Archive for the 'Girls Soccer' Tag Under 'OC Varsity' Category

    Edison's Cerda is Gatorade's state player of the year

    May 20th, 2014, 4:48 pm by BY ANTONIO MORALES

    MacKenzie Cerda put on an All-World display during the season for Edison's girls soccer team. 

    Cerda scored 13 goals and had six assists this season, and she scored five of her team's six goals in the Chargers postseason run to the Division 1 title game.

    And for her superb play, Cerda was named Gatorade State Player of the Year earlier today.

    "I was really in shock," Said Cerda about when she found out about the award. "I'm just super thankful, especially for all my teammates and my coaches. It's definitely a blessing."

    Cerda joins county athletes, such as Santa Margarita's Lauren Bohaboy (2010-11) and Mission Viejo's Lauren Matheson (2008-2009), as recent winners of the prestigious honor.

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    Girls soccer: Vega set to make college choice

    April 1st, 2014, 10:09 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    Segerstrom's Vivian Vega, who was the Golden West League MVP and led the county with 29 goals this season, is set to make her college decision.

    Vega will sign her National Letter of Intent with the University of Albany at 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon in a signing ceremony at Segerstrom, according to athletic director Nick Canzone.

    Vega helped the Jaguars reach the CIF-SS Division 6 semifinals and was named All-CIF for her efforts.

    Last week, Vega was named to the Register's girls soccer All-County second team.

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    Santa Margarita looks to add So Cal Regional title

    March 9th, 2014, 7:10 pm by By ANTONIO MORALES

    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 Torrey Pines of San Diego in the first round in Division 1. Both games are scheduled for Tuesday.

    St. Margaret’s, who won the Division 5 championship, will travel to Francis Parker of San Diego in a Division 3 first-round game Monday.

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    Girls soccer: Cerda out for Division 1 title game

    March 5th, 2014, 8:58 am by ANTONIO MORALES

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for the Edison girls soccer team on Tuesday.

    On one hand, there was the elation that came from a 1-0 win in the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals against Foothill.

    On the other, the Chargers' -- and arguably Orange County's -- best player, MacKenzie Cerda, was injured during a collision with Knights goalkeeper Justine Rendl in the 71st minute of the game.

    Cerda was forced to sit out the final nine minutes of the game after taking a knee to the ribs. An injury Cerda sustained during the collision will keep her out of the Division 1 championship game against Santa Margarita, Edison coach Kerry Crooks said via text on Wednesday morning.

    Before the collision, the UCLA-bound Cerda had scored five of the Chargers' six goals in the postseason, which included two game-winning goals.

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    Girls soccer: St. Margaret's back in playoffs, Sunny Hills out

    March 2nd, 2014, 4:40 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    St. Margaret's season appeared to be over with a loss in the CIF-SS Division 5 quarterfinals to top-seeded La Quinta of La Quinta on Friday. 

    But the Tartans will now advance to the semifinals after La Quinta violated CIF rules, the LA Times reported on Sunday. 

    A Blackhawks player, who had earned a red card in the previous game, was in attendance for her team's win against St. Margaret's.

    A player who has been ejected from a previous game cannot, knowingly or unknowingly, participate or attend the team's next contest, according to CIF Bylaw 2416, the Times' story states.

    With the La Quinta forfeit, St. Margaret's will now host San Marino in the semifinals with the right to play for the Division 5 championship at stake.

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    Girls soccer playoffs: Divisions 2-7 analysis

    February 17th, 2014, 6:29 pm by By ANTONIO MORALES

    Aside from the high concentration of teams placed in Division 1, most of the county's teams are scattered throughout different divisions.

    So we'll touch on the rest of them in this blog post.

    Team in prime position for a title

    Sunny Hills is the top seed in Divsion 2, and has made the championship game the past two seasons. Each of those campaigns ended in title game losses, though. This season, the Lancers bring a formidable defense and a stellar goalkeeper, Amanda Poertner, who has posted a school record 23 shutouts this season. Sunny Hills will possibly face tough competition from the likes of Chino Hills and West Torrance.

    Wild-card games

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    Girls soccer playoffs: Division 1 analysis

    February 17th, 2014, 4:49 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    Seeded teams

    1. Harvard Westlake (Mission League #1, 17-1-2, 9-0-1)

    2. Aliso Niguel (South Coast League #1, 14-3-1, 8-0)

    3. Foothill (Century League #1, 13-5-5, 10-2)

    4. Alta Loma (Baseline League #1, 18-3-4, 7-1-2)

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    Share your Signing Day news, photos with OCVarsity

    February 5th, 2014, 5:00 am by

    Today is the start of the winter period to sign National Letters of Intent, and OCVarsity will be covering all of the day's events.

    We'll have signing news throughout the day plus photo slideshows. All of the recruiting content will be free to our visitors.

    If you're an athlete who plans to officially sign your NLI on Wednesday, please email the information to us at (We will not be including college commitments, only official signings.) 

    And parents and coaches, please email us photos of your athletes signing. (Please make sure you clearly identify each person in the photo.) These photos can be emailed to

    Here are the sports that can officially sign during the winter period:

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    Signing Day: Twins headline banner day for Santa Margarita

    February 5th, 2014, 3:03 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    The Klawunder twins -- Kaitlin and Taylor -- ensured they will be playing with each other well past high school on Wednesday.

    The sisters, who play soccer at Santa Margarita,signed their letters of intent to play at Notre Dame.

    It was a big day for the Eagles girls soccer program, as 11 girls signed letters of intent to play at four-year universities.

    Among some other notables were Natalie Willis,who will stay close to home and play at USC, Heather Walleigh, who will play at Cal, and Kennedy Kraft, who signed with Ohio State. 

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    CIF-SS to reduce playoff teams in 10 sports

    January 29th, 2014, 2:19 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    The CIF-Southern Section Council today approved a proposal that will reduce the number of playoff teams in several sports, including baseball, softball and soccer.

    Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, teams that do not finish high enough in their leagues' final standings to automatically qualify for the playoffs still must have overall records of .500 or better to qualify as at-large playoff teams, but there must be openings in the bracket for at-large teams.

    Previously, wild-card round games were created to involve all .500-or-better teams. Now, .500-or-better teams could could be denied a playoff berth if their division lacks an opening.

    The sports affected are baseball, boys and girls soccer, softball, boys and girls water polo, boys and girls tennis and boys and girls volleyball.

    The CIF-SS Council also voted to support a CIF State proposal that would create state swimming and diving championships. That proposal goes to a vote of the CIF State Federated Council that meets Friday and Saturday. The CIF-Southern Section is one of 10 sections in the state CIF.

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