LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A second consecutive Class 4A crown from Indiana helped Roncalli solidify the No. 2 spot behind Lake Creek in the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25.
Texas 5A champion Lake Creek (41-0) continued as the top team for 13 weeks, while the Royals (33-0) kept hot on their heels with last Saturday’s 16-0 victory over Harrison in the state final. .
Keagan Rothrock, the Gatorade National Player of the Year for the second straight season, pitched a two-hit shutout in the championship game, striking out 15 of the 24 batters he faced on 94 pitches. He broke several of his own single-season school records from Roncalli’s 2021 title run, including wins (28), strikeouts (382) and shutouts (19) in the circle, and had 14 home runs and 55 RBI (tied). with his fellow juniors). Abbey Hofmann) in attack.
Roncalli will enter 2023 riding a 46-game winning streak, just one shy of matching Lake Central’s 47-game winning streak record, and is only the second team in state history with a 40-game winning streak.
Meanwhile, No. 7 Monroe-Woodbury (26-0) completed her undefeated season with two wins last Saturday. The Crusaders first beat Lancaster, 4-3, in the New York State Class AA semifinals, then topped Liverpool, 4-2, in the championship. Senior Brianna Roberts threw 160 strikes to her 222 pitches in the two contests to close out her stellar high school career.
A loss to Exeter in the New Hampshire State Division I final cost Concord (26-2) two spots this week, dropping from 15th to 17th, which was the only move in the standings.
State rankings presented by the NFCA 2022 High School Steering Committee are used to compile the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25. Teams are chosen based on performance, roster quality, schedule strength, and active NFCA membership.
USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll – June 16, 2022
1. Lake Creek, Texas
Record: 41-0 | Previous rank: 1
2. Roncalli (Indiana)
Record: 33-0 | Previous rank: 2
3. Benton, Arkansas
Record: 32-0 | Previous rank: 3
4. Riverton, Utah
Record: 28-1 | Previous Rank: 4
5. Anthony Wayne (Ohio)
Record: 30-1 | Previous Rank: 5
6. Rockridge, Ill.
Record: 35-0 | Previous rank: 6
7. Monroe-Woodbury, New York
Record: 26-0 | Previous rank: 7
8. Donovan Catholic (New Jersey)
Record: 30-1 | Previous rank: 8
9. Lakewood Ranch (Florida)
Record: 30-2 | Previous Rank: 9
10. Oaks Christian (California)
Record: 34-1 | Previous rank: 10
11. Central Neshoba, Mississippi
Record: 31-3 | Previous rank: 11
12. North Clovis, California
Record: 21-3 | Previous rank: 12
13. North Augusta, South Carolina
Record: 33-2 | Previous rank: 13
14. East Alamance, North Carolina
Record: 28-2 | Previous rank: 14
15. Patterson Mill, MD
Record: 21-1 | Previous Rank: 16
16. Immaculate Heart Academy (NJ)
Record: 27-2 | Previous rank: 17
17. Concord (New Hampshire)
Record: 26-2 | Previous rank: 15
18. Lakota West (Ohio)
Record: 29-3 | Previous rank: 18
19. Watkins Monument (Ohio)
Record: 28-3 | Previous rank: 19
20. Alexander Central, North Carolina
Record: 25-3 | Previous rank: 20
21. Lexington, South Carolina
Record: 27-4 | Previous rank: 21
22. New Palestine (Ind.)
Registration: 23-4-1 | Previous rank: 22
23. John Curtis (The.)
Record: 29-3 | Previous Rank: 23
24. Diamond (Mo.)
Record: 29-3 | Previous rank: 24
25. Rosemount, Minn.
Record: 21-4 | Previous rank: 25
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