2015 TYR Champions Cup Sportsmanship Award winners
Nov. 15, 2015 Lewisville, TX - November 15 - The 2015 TYR Champions Cup wrapped up earlier today at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center in Lewisville, Texas with championship crowned in the boy's and girl's divisions. In the boy's competition it was Vanguard winning gold as they topped SOCAL 10-9 in the final while third place saw CC United defeat San Diego Shores 11-5 for bronze. In the girl's competition the final had an identical 10-9 score as Santa Barbara 805 defeated SOCAL for gold with Rose Bowl earning the bronze medal as they cruised past 680 17-3 for third place. Click here for complete tournament results.
In the rest of boy's division the fifth place game saw Mid Valley slip past Lamorinda 11-10 and Greenwich edge Rose Bowl 11-10 for seventh place. Thunder finished in ninth place, followed by West Suburban in 10th, Viper Piegon in 11th, and NW ORCAS in 12th.
The rest of the girl's division had Greenwich beating SOCAL Gold 10-5 for fifth place and San Diego Shores defeating Diablo 10-7 for seventh place. Chicago Park District finished in ninth place with Viper Pigeon in 10th, Island in 11th, and Thunder in 12th.
Prior to the first and third place games beginning, the Jody Campbell and Maureen O'Toole Sportsmanship Awards were presented to athletes from each team competing at the TYR Champions Cup. Campbell and O'Toole have a storied history within USA Water Polo as Campbell helped the USA Men's Olympic Water Polo Team to consecutive silver medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games while O'Toole was a key member of the USA Women's Olympic Water Polo Team that won silver at the 2000 Olympic Games, the first to ever offer women's water polo. Congratulations to all the athletes selected.
Maureen O'Toole Sportmanship Award Recipients
680 - Samantha Lieberg
CHICAGO - PARK DISTRICT Xonhane Medina
DIABLO - Annalise Miller
GREENWICH - Kayla Yelensky
ISLAND - Jacsen Donohue
ROSE BOWL - Rachel Ahumada
SB 805 - Sabina Shackelford
SD SHORES - Sofia Stein
SOCAL BLACK (A) - Celeste Wijnbelt
SOCAL GOLD (B) - Mandalyn "Mandy" Brenner
THUNDER - Sydney Stumpf
VIPER PIGEON - Katherine "Katie" Knight
Jody Campbell Sportsmanship Award Recipients
CC UNITED - Tom McGuire
GREENWICH - Matthew Ryckman
LAMORINDA - Blake Hoover
MID VALLEY - Rene Borja
NW ORCAS - Justin Sim
ROSE BOWL - Keegan Engstrom
SD SHORES - Max Keck
SOCAL - Dylan Patist
THUNDER - Nathan Wong
VANGUARD - Clay Kaneko
VIPER PIGEON - Frankie Pannell
WEST SUB - Alan Rosenberg
2015 TYR Champions Cup Girl's Final Standings
1 SB 805
3 ROSE BOWL
6 SOCAL GOLD
7 SD SHORES
9 CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT
10 VIPER PIGEON
2015 TYR Champions Cup Boy's Final Standings
3 CC UNITED
4 SD SHORES
5 MID VALLEY
8 ROSE BOWL
10 WEST SUBURBAN
11 VIPER PIGEONS
12 NW ORCAS
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