the mix again this season. Choate Rosemary Hall, which has advanced to at least the semifinals in each of the last four seasons, also remains a threat.