* Five-time Class M Connecticut state champion Darien, which returns attackman Case Matheis, arguably the No. 1 rising junior in the nation.
* Two-time Class C New York state champ Manhasset.
* West Islip, which has won four Class A New York state titles the last five years and which ended the season with the No. 1 national ranking.
* Nationally ranked John Jay, which won a sectional title for the fifth time in the last six years.
And then there are plenty of private school powerhouses, including St. Anthony’s, Chaminade, Brunswick and Salisbury.
Who will be the No. 1 team in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region in 2011? Let’s take a first look now, and then see how thoughts/opinions evolve as we get closer to the season.
So be sure to weigh in with your thoughts here — and explain why you feel the way you do. And also don’t forget to exercise your right to vote by casting your ballot in our latest poll question.
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