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Posted On: 10/8/21 11:20 AM

Regardless of the hours of phone calls and hundreds of texts and emails to get a preseason handle on the high school soccer teams, there are always going to be major surprises.

Today, I take a look at five of those schools that have surprised pretty much everyone, perhaps themselves with undefeated seasons.

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Fishers (Ind.) — There was a clear No. 1 in Indiana when the season started — and that was Noblesville. As Indiana began postseason play this week, Noblesville remains the team to beat. But there’s one instate squad that might give Noblesville a run for their money — a band of youngsters from Fishers, which, like Noblesville, also located the Indianapolis suburbs. Coming off a 12-7-1 season in 2020, there was certainly no reason nationally to pay attention to Fishers. But that position changed on Aug. 30, when Fishers played Noblesville to a scoreless draw. Fishers followed up that result with an undefeated run this year and enters the weekend matches at 15-0-2. Forty-five of the team’s 64 goals have been scored by underclass players, which includes junior standouts Keiji Nakamae and Noah Reinhart Noah Reinhart M Fishers | 2023 IN , who have combined for 34 goals

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