Are local girls better than boys at sports?
In the eyes of the CIF-SS, that may be true. On Tuesday the all-CIF teams for winter sports were announced and not one player from a boys’ team serving Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton or Westminster was honored.
Vidalia Abarca of Los Amigos was named Division 5 Player of the Year in girls’ soccer and Lobo coach Cassidy Abad was D-5 Coach of the Year. LAHS won the division crown.
Here are the honorees:
Division 2AA basketball
- Megan McIntyre, Huntington Beach, sophomore
Division 5 soccer
- Vidalia Abarca, Los Amigos, senior forward
- Mya Rodriguez, Los Amigos, senior defender
- Jennifer Rincon, Los Amigos, junior midfielder
- Vanessa Sanchez, Los Amigos, junior defender.
Division 2 water polo
- Shanna Davidson, Huntington Beach, freshman
Division 4 water polo
- Delaney Lewellyn, Edison, junior.
Farewell to Pacifica’s Mark Campbell
Mark Campbell, the softball coach at Pacifica High School, fell ill Sunday at a travel team game in La Mirada and died on Monday at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.
The Mariner mentor has been coaching at PHS since 2009 and his team won a CIF-SS crown in 2014. In his final two games on Saturday, the M’s defeated Bishop Amat 2-1 and Temecula Valley 4-1.
So far this year, the Mariners are 3-0-1.
A graduate of PHS, Campbell pursued a career in law enforcement. He joined the Inglewood Police Department in 1982 and retired in 2011.
Some spring poll vaulting
Here are local teams named in polls from the CIF-SS on Monday
- Division 1:Huntington Beach (fourth)
- Division 3:Marina (seventh).
- Division 7:Bolsa Grande (sixth).
- Division 1:Huntington Beach (eighth)
- Division 2:Marina (fifth), Edison (received votes)
- Division 5:Santiago (first), Westminster (second).
- Division 7:La Quinta (first).
- Divisions 1&2: Huntington Beach (fourth)
- Division 3: Bolsa Grande (received votes).
- Division 4: Garden Grove (received votes)
- Division 5: Ocean View (received votes)
- Division 3: Bolsa Grande (sixth)
- Division 5: Santiago (fifth).
In case you’re wondering about the girls’ softball situation with Santiago and La Quinta each ranked number one in their respective divisions, the two teams are scheduled to meet next Tuesday (March 26) at the Cavalier field and again on Thursday, April 18 at the Aztec diamond in battles for the Garden Grove League title.
And speaking of polls, The Tribune’s High 5 polls for baseball and softball have returned this week. Huntington Beach is on top for both sports.
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