Power rankings: HV/WE boys soccer (9/4)
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HV/WE boys soccer rankings (9/4)
Goldbacks are gunning for their fifth straight Section 9 Class AA title.
Crusaders graduated eight seniors from last year's powerhouse squad, however, coach Pat Bulla consistently fields a competitive side. Expect it to continue in 2012.
Admirals have the offensive weapons to end their two-year title drought in Section 1 Class AA.
Leading scorer Jon Berry returns as the Bobcats look to get back on top of the mountain in Section 1 Class A.
Second-year coach Adam Borman won't have an easy time following up last year's Cinderella run to the Section 1 Class AA title.
Coming off its best regular season in program history, the Rams will try to avoid another postseason letdown.
The core of last year's squad, which fell to Greeley in the Section 1 Class AA finals, was lost to graduation, so there will be some rebuilding to do in 2012.
Juan Giraldo is slated to have an expanded role as the Tigers look to improve on last year's 11-6-1 campaign.
Returning center midfielder Tim O'Driscoll, who has drawn interest from Fairfield University, will lead the Hornets in their Section 1 Class A title defense.
With playmaker Giovanni Galvano in the midfield and finisher Alex Castillo up top, the Pirates have their eyes set on the Section 1 Class A crown.