Eagles Advance to Next Round of Playoffs

Chaminade C -on white- Eagles V2All three Chaminade teams won their games and move on to the next round of CIF playoffs. On Thursday, February 18, Girls’ Soccer hosted Long Beach Wilson at home and won their match on penalty kicks. They travel to Mater Dei on Tuesday, February 23 for a 3:00 p.m. game.

On Friday, February 19, Boys’ Basketball played Yorba Linda at the Uribe Center and came out victorious. Their 59-46 win propelled them into the next round where they face Gabrielino. The game tips off at 7:00 p.m. at the Uribe Center in West Hills.

Girls’ Basketball also won their CIF playoff game over the weekend. They beat Santa Barbara 81-45, at home. On Wednesday, February 24 the girls’ team travels to Rancho Cucamonga for a 7:00 p.m. game against Etiwanda High School.

Five Chaminade Seniors Sign Letters of Intent

IMG_8287Five more Chaminade seniors signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) this afternoon. All five student-athletes play Girls’ Soccer.

  • Cheyenne Delgado – New Mexico Highlands University
  • Lynsee Voss – University of San Diego
  • Emily Koe – Columbia University
  • Ella DeSantis – Elon University
  • Kelli Calhoun – Princeton University

Three Eagle Teams in CIF Playoffs

Chaminade C -on white- Eagles V2This week, three Chaminade teams host CIF playoff games at the West Hills campus. Girls’ Soccer faces the Long Beach Wilson on Vukelich Field at Booster Stadium on Thursday, February 18 at 5:00 p.m. On Friday, February 19, Boys’ Basketball tips off at 7:00 p.m. against Yorba Linda. Finally, Girls’ Basketball hosts Santa Barbara for a 7:00 p.m. match-up on Saturday, February 20. Both basketball games are at the Uribe Sports Center.

Boys’ Basketball defeated San Bernadino High School in the first round of playoffs on Wednesday, February 17 by a score of 66 to 57.

Update (2/9/16, 9:59 AM PST): Girls’ Soccer won their February 18 game against Long Beach Wilson on penalty kicks, 4-2. At the end of regulation and two overtime periods, the game was tied 3-3. Chaminade moves on to the second round of playoffs and faces Mater Dei in an away match on Tuesday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m.

Three Tripleheadder Wins, Three Teams Advance

Chaminade hosted a tripleheader for State playoffs on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, and with three wins, all three Varsity teams advanced to the next round. Games will be played on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9

Girls’ Soccer State Final vs. Cathedral Catholic
5:00 p.m.
Warren High School
8141 Depalma Street
Downey, CA 90241
Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students/children
Live TV coverage on Time Warner Cable Sports channel 700

Girls’ Baksetball 2nd Round SoCal State Playoff Game vs. Santa Barbara High School
6:00 p.m.
Chaminade College Preparatory, West Hills
Uribe Sports Center
Doubleheader tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students/children

Boys’ Basketball 2nd Round SoCal State Playoff Game vs. Damien High School
7:30 p.m.
Chaminade College Preparatory, West Hills
Uribe Sports Center
Doubleheader tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students/children

Girls Soccer: Chaminade defeats Aliso Niguel 3-1 to win Southern Section Div. I championship

By Erik Boal, Staff Writer
Posted: March 3, 2013, Daily News, Los Angeles

The team that wouldn’t go away, no matter how many obstacles it faced or how much adversity it was forced to overcome, finally pushed every other program in the Southern Section Div. I girls soccer playoffs aside and stood alone in the center of the Corona High field as champions Friday night.

Maddie Romeo produced the first strike less than 75 seconds into the match, Abbi Williams delivered a clutch header just before halftime and Brittney McKinney provided the finishing touch, lifting Chaminade to its first division title since 2000 and the fifth in program history with a 3-1 victory over defending-champion Aliso Niguel (13-4-6).

The Eagles (20-3-5) ascended from a third-place finish in the Mission League to join rival Flintridge Sacred Heart — the 2011 champion — as the only local programs to capture Div. I girls soccer titles.

“It was just a refuse-to-lose attitude,” said Chaminade coach Mike Evans, who also guided the Eagles to four consecutive championships — two each in Divs. III and IV — from 1997-2000.

“We don’t break easily. We have a senior back line and a lot of the stuff they were throwing forward, we were not going to give up. We weren’t going to be intimidated.”

Chaminade atoned for a 1-0 second-round setback last season to Aliso Niguel, which went on to capture not only the section title, but the Southern California Div. I regional championship, securing honors as the nation’s top-ranked team by ESPN/Rise Magazine.

The Eagles wasted no time asserting themselves in the rematch, with Romeo burying a 15-yard shot in the upper left corner before Aliso Niguel’s defense had a chance to get settled.

After a Chaminade foul in the box resulted in Danica Koos’ penalty kick tying the score in the 26 th minute, Williams shifted the momentum in the Eagles’ favor with six seconds remaining in the first half, redirecting Brittany Solis’ throw-in with a header inside the left post for her fourth postseason goal and the second in as many matches.

“That totally lifted our spirits,” Williams said. “Everyone was so fired up and it gave us so much hope that we could win. We just told each other not to give up and play with a lot of heart, give it everything you’ve got and finish strong, and in the end we won. This is the best feeling in the whole wide world. It’s just incredible to say that we’re champions.”

Nina Coleman, Amanda Shadler, Kelly Hunter and Williams held strong in front of goalkeeper Chinaar Desai throughout the second half, with the absence of Sarah Roberts — attending an ODP tournament — and an ankle injury suffered by Dominique Bond-Flaza limiting Aliso Niguel’s attack.

McKinney punctuated the victory in the 73rd minute when she took advantage of a poor Wolverines’ clearance by gathering a long pass from Coleman and capitalizing on a breakaway opportunity with a 12-yard shot inside the right post for an insurance goal.

“We wanted it so badly for our seniors, especially because some of them lost their parents and we wanted to make them happy,” McKinney said. “We wanted to win it for our school and make them proud by finishing it off. We play the game we love and we do it for the people on our team. We just want to keep playing together in the (regionals)because we’re a family and we don’t want it to end.”