These are selected by a coaches committee. The top players (not listed in order) will be sent for All-America recognition.
Here are the All-East Bay/North Bay boys water polo selections for the Fall 2014 season. These selections are made by NCS coaches. The girls list will be posted as soon as we’re able to track it down.
A day after the North Coast Section Division I boys water polo semifinals, it’s still unclear who will face Miramonte in Saturday’s championship game.
A Wednesday night semifinal between Campolindo, the No. 1 seed and defending champion, and No. 5 Acalanes at the Soda Aquatic Center ended in protest, and the game was still under review by the NCS office on Thursday.
Calls to coaches at Acalanes and Campolindo were not immediately returned. The NCS had also kept quiet, except to say that a decision on the situation is expected by noon on Friday.
According to sources at the game, the controversy stems from the final five seconds of the second overtime period. Acalanes was leading Campolindo 11-10 when the final buzzer initially sounded. But Campolindo contested the result, claiming it had called a timeout when it gained possession of the ball with five seconds left. The five seconds were put back on the clock, and the Cougars scored at the buzzer, forcing a sudden death third overtime.
Campolindo scored quickly in sudden death and the game ended. The Cougars exited the pool believing they had won 12-11. But Acalanes protested the result, and the NCS initially upheld that protest, posting on its website that the Dons had won 11-10 and would host No. 2 Miramonte in the finals at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
On Thursday morning, the NCS revised its bracket to indicate that the result is still under review.
Here are the top players in the NCS, as selected by the coaches.
Kat Klass (San Ramon Valley) Jr.
Field — Jennifer Beadle (Foothill) Sr., Courtney Fahey (Monte Vista) Jr., Erica Halszyinski (Las Lomas) Sr., Michelle Hawkins (Livermore) Jr., Kim Johnson (LL) Jr., Kat Klass (SRV) Jr., Sarah Klass (SRV) Fr., Greta Kohlmoos (Granada) Sr., Alexis Liebowitz (SRV) Fr., Jamie Wanket (Alhambra) Jr.; Goalie — Marissa Webb (SRV) Fr.
Field — Sara Abele (Clayton Valley Charter) Sr., Beverly Ayers (Deer Valely) Sr., Mariana Daniel (Alameda) Sr., Andi Grote (MV) Sr., Helene Hollidge (Alh) Jr., Sara Johnson (CVC) Sr., Sophia Kuester (SRV) Fr., Claire Therien (SRV) So., Amy Tolbertson (James Logan) Sr., Sarah Ward (LL) Sr.; Goalie — Mimi Harris (MV) Sr., Tayler Peters (JL) Sr.
Field — Emily Beireis (Ala) Sr., MacKenzie Flath (MV) Jr., Trinity Gerome (Newark Memorial) Jr., Erica Halasinski (LL) Sr., Maddie Hurd (California) Jr., Katie Johnston (Liv) Jr., Carol Lee (JL) Sr., Erin Livingston (MV) Sr., Vicky Talens (DV) Sr., Allison Williams (SRV) Sr.; Goalie — Maddie Farr (Alh) Sr., Sarah Donohue (DV) Sr., Katie Van-Tuyl (CVC) Jr.
Annika Jensen (Campolindo) Jr.
Field — Hannah Buck (Camp) Jr., Emily Byrne (Miramonte) Jr., Katie Caron (Mira) Sr., Kendall Christie (Sir Francis Drake) Jr., Dominique Clark (Mira) Sr., Quinn Galli (SFD) Jr., Kristen Hong (Mira) Jr., Annika Jensen (Camp) Jr., Chase Lanier (Acalanes) Sr., Natalie Seidemann (Camp) Sr.; Goalie — Maddie Tagg (Camp) Jr.
Field — Hannah Dillon (Northgate) Sr., Reilly Fellner (Aca) Sr., Jessica Iacovelli (San Marin) Sr., Hannah Kresnak (Aca) So., Rachel Lewin (Camp) Jr., Samantha Mladjov (Bishop O’Dowd) Sr., Sarah Mooney (Piedmont) Jr., Shannon Moran (Mira) Jr., Brooke Preston (Camp) Jr., Ellyn Stewart (Aca) Sr., Goalie — Nicola Gonzales (Mira) Sr., Riley Shaw (Carondelet) Sr.
Field — Melissa DeMeo (NG) So., Allison Galuszka (Marin Catholic) Sr., Kari Jensen (Camp) Fr., Julia Kinsolving (SFD) Sr., Isabella Kinsolving (SFD) Sr., Mariah Larwood (Ukiah) Sr., Emma Myall (Aca) So., Madeline Nelson (Encinal) Fr., Lauren Paxton (Mira) Jr., Samantha Russell (Car) Sr., Maggie Selzer (Ukiah) So.; Goalie — Dani Budish (Tamalpais) Jr., Kelsey Fennell (Pied) So.
Here are the 2013 All-East Bay/North Bay (All-NCS) boys water polo teams as selected by the coaches.
Field — Tommy Bush (Acalanes), Sr.; Colin Chiapello (De La Salle), Sr.; Jordan Hoover (Miramonte), Jr.; David Kessler (Las Lomas), Jr.; Tyler Kirschberg (Mir), Sr.; Conor Neumann (San Ramon Valley), Sr.; Grant Sivesind (Campolindo), Sr.; Clay Smudsky (Mir), Sr.; Sam Toriggano (LL), Sr.; Mitch Young (Sir Francis Drake), Sr.. Goalie — Spencer Creed (LL), Sr.
Field — Marcus Anderson (SFD) Sr.; Jack Brown (Clayton Valley Charter) Sr.; Vincent Chapey (Monte Vista) Sr.; Danny Comforti (Heritage) Jr.; Dylan Fara (Cam) Sr.; Garret Felix (Cam) Jr.; Ben Harmon (SRV) Jr.; Grayson Judge (Mir) Jr.; Brandon Pilhal (Amador Valley) Sr.; Jake Simpson (DLS) So. Goalie — Spencer Tagg (Cam) Jr.
Field — Yuri Andrade (Berkeley) Sr., Fischer Davis (Alameda) Sr.; Jack Geasa (Foothill) Jr.; Jose Gonzalez (Newark Memorial) Sr.; Eric Lee (James Logan) Jr.; Corey Mano (SFD) Sr.; Ryan McCraken (Aca) Sr.; Jacob Ottoboni (Washington) Sr.; Waleed Sadat (American) Sr.; Scott Zurnacian (Cam) Jr.; Goalie — A.J. Anzoategui (DLS) Jr.; Jake Matthiesen (Herit) Sr.; Tucker Stone (Aca) Sr.
Field — Harrison Brown (Alhambra) Jr.; Paul Brown (Justin-Siena) Sr.; Michael Bull (Alhambra) Sr.; Louis Campbell (San Marin) Sr.; Giorgio Cico (Redwood) Jr.; Teak Larwood (Ukiah) Jr.; Chris Leboa (Bishop O’Dowd) Jr.; Jack Stafford (Cardinal Newman) Sr.; Dylan Tonningsen (Encinal) Sr.; Brandon West (Red) Jr. Goalie — John Huntoon (Enc) Sr.
Field — Jeremy Ardourel (Enc) Sr.; Harris Bedford (Uk) Sr.; Daniel Carroll (Tamalpais) So.; Cole Donnelly (Red) Jr.; Jackson Hettler (Tam) So.; Brayden Levy (Northgate) Sr.; Ryan Roland (San Rafael) Sr.; Evan Tackaberry (Terra Linda) Sr.; Mason Tittle (Nor) Jr. Goalie — Dylan Youngborg (JS) Sr.; Liam Williamson (Nor) Jr.
San Ramon Valley High’s Conor Neumann, a two-sport standout, had some tough choices to make about his college future.
The senior eventually chose water polo over baseball and Cal over a host of other colleges. The lefty attacker made his commitment to the Cal water polo program this week.
A starting pitcher for the Wolves’ baseball team since his sophomore year, Neumann drew interest from Oregon, UC Davis, University of Pennsylvania and Long Beach State. But he decided to focus on water polo instead, picking Cal over schools like UCLA and UC Santa Barbara.
Neumann, a four-year varsity water polo player at SRV, is currently sidelined by a broken finger, but could be back before season’s end. He’ll try to help a young Wolves team reach the NCS championship game for a third straight year.
As a junior, he was named first team All-NCS, first team All-EBAL, second team All-East Bay and seventh team All-American. Neumann played on the Lamorinda U-18 squad over the summer.
Several local players were selected to the boys high school All-American list. Miramonte’s Charlie Wiser, the East Bay Player of the Year, headlines the list as a first-team selection. Here’s a list of the other locals:
Charlie Wiser, Miramonte, Jr.
Drew Holland, Miramonte, Jr. (goalie)
Justin Roberto, San Ramon Valley, Sr.
Tanner Cullen, Acalanes, Sr.
Jack Fellner, Miramonte, Jr.
Nick Candau, San Ramon Valley, Sr.
Andrew Schnugg, Acalanes, Sr.
Colin Chiapello, De La Salle, So.
Dominic Lucido, Alhambra, Sr.
Eric Hildreth, California, Sr.
Johnny Speros, San Ramon Valley, Sr.
Connor Reid, Acalanes, Jr.
Here are the long-awaited All-East Bay/North Bay water polo teams, as selected by the area coaches.
Find each of the East Bay all-league lists below.
EDIT: Hannah Mooney was the ACCAL MVP. The lists are below.