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Spring Girls Top 50: 2013 rss

Girls ESR Spring Top 50, Final 2013

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June 18, 2013

TOP STORY: Three surprise champions in Michigan resulted in a slight reshuffling of the rankings, but much of the drama already was removed as the Top 10 teams were finished before the final weekend of spring play. Green Hope (Cary, N.C.) becomes the third school from North Carolina to claim an ESR Top 50 No…. Read More ›

Girls ESR Spring Top 50, June 11

TOP STORY: With only one week remaining in the spring high school season, the Top 10 is pretty well locked down for 2013. The only things left to settle is the Michigan final order and this week’s state tournament, and if a Wisconsin state champ can sneak into the bottom of the final Top 50… Read More ›

Girls ESR Spring Top 50, June 4

TOP STORY: Although No. 1 is settled, there was a swap near the top as Naperville North (Ill.) moved past Ankeny (Iowa) for the No. 2 spot this week. Naperville North inched higher thanks to more compelling results between common opponents with Ankeny, coupled with Naperville North’s second straight state title and a spring-best 36-match… Read More ›

Girls ESR Spring Top 50, May 28

TOP STORY: It’s only 11 miles from Dial Stadium at North Carolina State University to Green Hope High School in Cary, N.C., but the ride home couldn’t have been any sweeter for the girls soccer team at Green Hope. Last year, the 11-mile trek following a loss to Hough seemed to take forever, coach Bobby… Read More ›

Girls ESR Spring Top 50, May 21

TOP STORY: One year ago this week, then No. 1 Green Hope fell to No. 2 Hough in the North Carolina Class 4A state final, which also produced what was then titled the POWERADE FAB 50 national title. This year, Green Hope and Hough are each one win away from another state final clash, and… Read More ›

Girls ESR Spring Top 50, May 14

TOP STORY: The final week of regular-season play in Kansas was a head-shaker. Olathe East, which had not lost since 2011, lost twice in the 48 hours. Blue Valley, which had climbed as high as No. 7 powered by an undefeated record, twice last week, as well. Even highly regarded Blue Valley North sustained a… Read More ›

Girls ESR Spring Top 50, May 7

TOP STORY: And now the fun begins in North Carolina! The playoffs start this week in what might be the deepest, strongest collection of teams ever in Class 4A (the state’s large schools). Eight of the current Top 10-ranked teams in Class 4A are either undefeated or have one loss. The two two-loss programs have… Read More ›

Girls ESR Spring Top 50, April 30

TOP STORY: While there are only eight new teams in this week’s rankings — six of them checking in between 45 and 50 — there was quite a bit of movement throughout the rankings. A combination of Kansas vs. Missouri results reshuffled a few teams from those states, while Ankeny (Iowa) and Naperville North (Ill.)… Read More ›

Girls ESR Spring Top 50, April 23

TOP STORY: This week’s Tournament of Champions in Burlington, Iowa, will play a major part in the national title aspirations for three teams: No. 3 Ankeny (Iowa), No. 12 Plainfield North (Ill.) and No. 18 St. Charles North (Ill.) — all playing in the Group A bracket. Ankeny has slowly inched up the rankings as… Read More ›

Girls ESR Spring Top 50, April 16

TOP STORY: The names are largely the same. The order, however, is vastly different. Nine teams in last week’s Top 25 took losses last week, leading to a massive reordering of the ESR Top 25. Teams from seven states occupy the current Top 10, and the potential futures matchups will guarantee at least four of… Read More ›