Published June 23, 2011
The St. Pius X High School boys soccer team has been named the Powerade Fab 50 national champions. Pius became the first team in Georgia to complete the season atop the Powerade Fab 50, which is compiled by ESPN Rise for High Schools.
St. Pius X completed the season with a record of 20-0-1. They also captured the Class AAA state championship with a 5-4 victory over Woodward Academy, for their second title in three years. Sophomore Tyler Alexander led the team with 18 goals this season, while senior goalie Andrew Wolverton recorded 13 shutouts. Junior Drew Morgan also scored 13 goals and sophomore Alex Kowalski chipped in 11 for the team.
First-year head coach David O’Shea said, “The team thoroughly deserves the award based on the hard work and effort that they have put in throughout the season. They work hard for each other and display a real sense of team unity both on and off the field. As well as their obvious talent, it is their drive and character that has propelled them to such a magnificent accolade.”
The boys program becomes the second soccer program at St. Pius X to be recognized as national champions in the last three years. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named the girls soccer program national champions in 2009.