What you need to know for the 2022 season

The practice is well advanced throughout the Hudson Valley. As teams count down to the first scrimmages and early regular season games, here are a few things to know for Division 1 women’s soccer this fall.

Below is the information to help you keep up with this season, from league rosters, important dates, new overtime procedures and everything in between.

Defending Champions

Arlington won its fifth section title in six years after beating county rival John Jay-East Fishkill, 2-0. The Admirals then reached the NYSPHSAA’s Class AA bottom four. In Class A, Clarkstown North made history, eventually joining Arlington at Cortland after outlasting Rye on penalties to win the program’s first Section 1 title.

Bronxville topped Class B, allowing just four goals throughout the season en route to the section and state titles. The Broncos went through the NYSPHSAA Tournament without giving up a single goal. This year, they will be looking to regroup after losing more than a dozen players in their state championship.

Yonkers Montessori won the first Section title in program history, beating Haldane for the Section 1 Class C crown. .

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Arlington Kaylee Stowell (19) and Ava Jordan (35) of John Jay-East Fishkill battle for possession during the Division 1 Class AA Women's Football Championship game at Nyack High School on Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Save this date

  • September 7 − lohud Elite 11 and pre-season rankings released
  • October 16 − Last day of regular season for Section 1 teams
  • October 17 − Section 1 classification meeting, playoff brackets finalized
  • October 19 − Section 1 Tournament Out of Range Matches
  • October 21 − Section 1 Tournament Opening Round
  • October 24 − Section 1 Tournament Quarter-Finals
  • October 26 − Section 1 Tournament Semi-Finals
  • October 29 − Section 1 Tournament Championships at Nyack High School
  • November, 1st Class AA, A, B Regional Semifinals at Arlington High School, Class C Regional Semifinals at Section 9 host site
  • To be determined Class AA, A, B Regional Finals in Section 4, Class C Regional Finals in Section 8
  • 12-13 Nov. NYSPHSAA Championships in Cortland
Clarkstown North celebrates after Laura Bialek's goal, the decisive score in the Rams' 1-0 victory over rival Clarkstown South on October 16, 2021.

Must-see games

  • Pleasantville vs. Briarcliff (August 31, October 8)
  • Horace Greeley in New Rochelle (September 1)
  • North Rockland at Rye (September 2)
  • Horace Greeley to Somers (September 6)
  • Pearl River to Pleasantville (September 6)
  • Pearl River to Irvington (September 8)
  • Bronxville to Pleasantville (September 15)
  • Haldane in Yonkers Montessori (September 15)
  • Clarkstown North to Pearl River (September 17)
  • Scarsdale vs. Mamaroneck (September 19, October 3)
  • John Jay-East Fishkill vs. Arlington (September 19, October 13)
  • Somers at Pearl River (September 21)
  • New Rochelle vs. Scarsdale (September 21, October 7)
  • Tuckahoe vs. Yonkers Montessori (September 23, October 11)
  • Clarkstown North vs. Clarkstown South (September 23, October 15)
  • Rye vs. Harrison (September 29, October 7)
  • Lakeland vs. Hen Hud (September 29, October 8)
  • Irvington vs. Bronxville (September 29, October 13)
  • Albertus Magnus in Arlington (September 27)
  • Somers vs. Yorktown (October 1, October 13)
  • Immaculate Heart Academy (NJ) to Albertus Magnus (October 5)
  • Saint Anthony to Albertus Magnus (October 8)
  • North Rockland to John Jay-East Fishkill (October 8)
Mamaroneck's Aoife O'Reilly (12) pressures Scarsdale's Olivia Lee (13) for the ball.

League rosters

Conference I

  • League A Arlington, Carmel, John Jay-East Fishkill, Ketcham, Mahopac, Scarsdale B
  • League B Lincoln, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Ursuline
  • C-League Arlington B, Clarkstown North, Clarkstown South, East Ramapo, North Rockland, Suffern
  • D-League Fox Lane, Horace Greeley, Ossining, Port Chester, Saunders, White Plains

Conference II

  • League A Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, Tappan Zee
  • League B Gorton, Riverside, Roosevelt, Yonkers
  • C-League Eastchester, Harrison, Pelham, Rye
  • D-League Hen Hud, Lakeland, Panas, Peekskill
  • E-League Brewster, John Jay-Cross River, Somers, Yorktown
  • League F Ardsley, Byram Hills, Edgemont, Sleepy Hollow

Conference III

  • League A Blind Brook, Briarcliff, Pleasantville, Rye Neck, Valhalla, Westlake
  • League B Albertus Magnus, Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Irvington
  • C-League Hamilton, Leffell School, Tuckahoe, Woodlands, Yonkers Montessori
  • League D Croton-Harmon, Haldane, North Salem, Pawling, Putnam Valley

Rule Changes

The biggest change in women’s football concerns overtime procedures. Overtime will now consist of two 10-minute golden goal periods in the regular season.

In playoff games, overtime is extended to two 15-minute golden goal periods. If the score remains tied, a penalty shootout will be conducted to determine which team advances. The only exception would be in the state championship game, where co-champions can be declared at the end of both sudden victory overtime periods.

Additionally, head coverings worn for religious reasons cannot be made of abrasive or harsh materials and should fit snugly. Players are also permitted to wear hair beads and other adornments, as long as they are attached to the head and do not pose a risk of injury to the player, teammates or opponents.

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