Quartet collects honors

Estancia High seniors Charlie Umansky, Conner Graham and Preston Schow, along with Sage Hill School senior Eric Hallett, have been named first-team All-Orange Coast League in boys' water polo.

Umansky scored a Newport-Mesa-best 118 goals to help the Eagles (19-7, 4-1 in league) finish second in league.

Graham, a goalie, was an emotional leader and came up big in some of Estancia's biggest games. He had 15 and 13 saves in close wins over Saddleback and Sage Hill, respectively.

Schow's 38 goals were second best on the Eagles, who fell in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs, 20-9, at Damien.

Hallet led the fifth-place Lightning (3-13, 1-4) with 47 goals.

Eagles senior Asher Twardowsky and junior Derek Andrews earned second-team honors, as did Sage Hill senior Kevin Miller and Costa Mesa junior James Lewis.

Lewis paced the last-place Mustangs (8-18, 0-5) with 86 goals.'

— From staff reports

Four Anteaters lauded

UC Irvine women's soccer All-Americans Co-Co Goodson and Tanya Taylor have been named first-team All-West Region by the National Soccer Coaches Assn. of America.

Senior Danielle de Seriere and junior Judy Christopher represented the Anteaters on the second team.

Goodson, a first-team All-American, was the Big West Conference Defender of the Year. She scored nine goals, second among Big West players, and led the conference with five game-winning goals. A Texas transfer who played her first season at UCI, she anchored the back line.

Taylor led the Big West in goals (11) and assists (12) on her way to earning third-team All-American laurels. She helped lead the Anteaters to the program's first Big West regular-season title with an unprecedented 8-0 conference record. UCI made its first trip to the NCAA Tournament, where it reached the round of 16 and finished 19-3-2.

The Big West Goalkeeper of the Year, de Seriere led the conference in goals-against average (0.69) and shutouts (11). The shutout total tied the league's single-season record and helped put her No. 1 in school history with 31 career shutouts.

Christopher, a defensive midfielder who earned first-team all-conference honors for the second straight season, had one goal and four assists.

— From staff reports

UCI trio recognized

UC Irvine senior men's soccer players Corey Attaway and Amani Walker have been named first-team All-West Region by the National Soccer Coaches Assn. of America.

Junior Miguel Ibarra represented the Anteaters on the third team.

Attaway, a defender, was a third-team academic All-American. He helped anchor a defense that posted a school single-season record 11 shutouts in 2010. He produced five goals and three assists to finish third on the team with 13 points (two points for a goal and one for an assist).

Walker, a forward, was the Big West Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year. He led the Anteaters (14-3-3) to the Big West regular-season title with 11 goals, including four game-winners.

Ibarra, a midfielder, had 10 assists and one goal in his first season at UCI.

— From staff reports

Local duo shines

UC Irvine senior Griffin Lerman and UCLA senior Jacob Murphy, a Corona del Mar High product, have been named first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in men's water polo.

UCI seniors Brandon and Matt Johnson earned second-team recognition.

Lerman, a 6-foot-3 center, scored 46 goals for the Anteaters (18-8), including five in a 16-12 victory over Santa Barbara in the fifth-place game of the MPSF Tournament. Lerman was also named to the MPSF All-Tournament team.

Murphy, a 6-3 center, scored 25 goals for the Bruins (29-6).

Brandon Johnson led UCI with 48 goals, while Matt Johnson had 191 saves and started all 26 games.

Brandon Johnson was also a second-team All-MPSF performer in 2009 and 2008, when he earned second- and third-team All-American recognition, respectively. He scored 196 goals as an Anteater.

— From staff reports

Four Pirates lauded

Orange Coast College sophomores Kimya Jafroudi and Cathleeen Hopkins were named first-team All-Orange Empire Conference in women's volleyball.

Freshmen Katherine Wichner and Maddie Baird were second-team honorees for OCC, which finished 16-6 and reached the second round of the Southern California Regionals. OCC was 10-4 in conference, good for third place.

Jafroudi, a 5-foot-7 setter who was the MVP of the state tournament when OCC claimed the 2009 state title, had 648 assists in the regular season. She finished with just more than 1,700 career assists, which ranks No. 2 in school annals.

Jafroudi was second-team all-conference as a freshman.

Hopkins, a 5-10 outside hitter, had 125 regular-season kills. Her .305 hitting percentage ranked fourth among Orange Empire players during the regular season.

Wichner, a 5-7 outside hitter, had 152 kills and 20 aces in the regular season.

Baird, a 5-8 libero, ranked second among conference players with 319 regular-season digs. She also had 22 aces in the regular season.

— Barry Faulkner

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