(KRON) — The Bay Space has produced quite a lot of prep soccer stars all through the years. Assume Tom Brady (Junipero Serra Excessive Faculty), Marshawn Lynch (Oakland Tech) and Davante Adams (Palo Alto Excessive Faculty).
As for groups, there isn’t a lot debate on who the dominant Bay Space highschool soccer program is. De La Salle Excessive Faculty in Harmony, at one level, gained 151 straight video games from 1992 to 2004.
In a listing launched final week, ESPN named its high 50 highschool soccer groups of all time. The 2001 De La Salle Excessive Faculty was named No. 1 on the checklist by the community.
De La Salle went 12-0 that 12 months. Its state championship win over Lengthy Seashore Poly (ranked No. 50 on ESPN’s checklist) marked this system’s 117 straight win — a streak that dates again to the early Nineties.
The 2001 Spartans had Maurice Jones-Drew, a working again who ended up starring at UCLA and changing into a second-round NFL draft choose in 2006 to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“In the midst of essentially the most untouchable profitable streak within the historical past of highschool sports activities, they put collectively their most untouchable group,” the ESPN article learn. “The Spartans had to be No. 1 on this checklist.”
The 2003 De La Salle squad was ranked fifteenth on the checklist, ending 13-0. The ultimate sport of that season was the 151st straight sport the Spartans had gained earlier than lastly dropping a sport within the 2004 season open towards Bellevue (WA), based on MaxPreps.
Three different California colleges made the checklist:
- No. 50: 2001 Lengthy Seashore Poly
- No. 48: 2013 St. John Bosco (Bellflower)
- No. 15: 2003 De La Salle
- No. 9: 2017 Mater Dei (Santa Ana)
There have been quite a lot of NFL gamers to have attended De La Salle: Amani Toomer, Austin Hooper and T.J. Ward.