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2021 FINAL FALL RANKINGS (thru Nov. 21, 2021)

The updated Top 50 rankings will be posted each Tuesday through the rest of the fall season. The fall season includes teams from the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C.Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia (VISAA teams only), West Virginia and Wisconsin. Rankings are compiled by Prep Network’s Director of Soccer Sheldon Shealer.


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  • 1
    St. Ignatius Cleveland, Ohio
    Season complete. Ohio Division I state champion. School Facts: Private, all-boys, 1,525 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Notre Dame commit Nolan Spicer scored in overtime to lift St. Ignatius to a 2-1 victory over Centerville in the state final and secure a third straight undefeated season. St. Ignatius is riding a 67-match undefeated streak, which includes 57 straight victories dating back to the 2019 season. This season, St. Ignatius played only one match that was closer than 3-0 until the state semifinal and final. The Wildcats pinned the only loss on Indiana state champion Noblesville and defeated three teams from Illinois and Kentucky by a combined 24-2 margin. Senior midfielder Luciano Pechota signed with Ohio State, defensive mid Collin Folds signed with Bellarmine. Senior Josip Rimac, who scored the first goal in the win over Centerville, and fellow senior Nathan Smith are considering NCAA Division I options. The team's leader scorer was junior standout Zsombor Onodi, who has had overseas playing opportunities. Junior keeper Patrick McLaughlin also is an NCAA Division I recruit. Onodi, Spicer and Rimac all topped 20 goals scored this season.
  • 2
    St. Benedict’s Newark, New Jersey
    Season Complete. New Jersey Prep A state champion. School Facts: Private, all-boys, 750 students, grades K-12. NOTES: After taking a year off due to the pandemic, St. Benedict's returned to high school play in 2021 and never missed a beat. The Gray Bees extended their undefeated streak to 70 matches with a 2-1 state final victory over Pennington School. The victory marked St. Benedict's 31st state title. In the final, Peter Yaro, assisted by Ransford Gyan, gave St. Benedict's a 1-0 lead midway through the first half. Only eight minutes after Pennington tied it early in the second half, the Gray Bees went ahead for good on a goal by Belmar Joseph, assisted by Molik Kahn. For the season, St. Benedict's outscored its opponents 61-5 and did not allow a goal from the run of play, other than one own goal. Keeper Marcillo Soares had 10 shutouts. The dynamic Gyan led the team with 16 goals and 12 assists. Fanes Philder added eight goals, followed by Belmar Joseph with seven. St. Benedict's defeated several teams that started in the FAB 50 rankings, but have since fallen out, including Walt Whitman (Md.), Delbarton (N.J.) and Chaminade (N.Y.).
  • 3
    Conestoga Berwyn, Pennsylvania
    Season complete. Pennsylvania Class 4A state champion. School Facts: Public, 2,200 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Jayce Tharnish redirected a Brady Costin corner kick into the net early in the second half and the defense did the rest as Conestoga capped a perfect season with a 1-0 win over Seneca Valley in a clash of nationally ranked, undefeated teams. For Conestoga, the win marked the program's fourth state title in the last 11 years in one of the must competitive classifications in the nation. In addition, Conestoga ended Seneca Valley's win streak at 36 matches while extending its own win streak to 41 contests. Conestoga shut out its last nine opponents and 18 of their last 19, and allowed only five goals all season.
  • 4
    Martin Luther King Manhattan, New York
    Season complete. New York PSAL A champion. School Facts: Public, 2,500 students in six schools in the MLK Educational Complex, grades 9-12. NOTES: Carlos Lainez scored twice, major college recruit Hakim Karamoko and Mohammed Moroc each added a goal and one assist as MLK capped an undefeated season with a 4-2 win over Beacon in the PSAL final. The teams tied their regular season match. The win marks MLK's 19th PSAL title under coaching legend Martin Jacobson, who went over the 600-win mark this season. Jacobson has a career coaching record of 603-45-11. Karamoko ended the season with 24 goals.
  • 5
    Seton Hall Prep West Orange, New Jersey
    Season complete. New Jersey Non-Public A state champion. School Facts: Private, all-boys, 950 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Drew Ligotti opened the scoring with 29:05 left in the first half on an assist by David Schuster and Schuster closed out the scoring with 10:39 left in the second half on assists by Edward Krupski and Zaiden James as Seton Hall Prep defeated Christian Brothers 2-0 in the state final. Schuster, a senior, led Seton Hall Prep in goals, followed by junior Joaquin Niehenke and senior Ligotti and sophomore Krupski. The Pirates allowed only six goals while playing a highly competitive schedule, which included shutout wins over Delbarton, twice over West Orange, Bergen Catholic, and prep school High Mowing (N.H.). Senior Aidan Batista was the team's keeper.
  • 6
    Noblesville Noblesville, Indiana
    Season complete. Indiana Class 3A state champion. School Facts: Public, 3,010 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Butler commit Palmer Ault, IUPUI commit Spencer Holland and Brady Horn scored the goals as Noblesville capped a coast-to-coast run as the state's No. 1 team with a 3-1 state final win over Carmel. The lone loss on Noblesville's record was a 4-2 setback to top-ranked St. Ignatius (Ohio). Noblesville tied FAB 50-ranked Fishers, but won the playoff rematch. The win over Carmel provided a perfect ending for a senior-heavy Noblesville squad that went undefeated last year before an early playoff exit. There was no such disappointment this year with Ault and Holland leading the way. Ault finished with 26 goals and 16 assists. Holland added 19 goals and nine assists. Brayden Doll racked up 18 assists and Kyle Goad had 12 assists. All four players are seniors, as is goalkeeper Gabe Ingle, who posted 16 shutouts and finished with a 0.48 GAA.
  • 7
    Calvert Hall Towson, Maryland
    Season complete. MIAA A Conference champion. School Facts: Private, all-boys, 1,200 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Nick Monath, one of the top junior prospects in Maryland, scored both goals, the second coming in overtime, as Calvert Hall edged McDonogh 2-1 in the MIAA A Conference final. It was a fitting end to a season where Calvert Hall and McDonogh were the preseason favorites and lived up to the hype, both turning in 20+plus win seasons. For Calvert Hall, the title marks the first since 2016. During the regular season, Calvert Hall and McDonogh split their meetings. Calvert Hall features a lineup with several of the Baltimore area's top club players, including Monath, William Andrus, Ben Madore and Rocco Pastore, among others. While the Cardinals play largely a league-based schedule, they did face two out-of-state teams, routing La Salle (Pa.) 4-1 and last year's Delaware state champ Appoquinimink 6-0.
  • 8
    McDonogh Owings Mills, Maryland
    Season complete. MIAA A Conference runner-up. School Facts: Private, 1,425 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: After splitting with Calvert Hall in the regular season, it's not a surprise the third meeting went to double overtime before it was decided. Calvert Hall thwarted McDonogh's bid for a third straight MIAA A Conference title in a 2-1 contest. Georgetown commit Jacob Murrell converted a penalty kick to tie the score at 1 before the teams headed to overtime. While Calvert Hall won by committee in 2021, McDonogh was powered by Murrell, who finished the season with a staggering 41 goals and 20 assists in what is one of the strongest high school soccer conferences in the country. McDonogh has plenty to look forward to in the future as the team returns Northwestern commit Bryant Mayer and top prospect Tyler Tucker in 2022.
  • 9
    Boylan Catholic Rockford, Illinois
    Season complete. Illinois Class 2A state champion. School Facts: Private, 950 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: After losing its season opener, Boylan Catholic rolled off 27 straight victories to capture the program's second state title. And the team won in a dramatic fashion. In a clash with undefeated and Top 25-ranked Triad, Boylan was awarded a penalty kick in the final minute of the match. Jack Bonavia converted the attempt, but the goal was negated by a teammate's infraction of entering the box too soon, thus forcing a re-kick. Bonavia converted the second attempt for the victory. Bonavia and Taylor Sowell earned all-state honors by the coaches. Keeper Alyas Fritz and forward Bryan Sanchez received all-region honors. Fritz did not need to make a save in the state final as Triad didn't have a shot on goal. Sanchez proved to be a big-time scorer down the home stretch, helping Boylan to the final.
  • 10
    York Elmhurst, Illinois
    Season complete. Illinois Class 3A state champion. School Facts: Public, 2,825 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Jose Herrera and Samuel Musial each scored twice and provided an assist as York pulled off one of the biggest state final stunners this year, routing Fremd 4-0. It wasn't so much that York won, but rather the margin of victory. York scored on four of its seven shots on goal. In the semifinals, York defeated Lockport, a team that went on to upend Morton in the consolation match. Herrera and Kacper Jankowski were all-region selections for York.
  • 11
    Marquette Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Season complete. Wisconsin Division 1 state champion. School Facts: Private, all-boys, 1,025 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Sean Dankert scored the lone goal, assisted by Joey Sikorski, as Marquette completed another perfect run through Wisconsin with the program's seventh state title in the past eight years. The win marked the program's 17th state title. This year's squad was dominated by strong defensive play led by keeper CJ Deslongchamps and defender Sam Magner. Nick Magner led the team in scoring, followed by Owen Marshall, Valentin Sandoval, Miguel Gonzalez and Dankert. Marquette won the Jesuit Classic, which included a win over Rockhurst Jesuit (Mo.), in September and captured the Great River Classic in October, where the team defeated Morton (Ill.) and St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan.) -- a pair of state semifinalists. The team's lone loss was to Fremd (Ill.).
  • 12
    Pennington School Pennington, New Jersey
    Season complete. New Jersey Prep A state runner-up. School Facts: Private, 525 students, grades 6-12. NOTES: Pennington Prep's season ended with a 2-1 loss to FAB 50 No. 2-ranked St. Benedict's in the Prep A state final. Pennington's only other loss was a 1-0 setback to St. Benedict's during regular season play. In the Prep A final, Pennington fell behind in the first half. Pennington's Bakary Tanjigora netted his first goal of the season to tie the match before St. Benedict's scored the winner. Goalkeeper Rafa Ponce de Leon had eight saves. Ponce de Leon signed with Villanova and Ryan Yang committed to Columbia and Lukas Gessner committed to Xavier. During the season, Pennington recorded 13 shutouts in 18 matches. The team posted two wins over Hopewell Valley, one of the top public school teams in New Jersey, beat Philly power La Salle (Pa.), and won a sixth straight Mercer County Tournament.
  • 13
    Summit Bend, Oregon
    Season complete. Oregon Class 6A state champion. School Facts: Public, 1,550 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Summit delivered one of the most impressive state playoff runs in Oregon history, routing state No. 2 West Linn 6-0 in the final to cap an undefeated season. For Summit, the title marked the first since the program moved from 5A to 6A, where it had been the state runner-up the past two full seasons. Senior Nathaniel Deperro scored twice in the final and senior Alex Grignon added a goal, his 25th goal of the season to go along with 11 assists. Summit defeated state-ranked Lakeridge and Grant both by 3-0 margins to reach the final. In fact, Summit did not allow a goal in five postseason matches while becoming the first 6A champ from outside the Portland metro area since 2009.
  • 14
    New Hanover Wilmington, North Carolina
    Season Complete. North Carolina Class 4A state champion. School Facts: Public, 1,480 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Aidan Payne capped a record-setting season by scoring two goals as New Hanover defeated Hough 3-0 in the state final, capping an undefeated season and delivering the program it's first title. Last year, New Hanover was the Class 3A runner-up. Payne's brace gave the uncommitted senior 54 goals on the season. Charlie Letson got the scoring started for New Hanover in the first half with his 23rd goal of the season on an assist from Payne. The state title capped a stellar run for this port city program. New Hanover becomes of the first school from the Eastern Shore of N.C. to claim a large school state title. In fact, there have been only six large-school state champs from outside the Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte areas dating back to 1977, with the most recent in 2015. New Hanover's playoff run included wins over always-strong Apex and defending state champ Cardinal Gibbons.
  • 15
    Seneca Valley Harmony, Pennsylvania
    Season complete. Pennsylvania Class 4A state runner-up. School Facts: Public, 2,330 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: For the second time all season, Seneca Valley faced a deficit, but there was no coming back this time as the defending state champs were dethroned by Conestoga in a 1-0 contest featuring a pair of fall season national powers. The result ended Seneca Valley's 36-match undefeated streak. Nathan Prex led a talented Seneca Valley team that posted two wins over nationally ranked Peters Township and also posted a season-ending loss to former nationally ranked Lower Merion.
  • 16
    Oregon Oregon, Wisconsin
    Season complete. Wisconsin Division 2 state champion. School Facts: Public, 1,150 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Noah Malcook broke a 1-1 tie with two second-half goals, the first on a penalty kick, as Oregon defeated Whitefish Bay 3-1 to capture the program's fourth state title. Considering Oregon's wins over Hudson and Whitefish Bay were by larger margins than Marquette, Oregon had to make a major move up in the rankings.
  • 17
    Okemos Okemos, Michigan
    Season complete. Michigan Division 1 state champion. School Facts: Public, 1,400 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Ben Hussey and Aidan Antcliff scored within two minutes of each other and with less than 10 minutes remaining as Okemos upended Anchor Bay 2-1 in the state final. The win earned Okemos its first state title since 2004. Okemos took the tough road to the state title, beating Traverse City West, last year's state runner-up, and then East Kentwood, Northville and Anchor Bay, teams with a combined record of 55-3-7 before facing Okemos.
  • 18
    Rockhurst Jesuit Kansas City, Missouri
    Season Complete. Missouri Class 4 state champion. School Facts: Private, all-boys, 1,000 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Noah Higbie broke the scoreless tie and Luke Stephenson added the clincher, both goals coming in the second half, as senior-heavy Rockhurst defeated defending champ Jackson 2-0 in the state final. Rockhurst closed out the season on a 16-game win streak that started following an overtime loss to FAB 50 No. 11 Marquette (Wis.) in the Jesuit Classic. Senior keeper Ryan Thompson anchored a stellar Rockhurst defense that posted 16 shutouts and surrendered only 11 goals in 26 matches. The team's key regular season win was a 1-0 overtime victory over FAB 50 No. 21 Blue Valley Southwest (Kan.), the Kansas 5A state champion and overall state No. 1 team.
  • 19
    Somers Lincolndale, New York
    Season complete. New York Class A state champion. School Facts: Public, 1,100 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Somers capped a stellar season with a 7-2 thrashing of Amityville in the state final. Bennett Leitner scored three goals and Jacques Verard and Daniel D’Ippolito each had two as the team secured the program's second-ever state title. Daniel D’Ippolito had three assists and finished the season with a mind-blowing 36 goals and 38 assists while playing in one of the most competitive New York sections. During the season, Somers split with Yorktown, then beat their rival in the playoffs to jumpstart the title run. On the state level, Somers edged Beacon 1-0 before beating Maine-Endwell 4-0 and Williamsville South 5-1 to reach the final.
  • 20
    Centerville Centerville, Ohio
    Season complete. Ohio Division 1 runner-up. School Facts: Public, 2,700 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Centerville gave top-ranked St. Ignatius its most difficult match of the season, pushing the three-time defending champ to overtime before falling 2-1. The result ended an 18-match undefeated run for Centerville. In the final, Centerville fell behind 1-0 in the second half before Colin Gottron scored the equalizer with less than seven minutes remaining in regulation. Keeper Luke Shrivers made 10 saves and the defense cleared two balls off the line to keep the match close. In the run to the state final, Centerville pinned the only loss on Anderson, edged perennial Cincinnati power St. Xavier in a shootout, and ended the Cinderella playoff run by Dublin Jerome, which had previously upset then-undefeated New Albany.
  • 21
    Blue Valley Southwest Overland Park, Kansas
    Season complete. Kansas Class 5A state champion. School Facts: Public, 1,100 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Baha Ibrahim scored the first two goals and Sam Michael provided the winner as Blue Valley Southwest claimed its fourth title in five years with a 3-2 win over Maize South. The lone loss on Blue Valley Southwest's record was a 1-0 overtime setback to Rockhurst Jesuit (Mo.).
  • 22
    Anchor Bay Fair Haven, Michigan
    Season complete. Michigan Division 1 state runner-up. School Facts: Public, 1,950 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Anchor Bay surrendered two late goals in a 2-1 loss to undefeated Okemos in the Division 1 state final. Anchor Bay junior Francesco DiLorenzo gave the team a 1-0 lead that it carried until the final 10 minutes of the match. Anchor Bay had a stellar season behind twin all-staters Carson and Tanner Hodgson.
  • 23
    Triad Troy, Illinois
    Season complete. Illinois Class 2A state runner-up. School Facts: Public, 1,200 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Triad's undefeated season ended with a 1-0 loss to Boylan Catholic in a state final that was determined in the final minute. The game was scoreless until 43 seconds remaining when Boylan was awarded the penalty kick that ultimately proved to be the game winner. David DuPont made six saves to keep the match close as Triad was outshot 11-2. DuPont and senior midfielder Jake Ellis were name to the coaches all-state team.
  • 24
    Fishers Fishers, Indiana
    Season complete. Indiana Class AAA Section 8 runner-up. School Facts: 3,375 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: Fishers' season ended with a 1-0 playoff loss to Top 10-ranked Noblesville. Fishers and Noblesville previously played to a draw during the regular season. Keiji Nakamae and Noah Reinhart, both juniors, were first-team all-state selections after finishing 1-2 in goal scored on this underclass-heavy team. Fishers will enter the 2022 season as the state title favorite.
  • 25
    West Islip West Islip, New York
    Season Complete. New York Class AA state champion. School Facts: 1,450 students, grades 9-12. NOTES: West Islip capped a stellar postseason run with a 5-0 thrashing of Hilton Central in the New York Class AA state final. In the semifinals, West Islip routed undefeated and former Top 10-ranked Fayetteville-Manlius 5-1. The playoff surge came as a bit of a surprise considering this team lost a match in late October 6-0. Junior standout Aidan Lodie had a goal and one assist as the team built a 3-0 halftime advantage. Lodie finished the season with 21 goals. The state final victory capped a series of firsts for the program, which included a first-ever Long Island championship and a first-ever state title.
  • 26
    Christian Brothers Academy Lincroft, New Jersey
    Season complete. New Jersey Non-Public A state runner-up, losing to Seton Hall Prep.
  • 27
    Fort Zumwalt South Fort Zumwalt, Missouri
    Season complete. Missouri Class 3 state champion.
  • 28
    Notre Dame Lawrence Township, New Jersey
    Season complete. South Jersey Non-Public A runner-up, losing to Christian Brothers Academy.
  • 29
    Pingry School Basking Ridge, New Jersey
    Season complete. South Jersey Non-Public A semifinalist, losing to Notre Dame.
  • 30
    Fremd Palatine, Illinois
    Season complete. Illinois Class 3A state runner-up, losing to York.
  • 31
    Lockport Lockport, Illinois
    Season complete. Illinois Class 3A state third-place finisher, losing to York.
  • 32
    Berwyn-Cicero Morton Berwyn-Cicero, Illinois
    Season complete. Illinois Class 3A state fourth-place finisher, losing to Fremd and Lockport.
  • 33
    Nashua South Nashua, New Hampshire
    Season complete. New Hampshire Division I state champion.
  • 34
    Kearny Kearny, New Jersey
    Season complete. New Jersey Group 4 state champion.
  • 35
    Richmond Collegiate Richmond, Virginia
    Season complete. Virginia Independent Schools Class AA state champion.
  • 36
    Northville Northville, Michigan
    Season complete. Michigan Division 1 state semifinalist, losing to Okemos.
  • 37
    Oak Park-River Forest Oak Park, Illinois
    Season complete. Illinois Class 3A Super-Sectional runner-up, losing to Fremd.
  • 38
    Troy Troy, Michigan
    Season complete. Michigan Division 1 regional runner-up, losing to Anchor Bay.
  • 39
    Evanston Evanston, Illinois
    Season complete. Illinois Class 3A sectional runner-up, losing to Oak Park-River Forest.
  • 40
    New Trier Winnetka, Illinois
    Season complete. Illinois Class 3A sectional semifinalist, losing to Oak Park-River Forest.
  • 41
    Fayetteville-Manlius Manlius, New York
    Season complete. New York Class AA state semifinalist, losing to West Islip.
  • 42
    Santa Fe Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Season complete. New Mexico Class 5A state champion.
  • 43
    Boise Timberline Boise, Idaho
    Season complete. Idaho Class 5A state champion.
  • 44
    Northfield Denver, Colorado
    Season complete. Colorado Class 4A state champion.
  • 45
    Shenendehowa Clifton Park, New York
    Season complete. New York Class AA state quarterfinalist, losing to Fayetteville-Manlius
  • 46
    Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Rabun Gap, Georgia
    Season complete. North Carolina Independent Schools Class 4A state champion.
  • 47
    Palo Verde Las Vegas, Nevada
    Season complete. Nevada Class 5A state champion
  • 48
    La Salle Prep Milwaukie, Oregon
    Season complete. Oregon Class 5A state champion.
  • 49
    Collinsville Collinsville, Illinois
    Season complete. Illinois Class 3A Super-Sectional runner-up, losing to Lockport.
  • 50
    Peters Township Peters Township, Pennsylvania
    Season complete. Pennsylvania Class 4A state semifinalist, losing to Seneca Valley.

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