2012 features Breakers football

Laguna Beach High team that set school record for most wins in a single season highlights the year in review.

December 27, 2012|By Mike Sciacca
(Don Leach | Coastline…)

Editor's note: The Coastline Pilot looks back on the past year in Laguna Beach High athletics. Listed below are some of the main highlights reported on by or to the Independent.


The Laguna Beach High girls' water polo team completed another undefeated run through Orange Coast League competition and entered the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs with a No. 3 ranking. The Breakers scored postseason wins over Beckman and Santa Barbara to reach the semifinals. There, they fell against Newport Harbor for the fourth time in the season, this time by a 7-6 score.

Seniors Yoshi Andersen and Melena Masson were named to the All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 first team.

In girls' soccer, Laguna turned in a record season. Coach Bill Rolfing's Breakers put together a 14-game unbeaten streak midway through the season and didn't lose a Orange Coast League match in winning its first league championship. Laguna had its season end in a first-round loss to Santa Monica in the Division 4 playoffs.


Senior midfielder Marina Paul was selected to the All-CIF Division 4 team. The team's leading scorer, Paul, also was named the OCL MVP.

In boys' soccer, Laguna entered the CIF Division 4 playoffs as a wild-card entry. The Breakers won a wild-card road game at El Segundo and then played third-ranked Crescenta Valley to overtime in a first-round road game before falling, 3-2. Laguna ended the year 9-7-3. Senior forward Joe Rousseau and junior forward Reece Barton made the All-Orange Coast League first team.

Laguna's boys' basketball team won the Orange Coast League title for the sixth straight year and reached the CIF Southern Section Division 4-AA playoffs. The Breakers ended the year 16-11 after dropping a first-round game to JSerra. Juniors Cole Kesler and Jake Dalke shared the MVP award for the All-Orange Coast League.

In girls' basketball, Laguna nearly broke into the win column on several occasions, but ended the season 0-18.

The boys' and girls' swimming teams nearly rose to the top of Division 3 at the CIF Southern Section Swimming and Diving Championships at Riverside Community College in May. The boys' team finished runner-up to the division title, and the girls' team placed third.

Coastline Pilot Articles Coastline Pilot Articles