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Sports - July 16, 2010

Sports Shorts

NEW COACHES . . . The Priory will be a new girls' soccer coach this season, with Ramiro Arredondo taking over for Armando Del Rio, who is leaving the school after accepting a full-time teaching position. Arredondo is returning to the Priory campus where he is considered one of the greatest soccer players in Priory history. He is a current member of the school's Hall of Fame. He was a member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team pool and was captain of the Region IV ODP team for five years. After his club and high school career, Arredondo had an outstanding collegiate career as a midfielder at Cal, where he was named captain his senior year. He currently serves as Coaching Director of Cal Stars Premier and is coaching the MVLA Mutiny BU12 as well as the Alpine Strikers Blue & Red GU13 teams. Arredondo will join with his brother, Henry, also a former Priory soccer standout, to continue building on the school's tradition of girls' soccer excellence . . . Menlo-Atherton has a new boys' water polo coach in Marco Palazzo, who takes over for Johnny Bega, who left to coach at Los Altos High. Palazzo reportedly will be assisted in some manner by former Stanford men's coach Dante Dettamanti, who also coached the Sacred Heart Prep boys to a CCS water polo title in 2003.

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