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2015 Boys Water Polo Archive Stories

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  • U.S. men's water polo shows promise but falls to Canada BY DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH The up-and-coming talent on the U.S. men’s water polo team surfaced a bit late Monday night against Canada at the FINA Intercontinental Tournament at Corona del Mar. But after a dismal first half, at least the promise arrived, sparking inspired play for the Americans in their opening match of the eight-nation tourname
    Tue Mar 31, 2015
  • Azevedo, U.S. men's water polo team begin Olympic journey at CdM BY DAN ALBANO
    The U.S. men’s water polo team will feature four-time Olympian Tony Azevedo this week as it begins a quest to qualify for the 2016 Olympics by playing host to the FINA Intercontinental Tournament at Corona del Mar High. The Americans need to finish in the top-four at the eight-nation tournament to adv
    Sun Mar 29, 2015
  • All-County girls water polo team BY DAN ALBANO
    The Register’s All-County girls water polo team for the 2014-15 season. ******************* MAKENZIE FISCHER Laguna Beach, Senior The Register’s player of the year.
    Fri Mar 27, 2015
  • Girls water polo player of the year: Makenzie Fischer BY DAN ALBANO
    The standards for Makenzie Fischer and her Laguna Beach girls water polo team were sky-high from the start. She entered the season as the reigning Orange County and CIF-SS Division 1 player of the year on a team seeking to defend a section championship. How could Fischer and the Breakers possibly top that? They fou
    Fri Mar 27, 2015
  • Boys water polo: CdM's Spruth joins wave to Pepperdine BY DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar water polo player Garrett Spruth has committed to Pepperdine, Sea Kings boys coach Barry O'Dea confirmed. Spruth was a first-team all-Pacific Coast League selection w
    Tue Mar 24, 2015
  • Spring notes: Peirsol makes his debut
    The large straw hat and sunglasses offered protection from the sun but briefly hid his identity Saturday afternoon before the boys Millikan Southern Section Relays. But as he approached, the embroidered name on his shirt - Coach Aaron - gave him away. In his typical low-key and humble style, five-time Olympic gold medalist and world-reco
    Tue Mar 24, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Laguna Beach's Makenzie Fischer scores against Italy BY DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach senior Makenzie Fischer scored once and Newport Harbor senior Carlee Kapana went the distance in goal as the U.S. women's national water polo team lost to host Italy, 1
    Mon Mar 23, 2015
  • Boys water polo: Servite hires assistant coach from UC Irvine BY DAN ALBANO
    Servite has hired UC Irvine assistant men's water polo coach Milos Skaljac as its boys assistant, Friars water polo coach Andy Coffman reports. "He is a great addition to Servite an
    Wed Mar 18, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Makenzie Fischer to defer freshman year at Stanford BY DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach senior water polo player Makenzie Fischer, recently voted CIF Division 1 player of the year for a second consecutive season, said she will defer her enrollment at Stanford until 2016 so s
    Tue Mar 17, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Sellers, Portales lead North to all-star victory BY DAN ALBANO
    Foothill's Julia Sellers scored four goals and Villa Park's Marcela Portales added three to lead the North past the South, 11-9, in the Orange County girls water polo all-star game Sun
    Mon Mar 16, 2015
  • 2014-15 All-CIF girls water polo team
    The All-CIF girls water polo teams were announced Monday. Two Orange County players - Laguna Beach’s Makenzie Fischer (Division 1) and El Toro’s Maddy Damato (Division 2) - were selected player of the year for their division. Laguna Beach’s Ethan Damato (Division 1) and El Toro’s Justin Johnson (Division 2
    Mon Mar 16, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Dana Hills' Baba commits to Hawaii BY DAN ALBANO
    Dana Hills girls water polo player Madison Baba has committed to Hawaii of the Big West Conference, her father, Nick, reports. Baba scored 114 goals to help the Dolphins finish third in
    Tue Mar 10, 2015
  • Water polo recruiting: Capo Valley's Rendina, Northwood's Garas commit BY DAN ALBANO
    Capistrano Valley water polo center Jacob Rendina and Northwood water polo player Michael Garas have committed to four-year schools, their coaches report. Rendina, co-MVP of the Sea View
    Mon Mar 09, 2015
  • O.C. Register's swim standards for 2015 BY DAN ALBANO
    Here are the Register's 2015 swim standards for reporting results for the daily edition of the paper. It's recommended that times are reported using admin tool that feeds OCVarsity.com, emailing dalbano@ocregister.com or calling 714-796-7804 BOYS SWIMMING200-yard medley relay (1:48.00) 200 free (1:48.50)
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Girls water polo: Div. 1 semifinal preview: Newport Harbor-Foothill By DAN ALBANO
    WEDNESDAY’S CIF-SS GIRLS WATER POLO SEMIFINALS DIVISION 1 NEWPORT HARBOR (23-6) VS. FOOTHILL (25-4) Site, time: William Woollett Jr. Aquatics
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Morgan lifts CdM into the semifinals BY DAN ALBANO
    Grace Morgan delivered a perfectly timed breakthrough Saturday in her season-long mission to build confidence and find her offensive niche. The senior matched her season high with five goals to help lead Corona del Mar’s fourth-seeded girls water polo team past visiting No. 5 Orange Lutheran, 11-8, in the CIF-SS Division 1 q
    Sat Feb 21, 2015
  • Barnett brings dynasty-making journey to an end BY DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH - Bill Barnett spun the tales from his desk in the Newport Harbor team room. Dressed in blue shorts and a neatly tucked white-collared shirt, the 72-year-old water polo coach left the door open to a sunny afternoon and laughed plenty despite a plethora of medical challenges behind him and unforeseen ones ahead.
    Fri Feb 20, 2015
  • Strong finish advances Ocean View to next round BY DAN ALBANO
    Ocean View’s girls water polo team showed its resiliency again Thursday night in the CIF-SS Division 6 playoffs. The second-seeded Seahawks scored on their first four possessions of the fourth period to shake Santa Ynez, 10-8, in a tightly contested first-round match at Ocean View. Ocean View (23-6) led, 5-4, going into the
    Thu Feb 19, 2015
  • Los Alamitos celebrates after surviving wild ending BY DAN ALBANO
    The emotions of Los Alamitos’ girls water polo team spanned the extremes Wednesday in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs. The Griffins are just happy the journey ended with a celebration. Cal-bound senior Sarah Siepker scored from 6 meters to narrowly beat the final buzzer and lift Los Alamitos past ho
    Wed Feb 18, 2015
  • La Habra sprints to wild-card win BY DAN ALBANO
    La Habra’s girls water polo team delivered a clinic Tuesday on some of the finer points of a high-octane counterattack. And unfortunately for El Rancho of Pico Rivera, the Highlanders thoroughly covered the critical areas. La Habra used its speed advantage, anticipation skills, clever positioning, aggressive defense and the
    Tue Feb 17, 2015
  • Servite selects Coffman as director of aquatics BY DAN ALBANO
    Servite has selected former University boys water polo coach Andy Coffman as its director of aquatics in charge of water polo and swimming. Coffman also has strong ties to the SOCAL boys club p
    Tue Feb 17, 2015
  • Boys water polo: Huntington Beach attacker signs with UC San Diego BY DAN ALBANO
    Huntington Beach water polo attacker and captain Noah Nelson has signed with UC San Diego. Nelson was a second-team All-Sunset League selection in the fall for the league champion Oilers.
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Playoff Central '15: Semifinal previews, podcast, predictions BY DAN ALBANO
    OC Varsity's Dan Albano (@ocvarsityguy) has comprehensive coverage of the CIF-SS girls water polo playoffs, including all of the pairings as well as updates and analysis. SEMIFINAL PODCAST
    Sun Feb 15, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Saddleback Valley Chr. sleeper signs with Azusa Pacific BY DAN ALBANO
    Saddleback Valley Christian safety Charlie Morris (6-1, 195) has signed with Azusa Pacific, Warriors football coach Brian Pearsall confirmed. The Division II program finished 10-1 las
    Fri Feb 13, 2015
  • OLu's Meyer excels at new sport BY DAN ALBANO
    Bailey Meyer started a new sport while battling an old foe during her sophomore year at Orange Lutheran. She joined the newly formed girls water polo team, but her dyslexia made some directions in the pool challenging. Dyslexia is an inherited learning disorder often marked by difficulty reading. Meyer combated her dyslexi
    Fri Feb 13, 2015