The Stanford Boys' Water Polo Club took nine teams to the National Junior Olympics, which wrapped up Tuesday in Orange County, and came home with some medals.
Both the 16U and 12U Red teams brought home silver medals after falling in championship games at UC Irvine. The 16s fell to SoCal Black in a shootout, 11.4 to 11.2, to finish the four-day tournament with a 6-2 mark.
The Stanford 12s dropped a 5-2 decision to United Blue in the finals for their only loss in seven matches.
Both teams had to play semifinals earlier in the day, the 16s swamping CHAWP White (17-8) and the 12s holding off LWP Blue (7-3).
Brian Kreutzkamp, the boys' coach at Sacred Heart Prep, guided the 16s while Matt Johnson, the new boys' head coach at Gunn, led the 12s.
In other final-day matches:
The Stanford 18U Red team (5-3) defeated Santa Barbara for ninth place in a shootout (9.3 to 9.1) at Newport Harbor High, while Stanford 18U White (4-4) posted an 8-6 win over LWP Gold for seventh place in a lower bracket at Ocean View High.
The Stanford 14U Red squad (3-4) lost to SoCal Black, 7-4, in the game for 11th place at San Juan Hills High.
Stanford 12U White (3-4) dropped a 12-10 decision to LWP Gold while finishing 12th at Valencia High.
In the Classic Division, Stanford 16U White (5-2) won a shootout (8.4 to 8.2) over SoCal Gold for seventh at Tustin High, while Stanford 16U Black (3-3) downed Sacramento Black, 10-4, for 13th place.
Stanford 14U White (4-4) dropped an 11-8 decision to United White and settled for 16th at Santa Margarita High.
The national tournament takes a day off on Wednesday before the girls hit the pool Thursday for the first of four days in their tournament.