SVHS GIRLS SOCCER HISTORY
The Simi Valley High School Girls Soccer Program was established in 1980 by Mr. Mark Johnson. Mr. Johnson was the assistant coach during the first season of 1980-1981. In 1981-82, during the programs first year under Mr. Johnson’s guidance, the Girls Soccer Program posted an overall record of 16-2-0 (W-L-T) as an independent school, and made the CIF playoffs.
In the 1982-83 season, the Girls Program played its 1st season in the Marmonte League posting a league record of 9-1-2, an overall record of 19-2-4, and won the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIF-SS) DIV-I with a perfect 4-0 record!
Mr. Johnson was the Simi High Girls Varsity Head Coach from 1981-2012, a total of 32 seasons. During his tenure from 1981-2000, Mr. Johnson posted an overall school record of 375-89-42, a 78.5% winning percentage. During this time, his teams have only failed to make the CIF-SS playoffs once (95’-96’), going to the C.I.F. Southern Section (CIF-SS) Finals four times, and winning the C.I.F. crown in 1982-1983. In 1997-98, his team went to the CIF-SS Semi-Finals before losing to Mission Viejo. During his tenure, the Lady Pioneer teams won the Marmonte League Championship ten times. They have won the SVHS Holiday Tournament numerous times, and have won other tournament championships such as the South Torrance, Orange Coast, LA Games, Foothill Excalibur, Ocean View, San Marcos, Maui Hawaii Cup, and the Australian Youth Umbro Cup.
In 2012, Mr. Johnson retired from teaching and coaching, and the 2nd official coach in school history, Mr. Michael Popp, took control of the Girls Soccer Program. In his 1st season at the helm, Mr. Popp guided the Lady Pioneers to a Marmonte League record of 5-4-5, an overall record of 7-4-7, and made the CIF-SS playoffs in his first season as head coach. Simi High school moved the Coastal Canyon League prior to the start of the 2014-2015 season.
In June 2015, Mr. Justin Vaughn, assumed the helm as the Girls Soccer Varsity Head Coach, and is the 3rd official coach in the program's history.
The following is an historical account of the Simi Valley High School Girls Varsity Soccer record since its establishment:
- CIF-SS DIV-I Champions: 1983.
- CIF-SS DIV-I Finalists: 1985, 1989, 1991, & 1998.
- CIF-SS Semi-Finalists: 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993
- CIF-SS DIV-I Quarter Finalists: 1984. * Marmonte League Champions: 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998.
In addition, during the course of its history, the Simi Valley High School Girls Soccer Program have won the following tournaments:
- South Torrance 2011
- Orange Coast Champions 2010
- South Torrance 2009
- SVHS Holiday Tournament 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998
- LA Games
- Foothill Excalibur
- Ocean View
- San Marcos
- Maui Hawaii Cup
- Australian Youth Umbro Cup.
Special Note: The Simi Valley High School Girls Soccer Program would like to “Thank” Mr. Mark Johnson for providing all of the historical information and records for the Tournaments, Marmonte League, and CIF-SS records.