Three weeks have passed since Gonzaga beat DeMatha in penalty kicks in the WCAC championship game , allowing coach Scott Waller ample time to reflect on the win that shattered the Stags’ 62-game unbeaten streak and cemented the Eagles’ finish atop the Post’s boys' soccer rankings.
But instead of resting on his laurels from this fall, Waller is already looking ahead to what awaits his club next season — which will almost certainly include one of the toughest schedules in the country again. Gonzaga (18-1-1) not only went on the road to play national powers Regis Jesuit (Colo.), Rockhurst (Mo.), Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) and Delbarton (N.J.), but it shutout all four teams, winning by a combined score of 11-0. The Eagles were never tested in the month of October or in their first two games of the WCAC tournament – winning nine games by a combined score of 46-3 before meeting the Stags (16-1-1) in the title game. Gonzaga has won five of the last seven WCAC championships.