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January 15, 1996 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jorge Valenzuela sits under a flood light one evening at Marina High, listening to the dope. They were good, Jorge. Three championships. Mild interest registers on his face. Sixty-one games without a loss. He nods. Valenzuela, in his first year as Viking girls' soccer coach, seems indifferent to the aura of prominence into which he has stepped. "I'm trying to create an aura for myself," he says. Valenzuela's imperviousness to the Marina mystique also might be born of a healthy sense of reality.
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January 15, 1996 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jorge Valenzuela sits under a flood light one evening at Marina High, listening to the dope. They were good, Jorge. Three championships. Mild interest registers on his face. Sixty-one games without a loss. He nods. Valenzuela, in his first year as Viking girls' soccer coach, seems indifferent to the aura of prominence into which he has stepped. "I'm trying to create an aura for myself," he says. Valenzuela's imperviousness to the Marina mystique also might be born of a healthy sense of reality.
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November 30, 1995
The Marina girls' soccer team's 61-game unbeaten streak ended Tuesday in a season-opening, 2-1, loss to visiting Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Vikings finished 21-0-1 last season, winning their third consecutive Southern Section Division I title. Eight players graduated from that team, including Marcy Crouch, the Southern Section's defensive player of the year.
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May 24, 1997 | PAUL McLEOD
Southern California College men's soccer Coach Dave McLeish has changed his mind and will not double as Marina High boys' coach, he said Friday. "I reevaluated what it would take to do a really good job and decided I was coming up short on the energy level," McLeish said. "I decided that there just isn't enough time to do both." McLeish said he would continue to teach Spanish at Marina. The Vikings also are looking for a girls' soccer coach after the resignation of Jorge Valenzuela this spring.
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June 20, 1997 | MARTIN BECK
Tino Ray Younger has been hired as Marina girls' soccer coach, Marina Athletic Director Larry Doyle said Thursday. Doyle also announced that Martin Lippens, the interim boys' soccer coach, has been given the permanent position. Lippens, a Southern California College student, plays for the SCC men's soccer team. Younger, who coached the El Modena girls' team for four seasons before resigning in 1994, will try to lead Marina back into the playoffs.
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September 20, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Jorge Valenzuela, a Splash goalkeeper, has agreed to become coach of the Marina girls' soccer team, he said Tuesday night. Valenzuela, 30, runs a goalkeeper school and has organized camps for children 6 to high school age. Valenzuela takes over a program that has not lost in 61 games and finished the 1995 season ranked No. 3 in the National Soccer Coaches of America poll. "We wanted to make sure we got somebody who could deal with high school girls," Marina Athletic Director Larry Doyle said.
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June 27, 1994
Houston scored the final three goals and beat the Splash, 7-5, in a Continental Indoor Soccer League game in front of 4,989 Sunday at the Summit in Houston. It was the first loss of the season for Anaheim (6-1) and the first home victory for Houston (2-4). The Splash led, 4-1, at the half but Houston scored three goals in the third quarter to tie the score, 4-4. Anaheim went up, 5-4, on a goal by Rod Castro 5 minutes 59 seconds into the fourth quarter.
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November 30, 1995
Coach: Jorge Valenzuela (first year). 1994-95: 21-0-1 overall, 9-0-1 and first place in the Sunset League; won its third-consecutive Southern Section Division I title, extending its unbeaten streak to 61 consecutive and becoming the first team since Mission Viejo in 1988 to win three consecutive major division titles. Key returners: Monique Alvino, forward, Jr.; Lisa Anderson, midfielder, Sr.; Jenny Benson, midfielder, Sr.; Yvonne Burns, midfielder, Sr.; Tara Donegan, midfielder, Sr.
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January 12, 1996 | WENDY WITHERSPOON
The Marina girls' soccer team turned heads last month when it won the Excalibur tournament and it has held people's attention since with a 2-0-1 start in the Sunset League. Marina defeated Esperanza, 3-2, Thursday, to remain undefeated in league. With each victory, the Vikings are showing that they have survived the loss of eight senior starters from last season's team. "I'm not really surprised," first-year Marina Coach Jorge Valenzuela said. "I know they are a good group of girls.
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April 25, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Splash went for offense with its first pick of the 1997 Continental Indoor Soccer League player draft, but tried to shore up its defense with its final four picks. Kevin Sloan, 26, played five years indoors in the NPSL and had 224 goals and 96 assists in 170 games. He played five games last year with Sacramento.
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December 30, 1995 | WENDY WITHERSPOON
With the help of one of its few veteran stars and a rookie goalkeeper, the Marina girls' soccer team made an improbable return to glory Friday, defeating Glendora St. Lucy's, 1-0, to win its third consecutive Excalibur tournament championship at Foothill High. Jenny Benson, one of three returning starters for Marina, scored on a penalty kick in the 15th minute and Sarah Wahl, a freshman goalkeeper, had 15 saves to almost single-handedly keep the Vikings in the game after that.
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