The St. Pius boys, which won the Class AAA state championship in soccer last month, had another accomplishment.
The team finished as No. 1 in the nation in the Powerade Fab 50 by ESPN Rise for high schools.
St. Pius had a 20-1 record and won the state championship for the second time in three years. Tyler Alexander tallied 18 goals to lead the Golden Lions, while goaltender Andrew Wolverton recorded 13 shutouts. Other top scorers were Drew Morgan with 13 goals and Alex Kowalski with 11. St. Pius held on for a thrilling 5-4 win over Woodward Academy in the finals.
St. Pius coach David O’Shea said, “The team thoroughly deserves the award based on the hard work and effort that they have put in throughout the season. They work hard for each other and display a real sense of team unity both on and off the field. As well as their obvious talent, it is their drive and character that has propelled them to such a magnificent accolade.”