FAB 50 High School Soccer Team Rankings

Rank School Record
1 (1) Grandview Aurora, CO 17-0-3*
Season Complete. Colorado 5A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,625 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Caylin Lyubenko's overhead flick kissed off the post and into the goal, giving Grandview a 1-0 victory over Broomfield in a clash of undefeated teams in the state final. Denver signee Natalie Beckman led the team in goals, Colorado State commit Kendra Gipson was second and Creighton signee Morgan Szarka was third. At least seven starters have signed with or committed to NCAA Division I programs.
2 (2) Barrington Barrington, IL 21-3-2*
Season Complete. Illinois Class AAA state champion.
School Facts: Public, 3,050 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: For the second straight year, Harvard signee Samantha Schmitz came up huge in the penalty kicks as Barrington repeated as state champions with a PK win over New Trier following a 1-1 match. Barrington also defeated New Trier in last year's state final en route to a FAB 50 No. 1 finish. While this completely rebuilt team was a solid Top 25 program most of the year, it got hot at the right time, taking out then top-ranked St. Charles North, Top 10-ranked Naperville North and finally No. 2 New Trier in its final three matches. Illinois commit Ashley Prell netted the winning kick while Schmitz made three saves in the 3-2 shootout win that went six rounds. Interestingly, Prell and Schmitz were Barrington's two all-state first-team selections.
3 (3) New Trier Winnetka, IL 24-1-2*
Season Complete. Illinois Class AAA state runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 4,250 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Chicago signee Nicole Kaspi gave New Trier the lead before Barrington tied the match, sending it to overtime and eventually penalty kicks. And for the season straight season, New Trier fell in PKs to Barrington. Defender Sydney Park and midfielder Emma Weaver, a Villanova commit, were named to the coaches first team all-state squad.
4 (4) St. Charles North St. Charles, IL 21-1-1*
Season Complete. Illinois Class AAA supersectional runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 2,025 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: St. Charles North's season ended with a 2-0 loss to eventual state champion Barrington in the supersectional round (the state quarterfinals). The North Stars were led by Michigan State signee Gia Wahlberg and Iowa signee Hailey Rydberg, who were both named to the coaches first-team all-state squad. St. Charles North started the year as the FAB 50 No. 1 team, fell from the top spot only to return down the home stretch.
5 (5) Blue Valley Southwest Overland Park, KS 19-0-1*
Season Complete. Kansas Class 5A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,130 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Division I recruits Mary Hartweger, a sophomore, and Jaylie Hicklin, a freshman, scored the goals as Blue Valley Southwest defeated Mill Valley 2-0 in the state final to repeat as state champions. BV Southwest won the EKL, which included Kansas 6A champ Blue Valley West and 4-1A champ Bishop Miege.
6 (6) Charlotte Latin Charlotte, NC 19-1-1*
Season Complete. North Carolina Independent Schools 3A state champion.
School Facts: Private, 1,400 students, grades K-12.
NOTES: North Carolina signee Mary Elliott McCabe scored twice and Anna Calloway added a goal in Latin's 3-1 state final win over Providence Day School. Another UNC commit Claudia Dickey, Elizabeth Hunter and Ellie Norman were credited with the assists. The victory marked Charlotte Latin's fourth straight state title and third win over PDS this year, the only three losses suffered by the fellow FAB 50-ranked team. McCabe ended the season with 43 goals and 117 for her career.
7 (7) Broomfield Broomfield, CO 18-1-1*
Season Complete. Colorado 5A state runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 1,410 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Led by US Youth National Team member Hailey Stodden, Broomfield carried an undefeated record into the state final before a 1-0 overtime setback to Grandview. Stodden, a Utah signee, finished the season with 32 goals and 10 assists.
8 (8) First Colonial Virginia Beach, VA 20-1-0*
Season Complete. Virginia Class 6 state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,975 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Abigail Wagner and UNC Greensboro signee Isabelle Blomdahl staked First Colonial to a 2-1 lead en route to a 2-1 state final win over Madison. Madison started the season ranked No. 1 in the state and First Colonial was No. 3. Early in the season, First Colonial took over the top spot and held it until a regional playoff loss. The Patriots regained the top billing with the program's first title and the first girls large school crown for any Beach program in 13 years. VCU signee Idelys Vazquez led the team in scoring with Blomdahl, who was the coaches Class 6 Player of the Year, second. Senior defender Reagan Tate was named Class 6 first-team all-state, along with Blomdahl, Vasquez and sophomore Yasmine Ellis.
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Marian Bloomfield Hills, MI 23-0-1*
Season Complete. Michigan Division 2 state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-girls, 500 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Marian ran its undefeated streak to 47 matches with a 4-2 state final win over Forest Hills Northern. Cincinnati signee Annie Bruce scored two goals. Virginia commit Jansen Eichenlaub added a goal. Marian has made 10 state final appearances under coach Barry Brodsky's 17-year tenure with seven state titles.
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James Madison Vienna, VA 18-1-2*
Season Complete. Virginia Class 6 state runner-up.
School Facts: Public, 2,150 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Led by Georgetown commit Julia Leas, Madison went coast-to-coast as the top-ranked team in Northern Virginia, but lost to First Colonial 2-1 in the state final. Leas and Elon signee Abigail Fusca were named to the Class 6 coaches first-team all-state squad.
11 (11) Patriot Nokesville, VA 18-1-0*
Season Complete. Virginia Class 6A region semifinalist.
School Facts: Public, 2,815 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Patriot's perfect season ended in a 1-0 overtime loss to Madison in a clash of then undefeated Virginia state powers. Since the contest occurred in the regional semifinals, it marked the end of the season for Patriot, which had rolled through a season that included two wins over former FAB 50-ranked Battlefield and complete dominance in the district. The region champ and runner-up advance to the state tournament, and Madison followed up its 1-0 win over Patriot with a 5-1 regional final victory over Chantilly.
12 (12) Padua Academy Wilmington, DE 17-1-0*
Season Complete. Delaware Division I state champion.
School Facts: Private, all-girls, 775 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Briena Halo scored twice as Padua captured its seventh state title in the last eight years with a 5-1 win over state No. 2 Caesar Rodney. With only four seniors on the roster, including Florida Gulf Coast signee Ashlee Brentlinger, who also scored a goal in the final, Padua is a strong favorite to defend its title next year. Padua went 2-0 at the Southern Coast Cup, beating Chelsea (Ala.) and Prattville (Ala.) both 6-0. Broken Arrow (Okla.), in the same bracket, beat Chelsea 2-0 and Prattville 3-0.
13 (13) Broken Arrow Broken Arrow, OK 17-0-0*
Season Complete. Oklahoma Class 6A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 3,775 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Rebecca Garcia scored the lone goal on a 30-yard shot as Broken Arrow defeated Mustang 1-0 in the state final. Broken Arrow posted 15 shutouts and allowed only three goals all season with Kansas State commit Peyton Pearson in net and Central Arkansas signee Gracie Hair anchoring the defense. Broken Arrow competed in the Southern Coast Cup, where it shut out Chelsea (Ala.), Prattville (Ala.) and Grissom (Ala.).
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Marist School Atlanta, GA 20-1-1*
Season Complete. Georgia Class AAAA state champion.
School Facts: Private, 1,100 students, grades 7-12.
NOTES: After three straight runner-up finishes to St. Pius, Marist finally turned the tables in a 2-1 win over St. Pius in this year's final. A projected showdown with Blessed Trinity did not materialize as the only team to defeat Marist during the season lost to St. Pius in the state semifinals. In the final, sophomore Liz Geeslin and junior Caroline Ross scored the goals as Marist rallied for the victory and the program's 10th state title.
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Parkview Lilburn, GA 22-1-1*
Season Complete. Georgia Class AAAAAAA state champion.
School Facts: Public, 2,935 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Neiva Gaither's school-record 37th goal put Parkview in the lead and Tesfanesh McDonald added an insurance goal in the second half as the Panthers defeated Milton 2-0 in the state final for the program's ninth state title. The title was the fifth for head coach Judson Hamby, who guided Parkview to three in a row between 2007-2009, then another title in 2013.
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Rockwood Summit Fenton, MO 19-2-3*
Season Complete. Missouri Class 3 state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,350 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Lily Schnieders scored the lone goal as Summit edged Incarnate Word Academy 1-0 in a state final that sent veteran coach Chris Kappler into retirement as a champion. Kappler, who guided the boys program into national prominence with a 2016 state title, already had announced he was stepping down at the end of the 2018 season. The final victory was his 276th. Summit's team featured Oklahoma State signee Anna Lawler and Saint Louis commit Anna Walsh.
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Naperville North Naperville, IL 21-4-4*
Season Complete. Illinois Class AAA third-place finish.
School Facts: Public, 2,750 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: After falling to Barrington 1-0 in the state semifinals, Naperville North recovered to defeat Andrew 3-0 in the consolation match. Reilly Riggs, Hannah Martin and Katelynn Buescher scored the goals. Buescher and keeper Maddie Hausmann, a Loyola-Chicago signee, were named to the coaches all-state first team.
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Kearney Kearney, MO 23-2-0*
Season Complete. Missouri Class Class 3 third-place finish.
School Facts: Public, 875 students, grades 10-12.
NOTES: After falling to eventual state champion Summit in the semifinals, Kearney rebounded to defeat Union 3-1 in the consolation match. Union entered the state tournament with a 21-1 record. Caroline Kelly scored the first and third goals. On the way to a state third-place finish, Kearney knocked off then FAB 50 No. 1 Notre Dame de Sion 1-0.
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Notre Dame de Sion Kansas City, MO 20-1-0*
Season Complete. Missouri Class 3 state quarterfinalist.
School Facts: Private, all-girls, 420 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: For the second straight year, Notre Dame de Sion's season ended with an upset loss in the state playoffs. This time, it was Kearney that doomed de Sion, 1-0. Notre Dame de Sion had only allowed one goal all season until the playoff defeat.
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Windsor Windsor, CO 19-0-1*
Season Complete. Colorado Class 4A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,350 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: The Wizards turned in a near perfect season, which included vanquishing perennial title contender Valor Christian 4-1 in the state final. Colorado signee Chaynee Kingsbury scored three goals in the final.
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Blue Valley West Overland Park, KS 19-2-0*
Season Complete. Kansas Class 6A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,450 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Sophomore Andree Orcutt scored the lone goal on a PK as Blue Valley West repeated as Kansas 6A state champion with a 1-0 state final win over Washburn Rural. BV West, which placed second in its league behind 5A state champ Blue Valley Southwest, started only two seniors, making it an easy favorite in 2019, if all players return. Last year's stacked state title team gave way to a brand new lineup in 2018 as the squad graduated eight seniors from 2017 and lost five more players to the Development Academy.
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Loyola Academy Wilmette, IL 19-2-4*
Season Complete. Illinois Class AAA sectional runner-up.
School Facts: Private, 2,072 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Loyola Academy's season ended with a 2-1 loss to state runner-up New Trier in the sectional final. The Ramblers' only defeated this year were to state champ Barrington (also 2-1) and New Trier. The team put together a 15-match undefeated run leading up to the final game. Keeper Maggie Avery and forwards Maggie Brett and Stephanie Ramsay earned first-team all-state honors by the coaches association.
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Ankeny Centennial Ankeny, IA 20-2-0*
Season Complete. Iowa Class 3A state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,100 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Ankeny was a state power when coach Chris Allen moved to Centennial five years ago to launch the new school's program. Despite splitting the city's talent, both schools have emerged powers and that became evident in 2018 as the schools met for the Class 3A state title. In a wild start that saw five goals in the first 27 minutes, it ended up with Nebraska signee Olivia Brown's header being the difference as Centennial won 3-2. Brown was named the 3A all-tournament team captain. Minnesota signee Megan Gray added a goal and one assist. For Allen, this was his fourth state title as head coach -- the first two with Ankeny, the last two at Centennial.
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Brookfield Central Brookfield, WI 19-1-1*
Season Complete. Wisconsin Division 2 state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,325 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: Emma Staszkiewicz assisted the first goal and scored the second as Brookfield Central shut out Oregon 2-0 in the state final. It marked the second straight title for Brookfield Central, which won Division 1 last year before getting reclassified this season. Brookfield Central avenged its only loss with a win over Whitefish Bay in the playoffs. Staszkiewicz graduates as the program's all-time leading scorer and part of a team that also featured Iowa signee Jenny Cape and Cincinnati signee Brandi Thomsen.
25 (25) Briar Woods Ashburn, VA 20-1-2*
Season Complete. Virginia Class 5 state champion.
School Facts: Public, 1,675 students, grades 9-12.
NOTES: James Madison signee Abby Maltese scored both goals as Briar Woods defeated upstart Douglas Freeman 2-0 in the state final. Briar Woods finished No. 2 in The Washington Post Top 10 behind Class 6 state runner-up Madison.