Florida Recently Host to USA Water Polo Junior Olympics; Day 7 Notebook

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. August 17. THE BIGGEST and world’s most popular Water Polo event of the year in terms of participation – the National Junior Olympics – ran for over a week recently in Broward County, Florida, finishing at the beginning of this month according to reports from USA Water Polo. Boys All-Americans are announced below.

A total of 256 teams and over 3,000 athletes participated in this year’s 12-pool extravaganza, which returned to Broward County for the first time since 1992 when it was a 64-team, one venue tournament. The numbers made the National Junior Olympics the best-attended water polo tournament in the world today.

“South Florida Water Polo was extremely pleased to host the world’s largest water polo tournament in Broward County,” said tournament organizer Bruce Wigo. “It has been 12 years since the last time we hosted this event and we are looking forward to it being a great success again.”

The tournament, hosted this year by the South Florida Water Polo club of Fort Lauderdale and the Broward County Visitors and Convention Bureau, was held here in 1992 with all games being played at the Hall of Fame Aquatics Complex. This year’s tournament is the biggest water polo Junior Olympics to be held outside of California.

The medal games for the four age groups took place August 1 International Hall of Fame on the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, marking the close of the eight-day tournament.

Game of the Day

The teams: American River vs. San Diego Shores
The division: Girls 14-unders

The weather was the day’s major player everywhere at the Junior Olympics today, with sudden, torrential downpours and lightning storms leading to delays at most venues. American River Water Polo’s 14-under girls were working on a 5-1 lead against San Diego Shores when the game was delayed for lightning early in the third quarter. It was the second such delay at Northeast High School today. An earlier game between Golden Bear and Modesto- Stanislaus was delayed for nearly 40 minutes with teams camping out in the parking lot during that time.

American River came back from the 30-minute-plus delay to hold off San Diego for a 7-3 win.

Boys All-Americans Announced

2004 18-UNDER BOYS
MVP
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
9 Matt Digges Pepperdine
FIRST TEAM:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
4 Mat MacDonnell Pepperdine
2 Robbie Bauer Pepperdine
Justin Nahoul SPC
Drew Vyn SPC
3 Michael Hayes Lamorinda
13 Zack Weinbaum So Florida
Jay Connolly LAWPC
SECOND TEAM:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
11 Jeff Willis Pepperdine
Brandon Child Stanford
Tyler Hewko SPC
6 Danny Driscoll Lamorinda
1 Tim Will So Florida
Cole Cosani LAWPC
HONORABLE MENTION:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
5 Tyler Wilson Pepperdine
Carter Bretschy Stanford
Dane Lindstrom SPC
1 Matt Hillard Lamorinda
4 Jorge Montero So Florida
Mike Lennon LAWPC
Matt Martin CHAWP
Joe Lounsbury Far West
Josh Sheek Lancer

2004 16-UNDER BOYS
MVP
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
Kevin Lorber SD Shores
FIRST TEAM:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
Kevin May SD Shores
Alex Pulido SD Shores
Ben Hohl Stanford
8 Alexander Uule So Cal
9 Kyle Steerling Washington
13 Jeff Welch Washington
Doug Lindsay CHAWP
SECOND TEAM:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
11 Jeff Willis Pepperdine
Mike Hudnall Stanford
9 Caleb Hamilton So Cal
8 Jake Santelli Washington
Nikhil Balaraman SD Shores
Daniel Garcia CHAWP
HONORABLE MENTION:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
John Brictson SD Shores
Mike Orton Stanford
4 Jonathan Colton So Cal
14 Charlie Nieman Washington
5 Cory Liska Los Alamitos
4 Andrew Cosentino Greenwich
Jordan Thompson La Canada
Devon Borisoff La Canada
1 Brian Pingree LAWPC
Troy Carter CHAWP
Greg McGilvray Far West

2004 14-UNDER BOYS
MVP
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
1 Jay Lovero SoCal
13 Andrew Laforge So Cal
FIRST TEAM:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
Travis Noll So Cal
Tim Norton Stanford
3 Kyle Goguen Los Alamitos
Taylor Quinn CHAWP
Nick Schofield CHAWP
SECOND TEAM:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
Zach Wherry So Cal
Spenser Fletcher Stanford
Michael Delaney Los Alamitos
Jeff Molina CHAWP
HONORABLE MENTION:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
Smithson Cruz So Cal
Tom Cole Stanford
14 Ryan Fattal Los Alamitos
Santiago Bryan-Zwick Viking
Tyler Sisoyer CHAWP
13 Porter Kalbus Danville
Felix Gonzalez Commerce
10 Jack Ostler Marin

2004 12-UNDER BOYS
MVP
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
4 Paul Reynolds So Cal
FIRST TEAM:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
2 Alex Wherry So Cal
6 James Hartshorne So Cal
1 Chance Fowler Lamorinda
2 Alex Merrill Los Alamitos
Jonathon Ruiz Commerce
Erick Gonzales Commerce
2 Riley Burke LAWPC
SECOND TEAM:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
6 Scott Breitenstein LAWPC
7 Nick Hoversten Lamorinda
5 Rutger Choquehunca Los Alamitos
9 Alex Bowen Sultan
Raymond Torres Commerce
1 Scott Baron So Cal

HONORABLE MENTION:
CAP#: FIRST: LAST: TEAM
7 Evan Ramsey Greenwich
8 Morgan Kennedy Lamorinda
3 Sam Weiser Los Alamitos
8 Julian Colina Sultan
Miguel Garcia Commerce
1 Paul Mitre LAWPC
13 Taylan Alpan So Cal

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