Chicago Sun-Times
By Patrick Z. McGavin

Final records

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With the season formally over, here is the final top twenty, in order, with final record and preseason rank in parenthesis.

1. Warren 21-5-3 (2)
First state in any sport in school history

2. Naperville Central 23-2 (1)
Back-to-back overtime state final heartbreakers

3. Morton 23-2 (3)
Despite early state tournament exit, 47-5-1 last two years

4. Sandburg 19-6-3 (NR)
Zack Biel scores 25 goals to lead Eagles' third-place finish

5. St. Charles East 20-3-1 (NR)
T.C. Hull (31 goals, 10 assists) emerged as an elite junior

6. Stevenson 18-6-1 (NR)
Patriots produce greatest season ever with first state appearance

7. Fenwick 17-7-1 (NR)
Keeper Jacob Peterson was a star of state tournament run

8. Hinsdale Central 18-4-3 (NR)
Christian Meyer and twin brother Mitchell return next year for Red Devils

9. Libertyville 18-3-1 (4)
Wildcats' historical footnote: they won North Suburban, not state champion Warren

10. Lyons 18-4-1 (9)
Early tournament exit cannot detract from great year, including Pepsi championship

Others: Barrington, Wheaton Academy, St. Viator, Naperville North, Benet, Glenbrook North, Lane, Oak Park-River Forest, St. Ignatius, Palatine

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