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    Girls water polo: Los Al product Fattal nominated for Sullivan Award

    March 12th, 2014, 11:22 pm by By DAN ALBANO

    UCLA sophomore water polo player Rachel Fattal (Los Alamitos) has been nominated for the Sullivan Award, which annually honors the top amateur athletes.

    Fattal was selected the MPSF Rookie of the Year last season and later played for the junior and senior national teams at World Championships. She was selected MVP of the FINA Junior World Championships after helping Team USA claim the gold medal.

    Fans can vote for Fattal through March 23 at 9 p.m. Pacific time. The winner is announced April 11. The public voting accounts for one-third of the athletes' overall score. Fattal's toughest competition for the award could be swimmer Katie Ledecky.

    Fattal was the county's first two-time girls water polo player of the year. She also played volleyball and swam at Los Alamitos.

    Please send water polo news to Dan Albano at dalbano@ocregister.com

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    Girls volleyball: O'Rear resigns at San Clemente

    March 3rd, 2014, 2:56 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    San Clemente girls volleyball coach Rob O'Rear resigned after 21 years, the school announced Monday.

    O'Rear led the Tritons to 11 league titles, 17 CIF-SS playoffs appearance, two trips to the CIF finals and a CIF title (2001).

    "Rob had a tremendous run as our Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Head Coach.  His teams have consistently been ranked among the top programs in the County year after year," Athletic Director Rob O'Rear said in an email. "As an on campus teacher, Rob fully understood how to encourage his athletes to be high achieving students first, and that success on the court would follow.

    "I can’t thank Rob enough for his constant professionalism, commitment and dedication to our Girls’ Volleyball Program over that past two decades. As well as everything he has done for our overall Athletic Program during his tenure as well.  Rob O’Rear will be greatly missed in the high school volleyball community."

    O'Rear will continue his duties as Foreign Language teacher.

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    Girls Volleyball: U.S. youth team honored

    January 3rd, 2014, 3:33 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Hayley Hodson (Corona del Mar) and Tia Scambray (Dana Hills) helped lead the U.S. Girls Youth National team to the silver medal at the FIVB U18 Championships in August.

    In December, that team was selected the 2013 USA Volleyball Indoor Team of the Year.

    The silver medal was the first time that a U.S. team had won a world championship medal at the youth or junior level.

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    Girls volleyball: Edison's Trent Jackson steps down

    December 13th, 2013, 12:46 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Edison girls volleyball coach Trent Jackson confirmed that he's stepping down as girls coach. Jackson will continue to coach the boys at Edison.

    Jackson has two young children and he said wants to spend more time with his family.

    Interested applicants for the girls volleyball opening should contact athletic director Rich Boyce at rboyce@hbuhsd.edu.

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    Foothill coach Josh Ko said he's been relieved of his duties as coach. Ko coached both the girls and boys teams for the Knights. He was hired

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    Girls volleyball: CIF SoCal Regional update

    November 30th, 2013, 11:03 pm by By DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Here are the scores from Saturday's second round of the CIF SoCal Regional action. The Regional finals are Tuesday.

    Division I

    Los Alamitos def. La Salle, 22-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12

    Mater Dei def. Torrey Pines, 20-25, 26-24, 25-14, 25-22

    Final: Mater Dei at Los Alamitos

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    Raucous crowd assists Los Al to championship (video)

    November 24th, 2013, 11:55 am by JONATHAN KHAMIS

    Los Alamitos defeated Mater Dei 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-15, 25-23) to win the CIF Div. 1AA championship.

    The Griffins were led by Crissy Jones with 19 kills and 19 digs, and Annie Hale with 18 kills and 13 digs.

    Video by Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com.

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    Girls volleyball: CIF-SS finals schedule

    November 20th, 2013, 8:38 am by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Here is the schedule for Saturday's CIF-SS girls volleyball finals involving county teams

    Division 1AA

    Mater Dei vs. Los Alamitos, 8 p.m. at Santiago Canyon College

    Division 2A

    Whittier Christian vs. Mayfield, 10 a.m. at Santiago Canyon College

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    Girls volleyball: CIF-SS semifinals schedule

    November 17th, 2013, 5:04 pm by By DAMIAN CALHOUN

    The girls volleyball CIF-SS semifinals are set for Tuesday. Here is the schedule for the divisions involving county schools:

    Division 1AA

    Los Alamitos at Orange Lutheran

    Great Oak at Mater Dei

    Division 2A

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    Tell OCVarsity about your Signing Day news

    November 13th, 2013, 6:00 am by

    Today is the start of the fall period to sign National Letters of Intent, and OCVarsity will be covering all of the day's events.

    We'll have signing news throughout the day plus photo slideshows.

    If you're an athlete who plans to officially sign your NLI on Wendesday, please email the information to us at preps@ocregister.com. (We will not be including college commitments, only official signings.) 

    And parents and coaches, please email us photos of your athletes signing. (Please make sure you clearly identify each person in the photo.) These photos can be emailed to preps@ocregister.com

    Here are the sports that can officially sign during the fall period:

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    Girls volleyball: Orange Lutheran trio sign letters of intent

    November 13th, 2013, 1:45 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    The trio of Emily Blair, Kaitlyn Gibbons and Taylor Wheatley has helped turned the Orange Lutheran girls volleyball program into one of the best in the county.

    Wednesday morning at a signing ceremony on campus, Blair signed with UC Irvine, Gibbons with Yale and Wheatley with USC.

    “All three of these young ladies have set a standard for OLu volleyball,” coach Andrew Mabry said. “They’re tremendously hard working … academic success for all three, integrity across the board and pretty darn good volleyball players to boot.

    “These three have left a legacy in our program that they are taking to top academic and athletic institutions.”

    The Lancers wrapped up the Trinity League title this season and opened the CIF-SS playoffs with a sweep of Fountain Valley Tuesday.


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