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Hornets Wrap Up Season with Awards Banquet

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team ended their 2016 season with their annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 2 at the Enumclaw High School library.

The Hornets finished their season with a 24-8 record, an East Division title, and a seventh place finish at the 2016 Washington State Championship Tournament. This was Enumclaw's second consecutive East Division title, and 11th straight year advancing to the State Tournament.

Several Hornets earned individual honors, too. Seniors Anna Davenport, Hannah Simurdak, and Grace Sales were named to the First Team All-Division Team. Junior Grace Rich and sophomore Morgan Hall earned Second Team All-Division honors, and senior Lauren Pratt earned All-Division Honorable Mention. Hall also earned All State Tournament Honorable Mention.

The team also awarded team honors at the banquet, as voted on by the players. The Hornets recognized first-year junior Jordan Lawson as the Most Improved Player. Senior captain Grace Sales was awarded the 110% Award, and senior captain Brandi Meneghini was voted Most Inspirational Player. Senior Hannah Simurdak was voted Most Valuable Defensive Player, and senior captain Anna Davenport was named Most Valuable Offensive Player. Sophomore goalkeeper Morgan Hall claimed the Coaches' Award.

Congratulations, Hornets, on a great season!

Washington State Final Standings, All-State Teams

The Washington State Tournament concluded last Saturday, with the Gig Harbor Tides claiming the State Championship.

Washington State Final Results:
1. Gig Harbor
2. Curtis
3. Newport
4. Bellevue
5. Puyallup
6. Mercer Island
7. Enumclaw
8. Lakes

In addition, individual awards were announced after the Championship Game.

All Tournament Most Valuable Player
Alana Ponce - Gig Harbor

All Tournament Most Valuable Defensive Player
Mac Higgins - Curtis

All Tournament Goalie
Olivia Lott - Gig Harbor

Coach of the Year
Travis Braddock - Puyallup

1st All State Tournament Team
Alana Ponce - Gig Harbor
Olivia Lott - Gig Harbor
Sierra Coalson - Gig Harbor
Mac Higgins - Curtis
Hannah Redden - Curtis
Analise Nahlin - Newport
Morgan Baker - Bellevue

2nd All State Tournament Team
Lindsey Moon - Gig Harbor
Jenna Anderson - Gig Harbor
Quinn Freeby - Curtis
Katie Van Zonneveld - Curtis
Anatasia Bondorenko - Newport
Izzy Stroobandt - Newport
Alexis Taber - Bellevue

All State Tournament Honorable Mention
Kenzie Bailey - Gig Harbor
Dannell Idio - Curtis
Lailey Khatibloo - Newport
Maggie Ugelstad - Bellevue
Mackenzie Davidson - Puyallup
Aubrey McCready - Puyallup
Maddie Joy - Puyallup
Jacqui Li - Mercer Island
Davis Simmons - Mercer Island
Morgan Hall - Bellevue
Amber Hamil - Lakes

Summer Water Polo at the Enumclaw Pool

The Enumclaw Aquatic Center will have Open Pool Water Polo this Summer from 8:00-9:30 p.m. several nights during June and July. The workouts are open to all middle school and high school boys and girls who are interested in learning and practicing water polo skills in preparation for next year's high school water polo seasons.

For more information, contact EHS coach Bob Averill at enumclawpolo@gmail.com.

Gig Harbor Claims State Title

The Gig Harbor Tides claimed the Washington State Girls Water Polo Championship on Saturday for the third consecutive year. The Tides earned the title with a 7-2 win over the Curtis Vikings in Saturday night's Championship Game.

Earlier in the day, Newport beat Bellevue to claim third place in State.

Washington State Final Standings:
1. Gig Harbor
2. Curtis
3. Newport
4. Bellevue
5. Puyallup
6. Mercer Island
7. Enumclaw
8. Lakes

Congratulations, all, for a great season.

Gig Harbor, Curtis in State Championship Game

The 2016 Washington State High School Girls Water Polo Championship Game is set: Gig Harbor will face Curtis to determine the Washington State Champion on Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 pm.

The two teams advanced to the Championship Game with wins in Friday's semi-final games - Gig Harbor with a 13-4 win over Bellevue, Curtis beating Newport 13-5.

In earlier action on Friday, Puyallup beat Lakes 13-3, and Mercer Island beat Enumclaw in a dramatic 5-4 overtime win. On Saturday morning, Puyallup will face Newport, and Mercer Island will play Bellevue. The winners of those games will play off later Saturday for 3rd/4th place. The losing teams will play later Saturday for 5th/6th place.

At 1:00 Saturday, Enumclaw and Lakes will play for 7th/8th place.

Saturday's Games
Mercer Island 2, Bellevue 5
Puyallup 5, Newport 9
Lakes 4, Enumclaw 8
Mercer Island 5 . Puyallup 9
Bellevue 7Newport 9
Gig Harbor 7, Curtis 2

State Tournament Advances to Round Two

Round one of the 2016 Washington State Water Polo Tournament concluded on Thursday with four teams winning in the first round, and hopes to advance to Saturday's Championship Game.

Bellevue, Gig Harbor, Newport, and Curtis all won on Thursday, and will play in Friday's semi-final games.

The four teams that lost on Thursday will continue play, as well, and can finish as high as third place in the tournament. Puyallup and Lakes will face each other in Friday's first second round game; Enumclaw and Mercer Island will play in the second game of the day.

Friday's Games
3:30 Puyallup 13, Lakes 3
5:00 Enumclaw 4, Mercer Island 5
6:30 Bellevue 4, Gig Harbor 13
8:00 Newport 5, Curtis 13

State Tournament Starts Today

The Washington Girls High School Water Polo State Championship Tournament opens play today, Thursday, May 26, at Curtis High School, in University Place, WA.

Thursday's opening round consists of four games, with eight teams vying for the chance to advance to Saturday's Championship Game.

The second seed from Region II, Puyallup, will face Bellevue, the third seed from Region I, in Game 1 at 3:30. In Thursday's second game, defending State Champion and current West Division and Region I Champion, Gig Harbor, will face the #4 seed from Region II, Lakes at 5:00. At 6:30 East Division Champion Enumclaw and North Division Champion Newport will square off. Thursday's final game, at 8:00 will feature host team and West Division and Region II Champ Curtis versus Mercer Island.

All teams will play in Friday's second round action, and in at least one game on Saturday. Thursday's first round winners will play in Friday's semi-final games for the opportunity to advance to Saturday's Championship Game.

Best of Luck to all the teams.

Thursday's Games
Bellevue 7, Puyallup 5
Lakes 3, Gig Harbor 19
Enumclaw 2, Newport 9
Mercer Island 3, Curtis 17