1. Amador Valley (Calif.), 1-0 The Dons hosted Coppell (Texas) and ran away with a 20-1 victory. Amador Valley plays three-straight home games, including a showdown against Kent Denver (Colo.) on March 26, before embarking on a five-game road trip.
2. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 1-0 The Falcons knocked off Carlsbad (Calif.) 12-9 in their season-opener. Torrey Pines has two tough games this week against Canyon Crest Academy (which knocked off La Costa Canyon last week) and Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), before hosting Cherry Creek (Colo.) for a solid, regional matchup.
3. Cherry Creek (Colo.) 2-0 The Bruins are off to another dominant start with three victories over Overland (Colo.), Grandview (Colo.) and Cheyenne Mountain (Colo.). Colby Goettelman had five goals and an assist against Cheyenne Mountain. Cherry Creek has a tough league matchup looming this week against Centaurus, which opened its season with two victories.
4. San Ramon Valley (Calif.) The Wolves reeled off four consecutive victories, including an 8-7 win over former No. 2 Carondelet (Calif.). The schedule does not get easier for San Ramon Valley with a big game against top-ranked Amador Valley on March 28.
5. Centaurus (Colo.), 2-0 The Warriors jumped out to a quick start with season-opening victories over Heritage-Littleton (Colo.) and Ralston Valley (Colo.). Centaurus has two tough tests this week against Chaparral (Colo.) and Cherry Creek.
6. Los Alamitos (Calif.), 4-0 The Griffins bolted out of the gate, reeling off four-straight victories over Temecula Valley (Calif.), Aliso Niguel (Calif.), Coronado (Calif.) and Scripps Ranch (Calif.). Los Alamitos gets tested when it travels to Texas this week to take on state power St. John’s, which is off to a 3-1 start.
7. Carondelet (Calif.), 2-1 After opening the season with victories over Marin Catholic (Calif.) and Acalanes (Calif.), the Cougars fell to San Ramon Valley 8-7. Carondelet travels to Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) before hosting Kent Denver (Colo.) for a solid regional matchup.
8. Air Academy (Colo.), 1-0 The Kadets opened the season with a hard-fought 9-6 victory over Kent Denver. Air Academy has another test this week against Arapahoe (Colo.), which was dominant against Eaglecrest (Colo.) in its season opener.
9. California High School (Calif.) 2-0 The Grizzlies dropped Campolindo (Calif.) and Foothill (Calif.), Pleasanton (Calif.) to open the season. California hosts Dublin (Calif.) and travels to St. Francis (Calif.) before a showdown with undefeated Menlo School (Calif.) on March 21.
10. Menlo School (Calif.), 4-0 The Knights opened the season with victories over Mercy (Calif.), Burlingame (Calif.), Cardinal Newman (Calif.), Gunn-Palo Alto (Calif.) and Monte Vista-Danville (Calif.). Freshman Sophia Donovan finished with three goals and an assist, along with five draw controls in a 12-5 victory over Gunn. Those victories should provide Menlo with some momentum heading into a huge game against No. 1 Amador Valley.