Earlier today, we took a look at the bottom half of the New England Soccer Journal's top 12 teams entering the 2021 season.
Now, it's time to unveil the first six.
It figures to be an ultra-competitive couple of months in the prep ranks across New England, and right now Milton Academy appears that it could have what it takes to climb the mountain.
What other squads might have the ingredients for a memorable fall? Here are some prime contenders.