Silvers commits to USC

Newport Harbor High senior Andrew Silvers has committed to play water polo at USC, he confirmed Saturday night.

Silvers is an emerging center for the Sailors. He is second on Newport Harbor with six goals, including three in Saturday's 9-8 victory over Coronado. Last year, he was a second-team All-Sunset League selection after helping Newport Harbor win league and advance to the CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinals.

"I like the school and I know it's a good program," Silvers said of his reasons for choosing the Trojans. "I know Jovan [Vavic] is a really good coach ... I'm just preparing and working on my game now."

USC has won four straight national championships in men's water polo, and is again top-ranked this season.

Vavic also coaches Silvers' older sister, Chelsea, who went to Mater Dei and is on the USC women's water polo team.

Silvers' younger brother, Nick, plays for the top-ranked Mater Dei boys' water polo team.

— Matt Szabo

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