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Islander Boys Water Polo Crowned 2023 Division I Champions

Updated 11/13/2023

Senior and top scorer Luke Machin passes the ball to a teammate.

The Coronado Islander Varsity Boys Water Polo Team defeated Grossmont 10-5 in the first round of the CIF San Diego Section 2023 Division I Boys Water Polo Championships. The Islanders then pulverized Valhalla 11-5 in the next round of playoffs. Top scorers in these first two games were Ryan MondzelewskiLuke MachinLuca Morocco, and Jacob Walker.

On Wednesday, November 8th, the Islanders defeated Torrey Pines by a score of 13-10 in the CIF semifinals to advance to the Championship round against Carlsbad.

On Saturday, November 11, the Islanders faced off against Carlsbad in the Division 1 Championship. The game was tied 4-4 at the half. The team managed to outlast and outscore the Lancers, ending the game at 10-8. Top scorers of the night were Machin (5), Mondzelewski (2), Morocco (2), and Kellen O’Callahan (1).

The Islanders will compete in CIF Regionals on Tuesday, November 14, against Santana.

Bella Villarin
Bella Villarin
Bella is a proud military brat who has been a resident of Coronado since 2015. She was born in Japan, and after a short stay in Virginia, traveled extensively throughout Asia while living in Singapore and picking up another language. A senior at Coronado High School, Bella can be found at the driving range or golf course when not in school, studying, writing, playing the guitar, or spending time with her family. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]

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