The 2015 high school soccer season has ended, with state championships being won in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The final boys' high school rankings from USA TODAY and the NSCAA saw some significant movement at the top, with Cleveland, Ohio's St. Ignatius and Newark, New Jersey's St. Benedict's Prep both winning the top spot in the poll. The last time there was a tie for first at the end of the season was 2004, when Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa, California and Upper St. Clair from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania shared the top honors,
The top area team remained Doylestown, Pennsylvania's Central Bucks East, who went undefeated and won the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AAA title, but somehow managed to fall a spot to Providence, Rhode Island's La Salle Academy. Wilmington, Delaware's Salesianum School won the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 Championship finished seventeenth in the polls. Also receiving votes were the Haverford School, which lost to CBE in the PIAA Class AAA Championship, and Berwyn, Pennsylvania's Conestoga, who lost to CBE in the PIAA Class AAA Semifinals.
The final girls' high school rankings were equally as tumultuous, with last week's number one Northern Allandale from Allendale, New Jersey plummeting to twenty-first in the ranking after being upset in the New Jersey State Finals by the new sixth-ranked Colts Neck High School. The new number one is Davis High School from Kaysville, Utah. No local girls teams from Southeastern Pennsylvania. South Jersey, or Delaware were ranked or received votes.
On behalf of the staff at Brotherly Game, we'd like to congratulate all high school soccer players and wish them and their schools well in the 2016 season.