Eagles spent most of the year away from the top spot in the VSN Boys Soccer Top 20, but once again land as the final No. 1


After finishing No. 1 in the final VSN Boys Soccer Top 20 in each of the last two years, the McDonogh boys soccer team entered 2019 as the Preseason No. 1 and the favorite to bring home a third straight MIAA A Conference title. A slow start, however, knocked the Eagles out of the top spot early and it took them all season to find their way back. But, capping off the season with a 3-2 win over then No. 1 Archbishop Curley secured a three-peat for McDonogh, both as MIAA champions and as VSN’s final No. 1 team.

It was a heck of ride for Curley, which was No. 8 in the preseason, but the Friars led the A Conference all season and earned the No. 1 seed for the playoffs, holding VSN’s No. 1 spot on two different occasions. The Friars finished No. 2 in our final poll.

MIAA semifinalist Loyola finished at No. 3, while 3A state champion, Wilde Lake, which began the year unranked, climbed to No. 4 in our final poll. Rounding out the Top 5 is No. 5 Calvert Hall.

No. 6 Mount St. Joseph and No. 10 River Hill also held the No. 1 ranking at different points this season.

Here is the complete Final 2019 VSN Boys Soccer Top 20:

FINAL 2019 VSN BOYS’ SOCCER TOP 20

1. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Previous rank: #1

Record: 15-4-1

Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Champions

2. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 

Previous rank: #2

Record: 16-3-1

Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Finalists

3. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 

Previous rank: #3

Record: 11-5-2

Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Semifinalist

4. WILDE LAKE

Previous rank: #7

Record: 12-3-1

Last week: def. then No. 5 C. Milton Wright, 1-0, 3A State Championship

Season Complete, 3A State Champions

5. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 9-7-1

Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Semifinalist

6. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Previous rank: #6

Record: 13-4-1

Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Quarterfinalists

7. C. MILTON WRIGHT 

Previous rank: #5

Record: 14-5-1

Last week: Lost to then No. 7 Wilde Lake, 1-0, 3A State Championship

Season Complete, 3A State Finalists

8. HEREFORD 

Previous rank: #8

Record: 13-4-1

Last week: lost to No. 5 C. Milton Wright, 1-0, 3A State Semifinals

Season Complete, 3A State Semifinalists

9. ARUNDEL 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 14-3-1

Last week: lost to Leonardtown, 1-0, 4A State Semifinals

Season Complete, 4A State Semifinalists

10. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 13-3

Season Complete, 3A East Region II Finalists

11. CONCORDIA PREP

Previous rank: #11

Record: 18-2

Season Complete, MIAA B Conference Champions

12. CENTURY

Previous rank: #12

Record: 16-4

Last week: def. La Plata, 1-0, 2A State Championship

Season Complete, 2A State Champions

13. ANNAPOLIS

Previous rank: #3

Record: 12-2

Season Complete; Anne Arundel County Champion & 4A East Quarterfinalist

14. TOWSON 

Previous rank: #14

Record: 10-2

Season Complete, Baltimore County Champions & 3A North Region Semifinalists

15. EASTERN TECH 

Previous rank: #15

Record: 14-3

Season Complete, 2A State Quarterfinalists

16. CITY COLLEGE

Previous rank: #16

Record: 12-3

Season Complete, 3A North Region Finalists

17. GILMAN SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #17

Record: 9-8-1

Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Quarterfinalists

18. SEVERNA PARK

Previous rank: #18

Record: 10-3-3

Season Complete, 4A East Region II Finalists

19. FRIENDS SCHOOL

Previous rank: #19

Record: 14-7

Season Complete, MIAA B Conference Finalists

20. NORTH HARFORD

Previous rank: #20

Record: 12-5

Season Complete, 2A State Quarterfinalists