CONCORD, CA (Jan. 26, 2024) — Two-time defending NCS champion Carondelet is 6-4-2 with those four losses only one more than the Cougars suffered in the past three seasons combined. The team is ranked second in NCS behind EBAL rival San Ramon Valley and just ahead of Danville’s other powerhouse Monte Vista.
Those three schools have won the past five NCS Division I championships and 16 of the last 20.
Northgate is 7-2-2 overall and 1-1-2 in the DAL aiming for a D-2 playoff berth again next month.
Clayton Valley Charter hasn’t posted a winning season since 2019-20 but the Ugly Eagles are off to a 7-0-2 record and a league leading 4-0 in the top heavy DAL.
They are ranked in the Top 10 of NCS in this rebound season for a school which has a long history of top-flight girls soccer teams.
North Coast Section playoffs run Feb. 13-24 with NorCal and State playoffs to follow into March.
Jay Bedecarré is a long-time resident and writer in Concord and Clayton. He began his newspaper writing career while still a senior at Mt. Diablo High School and he has been part of The Pioneer since its inception in 2003. Jay also operates Bay Area Festivals, presenting events around the San Francisco Bay Area including Bay Area KidFest annually in Downtown Concord.