February 5, 2000
Name: Heather Deyden Born: Aug. 10, 1983 Hometown: Tustin Height: 5-foot-9 Weight: 150 Sport: Water polo Position: Goalie Coaches: Bill Barnett Favorite food: Sushi Favorite movie: "Beaches" Best athletic moment: "When I was able to be at the CIF(Southern Section Division I) championship game, (a victory over Irvine last season which she watched from the Harbor bench). It was so exhilarating." The week that was: She made six saves and scored a goal in a 15-2 league romp over Woodbridge, then made eight saves to help the Tars rally for a 7-5 nonleague triumph over powerful Foothill.
June 9, 2005
Bill Barnett will return to Newport Harbor High and lead the girls water polo team next season after USA Water Polo withdrew its contract offer for the national women's team head coaching job. The Women's International Olympic Committee approved Barnett to guide the U.S. women's team in March, though a contract was never signed. Rich Foster, president of USA Water Polo, said the organization pulled the contract Monday because it couldn't come to terms with Barnett, 62, a two-time Olympic men's coach.
February 6, 2008
Newport Harbor High senior Brandon Parole has made a verbal commitment to continue his water polo career at USC, he said Tuesday. Parole was a key set defender for the Sailors, who captured the CIF Southern Section Division I title last fall. A Newport-Mesa Dream Team selection, he also notched 38 goals and earned first-team All-Sunset League status. He said he was recruited by other schools, including UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara. But Parole said that USC, with Coach Jovan Vavic, is known for the tough workouts that Parole has become accustomed to under the Newport Harbor High program headed by Jason Lynch.
September 29, 2003
Steve Virgen If you ask Brian Kreutzkamp, he will tell you he's living the good life. And, if you ask him how he got there, he will tell you through hard work and some impressive influences. Kreutzkamp, a former Newport Harbor High boys water polo coach, has worked with two Olympic coaches, and, at the young age of 30, he is planning to take full advantage of his role as protege. "My ultimate goal is to someday be a [NCAA] Division I head coach," said Kreutzkamp, who worked with Bill Barnett at Newport and is now the assistant to John Vargas at Stanford.
July 3, 2012
There are amazing feats that stand out on the resumès of Bill Barnett and Joe Fisher that have caused them to reach legendary status in their profession. Add another noteworthy accomplishment for both. Barnett, the highly regarded girls' water polo coach at Newport Harbor High, and Fisher, the former great cross country coach at Cosa Mesa, have been recognized as CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame awardees, the CIF Southern Section announced last week. They are among 10 Hall of Famers and nine others who will be honored for Distinguished Service at an award luncheon on Oct. 25. Debbie Fleming, a former Los Alamitos athletic director and swim and tennis coach who is a Newport Beach resident, is also a Hall of Famer, as is the late Jim Harris, a great boys' basketball coach at Ocean View.
April 27, 2001
Tony Altobelli NEWPORT BEACH - Newport Harbor High boys water polo and swim coach Brian Kreutzkamp has resigned from the Sailors' program in order to accept men's water polo head coaching position at Golden West College. "It was an opportunity I just couldn't pass up," Kreutzkamp said. "I played there out of high school and I kept in touch with that program for years. When the position opened up, they came to me. It's a challenge I look forward to."
January 14, 2006
athleteofweek-kallylucasNewport Harbor senior shooting for a CIF championship before heading off to compete for Women of Troy.Kally Lucas, who has already signed to play water polo at USC next year, has had a lot of stellar games in her young career. She distinguished herself last season as a junior on a Newport Harbor girls' water polo squad that won the Sea View League and reached the CIF Southern Section Division I championship gameLucas led the Sailors in steals with 74 and assists with 62, and was third on the team in goals (52)
September 15, 2007
Nowhere in California or elsewhere within the U.S. border does a certain sport captivate and inspire as water polo does in Newport-Mesa. Since the construction of Newport Harbor High School nearly three quarters of a century ago, aquatic sports have been a dominant part of both the athletic education of young participants. It has also been a social rallying point for adults sponsoring and cheering on the young competitors. One man in the Newport-Mesa community is synonymous with the sport of water polo and aquatics in general.
May 27, 2011
EDITOR'S NOTE: This corrects the name of the new water polo club. It is Newport Beach Water Polo, Inc. Robert Lynn has accepted the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo and swimming head coaching position, Principal Michael Vossen announced in an email to Newport aquatics families late Friday night. "Coach Lynn comes to us with impeccable credentials that helped make him a unanimous choice with our interview panel," Vossen wrote in the email. "His extensive experience in the sport and strong affiliation with the U.S. National Team will be a tremendous asset to our program.