Bret Bonanni of Huntington Beach, a freshman student/athlete at Stanford University, was named to the USA Water Polo Men's Senior National Team. The team started play Wednesday at the UANA World Aquatic Championships Qualification Tournament at Calgary, Canada.
A two-time All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 Player of the Year (2010-11) at Mater Dei High, Bonanni, an attacker, was one of 13 athletes named to the roster for the qualification tournament. The team features four Olympic athletes who competed at the 2012 London Games.
USA Men's National Team Roster, UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament: Bret Bonanni, attacker (Huntington Baech/Stanford); Scott Davidson, attacker (Seal Beach/UCLA); Chay Lapin, goalkeeper (Long Beach/UCLA); Andy Stevens, goalkeeper (Villa Park/Loyola Marymount); Ryan Bailey, center (Long Beach/UC Irvine); Tommy Corcoran, center (Coronado/USC); Jesse Smith, defender (Coronado/Pepperdine); Jeff Powers, utility (San Luis Obispo/UC Irvine); Alex Bowen, attacker (Santee/Stanford); Griffin Lerman, defender (Monte Sereno/UC Irvine); Jeff Schwimer, center (Beverly Hills/USC); Nikola Vavic, attacker (Rancho Palos Verdes/USC); JP MacDonell, attacker (Redwood City/Pepperdine).
— From staff reports
Camp taking place at Marina
A Youth Strength and Speed Camp is underway at Marina High. Camp sessions are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. every Monday through Thursday at the school's track until June 6.
The session are open to youth in grades sixth through eighth and are geared to prep athletes to compete on the track, field or court. Sessions will focus on speed development and mobility through strength, power, explosiveness, technique, safety, change of direction and sprinting mechanics, conditioning, injury prevention, leadership and character and work ethic development.
The cost is $5 per session and one-on-one sessions are available.
Youth will be coached by George Pascoe (Marina varsity football head coach), Andrew Bonsall (Marina freshman football head coach), and Turill Engleman (Marina varsity football speed and strength coach).
For more information, call Bonsall at (714) 469-5503.
— From staff reports