Senior defender Kaitlin Imhof of the Los Osos High School soccer team has decided to attend and play soccer at Division III Aurora University in Illinois, just 40 miles West of Chicago.
Imhof helped the Grizzlies to an overall record of 16-3-6, that included a third-place finish in the tough Baseline League. Los Osos won a first round playoff game but lost a second rounder to Harvard-Westlake 1-0.
Aurora outscored its opponents 60-14 in 21 games. The AU women finished with an 18-3 overall record and captured their 15th Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference title in the 20 seasons of the program’s existence. The Spartans were ranked No. 16 in the latest D3soccer.com Top 25 poll.
All-CIF honors are out in boys water polo. Not surprisingly, Los Osos leads the way with four players honored.
Leading that quartet is senior Jared Strong who was named the Division 4 Player of the Year. He led the Grizzlies to a second straight CIF title.
Also making the list from Los Osos are senior Austin Stewart, senior Ben Andres and junior Thomas Halverson.
Also making the Division 4 team is Cole Carlson of Redlands East Valley.
In Division 5 Spencer Hosch of Webb was the lone local honored.
The Los Osos High School girls water polo team has picked up where the boys left off.
The Grizzlies are ranked No. 1 in Division 3 to start the season. That lofty ranking comes on the heels of the boys team winning a CIF title in Division 4 after being ranked No. 1 all season.
The girls open the new season on Thursday against Simi Valley Royal.
There is a lot of local representation in Division 3. Joining Los Osos are Upland at No. 3, Ayala at No. 8 and St. Lucy’s at No.9.
In other divisions, Bonita is No. 4 in Division 4.
Chino is No. 3 in Division 7, with Don Lugo in the same poll at No. 9.