Fall FAB 50 High School Soccer Team Rankings

The fall season includes the following states: Connecticut, D.C., Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi (independent schools) Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (private), Washington, West Virginia.

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

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Rank (Prev.) School Record
1 (1) Portland Jesuit Portland, OR 17-0-0
As expected, Portland Jesuit is stream rolling its way through the Oregon 6A playoffs, winning matches 8-0 and 10-0 last week to advance to this week's state semifinals.
2 (2) St. Anthony's Melville, NY 15-0-0
Junior standout Nicole Gordon had two goals and three assists and Duquesne commit Brianna Passaro added two goals as St. Anthony's rolled to a 5-1 win over league rival Sacred Heart in the CHSAA final. St. Anthony's advances to the state semifinals where it is a strong favorite to repeat as champion. St. Anthony's and Sacred Heart played a pair of one-goal matches during the regular season, but the Friars put this one away early with three goals in the first 20 minutes.
3 (5)
McDonogh School Owings Mills, MD 15-0-2*
Season Complete. IAAM A Conference champion.
School Facts: Private, 1,400 students, grades K-12.
NOTES: Baylee DeSmit scored three goals while sophomore standout Aria Bilal and Tennessee commit Lily McCarthy added goals as McDonogh rolled to a 5-0 win over Archbishop Spalding in the IAAM A final. The result was surprising as both teams entered with identical records and had tied their regular season encounter. There is little doubt that McDonogh is among the best teams in the country this year. Deep, fast and so strong it allowed the team to move North Carolina commit and former forward Julia Dorsey to outside back to reinforce the lineup. McDonogh had key wins over Toledo Notre Dame (Ohio), Cumberland Valley (Pa.) and St. John's (D.C.) by a combined 12-2 margin.
4 (4) Strongsville Strongsville, OH 18-0-3
Shelby Sallee and Coley Sidloski each scored twice as Strongsville defeated Toledo Notre Dame 4-0 to advance to this week's state semifinals in a loaded Ohio Division I race.
5 (8)
Beavercreek Beavercreek, OH 22-0-0
Dayton commit Diana Benigno scored twice to lead Beavercreek to a 3-0 win over FAB 50-ranked Mason and into this week's state semifinals.
6 (11)
Twinsburg Twinsburg, OH 21-0-0
McKenna Donahue assisted the first goal only three minutes into the match and then scored the second as Twinsburg rolled past Massillon Jackson 3-1. The result sends Twinsburg into the state semifinals this week. Earlier last week, Twinsburg knocked off former FAB 50 No. 3 Medina 2-0.
7 (7) Northern Highlands Allendale, NJ 18-1-0
Northern Highlands shut out Roxbury and Wayne Hills last week.
8 (9)
Bridgewater-Raritan Bridgewater, NJ 18-1-0
Bridgewater-Raritan edged Westfield 2-1 last week in the New Jersey North 2, Group 4 quarterfinals. Next up is a clash with Scotch Plains-Fanwood.
9 (10)
Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV 24-0-1
Three weeks after hammering Coronado 7-0, the teams played to a 2-2 match before Gorman won on penalty kicks to keep its state title hopes alive. This week, Gorman was scheduled to take on Faith Lutheran in advance to the state semifinals on Friday.
10 (12)
Sacred Heart Academy Louisville, KY 25-1-1*
Season Complete. Kentucky state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-girls, 850 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Estelle Gabriel scored on a free kick from 30 yards out to carry Sacred Heart to a 2-1 win over Highlands in the Kentucky state final. Highlands finished 23-5 with three losses to Sacred Heart. Cornell commit Ashley Durik, a senior, scored to give Sacred Heart the lead in what would become the program's sixth state title. During the regular season, Sacred Heart had key wins over Noblesville (Ind.), which tied Carmel (Ind.), and Lakota East (Ohio).
11 (13)
Carmel Carmel, IN 20-1-2*
Season Complete. Indiana Class 3A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 4,930 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Carmel entered the season with lofty expectations and the Greyhounds delivered with a 2-1 overtime victory over Homestead in the state final. Valparaiso commit Kelsie James scored both goals in a game that Carmel dominated in every aspect except the scoreboard. Both teams converted penalty kicks in regulation before James tapped in the game-winner in the second overtime. The victory marked the 10th state title for Carmel. James, Western Kentucky commit Emily Speidel, Purdue commit Ashley Witucki, Mercer commit Elizabeth Hargis and sophomore keeper Erin Baker all received first-team all-district honors. Mississippi commit Elyse Reed was a second-team all-district selection.
12 (15)
Spencerport Spencerport, NY 16-0-1
Leah Wengender scored twice as Spencerport advance to the New York Class A state semifinals with a 3-0 win over Amherst.
13 (16)
Houston Germantown, TN 21-2-0*
Season Complete. Tennessee Class AAA state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,900 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Arkansas commit Cara Young netted the lone goal as Houston edged Collierville 1-0 for the program's second straight state title. Houston has defeated Collierville in the final two years in a row. The teams met three times this season with Houston winning two of three. The Mustangs' other setback was a national clash with Northern Highlands (N.J.). Houston has won three of the last four Tennessee Class AAA state titles.
14 (3)
Medina Medina, OH 17-1-2*
Season Complete. Ohio Division 1 regional semifinalist.
School Facts: Public, 2,500 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Medina's undefeated season ended with a 2-0 loss to Twinsburg in the regional semifinals. During the regular season, the Bees posted a 2-0 victory over Walsh Jesuit, ending that program's decade-long home undefeated streak. Medina also tied Strongsville and defeated regionally ranked Hudson and Massillon Jackson. The team was led by Tennessee commit Maria Nelson.
15 (17)
Bishop Kelly Boise, ID 22-0-0*
Season Complete. Idaho Class 4A state champion.
School Facts: Private, 800 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Sophomore Mia Cartwright's header in the 75th minute found the net and proved to be the deciding goal as Bishop Kelly held off Sandpoint 2-1. Cartwright's goal gave the team a 2-0 lead, and Sandpoint scoring in the closing two minutes. Evelyn Elwer scored Bishop Kelly's first goal. Bishop Kelly is riding a 64-match win streak and this team achieved the highest-ever FAB 50 ranking by an Idaho program. The senior-dominated team featured key payers Lauren Elwer, a Gonzaga commit, and Tatum Seastrand, a Boise State commit.
16 (20)
Bishop Watterson Columbus, OH 18-1-2
Emma Schossler scored with 7:16 left in overtime as Bishop Watterson rallied for a 2-1 victory over Pickerington North to capture its first regional title in 20 years. The team next faces Beavercreek in the Ohio Division 1 state semifinals.
17 (22)
La Salle Academy Providence, RI 16-0-0
La Salle opened postseason play with a 3-0 win over Cranston West.
18 (23)
Penn Charter Philadelphia, PA 14-1-1
Penn Charter earned the No. 1 seed for the upcoming Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament. Last week penn Charter handled Academy of Notre Dame 4-0.
19 (24)
Pennington School Pennington, NJ 16-2-1*
Season Complete. New Jersey Prep A state champion.
School Facts: Private, 520 students, grades 8-12.
NOTES: St. Joseph's commit Jaydin Avery jumpstarted Pennington's five-goal outburst in 13 minutes as the team rolled to a 5-1 win over Blair Academy in the Prep A state final. Pennington has won 13 of the last 15 Prep A state titles.
20 (26)
Centennial Las Cruces, NM 19-0-0
Centennial was idle last week. The team kicks off postseason play with a state quarterfinal match against FAB 50-ranked La Cueva this week.
21 (27)
Mercer Island Mercer Island, WA 16-0-1
In a week full of Washington pre-state tournament upsets, Mercer Island staked by with a narrow win over Bellevue.
22 (28)
Glastonbury Glastonbury, CT 15-0-1
Glastonbury starts state tournament play as the No. 1 seed this week in Class LL, the state's large school.
23 (33)
Cumberland Valley Mechanicsburg, PA 17-1-1
Taylor Jede netted the lone goal as Cumberland Valley defeated rival Central Dauphin 1-0 in the PIAA Class 4A District 3 final. Both teams advance to the state tournament this week.
24 Conestoga Berwyn, PA 19-1-2
After winning the PIAA Class 4A District 1 title, Conestoga moves into the Top 25. The team will be among the favorites as the Pennsylvania Class 4A state tournament begins this week.
25 (31)
Jackson Academy Jackson, MS 18-0-1*
Season Complete. Mississippi Independent Schools state champion.
School Facts: Private, 1,250 students, grades K-12.
NOTES: Jackson Academy makes history this year as the first-ever Mississippi team to finish in the FAB 50 Top 25. Only a small collection of private school girls programs play fall soccer in Mississippi as the rest of the state plays in the winter. Usually, the Mississippi fall programs do not rate, but Jackson Academy has become the exception. The program is riding a 37-match undefeated streak, and this year's team posted an early tie with Tennessee state runner-up and FAB 50-ranked Collierville (Tenn.). Mississippi College commit Erin Hederman finished the season with 46 goals.
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