Someone might want to name a race horse in honor of the girls soccer program at Sycamore High School. The Aves proved this week they can claim a triple crown. In the span of 48 hours, undefeated Sycamore debuted at No. 1 in the state coaches and NSCAA/Adidas region and national polls. The Aves aren't the only Ohio team ranked nationally either. Several other schools are also among the country and region's best.
In the span of 48 hours, undefeated Sycamore debuted at No. 1 in the state coaches and NSCAA/Adidas region and national polls.
The Aves are 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the Greater Miami Conference. Sycamore is the two-time defending GMC champs.
Since 2004 Sycamore has gone 56-10-6 overall and 24-4-3 in the GMC. Last season the Aves made the D-I state semifinals after having lost in the district final two straight years.
In addition to Sycamore, Cincinnati St. Ursula (8-0-2) is No. 11 and Strongsville (5-0-4) is No. 21 in the national rankings. The Aves, Bulldogs and Mustangs are also ranked Nos. 1, 2 and 4 in Region V (which includes schools from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota).
ST. EDWARD, BEAVERCREEK BOYS RANKED
Lakewood St. Edward is ranked No. 15 and Beavercreek is No. 22 in the latest NSCAA/Adidas boys high school rankings. Last week St. Edward was No. 12 and Columbus DeSales was No. 25.
In the Region V rankings (Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio), St. Edward (No. 2) and Beavercreek (No. 3) lead a strong Ohio contingent that also includes Perrysburg (No. 7), Columbus DeSales (No. 9), Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (No. 12) and Alter (No. 14).