To the surprise of no one, FCIAC teams are the dominant powers in state lacrosse play. The conference accounts for six of the 12 teams remaining in the three classes as the semifinals approach on Wednesday.
A lot of the intrigue is focused on Class M, where Darien and New Canaan are one step away from a meeting area fans are hoping for. The Blue Wave are looking at what would be a historical undefeated season; the Rams have made no secret they want payback following two overtime losses to their biggest rival.
That storyline has obscured what is an intriguing Class L playoff. Ridgefield and Greenwich are in one semifinal, a second rematch after their epic four-overtime regular season game. The Cardinals have won both meetings, and the FCIAC is guaranteed of having a team in the final. On the other side, Staples has taken advantage of a healthy lineup and favorable draw and is one win away from a return trip to the championship game.
Totally eclipsed: St. Joseph has taken a difficult regular season schedule and made a run to the Class S semifinals.
It is possible the FCIAC could end up with three straight champions. It is highly likely to have at least two.
Given the backdrop above, which team do you think has the best chance of winning a title on Saturday. You can cast your votes until Wednesday at 5, when the first semifinals get under way.