POLO HONORS . . . The girls' 18-under team from the NorCal Water Polo Club just returned from Vancouver, B.C., site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, with a gold medal. The squad, however, wasn't participating in the newest entry of the wintery games. Instead, the NorCal girls were on hand in frigid British Columbia for the annual BC Open tournament. And, as has been the case recently, the squad performed very well while winning the gold medal in its division for the second straight year. Also on hand was the Stanford Water Polo Club's 18-under and 16-under teams. The 16U team finished third while the 18U squad did not medal. The NorCal 18U team went 5-0 over the three-day tournament. On Thursday, NorCal opened with a win over local Fraser Valley club, 15-5, then bagged a 9-0 victory over Calgary I. Friday morning saw NorCal beat Washington,9-3. In the semifinals on Saturday night — in the tournament's most-exciting match — NorCal beat Calgary II by 11-9 in a thrilling overtime match that ended just before midnight. Audrey Pratt and KK Sandlin scored in overtime to seal the win. Then on Sunday, NorCal beat a tough Marin team in the finale, 11-4, to secure the championship. Rebecca Dorst (Menlo-Atherton) and Kelsey Nolan (Leland) were named to the all-tournament team. Dorst led all scorers with 15 goals for the tournament, followed by Audrey Pratt with 13. The NorCal team is made up of girls from Menlo Atherton, St. Francis, Castilleja, Leland, Los Altos, Sacred Heart Prep, Soquel and Burlingame high schools. The team was coached by Chris Dorst.
HELP WANTED . . . Priory is looking for a track and field coach plus an assistant lacrosse coach for the spring season. Those interested should contact Athletic Director Mark Stogner at firstname.lastname@example.org . . . Menlo-Atherton is looking for a new head football coach as well as coaches for track and field, swimming and a head frosh-soph baseball coach. Anyone interested can contact Mary Podesta at email@example.com or 650-322-5311 ext 5708 . . . Castilleja is looking for an assistant softball coach for this spring. Those interested should contact Athletic Director Jez McIntosh at firstname.lastname@example.org . . . Pinewood is looking for a head coach for boys' and girls'swimming. Contact Athletic Director Matt Stimson at 941-6044 or at email@example.com . . . Sacred Heart Prep is seeking assistant coaches in its girls' lacrosse program.Interested applicants please contact AD Frank Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org