The WIAA began sponsoring a tournament program in boys soccer in 1982. Whitefish Bay won the first team championship by defeating Brookfield East, 2-0, in the title game.
The first State Tournament was held at Menomonee Falls. It moved to Neenah in 1983 and was held in Madison from 1988-2002. In 2003, the State Tournament was moved to its current location at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.
In 1992, a two-division format was instituted for the first time, with eight schools in the Division 1 State tournament and four schools in Division 2. The three-division format was introduced in 2002. Eight schools qualified in Division 1 and four qualified in Divisions 2 and 3. In 2013, the four-division format was introduced with four teams qualifying in each of the divisions.
Marquette has won 10 championships to lead all schools. The Prairie School has won five, and Whitefish Bay and Xavier both have won four titles. Brookfield East, Cedarburg, Madison West, Neenah and Notre Dame have each won three. Delavan-Darien, Homestead, Muskego, Oregon, Sheboygan County Christian and Wauwatosa East have each won two.
Brookfield East has appeared in the most State Tournaments with 17. Neenah is next on the list of appearances with 16 with Marquette next with 14. Madison West has qualified for State 13 times, and Middleton and Racine Horlick are next with 12. Whitefish Bay and Cedarburg are the only other programs in double-figures with 11 and 10 appearances, respectively.
Marquette is the only school to win four consecutive titles (2000-03). In addition, the Hilltoppers are the only program to win three in a row (2010-12). Madison West, Neenah, Notre Dame, Sheboygan County Christian, The Prairie School, Whitefish Bay and Xavier have won two straight championships. Whitefish Bay (1982-83), Neenah (1985-86) and Madison West (1987-88) each won consecutive titles when the tournament featured a one-division format.
The Prairie School and Whitefish Bay are the only schools besides Marquette to have won back-to-back titles twice. The Prairie School won consecutive championships in 2004-05 and from 2010-11. Whitefish Bay won consecutive titles in 1982-83 when there was only one division, and then won a Division 1 championship in 1994 followed by a Division 2 title in 1995.
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