Posted On: 11/22/17 12:00 AM

In considering the St. Paul City Conference, it's difficult to avoid the 'what if' question as in, 'What if all of the great players from St. Paul actually stayed in St. Paul?' Unfortunately, that's not reality as much of today's high-end talent from the Saintly City can be found elsewhere – Minnehaha Academy, De la Salle, St. Agnes, Cretin-Derham Hall, Tartan, Stillwater, Roseville and more. There are more than 20 elite players who have left the district. That's not to say there are no talented prospects in St. Paul because there are. Exhibit A: Liza Karlen of St. Paul Central, the #2-rated player in the Class of 2020. The best of the rest are mostly wearing the black and gold of the Como Park Cougars, who are poised to win another title in 2017-18. Below is the predicted order of finish with last year's record in parentheses.

1. Como Park (12-0)

Como Park returned to respectability with the arrival of Andrayah Adams, a 2016 graduate who now plays for D1 St. John's (NY) of the Big East. When Coach Alexis Gray-Lawson showed up in 2015, she elevated the Como program to a whole other level. She helped Adams become a

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