LOYOLA AND HEMET CLAIM TITLES IN 22ND ANNUAL COMMISSIONER’S CUP
LOS ALAMITOS – The CIF Southern Section is pleased to announce the top ten girls and boys athletic programs in the 22nd Annual Commissioner’s Cup. On the girl’s side, Hemet took top honors by scoring 15 points in the manner of three championship trophies. The ladies from Hemet High finished the year with a title in the sports of volleyball, softball and water polo. Parts of the championship sweep were historic for the Bulldogs, as the school won the softball title for the first time in school history during the ladies’ graduation week. This is also the first Commissioner’s Cup title in Hemet High School history on either the boy’s or girl’s side. The Bulldogs edged out Mater Dei for the top spot as the Monarchs finished as runner-ups by just two points.
Mater Dei’s second place finish (by virtue of tie-breaker rules with Palos Verdes) consisted of 13 points thanks to a championship in golf and runner-up finishes in both track and field and water polo for the second straight year in either sport. The Monarchs also added a semifinal appearance in basketball after taking home the women’s basketball title a year ago.
Taking third place due to the tiebreaker with Mater Dei is Palos Verdes. The Sea Kings amassed titles in cross country and golf along with a runner-up showing in water polo. Yorba Linda finishes up the Top - 4 (by virtue of tie-breaker rules with Santiago/Corona and Troy) with a championship in water polo and with more playoff appearances than the two other competing schools. The Mustangs accumulated three semifinal appearances in volleyball, soccer, and softball, and a fourth place finish in golf.
On the boy’s side, Loyola claimed their seventh Commissioner Cup title in the past eleven years and their fifth consecutive cup. The Cubs did so by winning two championships, one runner-up trophy, and four semifinals finishes. Loyola scored 21 points, winning titles in both track and field and golf, and edged out Serra High School who won a total of four championships, the most by any school this year. Loyola finished as runner-ups in volleyball and added a semifinal appearance in baseball, soccer, water polo, and swimming and diving.
Serra High finished just behind Loyola falling one point short of the Cup with 20. The Cavaliers won all four championships they appeared in— basketball, baseball, football, and track and field. Rounding out the Top-3 was Corona Del Mar who claimed 20 points with championships in golf and football, and runner-ups in swim and dive and tennis to go along with two semifinals appearances in basketball, and water polo.
The CIF-SS developed this recognition program based upon comprehensive excellence in interscholastic competition. The purpose of this program is to enhance the spirit of competition, sportsmanship, and goodwill among the student athletes and member schools. The winners are determined by a point system that provides: five points for a divisional championship; three points for a divisional runner-up finish; two points for advancing to the semifinal round or a third place finish in a team-place finish sport (i.e. cross country, golf, swimming and diving, track and field); and one point for a fourth place finish in a team-place finish sport. In cases where a tie occurs the top ten schools were determined by several tie-breaker methods.
“We at the CIF-SS are very proud of these outstanding programs for their hard work and dedication that has resulted in success on the field and courts,” said Rob Wigod, Commissioner of Athletics. “Their determination and teamwork has resulted experiences that will last them a lifetime.”
2012-13 CIF SOUTHERN SECTION COMMISSIONER’S CUP
BOYS POINT ACCUMULATION PTS
5 (G), 5 (TF), 3 (VB), 2 (BK), 2 (BB), 2 (WP), 2 (SD) 21 5 (FB), 5 (BB), 5 (BK), 5 (TF), 20* 5 (FB), 5 (G), 3 (SD), 2 (BK), 3 (T), 2(WP) 20 5 (WP), 3 (BK), 3 (FB), 3 (TF), 2 (G) 16 5(T),5(G),2(BK),2(WP),1(SD) 15* 5 (BK), 5 (T), 2 (SD) 15* 5 (WP), 5 (SD), 2 (BB), 2 (TF) 14 5 (BB), 3 (G), 3 (TF), 2 (WP) 13 3 (BB), 3 (G), 2 (BK), 2 (VB), 2 (WP) 12* 5 (BK), 5 (W), 2 (FB) 12*
GIRLS POINT ACCUMULATION PTS
5 (VB), 5 (WP), 5 (SB) 15 5 (G), 3 (WP), 3 (TF), 2 (BK) 13* 5 (G), 5 (CC), 3 (WP) 13* 5 (WP), 2 (S), 2 (VB), 2 (SB), 1 (G) 12*5 (BK), 5 (SB), 2 (WP) 5 (WP), 5(SD), 2 (BK) 3 (VB), 3 (TF), 2 (CC), 5 (WP), 3 (SD), 2 (VB) 5 (S), 3 (WP), 2 (SB) 5 (BK), 5 (TF) 12*12* 2 (BK) 10* 10* 10* 10*
CC – Cross-Country; FB – Football; G – Golf; T – Tennis; TF – Track and Field; VB –
* = Decided by tie-breaker rules.
(Sport abbreviations: BB – Baseball; BK – Basketball; S – Soccer; SB – Softball; SD – Swimming and Diving; Volleyball; WP – Water Polo; W – Wrestling)
3. Corona Del Mar
4. Mater Dei
5. Arroyo Grande
6. North, J.W.
7. Los Osos
8. Oaks Christian
9. Mira Costa
10. St. John Bosco
2. Mater Dei
3. Palos Verdes
4. Yorba Linda
7. Redondo Union
8. Corona Del Mar
9. La Serna