Swope Soccer Village will host the 32nd Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Girls Soccer State Championships from June 1-4 featuring the semifinals, finals and consolation matches for the following four classes:
Class 4 Qualifiers (Largest 64 schools in MSHSAA)
St. Joseph's Academy High School Angels (St. Louis, 20-2-1)
Lee’s Summit High School Tigers (Lee's Summit, 23-1)
Cor Jesu Academy High School Chargers (St. Louis, 14-10)
St. Teresa's Academy High School Stars (Kansas City, 18-4)
Class 3 Qualifiers (Next largest 64 schools in MSHSAA)
Visitation Academy High School Vivettes (St. Louis, 16-6-1)
Rockwood Summit High School Falcons (Fenton, 26-1-1)
Incarnate Word Academy High School Red Knights (St. Louis, 18-5-1)
Notre Dame de Sion High School Storm (Kansas City, 18-5)
Class 2 Qualifiers (Next largest 64 schools in MSHSAA)
Notre Dame High School Rebels (St. Louis, 9-13)
Pembroke Hill High School Raiders (Kansas City, 14-7-1)
Duchesne High School Pioneers (St. Charles, 15-4)
St. Pius X High School Warriors (Kansas City, 19-3)
Class 1 Qualifiers (All remaining schools in MSHSAA)
Saxony Lutheran High School Crusaders (Jackson, 20-1)
Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School Trailblazers (Columbia, 12-13)
Trinity Catholic High School Titans (St. Louis, 13-7-2)
Summit Christian Academy High School Eagles (Lee's Summit, 18-4)
Reigning state champions in italics
Eleven of the 16 teams participating in the 2016 MSHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships are returning to the final four for a second consecutive season, including all four reigning state champions seeking to defend their titles. Duchesne High School, led by head coach Pat Turner, will be aiming for a fourth straight state championship.
Three teams are currently nationally ranked by TopDrawerSoccer.com: Rockwood Summit (No. 8), Lee's Summit (No. 9, pictured above) and St. Joseph's Academy (No. 11). Rockwood Summit's roster is highlighted by sophomore Anna Lawler, who was recently named Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Missouri.
The Class 1 and Class 2 semifinals will be played on June 1, followed by the championship and consolation matches on June 2. Class 3 and Class 4 semifinals will take place on June 3 to set the stage for the final day of competition on June 4. Visit MSHSAA.org for schedule information, including match-ups, kick-off times and championship brackets.
All games will be played on the Children's Mercy Victory Field, home to the Swope Park Rangers (USL) and FC Kansas City (NWSL), and will be streamed live on www.MSHSAA.tv. Tickets will be sold on site and will grant admission for all matches played that day.
Swope Soccer Village will host the MSHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships from 2016-2020. In addition, the state-of-the-art complex serves as the site of the Big 12 Soccer Championship (2013 - present) and NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Soccer Championships (2016-17).
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