With another MIAA A Conference crown, McDonogh returns to No. 1 in VSN Soccer Top 20


McDonogh began the year as No. 1 in the VSN Boys Soccer Preseason Top 20 and, after Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Archbishop Curley in the MIAA A Conference Championship game, the Eagles are back in the top spot.

With the win in the championship game, the Eagles avenged a 3-0 loss earlier this fall and looked the MIAA title for a third consecutive year. The Eagles were joined in this week’s top five by their league rivals No. 2 Curley, No. 3 Loyola and No. 4 Calvert Hall, all who have completed their seasons.

C. Milton Wright, which will play in the 3A State Semifinals, against No. 7 Hereford, later this week, rounds out the Top 5 at No. 5.

Century, which is 14-4 and now in the 2A state semifinals, has returned to the Top 20, at No. 18.

Here is the complete Week 9 VSN Boys Soccer Top 20:

2019 VSN BOYS’ SOCCER WEEK 9 TOP 20

1. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Previous rank: #2

Record: 15-4-1

Last week: def. No. 4 Loyola, 3-2, MIAA A Conference Semifinals; def. then No. 1 Archbishop Curley, 3-2, MIAA A Conference Championship

This week: Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Champions

2. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 

Previous rank: #1

Record: 16-3-1

Last week: def. No. 5 Calvert Hall, 1-0, MIAA A Conference Semifinals; lost to then No. 2 McDonogh, 3-2, MIAA A Conference Championship

This week: Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Finalists

3. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 

Previous rank: #4

Record: 11-5-2

Last week: def. then No. 15 Gilman, 2-1 (OT), MIAA A Conference Quarterfinals, lost to then No. 2 McDonogh, 3-2, MIAA A Conference Semifinals

This week: Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Semifinalist

4. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE 

Previous rank: #5

Record: 9-7-1

Last week: def. then No. 3 Mount St. Joseph, 1-1 (PKs), MIAA A Conference Quarterfinals; lost to then No. 1 Archbishop Curley, 1-0, MIAA A Conference Semifinals

This week: Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Semifinalist

5. C. MILTON WRIGHT 

Previous rank: #6

Record: 13-4-1

Last week: def. Patapsco, 3-0, 3A North Region II Semifinals; def. Frederick, 2-1, 3A state semifinals

This week: vs. No. 7 Hereford, 3A State Semifinals, at Linganore, Oct. 9

6. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Previous rank: #3

Record: 13-4-1

Last week: lost to No. 5 Calvert Hall, 1-1 (PKs)

This week: Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Quarterfinalists

7. HEREFORD 

Previous rank: #9

Record: 13-3-1

Last week: def. the No. 14 City, 4-0, 3A North Region I Finals; def. Rockville, 1-0, 3A State Quarterfinals

This week: vs. No. 5 C. Milton Wright, 3A State Semifinals, at Linganore, Nov. 9

8. ARUNDEL 

Previous rank: #12

Record: 14-2-1

Last week: def. then No. 20t Howard, 3-2, 4A East Region I Finals; def. Bowie, 2-1, 4A State Quarterfinals

This week: vs. Leonardtown, 4A State Semifinals, at Gaithersburg, Nov. 9

9. WILDE LAKE

Previous rank: #13

Record: 10-3-1

Last week: def then No. 7 River Hill, 2-1, 3A East Region II Finals; def. Huntingtown, 2-1, 3A State Quarterfinals

This week: vs. Mount Hebron, 3A State Semifinals, at Linganore, Nov. 9

10. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #7

Record: 13-3

Last week: lost to then No. 13 Wilde Lake, 2-1, 3A East Region II Final

This week: Season Complete, 3A East Region II Finalists

11. CONCORDIA PREP

Previous rank: #17

Record: 18-2

Last week: def. Severn, 3-0, MIAA B Conference Quarterfinals; def. Friends School, 2-1 (OT), MIAA B Conference Championship

This week: Season Complete, MIAA B Conference Champions

12. ANNAPOLIS

Previous rank: #8

Record: 12-2

Last week: Did not play

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

13. TOWSON 

Previous rank: #10

Record: 10-2

Last week: Did not play

This week: Season Complete, 3A North Region Semifinalist

14. EASTERN TECH 

Previous rank: #11

Record: 14-3

Last week: def. Sparrows Point, 3-1, 2A North Region II Final; lost to La Plata, 4-0, 2A State Quarterfinals

This week: Season Complete, 2A State Quarterfinalists

15. CITY COLLEGE

Previous rank: #14

Record: 12-3

Last week: lost to then No. 9 Hereford, 4-0, 3A North Region I Finals

This week: Season Complete, 3A North Region Finalists

16. GILMAN SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #15

Record: 9-8-1

Last week: lost to then No. 4 Loyola, 2-1 (OT), MIAA A Conference Quarterfinals

This week: Season Complete, MIAA A Conference Quarterfinalists

17. SEVERNA PARK

Previous rank: #16

Record: 10-3-3

Last week: lost to Leonardtown, 3-2, 4A East Region II Finals

This week: Season Complete, 4A East Region II Finalists

18. CENTURY

Previous rank: Not ranked

Record: 14-4

Last week: def. Liberty, 2-0, 2A West Region I Semifinals; def. Lansdowne, 5-0, 2A State Semifinals

This week: vs. Oakdale, 2A State Semifinals, at Montgomery Blair, Oct. 9

19. FRIENDS SCHOOL

Previous rank: #18

Record: 14-7

Last week: def. Saints Peter & Paul, 2-0, MIAA B Conference Semifinals; lost to then No. 17 Concordia Prep, 2-1 (OT), MIAA B Conference Championship

This week: Season Complete, MIAA B Conference Finalists

20. NORTH HARFORD

Previous rank: #19

Record: 12-5

Last week: def. Harford Tech, 4-0, 2A East Region I Final; lost to Oakdale, 4-3, 2A state quarterfinals

This week: Season Complete, 2A State Quarterfinalists