Carlos Arias’ favorite fans: Rosary
The campus at Rosary is a tight-knit community.
The all-girls Catholic school features students who are extremely involved with clubs and extracurricular activities, which means there is a ton of support for the athletic programs.
Rosary's fans pack the school's tiny on-campus gym for big Trinity League girls basketball games, and the Royals faithful cheer with the same intensity when their team is involved in a razor-thin decision or is down by 20 points.
I saw a girl in the student section lose her mind when Royals guard Samantha Hernandez knocked down a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter that cut JSerra's lead to 17 points during a game this season. You would have thought Hernandez just hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the CIF-SS finals.
That's how hard these Royals fans pull for their team.
The student section is always filled with clever chants. One of my favorites was earlier this season when the fans recognized OCVarsity videographer Jonathan Khamis and started chanting "OC-VARSITY!" Of course, that landed them a spot on Khamis' highlight video and on the top of my list of favorite fans.