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  • Scott, Dodson earn top All-CIF honors (updated) BY DAN ALBANO
    Foothill center Gavin Scott and Laguna Beach utility Jack Dodson have been voted CIF boys water polo players of the year in Division 2 and Division 3, respectively, after leading their teams to titles last month. The honors highlighted the release Monday of the All-CIF teams for all seven divisions. Here are the sel
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Boys water polo flash: Servite's Hassan resigns BY DAN ALBANO
    Respected Servite water polo coach Mustafa Hassan, who guided the Friars since 2008, has resigned to spend more time with his family and pursue other goals, he confirmed Thursday. "I think it's
    Thu Dec 11, 2014
  • Boys water polo: San Clemente's Chase Hamming commits By DAN ALBANO
    San Clemente utility Chase Hamming, who led Orange County boys water polo in scoring this past season, has committed to Cal, the senior reports. Hamming netted 152 goals but also added 64
    Thu Dec 11, 2014
  • Boys water polo: O.C. all-star game set for Friday By DAN ALBANO
    Yorba Linda's Shardad Djahangiry and Capistrano Valley's Steve Yancey will coach the North and South, respectively, in the Orange County all-star boys water polo match Friday at Capistrano Valle
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • Swim: San Clemente seeking coaches BY DAN ALBANO
    San Clemente is seeking boys and girls swim coaches, Tritons athletic director John Hamro reports. Boys coach Marc Parker has resigned while girls coach Don Laster retired.
    Mon Dec 01, 2014
  • Lavayen's return sparks Mater Dei BY DAN ALBANO
    IRVINE – The return of a standout player and a trademark counterattack powered Mater Dei’s boys water polo team back to familiar waters Wednesday night. Attacker Nick Lavayen returned from about a month absence because of a thumb injury to score four goals off the bench, leading the second-seeded Monarchs past upstart
    Thu Nov 20, 2014
  • Wednesday's CIF water polo previews, predictions BY DAN ALBANO
    Previews, predictions for Wednesday's CIF-SS boys water polo semifinals: Division 1 At William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine Mater Dei-Huntington Beach, 5 p.m.
    Wed Nov 19, 2014
  • Fall notebook: Big plans for water polo semifinals
    Spectators will be able to attend the CIF-SS boys water polo semifinals in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 at the two-pool Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine on Wednesday for a single admission price. Adult tickets will be $10 while students with ID will be $5. Also, a live stream of the Division 1 games will be shown by GoLivePolo.com. The stream,
    Mon Nov 17, 2014
  • Girls water polo: Laguna Beach's Fischer signs with Stanford BY DAN ALBANO
    Reigning Register girls water polo player of the year and U.S. national team member Makenzie Fischer of Laguna Beach signed with Stanford on Wednesday, the senior said. The defending CIF Division 1 champion Breakers also had Taylor Julson and Daniela Lucidi sign with Long Beach State and Brighid Burnes committ
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Fall Signing Day photos (updated)
    Click through the slideshow to see more photos from Orange County Register photographers from Signing Day events throughout Orange County. This slideshow has been updated to include photos from Canyon, Capistrano Valley and Trabuco Hills. It also includes photos from Aliso Niguel, Beckman, JSerra, Laguna Beach, Mater Dei, Mission Viejo a
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Swim: Santa Margarita's McLaughlin makes it official with Cal BY DAN ALBANO
    Reigning Register athlete and swimmer of the year Katie McLaughlin, now a member of the U.S. national team, signed Wednesday with Cal, her mother, Mary, confirmed.  McLaughlin led
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Fall Signing Day: Crean Lutheran's Eastin, Maurer sign BY DAN ALBANO
    Crean Lutheran swimmer Ella Eastin and swimmer/runner Lauren Maurer signed Wednesday with Stanford and USC, respectively, the Academy League school announced. Eastin and M
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Fall Signing Day 2014: O.C. athletes who signed
    A list of the Orange County athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent (or submitted a letter of commitment to an Ivy League school or military academy) during the Fall signing period. The next signing day for the 2014-15 school year - Feb. 4, 2015. Football, soccer and boys water polo players can sign at that time. 
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Signing Day notes: Pflueger finds perfect fit
    Rex Pflueger visited Notre Dame when he was 8 years old. It was just a family, let’s-look-around trip. But it was not Pflueger’s last time there. Pflueger, a senior on the Mater Dei basketball team, signed a letter of intent with Notre Dame on Wednesday, the first day of the one-week fall signing period.
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • League Central '14: 13 O.C. champions crowned BY DAN ALBANO
    Welcome to League Central '14, your landing page for coverage of the final week of the regular season on boys water polo: HONOR ROLL League champions by level Crestview (D2):
    Wed Nov 05, 2014
  • Water polo notes: Chase Hamming sets San Clemente scoring record BY DAN ALBANO
    San Clemente senior water polo standout Chase Hamming has crushed the school's all-time scoring record, Tritons coach Marc Parker reports. Hamming has 382 career goals, breaking Jordan Hewko's record of 313. NEW POOL EARMARKED FOR SUNNY HILLS Sunny Hills will break ground on a new 45-meter
    Mon Oct 27, 2014
  • Water polo recruiting: Los Al's Spieker commits to Cal BY DAN ALBANO
    Los Alamitios water polo player Sarah Siepker has committed to Cal, Griffins report. Siepker plays club for Huntington Beach. The three-year starter helped the Griffins claim the Sunset L
    Mon Oct 27, 2014
  • Swim recruiting: Laguna Beach's Juliusson commits to Purdue BY DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach senior swimmer Erik Juliusson of the Irvine Novaquatics has committed to Purdue, Novaquatics coach Adam Crossen reports via Twitter. Juliusson captured CIF Division 3 titles
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Water polo recruiting: Beckman's Daurio commits to Harvard BY DAN ALBANO
    Beckman senior water polo player Nikki Daurio, pictured right, has committed to Harvard, Patriots girls coach Sam Bailey reports. Daurio racked up 103 goals, 46 assists and 1
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • Fall notebook: Segerstrom ready to be tested
    Segerstrom’s boys water polo team picked up a key league victory last week, but the Jaguars aren’t interested in relaxing. The reigning CIF Division 7 champion has entered this week’s Canyon/Valencia tournament, which runs Friday and Saturday. The tournament includes JSerra, Division Ayala and Empire League contender Va
    Mon Oct 20, 2014
  • Swim: Edison's Smith commits to LSU (updated) BY DAN ALBANO
    Inspiring Edison All-County swimmer Thomas Smith of the Aquazot club has committed to LSU, the senior said Friday. Since his freshman year at Edison, Smith has shared his journ
    Fri Oct 17, 2014
  • Swim: Foothill's Kendall commits to Cornell BY DAN ALBANO
    Foothill swimmer Spencer Kendall of the SoCal club has committed to Cornell, SoCal coach Stephen Pickell reports. Kendall finished seventh in the 200-yard freestyle at last season's CIF Division 1 finals with a 1:40.23. He dipped under 1:40 in prelims with a swift 1:39.95. He also placed 18th in the 500 free with a
    Fri Oct 10, 2014
  • Swim: Woodbridge's Georges commits to Arizona BY DAN ALBANO
    Woodbridge All-County swimmer Daniela Georges of Aquazot has committed to Arizona, the club announced on Twitter on Monday. Georges captured the 500-yard freestyle at CIF Division 1 finals last
    Mon Oct 06, 2014
  • Swim: Corona del Mar's Popp commits to Harvard BY DAN ALBANO
    Corona del Mar standout swimmer Meagan Popp of the Irvine Novaquatics has committed to Harvard, her club coach, Ken LaMont, said on Twitter on Wednesday. "Committed to Harvard!!!" the senior wrote on her Instagram page. "I couldn't be more excited." Popp captured the 500-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke at the Paci
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • Swim: JSerra's Albertoli picks Stanford BY DAN ALBANO
    JSerra All-County swimmer Kaitlyn Albertoli has committed to Stanford, the senior said Wednesday morning. "I am so thrilled to join this incredible group of girls and awesome c
    Wed Oct 01, 2014