Boys Soccer History

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 12 championships to lead all schools. Whitefish Bay is next on the list with six titles, and The Prairie School has won five. Xavier has won four titles with Brookfield East, Cedarburg, Delavan-Darien, Madison West, Neenah and Notre Dame all having won three. Homestead, Muskego, Oregon, Racine St. Catherine's, Sheboygan Christian and Wauwatosa East have each won two.

Brookfield East has appeared in the most State Tournaments with 17. Marquette and Neenah are next on the list of appearances with 16. Madison West has qualified for State 14 times, and Middleton and Whitefish Bay are next with 13. Racine Horlick has appeared in 12 State Tournaments, and Cedarburg is the only other program in double-figures with 10 appearances.

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 and 2014-16). Whitefish Bay is the only other program, besides Marquette, to win at least two straight championships three times (2000-03, 2010-12 and 2014-15). Madison West, Neenah, Notre Dame, Sheboygan County Christian, The Prairie School and Xavier have won two straight championships once. Whitefish Bay (1982-83), Neenah (1985-86) and Madison West (1987-88) each won consecutive titles when the tournament featured a one-division format.

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