First-team All-County water polo player Cana Manzella of Foothill has signed with UC Irvine, the senior said Thursday morning.
Manzella, a powerful and versatile center, is big-time get for the Big West Conference contenders and Coach Dan Klatt. She might be the program's highest profile recruit since it landed Danielle Warde out of Edison. Warde has since played for the national team.
UC Irvine also landed All-County center McKenna Mitchell out of Foothill.
"The UCI program just continues to grow stronger and stronger and really is a hidden gem," Manzella said in a text message. "Can't go wrong with having Dan (Klatt) and Andrew (Rowe ) as your coaches, especially Dan.
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