Archive for the 'Boys Water Polo' Tag Under 'OC Varsity' Category

    Boys water polo: Orange Lutheran's Molthen to miss showdown with Mater Dei

    October 7th, 2015, 10:38 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    Sophomore standout Ash Molthen of Orange Lutheran will begin a two-game suspension starting with Thursday’s showdown against Mater Dei because he played for the U.S. national team over the weekend in a match against the Olympic club in Northern California, Lancers coach Steve Carrera said.

    Molthen violated the section’s rules on outside competition, Carrera said.

    “It’s a huge blow,” said Carrera, who added that the left-hander will also miss the Lancers’ Trinity League game against Servite next week. "But we're going to play the game. ... We have to deal with it."

    Orange Lutheran's other standout sophomore, Hannes Daube, also played for the national team in Northern California but avoided the two-game suspension because he was yet to be declared eligible because of his transfer from Newport Harbor, Carrera said. Daube's sit-out period ended Monday and he will make his debut Thursday when the Lancers play host to Mater Dei at Santiago Canyon College at 4 p.m.

    Carrera said the CIF-SS indicated that Molthen needed to get approval to play for the U.S. national team. The section's bylaw 600 states that players become ineligible if they play for an outside team, in the same sport, during their season of sport without.

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    Water polo: New podcast previews league showdowns, S & R Sport tourney

    October 7th, 2015, 12:15 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    The latest Inside O.C. Water Polo Podcast previews league showdowns in the Sunset and Trinity leagues and this weekend's S & R Sport tournament in Irvine.

    Dan Albano and Orange Lutheran coach Steve Carrera also discuss the impact of sit-out transfers and review the Battle of the Bay.

    LISTEN HERE or download on iTunes

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    CIF boys water polo polls (10-5-15)

    October 6th, 2015, 12:29 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    The CIF-SS boys water polo polls released Monday (10-5-15).


    1. Harvard-Westlake
    2. Mater Dei
    3. Loyola
    4. Corona del mar
    5. Huntington Beach
    6. Orange Lutheran
    7. Agoura
    8. Long Beach Wilson
    9. Newport Harbor
    10. Santa Margarita
    Others: None

    1. Foothill
    2. Dana Hills
    3. Santa Barbara
    4. El Toro
    5. San Marcos
    6. Los Osos
    7. Mira Costa
    8. Villa Park
    9. Damien
    10. Palos Verdes
    Others: None

    1. Murrieta Valley
    2. Capistrano Valley
    3. Laguna Beach
    4. Vista Murrieta
    5. Montebello
    6. Aliso Niguel
    7. Moorpark
    8. Yorba Linda
    9. Royal
    10. Costa Mesa
    Others: Trabuco Hills

    1. Righetti
    2. El Segundo
    3. Crescenta Valley
    4. Arroyo Grande
    5. Santa Monica
    6. Hoover
    7. Troy
    8. Cerritos
    9. Sonora
    10. Chadwick
    Others: None

    1. Claremont
    2. La Serna
    3. Redlands
    4. Ayala
    5. Webb
    6. Redlands East Valley
    7. Yucaipa
    8. Bonita
    9. La Quinta/La Quinta
    10. Palm Desert
    Others: Cajon, Poly/R, Los Altos

    1. Segerstrom
    2. Temescal Canyon
    3. Malibu
    4. Kennedy
    5. Pacifica
    6. Ocean View
    7. Hemet
    8. Beaumont
    9. Carpinteria
    10. Lakeside
    Others: Warren, Western

    1. Rio Mesa
    2. Don Lugo
    3. San Dimas
    4. Oxnard
    5. Jurupa Valley
    6. Pacifica/Oxnard
    7. Colony
    8. Rowland
    9. Los Amigos
    10. Rancho Alamitos
    Others: Alta Loma

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    Boys water polo: Edison upsets No. 8 Capo Valley at Villa Park Classic

    October 3rd, 2015, 7:28 am by By DAN ALBANO

    Edison's boys water polo team notched a breakthrough victory Friday at the Villa Park Classic.

    The unranked Chargers upset the No. 8 Cougars, 12-11, in overtime in a third-round consolation match at El Toro.

    Alex Nathan (five goals) and Jake Moss (four) combined for nine goals for Edison (11-6).

    The loss could drop Capistrano Valley from its top spot in Division 3. Laguna Beach and Murrieta Valley, ranked second and third, respectively, play this morning at 10 at Murrieta Valley.

    Please send water polo news to Dan Albano at

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    Boys water polo: El Toro, Villa Park reach Villa Park Classic quarterfinals

    October 2nd, 2015, 2:43 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    El Toro and Villa Park's boys water polo teams have reached the quarterfinals of the Villa Park Classic.

    The Chargers play host to Righetti -- ranked No. 1 in Division 4 - tonight at 6 while the Spartans play host to fellow Division 2 foe San Marcos at 6 p.m. San Marcos is ranked fifth in Division 2 while Villa Park sits at No. 10.

    The other two quarterfinals: St. Mary's of Stockton vs. Damien of La Verne at Yorba Linda, 6 p.m. and top-seeded Sir Francis Drake vs. La Serna at El Dorado, 6 p.m.

    The final is Saturday at Villa Park at 8 p.m.

    Villa Park Classic Scores, Thursday
    At Villa Park                    At Yorba Linda
    Villa Park 19 – Temescal Canyon 4        St. Mary’s 14 – Yorba Linda 7
    Troy 9 – Rio Americano 8            Claremont 15 – Chino Hills 10
    ML King 10 – Aliso Niguel 8            Esperanza 12 – San Clemente 8
    San Marcos, SB 17 – Canyon 5            Damien 10 – Crescenta Valley 6
    Villa Park 21 – Troy 13                St. Mary’s forfeit over Claremont – Coach red card
    San Marcos, SB 17 – ML King 10            Damien 14 – Esperanza 7

    At Capo Valley                    At El Dorado
    El Toro 11 – Royal 4                Palos Verdes 17 – El Dorado 1
    Edison 11 – Las Lomas 8                La Serna 6 – Carlsbad 5
    Capo Valley 12 – Grossmont 9            Cerritos 11 – Santiago 8
    Righetti beat San Marcos, SD            Sir Francis Drake 16 – Buena Park 1
    El Toro 17 – Edison 9                La Serna 12 – Palos Verdes 11
    Righetti 12 – Capo Valley 9            Sir Francis Drake 15 – Cerritos 3

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    Boys water polo: New Inside O.C. podcast tackles rankings shuffle

    October 1st, 2015, 9:33 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    This week's Inside O.C. Water Polo Podcast breaks down the shuffles in the O.C. rankings and previews a big Saturday of games.

    Dan Albano of again joins Coach Steve Carrera of Orange Lutheran to discuss every team in the county Top-10 and upcoming duels such as the Battle of the Bay.



    Please send water polo news to Dan Albano at

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    Swim: Crean Lutheran's Emily Eastin commits (updated)

    September 27th, 2015, 8:25 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Crean Lutheran and SOCAL club swimmer Emily Eastin has committed to Michigan, her club coach, Stephen Pickell, reports.

    Eastin, known as a standout backstroker, helped power Crean Lutheran to the CIF Division 2 title last season and a runner-up finish to JSerra at the state meet.

    "I believe The University of Michigan will provide me with an amazing college experience through world-class academics and athletics," Eastin said in an email. "I am so excited to compete at the college level and become a part of the Wolverine family. GO BLUE!"

    As a junior, Eastin captured the 200 individual medley (1:53.90) and the 100 backstroke (54.24) at the CIF Division 2 final.

    And at the state meet, she helped Crean Lutheran set the national private school record in the 400 free relayh with a 3:20.03.

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    Boys water polo: CIF rankings (9-21-15)

    September 23rd, 2015, 3:37 pm by BY DAN ALBANO

    This week's CIF rankings in boys water polo for the top-three divisions:

    Division 1

    1. Harvard-Westlake

    2. Mater Dei

    3. Loyola

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    Water polo: Aria Fischer withdraws from Laguna to train full-time with U.S. team

    September 22nd, 2015, 8:15 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    All-County water polo player Aria Fischer has withdrawn from two-time defending CIF Division 1 champion Laguna Beach and will miss her junior season this winter to train full-time with the U.S. national team, her father, Erich, confirmed.

    Fischer’s older sister, Makenzie Fischer, also is training full-time with the national team. Makenzie, a 2015 graduate of Laguna Beach and two-time Register player of the year, deferred her freshman year at Stanford to train with the U.S. women's squad.

    During the summer, Makenzie helped the Stars and Stripes capture the FINA world championship title.

    Aria also shined for the U.S. women over the summer. She was helped the U.S. junior women capture a FINA world title, earning tournament MVP honors.

    Aria will be studying online and plans to return to Laguna Beach for her senior year, Erich said. She was a first-team All-County selection last season after racking up 93 goals, 44 assists and 44 steals as a sophomore.

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    Boys water polo: CIF rankings (9-14-15)

    September 15th, 2015, 9:45 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    The latest CIF-SS boys water polo polls:

    Division 1

    1. Harvard-Westlake

    2. Mater Dei

    3. Loyola

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