But those seniors have graduated, and the Cougars are off to a less-than-dominant start as they adjust to life without that experience. That means boys’ spring soccer in this area, at least in the beginning of the year, will feature a new mix of teams trying to assert themselves.
South Lakes, Robinson and Washington-Lee are all early candidates after a strong start at the Class 6 level.
(All records from last season)
1. South Lakes (15-2-2) Last year’s final ranking: 4
After returning seven starters from last year’s two-loss squad, the Seahawks are a team to beat in Northern Virginia.
2. Robinson (13-4-1) LR: Not ranked
The Rams returned only three starters this season but are off to a 4-0-0 start.
3. Washington-Lee (7-10-2) LR: NR
The Generals have earned early-season wins over Justice and Langley.
4. Briar Woods (20-2-1) LR: 5
The Falcons are coming off a dominant campaign that ended in the state semifinals.
5. West Potomac (7-9-4) LR: NR
The Wolverines earned one-goal wins over Edison and West Springfield to keep their perfect start alive.
6. Hylton (11-6-2) LR: NR
After a 7-0 win over Freedom-Woodbridge, the Bulldogs are 5-0-0.
7. Loudoun Valley (23-0-2) LR: 6
8. Westfield (4-11-1) LR: NR
Coming off a rough 2018 season, the Bulldogs have started this spring with four victories.
9. W.T. Woodson (10-3-3) LR: 10
The Cavaliers have wins over Jefferson and South County this year.
10. Justice (16-3-1) LR: 2
The Wolves are coming off a magical season that featured their first district title in 26 years.
On the bubble: Oakton, Edison, T.C. Williams