The U.S. Olympic women's water polo team completed a perfect run through pool play at the FINA World League Super Final at Changshu, China.
The U.S. started the tournament Tuesday and scored a 10-6 win over China. Laguna Beach's Annika Dries (Laguna Beach High graduate) was one of four U.S. players to score in the match. The U.S. came back Wednesday to post an 8-4 win over Greece.
The U.S. improved to 3-0 in pool play Thursday by routing Germany, 17-3. Dries was one of four players to score two goals for the U.S., which advances to a quarterfinal match Friday with Italy.
The tournament continues with semifinal games Saturday and concludes with placement games Sunday.
Dries was named to the USA Olympic team on May 17. The 2012 Summer Games start July 27 in London.
"Annika is such a diligent worker, so committed to improving as a player," USA Coach Adam Krikorian said. "She has a tremendous and tireless work ethic. From a coach's perspective, it's a perfect combination."
Robusto named Honorable Mention
Dominick Robusto, a 2007 graduate of Laguna Beach High who attends Trinity University in San Antonio, has been named Honorable Mention on the 2012 D3baseball.com All-America Baseball Team.
Robusto, a senior designated hitter, led the NCAA Division III school in hitting with a .376 batting average and helped the team to a second-place finish at the McMinnville Regional of the NCAA Playoffs. Robusto also led the Tigers in steals with 17, and with a .460 on-base percentage for the season.
Trinity went 37-12 this year and tied the program record for most wins in a single season. The Tigers have reached the NCAA Division III playoffs in three- straight years, also a first for the program. The school said that Robusto is believed to be the only Tiger player to play in four regional tournaments (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) during his career.
Baseball camps start June 12
Laguna Beach High's baseball program will host a camp for youth ages 5 to 11, starting June 12 at Skipper Carrillo Field. Camp runs between 5 to 7 p.m. daily through June 26. The cost is $180 per camper.
The program also will host a baseball camp for incoming players (grades 7-8) starting July 10 at Skipper Carrillo Field. The camp runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays through July 26. The cost is $180 per camper.
Registration information for both camps can be found through the city of Laguna Beach Community Services Department, http://www.lagunabeachcity.net.
Laguna Open resumes June 16
The Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament resumes June 16 with the 54th annual Men's Open. The tournament is seeking volunteers to serve as line judges during pool play and the playoffs. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt, gift certificate and front row seats to the tournament. Competition will take place in both AAA and Open level divisions.
The city's summer volleyball schedule is as follows: June 16: Laguna Open Men's; June 17: Laguna King and Queen of the Beach; July 5: Girls' 14-and-Under Doubles; July 12: Girls 16U Doubles. Other upcoming tournaments scheduled include a men's and women's tournament in October, and the Polar Bear Men's tournament in December.
For more information, contact Kirk Morgan at (714) 381-4000, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer volleyball clinics to debut
Lance Stewart will instruct a series of summertime volleyball camps starting in July. The camps are as follows: Elementary Schools (July 30-Aug. 6); Middle School (July 16-Aug. 3); Incoming Freshmen through Seniors (July 16-Aug. 3); Incoming Freshmen through Seniors Strength and Conditioning (July 23-Aug. 17); Beach Volleyball (July 9-Aug. 24); VolleyballNOW Specialized Camps (July 21-22, 29, Aug. 4-5).
Online registration can be found at http://www.lagunabeachcity.net.