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  • 2015-16 All-County girls soccer: First team By ANDREW TURNER
    The Register’s All-County girls soccer team. FIRST TEAM Danielle Solaru Northwood, Forward, Sr. The Regist
    Fri Mar 25, 2016
  • Girls soccer player of the year: Danielle Solaru, Northwood By ANDREW TURNER
    When a new face takes over a program, it can be an uneasy feeling for both the coach and the players. The players of the old guard look within their ranks for a source of leadership, and luckily for Northwood’s girls soccer team, they didn’t have to look too hard to find one. Two years ago, Cory Dilbeck started
    Fri Mar 25, 2016
  • Girls soccer coach of the year: Greg Aviles, Yorba Linda By ANDREW TURNER
    Greg Aviles has headed Yorba Linda’s girls soccer program since the school opened in 2009, and each season begins with him addressing the team’s goals. Those goals have never changed, as Aviles makes it his mission to produce confident players who are also great students, and then having them translate that success to
    Fri Mar 25, 2016
  • All-County girls soccer: Second, third teams By ANDREW TURNER
    The Register’s All-County girls soccer teams. SECOND TEAM Lauren Brzykcy, San Clemente, Jr. Ally Cook, Tesoro, Fr. Maddi Desiano, Aliso Niguel, So. Machaela George, Santa Margarita, Sr. Abby Greubel, Foothill, So.
    Fri Mar 25, 2016
  • 2015-16 All-CIF girls soccer teams
    {Note: We updated this story with Division 3 team. That information will also be published in Tuesday's Register.}  ALL-CIF GIRLS SOCCER Division 1 Player of the year: Natalie Kennedy, Santa Margarita Coach of the year: Chuck Morales, Santa Margarita First team:
    Fri Mar 18, 2016
  • San Clemente's Finnerty ends era of excellence By ANDREW TURNER
    A legend in Orange County’s girls soccer community is hanging up her cleats. After contemplating retirement for several years, San Clemente’s Stacey Finnerty made it official when she talked to Tritons athletic director Jon Hamro and her team in early March. Finnerty coached the Tritons for 16 seasons, winning five CI
    Thu Mar 17, 2016
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Halle Walls, Yorba Linda By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    HALLE WALLS YORBA LINDA SOCCER GPA: 4.83 Walls is a senior midfielder for the Mustangs. She’s a four-year varsity member and two-year captain. She helped lead the Mustangs to the CIF-SS Division 3 finals and to the CIF SoCal Regional playoffs. Walls is ranked third overall in her
    Tue Mar 15, 2016
  • Four O.C. players earn All-CIF player of the year awards
    Four players from Orange County - Sunny Hills' Herminio Padilla, Godinez's Bryan Ibarra, Garden Grove's Derek Ayala and Santa Margarita's Natalie Kennedy - were selected as the All-CIF soccer player of the year for their division. In boys soccer, Padilla was selected the top player in Division 2, while Ibarra
    Tue Mar 15, 2016
  • Girls soccer player of the week: Madison Curry, Santa Margarita By ANDREW TURNER
    Madison Curry Santa Margarita The freshman defender scored four goals in three games during the CIF Southern California Regionals. She had two goals in the Eagles’ 5-0 win over Tesoro in the Division I final at Santiago Canyon College on Saturday.
    Mon Mar 14, 2016
  • Santa Margarita finishes season with a resounding victory By ANDREW TURNER
    ORANGE – Freshman defender Madison Curry played sparingly for Santa Margarita’s girls soccer team during the Trinity League season. She said she was always anxious before kickoff, and that feeling intensified with each step that took the Eagles deeper in the postseason. But her performance didn’t show it. C
    Sat Mar 12, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: All of Saturday's action, drama (3-12-16)
    This was no ordinary Saturday for Orange County’s high school teams and athletes. The collision of winter and spring sports created a unique situation where teams in a large variety of sports - basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball and hockey - participated in signifcant games. OC
    Sat Mar 12, 2016
  • Tesoro, Santa Margarita expect passionate rematch By ANDREW TURNER
    Tesoro girls soccer coach George Deverrick has humorously dubbed these playoffs “the season that never ends.” Such a description portrays the wear and tear of a long postseason run, but for Deverrick’s team, it has led to a great opportunity. The Titans take on Santa Margarita in the final of the CIF Sout
    Fri Mar 11, 2016
  • Regionals final preview: Santa Margarita vs. Tesoro By ANDREW TURNER
    CIF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONALS FINAL Division I Santa Margarita (21-5-2) vs. Tesoro (24-6-3) Where/when: Santiago Canyon College, Saturday, 3 p.m. Fan info: Tickets, $12 general admission; $8 seniors, children and students (with valid ASB card). A daily parking pass is require
    Fri Mar 11, 2016
  • Regionals roundup: El Dorado dealt another heart-breaking loss By ANDREW TURNER
    Some things are worth waiting for. Girls soccer fans didn’t have to wait long for a rematch of the CIF-SS Division 3 semifinals. The first game ended in golden-goal overtime, and nine days later, Act Two did not disappoint. Hailey Zerbel provided the winner in the 84th minute as top-seeded South Hills of West Covina
    Thu Mar 10, 2016
  • Girls soccer regionals: Thursday's scores, updated schedule
    Scores and updated schedule for the CIF Southern California Regionals for girls soccer. GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION ISemifinals, ThursdayTesoro 4, Taft 0Santa Margarita 2, Torrey Pines 1 DIVISION IISemifinals, ThursdayCathedral/San Diego 1, Newbury Park 0Pal
    Thu Mar 10, 2016
  • Santa Margarita strikes late, sets up rematch with Tesoro By NATHAN PERCY
    ORANGE – Sometimes you just need a little help from the stands. With the score knotted at 1-1 between Santa Margarita and Torrey Pines late in the second half, a spectator on the Eagles' side made an observation clear. “They’re looking into the sun,” he shouted. Moments later, Eagles freshman Ma
    Thu Mar 10, 2016
  • Weary Tesoro finds way to advance in regionals By ANDREW TURNER
    Tesoro’s girls soccer team had put together one of the more impressive runs to get to a CIF-SS final. After falling to Santa Margarita in the Division 1 title game on Saturday, Titans coach George Deverrick said his team looked lethargic on Tuesday in the opening round of the regional playoffs. But what Deverrick des
    Tue Mar 08, 2016
  • Girls soccer regionals: Scores, schedule
    The scores and schedule for the CIF Southern Regional Championships for girls soccer.  GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION IQuarterfinals, TuesdayTaft 5, Clovis East 3Tesoro 1, Rancho Cucamonga 0Torrey Pines 1, Chino Hills 1 (Torrey Pines advances on PKs, 3-
    Tue Mar 08, 2016
  • Girls soccer final O.C. top 10 By ANDREW TURNER
    The Register's final O.C. top 10 for the 2015-16 season. FINAL O.C. TOP 10 1. Santa Margarita 2. Tesoro 3. Mater Dei 4. Aliso Niguel 5. Huntington Beach 6. Edison 7. Northwood 8. Yorba Linda 9. San Clemente 10. Troy Also receiving votes:
    Mon Mar 07, 2016
  • Girls soccer athlete of the week: Kristin Daniels, Santa Margarita By ANDREW TURNER
    Kristin Daniels Santa Margarita The sophomore defender scored two goals to lead the Eagles to a 3-1 victory over Tesoro in the CIF-SS Division 1 championship game Saturday. Santa Margarita has won titles in two of the past three years.
    Mon Mar 07, 2016
  • Girls soccer: SoCal Regionals schedule
    The schedule for the CIF Southern California Girls Soccer Championships. GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION IQuarterfinals, Tuesday, 4 p.m.Taft at Clovis EastRancho Cucamonga at TesoroC
    Sun Mar 06, 2016
  • Daniels helps Santa Margarita ride momentum to victory By ANDREW TURNER
    CORONA – A humbled Chuck Morales hoisted a CIF-SS championship plaque for the seventh time Saturday night. In reflection, the Santa Margarita girls soccer coach noted that such accomplishments don’t happen without great players. There were marvelous performances all over the field for the Eagles on Saturday, an
    Sat Mar 05, 2016
  • Yorba Linda's thrill ride ends with disappointment By ANDREW TURNER
    CORONA – Defeat is agony. Perhaps it was the fear of such a feeling that sparked Yorba Linda’s girls soccer team to so many memorable victories in the CIF-SS playoffs. The Mustangs dug deep into their bag of miracles one last time, but their comeback fell short. Top-seeded South Hills of West Covina defeated Yorba Lin
    Sat Mar 05, 2016
  • Northwood takes misstep in Div. 2 final By MICHAEL AMBROSE
    DOWNEY – Natasa Eleftheriou is listed as a defender on her team’s roster, however, the free-kick specialist’s two goals lifted Palos Verdes of Palos Verdes Estates over Northwood, 3-2, in the CIF-SS Division 2 girls soccer championship Saturday at Warren High. Eleftheriou took advantage of costly Northwood fouls,
    Sat Mar 05, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Championship Saturday's action, drama (3-5-16)
    There were great plays, big celebrations and a few tears for the Orange County teams and athletes competing on what is commonly called Championship Saturday - the day when titles are up for grabs in boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer and boys wrestling. The action started in the morning, with the Orange Lutheran and Sonora
    Sat Mar 05, 2016