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June 17, 2004
Devon Borisoff, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who was a freshman starter on the La Cañada High varsity water polo squad, has been named to the USA National Cadet Water Polo Team. To make the team, he attended the four-day National Final Selection Camp held over the Memorial Day weekend at Claremont Men's College. The camp involved grueling 10 hour days in which he was tested on weight lifting, various swim sets, ball handling drills, shooting drills scrimmages and games.
By Timithie Gould | August 16, 2007
The La Cañada Water Polo Foundation’s varsity-level boys’ team left for a 12-day European training trip on Tuesday afternoon as a part of their summer training experience. The group met at La Cañada High School before departure wearing matching blue polo shirts displaying the group’s identity. “It’s going to be a lot of fun to play the Hungarian teams,” said Steven Tilem, a member of the club team. He participated in last year’s Europe trip as well and is excited to return and play overseas once again.
October 19, 2006
The La Cañada varsity water polo team, which continues to be ranked as the top team in Division III in CIF coaches' polls, and the junior varsity squad are rolling over almost every school they play. In Rio Hondo League action last Thursday, the varsity edged host South Pasadena, 7-6, while the JV stopped the Tigers, 8-2. In addition, the freshman/sophomore squad dropped South Pasadena, 14-1. Scoring for the varsity included two goals each by Max Scott, Caleb Greig and Devon Borisoff and one goal by Mike Scott.
By by Seth Amitin | February 7, 2008
Larry Naeve, the longtime boy’s water polo coach at La Cañada High, announced his retirement Monday after a 21-year career studded with conference championships, 30 all-Americans and five CIF coach of the year awards. “Since September 1972, I have had the outstanding opportunity to work as a teacher and coach for the La Cañada Unified School District,” Naeve said in his official announcement. “However, as with all things, there comes a time to move on. Thus, I have decided that I will retire at the end of the 2007-08 school year.
April 8, 2010
Olivia Gonzalez, Senior, Hole/Set, Sacred Heart All-Mission League first-team member finished with team-high 30 goals. ? Rachel Krebsbach, Junior, Utility, Cres. Valley Received All-Pacific League honorable mention after collecting 21 goals and 30 steals. ? ? ? Kristina Molder, Junior, Driver, Cres. Valley All-Pacific League second-team pick notched 16 goals and 32 steals. ? Mary Reardon, Senior, Goalkeeper, La Cañada All-Rio Hondo League first-team and All-CIF third-team selection finished with 294 saves.
December 3, 2009
Devon Borisoff (La Cañada High, 2007), junior driver; Jordan Thompson (La Cañada High, 2006), senior two-meter University of Southern California men?s water polo, which has four La Cañadans on their roster, earned the no. 1 seed in the NCAA Men?s Water Polo Tournament this past week. Two of the La Cañadans, Borisoff and Thompson, have been important cogs to the Trojan?s league-leading defense ? the Trojans have only allowed 114 goals in 22 games, 5.18 goals per game, leading their conference.
By by mary o’keefe valley sun | January 17, 2008
The Spartan varsity water polo team was recognized Tuesday night by the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board for their ongoing success and excellence. The La Cañada High School team recently won the CIF Southern Section Division Three Championship. “We are hoping this will be an annual tradition,” said Jim Stratton, superintendent of schools. “It is an honor for the team to be here. It would be nice to be here every year,” said coach Larry Naeve.
By Andrew Shortall, | October 12, 2013
MANHATTAN BEACH - With all the postseason implications, it made sense there was a playoff feel to a La Cañada and Mira Costa high boys' water polo matchup Saturday. Playoff positioning was on the line when two of the top three teams in CIF Southern Section Division III met at Mira Costa. For the third-ranked Spartans, there was a chance to take back the No. 2 seat it held in the preseason division rankings with a win over the Mustangs, the current No. 2 team. Plenty of chances were there for La Cañada, but three-goal outbursts from a pair of Mira Costa players and an inability to cash in on its man advantage proved the difference in the Mustangs' 12-6 win. In total, the Spartans shot 30 percent (three of-10)
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