The boys from the San Diego Shores Water Polo Club are national champions for the second year in a row. They placed first at the prestigious Turbo Champions Cup at Indiana University in Bloomington by defeating the Los Angeles Water Polo Club in their final match 12-8.
The Shores began the three-day tournament by topping long-time rival Stanford in a convincing 10-1 win, followed by a 14-0 game against Naperville. They returned on Day 2 with a 12-4 victory over United of Los Alamitos then defeated 680 Drivers/SF East Bay, 14-4. The semifinal match on Day 3 ended in a 9-2 show of force against Tustin/SoCal.
In total, San Diego Shores scored 71 goals in three days of competition, with only 19 goals scored against them.
“What makes this team so good is that some of us have been playing together since we were 6 and 7 years old, and the fun we have together is unbeatable,” says Evan Elig, a team standout.