Winter FAB 50 High School Soccer Team Rankings

The winter high school season includes the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The rankings are compiled by high school rankings editor Sheldon Shealer.

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Rank (Prev.) School Record
1 (1) St. Paul's Covington, LA 29-0-0*
Season Complete. Louisiana Division I state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 875 students, grades 8-12.
NOTES: Michael Dufour worked more state final magic as St. Paul's defeated Baton Rouge Catholic 2-0 in the title match to clinch a perfect season. Dufour assisted on the first goal and scored the clincher in the closing minute as the Wolves extended their win streak to 40 matches. Last year, Dufour scored all three goals in the team's state final victory. He''s been the state final MVP the past two seasons. It's no surprise that St. Paul's rolled through Louisiana, but its defining results were against out-of-state teams. The Wolves defeated Florida 5A champ Tampa Jesuit 5-1 and twice defeated Mississippi 6A champ Ocean Springs. St. Paul's also defeated SIMA FAB 50-ranked Naples (Fla.) and Florida Class 7A state semifinalist Lakewood Ranch.
2 (2) San Antonio LEE San Antonio, TX 17-0-1*
Season Complete. The Texas season was halted right before the playoffs due to the coronavirus outbreak.
School Facts: Public, 2,600 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Last year's Texas 6A state runner-up was pushing toward another stellar campaign when the season was halted. LEE was led by All-America selection Andrew Erickson (Kentucky) and junior standout keeper Joey Batrouni. Other state stars included Wilmar Aguilar (Incarnate Word) and junior Henry Bowland.
3 (3) Alief Elsik Houston, TX 21-0-1*
Season Complete. The Texas season was halted right before the playoffs due to the coronavirus outbreak.
School Facts: Public, 4,250 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: This perennial Texas powerhouse swapped places a few times with San Antonio LEE, and they were both on pace for a state tournament showdown. Elsik's lineup featured All-American Mayno Linares (UAB), and Richland College commits Miguel Chavarria, the All-Greater Houston Player of the Year, and Edgar Renteria.
4 (4) Montgomery Santa Rosa, CA 26-0-1*
Season Complete. CIF NorCal Division I champion. CIF North Coast Section Division I champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,625 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: After falling behind 1-0, UC Davis commit Zach Batchelder tied the match. Drayden Ponte and Miguel Bustos added second-half goals as the Vikings claimed their first regional title. Click here to view championship match highlights. Senior Kevin Welsh, like Batchelder, is committed to UC Davis.
5 (5) Boca Raton Boca Raton, FL 28-0-0*
Season Complete. Florida Class 7A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 3,400 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: This group of seniors had not won so much as a district title the previous three years put together one of the most unbelievable runs of the school year with a perfect season en route to the Class 7A state title. Joao Negrao scored the first goal on a free kick then assisted Max Utrias' clincher as Boca Raton defeated Boone in the final. Negrao finished with 20 goals on the season. The win marked Boca Raton's fourth title, third since 2010. Boca Raton senior keeper Alejandro Pineda allowed only three goals all season and recorded 25 shutouts.
6 (6) Wakeland Frisco, TX 19-0-2*
The Texas season was halted right before playoffs due to the coronavirus outbreak and not resumed.
7 (7) Montverde Academy Montverde, FL 15-1-1*
Season Complete. Independent school season.
School Facts: Private, 1,200 students, grades K-12.
NOTES: Montverde Academy has secured a 10th straight Top 10 finish during the 2019-2020 season. This team is likely to move up as the rest of the season plays out. The Eagles' marquee win came during the final week of play, a 3-2 decision over Top 25-ranked Tampa Jesuit. The first verbal commit from this year's Eagles team was Olivier Correa (Jacksonville), followed by Edward Mensah (Penn State) and Richy LaPointe (Jacksonville).
8 (8) Southlake Carroll Southlake, TX 19-1-0*
The Texas season was halted right before playoffs due to the coronavirus outbreak and not resumed.
9 (9) Marcus Flower Mound, TX 19-1-1*
The Texas season was halted right before playoffs due to the coronavirus outbreak and not resumed.
10 (10) Niceville Niceville, FL 25-0-2*
Season Complete. Florida Class 6A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,100 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Niceville capped an undefeated season with an unbelievable overtime session to snag a 7-3 state final win over South Broward. South Broward actually led 3-2 until late in regulation when junior standout Logan Harrelson tied the match. Senior star Liam Etan gave Niceville a 4-3 overtime lead on a play where South Broward's keeper was injured. From there, Niceville tacked on three more OT goals for the wins. Harrelson and Etan each finished with three goals. Carl Hawver also scored for the Eagles.
11 (11) Tampa Jesuit Tampa, FL 24-3-2*
Season Complete. Florida Class 5A state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 800 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: The return of Zach Board proved to be the spark that lifted Tampa Jesuit to its first state title in 19 years following a wild 5-4 victory over Pembroke Pines Charter. Every time it appeared Jesuit would put the game away, PPC rallied. Ultimately, it was Board's three goals that carried the team to victory. The North Florida commit missed the entire regular season to injury but returned for the postseason and delivered six goals in six matches. Lucas Gobea and Alex Medina also scored for the Tigers. Two of Tampa Jesuit's three losses this season were to Top 10-ranked teams -- Montverde Academy and St. Paul's (La.). The Tigers had a victory over Cathedral (Calif.) to reach the Tampa Invitational final.
12 (12) Cathedral Los Angeles, CA 17-4-5*
Season Complete. CIF SoCal Division I champion. Southern Section Division 1 semifinalist.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 750 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: After finishing as the regional runner-up last year, Cathedral brought home the title with a surprising 4-1 victory over Loyola. JP Olmos, Jonathan Carrillo, Alejandro Mendez and Jason Argueta scored the goals. After a shootout loss to Servite in the sectional playoffs, the Phantoms posted shootout wins over El Camino Real and Servite to reach the regional title match. Cathedral plays one of the nation's most demanding schedules and some of the key results this season included two wins over Loyola, victories over Santa Barbara and Redlands East Valley, a tie with De La Salle and a last-minute loss to Florida 5A champ Tampa Jesuit.
13 (13) Servite Anaheim, CA 13-5-10*
Season Complete. CIF SoCal Division I semifinalist. Southern Section Division 1 champion.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 900 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Servite's season ended with a shootout loss to Cathedral in the regional semifinals, little more than a week after beating Cathedral in a shootout in the section semifinals. Like Cathedral, Servite plays a national schedule. The team was runner-up at the Lotto Sport Western Showcase at San Clemente and the North Texas Elite Showcase in Flower Mound, Texas. The Friars lost the NTXES final to Marcus (Texas). After the loss to Marcus, Servite closed out the season on a 10-1-4 run. Servite was led by Portland signee David Mitzner in goal and midfielder Uriel Sanchez, a Cal State Domingue Hills commit.
14 (14) Central Catholic San Antonio, TX 16-2-0*
Season Complete. TAPPS Division I state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 550 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: NC State signee Jose Gallegos scored both goals, the second coming with little more than a minute remaining, as Central Catholic edged El Paso Cathedral 2-1 for the program's fourth straight state title. Gallegos, a TopDrawerSoccer Winter First Team All-American last year, is making a strong case to duplicate that honor in 2020. The Buttons have won five of the last seven TAPPS titles and nine overall. The senior class, led by Gallegos, never lost a playoff match. Central Catholic had a pair of one-goal losses to San Antonio LEE and Southlake Carroll. The team had key wins over former FAB 50-ranked Harvard-Westlake (Calif.), TAPPS Division II champ TMI and regionally ranked Houston St. Thomas.
15 (15) Loyola Los Angeles, CA 23-4-4*
Season Complete. CIF SoCal Division I runner-up. Southern Section Division 1 runner-up.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 1,200 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: After losing a regular-season contest to Cathedral, Loyola rolled off a 17-match undefeated streak before falling to Servite in the section final. One week later, the Cubs lost to Cathedral, again -- this time in the regional final.
16 (16) Torrey Pines San Diego, CA 20-2-5*
Season Complete. CIF SoCal Division I semifinalist. CIF San Diego Open champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,600 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: For the second straight season, Torrey Pines won the San Diego Open title and then fell in the regional semifinals. This time, the Falcons' season ended with a shootout setback to Loyola. Midfielder Jake Kosakoff was named the San Diego Section Player of the Year.
17 (17) University Irvine, CA 16-6-1*
Season Complete. CIF Southern Section Division 1 Quarterfinalist.
School Facts: Public, 2,500 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: After finishing second in league play, University got hot in the postseason, upending Mira Costa and then top-seeded San Clemente to reach the CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinals. There, however, University's run ended with a 3-1 setback to Servite. Sophomore standout Gabe Hertel scored University's lone goal.
18 (18) San Clemente San Clemente, CA 21-1-4*
Season Complete. CIF Southern Section Division 1 Round of 16.
School Facts: Public, 2,230 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: San Clemente's stellar season came to an end with a shootout loss to University in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs following a scoreless match. San Clemente's season included a championship in the Lotto Western Showcase and wins over Servite, Santa Barbara, Santa Ana and Watsonville.
19 (19) Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 21-2-4*
Season Complete. CIF Southern Section Division 1 Quarterfinalist.
School Facts: Public, 2,150 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Santa Barbara's stellar season ended with a 1-0 loss to Cathedral. The Dons only other loss was a 2-1 setback to San Clemente. In potseason play, Santa Barbara defeated Harvard-Westlake in overtime and SIMA FAB 50-ranked Mater Dei.
20 (20) Brophy Prep Phoenix, AZ 21-2-1*
Season Complete. Arizona Class 6A state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 1,200 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Goals by Mathew Hartman and Anthony Hidalgo, only six minutes apart, carried Brophy to a 2-1 come-from-behind state final win over Chaparral. The win marked a second straight 6A crown for the Broncos. Brophy's only losses this season where to California programs -- Section champ Torrey Pines and section runner-up St. John Bosco. The Broncos had a win over Arizona 5A champ Hayden.
21 (21) University School Davie, FL 21-0-2*
Season Complete. Florida Class 3A state champion.
School Facts: Private, 1,900 students, grades PK-12.
NOTES: Freshman Ethan Subachan and seniors Sebastian Baredes and Joel Castellanos scored the goals as University handled Tampa Catholic 3-0 in the state final.
22 (22) Cinco Ranch Katy, TX 16-1-2*
The Texas season was halted right before playoffs due to the coronavirus outbreak and not resumed.
23 (23) Jesuit Carmichael, CA 25-2-1*
Season Complete. CIF NorCal Division I runner-up. CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I champion.
School Facts: Private, all-boys, 1,075 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: For the second straight year, Jesuit's season ends with a loss in the regional final. Washington commit Chris Meyers scored the lone goal in the team's 3-1 loss to Montgomery. Jesuit defeated SIMA FAB 50-ranked De La Salle and Sacred Heart Prep to reach the final. Elijah Beverley, a junior, had a goal in each match.
24 (24) Kingwood Park Houston, TX 21-0-0*
The Texas season was halted right before playoffs due to the coronavirus outbreak and not resumed.
25 (25) Punahou Honolulu, HI 11-1-1*
Season Complete. Hawaii Division I state champion.
School Facts: Private, 3,750 students, grades K-12.
NOTES: Johnnie Dodge converted a penalty kick in the 78th minute to clinch Punahou's 3-2 win over Mililani in the state final. Dodge's PK gave the squad a 3-1 lead and Mililani scored in the closing seconds. The win marked a second straight state title for the Buffanblu and the 22nd overall for this Hawaii power. Jacob Moore was named the state tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Dodge (Somona State), Treyden Buder-Nakasone, Rayden Daijo, Dominic Gusman (Whitworth) and Cade Matsumoto were named to the all-tournament team.
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