CCA Water Polo 2011 Valley League Champions

The champion Canyon Crest Academy boys’ water polo team.

The Canyon Crest Academy boys’ water polo team clinched their 3rd consecutive Valley League championship with victories over Valley Center and San Dieguito Academy last week. The Ravens also wrapped up their second consecutive season going undefeated in league play, a remarkable accomplishment for a program only six years old.

On Thursday against Valley Center at Cathedral Catholic High School, the Ravens got off to a slow start and trailed at halftime before three goals by senior Matteo Lanza-Billeta and a crucial last-minute save by senior Jeffrey Elsner led the Ravens to a 5-4 victory, all but securing the Ravens’ league title. They finished the job on Saturday with a 12-1 victory over San Dieguito Academy at Del Norte High School, in which juniors John and Jerry Guess and senior Matteo Lanza-Billeta each contributed three goals and sophomore Kyle Grozen added five assists.

With the regular season completed and a championship secured, the team is now focused on the CIF Division II playoffs, beginning this week with games across San Diego County. With the talent in the division more balanced than ever before, Canyon Crest is looking to make a big statement in this year’s tournament.

“A league championship is great, and it marks a goal off of our list,” said junior John Guess, “but now we’re determined to reach our next one: CIF finals.”

Reaching the championship game (to be played Nov. 19 at La Jolla High School) might be considered a lofty goal for a program that has never advanced past the second round, but CCA’s players are determined, focused, and ready to fight for an opportunity more reachable than ever.

“If we work as a team and play the type of game we’re capable of, there’s no reason we can’t go all the way,” said senior captain and goalie Jeffrey Elsner.

Canyon Crest opens the CIF division II playoffs with a home game on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Cathedral Catholic High School.

Related posts:

  1. High hopes for Canyon Crest water polo
  2. Carmel Valley Winter 2011 Open third- and fourth-grade boys division champions
  3. Canyon Crest Academy Boys Tennis Team sweeps titles in Valley League
  4. Canyon Crest Academy roller hockey team wins title
  5. Academic league starts

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=29036

Posted by Staff on Nov 10, 2011. Filed under Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’s La Jolla office tops in real estate sales volume for first half of 2014
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices reported its La Jolla office was No. 1 for sales production through the first half of the year, out of the company’s North American network of offices. The results point to another year of dominance for the La Jolla office, which has ranked No. 1 nationwide for nine of the last 11 years. […]
  • House of Week; 329 Bonair Street #4
    Buy The Sea! 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths. Just a 1/2 block to famous WindanSea Beach. Watch for the green flash in the sunset from one of 5 balconies. Over 1350 sq ft. Great separation of bedrooms. Marble living room fireplace. Skylights. Dual pane windows. Gas range. Two-car tandem garage off alley. Offered at $995,000 […]
  • What were the odds?
    I think we’d all agree that no one should have to worry about being run over by a motor vehicle in their own shower. I’m a world class worrier but until it almost happened, it never occurred to me to worry that a stolen car would crash through our front fence and stop inches from joining me in the master bath. This wasn’t recent, fortunately, but it comprise […]

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS