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, who will be committing to college this week, 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 15-0-1
Wilmar Aguilar, who has been slowed by injury this season, scored twice in LEE's 4-0 victory over Churchill. Earlier in the week, LEE routed San Antonio Johnson 10-0 as Hugo Cerros led the way with three goals.
3 (3) Alief Elsik Houston, TX 18-0-1
Elsik edged rival Strake Jesuit 3-2 and then handled Pearland 4-0. Mayno Linares scored twice against Pearland.
4 (4) Marcus Flower Mound, TX 17-0-1
Marcus posted a pair of 2-0 wins last week, beating Hebron and Nimitz. The Marauders have four league matches remaining and are one win away from clinching the district title.
5 (6)
 
Montgomery Santa Rosa, CA 23-0-1
UC Davis commit Zack Batchelder scored twice and Nathan Rodriguez added the winner as Montgomery edged Berkeley 3-2 for the program's third straight North Coast section title. UC Davis commit Kevin Welch added an assist. Montgomery, despite the undefeated season, receive the No. 2 seed in this week's NorCal Regional Division I championships. The Vikings open against Tokay in the regional quarterfinals.
6 (7)
 
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.
7 (5)
 
Wakeland Frisco, TX 17-0-2
Wakeland was held to a scoreless draw by Centennial before routing Lone Star 6-0 last week.
8 (8) 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).
9 (9) Duncanville Duncanville, TX 17-0-3
Although Duncanville has rolled along with an undefeated record, its clash with W.T. White this week might decide the district title. Last week, Duncanville defeated Skyline and Lake Highlands to improve to 8-0-2 in the district with four matches remaining. W.T. White is close behind at 8-1-1.
10 (10) Southlake Carroll Southlake, TX 17-1-0
Andrew Swauger's early goal carried Southlake Carroll to a 1-0 victory over Byron Nelson, extending the team's win streak to 17 matches and clinching a playoff spot for the 15th straight season.
11 (15)
 
Servite Anaheim, CA 12-5-9
Dean Hirsch scored in the 65th minute to lift Servite to a 2-1 victory over Loyola in a clash of SoCal private school powers in the Southern Section Division 1 final. Both teams advance to this week's SoCal Regional Championships where both teams again are expected to challenge for the title. Uriel Sanchez converted a penalty kick to give Servite the lead before Loyola evened the score in the second half. Servite, the top seed, next faces Cathedral Catholic in the regional quarterfinals.
12 (12) Loyola Los Angeles, CA 22-3-3
Siena College commit Michael Maloney scored to tie the match at 1, but Loyola ultimately fell to Servite in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 final. The Cubs received the No. 3 seed for this week's SoCal Regional Division I championship and will face Del Norte in the quarterfinals.
13 (29)
 
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.
14 (13)
 
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.).
15 (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.
16 (16) Torrey Pines San Diego, CA 19-2-4
Charlie Kosakoff scored three goals and served up a corner that Jose Salgado converted as Torrey Pines rolled to a 4-1 victory over Del Norte in the CIF San Diego Open Division title. The win marked a second straight section crown for the Falcons.
17 (19)
 
Cathedral Los Angeles, CA 16-4-3
Cathedral was idle last week after falling to Servite in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinals. The Phantoms received an at-large bid to this week's SoCal Regional Division I championships and will face LA City Section champion El Camino Real in the quarterfinals.
18 (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.
19 (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.
20 (20) 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.
21 (22)
 
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.
22 (24)
 
Jesuit Carmichael, CA 23-1-1
Alex Leinberger delivered an overtime goal to lift Jesuit to a 1-0 victory over Tokay in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I final. The win sends Jesuit into the NorCal Regional Division I playoffs as the top seed. Jesuit will have a tough task in the quarterfinal round as it faces SIMA FAB 50 No. 30 De La Salle.
23 (25)
 
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.
24 (26)
 
Cinco Ranch Katy, TX 15-1-2
Cinco Ranch posted a pair of 1-0 wins last week over then SIMA FAB 50-ranked Seven Lakes and Tompkins. Seven Lakes remains in the FAB 50, but Tompkins has slid back to the regional rankings.
25 (28)
 
Kingwood Park Houston, TX 18-0-0
Jace Banning scored four goals last week as Kingwood Park defeated Grand Oaks and Tomball. It's looking probable that Kingwood Park will post a perfect regular season record. But the real test for this team will come in the Class 5A playoffs.
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