This season’s clock runs out as the final buzzer rings for the San Lorenzo Valley water polo teams. All of the teams finished with impressive records and great team spirit.
The 14 Varsity boys also had a good season ending with a 4-6 record. The team had a variety of players from the senior, junior, and sophomore class. The Varsity boys had two victories against the Alvarez Eagles, and two victories against the Harbor Pirates. Max Crandall, a sophomore player on the boy’s Varsity team, says “I had a fantastic time with very many fun and unreplicatable experiences on Varsity this year.”
The Varsity girls continued their season to CCS ending their season much later than any other team after their remarkable season. In league play, the Varsity girls finished 1st with an incredible undefeated record of 10-0. Their team consisted of 16 girls from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes. The Varsity girls had an impressive record of over ten wins before they received their first loss in a very hard fought game against Aptos during CCS. The girls have earned the impressive league title for the season.
The Junior Varsity girls finished their 2015 season with a record of 8 wins and 2 loses. The JV girls had a great relationship between all of its 24 players. Sophomore Captain Caitlyn Wade said “We definitely got closer to each other and closer as a team, and there was a lot of improvement from the entire team. It’s a great sport to play because you get to have fun and have a lot of great experiences with your team and coaches.” Carmel was the girl’s most challenging team and their two losses. In one of the two games, there was only a one point difference in the scores.
The JV boys also had a very successful season with a final record of 7 wins and 3 losses. The 20 boys played well with great teamwork and a great work ethic losing to only Hollister once and York twice. One of the two JV boys captains, Andrew Chestnut, commented on the challenging games against York: “York was a tough team, they creamed us in our first game that we played them, but the second time we played them, they beat us again 6-4. They may have beaten us but that shows the great amount that we improved since the beginning of our season.”
All four of the San Lorenzo Valley water polo teams ended their seasons with a positive view on their finished season. The four teams have left a legacy, especially the Varsity girls who have made it to CCS for both of the last two years. The coaches and players all enjoyed their time in the SLVHS water polo experience.
By Andy Wise