Briefs: UCI trio bound for China

UC Irvine alumni Griffin Lerman and Greg Enloe have been named to the United States roster for the men's water polo World University Games, set for August in Shenzhen, China.

Marc Hunt, the UCI men's water polo coach, will be the head coach for Team USA.

Enloe and Lerman, a 2010 second-team All-American for UCI, are listed as two of three defenders for the Americans.

—From staff reports

Eddy Germany-bound

Elizabeth Eddy, a Newport Harbor High alumna playing at USC, was one of 17 players named to the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program's Under-19 roster for a three-game exhibition trip to Germany coinciding with the World Cup in July.

The U-19 squad will play three friendly matches against German professional teams and attend three World Cup games.

Eddy started 20 games at USC as a freshman. She scored five goals and added three assists and her 13 points ranked second on the team.

— From staff reports

Bailey paces USA men

Former UC Irvine men's water polo All-Americans Ryan Bailey and Jeff Powers scored goals in the U.S. national team's 11-5 loss to Croatia on Sunday in the bronze-medal game of the FINA World League Super Final in Florence, Italy.

Bailey led the Americans with two goals, while Powers added one.

— From staff reports

Local trio All-OCL

Costa Mesa High senior Alex Krohnfeldt, Estancia High senior Malia Murtha and Eagles sophomore Rachelle Reynolds have all earned first-team All-Orange Coast League recognition for softball.

Krohnfeldt, a shortstop, batted a team-best .387 for the Mustangs. She had two home runs, which tied her for the team lead, and her 21 runs scored also tied her for the team lead. She also had a team-best 14 stolen bases. She helped Costa Mesa (8-17, 6-4 in league) finish third in league and advance to the CIF Southern Section playoffs for the third straight season.

Murtha, a third baseman, was known for her defense. She also batted .276 with a team-best four home runs. Her 15 runs batted in ranked second on the Eagles.

Reynolds, a first baseman, showed she has a bright future with Estancia. She batted .415, which was second on the team, and had a team-best 20 RBIs. Reynolds also had three home runs and four triples.

Estancia finished 5-20, and 2-8 in league for fifth place.

Costa Mesa senior second baseman Sami Feinstein and Estancia senior pitcher/outfielder Claire Woodside both made second-team all-league.

Calvary Chapel, which won the league, took the top two honors. Calvary senior Cassandra Ginnis was league MVP and Calvary sophomore Melanie Coyne was named Most Valuable Pitcher.

—From staff reports

Secaira singled out

Newport Harbor High sophomore catcher Bella Secaira was named to the All-Sunset League first team, in voting by league softball coaches.

Sailors junior shortstop Mandy LeGault, sophomore pitcher Hattie Marshall and freshman first baseman/pitcher Savannah Caviston all made the second team.

It was the second straight year that Secaira, who led the team with a .450 batting average, was a first-team selection. She also led Newport Harbor with 28 runs batted in.

LeGault and Marshall each made the second team for the second straight year. LeGault batted .391 and Coach Tony Qualin said she hit for the highest average in league. She had a team-best .500 on-base percentage and led Sunset League players with 28 stolen bases.

Full pitching statistics were not available, but Marshall was second on the team with a .444 average. Caviston battled .281 for the season, increasing it to .351 in league, Qualin said. Caviston had a team-best seven doubles.

Newport Harbor finished 13-16. It as 0-10 in league for the third straight year.

Los Alamitos senior Allison Brown was the league MVP.

— From staff reports

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