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Girls water polo all-district team

Katie Elam
Katie Elam Merced Sun-Star

MEGAN BOHLENDER Pitman senior

Runner-up for Player of the Year and a four-year starter, she is headed to San Jose State on scholarship. Her career totals are 281 goals and 206 steals. She was the CCC MVP in 2005 and co-MVP this year.

KATIE ELAM Merced senior

She moved to the 2-meter spot and responded with 91 goals and 27 assists, one of the most productive seasons in school history. She led the Bears to a second-place finish in the CCC and the playoffs.

TAYLOR HANSON Johansen sophomore

One of the up-and-comers in the district's most successful program, she also is the sister of Player of the Year Jodi Hanson. Taylor provided the depth Johansen needed to reach the section semifinals.

MELYSSA LOPEZ Johansen junior

The junior brought some sorely needed consistency to the goal, keying an unchallenged 12-0 run through the MMC. Despite a rugged non-conference schedule, Lopez gave up just 5.11 goals per match.

ANDIE PLUNKETT Johansen junior

The sister of three-time all-American Ryley Plunkett, Andie made a name for herself by scoring 78 goals and being named to the all-section team and leading the Vikings to the section semifinals.

LYNDSAY SUTTERLEY Pitman senior

She is headed to UC Davis on a scholarship, after piling up 122 goals, 79 steals and 43 assists as a 2-meter player. She was the CCC co-MVP and an all-section pick, and led the Pride to three consecutive CCC titles.

-- COMPILED BY RICHARD T. ESTRADA

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