Campolindo head boys soccer coach Jason Maratsos has informed me via email that he will not be back as head coach of the Cougars next season.
Maratsos will not be retained after leading the Cougars to a 10-8-3 record, which included an upset win over No. 5 Albany in the first round of the North Coast Section’s 2A playoffs.
Campolindo lost in the quarterfinals to Las Lomas.
Another piece of soccer news that I felt like I should pass along is that Southern California decided to do a version of state soccer playoffs.
As they do in basketball with the NorCal and SoCal regional playoffs before the state title game, teams in the Central Section and below played in a Southern California Regional soccer playoff.
I wonder if this is something the North Coast Section and NorCal might adopt, leading to a state playoff.
Could you imagine? De La Salle fighting for a state title, the Foothill girls getting a chance at redemption and the many other teams and story lines that would be involved? It would be amazing.
Champions were as follows:
Division I- El Camino Real-Woodland Hills, Los Angeles City Section
Division II- St. Francis-La Canada, Southern Section
Division III- Mater Dei Catholic-Chula Vista, San Diego Section
Division I- San Clemente, Southern Section
Division II- Harvard-Westlake-North Hollywood, Southern Section
Division III- The Bishop’s School-La Jolla, San Diego Section