TopDrawerSoccer Boys Soccer Tournament Guide
The growth of high school soccer can be reinforced through the growing number of regional and national inseason events bringing together top-flight programs. Below is a list of tournaments that have been important in assessing teams for the FAB 50 and Prep Top 10 rankings. This list will be updated as the school year progresses.
Delbarton Soccer Invitational
When: Sept. 21-22, 2019
Where: Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J.
Top Teams: Delbarton School (N.J.), Chaminade (N.Y.).
What else: This four-team mixer also includes [St. Peter's Prep nj-m] (N.J.) and Regis (N.Y.). The New Jersey tams will take on the New York teams during the two-day event.
Northeast Boys Soccer Jamboree
When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019
Where: Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Conn.
Top Teams: Berkshire School (Mass.), Loomis Chaffee (Conn.), Milton Academy (Mass.), Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.), South Kent School (Conn.), Taft School (Conn.), Worcester Academy (Mass.).
What else: This one-day event has become a must-see for college recruiters. Most of the Prep Top 10 teams compete at this event, which features dozens of major college-bound soccer players. This year, 28 teams will participate. This year's schedule is: Choate vs. Hopkins, 8:45 a.m.; Hotchkiss vs. BB&N, 9:15 a.m.; Taft vs. Avon Old Farms, 10 a.m.; Worcester vs. Northfield Mount Hermon, 10:45 a.m.; Berkshire vs. Milton, 11:30 a.m.; St. Mark's vs. Millbrook, noon; St. Paul's vs. Nobles, 12:15 p.m.; Loomis Chaffee vs. South Kent, 1 p.m.; Suffield Academy vs. Holderness, 1:45 p.m.; Phillips Exeter vs. Lawrence Academy, 2:15 p.m.; Northwood School vs. Williston, 2:45 p.m.; Kimball Union vs. Pomfret, 3:15 p.m.; Rivers School vs. Tabor Academy, 3:45 p.m.; Trinity Pawling vs. Cushing Academy, 3:45 p.m.
Go 4 the Goal Fall Classic
When: Oct. 3-5, 2019
Where: Burlington Regional Rec Plex in Burlington, Iowa
Top Teams: Naperville North (Ill.), Morton (Ill.), Milwaukee Marquette (Wis.), Bishop Miege (Kan.), Washburn Rural (Kan.), Gateway Legacy Christian (Ill.), Mount Carmel (Ill.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan.).
What else: The Go 4 the Goal Fall Classic is the rebranded event formerly known as the Gateway City Soccer Classic. For more than a decade, this has been the go-to event for teams from coast to coast to test themselves against other regional and nationally ranked programs. Naperville North (Ill.) won the top flight at this event last year en route to a FAB 50 No. 2 national ranking. Although a majority of teams are from the Midwest states, the event has had representatives from 21 states during its history. In total, 135 different schools have played in the event. Christian Brothers College (Mo.) leads the way with four top division titles.