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?
El Toro girls water polo coach Justin Johnson made an honest appraisal of his personnel.
“We don’t have a superstar,” he said during the season.
Johnson instead leaned on teamwork and coaching to help lift the Chargers to new heights. And in the end, they celebrated like superstars.
The Register's selections for the All-County girls water polo second and third teams.
Bella Baldridge, Laguna Beach, So.
Amber McCutcheon, San Clemente, Jr.
Holly Parker, Laguna Beach, Jr., GK
Chanel Schilling, Newport Harbor, Sr.
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
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 gave him away.
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
Welfringer is an all-league and All-CIF goalie who helped the Seahawks capture the Golden West League title and finish as the CIF-SS Division 6 runner-up. She is taking AP English and statistics and serves in ASB as senior class president
Northwood’s boys swim team opened its season with a series of strong showings.
The Timberwolves defeated Mater Dei and Santiago of Corona in a double-dual meet last week and claimed titles at the Irvine City Relay Championships and Villa Park Relays.
Northwood excelled despite not being at full strength.
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BOYS SWIMMING200-yard medley relay (1:48.00) 200 free (1:48.50)
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The left-handed attacker set a single-game school record with seven assists to help the Breakers defeat Foothill, 11-6, in the CIF-SS Division 1 final. The sophomore also had two goals and four assists in a 12-5 victory against Corona del Mar in the semifinals.
IRVINE – Laguna Beach’s girls water polo team felt a little nervous at the start Saturday night and quickly fell behind against Foothill in the CIF-SS Division 1 final.
“We were definitely freaking out,” attacker Bella Baldridge said. “I was kind of surprised (Foothill) came out so hard.”
Aria Fischer scored five goals, Makenzie Fischer added three and Holly Parker made 12 saves as Laguna Beach's girls water polo team capped a perfect season with an 11-6 victory against Foothill in the CIF-SS Division 1 final.
It was the Breakers' second consecutive Division 1 crown.
In Division 2, Haley Ha