Fall 2017 FAB 50 High School Soccer Team Rankings

The boys fall high school season includes the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia (private), West Virginia, Wisconsin.

The rankings are compiled by high school rankings editor Sheldon Shealer.

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Rank (Prev.) School Record
1 (1) St. Benedict's Prep Newark, NJ 19-0-0*
Season Complete. New Jersey Prep A state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 550 students, grades K-12.
NOTES: Ronald Mafunzwaini, a junior, scored his team-leading 19th goal that started St. Benedict's Prep to a 4-0 win over Blair Academy in the Prep A final, the Gray Bees' 28th state title in the past 29 seasons. Sophomore Julian Gomes scored twice in the final and junior Azriel Johnson netted the last goal. Mafunzwaini scored three times in a 5-0 state semifinal win over Peddie earlier in the week. The Gray Bees defeated state-ranked teams from six states. St. Benedict's is 149-8-3 in eight seasons under coach Jimmy Wandling. The Gray Bees outscored their opponents 95-8 with juniors Mafunzwaini, Celio Pompeu and Sebastian Chalbaud combining for 42 goals and 30 assists. St. Benedict's started only four seniors, making them the clear preseason favorite in 2018.
2 (2) Whitefish Bay Milwaukee, WI 25-0-0*
Season Complete. Wisconsin Division 2 state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,005 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Matthew Comiskey scored 30 seconds into the match and the rout was on as Whitefish Bay handled Oregon 6-0 for its third straight state title. Comiskey scored again in the seventh minute, followed by goals from Jimmy Zebel, Mario Carini and Drew Nelson as the Blue Dukes were up 5-0 within 37 minutes. Whitefish Bay has won 31 straight matches, and this year beat perennial national power and FAB 50-ranked Milwaukee Marquette 3-0. Senior goalkeeper Elian Haddock has committed to Yale. Defender Shawn Azcueta and midfielder Jackson Dryden have committed to Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
3 (3) Conestoga Berwyn, PA 21-0-1
Drexel commit Chris Donovan scored both goals as Conestoga defeated Council Rock North 2-0 in the PIAA District One 4A final. The Pioneers advance to the 16-team state tournament, which starts this week.
4 (5)
 
Martin Luther King Manhattan, NY 16-0-0
Jared Daniel, Akeem Shelton, Aly Camara, Jahmali Peterson scored the goals as MLK defeated Staten Island Curtis 4-1 in the PSAL A quarterfinals. The win sends MLK to the PSAL semifinals for the 20th time in the last 21 years.
5 (6)
 
Delbarton School Morristown, NJ 18-0-1
Mark Forbes, Brendan McSorley and Ryan Ruffo scored first-half goals as Delbarton defeated Union Catholic 3-0 in the North Jersey, Non-Public A second round. Next up is a playoff match with Pingry, which is coming off a 3-1 win over Don Bosco Prep.
6 (7)
 
Naperville North Naperville, IL 27-1-1*
Season Complete. Illinois Class AAA state champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,740 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Jack Barry's school record 22nd assist set up Colin Iverson for the match-winning goal as Naperville North repeated as state champion with a 1-0 win over Libertyville. The goal was the 15th for Iverson, which tied him for the team lead with Ian Guppy. Six-foot-seven keeper Tommy Welch, a junior, was named the MVP of the final by Chicagolandsoccer.com, following a 13-save effort. Naperville North becomes the first repeat large school state champion in Illinois since the Sandburg dynasty of 2001 and 2002.
7 (4)
 
Libertyville Libertyville, IL 20-1-2*
Season Complete. Illinois Class AAA state runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 1,950 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Libertyville's undefeated run ended with a 1-0 state final loss to Naperville North in a meeting of the past two Illinois large school state title winners. Libertyville won the crown in 2015. Naperville North has now gone back-to-back in 2016 and 2017. Indiana commit Ryan Wittenbrink scored 39 goals and had 17 assists, giving him 68 goals and 42 assists for a three-year varsity career in 65 matches.
8 (8) St Francis de Sales Columbus, OH 20-0-1
Cristian Gomez netted four goals as St. Francis DeSales rolled past Alexander 5-0 in a regional final. The result sends DeSales into this week's state semifinals against Kettering Alter in a rematch from last year, won by Alter. DeSales has yet to allow a postseason goal.
9 (9) Parkland Allentown, PA 23-1-0
Parkland defeated Emmaus last week for the District XI title, which sends this team into the state tournament as a favorite. Josh Kiser leads the team with 23 goals. Parkland will be battling history, though. Although Parkland lost to eventual state champion Conestoga 2-1 in the state tournament last year, District XI have not fared well in the state tournament. Parkland's state play starts against Kennett on Tuesday. Kennett was a 3-0 loser to Conestoga in the district semifinals.
10 (10) E.O. Smith Storrs, CT 16-0-0
The Panthers earned the top seed for the Class L playoffs and was scheduled to open postseason play Monday night against Bristol Eastern. The first, second and quarterfinal rounds for Connecticut will be contested this week.
11 (12)
 
Wayzata Minneapolis, MN 20-0-2*
Season Complete. Minnesota Class AA state champion.
School Facts: Public, 3,400 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Sophomore Patrick Weah scored the first goal and Ethan Wagner sealed the outcome with a 79th minute score as Wayzata defeated defending state champion Stillwater 2-0 in the state final. Last year, Stillwater defeated Wayzata 2-0 to clinch an undefeated season. This year, the difference was Wayzata keeper Daniel Welshons, who made several crucial saves while the match was on the line.
12 (13)
 
Severna Park Severna Park, MD 16-0-1
Kevin Kobosko converted the winning penalty kick as Severna Park edged Meade in the Class 4A East Section I final. Meade ended the year 14-3, with all three losses to Severna Park. The Falcons move on to face Leonardtown in the region final with a berth in the state semifinals on the line.
13 (14)
 
Cardinal Gibbons Raleigh, NC 19-0-2
Gibbons defeated Durham Jordan 2-0 to start postseason play. Next up is a Wednesday clash with Ashley.
14 (16)
 
Dublin Coffman Dublin, OH 18-1-2
Emeka Eneli and Georgetown commit Luke Kiley scored two goals each as Dublin Coffman handled Dublin Jerome 5-0 in a regional final. The win sends Coffman to the boys soccer state semifinals for the first time in school history.
15 (18)
 
Blue Valley Southwest Overland Park, KS 20-0-1*
Season Complete. Kansas Class 5A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,100 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Aidan Bates scored the game-winning goal as Blue Valley Southwest edged Bishop Carroll 1-0 in the state final. BV Southwest had a stellar season, winning the Eastern Kansas League, which features many of the state's top-ranked programs across all three classifications.
16 (19)
 
Salesianum Wilmington, DE 14-1-0
Bryce Wallace had a hat trick 13 minutes into the match as Salesianum rolled to a 9-1 victory over Achmere Academy last week in the team's only outing.
17 (21)
 
Seton Hall Prep West Orange, NJ 20-2-1
Aidan Dunphy scored twice and had an assist to help Seton Hall Prep defeat St. Joseph-Montvale in the North Jersey, Non-Public A quarterfinals. The Pirates next face Bergen Catholic.
18 (22)
 
Kearny Kearny, NJ 17-0-3
Kearny edged Clifton 2-1 in overtime to advance in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 playoffs. Jose Escandon and Marcus Hidalgo scored the goals.
19 (23)
 
Beavercreek Beavercreek, OH 19-0-2
Dominic Calabrese delivered the game-deciding goal as Beavercreek defeated Anderson 3-2 to advance to this week's state semifinals.
20 (24)
 
Providence Charlotte, NC 19-0-3
Providence edged West Forsyth 1-0 to advance to the third round of the North Carolina Class 4A playoffs.
21 (26)
 
McDonogh School Owings Mills, MD 19-2-0*
Season Complete. MIAA A Conference champion.
School Facts: Private, 1,400 students, grades K-12.
NOTES: Brian Lenzer and Andrew Privett scored late goals as McDonogh School defeated Mount St. Joseph 2-0 in the MIAA A Conference final. The Eagles have won nine titles since the league was formed in 1995.
22 (30)
 
Bridgewater-Raritan Bridgewater, NJ 16-0-2
Nathan Han had a goal and one assist as Bridgewater-Raritan defeated longtime power Scotch Plains 2-0 in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 quarterfinals.
23 (17)
 
Morton Cicero, IL 23-2-2*
Season Complete. Illinois Class AAA Super-Sectional runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 8,100 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Morton's season ended with a 1-0 loss to eventual state champion Naperville North in the Super-Sectional round (state quarterfinals). Morton was the Pepsi Co. Showdown runner-up and spent the entire season in the FAB 50. The Mustangs have lost to the eventual state champion each of the past four years.
24 (35)
 
Northwestern Lehigh New Tripoli, PA 22-0-0
Junior Zach Creighton scored from distance in overtime as Northwestern Lehigh held off Allentown Central Catholic 2-1 to win the district title. The Tigers are 46-1-1 over the last two seasons with the only loss coming in last year's state final.
25 (36)
 
Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM 19-1-1*
Season Complete. New Mexico Class 6A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,800 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Carlos Gutierrez converted a penalty kick in the 77th minute to lift Albuquerque to its second state title in three seasons with a 3-2 victory over FAB 50-ranked La Cueva in a meeting of the state's top two teams. Gutierrez gave Albuquerque a 1-0 lead, assisted by Luca Seazzu. Guiterrez later served up Rado Josoa's goal that gave the team a 2-1 advantage. Only three minutes after giving up a game-tying penalty kick, Albuquerque's Seazzu was fouled in the box setting up Gutierrez's winner.
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