Los Angeles Soccer: Meilessah Rangel

YOUTH: Cal South girls win ODP titles

March, 13, 2012
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The best youth girls soccer in the country is played in Southern California. Need proof? How about Cal South's sweep at the Olympic Development Program national championships last weekend in Frisco, Texas.

Cal South, the U.S. Soccer-affiliated governing body of soccer in So Cal, won the girls 1995 and 1996 titles. The boys teams finished third in both ODP competitions.

West Covina's Kayla Mills (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy), who plays for Newport Beach-based club Slammers, was the star for the '95 girls, scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory over New Jersey in Sunday's final after tallying the opener in a 5-0 romp over Georgia in the semifinals.

Also scoring against Georgia were Mills' Slammers teammates Savannah Levin (Newport Coast/Tarbut V'Torah School) and MacKenzie Cerda (Fountain Valley/Edison HS), Legends' Meilessah Rangel (Chino/Chino Hills HS) and So Cal Infinity's Sarah Fajnor (Fullerton/Sunny Hills HS). Levin is the younger sister of Stanford All-American Camille Levin, a first-round selection in January's Women's Professional Soccer draft.

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