It isn't rare for La Cañada High student-athletes to put in just as much work in the classroom as they do on the field, in the gym or in the pool.
More evidence of that was revealed on Sept. 12, when nine members of the La Cañada Water Polo Club, including eight La Cañada High boys' water polo varsity players, were named 2010-11 Academic All-Americans by USA Water Polo.
"It's a great honor for these kids," said La Cañada High's first-year coach Steve Neville. "Obviously, [being named] in itself is a huge honor. To have that GPA, playing a sport and ranking among all the different kids in the country is a tremendous honor."
Seniors Wolfie Paulson, Allen Morovati, Ryan Gokey and Omar Khawaja and juniors John Louk, Bryce Hopkins, Chase Borisoff and Symeon Stefan made the list. Last year's second-leading goal scorer for La Cañada, senior Bo Mattix, who isn't playing for the school this year was also named an Academic All-American.