Despite losing in the Division 1 state final on penalties, the Somerville boys' were the best boys' soccer team in the state throughout the entire season.
The Highlanders defeated then-undefeated Needham and Silver Lake to capture the Division 1 Eastern Mass. crown. Along with having far more opportunities to put away the state title game in regulation, the Highlanders top scorer senior Thayrone Miranda played through the entire season with a knee injury. If Miranda had been healthy, it is very likely that Somerville would have taken the state crown.
Masconomet has the edge over Needham in the final Top 20 both teams lost just once, to Somerville, but Masconomet won 23 of its 25 games en route to the Division 2 state title. The Rockets, on the other hand, tied six times.
Madison Park finish the season at No. 12 after losing in double-overtime to St. Johns Prep in the Division 1 North semifinal. Prep finishes ahead of rival BC High with the Catholic Conference title, but was dismantled by Somerville in the Division 1 North title game. Walpole enters the Top 20, despite a 13-8-2 record. The Rebels won four straight games in the tournament and played a tough regular season schedule in the Bay State conference.