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Hornets Open Regular Season Play on Tuesday

The 2016 Enumclaw Hornets Open Play on Tuesday
After wrapping up two weeks of practice with a jamboree at Curtis High School on Saturday, the 2016 Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team opens regular season competition this week.

The Hornets travel to the Auburn High School Pool for a 7:30 game against Auburn Riverside on Tuesday, and host the Tahoma Bears on Thursday at 7:30 at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center. Both are league games.

The Hornets return this season with 12 veterans from last year’s league champion team that finished the season claiming fourth place at the Washington State Championship Tournament.

Graduating from last year’s squad were All-State Award winners Bailey Sexton and Hayley Sonneson, and four-year veteran Madi Woodall.

Returning veterans for the Hornets this season are seniors Anna Davenport, Brandi Meneghini, Lauren Pratt, Grace Sales, and Hannah Simurdak. Junior Emilie Weyer also returns to help defend the Hornets’ league title, along with sophomores Madison Ely, Morgan Hall, Lindsay Harms, Kate Meneghini, Grace Munnell, and Grace Rich.

Davenport, Sales, Simurdak, and Pratt all earned All-League honors last year; Davenport also earned All-State Honorable Mention recognition.

Joining the Hornets for their first year are juniors Jordan Lawson and Caitlyn Schuler, sophomore Bryonna Harris, and freshmen Kenzie Invie-Johnson and Tessa Vallison.

2016 will mark the 18th season of girls water polo at Enumclaw High School. Coach Bob Averill returns for his 12th year coaching the girls water polo program; Coach Ken DeMan is coaching the girls for his 11th season. The Hornets have qualified for the State Tournament for the past 11 years, advancing as high as the semifinal round twice. During that time, the Hornets record has been 167-84.

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