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2014 Girls Water Polo Archive Stories

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  • Tourney Tracker '14: Results heading into third weekend By DAN ALBANO
    TOURNAMENT TRACKER 2014 Ayala Tournament (9-6-14) 1. Redlands; 2. Webb; 3. Ayala; 4. Glendora; other: 8. Troy Poway Invitational (9-6-14) 1. The Bishop's'; 2. Beckman Weisz Cup at El Dorado (9-6-14) 1. Palos Verdes; 2. Peninsula Santa Barbara Invitational (9-13-14)
    Thu Sep 18, 2014
  • Boys water polo: CIF-SS polls BY DAN ALBANO OC
    Here are this week's CIF-SS boys water polo polls: Division 1 1. Harvard-Westlake 2. Mater Dei 3. Loyola 4. Huntington Beach 5. Corona del Mar
    Tue Sep 16, 2014
  • Mater Dei falls in Santa Barbara tournament final BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei’s boys water polo team played well Saturday but still had two regular-season streaks snapped by Harvard-Westlake of Studio City. Morio Saito, Ben Hallock, Duncan Froomer and Evan Rosenfeld each scored twice and Anthony Ridgley added 13 saves as the Wolverines defeated Mater Dei, 10-8, in
    Sat Sep 13, 2014
  • Boys water polo flash: Harvard halts another Mater Dei streak BY DAN ALBANO
    Harvard-Westlake of Studio City's boys water polo team snapped another one of Mater Dei's streaks Saturday at the Santa Barbara Invitational. The Wolverines dethroned the Monarchs as the tournament's
    Sat Sep 13, 2014
  • Mater Dei, Laguna Beach reach semifinals in Santa Barbara BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei's top-ranked boys water polo team and No. 3 Laguna Beach each won twice Friday to reach the semifinals of the Santa Barbara Invitational, the first major tournament of the season. The Monarchs (3-0), the defending tournament champion and No. 2 seed, play the third-seeded Breakers (3-0) in the semifinals at Santa Barbara at 10:0
    Sat Sep 13, 2014
  • Unranked Orange Lutheran surprises in Santa Barbara BY DAN ALBANO
    Collin See scored three goals and Jake Simmons made 12 saves to help Orange Lutheran's unranked boys water polo team upset Murrieta Valley, 10-9, in a first-round match at the Santa Barbara Invitational on Thursday night. Murrieta Valley was seeded third in the teams' group while the Lancers were sixth. Murriieta Valle
    Fri Sep 12, 2014
  • Mater Dei, Harvard-Westlake rivalry shifts to Santa Barbara BY DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei and Harvard-Westlake’s first opportunity to renew their boys water polo rivalry arrives this weekend in Santa Barbara. The fourth Santa Barbara Boys Invitational, the first major tournament of the season, begins in e
    Thu Sep 11, 2014
  • Crean Lutheran's Ella Eastin commits to Stanford BY DAN ALBANO
    Former Register swimmer of the year and small-school athlete of the year Ella Eastin of Crean Lutheran and the SOCAL club has committed to Stanford, the senior said Wednesday night.
    Wed Sep 10, 2014
  • Huntington Beach turns loose its talented lineup BY DAN ALBANO
    Huntington Beach’s recent habit of stockpiling boys water polo talent delivered an early reward Tuesday. The sophomore duo of attacker Matt Robert and center Quinten Osborne combined for seven goals and senior goalie Alex Wolf made 14 saves as the No. 4 Oilers defeated visiting San Clemente and Chase Hamming
    Wed Sep 10, 2014
  • Santa Margarita's McLaughlin commits to Cal BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo Nadadores standout Katie McLaughlin, the Register's reigning female swimmer of the year and female athlete of the year, has committed to Cal, she announced on Twitter on Sunday night. "Committed to Cal!!" M
    Sun Sep 07, 2014
  • Beckman takes second in Poway tournament BY DAN ALBANO
    Beckman’s boys water polo team might be young but the Patriots showed Saturday they have no intention of backing down. Counting on a starting lineup that included three sophomores and a freshman, Beckman finished second at the Poway Invitational for the second consecutive season. Beckman (4-1) fell in the final to San Diego
    Sat Sep 06, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Crean Lutheran debuts today at Weisz Cup BY DAN ALBANO
    Crean Lutheran's aquatics program will take another major step today when the Saints play their first water polo match. Crean Lutheran's boys team will take on Corona del Mar JV at the varsity Weisz C
    Thu Sep 04, 2014
  • Santa Margarita finds formula to beat Tesoro BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita’s first attempt at blending its returning water polo talent with some intriguing newcomers started a bit slowly Wednesday but eventually produced a winning formula. Sam Slobodien scored six goals and goalie Ryan Melosini made 12 saves as the No. 10 Eagles recovered from an early two-goal deficit to bea
    Wed Sep 03, 2014
  • Water polo roundup: Aliso Niguel sinks Peninsula in opener BY DAN ALBANO
    In boys water polo Tuesday: Nonleague:    Aliso Niguel 12, Peninsula 7: Senior Ben Argersinger scored four goals and goalie Ji-Hoon Ha added seven saves as the visiting Wol
    Wed Sep 03, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Foothill, Laguna top preseason CIF polls, Mater Dei second BY DAN ALBANO
    Here are the 2014 preseason CIF polls in boys water polo: Division 1 1. Harvard-Westlake (2013 Div. 1 champ) 2. Mater Dei (2013 Div. 1 runner-up) 3. Loyola 4. Hu
    Wed Sep 03, 2014
  • Girls water polo: O.C. stars help U.S. youth claim world title BY DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach sophomore Aria Fischer scored four goals and Newport Harbor senior goalie Carlee Kapana was selected tournament MVP as the U.S. women's youth water polo team defeated C
    Tue Sep 02, 2014
  • San Clemente brings trouble, in triplicate BY DAN ALBANO
    SAN CLEMENTE – If one wants to experience an entertaining side of the Hamming’s sibling rivalry, ask the San Clemente water polo triplets how they share a car when it comes to their conflicting work schedules. Good-natured banter follows and their different personalities quickly surface. In a high-pitched voice, Mi
    Mon Sep 01, 2014
  • Swim: Edison grad Tom Shields breaks own American record BY DAN ALBANO
    Former Edison and Ca swimmer Tom Shields broke his American short-courd record by capturing the 200-meter butterfly in 1:50.08 at a FINA World Cup meet in Doha, Qatar. Shields also moved closer to the world record of 1:48.56 set by Chad Le Clos of South Africa in 2013. Please send swimming news to Dan Albano at da
    Wed Aug 27, 2014
  • Boys water polo: University coach Coffman resigns BY DAN ALBANO
    University boys water polo coach Andy Coffman, who guided the Trojans the past five seasons, has resigned, he confirmed Tuesday. Coffman said he is moving to San Diego with his girlfriend. University has been a solid contender in the Pacific Coast League under Coffman. Two seasons ago, the Trojans tied for second in the le
    Wed Aug 27, 2014
  • Boys water polo: Serrano twins take over at Costa Mesa BY DAN ALBANO
    Twin brothers Cody and Dustin Serrano are the new co-coaches of the Costa Mesa boys and girls water polo teams, Mustangs athletic director Sharon Uhl reports. The pair replace Justin Taylor on the boys side and Tim Postiff on the girls, both of whom resigned. The Serranos both played water polo at Costa
    Thu Aug 21, 2014
  • McLaughlin grabs bronze at Pan Pacific champs BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita senior swimmer and reigning Register female athlete of the year Katie McLaughlin claimed a major international medal Thursday at the Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Austra
    Thu Aug 21, 2014
  • Boys water polo: East Coast star not headed to Mater Dei BY DAN ALBANO
    U.S. national team water polo player Thomas Dunstan of New Canaan in Connecticut,
    Wed Aug 20, 2014
  • Newport Harbor names Palazzo, Melstrom head coaches BY DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH Former U.S. Olympic men’s assistant coach Marco Palazzo was introduced Monday night as Newport Harbor’s interim boys water polo coach while the school’s assistant girls water polo coach, Brian Melstrom, was named the su
    Mon Aug 18, 2014
  • Water polo: U.S. women capture World Cup BY DAN ALBANO
    Goalkeeper Sami Hill made 16 saves and Melissa Seidemann, Courtney Mathewson (Canyon) and Kiley Neushul combined for seven goals as the U.S. women's water polo team defeated Australia, 10-6, to capture the FINA World Cup in Russia. Team USA won the tournament for the second consecutive time, adding to its  World Cup titles in
    Mon Aug 18, 2014
  • El Toro hires Johnson as boys, girls water polo coach BY DAN ALBANO
    El Toro has hired former national team player Justin Johnson (Mission Viejo) as its boys and girls water polo coach, athletic director Jimmy Martin announced Friday. Johnson played at UCLA a
    Fri Aug 15, 2014