Premier U16s
The gold-medal winning Santa Barbara Premier Water Polo Club Girls 16U team includes, from left: Vega Jones, Sasha Hicks, Olivia Obando, Isabella Moore, Ana Amaral, Emilia Schorr, Ashely O’Neal Sophie Johnson and Madeline Gottwald. (Courtesy photo)

The 16-under girls team of the Santa Barbara Premier Water Polo Club opened its tournament season with a title at the Turbo Cup in Irvine. 

The club’s 14U girls squad took a silver medal in its Gold Division championship game, falling to Vanguard Aquatic, 4-3.

“We are proud to debut our 16U squad at Turbo Cup last weekend,” said SB Premier head girls coach Laura Lopez.  “And while the results of this tournament for us were fruitful, our true focus is not the outcome but the process, and what our athletes need to focus on today that gives them the best chance of success in the future.”

The SB Premier Girls will travel to Irvine again for the  Kap7 Cup in mid-April.

Premier 14U

The Premier Water Polo Club Girls 14U team that won a silver medal includes, front row, from left: Kylie Rameson, Athena Wigo, Hannah Theurer, Kelsea Vallance and Coach Laura Lopez; back row, from left: Lauren Schweitzer, Zoe McGehee, Hannah Allen, Annalise Fuhrer, Addie Sweeney, Catherine Allen.

(Courtesy photo)

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