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Hilton Head Island girls, boys ranked 1, 2 in preseason soccer polls

Hilton Head Island High's performance in last season's soccer playoffs is reflected in the S.C. High School Soccer Coaches Association's preseason rankings released on Friday.

The girls team is No. 1 in Class 3-A after the Seahawks defeated Eastside, 1-0, to win the state championship, their second in a row and third in five seasons. The Seahawks, led by Faith Lifer and Emily Crick, recorded 18 shutouts last season on their way to a 25-2 record.

The boys, led by returning All-State defender Chris MacMurray, are ranked second in Class 3-A after falling 3-1 to Fort Mill in their first state championship match to finish as the runner-up at 17-4.

The Beaufort Academy girls are ranked third in the SCISAA Class 2-A/1-A poll. The Eagles, led by Miranda Weslake and keeper Charlotte Delfosse, finished 11-6 and fell, 2-1, to Oakbrook Prep in the state championship match last season.

In the SCISAA Class 3-A girls poll, Hilton Head Christian is ranked fifth. The Eagles fell 5-1 to Porter-Gaud in the semifinals last season.

S.C. High School Soccer Coaches Association Preseason Rankings

BOYS

Class 4-A: 1. J.L. Mann; 2. Wando; 3. Dutch Fork; 4. Fort Mill; 5. South Aiken; 6. Irmo; 7. Clover; 8. Mauldin; 9. Northwestern; 10. South Pointe

Class 3-A: 1. Eastside; 2. Hilton Head; 3. Chapin; 4. Myrtle Beach; 5. Gilbert; 6. Seneca; 7. Brookland-Cayce; 8. Socastee; 9. Walhalla; 10. Wren

Class 2-A: 1. Academic Magnet; 2. Bishop England; 3. Indian Land; 4. Waccamaw; 5. Barnwell; 6. Ninety Six; 7. Andrews; 8. Bamberg-Ehrhardt; 9. Batesburg-Leesville; 10. Newberry

Class 1-A: 1. St. Joseph's; 2. Christ Church; 3. Dixie; 4. Southside Christian; 5. Governor's School.

SCISAA Class 3-A: 1. Porter-Gaud; 2. Pinewood Prep; 3. Cardinal Newman; 4. Hammond; 5. Wilson Hall.

SCISAA Class 2-A/1-A : 1. Northwood Academy; 2. Oakbrook Prep; 3. Thomas Sumter Academy; 4. James Island Christian; 5. Cathedral Academy.

GIRLS

Class 4-A: 1. T.L. Hanna; 2. Riverside; 3. Wando; 4. South Aiken; 5. Mauldin; 6. Spring Valley; 7. Irmo; 8. Blythewood; 9. West Ashley; 10. Dutch Fork.

Class 3-A : 1. Hilton Head; 2. Eastside; 3. St. James; 4. Wren; 5. A.C. Flora; 6. Woodruff; 7. Myrtle Beach; 8. Greenville; 9. Brookland-Cayce; 10. Seneca.

Class 2-A/1-A: 1. Academic Magnet; 2. Bishop England; 3. Waccamaw; 4. Barnwell; 5. Indian Land; 6. Wade Hampton-Hampton; 7. Pendleton; 8. Marion; 9. Andrew Jackson; 10. Andrews.

SCISAA Class 3-A : 1. Cardinal Newman; 2. Porter-Gaud; 3. Pinewood Prep; 4. Heathwood Hall; 5. Hilton Head Christian.

SCISAA Class 2-A/1-A: 1. Oakbrook Prep; 2. Lowcountry Prep; 3. Beaufort Academy; 4. James Island Christian; 5. Trinity Collegiate

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