All District 2008: Water polo teams

12/22/2008 4:55 AM

12/22/2008 6:26 AM

Coach of the year: Jon Diblee, Merced

Dibblee was at the helm as the Merced girls team rolled through an undefeated Central California Conference season, then lost a tough 6-4 decision to San Joaquin Athletic Association runner-up Lodi in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs.

Boys

Girls

Player of the year:
Zac Young, Turlock Senior

Player of the year:
Andie Plunkett, Turlock Senior

TYLER BOLTON

Davis senior
Despite being the focal point of just about every defense the Spartans faced, Bolton had 141 goals from the 2-meter slot. He was the MMC co-MVP, despite his team's 2-12 record, and carries a 3.6 GPA.

JACKIE BOBSON

Modesto senior
Shared MMC MVP with player of the year Andie Plunkett, rare for a goalie. Averaged 10 blocks while taking Panthers to their first MMC title. She boasts a 4.2 GPA and is being recruited by UC Davis.

ERIC BONANDER

Turlock senior
First-team all-CCC -- conference's No. 2 player behind player of the year Zac Young -- was Bulldogs' No. 2 scorer with 61 goals and led team with 32 drawn ejections. Honorable mention all-section.

JENNIFER COBB

Los Banos senior
The all-CCC pick was in contention for conference MVP after collecting 54 goals and 27 steals for the surprising Tigers. Her strength was an asset as she spent much of the season in the 2-meter slot.

GARRETT PORTER

Oakdale junior
Unrivaled in the goal, the 6-foot-7-inch Porter used his wingspan to block 11 shots per game and hold foes to seven goals per game. All-section pick, team co-MVP with fellow all-District pick Peter Siemsen.

BROOKE DUTCHER

Merced senior
Four-year starter led team in goals (40) and drawn ejections (26), and was second in steals (63) and assists (20). The CCC MVP spent much of season in the two-meter slot, a physically demanding role.

TIM RICHARD

Downey junior
Two-time member of the all-District swimming team was the Knights' hole-set and focal point of the offense. Led Downey to a second-place finish in the MMC and into the section Division I playoffs.

RACHEL FARLEY

Oakdale junior
There was rarely an opportunity to rest for the all-MMC pick, as she scored 33 goals from the 2-meter slot and defended the foes' best player. She also led Mustangs to section playoffs for the first time.

PETER SIEMSEN

Oakdale Senior
Four-year starter led Mustangs to first MMC title and section quarterfinals, scoring 71 goals and making four game-winning goals this year. MMC co-MVP plans on becoming an architect (3.8 GPA).

TAYLOR HANSON

Johansen junior
A two-time all-District swimmer, Hanson used her speed to give the MMC co-champion Vikings a strong defensive presence. One of two all-District underclassmen and was named to all-MMC team..

DEVIN STONE

Buhach Colony
First-team all-Central California Conference and all-Sac Joaquin Section selection led the Thunder to a share of the league title and into the second round of the section playoffs.

SAKARA SENG

Modesto senior
Team captain and one of the District's top defenders, the two-time all-MMC selection was second on team in scoring and was also Panthers' top sprinter. Her 4.5 GPA is among the top three in the school.

- RICHARD T. ESTRADA

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