TOP STORY LINES: Tulsa Union (Tulsa, Okla.) graduated five starters from last year's SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 team and lost two more to injury during the 2016 campaign.
However, that didn't derail the Redskins from their goal of perfection.
For the second straight year, this highly talented program delivered an undefeated season and a SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 ranking, following the team's 4-1 win over Owasso (Okla.) in the Class 6A state final. Led by Youth National Team performer Parker Goins and at least half a dozen NCAA Division I-bound players, Tulsa Union went 19-0 to run its win streak to 36 matches. Tulsa Union is 51-1 over the past three years. Goins scored twice in the final and added an assist. All four goals came from underclassmen who have committed to Division I programs.
The past two years, Tulsa Union has worked its way to No. 1 after other teams lost. If all the impact underclassmen return next year, the Redskins certainly have a case for a preseason No. 1 ranking.
BIG MOVERS -- BOYS: Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.). Parkview edged SIMA FAB 50-ranked Milton (Ga.) in the state final after outings forer No. 1 Chattahoochee (Alpharetta, Ga.) in the semifinals to jump from No. 41 to No. 20 this week. GIRLS: James Madison (Vienna, Va.). Madison jumped from No. 45 to No. 17 this week after knicking off former No. 2 and two-time defending state champion Battlefield (Haymarket, Va.). Madison now has wins of the No. 2- and 3-ranked teams in Virginia.
NEWCOMERS: BOYS: No. 26 Northgate (Newnan, Ga.), No. 34 Juan Diego Catholic (Draper, Utah), No. 40 Pasco (Wash.), No. 46 Chapin (S.C.), No. 47 Iowa City West (Iowa City, Iowa) and No. 49 Edmond North (Edmond, Okla.). GIRLS: No. 32 McIntosh (Peachtree City, Ga.), No. 36 Carl Sandburg (Orland Park, Ill.), No. 44 Vestavia Hills (Ala.), No. 46 St. Pius X (Atlanta, Ga.), No. 48 Oakton (Vienna, Va.), No. 49 Brighton (Mich.), No. 50 Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.).
See the entire SPRING high school region and state rankings:
SPRING SIMA FAB 50: BOYS (May 17) | GIRLS (May 17)
SPRING REGION RANKINGS: BOYS (May 16) | GIRLS (May 16)
SPRING STATE RANKINGS: BOYS (May 16) | GIRLS (May 16)