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LBHS Boys Water Polo Team is well represented at national competition

Orange County Water Polo Club (OCWPC) finished strong at this year’s Junior Olympics, and the Laguna Beach High School Varsity Water Polo team was well represented by seniors Will Clark and Colton Gregory as well as junior goalie Caden Capobianco. 

Recently graduated and Cal Baptist bound Riley Bumgardner also represented Laguna on the 18U team. 

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The 18U water polo team did very well at the Junior Olympics

In addition to Laguna Beach, OC Water Polo Club also attracts athletes from Dana Hills, San Clemente, Rancho Santa Margarita and Aliso Niguel high schools.

OCWPC competed in the 18U Boys Platinum Division at the National Junior Olympics July 21 - 24. Stanford University’s Avery Aquatic Center played host to the highest-level matches in the Championship Division.

The boys’ team came out strong and won their first two matches against South Coast Water Polo (Thousand Oaks) and CHAWP (Chino Hills). The second day brought even tougher competition against #2 ranked Trojan (South Bay) and #10 ranked Del Mar. 

OC won both games, securing them a spot in the top. Two tough matches followed against powerhouse programs Stanford and LA Premier (Harvard Westlake.) 

OCWP finished tournament play with an exciting win over Northern Cal favorite Lamorinda (10-5). OCWP finished an impressive fifth place in the elite competition.