NEPSAC Brackets Announced
The NEPSAC announced their post-season brackets in all six divisions on Sunday.
The post-season officially tips with quarterfinal match-ups on Wednesday followed by semi-finals on Saturday. Champions will be crowned on Sunday with Rhode Island College hosting classes A (2pm), AA (4pm), and AAA (6pm) while Clark University will host class D (2pm), C (4pm) and B (2pm).
In AAA, Brewster Academy finished the regular season undefeated and earned a consequent bye in the opening round as too did the defending champions, NMH. St. Thomas More will host a quarterfinal double-header on Wednesday with third seeded South Kent taking on sixth seeded Bridgton at 3pm following by STM and New Hampton School in the 4/5 game. Brewster and NMH will host the winners on their respective home courts Saturday at 2pm.
in AA, Cushing Academy not only earned the top seed but also an unexpected bye when only seven teams finished above .500 in league. They'll face the winner of Proctor and Cheshire Academy in the 4/5 quarterfinal. Both Tilton and Vermont Academy are on the other side of the bracket. The Rams, who earned the second seed, host Lawrence Academy in the 2/7 game while St. Andrew's will travel to Vermont.
Suffield Academy earned the top seed in Class A, but didn't get an easy draw, as they'll open with Trinity-Pawling and then potentially face the winner of Avon Old Farms and Loomis Chaffee. Second seeded Phillips Exeter opens with Nobles on the other side of the bracket with the winner of Kent and Milton Academy waiting in the wings.
The Brooks School is the favorite to repeat in Class B, but they have a potential match-up with Rivers looming in the semi-finals if they can both get by Westminster and Governor's respectively. Kingswood-Oxford closed the year on a run to earn the number two seed, but they don't have an easy draw either with Beaver Country Day in the opening round and the winner of Canterbury and Marianapolis looming.
St. Luke's and Greens Farms Academy could be poised for a rematch of this weekend's FAA final in Class C where they have earned the top two seeds. St. Luke's opens with Dexter and will then face the winner of Hyde (ME) and Winchendon while GFA will see Berwick first followed by the winner of Hamden Hall and Pingree.
Storm King and Wooster earned the top seeds in Class D. Storm King opens with Watkinson followed by the winner of Christian Heritage and Lexington Christian while Wooster faces Hoosac and then the Bancroft/Oakwood Friends victor.