Stanford 12U qualifies for semifinals in Junior Olympics


The Stanford A 12U girls club water polo team advanced into Sunday's semifinal match of the USA National Junior Olympics in Orange County.

Stanford beat 680 Red A, 4-2, on Saturday at San Juan Hills High in San Juan Capistrano, home of the Stallions.

Stanford (4-2 overall) plays Greenwich (4-4) at Woodbridge High in Irvine, home of the Warriors, at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Menlo Park (3-4) plays Costa Mesa Aquatics (2-6) at Foothill High in Santa Ana, home of the Knights, at noon Sunday for 15th place.

Stanford team members include Paedrin Gillett, Fiorella Campbell, Quinn Healy, Erica Fenyo, Nina Albers, Scarlett Gamble, Elise Krupitzer, Isabella Sells, Pallavi Kambham, Megan Newby, Malia Chavinson, Natalie Sullivan Wu, Nyla Sharma, Riley Hocker, and Sophie Frolik.

Elsewhere in the Championship Division, Stanford 18U A plays for 15th in Platinum, Stanford 16U A goes for 11th in Platinum, the Stanford 14U A competes for 13th in Platinum and the Stanford A 10U Coed team plays for 11th in Platinum and the Stanford B Coed team plays for 11th in the Gold Division.

In the Classic Division, the Stanford 14U B team meets South Pasadena in the seventh-place match at Dana Hills High in Dana Point, home of the Dolphins.

Members of the 14U B team include Abena Sutchrema Ofori-Nyako, Ashley Penner, Cara Mason, Gabriella Lewis, Rusha Bhat, Caroline Potvin, Christy Feng, Evelyn Smith, Izzy Hinshaw, Kaavya Pichai, Keya Gupta, Muskaan Sahiwal, Siham Arsalane, and Yazmin Baroumand.

The 14U A team are Sybelle Paulsen, Isabella Bachler, Eleanor Facey, Kate Mallery, Yaya Zlobinsky, Lexie Triantis, Ola Szczerba, Lucia Sarimsakci, Morgan Bruun-Jensen, Ana Mantellato Diaz, Mackenzie Lindholm, Anjali Kambham, and Jackie King.

The Stanford 18U B team will try to break up the Alliance for 13th in Silver at Portola High in Irvine, home to the Bulldogs and Stanford B 16U meets the RSD Norsemen for 21st in Silver at Esperanza High in Anaheim, home of the Aztecs.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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