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10-and-under team just misses out on bronze

The Laguna Beach Water Polo Club’s 10-and-Under coed team finished fourth at the S & R Sports Junior Olympics age-group water polo tournament that concluded Aug. 3 in Irvine.

In the Platinum flight, Laguna played for the bronze medal but was edged by Team Vegas/Henderson of Nevada, 7-6.

The 10-U coed title was won by San Diego Shores, which defeated Huntington Beach, 12-8, in the gold medal match.

In other news from the Junior Olympics, USA Water Polo announced the All-Americans and All-Tournament Teams for the 2008 S & R Sport Junior Olympics. All-Americans were selected for the Platinum Flights and All-Tournament Teams were selected for the Gold Flights. Selection to either team was based off team finish in each division and athletes were submitted by their respective club coach.

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USA Water Polo listed the following Laguna Beach club players as making the teams:

Boys’ 14-Under division: Nolan McConnell and goalie Erik Henrikson were named to the boys’ 14 Platinum All-American Team and teammate Dylan Payne was named a First Team Spare. Laguna won the bronze medal in the 48-team boys’ 14-U division.

Boys’ 12-U division: Corey Colapinto and Jack Dodson both were named Honorable Mention on the boys’ 12 Platinum All-American Team.

Girls’ 14-Under division: Candyce Schroeder and Kelsey Thornton were named to the girls’ 14 Platinum All-American Team and teammate Kayla Colapinto was named a First Team Spare.

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Girls’ 12-Under division: Sandonica Rodriguez was selected as a First Team Spare on the girls’ 12 Platinum All American Team.

"” Mike Sciacca



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