The 2020 UIL boys soccer postseason starts this month, so it's time for updated VYPE San Antonio team rankings. Check out the top 10 and honorable mentions for top area UIL 4A, 5A and 6A squads!
No. 1 San Antonio LEE: 17-0-1 (Previous: #1)
No. 2 San Antonio Southwest: 20-0-0 (Previous: #2)
No. 3 Schertz Clemens: 18-1-1 (Previous: #3)
No. 4 Boerne Champion: 15-2-1 (Previous: #4)
No. 5 Gonzales: 20-2-1 (Previous: #6)
No. 6 San Antonio Harlan: 15-3-2 (Previous: #10)
No. 7 Alamo Heights: 15-3-0 (Previous: #8)
No. 8 San Antonio Marshall: 14-2-5 (Previous: #5)
No. 9 San Antonio Churchill: 14-4-1 (Previous: NR)
No. 10 San Antonio Jefferson: 19-5-0 (Previous: #7)
Fell out: New Braunfels Canyon: 12-4-4 (Previous: #9)
Others To Watch: Pleasanton (16-6-1), Fredericksburg (14-2-3), San Antonio Warren (11-4-5), Helotes O'Connor (13-5-1) and Smithson Valley (11-5-4)
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After falling 41-34 to Canyon in the 2015-2016 UIL 5A state championship game and 47-42 to Amarillo in the 2018-2019 UIL 5A state title game, Frisco Liberty finally earned its first season-ending championship in program history. The Redhawks surprised College Station 44-41 in Thursday's state semifinal and San Antonio Veterans Memorial 35-26 in Saturday's state title game to grab the 2019-2020 crown.
The first quarter of runs began with Frisco Liberty's early 6-2 start, but San Antonio Veterans Memorial ended the opening frame with the final nine. The Patriots were led by Texas A&M signee Sahara Jones because she scored eight of her game-high 15 points during this time and her first three-pointer gave her team its first lead at 8-6.
But, Frisco Liberty stormed back with its defense. The Redhawks only allowed two, five and eight points to San Antonio Veterans Memorial in the next three quarters. That allowed them to take the lead by halftime and start pulling away in the second half.
"It takes a mental fortitude [and] it takes competitive stamina," Frisco Liberty coach Ross Reedy said of his players' defense. "In a game of this magnitude, it's easy to get wide eyed, but I think they were composed."
VYPE Player of the Game Jazzy Owens-Barnett helped wrap up Frisco Liberty's state championship victory. She recorded five points on a pair of made field goals and a successful free throw attempt in the first three quarters before executing on seven of nine free throw attempts and another field goal in a nine-point final period. She finished with a team-high 14 points.
"It's bittersweet," said Owens-Barnett. "I'm so happy for the win and I'm super excited, but I want another one. I feel kinda greedy, so I'm ready to get back in the gym, get home and get to work."
Along with Owens-Barnett, Frisco Liberty also got an important 10-point outing from Maya Jain.