While the 2013 part started a run of successes for local prep teams and athletes, the second half of the 2013-14 prep athletic year began quietly but ended with a bang.
The school year ended with more CIF championships won, both going to the athletic program at Huntington Beach High.
Below is the Part Two highlights from the 2014 portion of the school year.
January through June
Boys' Soccer: Edison got off to a red-hot start to the season and didn't lose in its first 18 games. The Chargers went on to capture the Sunset League championship and took a No. 2-seeding into the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. The Chargers advanced to the quarterfinal round where they were upended on penalty kicks (4-2) by Palos Verdes. Their outstanding season ended at 23-2-1.
Senior Connor Gordon set a school single-season record this year with 27 goals. He went on to be named Most Valuable Player on the 2014 All-Sunset League boys' soccer team. His Edison teammate, defender Ty O'Connor, was named Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
The duo would also earn a spot on the 2014 All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 boys' soccer team.
"I'm really proud of what this team accomplished this season," Edison Coach Charlie Breneman said.
Huntington Beach, an at-large entry from the Sunset League to the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs, dropped a 3-0 wild-card game at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.
Girls' Soccer: As did its male counterpart, the Edison girls' team played its way to a Sunset League championship and the 10th-ranked Chargers weaved their way through the CIF-SS Division playoffs all the way to the Division 1 title game. Minus key player and top scorer, MacKenzie Cerda, the Chargers fell, 3-0, in the final to fifth-ranked Santa Margarita.
Despite the loss, Edison made the CIF Southern California Regional Girls' Soccer Championships (Division 1). The Chargers lost at Torrey Pines (CIF San Diego Section), 4-1.
Edison Coach Kerry "Mac" Crooks said the Southern California Regional appearance was a first for the Edison program.
Joining Edison in postseason play was Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley in Division 1, and Ocean View in Division 6. Huntington, runner-up to Edison in the Sunset League, fell, 2-1, in a second-round game to Santa Margarita. Fountain Valley, an at-large entry to the playoffs from the Sunset League, dropped a 2-1 first-round game at Corona del Mar. Ocean View, the No. 3 team from the Golden West League, fell, 3-1, in a first-round game at Rialto.
MacKenzie Cerda was named MVP of the Sunset League. The senior also was selected as MVP of the CIF-SS Division 1 Girls' Soccer Team, an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Assn. of America, and was named the 2013-14 Gatorade California Girls Soccer Player of the Year.
She is the first player from Edison to be selected for the award.
"This is a huge honor for MacKenzie and I am beyond proud of her," Edison girls' soccer coach Kerry "Mac" Crooks said. "She had an amazing postseason and an unbelievable run. She really had an amazing career here, and it was so great to be able to witness all that she has done."
Girls' Water Polo: For the second consecutive year, the Ocean View girls' team found its way to the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine, host site of the CIF-SS water polo championships. And, as in the previous year, the Seahawks finished runner-up to the Division 7 crown.
In a final that pitted Golden West League rivals against one another, top-seeded Segerstrom pulled away late to score a 7-4 win over second-seeded Ocean View