Girls soccer team wins Mission League title

Jackson Mayer

The girls soccer team won their final game of the season against Chaminade 2-1 on Feb. 2, winning the Mission League title. The team finished the regular season with a league record of 8-1-1 and an overall record of 11-5-3.

Captain and Defender Dani Lynch ’23 said the game against Chaminade will prove to be helpful in preparing the team for the upcoming playoffs.

“I think the game [against Chaminade] is one we can learn from and use as an opportunity to prepare and strengthen where necessary for our next opponent,” Lynch said. “Chaminade was very physical and a great test for us before our CIF [playoff] run.”

Lynch said the team will approach the playoffs with the same high level of intensity that they showed in games through the season. 

“We are treating the playoffs with the same mindset as we have for every game this year,” Lynch said. “We want to play well, with intensity and to achieve a successful outcome.”

The team won each of their past five games, four of them shutouts. Midfielder Gemma Ozturk ’25 said the team’s recent success and Mission League championship will help support their confidence as they compete in the postseason.

“It feels amazing to have won the Mission League,” Ozturk said. “It positively affects our team’s morale going into the playoffs, as we were still figuring out how the team worked together at the start of the season. We are definitely on an upward trajectory [going into the postseason], and we are preparing for the playoffs by addressing team strengths and weaknesses.”

Winger Jaida Pryor ’25 said the higher level of league competition this year made the team’s Mission League championship win even more impressive.

“It feels great to have won Mission League, especially because we added two new really good teams in our league,” Pryor said. “In comparison to last season, we did have more tough games, but as a team we have continued to improve throughout the season.”

Pryor said  despite the team’s achievement, they still need to continue to train hard in order to see the playoff success that they aspire to achieve.

“Although it is great to have won league. Wwe still have a lot to work on we have some plays that we need to focus and execute better as we start playoffs soon,” Pryor said. “We will be watching more film on our team, looking at things we can do better offensively and defensively, and of course still practicing and lifting.

“We want to make it as far as we can in the playoffs.”