This week the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has decided to add a third class for boys and girls soccer starting in the 2017-18 school year and will last through the 2018-19 year. The class division is based on enrollment from the Indiana Department of Education. Currently, there are 303 high schools that participate in boys soccer and 267 in girls soccer. It has not been determined how the addition of a third class will realign the state tournament this fall.
Only two schools; Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit and Guerin Catholic High School have been granted permission by the IHSAA to play up in Class 3A.
Notable high schools in central Indiana and their class placement:
Carmel High School 3A (Largest school in the state with 5,000 students).
Cathedral High School 3A
Ind. Arsenal Tech High School 3A (Only IPS high school in class 3A)
Roncalli High School 3A
Martinsville High School 3A
Jay County High School 2A (Largest 2A school with 1,060 students).
Beech Grove Sr High School 2A
Cardinal Ritter High School 2A
Lebanon Sr High School 2A
Danville High School 2A
Tri-West High School 2A
*Evansville (Reitz) Memorial 2A (Won 2A state title last year).
Bethesda Christian School 1A
Ind. Luthern High School 1A
Central Christian Academy 1A (Smallest school with a soccer team with an enrollment of 58).