all CIF-SS boys water polo: San Bernardino County picks


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It was a banner year in boys water polo with Los Osos and Don Lugo finishing as runner-up.

Redlands also got to the semifinals.

Those teams and players were rewarded. Here’s the San Bernardino County players that earned All-CIF recognition.

Division 2
Austin Stewart, Los Osos
Thomas Halverson, Los Osos

Division 5
Billy Crawford, Redlands East Valley
Austin Kent, Redlands
Cal Mende, Redlands

Division 7
Players of Year:
Jake Erhardt, Rio Mesa and Marc Ibarra, Don Lugo
Coach of Year: Gary Cheever, Don Lugo

Also:
Constantinos Gofas, Don Lugo
Kenneth Gomez, Don Lugo
Cristian Lopez, Colony
Joseph Parks, Don Lugo

all-CIF boys water polo

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.

All-CIF boys water polo teams

Released alongside the volleyball. Only Divisions 3 and 5 had county representation.

DIVISION 3
Players of the Year -Erick Gonzalez, Montebello, Sr., & Trent Virgil, Murrieta Valley, Jr.
Coach of the Year – Kenny Clements, Montebello

FIRST TEAM
Ely Bonilla (G) Montebello, Sr.
Jonathon Ruiz Montebello, Sr.
Jantz Johnson Murrieta Valley, Jr.
Nolan McConnell Laguna Beach, Jr.
David Purington Damien, Sr.
Cody Wetherbee Murrieta Valley, Jr.
Eric Vandemortel Murrieta Valley, Jr.
Lexie Coliflores Temescal Canyon, Sr.
Joe Barich Redlands, Sr.
Keaton James Ayala, Jr.
David Brunner Laguna Beach, Sr.
Eric Osterberg Damien, Jr.
Miguel Garcia Montebello, So.

SECOND TEAM
Rafael Romero Montebello, Jr.
Spencer Dodson Laguna Beach, Jr.
Robbie Quellmalz Laguna Beach, Sr.
Walker Shockley (G) Damien, Sr.
Eric Dyer Redlands, So.
Warren McEnulty Great Oak, Sr.
Dylan Vrooman (G) Murrieta Valley, Jr.
Johnny Beal Damien, Jr.
Kevin Womack Redlands East Valley, So.
Robert Chew Laguna Beach, Sr.
Mike Lancaster Damien, Sr.
Will Hougan (G) Ayala, Sr.
Charlie Umansky Estancia, Jr.

THIRD TEAM
Nick Carlson Redlands, Sr.
Josh Hjelmstad Great Oak, Sr.
Josh Thomasson Ayala, Sr.
Brandon Blyth Temescal Canyon, Sr.
Taylor Adams Redlands East Valley, Sr.
Johnn Fee Redlands East Valley, Jr.
Patrick Fullerton Great Oak, Sr.
Andrew Kleam Redlands, Sr.
Steven Day Great Oak, Jr.
Brent Vandenbosch Ayala, Sr.
Ivan Lara Temescal Canyon, Sr.
Preston Schow Estancia, Jr.
Conner Graham Estancia, Jr.

DIVISION 5
Player of the Year – Beau Blacksten, El Segundo, Sr.,
Coach of the Year – Riley Brady, El Segundo

FIRST TEAM
Csaba Nagy El Segundo, Sr.
Sean Evans Los Osos, Jr.
Josh Stedman Troy, Sr.
Aaron Valdes La Serna, Jr.
Alec Williams Bonita, Jr.
Max Reynolds El Segundo, Sr.
Tyler Abbott Los Osos, Sr.
Marc Vonderweidt Santa Monica, Jr.
Dominic Vicino Los Osos, Jr.
Clark Barry Troy, Sr.
Philip Nugent La Serna, Jr.
Wyatt Woodward Palm Springs, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
Jackson Hogoboom El Segundo, Jr.
Matt Wong Los Osos, Jr.
Eduardo Navarrete Santa Monica, Jr.
David Van Schooten Troy, Sr.
Aaron Pfister La Serna, Sr.
Joe Lamson Bonita, Sr.
Ryan Molina Los Osos, Sr.
Ryan Long Charter Oak, Sr.
Taylor Jackson Upland, Sr.
Mark Pruett Palm Desert, Sr.
Max Vilim-Brozyna Santa Monica, Jr.
Jonathan Behzadian Arlington, Sr.
Keaton Renta Bonita, So.

THIRD TEAM
James Cano Charter Oak, Sr.,
Michael Franco Troy, So.
Kevin Rubio La Serna, So.
Dylan Tashjian Palm Springs, Sr.
Christopher Cordobes El Segundo, Jr.
Brad Thompson Charter Oak, Sr.
Alex Munson Bonita, So.
Mike Bonifacio Sunny Hills, Sr.,
Michael Shapiro Fullerton, Sr.
Charles (Buck) Masten Claremont, Sr.
Derek McCaulley Upland, Jr.
Garison Covel Palm Desert, So.
Kilian Condon Troy, Jr.