Foothill High will play host to six of the top-eight ranked women’s water polo teams in the world, including reigning Olympic champion United States, this week in the Holiday Cup.
The round-robin tournament runs Wednesday night through Sunday afternoon and also includes Australia, Russia, Greece, Netherlands and Canada.
It’s a factoid that Aliso Niguel doesn’t mention proudly but it’s one that the Wolverines’ girls water polo team could wipe away this winter.
The factoid: Aliso Niguel remains in pursuit of its first varsity league title in aquatics, which covers boys and girls water polo and boys and girls swimming.
The South survived a fierce fourth-period surge by the North to capture the Orange County all-star boys water polo match, 17-15, in a shootout at Santa Margarita on Sunday.
The South led, 14-8, after three periods, but the North scored seven goals in the final quarter to force overtime. Tied, 15-15, after regulation, the teams moved to s
In the Valley tournament final:
Aliso Niguel 7, Sunny Hills 5: The Wolverines scored three consecutive goals in the fourth period and got 18 saves from goalie Anastazia Virgin to claim two coveted prizes at Tustin.
Tim Fredericksen had been laid off as a teacher in Long Beach when an intriguing coaching opportunity surfaced.
Segerstrom was starting a boys water polo program and Fredericksen knew the school's athletic director at the time, Frank Alvarado, from his student-teaching days at Santa Ana.
Both parts of the equation appealed to Fre
McQuin Baron's abilities in water polo inspired several labels while he played for Mater Dei.
He was called the X-factor. The backbone of the defense. The heartbeat of his team. And arguably one of the best goalies in Orange County history.
Now there's one more to add.
The goalie who oversaw the Monarchs' record-setting w
A new-look NCAA men’s water polo championship will have a familiar team seeking a record title this weekend at Stanford.
Five-time defending champion USC is the top seed for the expanded tournament, which begins Thursday with two new play-in games.
The Trojans (26-4) play Saturday at 1 p.m. against the winner of Thur
Minna Mattis scored five goals and Shannon Grossman added three as Troy’s girls water polo team opened its season with a 10-5 victory against visiting La Serna on Wednesday.
Goalie Jessica Harris added 10
In girls water polo Tuesday:
No. 9 Rosary 11, Yorba Linda 8 (OT): Sabrina Garabet and Anastacia Gonzalez each scored four goals to help the visiting Royals (2-0) edge the Mustangs (0-1). Garabet, a freshman, also had four assists while goalie Jessica Hermosillo made 11 saves for Ro
A wild MPSF men’s water polo season appears headed for a dramatic finale this weekend as the University of Pacific plays host to the conference tournament that will help sort the competition for the new-loo
Segerstrom's boys water polo team showed Saturday how far it has come in just three varsity seasons.
The Jaguars captured their first CIF-SS title, and they did it with several players who learned to swim in high school.
Many of Orange County's top programs receive incoming freshmen who have played age-group water polo for years,
The senior goalie made 15 saves to lead the Jaguars to their first CIF title in a 9-8 overtime victory against Yorba Linda in the Division 7 final Saturday. Gomez made four his saves in the second three-minute overtime to seal the victory and also blocked a penalty shot in the second period.
IRVINE – Mater Dei’s boys water polo players slowly exchanged hugs afterward, almost as if they didn’t want to let go of a special time.
Monarchs coach Chris Segesman clapped for his players as they swam to the edge of the pool, defeated in the CIF-Southern Section finals for the first time since 2007.
IRVINE – Foothill's boys water polo team built a reputation for grit and upsets during the playoffs but the Knights finally met their match Saturday night.
Top-seeded Agoura flashed its championship-pedigree in a convincing, 11-5, victory in the CIF-SS Division 2 final at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center.
IRVINE - When their journey finally ended Saturday, Segerstrom’s boys water polo players took turns kissing their newly acquired prize:
The school’s first CIF water polo championship plaque.
The Jaguars, in their third season of playing at the varsity level, capped a rapid ascent to CIF prominence by edging Yorba Lind
Foothill's boys water polo team fell to top-seeded Agoura, 11-5, in the CIF Division 2 final Saturday night in Irvine.
The Knights were coming off upsets against No. 2 Murrieta Valley and No. 3 Dos Pueblos of Goleta but trailed Agoura, 6-2, at halftime.
More news and photos to come.