Mount Carmel, Ben Franklin, Vandebilt Catholic, Newman earn top spots in soccer coaches rankings

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Defending state champions Mount Carmel, Ben Franklin, Vandebilt Catholic and Newman are the top-ranked teams in the first Louisiana High School Soccer Coaches Association Rankings released Monday.

Mount Carmel (2-1-1) holds the top spot in Division I. The Cubs won 3-0 at East Ascension Tuesday. St. Scholastica is second with St. Joseph’s third, Byrd fourth and Acadiana fifth. Dominican is seventh with Mandeville eighth and Fontainebleau ninth.

Ben Franklin (3-0) sits in the top spot in Division II. The Falcons open play in the Dominican Tournament this evening at 7 p.m. against Destrehan in City Park. St. Thomas More is second with Lakeshore third, Parkway fourth and Alexandria fifth.

Vandebilt Catholic (3-2-1) tops the Division III rankings. The Terriers host St. Thomas More tonight at 7 p.m. in a showdown of state powers. E.D. White Catholic is third with Academy of the Sacred Heart (NO) fourth and Loyola Prep and Teurlings Catholic are tied for fifth. Ursuline is tied for seventh.

Newman (2-0) is number one in Division IV. The Greenies return to action against Dominican in the Dominican Tournament tonight at 7 p.m. Ascension Episcopal is second with Catholic of New Iberia third and St. Frederick fourth. Country Day and Episcopal of Acadiana are tied for fifth. Archbishop Hannan is seventh with Northlake Christian eighth and Pope John Paul II tied for ninth.

Here are your LHSSCA Girls Prep Soccer Rankings:

Division 1

1. Mount Carmel
2. St. Scholastica
3. St. Joseph’s
4. Byrd
5. Acadiana
6. St. Amant
7. Dominican
8. Mandeville
9. Fontainebleau
10. Dutchtown
Also receiving votes: Northshore, Barbe, Baton Rouge, East Ascension, Destrehan, Lafayette, New Iberia, Denham Springs

Division II

1. Ben Franklin
2. St. Thomas More
3. Lakeshore
4. Parkway
5. Alexandria
6. Neville
7. Beau Chene
8. West Ouachita
9 (tie). Benton
9 (tie). Captain Shreve
Also receiving votes: Carencro, Terrebonne, Live Oak, South Terrebonne, Central Lafourche, Ruston, Academy of Our Lady, Ouachita Parish, Cabrini

Division III

1. Vandebilt Catholic
2. E.D. White Catholic
3. Sacred Heart (NO)
4. University
5 (tie). Loyola College Prep
5 (tie). Teurlings Catholic
7 (tie). Ursuline
7 (tie). Episcopal (BR)
9. St. Louis Catholic
10. Deridder
Also receiving votes: Leesville, St. Michael, Parkview Baptist, Lutcher, Lusher Charter

Division IV

1. Isidore Newman
2. Ascension Episcopal
3. Catholic of New Iberia
4. St. Frederick
5 (tie). Episcopal of Acadiana
5 (tie). Country Day
7. Archbishop Hannan
8. Northlake Christian
9 (tie). Pope John Paul II
9 (tie). Houma Christian
Also receiving votes: Runnels, Holy Savior Menard, Grace Christian, Evangel, McGehee, Haynes, St. Thomas Aquinas, Opelousas Catholic, Ouachita Christian, Sterlington, St. Charles Catholic

Area Prep Soccer Results from Tuesday, Nov. 29


New Orleans Area

Archbishop Hannan 1 Parkview Baptist 1

Archbishop Rummel 6 Archbishop Shaw 2

Belle Chasse 6 Fisher 0

Ellender 1 Higgins 0 (Forfeit)

Lafayette 3 Hammond 1

Pope John Paul II 2 Christ Episcopal 1

Riverdale 3 De La Salle 0

Slidell 7 St. Martin’s Episcopal 0

St. Paul’s 3 Mandeville 0

Vandebilt Catholic 5 Northshore 1

West Jefferson 6 Landry-Walker 0

Baton Rouge Area

Dutchtown 3 Catholic (BR) 2

Episcopal 8 Central 0

Live Oak 2 Carencro 0

Walker 3 Belaire 2

Woodlawn (BR) 3 Destrehan 1

Bayou Area

H.L. Bourgeois 4 Thibodaux 1

Houma Christian 8 Lutheran 0

Terrebonnne 3 Catholic (NI) 3


New Orleans Area

Academy of Sacred Heart 3 Country Day 1

Franklinton 6 Pine 2

Mandeville 8 Central Lafourche 0

Ponchatoula 2 Salmen 2

Riverdale 3 De La Salle 0

Slidell 1 Destrehan 0

St. Scholastica 3 Acadiana 0

West Jefferson 6 Landry-Walker 1

Baton Rouge Area

Baton Rouge 3 St. Amant 0

Live Oak 0 Carencro 0

Mount Carmel 3 East Ascension 0

Parkview Baptist 2 Runnels 2

St. Joseph’s Academy 3 New Iberia 0

University 8 Zachary 0

West Feliciana 3 Woodlawn (BR) 2

Bayou Area

Houma Christian 3 Grace King 1

Terrebonne 1 Catholic (NI) 1

Thibodaux 3 H.L. Bourgeois 1

E.D. White Catholic 8 Cabrini 0

Area Prep Soccer Schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 30


New Orleans Area

Belle Chasse at Fisher, 5:45 p.m.

Ben Franklin at Jesuit, 5:30 p.m.

Brother Martin at Bonnabel, 6 p.m.

Franklinton at Ponchatoula, 5:30 p.m.

Higgins at John Ehret, 6 p.m.

International at Patrick Taylor, 6 p.m.

Salmen at Pearl River, 7 p.m.

St. Martin’s Episcopal at St. Charles Catholic, 5:30 p.m.

St. Paul’s at Newman, 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Christian Life at Plaquemine, 6:30 p.m.

Lee at Belaire, 6 p.m.

New Orleans Military and Maritime at Clark, 6 p.m.

St. Michael at Dunham, 6 p.m.

Bayou Area

Zachary at E.D. White Catholic, 5 p.m.


New Orleans Area

Academy of Our Lady at Landry-Walker, 3:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson at Chalmette, 4 p.m.

East Jefferson at Karr, 4 p.m.

Ben Franklin at Destrehan, 7 p.m.

Hahnville at Northshore, 6 p.m.

Haynes at St. Martin’s Episcopal, 5:30 p.m.

Lakeshore at Archbishop Hannan, 5 p.m.

Newman at Dominican, 7 p.m.

Salmen at Pearl River, 5 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Central at Plaquemine, 4:30 p.m.

Denham Springs at St. Michael, 7 p.m.

Bayou Area

Higgins at Ellender, 4 p.m.

St. Thomas More at Vandebilt Catholic, 5 p.m.

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