The 2022 GHSA Class 5A Girls' State Soccer Champions -- Chamblee Lady Bulldogs Chamblee completed a historic DeKalb County Schools girls’ soccer season with an 8-1 victory over [...]
Chamblee's Kara Croone (17) battles Blessed Trinity's Lizzie Heller (12) for a loose ball that got away. Croone did not loose many battles on the night as she scored [...]
Lakeside senior Sam Newmyer (4) scored the Vikings only goal in a tough 3-4 PK loss to River Ridge in the Class 6A boys' quarterfinals. (Photo by Mark Brock) [...]
Chamblee's Kara Croone (17) puts shot past McIntosh keeper Avery Heeb for her second of four goals in the Lady Bulldogs 6-2 Class 5A Elite 8 state playoff win. [...]
Dunwoody's Lindsey Lampron scored on of the Lady Wildcats two goals in their 3-2 loss to West Forsyth in the Class 7A girls' Elite 8 soccer state playoffs. (Photo [...]
Lakeside keeper Finn Marchisen (left) and Zach Martin (right) played key roles in the Vikings' 3-1 Class 7A playoff win over Kennesaw Mountain at Adams Stadium. (Photo by Mark [...]
Chamblee's Solei Washington scored four goals including this blast from about 20 yards to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 10-0 Class 5A Sweet 16 win over Ware County. [...]
Dunwoody's Lindsey Lampron dribbles down the field during second half action of Dunwoody's 2-1 Class 7A girls' soccer playoff victory. Lampron scored both goals for the Lady Wildcats in [...]
Lakeside's Brayan Zetina scored a pair of goals in the Vikings 5-0 win including this penalty kick for a 1-0 lead at the half. (Photo by Mark Brock) [...]
Lakeside's Caitlin Chalker (4) scored a goal and had an assist during the Lady Vikings' 8-3 Class 6A girls' playoff victory over South Effingham. (Photo by Mark Brock) [...]
Druid Hills' Celia Sanchez moves up field against the Madison County defense during a 1-0 Class 4A state playoff loss. (Photo by Mark Brock) Madison County made a [...]
Chamblee's Sarah Washburn (14) maneuvers around a Woodland defender during Chamblee's 10-0 Class 5A first round state playoffs victory on Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Brock) Kara Croone struck [...]
Dunwoody's Sarah Holland (5) left the Etowah goalie on the ground with a great move to the goal, but another defender thwarted her effort to score on the play [...]
Girls' soccer action gets underway on Tuesday and some of the 8 teams represented include (clockwise from top left) Chamblee's Alexis Harris, Dunwoody's Lily Garrigan, Lakeside's Tristan Linscott and [...]
Southwest DeKalb's Ezekial Babara (8) races to the ball against Arabia Mountain's Mulbah Guilavogui (16). Babara had a goal and an assist on the night in the Panthers' 4-1 [...]
Chamblee's Angel Sabino (5) tries to avoid Stone Mountain's Nam Kua Aung (10) during first half action of Chamblee's 3-0 Region 5-5A victory over Stone Mountain on Tuesday. (Photo [...]
Tucker's Amedo Issaya (10) battles for control of the ball in front of the goal. Druid Hills Joe Win (3) and an unidentified teammate come up to defend. (Photo [...]
Dunwoody's Julia Guild (9) comes up to put a carom off Berkmar goalie Hailey Barrios into the net for one of two of her goals in the 9-0 Region [...]
Lakeside's Charisse Mmiller (20) beats a Holy Spirit Prep defender on the way to a first half goal in the Lady Vikings' 10-0 win on Tuesday night at Avondale [...]
Dunwoody's Lily Garrigan attacks the goal during first half action of the Lady Wildcats heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss to Walton in the Class 7A girls' state soccer playoffs. (Photo [...]
Lakeside’s 2008 Class AAAA state title victory gives the Vikings seven of the 16 state titles owned by DeKalb County.
DeKalb County Schools joined the Georgia High School Associations’ soccer championships in 1968 and promptly made a statement winning seven out of the next 8 state titles on the way to the current total of 16 boys’ state championships.
Briarcliff won the first boys’ state title in the county’s opening season in the GHSA sponsored championships in 1968. DeKalb missed out in 1969, but won titles every year from 1970 thru 1975 to prove a dominant force in soccer. Briarcliff added two more (1971, 1972) during this span to round out its three state titles while Lakeside also picked up three championship trophies (1970, 1974, 1975) in the run. Peachtree captured its only state title in 1973 to help complete the seven year run for DeKalb.
Another run of consecutive titles for the county came in 1978 to 1981. Lakeside won in 1978 and 1981 to sandwich two state titles by Southwest DeKalb in 1979 and 1980.
It would be eight years before DeKalb would bring home another title with Redan capturing the prized trophy in 1988. Henderson won its lone title in 1991 and Lakeside picked up its seventh in 1997.
Chamblee won its first state title (Class AAA) in 2008 giving DeKalb a double-dip in state titles that year.
The 2008 season was the first time two schools won titles in the same season as Lakeside won the class AAAA title 1-0 (3-1 PKs) over Southeast Whitfield and Chamblee won its first title with a 2-1 victory over Westminster. It was also the first state titles in 11 years for the district.
The county teams have had three of the final four in the state championships five times in the 47-year history of the state sponsored championships. The 1988 season was the most amazing of the time period as four DeKalb teams made the final four. Redan defeated Druid Hills for the title while Clarkston claimed third and Shamrock fourth.
Lakeside leads the country in state playoff victories with a 60-27-1 record followed by Druid Hills at 32-23, Redan at 21-17-1, Clarkston at 20-14-1 and Chamblee at 18-11.
State Titles (16)
- Lakeside (7) – 1970, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1997, 2008
- Briarcliff (3) – 1968, 1971, 1972
- Southwest DeKalb (2) – 1979, 1980
- Chamblee (1) – 2008
- Henderson (1) – 1991
- Peachtree (1) – 1973
- Redan (1) – 1988
Girls’ soccer started in 1982 in DeKalb County and a county championship was held from 1982 to 1987.
Stone Mountain dominated the tournament from 1985-87 winning three consecutive titles while going undefeated. Chamblee, Peachtree and Lakeside won the first three tournaments.
The first Girls’ Metro Atlanta Tournament was held in 1988 and was held until the state began sponsoring the state tournament in 1993. Henderson won the first ever Girls Metro Championship in 1988 by defeating fellow DeKalb rival Stone Mountain 2-1 giving the Lady Pirates their first loss in four years. Lakeside finished third as three DeKalb teams made the final four. This was considered the unofficial girls’ state championship at the time.
The 1993 state tournament had four DeKalb teams in the inaugural event in Lakeside, Stone Mountain, Tucker and Dunwoody. The Lakeside Lady Vikings shut out Lovett and Brookwood in the opening two rounds of the tournament before dropping a 2-1 decision to Pace Academy in the semifinals.
Stone Mountain reached the 1994 state semifinals where a 1-0 loss to Fayette County on a goal with just 1:50 remaining overtime ended the Lady Pirates’ season.
The Lady Vikings reached the only finals in the history of DeKalb in 1997 dropping a 1-0 decision to Marist in the Class AAA title game. The goal to Marist was the only goal allowed by Lakeside in its run to the finals which included shutouts of Tucker (3-0), North Hall (4-0) and Sandy Creek (2-0).
Lakeside would return to the semifinals in 1998 with wins of 12-0 over Eastside and 1-0 in overtime against North Gwinnett before losing a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime game to Starr’s Mill.
Lakeside also leads the girls’ contingent with a 17-19 state playoff record. Thirteen of the current 19 high schools hold at least one playoff appearance in their history. Martin Luther King, Jr. reached the state playoffs for the first time in school history in 2004 while Chamblee notched its first state playoff berth in 2009 to start a four-year run in the playoffs.
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