Posted by Windward I suppose on February 26, 2019 at 16:02:31:
In Reply to: Re: GBB posted by Concerned Citizen on February 26, 2019 at 14:24:19:
: : : : : Chaminade girls best private school program in SoCal? 4 CIF and 2 State chips in 7 years??
: : : : #1 Windward
: : : : #2 Sierra Canyon
: : : : #3 Bishop M
: : : : #4 Mater Dei
: : : : That's my top privates in SoCal the past recent years.
: : : #Windward I agree
: : : The others what have you done for me lately?
: : Over the last 10 years, I would go with some order of Harvard Westlake, Windward, Chaminade, Alemany, Mater Dei, Sierra Canyon.
: : For the top spot, I would say it's close between Windward and Chaminade based on championships and divisions. You can argue Sierra Canyon has multiple CIF and State titles, but they were Div 4/5 (with 2 Pac-12 level players); since Open started, they haven't been able to get a championship yet, while Chaminade and Windward have. But maybe they move into the conversation if they can win State this year.
: : : Ummm Chaminade had two All-Americans on that team for a stint of time as well. How many Championships would one expect with 2 of those on your team? All of these tremendous players are just going to private schools. Not a bad thing. Cleary if you coach at a private school, you already have the transfer package pretty much guaranteed annually. And those transfers are starters. How hard is it to be the best when academics, small class sizes, more controlled environment, etc. (for free or close to free) play a major role in helping to recruit for you? Ironically, I'm not saying that this is a bad thing. It's actually great. Who wouldn't want those things for their child? So, the appeal is already there for most parents. To add the fact that these great players can get all of that by transferring in to a private school, MOST of these "Top school dynasty" talks are going to be about only private schools. So, who is the best??? Probably whichever school has more top players, hold backs and double hold backs that transfer into their school more times than the rest. That's just the situation. So, the conversation seems pretty "surfacey", considering what's all entailed in the school programs. They are fun teams to watch for girls basketball though.
Chaminade is a great program with much past success. But much like Sierra, not having great success thus far with open division. Chaminade has been winning in division one which is basically for ninth place. This puts them behind Sierra that just finished in second place. That puts the dynasty basically in this particular post to Windward. I do believe Mater Dei has a lot of past success and is still a contender.
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