Fort Lauderdale

St. Thomas Aquinas Recognized As Best High School Athletic Program In The Country

St. Thomas Aquinas has the best high school athletic program in the country, according to MaxPreps’ rankings released Monday.

The Fort Lauderdale-based high school won girls soccer, girls volleyball, boys cross country, boys lacrosse and football state championships.

The Raiders’ football program is ranked No. 6 nationally. The girls volleyball and boys lacrosse teams are also ranked in the national top 10.

MaxPreps uses a points system to create its rankings. Schools receive points for winning a state championship or finishing second.

St. Thomas Aquinas was awarded 930 points.

American Heritage in Plantation earned 684 points and was ranked No. 20.

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