FAB 50 High School Soccer Team Rankings

The winter season includes the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The rankings are compiled by high school rankings editor Sheldon Shealer.
Rank (Prev.) School Record
1 (1) Montverde Academy Montverde, FL 21-0-0
Season Complete. Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament champion.
School Facts: Private, 1,100 students, grades K-12.
NOTES: Montverde Academy stretched its undefeated streak to 117 matches with a 1-0 win over Coppell (Texas) in the final of the Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament, which featured nationally ranked programs from four states. Denver commit Andre Shinyashiki scored the match-winning goal and was named tournament MVP after scoring five goals in three matches. Montverde's other signings include DMF Matius Silva (Saint Louis), F Lucas Fagotti (St. John's), D Jabari Newton (Memphis), D Zack Waitman (Central Florida), GK Federico Barrios (Dayton), GK Nolan Lennon (Clemson) and MF Victor Spaggiari (Wingate).
2 (2) Rivera Brownsville, TX 28-0-0
Season Complete. Texas Class 6A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,200 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Isidro Martinez and David Alexander scored goals two minutes apart midway through the first half and Rivera made it stand in a 2-0 win over Cinco Ranch in the Texas 6A final, which pitted a pair of undefeated teams. The Raiders' victory left little doubt about the nation's top public school program this winter. En route to a rare perfect record in Texas' most challenging classification, the Raiders outscored their opponents 134-20.
3 (8)
 
Cinco Ranch Katy, TX 24-1-4
Season Complete. Texas Class 6A state runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 3,150 students in grades 9-12.
NOTES: Cinco Ranch defeated Sam Houston 3-2 in the state semifinals before falling to Rivera 2-0 in a match where Cinco failed to cash in on numerous scoring chances. The Cougars' undefeated run included a regional playoff win over Alief Elsik, which placed seventh at the Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament in Florida. Goalkeeper Patrick Hillyard recorded 15 shutouts.
4 (3)
 
Sam Houston Arlington, TX 23-3-2
Season Complete. Texas Class 6A state semifinalist.
School Facts: Public, 3,300 students in grades 9-12.
NOTES: Sam Houston delivered a breakthrough season, beating preseason state No. 1 McKinney Boyd early in the season, SIMA FAB 50-ranked Grand Prairie in the regional semifinals and carrying the momentum to a state semifinal appearance. The Texans, however, then lost to Cinco Ranch 2-1 on a late goal. With seven projected returning starters for the 2016 campaign, Sam Houston will be a preseason favorite next year.
5 (4)
 
Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX 25-2-0
Season Complete. Texas Class 6A regional semifinalist.
School Facts: Public, 2,500 students in grades 9-12.
NOTES: After defeating Coppell 3-2 in the regional quarterfinals, Grand Prairie fell to Sam Houston 3-2 in the regional semifinals. Sam Houston then advanced to the state tournament. Grand Prairie won the District 7-6A title. Grand Prairie averaged just under 4.0 goals per match, led by the scoring of Erick Saucedo and Edgardo Martinez.
6 (5)
 
Coppell Coppell, TX 19-3-1
Season Complete. Texas Class 6A regional quarterfinalist. MAST runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 2,870 students in grades 9-12.
NOTES: Coppell's season ended with a 3-2 regional playoff loss to Grand Prairie. The Cowboys won the Texas District 7-6A title and placed second to Montverde Academy (Fla.) in the Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament. Coppell posted key victories over Los Angeles Cathedral (Calif.) and Plano West.
7 (6)
 
Cathedral Los Angeles, CA 24-2-4
Season Complete. Southern California Regional Division III champion. CIF Southern Section Division 3 champion. MAST third-place finisher.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 750 students in grades 9-12.
NOTES: Jose Cano scored twice and Elmer Guerra added a late insurance goal as Cathedral claimed a second straight sectional crown with a 3-0 win over Canoga Park. Keeper Kris Guerra recorded eight saves for the shutout. Cathedral's season also included a third-place finish at the Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament in Florida, losing to Coppell (Texas) in a semifinal shootout and beating Hamilton (Ariz.) in the consolation match. Cathedral also edged Gulliver Prep (Fla.) in a shootout in the first round at MAST.
8 (7)
 
Gulliver Prep Miami, FL 18-2-0
Season Complete. Florida Class 2A state champion. MAST consolation champion.
School Facts: Private, 650 students, in Prep grades 9-12.
NOTES: Augusto Acosta, Army commit Andy Alvarez and North Carolina commit Alexander Moztarzadeh scored the goals as Gulliver Prep won a second straight state title with a 3-1 decision over Bolles School. Gulliver netted 26 goals in five regional and state playoff wins, and the 3-1 final was the team's closest playoff match. Gulliver placed fifth at the Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament, falling to Los Angeles Cathedral (Calif.) in penalty kicks the first day before posting a pair of one-sided consolation wins.
9 (12)
 
St. Paul's Covington, LA 31-0-3
Season Complete. Louisiana Division I state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 850 students in grades 9-12.
NOTES: Barrick Roberts scored two goals as St. Paul's capped an undefeated season with a 3-0 win over Jesuit in the final. Eric Guin, who scored twice in last year's state final win, scored the other goal as the Wolves rolled through the playoffs without allowing a goal. Keeper Colin Hanley signed with Niagara.
10 (9)
 
Chula Vista Chula Vista, CA 19-3-6
Season Complete. Southern California Regional Division I champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,700 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Pedro Garcia scored the tiebreaking goal as Chula Vista went on to a 4-2 win over El Camino Real in the section final. Chula Vista's SCR run included wins over Southern Section runner-up El Toro, Central Section champion Buchanan and Los Angeles Section champion El Camino Real.
11 (10)
 
El Camino Real Woodland Hills, CA 28-1-5
Season Complete. Southern California Regional Division I runner-up.
School Facts: Public Charter, 3,400 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: El Camino Real's undefeated season ended with a 4-2 loss to Chula Vista in the SCR final. The match was tied until the final 10 minutes. Steven Gomez and Chris Attanasio scored for the Conquistadors, which went 4-0 against SCR Division II champion Sylmar and Division III runner-up Canoga Park.
12 (11)
 
Choctawhatchee Fort Walton Beach, FL 30-0-1
Season Complete. Florida Class 3A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,800 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Shane Nicholson's overtime blast lifted senior-heavy Choctawhatchee to a 1-0 win over Merritt Island in a state final rematch. The win marked the program's first state title after eight previous trips to the state tournament. In the semifinals, Choctawhatchee defeated SIMA FAB 50-ranked Sunlake. The goal was Nicholson's 50th of the season.
13 (14)
 
Chandler Chandler, AZ 16-1-3
Season Complete. Arizona Division 1 state champion.
School Facts: Public, 3,200 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Chandler made it a "football" sweep for this Arizona school, claiming its first Division I crown with a 3-2 win over SIMA FAB 50-ranked Sandra Day O'Connor. Chandler also claimed the state's large-school football state title in the fall. Frank Stein, Carter Rumsey and Daniel Corona scored the goals as Chandler built a 3-1 lead en route to the victory. Senior Don Tchilaosigned with Oregon State.
14 (13)
 
Cypress Bay Weston, FL 20-1-2
Season Complete. Florida Class 5A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 4,500 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Stefano Delgado converted the winning penalty kick as Cypress Bay edged West Orange 2-1 for the program's fourth state title in the past five seasons. Heavy favored Cypress Bay trailed 1-0 until the 55th minute when David Reyes scored on an assist from Franco Massacssi.
15 (15) Madison Central Madison, MS 22-1-1
Season Complete. Mississippi Class 6A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,400 students, grades 10-12.
NOTES: Junior Zack Bailey scored both goals as Madison Central won a second straight state title with a 2-0 win over Ocean Springs. Madison Central outshot Ocean Springs 28-3 in the final. Madison Central's only loss this season was a 2-1 setback to St. Paul's (La.).
16 (16) San Ramon Valley Danville, CA 22-2-4
Season Complete. CIF North Coast Section champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,200 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Sophomore J.T. Carlson delivered one save in the shootout and that was enough as San Ramon Valley dethroned De La Salle in the section final after a 1-1 match. Nathan Miller gave the Wolves a 1-0 lead early, but De La Salle evened the score with four minutes left in regulation. De La Salle had not lost a playoff match since 2008 and was the six-time defending section champion. The win made San Ramon Valley, which had three runner-up finishes in the past six years, the section champ for the first time since 2002.
17 (18)
 
Buchanan Clovis, CA 21-3-1
Season Complete. Southern California Regional Division I semifinalist. Central Section Division I champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,500 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Buchanan's season ended with a 1-0 loss to Chula Vista in the SCR Division I semifinals. Buchanan had wins over three SIMA FAB 50-ranked teams: Southern Section semifinalist Loyola, SCR Division II runner-up Servite and Arizona state semifinalist and Brophy Prep (Ariz.).
18 (19)
 
Chaffey Ontario, CA 22-2-5
Season Complete. CIF Southern Section Division 3 runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 3,400 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Chaffey's season ended with a 2-0 section final loss to Los Angeles Cathedral. Despite a 22-2-5 record, Chaffey did not receive a bid to the Southern California Regional tournament.
19 (20)
 
Canoga Park Canoga Park, CA 25-4-4
Season Complete. Southern California Regional Division III runner-up. Los Angeles Section Division III champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,800 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Canoga Park had a potential game-tying goal disallowed in the first half, then conceded two goals late in a 3-0 loss to California's top-ranked Cathedral in the SCR final. Canoga Park, led by scoring machine Ezequiel Quijada, had two losses to El Camino Real and went 1-0-1 against SCR Division II champ Sylmar.
20 (21)
 
Sylmar Sylmar, CA 23-7-5
Season Complete. Southern California Regional Division II champion. Los Angeles Section Division II champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,650 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Alexis Gomez scored on a penalty kick and Edrai Garcia added two goals as Sylmar stunned favored Servite in the SCR final. After five losses in December, Sylmar pretty much appeared as a nonfactor on the state level. But the Spartans went 14-0-3 in its last 17 matches, which included a City Section title win over Fremont and SCR wins over Bellflower, La Costa Canyon and Servite -- all teams that spent time in the SIMA FAB 50 this season.
21 (22)
 
Servite Anaheim, CA 27-3-1
Season Complete. Southern California Regional Division II runner-up. Southern Section Division I champion.
School Facts: Private, all-male, 950 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Servite's season ended with a 3-1 loss to Sylmar in the SCR final. Garrett Amador, who led the team with 23 goals, scored Servite's only goal in the final. The Friars were the Southern Section Division I champs with a win over El Toro in the final. St. Louis signee J.T. Cook was named the Southern Section Division I Player of the Year. Jon Spencer earned Coach of the Year honors. Amador, Cook, Oscar Flores and Keith Murphy were named to the all-section team.
22 (23)
 
El Toro Lake Forest, CA 16-2-7
Season Complete. Southern California Regional Division I quarterfinalist. Southern Section Division I runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 2,950 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: After going 23 matches without a loss, El Toro ended the season with back-to-back setbacks. First, the team finished second to Servite in the section final, then lost to eventual champion Chula Vista in the quarterfinals of the regional tournament. Jake Smith and Ethan Thrall were named to the Southern Section Division I all-star team.
23 (29)
 
Sandra Day O'Connor Phoenix, AZ 15-3-2
Season Complete. Arizona Division 1 state runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 2,500 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: O'Connor, a preseason favorite, lived up to the hype with a state runner-up finish to Chandler in Arizona's most competitive classification. Musa Morris, a junior, was named the state's large school player of the year by AZCentral.com. He is an early commit to Portland. Senior Jackson Jellah, a second-team all-state selection, has signed with Portland.
24 (24) Alta Loma Alta Loma, CA 24-3-4
Season Complete. Southern California Regional Division 3 semifinalist.
School Facts: Public, 3,000 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Alta Loma pushed Top 10-ranked Los Angeles Cathedral to a shootout before falling in the section semifinals. Despite a win and a tie with Chaffey, Alta Loma finished behind Chaffey in league play.
25 (25) Chiles Tallahassee, FL 29-3-0
Season Complete. Florida Class 4A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,000 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Led by senior Jimmy Gillard, who scored the game-winner in a state semifinal win and two goals in the state final, Chiles won the Class 4A state title 3-0 over Palm Beach Lakes. The Timberwolves edged Wiregrass Ranch 1-0 in the state semifinals.
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