Mater Dei defeated Foothill 12-9 on Thursday to close out the season with a perfect 16-0 record, the top seed in the playoffs, and the no. 4 ranking in the Nike/LM Regional Top 10. The Monarchs and No. 6 Torrey Pines are the only two Southern California teams to make the list.
Here is what LM had to say:
4. Mater Dei (Calif.), 16-0. The Monarchs finished off an undefeated regular season with a 12-9 win over Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) on Thursday, as Grace Houser scored six goals and Lauren Gonzales and Mackenzie Wallevand each added five. Mater Dei earned the top seed in the Southern Section Orange County playoffs, where it meets Great Oak (Calif.) on Tuesday. Previous ranking: 4