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The Orange County Water Polo 10U mixed team placed third at the 2013 USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics on August 4. Courtesy photo
The Orange County Water Polo 10U mixed team placed third at the 2013 USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics on August 4. Courtesy photo

San Clemente Times

Several teams from the San Clemente based Orange County Water Polo Club had successful 2013 USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics tournament runs.

The 10U mixed team entered as the No. 7 seed in their division and ended up placing third overall on August 4, including a signature 11-7 win over No. 2 seed 680 Drivers from Northern California in the preliminary rounds.

The team went 6-1 overall at the tournament, which marked the end of their 11-month season.

The 10U mixed team includes: Matty Walsh, Brody Sullivan, Sam Moore, Clark Hill, Gabriel Haddad, Cooper Sutton, Joe Callari, Kai Cernich, Wyatt Merchant, Drew Vangrin, Will Ferrier and Jason Peracci. The team was coached by Milos Skaljac.

The club’s 12U boys team finished eighth overall out of their 48-team bracket. The 16U boys team placed fifth.

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