DeMatha’s soccer team reacts to the announcement that it earned co-national championship status from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The jerseys show the team record (20-0) and its number one national ranking.
DeMatha’s soccer team reacts to the announcement that it earned co-national championship status from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The jerseys show the team record (20-0) and its number one national ranking.
DeMatha's soccer team recently nipped Gonzaga 2-1 to claim yet another WCAC Soccer Championship.

With the win, the Stags improved to 20-0-0 on the season; with the loss, Gonzaga dropped to 12-4-2 on the season. DeMatha's varsity soccer team has not lost a game since November, 2009.

Also, for the first time in its history, DeMatha's varsity soccer team was ranked number one in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). DeMatha shared the top ranking with St. Benedict's Prep School in Newark, N.J. The Stags also have a number one ranking by the Washington Post.

The annual WCAV conference title match was held at the Maryland Soccer-Plex in Boyds. In the first 16 minutes of the 40-minute first half, the Stags tallied both of their goals and that offensive production proved to be sufficient in holding off their fiercest conference rival - the Purple Eagles.

DeMatha's Sean Cowdrey buried the game's first goal into the back of the net, via the far post, courtesy of an assist from teammate Chris Odoi-Atsem.

Cowdrey's blast took place about 11 minutes into the contest. Five minutes later, DeMatha's Danny Brandt tallied the second goal for the Stags.

Brandt was set up on the sequence by both Odoi-Atsem as well as by Nick Haley - and the contest remained 2-0 for the duration of the first half.

During the first 17 minutes of the second half, neither team scored.

Gonzaga got on the board via a successful penalty kick by Ian Harkes after Gonzaga's Nicko Corriveau was taken down by a Stag defender.

Neither team was able to generate a goal thereafter, despite the fact that both squads unloaded a number of quality shots.

In the 2010 final, DeMatha defeated Gonzaga via a much more lopsided 5-1 score. The Stags led 4-0 at one juncture in that title contest - which meant that this seasons final match was much closer indeed.

Twelve months ago, Gonzaga claimed the silver medal with a record of 17-7-1 and DeMatha claimed the gold medal with a record of 24-0-0.

By doing the math, DeMatha has finished an amazing undefeated 44-0-0 over the past two seasons combined.

The Stags are coached by veteran Dafydd Evans and the Eagles are coached by veteran Scott Waller.

In this season's semi-finals, DeMatha defeated Paul VI and Gonzaga defeated Good Counsel. In the quarter-finals, DeMatha, Gonzaga, Good Counsel and Paul VI defeated St. Mary's Ryken, Bishop McNamara, St. Johns College High School and O'Connell respectively.

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St. John's College High School captured the 2011 Girls WCAC Soccer Title with a 1-0 shutout of Bishop Ireton High School.

The Cadets improved to 11-2-1 on the season.

The girls contest followed the boys and gave the fans four hours of quality action - in scenic Montgomery County.

Neither team scored early on, but eight minutes before halftime - the 32nd minute of the first half - St. Johns found the back of the net.

The Cadets scored the game's lone goal when Shannon Collins delivered a successful "corner kick" into the back of the net at the far post.

In a most unusual tally, Collins successfully curled the ball past the Ireton goalkeeper and into the back of the net with no other Cadet touching the ball whatsoever.

Virtually all corner kicks that produce goals have at least one "receiver" making contact with the ball - but in this situation - that was not the case.

Collins goal held up over the games final 48 minutes and St. Johns won their first title since 2008 (the Cadets were runners-ups in 2009).

The Cadets are coached by Devin Payton.

In this season's semi-finals, St. John's defeated Holy Cross and Bishop Ireton defeated Good Counsel. In this season's quarter-finals, St. John's, Bishop Ireton, Holy Cross and Good Counsel defeated Elizabeth Seton, St. Mary's Ryken, O'Connell and Paul VI respectively.