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Old 08-19-2018
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Default 2018 HS Girls Soccer

Predictions?
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Getting weaker:
Portsmouth
Mt Hope
Cumberland

Getting stronger:
Lincoln
Smithfield
Barrington

Holding steady:
LaSalle
SK
Smithfield

Everyone else, no clue or doesnít matter anyway
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Favorites:
Lasalle
South Kingston

Final Four Hopefuls:
Lincoln
Smithfield
Mt Hope
Coventry

Bound for Playoffs:
Cumberland
Portsmouth
East Greenwich
Cranston West
Barrington

Not in the Discussion:
Bayview
Burriville
Prout
Situate
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Default Prediction

No way Portsmouth makes the playoffs they are very weak this year. Rebuild mode and hope for some upcoming youth.
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SK do not have many current seniors that are at a high level. They will be very reliant on a group of talented juniors and sophomores.

Realistically, La Salle could be way ahead of everyone else, and have the best player in RI HS soccer by an absolute mile.

Can't see Mount Hope, Portsmouth, Cumberland, NK, EG or Smithfield laying a glove.

La Salle/SK significantly ahead of the rest for years to come.
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No way Portsmouth makes the playoffs they are very weak this year. Rebuild mode and hope for some upcoming youth.
i would find it hard to believe they wouldn't make playoffs.

what is the requirement to qualify for playoffs? is it a minimum % of total possible points?

by the way, the poster forgot about NK who will be strong
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i would find it hard to believe they wouldn't make playoffs.

what is the requirement to qualify for playoffs? is it a minimum % of total possible points?

by the way, the poster forgot about NK who will be strong
You must now make a certain % of points. I believe there are just too many talented teams ahead of them. SK will be very strong, LSA, NK, Lincoln and Barrington will surprise a few teams and there is always a surprise or two like a Cranston West team if they can ever straighten it out. They have been so strong for so long I just think some other publicís will be better. Town teams have to go through cycles, while the privates just have to recruit so it is what it is.
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There is no player in the state even close to the level of what Portsmouth had a couple of years ago.
Does LaSalle have a strong group again?

Also, what does anyone know about the new teams? Will Scituate be competitive with the lower half, since at least they have a keeper to neutralize other teams somewhat?
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They will have no firepower to get on the board, and no keeper is good enough to overcome that.

They will struggle badly with the upper half teams just like Burrillville, but for the good of the division hopefully they can both at least compete with the rest of the bottom half. Nobody wants to suffer through crappy games.
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SK do not have many current seniors that are at a high level. They will be very reliant on a group of talented juniors and sophomores.

Realistically, La Salle could be way ahead of everyone else, and have the best player in RI HS soccer by an absolute mile.

Can't see Mount Hope, Portsmouth, Cumberland, NK, EG or Smithfield laying a glove.

La Salle/SK significantly ahead of the rest for years to come.
*Could be*? Realistically RI Girls HS soccer is LaSalle and then everyone else competes for the other championship spot with ebbs and flows among the generally decent programs and the occasional flash by the wannabe's.

Of course, among the contenders you need at least a dominant POY caliber talent..and that player, well, plays for LaSalle already.

With uneven coaching you get the occasional trap game (perhaps this year at Smithfield) but absent major injuries, it will be LSA. At least this season there will be some interesting story lines - good to see how strong D2 programs fare playing up, how some of the up and coming programs (Lincoln, Barrington) fare, and if Bayview can win a game..
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