Enumclaw High School girls water polo coach Bob Averill provided the following update from his team's win on Friday:
The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team opened league play on Friday with a 14-0 win over Kentridge.
This is the Enumclaw water polo program's 14th year. The team has taken part in the State tournament for the past six years, finishing 2nd in the league's East Division, and 7th at State last year.
This year's Hornet team suits up only nine players; six return from last year's squad - senior captains Hannah Kinniburgh and Annie Birklid, juniors Allie Larrea, Katie Larrea, and Bella Davenport, and sophomore goalkeeper Megan Lesmeister. Lesmeister earned All State honors last season, and Kinniburgh, Birklid, and Lesmeister earned All League honors. The Larrea twins have been playing club water polo year round, and are taking part in USA Water Polo's Olympic Development Program.
"We're a small, but talented bunch. We're looking forward to an exciting, competitive season" said coach Bob Averill.
Joining the Hornet veterans this year are freshmen Bailey Sexton, Haley Sonneson, and Madi Woodall.
Coach Bob Averill returns for his eighth season coaching the girls program. Ken DeMan rejoins the program after taking a year off. Both coaches coach the boy's water polo team in the Fall.
The Hornets began play on Saturday, March 10 at the South Sound Water Polo Jamboree. Enumclaw earned three wins at the event, beating Emerald Ridge 12-1, Rogers 17-1, and Puyallup 14-0. The Hornets started league with a 14-0 win over Kentridge on Friday, March 16. Enumclaw will host their first home game on Tuesday, March 20 against Auburn.
Follow all the action on the Enumclaw water polo website at enumclawpolo.blogspot.com.