By the Numbers

  • 53 CIF Player of the Year Award Winners
  • 73 CIF championships, 228 league championships and 8 state championships
  • 133 Individual and Relay CIF Championships
  • 25 CIF teams, plus club sports including roller hockey, ice hockey, equestrian and surfing
  • 10 time recipient of the CIF Commissioner's Cup which honors the top boys and girls athletic programs in the CIF Southern Section. The boys athletic program has won the CIF Southern Section Commissioners Cup three times (1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998) and the girls have won it seven times (1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2002-2003, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2018-2019). Winners of the Commissioner’s Cup are determined by a point system that provides 5 points for a CIF Divisional Championship, 3 points for a runner-up finish, 2 points for advancing to the semifinal round or a third place team finish and one point for a fourth place finish.
  • 2014 recipient of the Orange County Athletic Directors Association, Female Athlete of the Year: Haley Wan
  • 2016 recipient of the Orange County Athletic Directors Association, Male Athlete of the Year: Grant Shoults
  • 2021 recipient of the Orange County Athletic Directors Association, Male Athlete of the Year: Speedy Laster
  • Home of the Eagles, Santa Margarita’s athletic program includes 14 sports with 25 CIF-sanctioned teams. SMCHS also offers club sports including ice hockey, roller hockey, equestrian and surfing.
  • 31 current Santa Margarita coaches have earned the title of Orange County, CIF, or State Coach of the Year
  • 3 Olympic Gold Medals belonging to Amy Rodriguez '05 (Women's Soccer, Beijing '08, London '12) and Klay Thompson '08 (Men's Basketball, Rio, '16)
  • 3 Gatorade Players of the Year: 2004-2005 Amy Rodriguez, Soccer, National Player of the Year; 2010-2011 Lauren Bohaboy, Soccer, California Player of the Year; 2017-2018 Devon Chang, Volleyball, California Player of the Year