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2018 Junior Olympics Session One Complete With Medalists Crowned In Multiple Divisions

The Cozy Boys held off a strong rally from Stanford to win the 18U title
The Cozy Boys held off a strong rally from Stanford to win the 18U title
July 25, 2018

Stanford, CA - July 24 - Session One of the 2018 Junior Olympics has come to a close with champions crowned in multiple divisions across various age groups. Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center played host to the highest level medal matches in the Championship Division. It was a strong start to the day for Vanguard as the club earned gold in the 12U and 14U title matches. SOCAL Water Polo followed with gold in 16U and the United Cozy Boys closed things out taking gold in 18U. For complete Session 1 results, click here. To watch full replays of all the gold medal matches in Avery, visit or click here. For official Junior Olympics photographs, visit KLC Fotos at Session two starts on Thursday with the next JO Expo set for Wednesday afternoon. Get all the important information on Junior Olympics by visiting

In the 12U final Vanguard got out to a big lead and was able to defeat Newport Beach 18-8 with Ryder Dodd earning MVP honors. In the bronze medal match it was San Diego Shores downing Rose Bowl 12-4. In the 14U title bout Vanguard again claimed gold, this time in a much tighter match as they edged SOCAL 11-10. Logan McCarroll and James Rozolis-Hill shared MVP honors. In third place LA Premier slipped past Stanford 9-8. 

The 16U final saw two familiar foes get together with SOCAL downing CC United 9-6 to earn the gold. Riley Pittman was named MVP. In third place San Diego Shores moved past Pride 6-5 for bronze. The 18U final feature the top seed in the recently assembled United Cozy Boys against the home team Stanford. After winning most matches in lopsided fashion, Stanford pushed the Cozy Boys to the brink, before falling 9-7. The team declined to select an MVP. In third place it was another medal on the day for Vanguard as they defeated LA Premier 14-11. 

12U Boys
1. Vanguard - MVP - Ryder Dodd
2. Newport Beach
3. San Diego Shores

14U Boys
1. Vanguard - MVP - Logan McCarroll and James Rozolis-Hill
3. LA Premier

16U Boys
1. SOCAL - MVP - Riley Pittman
2. CC United
3. San Diego Shores

18U Boys
1. Cozy Boys - MVP - None selected
2. Stanford
3. Vanguard




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