Dries is MVP at NCCA tournament
Laguna Beach High graduate Annika Dries, now starring at Stanford, was named Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Women's Water Polo Championships at Ann Arbor, Mich., last weekend. Dries scored five goals Sunday as the top-ranked Cardinal (28-1) knocked off No. 2 Cal, 9-5, in the title game. Dries also was a first-team all-tournament selection.
Dries last week was named to the USA Women's Senior National Water Polo team for a second straight year. The team will take on Canada in two matches during the FINA World League Prelims on Friday and Saturday at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach.
Breakers aquatics fundraiser is Saturday
Laguna Beach High's aquatics program is holding a fundraiser for its water polo and swim programs Saturday. The event begins with water polo action, relay races and a raffle from 2 to 6 p.m. From 5 to 10 p.m., dinner, dancing and a live band will take place at Sandpiper in Laguna Beach. The cost is $25 per high school player and $40 per spectator (must be 21 or older to attend the Sandpiper festivities). There is no cost for youth ages 14 and younger. For information and tickets, email maggiLH@cox.net.