Nebraska high school state soccer tournament preview

Posted at 3:38 PM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 16:38:47-04

The 2017 NSAA Soccer Championship field is set, with a lot of familiar faces making the trip to Morrison Stadium.

Class A Boys

Omaha South comes into the Class A tournament as the defending state champion. In 2016, the Packers took down Creighton Prep in the state title game 1-0 to claim their second championship in school history. This year, the No. 2 Junior Jays and No. 7 Omaha South will face off in the first round. 

Omaha Westside comes in with the No. 1 seed in Class A after posting a 15-2 regular-season record and an 8-0 win over Fremont in the district championship game. The Warriors will face off against No. 8 Lincoln East in the first round.

Millard West is the No. 5 seed with a 12-7 regular season record. The Wildcats were taken down in the district title game by Lincoln East, but earned a wild-card into the tournament and will take on No. 4 Lincoln North Star in the first round.

Class B Boys

Elkhorn South holds the top seed in the Class B side of the boys tournament after posting a perfect 17-0 record in the regular season. The Storm will face off against No. 8 Gretna in the first round. Gretna took down Omaha Skutt in the district championship game to earn a spot in the tournament.

Ralston also finished the season strong with a 15-7 record, earning the No. 7 seed. The Rams will take on No. 2 South Sioux City in the first round.

Class A Girls

Marian returns to a very familiar spot in the state tournament as the No. 1 seed in Class A. The Crusaders are seeking their 14th state championship in school history and fifth title in the last seven years. Marian will take on No. 8 Norfolk in the first round. 

No. 2 Millard North will have a first round matchup with No. 7 Papillion La-Vista Thursday. The Mustangs only recorded two losses during the regular season, while Papio posted an 11-6 record. 

No. 4 Millard West and No. 5 Westside meet in the first round, while No. 6 Millard South will take on No. 3 Lincoln Southwest.

Class B Girls

The Elkhorn South girls team is also the No. 1 seed in their respective tournament after posting a 16-2 regular season record. The Storm made three consecutive state finals appearances from 2013-2015 and took the crown in 2015. The Storm's girl's team will also take on No. 8 Gretna in the first round.

The No. 4 seeded Skutt Catholic girls head to the state tournament as the defending state champions. The Skyhawks are seeking their third state championship in five years and will kick off the first round against No. 5 Columbus.