On the Sidelines: Winter Sports 2013 Wrap Up & National Signing Day

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Below is a wrap-up of the 2012-13 winter sports season at Mater Dei.

Basketball (Boys)
Went undefeated in Trinity League play and was designated the top seed in the CIF-SS Division 1AA playoffs…cruised past Roosevelt in the first round, 83-48…recorded a 74-47 victory at Warren in the second round…beat Rancho Verde, 56-40, in the quarterfinals…handled Inglewood with a 65-49 win in the semifinals…despite a frantic fourth quarter comeback effort, suffered a 54-51 loss to Etiwanda in the championship game…qualified for the CIF-State Open Division playoffs and got a 79-54 win over El Camino Real in the first round…took care of Long Beach Poly, 83-63, in the regional semifinals…avenged the earlier postseason loss to Etiwanda in the regional finals, 60-37…won the school’s 10th CIF-State championship with a 50-45 triumph over Archbishop Mitty.

Basketball (Girls)
Finished unbeaten in the Trinity League and earned the #1 seed in the CIF-SS Division 1AA playoffs…throttled Long Beach Wilson with a 89-31 first-round victory…travelled to Silverado in the second round and got a convincing 78-25 win…posted a 56-39 home win in the quarterfinals over Corona Centennial…was upset in the semifinals at Etiwanda, 73-72, in overtime…pounded Stockdale in the first round of the CIF-State Open Division playoffs, 91-44…got a big road win at Santiago in the regional semifinals, 78-69…had a season-ending defeat to Windward, 81-71, in the regional finals.

Soccer (Boys)
Did not qualify for the CIF-SS playoffs

Soccer (Girls)
Secured a third-place finish in the Trinity League…lost in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs to Harvard-Westlake, 4-0.

Water Polo (Girls)
Posted a second place finish in the Trinity League…beat Roosevelt, 20-7, in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs…took care of Trabuco Hills in the second round, 19-3…outlasted Agoura, 12-8, in the quarterfinals…slipped past Corona Santiago with 9-7 semifinal victory…suffered a heartbreaking 12-11 overtime loss in the championship game to Santa Margarita.

Wrestling
Did not qualify for the CIF-SS team playoffs… seven wrestlers were eliminated in the CIF-SS Individual Qualifying Tournament…two Mater Dei female wrestlers had their seasons come to an end in the CIF-SS Girls Individual Qualifying Tournament.

On to the Next Level
The following Mater Dei student-athletes from the Class of 2013 recently made commitments to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level:

Basketball (Boys)
Elijah Brown / Butler University

Cross Country / Track & Field
Dalton Hall / California State University, Fullerton

Golf (Girls)
Marcella Pranovia / University of Oregon

Lacrosse (Girls)
Janelle Williams / Mercyhurst University

Water Polo (Boys)
Matthew Cuozzo / Loyola Marymount University

Phillip Bellomo, Director of Athletics

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