Five members of the Laguna Beach High girls’ water polo team that earned a runner-up finish in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, have been named to the Southern California Water Polo Coaches’ Assn. 2006-07 Division II team.
Seniors Jessica McKee and Breanna Duplisea both made the first team. Junior Erin Reid and sophomore Annika Dries were second team picks and goalie Celia Huling was a third team selection.
Junior Casey Flacks of Division II champion shared the co-Player of the Year honor with Santa Barbara senior Kelly Easterday.
Agoura defeated Laguna in the Division II final and beat Santa Barbara in a semifinal match.
“I definitely think all of our girls are deserving of all-CIF,” Laguna co-head coach Chad Beeler said. “I think that Jess most definitely should have shared the MVP award with the Agoura player. She just did a fantastic job all season. Any time she scored two goals or more in a game, we’d win. She scored something like 107 or 109 goals for us.
“Breanna is one of the very best defenders. She shut down Easterday, Villa Park’s big kids and any other big player she faced. What else could you ask from a defender? Plus, we benefited from her scoring from the outside.”
The Division II team
Co-Players of the Year: Casey Flacks, Agoura, Jr.; Kelly Easterday, Santa Barbara, Sr.
Coach of the Year: Jason Rosenthal, Agoura
Jessica McKee, Laguna Beach, Sr.; Cassie Churnside, Jr., Villa Park; Carly Clark, Agoura, Sr.; Breanna Duplisea, Laguna Beach, Sr.; Lexi Neste, Mira Costa, Sr.; Sara Gralitzer (goalie), Agoura, Sr.; Courtney Collyer, Santa Barbara, Sr.; Suzanne Robinson, Palos Verdes, Sr.; Erin Sandford, Dos Pueblos, Sr.; Christina Miyabe, Jr., Villa Park; Camille Hopp, Mission Viejo, Soph.; Whitney Delgado, Thousand Oaks, Jr.; Emily Schmachtenberger, Agoura, Sr.
Jillian Waldron, Agoura, Sr.; Annika Dries, Laguna Beach, Soph.; Cailee Kilroy, Santa Barbara, Sr.; Kristen Wagner, Villa Park, Sr.; Sivan Pardon, Mira Costa, Jr.; Angela Vessey, Mission Viejo, Sr.; Noel Graham, Dos Pueblos, Sr.; Rachel Robinson (goalie), Palos Verdes, Jr.; Erin Reid, Laguna Beach, Jr.; Ally Waasted, Villa Park, Jr.; Emily Martin, Santa Barbara, Jr.; Rachel Page, El Dorado, Sr.; Meagan Lane, Brea Olinda, Sr.
Celia Huling (goalie), Laguna Beach, Sr.; Sami Hill (goalie), Dos Pueblos, Fr.; Lauren Colton, Tesoro, Soph.; Joanna Wohlmuth, Mira Costa, Sr.; Molly McBee, Palos Verdes, Fr.; Lauren Hayes, Dana Hills, Sr.; Kim Lewis, Capistrano Valley, Soph.; Hayley Chilton (goalie), San Marcos, Sr.; Agnes Konopka, Royal, Sr.; Liz Concepcion, Mission Viejo, Sr.; Ashley Stratford, Agoura, Sr.