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Santa Barbara Girls & LA Premier Boys Take Gold At 2012 TURBO Champions Cup; Select Matches Available On-Demand


November 4 - Ann Arbor, MI - History was made at the 2012 TURBO Champions Cup as the event saw two first time champions in the boys of LA Premier and the girls of Santa Barbara. LA Premier topped United 11-3 while in third place it was Northwood, in their first ever appearance, downing Lamorinda 9-4. On the girls side Santa Barbara upended San Diego Shores 10-3 and in the third place match it was a 4-3 win by the 680 Drivers over SOCAL, ending a three year run of gold for the team from Tustin, CA.

In the rest of the boys competition SOCAL toppled San Diego Shores 14-5 for fifth place and South Bay United downed Greenwich Aquatics 8-3 for seventh place. Ninth place went to Santa Barbara followed by Stanford in 10th, Chicago Park District in 11th, and West Sub in 12th. For the girls it was Rose Bowl edging Commerce 8-7 for fifth place and Diablo defeating Greenwich 7-4 for seventh. Riverside picked up ninth place followed by Stanford in 10th, Michigan in 11th, and Chicago Park District in 12th.

A tradition at the TURBO Champions Cup are the sportsmanship awards. An athlete from each club is recognized for exhibiting outstanding sportsmanship and every club is recognized regardless of their finish in the tournament. Olympians Maureen O'Toole (girls) and Jody Campbell (boys) are the namesakes for each award and presented the honors to the athletes. See below for a complete list of award winners.

For complete tournament results, click here. To watch on-demand webcasts of the first place through seventh place matches, courtesy of SKY TV Networks, click here.

Mauren O'Toole Sportswomanship Award Recipients
680 Drivers - Lexi Liebowitz #2
Chicago Park District - Giselle Figueroa #2
Commerce - Danielle Hernandez #3
Diablo - Katie Klein #12
Greenwich Aquatics - Borden Wahl #15
Michigan - Stephanie Lopez #4
Riverside - Sara Dempsey #5
Rose Bowl - Hayden Carlson #4
San Diego Shores - Cassidy Ball #1
Santa Barbara - Lola Macy #8 (gifted by teammate Brittany Prentice #2)
SOCAL - Molly Dilalla #13
Stanford - Layla Waters #8

Jody Campbell Sportsmanship Award Recipients:
Chicago Park District - Oscar Hernandez #4
Greenwich Aquatics- Jack Hartigan #2
LA Premier - Ronald Ginotti #14
Lamorinda - Mark Presten #3
Northwood - Noah Sassaki #8
SD Shores - Connor Carpenter #8
Santa Barbara - Spencer Wood #14
SOCAL - Nick Ure #8
South Bay United - Kelly Reynolds #6
Stanford - Gabe Sleeper #1
United - Ash Molthen #10
West Sub - Phillip Sajaev #9


Maureen O'Toole (far left) and Jody Campbell (far right) presented the annual sportsmanship awards at the TURBO Champions Cup

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