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  • Water polo recruiting: Newport's O'Beck, Edison's May commit By DAN ALBANO
    Newport Harbor water polo center Christina O'Beck and Edison attacker Natalie May, left, have committed to colleges. O'Beck has committed to
    Mon Apr 21, 2014
  • Swim notes: New outdoor pool at Belmont Plaza earns rave reviews By DAN ALBANO
    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.
    Mon Apr 21, 2014
  • Fischer sisters selected first-team All-SoCal (updated) By DAN ALBANO
    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
    Mon Apr 21, 2014
  • 2014 All-league girls water polo teams (updated 4-17) BY DAN ALBANO
    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
    Thu Apr 17, 2014
  • Water polo recruiting: Ex-Sunny Hills standout signs with San Diego St. By DAN ALBANO
    Former Sunny Hills standout water polo player Alex Hoetker, now at Fullerton College, signed Wednesday with San Diego State, her mother, Deborah, reports. Hoetker was a Freeway League MVP
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • Sprague inducted into U.S. Hall of Fame BY DAN ALBANO
    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
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • Brumm doubling up for Foothill water polo BY DAN ALBANO
    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. Brumm
    Tue Apr 01, 2014
  • Girls water polo flash: Brumm takes over Foothill girls team By DAN ALBANO
    Veteran Foothill boys water polo coach Jim Brumm has been named the girls water polo coach at the Division 1 powerhouse, Foothill principal Nick Stephany confirmed Tuesday. Brumm repla
    Tue Apr 01, 2014
  • Girls water polo flash: Brumm takes over Foothill girls team By DAN ALBANO
    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.
    Tue Apr 01, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Haley Wan, Santa Margarita By DAN ALBANO
    Haley Wan Santa Margarita High School Swimming/Girls water polo GPA: 4.71 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
    Tue Apr 01, 2014
  • 2013-14 All-County girls water polo team BY DAN ALBANO
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR MAKENZIE FISCHER Laguna Beach, Jr., Attacker/Defender Read a feature about Fischer. COACH
    Sat Mar 29, 2014
  • University makes statement at Millikan BY DAN ALBANO
    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-
    Sat Mar 29, 2014
  • Water polo flash: El Toro's McCleave resigns after two seasons By DAN ALBANO
    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.
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • Water polo recruiting: El Toro center commits By DAN ALBANO
    El Toro all-South Coast League water polo center Matt Mundell (6-7, 250) has committed to Concordia in Irvine, his step-father, Dan, reports. Mundell's brother, Josh, also plays for Concordia.
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • 2013-14 All-County girls water polo: Second, third teams BY DAN ALBANO
    SECOND 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
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • Eagles shine in Millikan title defense By DAN ALBANO
    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
    Sun Mar 23, 2014
  • All-CIF water polo: Fischer, Wan, Osorio lead honors By DAN ALBANO
    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.
    Thu Mar 20, 2014
  • Water polo recruiting: Northwood goalie Shaw signs By DAN ALBANO
    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. Please send water polo recruiting news to Dan Albano at
    Tue Mar 18, 2014
  • Santa Margarita girls, CdM boys win Capo Valley Relays By DAN ALBANO
    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
    Sun Mar 16, 2014
  • O.C. swim preview: Girls athletes to watch By DAN ALBANO
    SWIMMERS Rebecca Aguilar, El Toro, Sr.; Kaitlyn Albertoli, JSerra, Jr.; Grace Anderson, Laguna Hills, Sr.; Taylor Ault, Sonora, Fr.; Mandy Barnes, Tesoro, Jr.; Camryn Barry, Santa Margarita, Fr.; Cara Borkovec, Laguna Beach, Sr.; Casey Brotherton, Tesoro, So.; Raselle
    Fri Mar 14, 2014
  • O.C. swim preview: Boys athletes to watch (updated) By DAN ALBANO
    SWIMMERS 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
    Fri Mar 14, 2014
  • O.C. swim preview: Who's No. 1? By DAN ALBANO
    Get ready for the swim season with the following features, players to watch and preseason rankings: Will University's depth charge sink the rest? Buzz already exists for 2
    Fri Mar 14, 2014
  • Girls water polo: Los Al product Fattal nominated for Sullivan Award By DAN ALBANO
    UCLA sophomore water polo player Rachel Fattal (Los Alamitos) has been nominated for the Sullivan Award, which annually honors the top amateur athletes. Fattal was selected the MPSF Ro
    Wed Mar 12, 2014
  • O.C. swim preview: Preseason O.C. boys rankings By DAN ALBANO
    SWIMMING AND DIVING '14 BOYS 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
    Tue Mar 11, 2014
  • Girls water polo: North captures O.C. all-star game By DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei's Brianna Daboub scored a power-play goal off a pass from Los Alamitos' Makenna Oberst to lift the North past the South, 9-8, in double sudden-death overtime in the 18t
    Sun Mar 09, 2014