Save the dates for 2022-2023
Mark your calendars with these dates for tournament, league and postseason play in 2022-2023:
Varsity: December 10, 17, 19
Junior Varsity: December 28, 29
Freshman/Sophomore: December 3, 10
League games will start on 1/3 and 1/6 (which are over winter break)
February 6 (wild card), 8, 10, 14, 17, 24-25 (Final)
Regionals: February 28, March 2, March 4
Varsity falls in second round of CIF Div. 1 playoffs
Mira Costa was defeated by Temecula Valley 4-1 in the second round of the CIF Division One playoffs. All of the goals came in the first half, with senior Ellie Weissenberg scoring for the Mustangs. Temecula Valley improves to 19-1-1. Mira Costa closes its season with a 13-4 record and our fourth consecutive Bay League title. Mira Costa finished 4-1 in the Bay League, sharing the title with Palos Verdes and Redondo Union. The Bay League season was shortened to five games due to COVID-related reasons. Congratulations to the girls on another stellar season.
Varsity advances to CIF Playoffs Round Two
Mira Costa scores three second half goals to defeat Marina High 3-0 to advance to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division One playoffs. Mira Costa took control early in the second half, with senior Ellie Weissenberg scoring in the 46th minute. Sophomore Sydney Bushman added a free kick goal 90-seconds later. Sophomore Amanda McKendry capped the scoring with a late game goal. Watch the highlights here. Mira Costa now travels to face Temecula Valley (18-1-1) on Wednesday. Game time is 5pm.
Varsity playoffs begin Saturday
Varsity (12-3) is hosting Huntington Beach's Marina High (7-9-2) in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division One playoffs on Saturday, February 12th. Game time is 3pm at Waller Stadium. Marina is the Wave League runner-up. Mira Costa is the lone area team competing in Division One. Come out and support the girls!
JV and F/S complete stellar seasons
Junior Varsity outscored its opponents 49-7 for the season, finishing with a 9-2-2 overall record (3-0-2 in Bay League play). Freshman/Sophomore was equally dominant. F/S outscored their opponents 47-3 on their way to an 11-2 overall record (5-0 in Bay League play). F/S closed out their season with ten straight wins. Congratulations everyone!
Varsity repeats as Bay League Co-Champions
The Mira Costa Varsity girls are 2022 Bay League Co-Champions, finishing the league season with a 4-1 record (12-3 overall). Mira Costa, Palos Verdes and Redondo Union all finished 4-1 in the league. The Bay League season was shortened to five games due to COVID-related reasons. This is the fourth consecutive season that Varsity has finished at the top of the Bay League. Varsity now moves on to Division One for the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Read more about Mira Costa's championship history here.
COVID forcing schedule changes
Updated January 14th
The Bay League athletics directors have decided that the best course of action to allow time to deal with potential positives and shut downs is to reduce the league play to just one round against each opponent. We will play each Bay League opponent and possibly allow for two additional games. After our pause, the below changes are reflected on each team schedules page:
Friday, 1/21 at Culver City (V-3:30, JV-5pm, FS-3:30)
Saturday, 1/22 at Santa Monica (Varsity only at 10am)
Tuesday, 1/25 at home vs Peninsula (V-5:30, JV-3:45, FS-2:30) - Senior Recognition Night
Friday, 1/28 at home vs PV (V-3pm, JV-4:30, FS-3pm)
Then if we do not have to make up any of the games above:
Monday, 1/31 @home vs Santa Monica (V-3pm, JV-4:30, FS-3pm)
Wednesday, 2/2 @ Redondo (V-6pm, JV-4:30, FS-3pm)
These times remain tentative.
Senior Night and Banquet Dates
Senior Night is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25th at Mira Costa (Waller Stadium) before our game vs Peninsula. Game time is 5:30 pm.
End of Season Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, March 10th between 6:00pm-9:00pm. Details to come!
Congratulations to all three teams for season opening shutout victories over El Segundo: Varsity 2-0, Junior Varsity 5-0 and Freshman-Sophomore 1-0.
Changes to our upcoming games:
Friday's (12/3) JV game vs. Bishop Montgomery has been canceled.
Games on Monday (12/6) vs Torrance are now at Zamperini Stadium (directions link on Schedules page):
Junior Varsity 4:30pm
Team photos will be taken on Thursday, November 18th at the Manhattan Beach pier. Varsity photos will be taken at 2:15pm. Junior Varsity and Freshman/Sophomore team photos will be taken at 2:45pm. Varsity needs to wear the black uniforms, JV wears white uniforms and F/S wears green uniforms. Check your email for the photo order form. Please have your player bring the form filled out if you want to order pictures. Team rosters will be announced on Monday and uniforms will be handed out prior to photo day.
Save the Dates!
10/13 Wednesday (during practice): Girls bonding at the beach on 26th Street. Please check your email for a Google form that asks which players need rides and the need for parent drivers.
11/11 (Thursday-Veteran's Day): Kid's Camp. See the flyer here. Always a good time for the kids and players. Please spread the word!
11/12 (Friday): Parent Party 7:00pm-10:00pm! Remember to RSVP to the party and consider donating an item for auction. For more information, contact Lara Protiva.
Updated COVID testing protocols
Please read Mira Costa’s updated guidelines for testing student-athletes: MCHS Athletic Testing Protocols.
To help get everyone situated, we will meet this week without practicing. This will give people time to submit their vaccination cards, if they have one. And then next Wednesday we will begin testing. Please save the information below on testing so you can register for next week.
To submit your vaccination card: Remember that parents need to use their student’s MBUSDAPPS account to login. Use the link below to submit:
Testing will be offered every Wednesday on campus in the South Bay Adult school office.
Type of Test:
Free, molecular, rapid swab test. Results in 20 minutes.
Schedule and Location:
Date/Time: Wednesdays between 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: South Bay Adult School Office (East of MCHS Cafeteria) MAP
Consent Form: To be submitted by student-athletes and staff. Once a consent form has been completed, you will not need to resubmit a new one for the following weeks. This consent will be on file for the duration of the school year for Beach Cities Health District.
Online Consent and sign-up form are available [HERE].
Parents will receive test results in the email provided in sign-up.
If patient tests POSITIVE - Beach Cities Health will notify patient and school. Patient will be asked to get retested with a PCR test. Patient should not return to campus and/or activity until clearance from school Nurse/Administration.
If patient tests INCONCLUSIVE - Beach Cities Health will notify patient and school. Patient will be asked to get retested with a PCR test.