Stanford 16U boys' water polo club team finishes second


The Stanford Water Polo Club completed a successful run through the boys' Junior Olympics in the Los Angeles area Thursday with the 16U team finishing second; the White 12U team placing fifth and the Red 18U team winding up in eighth.

The 16U team reached the championship game for the second straight year but was unable to defend its title, losing to SET (Saddleback-El Toro) Water Polo Club A, 12-3, in the title game at the Contreras Learning Center in Los Angeles.

Stanford Red 16U outscored its opponents by an 83-50 margin, winning its first six games leading to the championship.

The roster includes Connor Dillon, Maxwell Draga, Casey Fleming, David Freudenstein, Patrick Goodenough, M-A junior Alex Gow, Nick Hale, Gunn senior Benjamin Hendricks, Matthieu Leyrat, Cory McGee, Benjamin Pickard, Cullen Raisch, Max Schell, Caleb Terzich, and Adam Warmoth.

The Stanford Red 18U, which reached the championship game last year, won its first five games before stumbling at the end.

Coach Jon Barnea's roster includes Thomas Agramonte, Alex Bailey, SH Prep senior Philip Bamberg, Christian Broom, SH Prep grad David Culpan, Sacred Heart Prep grad Benjamin Dearborn, SH Prep senior Robert Dunlevie, Mark Garner, Menlo School senior John Holland-McCowan, Brian Morton, Colin Mulcahy, Peter Olson, Peter Simon, M-A grad Jed Springer, and SH Prep grad Connor Still.

The Stanford White 12U finished fifth in its division be outscoring Lamorinda Blue, 17-16, in the final contest. The solid group includes Jack Barman, Andrew Cho, Jackson Enright, Dakota Freudenstein, Jack Hocker, Peter Kerr, Kyle Leung, Andrew Penner, Nathan Puentes, Alan Viollier, Quinn Vitakis, Eric Warmoth, and Jackson Westerman.

The Stanford Red 14U team lost to Foothill, 9-8, on Tuesday and finished 14th in its division, while Stanford Red 12U edged United Blue, 7-6, in the 17th place game. The Stanford White 14U team and the Stanford White 18U team each placed 20th.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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