Two standouts from the Los Osos water polo team have made their decisions on colleges.
Austin Stewart, The Sun’s Player of the Year, is headed to Long Beach State where he’ll join a couple of former teammates in Jared Strong and Ben Andres, who are sophomores
Austin Stewart, Los Osos
Stewart was the Baseline League Most Valuable Player and All-CIF selection, helping the Grizzlies to a Division 2 runner-up finish.
He led Los Osos with 90 goals, but also tallied 96 steals, 42 assists and 32 ejections drawn.
Meanwhile Thomas Halverson has chosen Pepperdine.
He too was a first-team All-Baseline League and All-CIF selection. He managed 49 goals, 22 assists and 36 ejections drawn.
Both were part of Los Osos teams that won CIF titles in Division 4 their sophomore and junior seasons.
All Citrus Belt League
Boys Water Polo
Calvin Mende – MVP 12 Redlands
Jesus Osorio-Castrejon 12 Cajon
Ryan Erickson 12 Citrus Valley
Andrew Fares 12 Citrus Valley
Nicholas Cortz 11 Redlands
Jared Gornay 10 Redlands
Austin Kent 11 Redlands
William Clifford 12 Redlands East Valley
Mohamed Takkouch 12 Redlands East Valley
Campbell Harris 11 Yucaipa
Matthew Paxton 12 Yucaipa
Blake Vazmendes 12 Yucaipa
Andrew Perry 12 Cajon
Hunter Starkey 11 Cajon
Justin Quiroga 12 Citrus Valley
Sean Todd 12 Citrus Valley
Talon Weck 10 Citrus Valley
Clayton Bernholtz 12 Redlands
Thomas Frye 11 Redlands
Nathan Le 11 Redlands
Winson Bi 11 Redlands East Valley
Gregory DeBelina 12 Redlands East Valley
Lane Huddleston 12 Yucaipa
Christopher Womack 10 Yucaipa
Tyler Osgood 10 Carter
Kacey Cauldren 11 Citrus Valley
Jacob Bier 12 Eisenhower
Spenser Johnson 12 Redlands
Jacob Bills 10 Redlands East Valley
Redlands’ 6-foot-11 senior water polo/volleyball player, Cal Mende, has signed his National Letter of Intent for volleyball, to Penn State. Above, he talks about playing water polo.
From the Penn State media release:
“Mende is a two-sport athlete, playing both volleyball and water polo. Coached by Mark Mina, Mende plays club volleyball for Oasis VBC and serves as the goalie on the water polo squad at Redlands. Mende was recently honored as one of four recipients of the Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) Outstanding Student Athlete awards.
Coach Pavlik on Mende: “Cal gives us a blend of size, skill and intelligence. As a left handed opposite, I think he’ll be able to elevate his game in order to provide what’s needed at this level of play. Coming in as a multi-sport athlete will also serve him well during his career here.”
Here are the latest CIF-SS rankings for San Bernardino County Schools, that came out today.
FOOTBALL Central Division
6. Kaiser, 10T. Colton Eastern Division
1. Oak Hills, 2. San Gorgonio, 3. Serrano, 8, Apple Valley, 9. Hesperia, 10. Rialto. Others: Carter, Silverado. East Valley Division
2. Rim of the World, 3. Jurupa Hills, 4. Yucca Valley, 5. Ontario Christian, 6. Citrus Valley, 7. Big Bear, 8. Western Christian. Inland Division
1. Rancho Cucamonga, 4. Chino Hills, 7. Upland. Others: Eisenhower, Los Osos.
CIF-SS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, BOYS WATER POLO, CROSS COUNTRY, GIRLS TENNIS POLLS
includes divisions with San Bernardino County or Inland Valley schools ranked:
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Division 1-A
1. La Salle, 2. St. Lucy’s, 3. Bishop Montgomery, 4. Capistrano Valley, 5. Villa Park, 6. Laguna Beach, 7. El Dorado, 8. Anaheim Canyon, 9. Flintridge Sacred Heart, 10. Thousand Oaks. Others: Harvard-Westlake, Yucaipa.
After Tuesday’s semifinals, here is who is left for Saturday’s CIF-SS girls volleyball and boys water polo championships from the Daily Bulletin and Sun coverage areas. Updated on Thursday, 11/15 to reflect time changes to accommodate Los Osos fans who want to go to both boys water polo and girls volleyball.
Girls volleyball DIVISION 3AA
Los Angeles Windward vs. Rim of the World at Santiago Canyon College, 9 a.m. DIVISION 5AA
Pomona Catholic vs. Sierra Madre Alverno at Cypress College, 11:30 a.m. DIVISION 2AA
Riverside King vs. Los Osos at Santiago Canyon College, 2:15 p.m.
Boys water polo At Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine HS DIVISION 7
Don Lugo vs. Los Angeles Brentwood, 9:15 a.m. DIVISION 4
Los Osos vs. Santa Maria Righetti, 12:45 p.m.