Stanford, CA - July 29 - The 2018 Junior Olympics came to a close tonight with champions crowned in six divisions in the championship platinum division alongside several other medal-winning performances. For complete Session 1 and 2 results, click here. Look back at Session 1, by clicking here. To watch full replays of all the gold medal matches in Avery, visit FloSwimming.com or click here. For official Junior Olympics photographs, visit KLC Fotos at KLCFotos.com/jo. Get all the important information on Junior Olympics by visiting USAWaterPolo.org/juniorolympics. See below for top finishers in the championship platinum division and Big Fish of the Tournament MVP award winners.
In the 18U girls final it was a rematch of the 2017 final as SOCAL and 680 got together, this time with SOCAL winning 8-5 as Val Ayala and Bella Baia shared MVP honors. SET earned third place with a 10-5 win over Santa Barbara 805. In 16U girls final action SET was able to hold off Santa Barbara 805 7-6 to win gold with Quin Winter taking MVP honors. Rose Bowl Red downed Commerce 9-5 to take the bronze.
In the 14U girls final Pacific Coast Riptide won gold with a 9-4 win over Laguna Beach as Zoe Seaboch won MVP. In the bronze medal match SOCAL picked up more hardware defeating Newport Beach 9-3. The 12U girls final featured Laguna Beach defeating Commerce 9-7 for gold with Emerson Hensley picking up the MVP award. In the bronze medal match SOCAL slipped past Northwood 7-6 in a shootout.
The 10U girls final saw Shore Aquatics defeat Vanguard 5-0 with Katherine O'Dea earning MVP honors. In third place Diablo Alliance was a winner over Stanford at 15-6. In 10U mixed competition Vanguard won top honors defeating Trojan 6-0 with Kai Kaneko picking up the MVP award. In third place Newport Beach edged Poway Valley 4-1 to reach the podium.
1. Vanguard - MVP - Kai Kaneko
3. Newport Beach
1. Shore Aquatics - MVP - Katherine O'Dea
3. Diablo Alliance
1. Laguna Beach - MVP - Emerson Hensley
1. Pacific Coast Riptide - Zoe Seaboch
2. Laguna Beach
1. SET - MVP - Quin Winter
2. Santa Barbara 805
3. Rose Bowl
1. SOCAL - Co-MVPs - Val Ayala and Bella Baia
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