High-SchoolCalifornia: San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret's
July, 11, 2012
By Mark Tennis | ESPN.com
Mark Tennis/ESPNHSGranite Bay football coach Ernie Cooper (holding flag) poses with staff after 2011 Sac-Joaquin Section title game.Mitty is best for girls sports for the ninth time while other honorees include La Costa Canyon (D2), Campolindo (D3), Serra of Gardena (D4) and St. Margaret’s (D5). Eight more schools who deserve special mention for overall athletic excellence also have been singled out.
Congratulations to the following schools for collecting a statewide all-sports honor for the 2011-12 school year:
Girls Sports Only:
Archbishop Mitty (San Jose)
It might seem like the Monarchs have won this honor every year, but they actually didn’t the last two years. Regarded as perhaps the best school for girls sports in the nation, Mitty lived up to that claim by winning the CIF Division II state title in basketball and by going 29-2 and finishing top 10 in the nation in softball. Mitty’s other girls sports highlights included a CIF Central Coast Section co-title in soccer, the best finish in school history (2nd) in CCS golf, a second-place finish in the loaded CCS swim meet plus semifinal appearances in the CCS field hockey and tennis playoffs. This is the ninth time Mitty has been tops in the state for girls sports since the 1994-95 school year.