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The Orange County Water Polo Club will compete in the 2015 National Junior Olympics later this month. Photo: Courtesy
The Orange County Water Polo Club will compete in the 2015 National Junior Olympics later this month. Photo: Courtesy

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Water Polo

The Orange County Water Polo Club’s boys 14U team recently qualified for the 2015 National Junior Olympics, which will take place in Orange County from July 25 to Aug. 2.

The club, which draws players from San Juan Capistrano, joins 95 other teams from across the country vying for the top spot. The tournament’s finals will take place at the Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine.

The team includes: Tommy Kennedy, Preston Sanders, Ty Matson, Adam Engelke, Aiden Sullivan, Ryan Farrier, Will Clark, Colton Gregory, Cole Borlin, James Stanton, Alex Lunt and Kai Cameron. The team is coached by Justin Kroeze.

Volleyball

The 949 Volleyball Club had a successful run at USA Volleyball’s Boys Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio June 28 to July 5.

The local club sent three teams to the tournament and all three earned medals.

The boys 15U team defeated a team from Puerto Rico in the finals to claim the gold medal in the open division. The 15U team went a perfect 11-0 at the tournament, defeating Huntington Beach and Manhattan Beach in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively.

The club’s 17 Black team placed third in their open division and the 17 White team won gold in the club division.

The 15U gold medal-winning team includes: Nathan Bowman, Brandon Browning, Sam Burgi, David Chou, Kevin Kobrine, Andrew McSweeney, Patrick Paragas, Diego Perez, Patrick Vorenkamp, Ian Warner, Griffin Webb and Patrick Wynn. The team is coached by Kari Pestolesi and McKay Smith.

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