Two Minnesota High Schools Ranked Top 16 by NSCAA

by on 23 September 2016

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has again ranked two Minnesota teams near the top of their polls. The Stillwater Ponies and Wayzata Trojans were ranked for the boys’ and girls’ side of the poll respectively.

The most recent weekly NSCAA polls again place Minnesota teams. We last reported on the NSCAA when they ranked East Ridge High School and Eagan High School two weeks ago. Last week, Stillwater and Rosemount were ranked for the boys’ and girls’ sides.

Stillwater places 14th in this week’s NSCAA boys’ poll. The Ponies, coached by Jake Smothers, are 10-0 on the season overall and sit atop the Suburban East conference at 3-0. Smothers’ team has conceded a mere seven goals through 10 matches, with three of those goals all coming in one game (a 7-3 away win to Cedarburg). Offensively the Ponies are potent, having netted 33 goals so far.

On the girls’ side of the polls, Wayzata has placed 16th. The Trojans are 8-0-1 so far, with their one draw being a 0-0 affair away to Rochester Century last weekend. Wayzata has conceded only one goal this season in a 2-1 win over Eden Prairie and have scored 32 goals under head coach Tony Peszneker.

Stillwater’s boys can next be seen away at Woodbury High School on Thursday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m., while Wayzata’s girls welcome Cretin-Derham Hall on Saturday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m..

This recognition is the third consecutive recognition for Minnesota’s teams by the NSCAA, and the second consecutive week of recognition for the Stillwater Ponies. Wayzata’s boys also received votes this week. You can view the NSCAA rankings for both boys and girls on their website.

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