Fall 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 (fall only), 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 18-0-0*
Season Complete. New Jersey Prep A state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 550 students, grades K-12.
NOTES: UCLA commit Celio Pompeu had three goals and five assists while Ronald Mafunzwaini came up big in the postseason again this year with four goals in two matches as St. Benedict's prep rolled to 7-0 wins over Lawrenceville Prep and Pennington School. St. Benedict's outscored its opponents 109-5 and beat teams from six states, which included multi-goal wins over St. Ignatius (Ohio) and Salesianum (Del.) and a 2-1 win over Walt Whitman (Md.). The team, with five major college prospects in the starting 11, was led defensively by Cao Chavez. Mafunzwaini finished with 14 goals and 14 assists. Julian Gomez led the team with 17 goals. Pomepu ended with 15 goals and 22 assists. St. Benedict's is 167-8-3 in nine seasons under Jimmy Wandling, and the program has won state titles in 29 of the past 30 seasons.
2 (2) Naperville North Naperville, IL 26-0-0*
Season Complete. Illinois Class 3A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,750 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Bowling Green commit Colin Iverson delivered the game-winning goal for the second straight year as Naperville North capped the first-ever perfect season in IHSA history with a 1-0 state final win over Libertyville. Naperville North's lineup also featured standout junior Ty Konrad and Loyola-Chicago basketball commit Tommy Welch, the program's record-setting goalkeeper.
3 (4)
 
Martin Luther King Manhattan, NY 17-0-0
Yaya Bakayoko, one of the nation's top high school-playing junior prospects, scored six goals and had three assists last week as MLK rolled to postseason wins over New Utrecht and Aviation. Next up is a PSAL semifinal clash with undefeated, regionally ranked Francis Lewis.
4 (5)
 
Delbarton School Morristown, NJ 20-0-0
Delbarton used second-half goals by Matt Pease and Ryan Ruffo to get past Oratory 2-1 in the team's lone match last week, a North Jersey. Non-Public A quarterfinal contest. Delbarton meets Bergen Catholic early this week and could clash with FAB 50-ranked Seton Hall Prep in the North Jersey, Non-Public A final.
5 (3)
 
Libertyville Libertyville, IL 22-1-0*
Season Complete. Illinois Class 3A state runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 1,950 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: For the second straight year, Libertyville's undefeated season ended with a 1-0 state final setback to Naperville North. Libertyville was led by Michigan commit Evan Rasmussen, who finished with 33 goals. Libertyville went 42-2-2 the past two seasons to and ended with back-to-back FAB 50 Top 10 finishes.
6 (7)
 
St. Ignatius Cleveland, OH 18-1-2
St. Ignatius struck twice in the opening minutes of the match, rolled out to a 5-0 halftime lead and ended with a 6-0 victory over Sylvania Northview for the program's 13th regional title. Next up is a state semifinal clash with FAB 50-ranked Medina. Henry Curtis scored the first and fourth goals against Northview, and Matthew McLaughlin added two goals, including converted a penalty kick that was earned by Curtis.
7 (10)
 
Montclair Montclair, NJ 18-0-1
Sebastian Herrera, the team's PK specialist in goal, made a save in the fifth round of kicks to lift Montclair to a shootout victory over Seton Hall Prep following a scoreless match in the Essex County Tournament final. The result marked Montclair's second win over the FAB 50-ranked opponent this season.
8 (11)
 
Monroe-Woodbury Central Valley, NY 19-0-0
Conor Paik and Chris Valle staked Monroe-Woodbury to a 2-0 lead en route to a 2-1 win over R.C. Ketcham in the Class AA state quarterfinals. Monroe-Woodbury next faces Baldwinsville in the state semifinals.
9 Crystal Lake South Crystal Lake, IL 22-2-3*
Season Complete. Illinois Class 2A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,460 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Goalkeeper Oscar Estrada came up big in back-to-back shootouts, the second one leading Crystal Lake South to a state final win over Peoria Notre Dame. The team finished the season ranked No. 3 in the ChicagolandSoccer.com Top 50, behind 3A champ Naperville North and 3A runner-up Libertyville. Alex Canfield had a goal and one assist in regulation as the match with PND went to 3-3 before the Crystal Lake South won a 4-1 shootout.
10 (8)
 
Peoria Notre Dame Peoria, IL 23-3-0*
Season Complete. Illinois Class 2A state runner-up.
School Facts: Private, 800 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: A stellar season ended with a state final loss to Crystal Lake South. Junior standout Noah Madrigal led the team in scoring with 41 goals. Myles Sophanavong added 24 goals and Declan Dillon, who had a goal and one assist in the final, added 10 goals and 22 assists. All three are returning next season. PND recorded key wins over Milwaukee Marquette (Wis.) and perennial Missouri state title contender Rockhurst Jesuit (Mo.). The team's losses were a 1-0 setback to No. 2 Naperville North, Prep Top 10-ranked Gateway Christian (Mo.) and Crystal Lake South.
11 (9)
 
Milwaukee Marquette Milwaukee, WI 21-2-0*
Season Complete. Wisconsin Division 1 state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 1,025 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Marquette won a record fifth straight state title, defeating league rival Sussex Hamilton 3-0 in the final. Gabe Anguil netted two goals. Thomas Bruneau had a goal and one assist. Like Salesianum (Del.), Marquette dominates its state so its national standing depends on its out-of-state matches. The team lost a match in regulation to Peoria Notre Dame (Ill.) and pushed Naperville North (Ill.) to a shootout before losing in the Go 4 The Goal Fall Classic championship match. The Hilltoppers did post key wins over Salesianum, also in a shootout, Chaminade (Mo.) and Rockhurst Jesuit (Mo.).
12 (12) Holmdel Holmdel, NJ 18-0-1
Monmouth commit Anthony Arena netted four goals and had three assists as Holmdel rolled to wins over Hillside and Robbinsville last week.
13 (13) St. Xavier Louisville, KY 26-2-1*
Season Complete. Kentucky state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 1,325 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Conner George scored in the opening minute and St. Xavier made it stand in a 1-0 victory over Highlands in the state final. The victory gave St. Xavier its 14th state title in 16 state final appearances. The Tigers have won back-to-back titles. The result also gave the George family a sweep as Conner's younger sister played for Sacred Heart Academy's team, which won a state title the night earlier. George and Kentucky commit Case Cox both reached the 25-goal milestone this season. St. Xavier went 5-0-1 in out-of-state matches, tying St. Ignatius (Ohio).
14 (14) Salesianum Wilmington, DE 13-2-0
Casey Kurlej scored twice to lead Salesianum to a 5-0 win over Achmere Academy last week.
15 (17)
 
Boulder Boulder, CO 17-1-0
Boulder defeated Pine Creek and Fort Collins to advance to this week's state semifinals. The match with Fort Collins went to penalty kicks before Boulder prevailed 5-4. Regulation and overtime ended in a 1-1 contest, with Jesse Bacardi scoring for Boulder.
16 (19)
 
Walt Whitman Bethesda, MD 14-1-0
Whitman defeated rival Churchill 3-0 in the section final to advance to this week's region championship game. The Vikings, whose only setback is to top-ranked St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.), are three wins away from a state title.
17 (20)
 
Lee's Summit Lee's Summit, MO 19-1-0
Lee's Summit edged rival Lee's Summit West 1-0 to advance to the Class 4A sectional tournament.
18 (21)
 
The Heights School Potomac, MD 17-0-1*
Season Complete. Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion.
School Facts: Private, 550 students, grades 3-12.
NOTES: Touted as the best WCAC in nearly a decade -- going back to the DeMatha dynasty, The Heights capped its first-ever season in the league with a 3-0 victory over Pail VI (Va.) in the final. Gonzalo Percovich gave The Heights a 1-0 lead before Princeton commit Daniel Diaz-Bonilla added a second goal. The Heights received an own goal for the final margin. The Heights had multiple wins over Gonzaga (D.C.) and Paul VI (Va.), handing them each lopsided regular season losses before the playoff rematches. The Heights is ranked No. 2 in The Washington Post behind Walt Whitman, and the teams have comparable results against common opponents.
19 (22)
 
St. Christopher's Richmond, VA 13-0-1
St. Christopher's was idle last week. The team starts Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association postseason play this week as the No. 1 seed.
20 (23)
 
Nauset Eastham, MA 19-0-0
Nauset opened postseason play with a 3-0 victory over Milton on Sunday. The team next faces Hopkinton in the Massachusetts Division 2 South quarterfinals.
21 (24)
 
Bowie Bowie, MD 16-0-0
Bowie edged Eleanor Roosevelt 3-2 to advance to this week's regional final. Bowie and Walt Whitman are in the same classification and could clash later in the postseason if both keep winning.
22 (28)
 
Amityville Memorial Amityville, NY 19-0-1
Amityville Memorial posted an attention-grabbing win over St. Anthony's early in the season and has continued to roll. Last week, the team ripped regionally ranked Mepham 5-0 behind Rolman Guardado's two-goal effort. The result sent Amityville into this week's state semifinals.
23 (25)
 
Chesterton Chesterton, IN 21-0-2*
Season Complete. Indiana Class 3A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,050 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Despite getting outshot 25-11, Chesterton snagged a first-ever state title in dramatic fashion when Robbie Capehart scored on a header with 27 seconds left in the second overtime in a 1-0 decision over Zionsville. Bailey Arthur assisted the winning goal. Sophomore keeper Charlie Eaton had six saves, but one was a game-saving diving stop that gave Chesterton a chance to win. Senior defender Jack Eaton and junior forward Seth Conway were first-team all-district selections. Charlie Eaton and sophomore forward Jack Bowser were second-team all-district picks.
24 (27)
 
Central Bucks West Doylestown, PA 19-2-0
Central Bucks West won a grueling PIAA Class 4A District 1 title last week, earning a top seed for the upcoming state playoffs. District 1 has produced the last three Pennsylvania large-school state champions.
25 (32)
 
Christian Brothers College St. Louis, MO 21-2-2
Camden Starzyk had a goal and one assist as CBC defeated league rival Vianney to advance to the sectional round in Missouri's Class 4A.
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