CITYWIDE ‚Äî Santa Monica-based schools will send a whopping 15 teams to the CIF-Southern Section soccer and basketball playoffs this season, it was announced on Monday.
At least one team from every local school has earned a spot in the postseason with St. Monica, Crossroads and Pacifica Christian leading the pack with four each.
Here is a list of who‚Äôs playing and when:
Santa Monica enters the Division 1A boys‚Äô basketball playoffs as the No. 2 seed after finishing the season as the Ocean League champs. The Vikings face Alhambra on Friday at home. The game begins at 7 p.m.
St. Monica boys earned the No. 16 seed in the Division 4A playoffs as the at-large entry from the Camino Real League. The Mariners travel to University Prep on Wednesday at 7 p.m. University Prep finished the regular season as the second place finisher in the Cross Valley League.
Crossroads also made the Division 4A field. The No. 13-seeded Roadrunners will host Sage Hill also on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Crossroads rebounded from a slow start and a mid-season coaching change to finish the season in second place in the Delphic League. Sage Hill qualified as an at-large berth from the Academy League.
The boys from Pacifica Christian draw No. 1 seeded Village Christian in the first round in Division 5AA. The game is at Village Christian on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Pacifica Christian received an at-large berth out of the Liberty League.
St. Monica‚Äôs girls rode a second place finish in the competitive Camino Real League to a No. 2 seed in the Division 4A girls‚Äô basketball playoffs. The Mariners will host St. Mathias on Thursday at 7 p.m. St. Mathias is an at-large entry from the Santa Cruz League. Fellow Camino Real League member St. Paul is the No. 1 seed in the bracket. St. Paul defeated St. Monica twice this season.
Crossroads heads into the postseason as the No. 8 seed, also in Division 4A. The Roadrunners will host Mayfield on Thursday at 7 p.m. Crossroads won the Delphic League this season. Mayfield finished fourth in the Prep League.
Pacifica Christian made it to the playoffs as an at-large entry from the Liberty League in Division 5AA. The Seawolves travel to Loma Linda Academy on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the first round.
Samohi travels to Carpinteria for the first round of the Division 4 boys‚Äô soccer playoffs on Friday at 5 p.m. The Vikings finished the regular season in second place in the Ocean League. Carpinteria finished second in the Tri-Valley League.
St. Monica will have to battle out of the wild card round in Division 7. The Mariners will host Sierra Canyon on Wednesday at 5 p.m. St. Monica enters the match as the second place team from the Camino Real League. Sierra Canyon made it as an at-large entry from the Delphic League.
Crossroads, which finished the season as the champion of the Alpha League, hosts the winner of a wild card game on Friday at 5 p.m. The Roadrunners will play the winner of the Pioneer Valley, Wilson matchup, to be played on Wednesday.
New Roads will host Mary Star of the Sea in a wild card game in Division 7 on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The Jaguars completed the regular season as the third place side in the Coastal League. Mary Star is the at-large team from the Camino Real League.
St. Monica was awarded the No. 1 seed in Division 7 girls‚Äô soccer. The Mariners, who won the Camino Real League crown, host the winner of a wild card match on Thursday at 5 p.m. They will play the winner of the Lennox Academy, California Military Academy game, which takes place on Tuesday.
Samohi hosts Colony on Thursday in Division 4 at 5 p.m. The Vikings came in second in the Ocean League with Colony finishing second in the Mt. Baldy league.
Crossroads, the second place side from the Delphic League, hosts the winner of a wild card game between Alhambra and New Community Jewish Academy on Thursday at 5 p.m. The Division 7 wild card game takes place on Tuesday.
Pacifica Christian brings a perfect 12-0 record and first place finish in the Liberty League into the first round as the Seawolves host Tarbut V Torah on Thursday in Division 7. Tarbut was the second place team from the San Joaquin League.