Nogales’ Nick Estevez named player of year


The 2011 boys water polo season might have been one of the best ever. Nogales and Bonita won CIF-Southern Section division titles and Damien advanced to a division final as well.

All three teams had enough superstars to fill out the boys water polo first team, but Nogales’ Nick Estevez stood
above the rest.

Estevez’s record-breaking season and back-to-back CIF titles
with the Nobles earned him Player of the Year honors for the
second year in a row.

Estevez set a single-season CIF-SS scoring record with 233
goals, eclipsing the mark of 229 set by Hoover’s Hakop Kaplanyan in

The Nobles senior broke the record in the Division 7
championship game by scoring four goals in Nogales’ 8-6 victory over Don

In addition to his 233 goals, Estevez also had 57 steals and
was named Valle Vista League and Division 7 Most Valuable Player for the
second year in a row.

Read more in Fred Robledo’s story POLO.