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Boys water polo: Bowlus, March share Div. II Player of Year honors.

December 14, 2000

Barry Faulkner

Corona del Mar High boys water polo standouts Garrett Bowlus and

Michael March, who led the Sea Kings to their second straight CIF

Southern Section Division II championship, have been named Division II

Co-Players of the Year by section coaches.

Bowlus, a senior, and March, a junior, are joined by sophomore

teammate Artie Dorr on the first team, while CdM juniors Sherwin Kim

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(second team) and Bobby Messenger (third team) have also been recognized.

Bowlus, a first-team All-CIF choice as a junior, is a 6-foot-6,

200-pound two-meter man, who led the Sea Kings with 88 goals. He also

contributed a team-leading 32 assists and 33 steals.

March, a 6-4, 225-pound two-meter defender, came up big in the 15-7

title-game victory over Pacific Coast League rival University on Nov. 22.

In addition to holding powerful Uni hole man Ted Peck, the PCL MVP, to

only one goal, March, who toiled the last two seasons on the frosh-soph

team, scored a game-high five goals to lead the Sea Kings (22-5) to their

11th section crown. March, like Bowlus a first-team All-PCL performer,

finished with 62 goals and a team-leading 41 assists, as well as 15

steals. His primary contribution, however, was on defense, where he

consistently drew the opposing team's top scorer.

Dorr, a strong, burly presence at two-meters, scored 59 goals and

added 12 assists and 16 steals for the two-time PCL champions, coached by

U.S. men's Olympic team head man John Vargas. He was also first-team

all-league.

Kim, who shared time in goal, posted a team-high 136 saves.

Messenger, who along with March, Dorr and Kim form a talented nucleus

of returners bent on a three-peat next fall, had 33 steals, 24 goals and

17 assists.

Kim and Messenger were second-team All-PCL honorees.

University's Jon Pendleton is the Coach of the Year and five Trojan

players were recognized.

All-CIF Division II boys water polo

Co-Players of the Year

Garrett Bowlus, Corona del Mar Sr.

Michael March, Corona del Mar Jr.

Coach of the Year

Jon Pendleton, University

First team

Artie Dorr, Corona del Mar So.

Ted Peck, University Sr.

Erik Geoffroy, Los Alamitos Sr.

Mike Rustemeyer, Servite Sr.

Nick Nolan, Santa Margarita Jr.

Joshua Jewett, La Habra Sr.

Bernard Steimann, Esperanza Sr.

Cody Tegue, Edison So.

Ethan Jessup, Buena Park Sr.

David Bartels, Laguna Beach Sr.

Trevor Lyle, Laguna Beach Jr.

Vincent Bevins, Servite Jr.

Second team

Sherwin Kim, Corona del Mar Jr.

Gabriel Pacheco, La Habra Sr.

Robby Hegel, Buena Park Sr.

Luigi Riccitelli, Sonora Sr.

Garrett Marquis, Santa Margarita Sr.

Matt Budrick, Edison Jr.

Nick Chukiat, University Sr.

Charlie Nutt, University So.

Pat Sandys, Laguna Beach Sr.

Joe Gentner, Los Alamitos Sr.

Mark de Grasse, Servite Sr.

Tim Breig, Esperanza Sr.

Adam Hewko, Servite Fr.

Third team

Bobby Messenger, Corona del Mar Jr.

Tyler Drake, Los Alamitos Jr.

Steven Lopez, Buena Park Sr.

Anthony Spezza, Tustin Sr.

Mike Lee, El Dorado Sr.

Kirk Ziegler, Laguna Beach Sr.

Brian Chen, University Sr.

Ryan Steele, La Habra Sr.

Adam Szeremeta, Santa Margarita Jr.

Jason Sumpter, Sonora Sr.

Andy Orr, Cypress Sr.

Trevor Clark, Servite So.

Jon Chow, University Sr.

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