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Badgers boys' soccer team wins national recognition

Posted April 2, 2014

The Tucson High Magnet School boys' soccer team will be recognized for its outstanding 2013-14 season by the MaxPreps Tour of Champions and the Army National Guard on Friday.

The team is one of only 10 boys' high school soccer teams in the nation to be honored on the tour. The Badgers will be presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy.

The Badgers finished the 2013-14 season undefeated and became the first AIA boys' soccer team to win a state championship in the school's history. It is the school's first team in any sport to win a state title in the past 26 years.

"I am very proud of how the team has represented the school and the district on the national stage," said Kevin Amidan, the assistant principal at Tucson High who oversees activities and athletics.

The team made its way to the state title by allowing only two goals during the playoffs and scoring 11 goals. Over the course of the season, the team never lost a player to grade problems and received no red cards, which referees can issue for misconduct on the field.

MaxPreps, which selected Tucson High for the honor, is an online sports organization and ranks more than 14,000 varsity high school boys' soccer teams each year. Along with the trophy, the Army National Guard and MaxPreps will present the team with a rafter banner and t-shirts.

Photo of Tucson High Magnet School boys' soccer team receiving recognition at Board Meeting.
THMS boys' soccer team receiving recognition at TUSD Governing Board meeting