The Montverde Academy Boys’ Varsity Soccer team, 129-0-7 since 2010, and ranked No. 1 nationally by and USA TODAY, defeated St. Paul’s School, from Covington, Louisiana, 5-0 to win the 5th annual MAST Championship! The Eagles had defeated Merritt Island (Merritt Island, Florida) 2-0 last Tuesday to advance their undefeated run to 133 matches. In Day-1 of MAST, MVA defeated Chandler High School (Chandler, Arizona) by the score of 5-0 to break a national boys’ high school soccer record: undefeated at 134 games without a loss! 

On Day-2 of MAST, MVA was victorious over Cathedral High School, from Los Angeles, California, 3-2 in penalty kicks (PK’s) that set the stage for Saturday’s Championship victory, and secured a second straight perfect season and fourth straight SIMA FAB 50 Winter No. 1 ranking!

The 2016 MAST eight-team field was extremely competitive with SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy,  No. 2 Sam Houston (Arlington, Texas), No. 7 Gulliver Prep (Miami, Fla.), No. 9 Cathedral (Los Angeles, Calif.), No. 23 St. Paul’s (Covington, La.), No. 49 Melbourne (Melbourne, Fla.), Tampa Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) and Chandler (Chandler, Ariz.).  To read more on MVA’s 2016 MAST Championship win, please visit the following Orlando Sentinel article,“Montverde blanks St. Paul’s for MAST trophy, national title.” 

2016 MAST Champion: Montverde Academy

2nd Place – St. Paul’s School

3rd Place – Cathedral HS

4th Place – Melbourne HS

5th Place – Tampa Jesuit

6th Place – Sam Houston HS

7th Place –  Chandler HS

8th Place – Gulliver Prep

2016 MAST Most Valuable Person: Esteban Calvo – Montverde Academy

Golden Boot Award: Leonardo Novaes (Montverde Academy) and Alex Fuentes (Sam Houston)  3 ( Goals)

Best Save Award: Chase Vosvick – MVA PK’s

2016 MAST All-Tournament Team:

·        Forward – Alex Fuentes #14 Sam Houston

·        Forward – Royce Pope #11 Tampa Jesuit

·        Forward – Leonardo Novaes # 7 MVA

·        Midfielder – Irving Arviva #8 Cathedral

·        Midfielder – Connar Lufkin #3 Tampa Jesuit

·        Midfielder – Grayson Dupont #13 MVA

·        Defender – Michael Longo #17 St. Paul’s

·        Defender – Owen Twokoski #16 Melbourne

·        Defender – Esteban Calvo #5 MVA

·        Defender – Eddy Rodriguez #2 MVA

·        Best Goal Keeper – Derrick Gracia – Cathedral