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January 8, 2014
Water polo standout Jon Walters, of Newport Beach, died of a heart attack Wednesday, the Orange County Register reported. Walters, who played at Newport Harbor High as a freshman and transferred to Mater Dei, was 19. Walters, who played for USC, had been in the hospital since he fell into a coma Jan. 1, his father, Bill said, according to the Register. USC head water polo coach Jovan Vavic said on the school's website: "Jon was a great Trojan, and an outstanding young man from a wonderful family.
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April 27, 2001
A Newport Harbor High School water polo player awaits the OK from doctors before he can get back in the water. Nathan MacLaine, a sophomore and backup goalie for the varsity water polo team was hurt in an accident over the weekend, said his coach Brian Kreutzkamp. The athlete was reportedly wrestling around with friends on the beach when he was knocked over and hit his head, Kreutzkamp said. "His mom came and talked to me," the coach said. "He, according to her, fractured his skull.
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September 19, 2002
John Vargas is Ted Newland's friend. Vargas, the head coach of the top-ranked Stanford men's water polo team, used to live at Newland's house. Vargas, the former Corona del Mar High coach, played at UC Irvine under Newland in the early '80s. However, when Irvine faced the Cardinal in the championship match of the Southern California Tournament Sunday, friendship was hardly on Newland's mind. "I'm a very competitive human being," Newland said. "It's harder because we both like each other a lot. But, in college polo, I'm going to try to kick his (backside)
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October 13, 1999
SAN MARCOS - Jeff Pratt had three goals to lead Orange Coast College to a 12-4 nonconference win over host Palomar College Tuesday in men's water polo. With the game still close at 7-4, the Pirates (14-3-1) scored five unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Eric Kim, Doug Jacoby and Kevin Becker each scored twice for the Bucs. Next up for OCC is a road trip to Cypress to take on the Chargers Thursday at 3 p.m. NONCONFERENCE Orange Coast 12, Cypress 4 Orange Coast 2 4 1 5 - 12 Palomar 2 1 1 0 - 4 Orange Coast: Pratt 3, Kim 2, Jacoby 2, Becker 2, Butler 1, Lancelotti 1, Alcarado 1. Saves: Oliver 8.
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February 1, 2003
The UC Irvine women's water polo team has been ranked 12th in the nation by the Collegiate Coaches Water Polo Poll. Coach Julie Swail's Anteaters finished last season ranked 14th in the country. Teams in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation make up 10 of the top 13 teams in the country, with top-ranked Stanford, leading the way. UCI, which will face 14 schools ranked in the preseason top 20 this year, will open the 2003 season Sunday at the university of Redlands Invite.
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November 17, 1999
Tony Altobelli PLEASANT HILL - Orange Coast College men's water polo team will have to go to bed early Thursday night in order to be prepared to face West Valley College in the opening match of the Hyundai-California Community College Water Polo State Championships Friday. Game time is set for 7 a.m. and Coach Chris Oeding's squad will have to open the match against No. 1 Northern California team after a disappointing fourth-place finish at the Southern California regional tournament.
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August 18, 2008
BEIJING — Former UC Irvine All-American Jeff Powers scored two goals as the U.S. Olympic men’s water polo team defeated Germany, 8-7, Monday in China to advance to the medal round for the first time since 1992. Ryan Bailey and Tim Hutten, two other previous UCI All-Americans, scored one goal each as Team USA won Group B with a 4-1 record. The U.S. earned a bye into the semifinals and will face the winner of the Spain-Serbia quarterfinal. The U.S. men’s water polo team is scheduled to play its semifinal Friday at 7:40 p.m. in Beijing (2 a.m., PST)
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May 15, 2008
Newport Harbor High senior Erin Reid has made a verbal committment to play water polo at UCLA next year. Reid said she was almost headed to Santa Clara, but then UCLA Coach Adam Krikorian called and told her she got in. ?I switched plans really quickly,? said Reid, whose parents Scott and Jill also both went to UCLA. Reid, a left-handed driver and transfer from Laguna Beach High, scored 44 goals for the Sailors this year in helping them win the CIF Southern Section Division I title over Back Bay rival Corona del Mar. Reid, a second-team All-Sunset League selection, added 23 steals.
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October 10, 2001
PRINCETON, N.J. - Newport Harbor High product Jon Pharris, a senior co-captain for the Princeton University men's water polo team, has been named the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division Player of the Week. Pharris, the Tigers' goalie, capped a busy weekend with 15 saves in Princeton's 8-2 victory over Navy. He also recorded 15 saves in a 9-5 win at Bucknell, as the Tigers have opened the CWPA season with four straight victories. Last year, Pharris earned first-team CWPA All-Southern honors and was named to the American Water Polo Coaches Association's all-academic team.
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April 17, 2014
WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 10, Long Beach State 7 The host Anteaters clinched their third straight Big West Conference regular-season championship behind four goals from Danielle Warde and eight saves from Jillian Yocum on Thursday. No. 6-ranked UCI (21-7, 5-0 in conference) has now won five Big West regular-season crowns. The 'Eaters led, 3-1, after the first period and were not outscored in any of the three remaining quarters. No. 10-ranked Long Beach State fell to 18-10, 2-3. UCI finishes the regular season Friday at 7 p.m. against No. 12 Loyola Marymount at Anteater Aquatics Complex.
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By Matt Szabo | April 17, 2014
Corona del Mar High sophomore Maddie Musselman can't help but notice all of the Olympians helping out with the CdM water polo program. Olympians Kelly Rulon and CdM alumna Tumua Anae are coaching on the CdM Grey girls' club team for CdM Aquatics. Four-time Olympian Ryan Bailey has been helping out with the CdM boys' program for the last several years. "I just think that's so cool," Musselman said. Some people say that Musselman is a future Olympian too. It's not a stretch at all, considering that she made her debut with the U.S. senior national team last December at the Canada Cup and has been participating in national team scrimmages with Coach Adam Krikorian since the high school water polo season ended.
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March 18, 2014
Newport Harbor High alumna Presley Pender, a sophomore on the University of Michigan women's water polo team, has earned Collegiate Water Polo Assn. Western Division Player of the Week honors for the week ending March 9. Pender led the No. 20-ranked Wolverines with eight goals at the Harvard Invitational, closing out the tournament with two three-goal efforts against Marist and No. 16 San Diego State. She has scored more than one goal in each of Michigan's last seven games. Pender is second on Michigan with 34 goals and leads the team with 31 assists, for a team-best 65 points.
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By Matt Szabo | March 1, 2014
IRVINE - The Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team played Laguna Beach four times this season, saving the best for last. The Sailors did not roll over in Saturday afternoon's CIF Southern Section Division 1 title match. They came out aggressive and pushed the Breakers like few teams have this season. Newport Harbor badly wanted its sixth Division 1 title. But Makenzie Fischer helped deliver Laguna Beach its first. The junior had five goals and five steals as the top-seeded Breakers won, 10-7, at Woollett Aquatics Center.
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By Matt Szabo | February 28, 2014
Getting three sevens can be enough to win a sizable amount of money on a slot machine in Las Vegas. For the Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team, three upset wins as the No. 7 seed equals the jackpot. The Sailors indeed entered the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs as the No. 7 seed after late-season losses to Foothill, Corona del Mar and Los Alamitos. But after beating No. 2 Foothill, 5-4, in the quarterfinals and No. 6 Santa Barbara, 11-10, in the semifinals, the Sailors find themselves in the Division 1 title match for the third straight year.
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By Matt Szabo | February 22, 2014
After a hot shooting start, Newport Harbor High junior Ellie Reid hit the wall about halfway through the girls' water polo season. The left-hander was battling fatigue, sickness and a nagging shoulder injury. She stopped scoring as many goals, not looking as confident with her shot. "I kind of lost my groove a little bit," Reid said. "I kind of cracked a little bit in midseason. " How did Ellie get her groove back? It took just one shot on Saturday. She scored the winning six-on-five goal with 2:24 left off a pass from Kate Pipkin, helping Newport Harbor upset Foothill, 5-4, in a CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinal match Saturday at Newport Harbor High.
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By Matt Szabo | February 22, 2014
The last time that the Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team played Santa Barbara, CdM sophomore Maddie Musselman burned the Dons. She scored five goals in the Irvine Southern California Championships quarterfinal game Feb. 7, matching Santa Barbara's total by herself. Santa Barbara Coach Mark Walsh dedicated more defensive attention to Musselman in the second meeting Saturday, in a CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinal game at CdM. Musselman still almost killed the Dons.
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