Belmont Plaza’s new outdoor pool was well-received by Orange County swimmers Friday night at the Klaus Barth Invitational.
From the starting blocks to the scenic location near the beach, the Myrtha pool earned positive reviews.
Here are the selections for the all-Southern California girls water polo teams as voted upon by Southern Section coaches. The final number to the right is the number of votes players received. Register player of the year Makenzie Fischer of Laguna Beach was the lone unanimous pick, though 2013 Register player of the year Haley Wan
GIRLS WATER POLO
CENTURY LEAGUE (Div. 1)
MVP: Cana Manzella, Foothill, Jr.
First Team: Emily Konishi, Foothill, Jr.; Sydney Groot, Foothill, Sr., Julia Sellers, Foothill, Jr.; Jena Jekums, Canyon, Jr.; Julia Van Marter, Canyon, Jr.; Marcela Portales, Villa P
LA HABRA – Jim Sprague prefers to focus more on the future than the past.
The 78-year-old water polo coach still rises early to lead morning workouts for hungry players at Sonora. He still films the sessions with hopes of improving a player’s technique.
He saunters to the pool deck with the aid of a stroller but his m
Foothill has hired its veteran boys water polo coach, Jim Brumm, to coach the Knights’ girls water polo team, Principal Nick Stephany confirmed Tuesday.
Brumm replaces fourth-year coach Jeff Colton, who resigned for personal reasons during last season, just 3 1/2 weeks before the playoffs started.
Veteran Foothill boys water polo coach Jim Brumm has been named the girls coach at the Division 1 powerhouse, Principal Nick Stephany confirmed Tuesday.
Brumm replaces Jeff Colton, who resigned in late January for personal reasons.
More info to come.
Santa Margarita High School
Swimming/Girls water polo
Wan is a four-year varsity swimmer and water polo player. She helped the No. 1 Eagles capture the Millikan Southern Section Relays on March 22. She also is a two-time CIF Division 2 player of the year in water pol
MISSION VIEJO – University’s boys swim team positioned itself in prelims as the favorite entering Saturday night’s 43rd Millikan Southern Section Relays.
But instead of cruising through finals, the Trojans turned on the jets and enhanced their status as major CIF Division 1 contenders.
Orange County’s top-
El Toro boys and girls water polo coach Brett McCleave has resigned for family reasons, he said Friday.
McCleave guided the El Toro boys the past two seasons after replacing Coach Don Stoll, who retired.
He also served as a co-head coach and head coach the past two seasons with El Toro's girls water polo team.
Kacey Avalos, Santa Margarita, Sr.
Bella Baldridge, Laguna Beach, Fr.
Sydney Blubaugh, Mater Dei, Sr.
Cara Borkovec, Laguna Beach, Sr.
Aria Fischer, Laguna Beach, Fr.
Cleo Harrington, Newport Harbor, Sr., GK
Ella Weber, Los Alamitos, S
MISSION VIEJO The term “depth” in swimming sometimes describes swimmers who are more role players than standouts.
Santa Margarita’s girls team appears set to redefine that terminology, and maybe a few records.
“I think we’re more than depth,” senior Emily Gibson said Saturday night at th
Laguna Beach junior Makenzie Fischer, Santa Margarita senior Haley Wan and Segerstrom senior Melissa Osorio have been selected CIF players of the year in their respective divisions in girls water polo, the Southern Section announced.
Northwood water polo goalie Tim Shaw has signed with Loyola Marymount, the Timberwolves announced.
Shaw helped Northwood capture a share of the Pacific Coast League title and was selected first-team all-league.
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Santa Margarita’s No. 1 girls dominated despite not having their top swimmer and Corona del Mar’s boys showed they’ve reloaded.
Crean Lutheran’s unranked girls sprinted past two county-ranked teams to finish second while a transfer from the Washington, D.C.-area had San Clemente’s unranked boys lookin
Brandon Boval, Tesoro, Sr.; Spencer Carroll, Mater Dei, Jr.; Arturo Cerda, Santa Margarita, Jr.; Matt Chalcarz, Capistrano Valley, Sr.; Luca Cupido, Newport Harbor, Sr.; Alex Felix, Capistrano Valley, Jr.; Fernando Ferreira, Beckman, Jr.; Thomas Gillespie, Ediso
SWIMMING AND DIVING '14
O.C. TOP 10 PRESEASON DUAL MEET POLL
1. University: Corey Okubo and the ultra-deep Trojans could challenge for a Division 1 crown
2. Edison: Thomas Smith is talented front-man for a squad that looks like a Division 1 sleeper
3. Santa Margar