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Southern Section girls soccer all-time list

31 programs have won three or more titles.

15 (tie). Palos Verdes – 3

First off, we start with Palos Verdes, the first ever Southern Section girls soccer champion. They won the first CIFSS title in 1981 under Pat Constantini and became the first program to reach two titles in 1983 under Bill Merrill Jr., winning those two when there was only one division. Palos Verdes recently became 3-0 in title games in 2016 under current head coach Sean Lockhart.

15 (tie). Torrance – 3

Whereas Palos Verdes was the first champion, Torrance, was the first ever runner-up, but the Tartars got over the hump just a couple years later in 1984 under Dale Walker. Torrance also went back-to-back in 1991-92 under John Jackson.

15 (tie). Bishop Montgomery – 3

The Knights first got on the board in 1986 under Nancy Clark. Bishop Montgomery also won championships in 1994 under Kit Schwartzman and in 1999 under Billy Duranceau.

15 (tie). Sunny Hills – 3

Sunny Hills first got on the board in 2005 and won the championship again in 2007. After three finals losses since then, the Lancers got back on top in 2019. All three titles came under Jeff Gordon, who is still the head coach.

15 (tie). Mayfair – 3

The Monsoons were one of the top middle-division programs of the 2000's, winning three titles that decade. They first won in 2000 under Ian Woodhead, and won again in 2006 and 2008 under Sal Marroquin.

15 (tie). Sierra Canyon – 3

The Trailblazers didn't make a division title game until 2011, but in the past decade the program has made a name for itself. They won it all in 2011 under Robert Bahedry and in 2015 and 2017 under Kristy Walker.

15 (tie). Citrus Valley – 3

With no prior finals appearances, the Blackhawks pulled off the rare three-peat from 2012-14 under head coach Jacob Gerverians.

15 (tie). Capistrano Valley – 3

Capo first got on the board in 1989 under Steve Bignal, and have since won in 2000 under Jack Peterson and 2004 under Aguinaldo Ferrera. All three of their titles came at the top division – Division 4-A in '89 and Division 1 the last two times.

15 (tie). Harvard-Westlake 3

The Wolverines went back-to-back in 2001 and 2002 under Ned Smith and Stacy Schwartz, respectively. After couple finals losses later that decade, H-W got back on top in 2010 under Richard Simms.

15 (tie). La Salle – 3

The Lancers got their first title in 2002 under Cory Mejia. La Salle won another championship in 2007 under (the appropriately-named) Sal Lopez, and won another title in 2019 under current head coach Sheima Berenji.

15 (tie). JSerra – 3

JSerra girls soccer is in the midst of a historically dominant run right now. The Lions three-peated from 2017-19 in Division 1, a rare and difficult feat. 2020 bore no championships for JSerra, but they still made both the Southern Section Division 1 semifinals and the CIF Southern Region Division 1 finals.

15 (tie). La Mirada – 3

The Matadores won their first championship in 2008 under Dennis Guerra. Then they went back-to-back in 2015-16 under current head coach David Christensen before coming up one goal short of a three-peat in '17.

15 (tie). Los Alamitos – 3

The first ever championships for Los Al came in repeat fashion at the Division 1 level. They won it all in 1996 and 1997 under Rich Manning, and again in Division 1 in 2005 under Pat Rossi. Since then the Griffins have made the Division 1 finals twice, most recently in 2019.

15 (tie). Valley Christian (Cerritos) – 3

In 2005 and 2007, Valley Christian split division co-championships with the same team, Oaks Christian. They won another title in 2017, with all three coming under current head coach Kim Looney.

15 (tie). Marina – 3

From 1993-95 under Bobby Bruch, Marina pulled off only the third three-peat in section history. Those are the only three finals appearances in program history, making them 3-0 in title games.

15 (tie). Walnut – 3

Walnut first got on the board in 2003 under Scott DeGrof. DeGrof left after their first championship, but the Mustangs didn't stop there. They went on to three-peat in '04 and '05 under Lorraine Hansen, making yet another program on this list whose titles all came at once by way of the three-peat.

15 (tie). South Pasadena – 3

After losing by one goal in the 1989 finals, South Pasadena got their first title in 1990 under Bob Mendoza. They've since gone on to win championships in 2003 under Tom Ashby and 2018 under Tory Lathrop.

10 (tie). South (Torrance) 4

South's first title came in 1998 under Jon Kiester. They also won in 2009 under Brad Gomez, 2014 under Elizabeth Kitsios, and 2017 with Kitsios and Michael Quigley sharing co-head coaching credit. South was in the finals again last season but came up one goal short against Chaminade.

10 (tie). St. Margaret’s – 4

All four of St. Margaret's titles have come in the past years under Johnny Marmelstein. They won it all in 2006, 2011, 2012, and 2014.

10 (tie). Agoura – 4

From 1986-89, Agoura completed not only the first three-peat in section history (simultaneously with Mission Viejo), but also the first ever four-peat. Dave Godwin was at the helm for all of it. The Chargers haven't been back in the finals since then, but they are a clean 4-0 all-time in title games.

10 (tie). Mater Dei – 4

Mater Dei's first title came in 1990 under Marty Breen, and they added a second just two years later under Rebecca Schelhorse. Since then the Monarchs have also gotten over the hump at the Division 1 level in 2007 and 2015 under Matty West.

10 (tie). Claremont – 4

The Wolfpack won rings in 1985 under Bruce Haines, 1993 under Wendy Zwissler, and 1999 under Otto Riegler all in the top division (4-A in '85, 1 in '93 and '99). They won their fourth in 2012 under current head coach Tim Tracey.

6 (tie). Ontario Christian – 5

After coming up short in the finals in 1989 and 1995, the Knights got over the hump in 1996 under Les Messick. They then lost again in the finals in 1997 before going back-to-back under Messick in 1999-2000. Ontario Christian has since won two more in 2004 and 2007 under David Belden.

6 (tie). Buena – 5

The Bulldogs' first championship came in 1988 under Barbara Huskey. Then back-to-back in 2000-01 and won again in 2005 and 2011 under Trish Butterbaugh.

6 (tie). San Clemente – 5

Over the span of about a decade, San Clemente maintained one of the top Southern Section girls soccer dynasties ever. Their first ever finals appearance came in 2002, a win over Capistrano Valley. The Tritons went on to three-peat via co-championships with Mission Viejo and Capo in '03 and '04. Then they then went back-to-back in 2008-09, with the first of those chips being a co-championship.

San Clemente made it five straight finals appearances despite losing in the championship game every year from 2010-12. The Tritons were in Division 1 for that entire run, and Stacey Finnerty (formerly Stacey Juhl) was at the helm for all their titles.

6 (tie). Desert Christian (Lancaster) – 5

One of the top small-school programs of the 2000's, Desert Christian's first title came in 2003 under Rachel Edwards. The Knights then three-peated from 2007-09, with Deann Lewis at the helm for the first two titles runs and Casey Jennison for the last. After coming up one goal short of a four-peat in 2010, Desert Christian got back on top in 2011 under Jessica Wick.

5. Chaminade – 6

Eagles head coach Mike Evans is 6-0 all-time in the finals with Chaminade, with whom he's won championships in four different decades.

Chaminade's first title came in 1997, and the Eagles went on to make it a four-peat by the end of 2000. All of those came in Division 3 and Division 4, but 13 years later, they were once again on top, and in Division 1. Now in 2020, Chaminade won their sixth title, and Evans is still going strong as their head coach.

2 (tie). Santa Margarita – 7

Coincidentally, at the same time the Chaminade Eagles team first got on the board in 1997 and went on to three-peat, the Eagles of Santa Margarita did the same thing.

After never making it to the finals before, Santa Margarita won Division 2 in 1997, '98, and '99. SM missed the finals in 2000 before going back-to-back in 2001-02. Finally, the Eagles won two more championships in 2014 and 2016, which were their first at the Division 1 level.

The entire run came with Chuck Morales at the helm. Morales also coached boys golf, and retired in 2019 after 25 years as the winningest Southern Section girls soccer coach of all-time.

2 (tie). Mission Viejo – 7

The Diablos have won seven titles across multiple eras, with six coming in the top division.

The first three came in 1986, '87, and '88, and substantiated the first three-peat in section history (simultaneously with Agoura). Hiram de Fries was at the helm for the first two and Jim Dutton was head coach for the latter. Then Mission Viejo won it all again in 1996 and 1998 under George Larsen. Finally, after losing in the 1999 finals, they won two more titles in 2001 and 2003 under Susie Daher, who is their head coach to this day.

2 (tie). Pasadena Poly – 7

From 1991-94, the Panthers completed a four-peat under Steve Freeburg, one of the top runs ever for a CIFSS small-school program. And then from 2001-2003, the Panthers became the section's only program to ever three-peat twice. Those three titles came under Brett Freeburg, Becky Gill, and Matthew Minecki, respectively.

1. Oaks Christian – 8

Oaks Christian reached eight titles in 2014, a record that still stands alone. They did it all in the span of a dozen years without ever losing in the finals (although they have lost in the finals once since then).

Under Jan Hethcock, the Lions three-peated from 2003-05 and went back-to-back in 2007-08. Then under current head coach Sebastian Alvarado, Oaks won it all in 2011, 2012, and 2014. While their total of eight title is destined to be surpassed – unless they add to it – the Lions streak of eight titles in 12 years is a mark of prolonged dominance that may never be toppled.

Other programs that have won division titles:

Aliso Niguel

Alverno

Arcadia

Arrowhead Christian

Ayala 

Beaumont

Bishop Amat

Bloomington

Bonita

Canyon Springs

Chadwick

Chaffey

Chino Hills

Costa Mesa

Desert Mirage

Downey

Edison

El Modena

El Toro

Esperanza

Etiwanda

Fillmore

Flintridge Prep

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Flintridge Sacred Heart

Gabrielino

Ganesha

Grace Brethren

Grand Terrace

Granite Hills

Hart

La Quinta (Westminster)

La Serna

Linfield Christian

Long Beach Poly

Long Beach Wilson

Los Altos

Los Amigos

Los Osos

Louisville

M.L. King

Malibu

Maranatha

Marshall

Marymount

Mayfield

Mira Costa

Montclair

Moorpark

Notre Dame Academy

Oak Hills

Oak Park

Orange Lutheran

Oxnard

Pacifica

Paloma Valley

Riverside Poly

Rowland

San Gabriel Mission

San Gorgonio

San Marcos

Santa Ynez

Santiago (Corona)

Saugus

Serrano

Simi Valley

South El Monte

South Hills

St. Bonaventure

St. Lucy’s

Sultana

Temecula Valley

Temescal Canyon

Temple City 

Tesoro

Thousand Oaks

Troy

Upland

Viewpoint

West (Torrance)

Western Christian

Westlake

Westridge

Windward

Woodbridge