Jan 26

Brebeuf Jesuit Girls Soccer Team Recognized Nationally by MaxPreps as #1 Team in the Nation for 2015

 

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The Brebeuf Jesuit Girls Soccer team has been named to the 11th Annual 2015 – 2016 MaxPreps Soccer Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard. The Brebeuf Jesuit community will be hosting a Tour of Champions ceremony this Friday, January 29, to honor the state champions during halftime of the boys basketball game versus Bishop Chatard.

This is one of the most prestigious team awards in all of high school sports and it is an honor reserved for the top 100 teams nationwide. In order to be eligible, a team must win a state championship and be highly ranked in the MaxPreps National Rankings. For soccer, only 20 of the country’s best are invited, and with nearly 34,000 competing varsity teams, this puts the Braves ahead of 99.9 percent of their opponents.

“When you consider what MaxPreps means to high school sports and you realize they are ranking Brebeuf Jesuit as No. 1 among all teams in the nation, this is one of the greatest honors our school can receive,” said Braves head coach Angela Berry White. “To have the involvement of the Army National Guard makes it even more special. Our team is genuinely honored.”

The Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory Braves Girls Soccer team made school history in the 2015 IHSAA Class 2A state tournament after they won their first semi-state game against Castle. Brebeuf played No. 2 Penn in their first appearance in a state championship on Saturday, October 31 and captured Brebeuf’s first-ever IHSAA title after a 2-1 victory over the previously undefeated Kingsmen.

The Braves ended its season (22-2-1) outscoring opponents 133-13 while becoming the smallest school, by enrollment, to win the IHSAA Class 2A girls soccer title. After Brebeuf’s historic year, the Girls Soccer team ranked No. 1 in the nation, No. 1 in Indiana and No. 1 in Class 2A.