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Burger to USC

Newport Harbor goalie joins Sailors teammates Gilchrist and McCall to play for Trojans in fall.

May 13, 2010

Newport Harbor High senior goalie Krissy Burger has signed a letter of intent with the USC women's water polo program.

Burger helped the Sailors (25-6) reach the CIF Southern Section Division I championship game after they won the Sunset League crown. She finished with 204 saves and 14 steals.

Burger, who earned first-team All-Sunset League honors, will join Newport Harbor teammates Kaleigh Gilchrist and Colleen McCall at USC next season.

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— David Carrillo Peñaloza

Curtis to Chaminade

Orange Coast College sophomore men's basketball standout Chris Curtis will play next season at Chaminade University in Hawaii, the school announced Tuesday.

Curtis, a 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 18.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season, when he earned first-team All-Orange Empire Conference recognition.

Curtis averaged 11.4 points and 4.1 rebounds as a freshman.

He scored in double figures 14 times as a sophomore, including a 30-point, 15-rebounds, five-assist game against Cypress.

— From staff reports

Matsuoka named All-American

Corona del Mar high senior Melissa Matsuoka was selected All-American for girls' tennis by the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation.

Matsuoka was one of 40 girls nationally selected for the honor. She will be recognized at the Southern California All-American Awards Banquet, held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Newport Beach Yacht Club.

Matsuoka, a four-year varsity starter headed for Dartmouth, helped CdM win the CIF Division I title as a freshman in 2006. This past fall, she helped CdM win its 11th straight Pacific Coast League title and advance to the Division I semifinals. Matsuoka also advanced to the CIF Individuals doubles final with teammate Hailey Hogan. Coach Brian Ricker said the Sea Kings were 86-6 in her four years on the team.

Former CdM Coach Tim Mang is the executive director of the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation.

— Matt Szabo

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