Makenzie Fischer, who will enter her junior year at Laguna Beach High next month, has been selected to the USA Water Polo Junior Women's National Team roster for the upcoming FINA Women's Junior World Championships. Fischer, a utility player, is the only high school player on the team.
The Junior Women's team, coached by Dan Klatt, will compete Aug. 19-25 at Volos, Greece and opens tournament play against Kazakhstan Aug. 19.
Former Laguna Beach standout Nolan McConnell, now at Long Beach State, was named to the USA Water Polo Junior Men's National Team roster for the FINA Men's Junior World Championships at Szombathely, Hungary, Aug. 12-18. The Junior Men's team starts tournament play against Spain on Aug. 12.
2013 FINA Women's Junior World Championship Roster
Makenzie Fischer, attacker (Laguna Beach High); Jillian Yocum, goalie (UC Irvine, goalie); Ashleigh Johnson, goalie (Princeton, goalie); Tiera Schroeder, attacker (California); Eike Daube, utility (USC); Mackenzie Barr, utility (UCLA); Kodi Hill, defender (UCLA); Monica Vavic, attacker (USC); Emily Donohoe, attacker (UCLA ); Alys Williams, defender (UCLA); Ashley Grossman, center (Stanford); Rachel Fattal, attacker (UCLA); Kiley Neushul, attacker (Stanford).
2013 FINA Men's Junior World Championship Roster
Nolan McConnell, attacker (Long Beach State); Adam Abdulhamid, attacker (Stanford); McQuin Baron, goalie, (Mater Dei High); Bret Bonanni, attacker (Stanford); Alex Bowen, attacker (Stanford); Garrett Danner, goalie, (UCLA); Matt Farmer, center (UCLA); Jack Fellner, attacker (UCLA); Jackson Kimbell, defender (Stanford); Danny McClintick, attacker (UCLA); Chancellor Ramirez, defender (UCLA); Ryder Roberts, attacker (UCLA); Alec Zwaneveld, center (UCLA).
A busy summer season for the Laguna Beach High girls' basketball team finds the Breakers traveling this week to San Diego.
The Breakers are participating in the San Diego Classic which got underway Thursday. They're one of 168 teams competing through Sunday at the nation's largest girls' summer tournament.
Laguna is in the 2A bracket and is grouped in 2A Pool L with La Habra, Hemet, Pasadena La Salle, South Torrance, Downey Warren, Bakersfield Graces Memorial and Seton Catholic of Arizona.
The Breakers on Tuesday scored a 34-19 win against Tustin. Laguna Coach Mark Lewis said that incoming freshmen Madison Sinclair, Rachel Kenney and Nicole Davidson are "finding their way and making contributions" to the team.
Lewis said that Davidson started her Laguna career only Monday after sitting the past three months while recovering from an injury she sustained playing club basketball.
"I am encouraged by their play thus far and look forward to their further development when we get into our fall season and training for the regular season," Lewis said.
The Breakers, who picked up wins against Laguna Hills and Godinez in the past week, are playing in the "Double Pump" Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) tournament and American Sports Center (ASC) tournament. The AAU tournament started Thursday and runs through Saturday.
Laguna will host its annual alumni tournament on Aug. 3. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs all day culminating in the championship game at approximately 4 p.m. Breakers Coach Bret Fleming said as many as 10 teams representing various eras dating to the 1980s, will compete at the tournament. A silent auction will be held throughout the day and items include Lakers tickets (floor seats), Dodgers tickets, and a Palm Springs weekend (condominium stay).
Fleming said the public is encouraged to attend the tournament.
The Breakers used solid defense and pitching to post a 7-0 shutout victory Monday over visiting Beckman. Catcher Will McInerny had two hits and earned player of the game honors for the Breakers.
Monday: vs. Woodbridge, 4 p.m.
Wednesday: at Segerstrom, 2 p.m.
July 29: at Tustin, 4 p.m.
July 31: at Century, 5 p.m.