Newport Beach Chamber Of Commerce And Commodores Club Athletic Awards

May 23, 2007

Phil Bannan

A varsity volleyball setter the past three years, the senior co-captain will take his 3.9 G.P.A. to UC San Diego where he will continue his volleyball career; was All-CIF third team and won a bronze medal at the Club Junior Olympics.

Brian BeaudetteNewport Harbor

Three-year varsity letterman in wrestling, qualifying for the state meet as a heavyweight in 2007; All-Newport Mesa area selection in football as a junior and senior; also selected to North-South Orange County All-Star game; plans to attend Southern Methodist University, where he'll try out as a walk-on for football in the fall.


Mike BerryCorona del Mar

Swam varsity four years and played varsity water polo for three; in water polo, was team captain his senior year and some of his accolades include first team All-CIF Division I, third-team All-American, and MVP for CdM; will continue his water polo career at UC Berkeley.

Taylor BrysonNewport Harbor

Will compete in cross country and track and field at UC Berkeley; member of Newport Harbor's CIF championship cross country team in 2005 and CIF state runner-up in 2005 and 2006; third place in league in 1,600 as a junior and senior; part of Assistant League for Newport Mesa.

Mike CalabreseNewport Harbor

Named Sunset League Defensive Player of the Year for 2006 and earned first-team, all-league honors in football; also selected first-team All-CIF PAC-5 Division as a senior and All-CIF Division VI as a junior; selected to Daily Pilot Dream Team as a junior and senior; selected to North-South Orange County All-Star game.

Jillian ChiapuzioNewport Harbor

Will play water polo at Cal and major in psychology; named Newport Harbor's Most Improved Player as a senior; earned second-team All-CIF Division I honors as a senior; earned first-team All-Sunset League laurels as a senior; scored game-winning goal to lead team to CIF semifinals.

Kelly ChristianCorona del Mar

A member of the Daily Pilot Dream Team in volleyball; maintained a 3.8 GPA, while excelling in volleyball; Team captain, team MVP, Pacific Coast League MVP, and first-team All CIF; will continue her volleyball career at the University of Washington.

Laura ClaytonNewport Harbor

Three-year letterwinner in volleyball and track and field; Named team captain for 2007 and received the Coaches' Award in 2006; qualified for Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2007 ;earned a Top-15 "Academic All-Stars", was a President of the National Honor Society, and a AP Scholar. Plans to attend Brigham Young University.

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