J Serra doesn’t play soccer....

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  1. Dominic

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    Congrats J Serra Girls ! And congrats to San Clemente Boys! Wherever Baker goes his teams win going all the way back to his Slammer days 14 years ago.
     
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    What high school out there plays possesion soccer?

    None!!!!! lol
     
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    In all fairness to other High Schools (Specifically the Public High Schools) and to other Club Teams, his teams are made up of All Stars mostly developed elsewhere. Does anyone really believe that he would have the same results, which are impressive, if he were coaching at a public H.S. rather than a private H.S.
     
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    Los Al tried to play possession but were defeated. They tried, but I’m sure it was tough to compete with girls that have played together at least 5-6 years. Could Los Al have been better with Baker as their coach? Is the Pope Catholic??? Absolutely, they would have been better! It’s not that Los Al was bad, they just needed some adjustments and if Baker was coaching Los Al, the game would have been more competitive because he seems to make adjustments as needed.
     
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    Hoover High boys team.
     
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    The Bloods play possession soccer now? Southeast Diego gangs must be expanding their business.
     
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    Not a comment I would have expected from you.

    Have you seen them play? I have. Regularly stringing together 20 passes that build to a shot on goal seems like possession to me.
     
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    I have never seen Hoover play. I was joking. I grew up in San Diego and when we played Hoover in football (in the late 80's early 90's) many of the players were Bloods. Personally I don't watch high schools sports other than when my niece is playing. I probably went to maybe 15 of my daughter's high school games throughout her career. Just a joke. Nothing meant by it.
     
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    Tell that to Mater Dei, kings of everything. Kids drive from Inland Empire to play in Orange County. Get scholarships. No different than kids in clubs being recruited to play for club that is an hour away and being offered a scholarship. Or Centennial Football that takes players from 4 other High Schools in the area as you can choose your school in the Corona/Norco region. It is what it is.
     
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    Part of me does think private schools do need their own division.
     
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    I don’t necessarily believe private schools should be in their ow division when it comes to playoffs. However, I think a scholarship is wrong for playing a sport in high school. Scholarships in high school should only be awarded to those in need of a better education, not athletics!! Bosco, MD, JS would be on an even playing field!!
     
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    How Baker do if he had AYSO talent?
     
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    I guess we will never know
     
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    Great point! JS won with a lot of players that are already coached by Baker. I can’t remember who pointed out that he had 10 starters from his team. I can’t say they are all the best. Their forwards were amazing and of course their goalie. One in the midfield really handled business! Also, only one very strong defensive player, she was on the outside and she’s a UCLA commit. Millikan played them and has only a couple of ECNL but most players are not. The Millikan (unknown) defense was amazing! In addition, Millikan players aren’t coached by their club team coach. Each year most HS coaches have to get their teams together so it’s definitely an advantage for Baker with his own players. Los Alamitos did an amazing job and should be proud of their accomplishments. Not sure how many starters they had from last year other than their freshman from last year and one defender. Their goalie is the real deal! Someone might be able to verify how many ECNL players they have. I just know of a few. Millikan will lose their best defender cuz she’s a senior so let’s see how they line up next year. I’m rooting for the public schools!!
     

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