Others to watch: La Jolla Country Day (16-17), Westview (19-11), West Hills (21-9), Point Loma (24-9), Santa Fe Christian (13-15), Pacific Ridge (27-9), Olympian (24-10), San Dieguito (22-13), Otay Ranch (25-10), Granite Hills (18-8), Calvin Christian (20-15), Montgomery (22-8), Imperial (22-7), Calexico (18-15).
Local players to watch
Kind of a weird summer of polo. James (coach of Carlsbad Water Polo club program) setup a trip to Croatia for whoever could go ($2000 + flights). Get on a "cruise ship" and go up and down the Croatian coast, stopping each day to play water polo against the locals. So a handful of each age (18, 16) jumped in (Nathan, Jake, Bennett from Connor's possie) leaving a slim crew behind to practice for JOs.
Ben playing in his first big-boy season (prior to this it was splash ball). 12U White 1. They are playing pretty well, won the last 2 tournaments (against marginal competition). He's not playing a ton, so when White 2 is also playing at the same pool, he plays in those too.
This past weekend, he played 6 GAMES in the single day!! Super stud, and EXHAUSTED, still paying the price, being kind of a jerk to Mom during the day.
Both boys have been doing beach workouts - 3x a week, then night practice. C games during the week, up in OC and down in Coronado, all in an effort to get game experience before JOs. Fun Run was last week - boys do various exercises and competitions (including carrying 40 lb sand bag) running in the soft sand from Carlsbad beach tower 32 to Army/Navy and back in the soft sand.
JOs in 2 weeks, in the OC.
Team hotel up there, should be fun.
Connor was moved up to JV after the first week of volleyball on Freshman / Novice team.
Not expecting to play much, still pretty raw skills, but getting tons of experience in everyday practice. Generally working on setting, running both 5-1 and 6-2 systems for the 2nd team in practice.
Mission Hills. Lost 1-2. This is before Connor joined the team, not that that is the reason, just a comment on timing. :)
LCC. Won 2-0. Connor did not play, but team looked pretty good.
Torrey Pines. Won 2-0. Again did not play, but team looked good. Nice ball control and hitting.