PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jesuit High School has the top-ranked high school athletics program in the nation, according to national high school sports network MaxPreps.
MaxPreps awarded Jesuit with the 2015-16 MaxPreps Cup last week for finishing at the top of its end-of-season national rankings.
Jesuit won nine 6A state championships during the 2015-16 school year, in girls and boys swimming, girls soccer, girls volleyball, football, boys tennis, girls track, softball and baseball.
MaxPreps determines its rankings by the number of state titles and second-place finishes, weighted by size of playoff division, size of state and type of sport.
Jesuit Athletic Director Mike Hughes said the honor reflects the overall excellence of the school's athletic program.
"We aren't just a basketball or football school -- those programs are great -- but we pride ourselves on being well rounded, on having depth in all our sports, including volleyball, swimming, tennis and so on," Hughes said.
Jesuit has now won the MaxPreps Cup twice -- its previous win was in 2010. The school was also recognized as the top high school sports program in the country by Sports Illustrated in 2007.
"We are fortunate to have coaches who are knowledgeable, fully committed to our mission, and who know how to get young people to buy in to a team-first ethic in a me-first world," said Jesuit Principal Paul Hogan in a post on his blog.
"We (also) have talented student-athletes who know that hard work will trump talent every time, especially in high school."
Jesuit was also awarded the 6A All-Sports Award and won the 12th Oregonian Cup for its high school athletics achievements during the 2015-16 school year.