Typically, when All-CIF-SS selections are released, the MVP of each division usually comes from the school that won the CIF championship.
Edison finished this season as the runner-up in Division 1, but senior forward MacKenzie Cerda was so dominant in the postseason, there was no choice but to name her the Division 1 MVP.
Santa Margarita girls soccer coach Chuck Morales will tell you he has had more talented teams, more skilled ones than the squad he had this season.
This Eagles team had willpower, though.
With that inner strength and Morales’ coaching, Santa Margarita won the CIF-SS Division 1 championship, the program’s first
Alexa Barbaresi, St. Margaret’s, Sr.
Shelby Brown, Corona del Mar, Jr.
Naydeen Cabalo, Villa Park, Sr.
Grace Chalmers, St. Margaret’s, So.
Sarah Cobb, Foothill, Sr.
Kaycee Hoover, Troy, Sr.
Bolt helped lead the Knights to the CIF semifinals before losing to Edison 1-0. She is enrolled in IB Biology HL, IB Mathematics SL, IB English 2 HL, Spanish 5 AP, IB History of the Americas HL and IB Theory of Knowledge. Bolt is an International Ba
Edison senior MacKenzie Cerda, who scored five goals in the Chargers’ run to the CIF-SS girls soccer championship match, was selected most valuable player in Division 1, the CIF-SS announced.
Cerda scored the winning goal in two of the Chargers’ four postseason victories.
Santa Margarita coach Chuck Morales
Ghotbi scored the deciding goal in Santa Margarita's CIF-SS Division 1 championship victory over Edison. She also scored a goal against Harvard-Westlake of Studio City in the semifinals to force overtime, and the Eagles eventually won in penalty kicks.
Any thought that the Santa Margarita girls soccer team would have a letdown after winning a CIF-SS championship lasted for about five minutes Tuesday.
Much like in the Division 1 championship game on Saturday, the Eagles pounced on their opponent early, then coasted the rest of the way.
Heather Walleigh and Kassidy Gorm
In the CIF Southern California Regional Girls Soccer Championships pairings, Santa Margarita will look to add to its CIF-SS Division 1 title with a regional Division 2 championship.
The Eagles will play host to Southern Section Division 2 runner-up Hart of Santa Clarita. Edison, who fell to Santa Margarita on Saturday, will play at Torre
CORONA – Twelve years had passed since Santa Margarita last won a CIF title in girls soccer.
It took 80 minutes to erase that 12-year drought on Saturday night.
It wasn't pretty, but the result was beautiful for the Eagles, who pulled ahead of Edison early and cruised the rest of the way to claim a CIF-SS championship with
CORONA – There are only two seniors on the St. Margaret’s girls soccer team’s roster.
On a team as young as the Tartans, it’s only fitting one of those senior veterans won them a CIF-SS championship on Saturday.
Alexa Barbaresi nailed a clutch penalty kick with two minutes left in double overtime to
Saturday could be remembered as the greatest day in the history of Orange County high school sports.
You don't believe us? OK, consider this:
There were 17 county teams competing for CIF-SS titles in basketball and soccer.
Those teams were taking part in 15 championship games.
All of it happened in one day and eve
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Early in her playing days, Santa Margarita goalkeeper Christina Kosmala was asked by a coach if she wanted to be known as “Christina” or “Tina.”
Kosmala said she didn’t have a preference, so her coach decided to call her “Bob.”
Most of her current tea
The CIF-SS released the times and locations for the boys and girls socceer championship games this week.
Here is the information for the Orange County teams:
Edison vs. Santa Margarita at Corona High, Saturday, 5 p.m.
St. Margaret's vs. La Canada at
MacKenzie Cerda did everything in her power to put the Edison girls soccer team on the brink of playing in the CIF-SS Division 1 final.
Cerda scored her fifth goal of the postseason early to give the Chargers a one-goal lead against Foothill.
But when Cerda took an apparent knee to the ribs during a collision with Knights
YORBA LINDA – Yorba Linda goalkeeper Allie Jara was nothing short of perfect in February.
The junior posted seven consecutive shutouts, helping the Mustangs compile a 7-0 record in that span, including two wins in the opening rounds of the postseason.
On Monday, Jara was brilliant in net yet again. Unfortunately for
Cerda was a large factor in the Chargers reaching the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals. She scored the winning goal against Sea View League champion Capistrano Valley, then added two goals against South Coast League champion Aliso Niguel in the quarterfinals.
This week's Winter Notebook items from OCVarsity's reporters:
The season appeared to be over for the St. Margaret's girls soccer team after it lost to top-seeded La Quinta of La Quinta on Friday in the CIF-SS Division 5 quarterfinals.
But the CIF-SS ruled over the weekend that the Tartans were back in