The largest 24 schools participating in soccer were placed in Class A with the remaining schools placed in Class B.


Competition in Class A and Class B were divided into six districts.  The six district champions, plus two wild card teams, qualified for the state tournament.  The wild card teams for Class A were: Boys – Lincoln East and Millard West; Girls – Millard West and Omaha Burke. In Class B the wild card teams were: Boys – Blair and Omaha Skutt Catholic; Girls – Omaha Skutt Catholic and Omaha Duchesne Academy.


The first round and semifinal matches of the Class A Girls State Soccer Tournament was played at Omaha Westside Stadium with the finals at Omaha Bryan High Stadium. The Class A Boys State Soccer Tournament matches were played at Bryan. The tournament matches were played on May 11-13-14-15, 2002.  The Class B Girls State Soccer Tournament was played at Lincoln’s Abbott Sports Complex. Rain forced the postponed of the first round matches on May 12, forcing the Class B Girls Tournament to be played on consecutive days. The first round and semifinal matches of the Class B Boy State Soccer Tournament were played at Lincoln’s Seacrest Field with the championship at Abbott. Paid Attendance: 13,894.




Class A Girls

First Round

Omaha Marian 2, Millard South 1 SO

Omaha Burke 2, Lincoln Southeast 0

Omaha Westside 1, Millard West 0 OT

Columbus 2, Lincoln East 1



Omaha Marian 2, Omaha Burke 0

Omaha Westside 5, Columbus 1


Championship Final

Omaha Marian (16-2) 3, Omaha Westside (18-2) 2 SO

Championship Coach: Ed Dudley


Class A Boys

First Round

Lincoln East 4, Grand Island 0

Millard West 3, Lincoln High 2

Omaha Burke 3, Millard South 2

Omaha Westside 2, Omaha Creighton Prep 0



Lincoln East 2, Millard West 1

Omaha Burke 3, Omaha Westside 2


Championship Final

Lincoln East (16-2) 2, Omaha Burke (14-4) 1

Championship Coach: Jeff Hoham


Class B Girls

First Round

Gretna 4, Kearney Catholic 0

Lincoln Pius X 2, Ralston 0

Elkhorn 4, Omaha Duchesne Academy 3

Columbus Scotus 2, Omaha Skutt Catholic 2



Gretna 1, Lincoln Pius X 0

Columbus Scotus 3, Elkhorn 1


Championship Final

Columbus Scotus (16-4) 2, Gretna (17-3) 1

Championship Coach: Teri Schuller


Class B Boys

First Round

Schuyler 2, Columbus Scotus 1

Omaha Skutt Catholic 2, Kearney Catholic 1

Gretna 3, Lincoln Pius X 1

Blair 4, Conestoga 1



Schuyler 2, Omaha Skutt Catholic 1 SO

Gretna 1, Blair 0 OT


Championship Final

Gretna (14-5) 5, Schuyler (13-4) 1

Championship Coach: Shad Beam