Valencia water polo crowned CIF Southern Section Champions

Valencia water polo.

Congratulations are in order for Valencia High School’s womens water polo team, who were crowned CIF Southern Section (CIF-SS) Division 6 Champions on Saturday, February 18, 2023. This is especially impressive as the team started the season with a 0-7 record.

The Tigers won four CIF playoff games to become the champions, including a 19-3 win over San Gorgonio, a 13-3 over West Valley, a 12-6 over Lakeside, and a 10-3 victory in the final against Jurupa Valley!

“The atmosphere and crowd last night at the Woollett Aquatic Center were impressive!,” Principal Chris Herzfeld shared about the championship game. “The girls enjoyed playing under the lights with announcers doing play-by-play. The stands were full of Tiger parents, students, and staff.” 

Congratulations to first-year Head Coach Kiley Kendall and Assistant Stephanie Offner and the entire team. The varsity roster includes students Hayley Bradshaw, Joanna Cruz, Mars Diedrich, McKayla Dixon, Jaleen Figueroa, Samantha Kwan, Alisha Mandalia, Coco Mangisi, Elise Metzger, Meggie Nguyen, Bianca Rosales, Viv Sanford, and Ashley Villa Murillo.

Way to go, Tigers!

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