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Cal-Hi Sports State Teams of the Year

Gary McKnight (left) and Kevin Kiernan have combined to win 15 CIF state titles. Mark Tennis/Ronnie Flores/ESPNHS

Mater Dei boys, girls make more history by getting sweep for second straight season.

This boys-girls sweep of the State Team of the Year honor is getting to be old hat for Mater Dei of Santa Ana.

Last year, Mater Dei became the first school in state history to be considered No. 1 in the state overall for both genders. The Monarchs have done it again with the announcement of this year’s final No. 1 team on Monday.

The only difference between the two seasons is that this year’s girls team at Mater Dei was not a clear-cut selection. The Monarchs certainly got a run for their money by La Jolla Country Day of La Jolla.

La Jolla Country Day finished with just one loss after winning the CIF Division IV state title. Mater Dei had three after winning the CIF Division I state crown, but only one of those was to a California team. The difference was that the Torreys’ lone loss was to Long Beach Poly. Yes, it was a team they had beaten earlier, but Mater Dei defeated Long Beach Poly 54-43 in the CIF Division I South championship.

For the Mater Dei boys, this year’s No. 1 state ranking marks the first time the school has gone back-to-back in that position. The team’s previous State Team of the Year selections have been for 2003, 2001, 1995, 1990 and 1987.

With seven state No. 1 finishes, Mater Dei also is now in a tie for second with Long Beach Poly on that list. The only school to be considered No. 1 in the state for more years is Stockton High, which closed 60 years ago. The Tarzans are shown at No. 1 in the state for 1946, 1933, 1928, 1925, 1925, 1923, 1922, 1910 and 1907.

The unique aspect of the Monarch girls being State Team of the Year is that this is the third in a row for them. There are several schools on the all-time state list in girls basketball that have repeated as State Team of the Year honorees. This is the first time ever, however, that a school has gone for three straight.

Congratulations to the Mater Dei boys and Mater Dei girls, the 2011 State Teams of the Year. The new all-time lists follow.

Cal-Hi Sports Boys Basketball

State Teams of the Year All-Time List

2012 – Santa Ana Mater Dei (34-2)

2011 – Santa Ana Mater Dei (32-3)

2010 – Los Angeles Westchester (32-3)

2009 – Los Angeles Westchester (35-2)

2008 – Oakland McClymonds (32-0)

2007 – Lakewood Artesia (33-2)

2006 – Lakewood Artesia (32-1)

2005 – Los Angeles Westchester (25-3)

2004 – Los Angeles Westchester (23-2)

2003 – Santa Ana Mater Dei (34-2)

2002 – Los Angeles Westchester (32-2)

2001 – Santa Ana Mater Dei (33-2)

2000 – Compton Dominguez (35-2)

1999 – Compton Dominguez (32-3)

1998 – Los Angeles Westchester (29-3)

1997 – North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake (35-1)

1996 – Compton Dominguez (34-2)

1995 – Santa Ana Mater Dei (36-1)

1994 – Los Angeles Crenshaw (29-2)

1993 – Los Angeles Crenshaw (26-2)

1992 – Alameda St. Joseph (32-3)

1991 – Alameda St. Joseph (31-3)

1990 – Santa Ana Mater Dei (34-1)

1989 – Los Angeles Crenshaw (25-2)

1988 – Los Angeles Manual Arts (27-3)

1987 – Santa Ana Mater Dei (31-1)

1986 – Los Angeles Crenshaw (25-2)

1985 – Los Angeles Crenshaw (24-0)

1984 – Long Beach Poly (31-2)

1983 – Los Angeles Crenshaw (27-2)

1982 – Carson (26-2)

1981 – Long Beach Poly (26-2)

1980 – Inglewood (29-0)

1979 – Los Angeles Verbum Dei (28-1)

1978 – Pasadena (26-2)

1977 – Oakland Fremont (25-1)

1976 – Long Beach Poly (30-1)

1975 – Elk Grove (27-5)

1974 – Los Angeles Verbum Dei (30-2)

1973 – Los Angeles Verbum Dei (29-2)

1972 – Los Angeles Verbum Dei (30-1)

1971 – Los Angeles Verbum Dei (29-2)

1970 – Berkeley (32-0)

1969 – Compton (30-0)

1968 – Compton (32-0)

1967 – Los Angeles Fremont (16-2)

1966 – Los Angeles Jordan (18-0)

1965 – Long Beach Poly (29-3)

1964 – Long Beach Poly (32-1)

1963 – Oakland McClymonds (19-3)

1962 – Oakland McClymonds (23-0)

1961 – Compton (28-3)

1960 – Oakland McClymonds (22-0)

1959 – Oakland McClymonds (22-0)

1958 – Oakland McClymonds (21-0)

1957 – San Francisco Poly (28-1)

1956 – El Cerrito (31-1)

1955 – Alhambra (27-2)

1954 – San Francisco St. Ignatius (26-2)

1953 – Los Angeles Loyola (34-2)

1952 – Compton (32-0)

1951 – Los Angeles Jefferson (27-0)

1950 – Chico (15-3)

1949 – Los Angeles Washington (21-0)

1948 – San Francisco Lincoln (29-2)

1947 – Los Angeles Mt. Carmel (34-2)

1946 – Stockton (20-2)

1945 – San Diego Hoover (16-1)

1944 – Alameda (15-1)

1943 – San Francisco St. Ignatius (14-0)

1942 – Palo Alto (18-0)

1941 – Glendale Hoover (21-1)

1940 – Long Beach Poly (22-2)

Note: List continues back to 1903 in Cal-Hi Sports Record Book & Almanac. All selections prior to 1975 made retroactively based on research by our founder, the late Nelson Tennis.

Cal-Hi Sports Girls Basketball

State Teams of the Year All-Time List

2012 – Santa Ana Mater Dei (34-3)

2011 – Santa Ana Mater Dei (34-1)

2010 – Santa Ana Mater Dei (32-1)

2009 – Brea Olinda Brea (33-2)

2008 – San Francisco Sacred Heart Cathedral (33-0)

2007 – Long Beach Poly (36-1)

2006 – Fullerton Troy (33-1)

2005 – Piedmont (32-2)

2004 – Piedmont (33-2)

2003 – Lynwood (32-1)

2002 – Lynwood (32-0)

2001 – Harbor City Narbonne (28-3)

2000 – Harbor City Narbonne (34-0)

1999 – San Jose Archbishop Mitty (31-0)

1998 – Harbor City Narbonne (32-1)*

1997 – Berkeley (29-3)

1996 – Irvine Woodbridge (32-2)

1995 – Irvine Woodbridge (33-1)

1994 – Brea Olinda Brea (33-0)

1993 – Lynwood (31-0)

1992 – RH Estates Peninsula (33-0)

1991 – Berkeley (30-2)

1990 – Inglewood Morningside (32-3)

1989 – Inglewood Morningside (33-1)

1988 – Fremont Oakland (28-0)**

1987 – San Diego Point Loma (34-0)

1986 – San Diego Point Loma (31-1)

1985 – Compton (26-0)

1984 – Ventura Buena (31-0)

1983 – Ventura Buena (28-4)

1982 – Riverside Poly (34-0)

1981 – Riverside Poly (29-0)

1980 – Berkeley (29-0)

1979 – Woodland Hills El Camino Real (19-0)

1978 – Huntington Beach (25-2)

1977 – Los Angeles (16-0)

1976 – Ventura (23-0)

1975 – Chula Vista Hilltop (18-0)

1974 – Berkeley (19-1)

1973 – Fresno San Joaquin Memorial (12-0)

1972 – Ventura Buena (8-0)

*Forfeit losses not included. CIF Division I state title vacated due to residency issues.

**Eleven wins forfeited due to use of ineligible player.