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WSN Cup Standings: Arrowhead, Catholic Memorial, Darlington lead after fall sports

01/06/2017, 8:45am CST
By Travis Wilson

To view the full WSN Cup Standings, please click here.

The WSN Cup is an award that honors schools that provide and achieve success in many of the WIAA sponsored sports. The award totals points earned in both boys and girls sports. All WIAA sponsored sports are included as part of the scoring for the award.

It comes as no surprise to see Arrowhead on top of the Large Schools Division (enrollment over 1000 students), as the Warhawks have won the WSN Cup each of its first nine years of existence. Arrowhead's 460 points is not only the highest Large School total, it is the highest of any school regardless of size. While the football team did not see the success we've become accustomed to, there were plenty of highlights, including a state championship by the girls golf team and runner-up finishes in both boys and girls cross country. In addition, the girls swimming and diving squad took third at state, the boys volleyball team made it to the state tournament, and the boy soccer team was in a sectional final. Arrowhead was the only school to score points in every fall sport. Middleton is not far behind with 415 points, while Sun Prairie, Homestead, and Neenah round out the top five.

Catholic Memorial is on top of the Medium Schools Division (enrollment 500-100), as the Crusaders are chasing their first ever WSN Cup trophy after many years coming up just short. The Crusaders have a lead of 125 points on the next closest school, thanks to a trio of fall sports state championships in football, girls volleyball, and boys volleyball. The boys soccer team also advanced to a sectional final. Rounding out the top five are Notre Dame, Whitefish Bay, three-time defending champion Madison Edgewood, and McFarland.

With a pair of state titles and runner-up finish in the fall sports season, Darlington is out to an early lead in the Small Schools Division (enrollment below 500). The Redbirds' boys and girls cross country teams captured state championships under legendary head coach Arnie Miehe, who was named the 2015 National Coach of the Year by the NFHS Coaches Association. It was a sixth consecutive state title by the boys squad. The football team finished as the Division 6 runner-up for a fourth straight year. Defending champion Aquinas is not far behind, with Regis, Lourdes Academy, Cedar Grove-Belgium, and The Prairie School rounding out the top six.

Here are the Top Five schools in each division:

Large Schools:

Arrowhead - 460
Middleton - 415
Sun Prairie - 337
Homestead - 309
Neenah - 273

Medium Schools:

Catholic Memorial - 365
Notre Dame - 240
Whitefish Bay - 239
Madison Edgewood - 220
McFarland - 193

Small Schools:

Darlington - 290
Aquinas - 247
Regis - 205
Lourdes Academy - 200
Cedar Grove-Belgium - 165
The Prairie School - 165

To view the full WSN Cup Standings, please click here.

Divisions - Starting in 2008-09 schools will be placed in three divisions. The Large School Division is for schools with enrollment over 1000. Medium Schools are classified as 500 to 1000 and Small School division is below 500. In 2007-08 schools with enrollments of 900 or more were in the large school division while schools with enrollments up to 900 were in the small schools division. 

Points - Points are awarded for finishes in the state tournament of every team sport. Generally, the top 32 teams in each sport are awarded points. If less than 32 teams participate in a non-bracket sport state meet then those are the only schools that are awarded points. For Co-op teams the total points are divided equally amongst all schools in the co-op.

For more information on the WSN Cup award and to see the full scoring system and rules, please click here.

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