Thursday, November 23, 2017

Water Polo

Grady Williams: Support + Determination = Success

What is it in us that reaches for more? How do we decide whether something is worth every breath we take, every injury, every sacrifice? For Grady Williams, the Center Defender for the Dana Hills Dolphins, there is no question, you do something with focus and commitment or you don’t do it at all. A long-time swimmer, Grady craved the …

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Santa Margarita Athletes Sign Letters of Intent on NCAA Signing Day

Sixteen athletes from Santa Margarita Catholic High School made their futures evident on Wednesday, April 16 as they officially signed or verbally committed with colleges across the country for their sport. The following student-athletes were a part of the NCAA National Letter of Intent Signing Day: Alex Ury of Mission Viejo has committed to Washington University, St. Louis for Football. …

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SMCHS Notches CIF Team Championships 48-51 in Winter Season Alone

Santa Margarita Catholic High School notches CIF Team Championships 48-51 this winter season in addition to two more individual championships, making it 59 individuals. This past weekend proved to be one of the most memorable weekends in SMCHS’ history, where we played witness to the schools 49, 50, and 51st CIF team titles. Prior to the weekend, Nathan Fier and …

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National Letter of Intent Signing Day for Orange County Student-Athletes

BOYS BASKETBALL Joe Furstinger (Santa Margarita) New Mexico GIRLS BASKETBALL Amy Ogren (Mater Dei) Point Loma Nazarene Kayla Stephens (Segerstrom) Alabama State BASEBALL John Balliet (Mission Viejo) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Turner Buis (Fullerton) Cal State Fullerton Chase Calabuig (Capistrano Valley) San Diego State Griffin Canning (Santa Margarita) UCLA Parker Coss (Capistrano Valley Christian) UC Irvine Taylor Fajardo (Capistrano …

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Three Eagle Water Polo Players Named 2012-2013 All-Americans

Three SMCHS Eagle Water Polo players were recently named to the 2012-2013 NISCA/Speedo Girls All-America Water Polo Team. Recent Eagle graduate and now UC Berkeley student-athlete Emily Loughlin ’13 (San Clemente, CA.), and seniors to be, Kacey Avalos (Lake Forest, CA.) and Haley Wan (Irvine, CA.) were recognized as High School All-Americans by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association, Emily and …

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Sam Bailey Named New Coach at Beckman

Sam Bailey has accepted the new head coaching position for the Boys and Girls Water Polo programs at Beckman High School. Bailey left the coaching position at Corona Del Mar where he coached the girls Water Polo team for the past 3 seasons with an overall record of 27-4 and a CIF Division 1 title. Bailey was also named the …

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Dan Stevens – Newport Harbor water polo standout commits to Harvard

Dan Stevens expressed his thrill at being selected by Harvard, and for a slot with the Harvard Water Polo team.  And, he felt it important to thank those who helped him along the say. “On the morning of October 1, I received a voice mail from the Harvard Admissions committee granting me admission to the Harvard Class of 2017.  Today, …

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Newport Harbor Water Polo Cinches Undefeated League Season

The Newport Harbor water polo team finished official league play with a 17-2 win against Marina on Oct. 31. This is the Newport Harbor water polo team’s fourth consecutive undefeated year in the Sunset League. As the designated Senior Night, the victory was particularly sweet for the graduating members of the team. All seven seniors managed to score a goal …

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Photos: Newport Harbor Water Polo

The Newport Harbor water polo team remains undefeated in Sunset League play for the season after a 14-2 league win against Fountain Valley. Check out some great pictures from the game in the Newport Harbor photo album. The Newport Harbor players hope the continue their winning streak during the “Battle of the Bay” game versus Corona del Mar. The match …

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University High School: Water Polo With a Side of Life Lessons

He’s only been at the job for a few years, but Andy Coffman, the head coach of the University High School water polo team, has already made a big splash: The varsity squad is among the top 10 in the county. But, don’t spend too much time complimenting Coffman. “They are the ones doing the work,” he says of the …

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