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Harvard’s Head Coach to Lead Holiday Camp

On December 8th and 9th, Rain City Water Polo is hosting its first-ever Holiday Camp featuring Ted Minnis, Head Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Coach at Harvard University.  Led by Coach Minnis, the clinic-style Holiday Camp is for athletes of all ages and skill levels that want to build their water polo skills and learn about collegiate water polo at the Division I varsity level.

The Holiday Camp will take place at Rogers High School Pool in Puyallup on December 8th from 5pm-9pm and December 9th from 8am-12pm.  For more information, please call (206) 229-4830.

About Coach Minnis
Ted Minnis is in his third year as head coach of Harvard’s men’s and women’s water polo programs. Last season, Minnis directed both programs to double-digit wins and berths in the CWPA Eastern Championships. Minnis is a veteran coach at the Stanford Club. During his 10-plus years of service, he won two Junior Olympic bronze medals, a US Club Championship and finished among the top 10 at various national tournaments.

Hornet Signs Letter of Intent with CSULB

Enumclaw High School senior water polo player Katie Larrea signed her National Letter of Intent to play water polo at Long Beach State on Friday, November 16.

Katie has competed for the EHS Swim & Dive Team and the EHS Water Polo Team for four years.

As a junior, Katie earned First Team All League, First Team All State, and Fourth Team All-American Honors in water polo and helped to lead the Hornets to a 24-2 record and claim third place at the Washington State Water Polo Championships.  The Hornets have competed in the State tournament for seven straight years.

Katie has competed in the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics for the past two years with her club team, Pacific Northwest Shores, based at the King County Aquatic Center, and has also been a member of the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program Pacific Northwest Team for the past two years.

In swimming, Katie qualified for the Washington State Tournament in two events as a junior, and four events as a senior.

Katie is the daughter of Steven and Sherrie Larrea of Enumclaw, Washington.

Hornets Finish Seventh at State

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team finished their 2012 season with a 10-6 win over Puyallup to claim seventh place in the Washington State Boys Water Polo Championship.

The Hornets started the tournament on Wednesday with a 12-11 win over Lakes, and a 20-4 loss to Bellevue, the defending State champion and eventual 2012 State champion. On Friday the Hornets suffered losses to both Newport (16-2) and Auburn Mountainview (8-5), but the Hornets came back on Saturday to win their final game of the season against Puyallup, 10-6.

Saturday's win saw scoring from four seniors, led by Bennon VanHoof, with four goals.  Thomas Petersen scored three, Mason Culp scored two, and Carson Lanphere scored one.

Defending State Champion Bellevue beat Curtis 7-3 in the title game.

  1. Bellevue
  2. Curtis
  3. Newport
  4. Mercer Island
  5. Auburn Riverside
  6. Auburn Mountainview
  7. Enumclaw
  8. Puyallup

  9. Lakes
10. Peninsula
11. Emerald Ridge
12. Bainbridge Island

Hornets Seeded Seventh at State

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team has been seeded seventh in the Washington State High School Water Polo Championships, held this week.  The Hornets will play two games on Wednesday at Lakes High School – against Lakes at 5:20, and against Bellevue at 7:40.

The State seedings are as follows:
  1. Mercer Island.
  2. Auburn Mountainview
  3. Bellevue
  4. Curtis
  5. Auburn Riverside
  6. Newport
  7. Enumclaw
  8. Puyallup
  9. Peninsula
10. Lakes
11. Emerald Ridge
12. Bainbridge Island

If the Hornets finish in the top two of their three-team group (Bellevue, Enumclaw, Lakes), the Hornets will advance to quarter-final action, on Friday at Curtis High School.  This is the third consecutive year that the Hornets have advanced to the State tournament; the Hornets finished third at State in 2010.

Wild Card Tournament Announced

With the completion of league play on Thursday, the fourth and fifth place teams of each division have been determined, and the Wild Card Tournament schedule has been released.  Stadium claimed fourth place in the East Division, with Kentridge finishing fifth.  In the West Division, Lakes finished fourth, and Emerald Ridge fifth, and in the North Roosevelt finished fourth, Bainbridge Island fifth.

The Wild Card Tournament will take place at Lakes High School on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd.  The top three teams will advance to next week's State tournament.

Nine teams have earned automatic berths to the State tournament, by finishing in the top three in their division.  From the East Division, Auburn Mountainview, Auburn Riverside, and Enumclaw advanced; from the West – Curtis, Puyallup, and Peninsula; and from the North – Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Newport advanced to State.

The State tournament begins on Wednesday, November 7, at Lakes HS and Rogers HS.