- Team Record
- NCAA Requirements
- College Commitments
- Parent & Player Info
|12/7||Huntington Beach High||SMCHS||4:30pm|
|12/9||Canyon H.S. Anaheim||SMCHS||4:30pm|
|12/13||Northwood High School||Northwood||3:15pm|
|12/16||Dana Hills High school||SMCHS||4:30pm|
|12/18||Alumni Game 2021||SMCHS||10:00am|
|12/20-12/22||SilverLakes Tournament||Silver lakes Norco||TBD|
|1/6||Rosary||Rosary/OC Great Park||03:00pm|
|1/11||Mater Dei||Mater Dei||3:15pm|
|2/1||Orange Lutheran||Orange Lutheran||3:15pm|
|12/7||Huntington Beach High||SMCHS||6:00pm|
|12/9||Canyon High Anaheim||SMCHS||6:00pm|
|12/16||Dana Hills High||SMCHS||6:00pm|
|12/20-12/22||Silverlakes Tournament||Silverlakes -Norco||TBD|
|1/6||Rosary||Rosary/OC Great Park||3:00pm|
|1/11||Mater Dei||Mater Dei||4:30pm|
|1/26||Mater Dei- Senior Game||SMCHS||6:30pm|
|2/1||Orange Lutheran||Orange Lutheran||5:00pm|
|12/4||Crean Lutheran-JV||Crean Lutheran||1:00pm|
|12/7||Huntington Beach High||SMCHS||3:00pm|
|12/9||Canyon High Anaheim||SMCHS||3:00pm|
|12/16||Dana Hills High School||SMCHS||3:00pm|
|12/20-12/22||Silverlakes tournament||Silverlakes Norco||TBD|
|1/7||Pacifica Christian High school||PCHS/Vangaurd University fld||3:00pm|
|1/11||Mater Dei||Mater Dei||3:00pm|
|1/13||Pacific Christian High School||PCHS/Vangaurd University||3:00pm|
|2/1||Orange Lutheran||Orange Lutheran||6:45pm|
Varsity Head Coach | Eddie Huerta
This year marks Coach Huerta’s 26th year of coaching high school soccer. He began coaching at SMCHS for the 1996-97 season, when the Eagles captured their first Division 2 Championship. Eddie graduated from Concordia University in Irvine where he earned numerous goal-keeping honors as a starter all four years. With his teaching degree, Coach Huerta enjoys a rewarding career inspiring young athletes to excel not only in the classroom at Newhart Middle School, but also on the playing field. Eddie coaches the Lady Eagles in summer league and helps facilitate the SMCHS soccer camps. He also coaches young female players in club soccer. Coach Huerta is married to Paulette and resides in Rancho Santa Margarita with his daughters, Alexes and Ravyn.
Assistant Varsity | Alexes Huerta
Coach Alexes is in her third year of coaching at SMCHS but has been a Santa Margarita Eagle since the age of 6. As young player attending SMCHS camps to playing club soccer at the highest level for clubs like the SC Blues and Irvine Strikers where she earned several State Cups, 1 Regional Cup and one National Title. As a four year varsity letterman and captain her senior year at Trabuco Hills high school she earned team awards and all league recognition. A health related issue retired her as a player and she pursued a career in health care. When she is not on the field she is a Medical Biller for Kaiser Permanente and competing as a Spartan Racer. “I look forward to growing as person and coach in one of the greatest high school soccer programs in the country."
junior varsity head coach | coach kelsey turchi
Coach Kelsey Turchi played soccer for 20 years. She is in her first-year coaching here at SMCHS. Coach Turchi has played soccer and lacrosse at Tesoro High School, while also playing club soccer at quality clubs in South Orange County. Not ready to be done playing, Coach Turchi continued playing and coaching at the club soccer level at Cal State University San Marcos where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree. Coach Turchi was a positive impact to the soccer community on campus as the Vice President of the CSUSM collegiate soccer club for 4 years. Coach Turchi will implement her passion for the game and promote fitness and nutrition to strengthen the Girls Soccer Program here at SMCHS.
frosh-soph head coach | coach christina
Christina played soccer competitively for 12 years. She played her high school years at SMCHS for 4 years as a goalie, and then attended the University of Arizona. This is her 14th year coaching at SMCHS and she is excited to be involved with the girls soccer program. Christina works during the day as a preschool teacher. Away from her teaching job, she enjoys spending time with her husband Dan, son Royce, and daughter Lillian.
YEAR RECORD FINISH
- 94-95 22-5-2 Quarterfinalist
- 95-96 21-2-3 Semifinalist
- 96-97 19-1-3 D2 Champs
- 97-98 15-5-5 D2 Champs
- 98-99 15-4-7 D3 Champs
- 99-00 18-4-0 Semifinalist
- 00-01 20-2-2 D3 Champs
- 01-02 21-1-2 D3 Champs
- 02-03 17-6-3 Quarterfinalist
- 03-04 21-5-4 Semifinalist
- 04-05 16-4-2 Semifinalist
- 05-06 11-6-1 1st round
- 06-07 14-6-6 1st round
- 07-08 15-1-8 2nd round
- 08-09 12-9-4 Quarterfinalist
- 09-10 18-4-3 Semifinalist
- 10-11 25-5-3 Semifinalist
- 11-12 18-5-4 Semifinalist
- 12-13 10-6-4 Quarterfinalist
- 13-14 16-4-4 D1 Champs
- 14-15 13-8-5 Quarterfinalist
- 15-16 25-6-0 D1 Champs, D1 Regional Champs, #1 Ranked in USA
- 16-17 13-4-4 2nd Round
- 17-18 15-6-5 CIF Finalist, Regional Semifinalist
- 18-19 15-5-3 Quarterfinalists
- 19-20 15-3-2 League Champions, Quarterfinalist
- 20-21 13-3 2nd Round
NCAA member schools have adopted rules to create an equitable recruiting environment that promotes student-athlete well-being. The rules define who may be involved in the recruiting process, when recruiting may occur and the conditions under which recruiting may be conducted. Recruiting rules seek, as much as possible, to control intrusions into the lives of student-athletes.
The NCAA defines recruiting as “any solicitation of prospective student-athletes or their parents by an institutional staff member or by a representative of the institution’s athletics interests for the purpose of securing a prospective student-athlete’s enrollment and ultimate participation in the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program.”
Gianna Christiansen '21 - University of Arizona
Grace Klosinski '21 - University of Arizona
Mackenzie MacMillan '21 - Boise State University
Sophia Pearlman '21 - Colorado State University
Lauren Epping '21 - Chapman University
Taylor McKindley '21 - Allegheny College
Lauren Memoly '21 - TCU
Maddie Baker '22 - Washington State University
Christa Hayden '23 - University of Michigan
Alexa Morris '22 - Pt. Loma University
Welcome to SMCHS,
This is a special place for your daughters to matriculate and grow into fine young ladies. Our school and program is Christ centered and Caritas Christi is the compass that guides us. Be assured myself and the coaching staff will treat your daughters with respect and dignity in every capacity. The High School experience is short and the soccer season is even shorter. Stay positive with each other and your daughter. There are many life lessons that come from playing sports so enjoy this small moment in your daughters life. The coaching staff and myself would like to convey some clear guidelines and expectations listed below.
*Coaching staff will never discuss soccer strategy or playing time with parents.
*Encourage your daughter to personally speak to the coaches when there is confusion regarding but not limited to:
- Understanding and Executing Tactical expectations.
- Roles within the Formation that is being utilized in a given match.
- Personal struggles such as injuries, illness and necessary treatments.
Players are to initiate these conversations, rather than parents. Understand that the coaching staff has a method of creating success for the program and it’s athletes. Parents should not interfere with this process. There will be successes and failures but we need to keep to our core convictions regarding SMCHS and the Girls Soccer Program.
Parents must understand that only 11 players can be on the field at one time. There is an ongoing performance based competition in trainings and games that will determine the 11 players and subs participating on game day. This will always be at the coach’s discretion. Playing time could differ from match to match and players are to honor their commitment to the program regardless of the amount of playing time they receive.
Finally, the coaching staff understands there will be moments in which you disagree with methods, strategy, subbing and even the ref during a match. Be assured we will conduct ourselves in a manner that represents SMCHS and program in the highest regard. Parents on the sideline are expected to as well.
Uniforms and Program Information will be delivered
GIRLS SOCCER PICTURE DAY | TBA
Field players must wear Royal uniform kit, Goalkeepers dressed out in uniform, No practice this day
HIGH SCHOOL PRACTICE BEGINS | VARSITY ONLY - TBA | JV and FS - TBA
Please must wear practice gear