The first thing you'll notice about Farrel South is his shot.
It stands out in a water polo match, on the high school level or at the next level. And that's just from the bleachers — imagine how fast it must seem in the water as the ball speeds by your noggin.
"He has a special talent, a gift, as far as that goes," Newport Harbor High Coach Jason Lynch said. "He can basically throw the ball harder than most national team players."
South, a junior utility player for the Sailors, uses his gift to benefit the team. He has 64 goals this year, more than double any other player for Newport Harbor (14-2).
The Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week is coming off what is perhaps his best game in a Newport Harbor Speedo, scoring six goals as the Tars fell to Sunset League rival Los Alamitos, 10-9, in overtime at last Saturday night's S&R Sport Cup championship match.