VIDEO: Padua Soccer finishes 13th in national rankings
Padua's girls soccer team claimed their second straight state title earlier this month, and coaches around the country took notice, naming them the 13th best team in the country competing this spring.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America gave the Pandas their second straight Top-15 ranking after Padua finished off a 17-1-1 season with a shootout victory over Charter School of Wilmington in the title game earlier this month.
Coach Joe Brown said in a release, "It's very difficult to repeat as a state champion, and the coaching staff is very proud of how hard the team worked. This is a huge accomplishment for such a young team after losing eight seniors in 2012."
Padua finished 9th in last year's NSCAA poll after an 18-0-1 campaign.
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