In addition to having not allowed an opponent since a 1-0 semifinal loss to Parkersburg at last season's state tournament, 10 different players have scored for GW so far in 2013.
"I think this team is probably more deep than any team that we've had in a long time,' GW Coach Tom Hopper said. "We've got a number of quality players. That makes it easy for anybody to coach. It's just a question of keeping the kids focused in the right way and can you get some breaks."
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THE WVHSSCA rankings use a mathematical formula, rather than a poll. So far in 2013, it appears the math is being kind to boys and girls teams from the Kanawha Valley.
In Class AAA, the George Washington boys come in at No. 2 followed by defending state champion Hurricane at No. 9, South Charleston at No. 11 and Winfield at No. 15. Previously mentioned St. Albans is at No. 17 and Capital is tied at No. 20 with Parkersburg South.
On the girls' side, Winfield holds down the No. 1 ranking followed by Putnam County rival Hurricane at No. 2. GW is No.4 and Riverside is No. 14.
Charleston Catholic is in the top spot in both the boys and girls rankings for Class AA-A. No. 5 Sissonville joins the Irish on the boys' side with the Indians' girls team at No. 11. Herbert Hoover came in at No. 11.
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SIX TEAMS from West Virginia - three boys and three girls - appear in newest National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings released Tuesday afternoon.
On the boys side, Wheeling Park is ranked No. 24 nationally and No. 3 in Region 4. Joining the Park in Region 4 this week are No. 6 GW and No. 10 Charleston Catholic. Winfield's girls are ranked No. 22 in the country this week and No. 4 in Region 4. Charleston Catholic (No. 6) and Hurricane (No. 12) also appear in the regional rankings.
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