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April 7, 2013
Costa Mesa Aquatics Club (CMAC) hosted a one-day clinic that gave local youth a chance to train with Olympian Genai Kerr and Masters Polo player Jesse Hatch. Genai Kerr was the 2004 USA Olympic goalie and a community advocate. He also sits on the Board of Directors for CMAC. The young polo players got to experience drills and plays with Kerr and learned advanced blocking, plays and goalie maneuvers. As well as teaching plays, Kerr also spoke to the kids about focusing on getting good grades and achieving goals when being dedicated and working hard.
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May 17, 2008
The United States mens’ senior national water polo team will play Croatia in an exhibition match on May 29 at 7 p.m. at Corona del Mar High. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students at the door, and the doors are expected to open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased through www.usawaterpolo.com. Team USA’s training roster includes former CdM High and Cal standout John Mann, as well as former UC Irvine players Dreason Berry, Genai Kerr, Jeff Powers and Rick Merlo.
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February 25, 2002
Newport Water Polo Foundation defeated USA National Team Southern California, 8-5, Sunday in tournament one of USA Water Polo Premier League men's action at the USA Water Polo National Aquatics Center in Los Alamitos. Four teams are featured in tournament one, while tournament two at the U.S Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. fields eight teams. The tournaments are the first two of six semifinal rounds being played between Feb. 23 and April 14. A league final will be played April 19-21, with seeding based on finishes in the six semis.
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July 15, 2003
UC Irvine graduate Ryan Bailey nearly provided the heroics, but the U.S. men's national water polo team was forced to settle for a 5-5 tie against 2003 European champion Serbia and Montenegro in its first game of the 10th FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Bailey scored off a backhand shot with under 10 seconds remaining in the match, but an offensive foul negated the score and the U.S. was forced to settle for the tie. "The call probably could have gone either way," Bailey said in a release on usawaterpolo.
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February 7, 2009
Former UC Irvine men’s water polo standout Genai Kerr, the first African American to represent the United States in the sport at the Olympics, will speak at 10 a.m. Friday at the Newport Sports Museum. Kerr, a former boys’ water polo coach at Sage Hill School, will speak to third-grade students from a Long Beach elementary school about sports participation and the importance of education and wellness. Kerr, a goalie on the 2004 U.S. Olympic team, is an ambassador to the World Anti-Doping Agency, which monitors the fight against doping in sport.
SPORTS
September 4, 2009
LOFGREN WINS SILVER Esther Lofgren, a Newport Harbor High product, was a part of a women’s four that captured the silver medal at the World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland last week. Lofgren and her crew held of Canada for the silver. The Netherlands led the race from start to finish, winning the gold medal in a 6 minutes, 31.34 seconds. The U.S. boat was in fourth place at the 500-meter mark, but was able to pull ahead of Belarus by the halfway point to move into third.
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June 30, 2009
Former UC Irvine All-Americans Jeff Powers, Ryan Bailey, Tim Hutten and Genai Kerr, as well as former Corona del Mar High standout John Mann were named to the USA Water Polo men’s senior national team’s 14-man roster that will play in the FINA World Championships that start July 20 in Rome, Italy. Mann, who starred at UC Berkeley, is the lone alternate on Team USA, which possesses 11 Olympians, including 10 members of the 2008 sliver-medal winning squad from the Beijing Olympics.
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August 18, 2004
The U.S. men's water polo team, which boasts five former UC Irvine players, continued its winning ways Tuesday defeating Kazakhstan, 9-6. Former Anteaters Jeff Powers and Dan Klatt each scored a goal for Team USA (2-0). Powers' seven-meter goal with 5:31 remaining in the third quarter gave the U.S. a 6-4 lead after a sea-saw first half that had four ties. It was Powers' second goal of the Olympics. Klatt's man-advantage goal with 5:24 left in the game stretched the American lead to 8-4. It was Klatt's first goal of the Olympics.
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August 2, 2002
Steve Virgen Day 1 in the Senior Nationals resulted in displaying domination for the Newport Harbor Water Polo Foundation 'A' team. Newport Coach Ted Newland's players were men among boys as they displayed their prowess in two victories on the first day of the Senior Nationals at Corona del Mar High. Newport scored a 17-4 victory over Paradise (UC Santa Barbara) and an 18-5 victory over Lion (Loyola Marymount). "We're basically playing against a college team; it's a little different than playing against a team like Hungary," said two-meter man Ryan Bailey, a U.S. National Team member who led Newport with 14 goals on the day, seven in each victory.
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | November 12, 2010
CORONA DEL MAR — There was plenty of talent on the pool deck at Corona del Mar High Thursday afternoon. Water polo fans there to see the Sea Kings also saw Ryan Bailey, Genai Kerr and John Mann. Bailey, a U.S. national team member and a former UC Irvine standout, is on the CdM coaching staff. Kerr, a Team USA goalie and former UCI star, was there to work with a youth program, as was Mann, the former CdM standout who is on the U.S. national team. If people saw Mann up close they would notice he was wearing something the Sea Kings hope to have: a championship ring.
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By Matt Szabo | April 6, 2014
One of the first topics that Ted Newland mentioned Saturday night in his USA Water Polo Hall of Fame induction speech was love. Yes, before he went on to blast other longtime coaches and decry the current state of USA Water Polo, he brought up love. "I have a gift, and not many people have it," Newland said. "I can give love. You can laugh, I don't care, but I can. If you can give love, people will love you and they'll follow you to hell, because every human being, like it or not, wants to be loved.
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April 7, 2013
Costa Mesa Aquatics Club (CMAC) hosted a one-day clinic that gave local youth a chance to train with Olympian Genai Kerr and Masters Polo player Jesse Hatch. Genai Kerr was the 2004 USA Olympic goalie and a community advocate. He also sits on the Board of Directors for CMAC. The young polo players got to experience drills and plays with Kerr and learned advanced blocking, plays and goalie maneuvers. As well as teaching plays, Kerr also spoke to the kids about focusing on getting good grades and achieving goals when being dedicated and working hard.
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January 2, 2013
Corona del Mar High senior Jake Wyatt has committed to play water polo at Brown University, he announced in an email Wednesday. Wyatt was a third team All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 performer for CdM in 2012. He also earned Newport-Mesa Dream Team laurels. The team's lone lefty led the Sea Kings in assists (56), ranked second in steals (37) and third in goals (38). He helped CdM win league and advance to the Division 1 semifinals. Wyatt, a two-time USA Water Polo Academic All-American who has a 4.3 grade-point average at CdM, will play for Coach Felix Mercado at Brown.
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By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | December 25, 2010
When Sarah Wilkey entered the Newport Harbor High girls' water polo program as a freshman four years ago, she said she spent time making a list. But just four games into her first season as the Sailors' starting varsity goalie, she is not only checking it twice, but forced to begin anew after checking off each item on the suddenly outdated agenda. "I had clear goals set for myself to achieve and I did," said Wilkey, a senior who had 14 saves to help lead the Sailors to a 6-5 overtime win over Back Bay rival Corona del Mar on Dec. 17. Among those goals were to become a varsity starter and secure a college scholarship.
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | November 12, 2010
CORONA DEL MAR — There was plenty of talent on the pool deck at Corona del Mar High Thursday afternoon. Water polo fans there to see the Sea Kings also saw Ryan Bailey, Genai Kerr and John Mann. Bailey, a U.S. national team member and a former UC Irvine standout, is on the CdM coaching staff. Kerr, a Team USA goalie and former UCI star, was there to work with a youth program, as was Mann, the former CdM standout who is on the U.S. national team. If people saw Mann up close they would notice he was wearing something the Sea Kings hope to have: a championship ring.
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September 4, 2009
LOFGREN WINS SILVER Esther Lofgren, a Newport Harbor High product, was a part of a women’s four that captured the silver medal at the World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland last week. Lofgren and her crew held of Canada for the silver. The Netherlands led the race from start to finish, winning the gold medal in a 6 minutes, 31.34 seconds. The U.S. boat was in fourth place at the 500-meter mark, but was able to pull ahead of Belarus by the halfway point to move into third.
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June 30, 2009
Former UC Irvine All-Americans Jeff Powers, Ryan Bailey, Tim Hutten and Genai Kerr, as well as former Corona del Mar High standout John Mann were named to the USA Water Polo men’s senior national team’s 14-man roster that will play in the FINA World Championships that start July 20 in Rome, Italy. Mann, who starred at UC Berkeley, is the lone alternate on Team USA, which possesses 11 Olympians, including 10 members of the 2008 sliver-medal winning squad from the Beijing Olympics.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | February 13, 2009
A 6-foot-8, 225-pound world-class athlete stood up in front of a third-grade class at the Newport Sports Museum Friday morning and asked a question almost everyone gets wrong. “How many know what sport I play?” Genai Kerr said. “Basketball!” one boy yelled. “Football!” a girl screamed. “Golf!” said a boy, putting a shocked look on Kerr’s face. C’mon, Kerr is way more ripped than your average pro golfer.
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February 7, 2009
Former UC Irvine men’s water polo standout Genai Kerr, the first African American to represent the United States in the sport at the Olympics, will speak at 10 a.m. Friday at the Newport Sports Museum. Kerr, a former boys’ water polo coach at Sage Hill School, will speak to third-grade students from a Long Beach elementary school about sports participation and the importance of education and wellness. Kerr, a goalie on the 2004 U.S. Olympic team, is an ambassador to the World Anti-Doping Agency, which monitors the fight against doping in sport.
SPORTS
May 17, 2008
The United States mens’ senior national water polo team will play Croatia in an exhibition match on May 29 at 7 p.m. at Corona del Mar High. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students at the door, and the doors are expected to open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased through www.usawaterpolo.com. Team USA’s training roster includes former CdM High and Cal standout John Mann, as well as former UC Irvine players Dreason Berry, Genai Kerr, Jeff Powers and Rick Merlo.
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