Girls Soccer wins CIF-SS Division I Championship


Amelia Scharff

The squad embraces after a goal at Ted Slavin Field in a game against San Clemente High School on May 14.

Amelia Scharff

The girls soccer team defeated Villa Park High School in the Division I CIF-SS Championship on May 29 at Fred Kelly Stadium. This 5-0 win against the Spartans advances the Wolverines to the regional playoffs and marks an undefeated, 15-0 season for the Wolverines.

This win included three goals from top scorer Alyssa Thompson ’23 and one goal each from Brooke Stanford ’21 and Natalie Barnouw ’21. 

Defender Jade Stanford ’22 said that she was really proud of her squad especially with all of the work the squad has put in this season. 

“Winning CIF was such an amazing experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to win with,” Jade Stanford said. “I’m so proud of the whole team and all we have accomplished this year and I can’t wait to finish off the season with regionals this week.”

Offender Sophia Haynes ’22 said her favorite part of the game was when everyone ran out onto the field at the end of the game. 

“It was the last 10 seconds of the game and we all counted down the seconds together and then we all stormed the field,” Haynes said. 

Looking forward, the team is going to compete in the state regional competition, with the squad’s first competition on June 1 against Torrey High School at Ted Slavin Field at 5 p.m. Because of the quick turn-around, Haynes said the squad isn’t as prepared as it has been in the past. 

“We didn’t have any practice or any film sessions for the game,” Haynes. “So we’re kind of going into today’s game a little bit unprepared. We haven’t scouted this team like we did other teams in the playoffs, but we are ready.”