The boys' 12-and-Under team, coached by Sasa Branisavlejic and Brian Anderson, won a division championship. Huntington defeated teams from Santa Barbara, Northwood, United and in the final beat SET (Saddleback-El Toro), 9-3, at the Jewish Community Facility in La Jolla. Matt Robert was named the division's Most Valuable Player and goalie Patrick Saunders and driver Keegan Coleman were named to the all-tournament team.
The boys' sixth-grade team is Reza Ali, Andrew Tucker, Jacob Van Mechelen, Wyatt Benson, Quinten Osborne, Patrick Saunders, William Khouri, Keegan Coleman, Matt Robert, Garrett Coker, Michael Goldbach, Ben Schmiesing and Quinn Simpson.
Huntington's eighth-grade girls' team, coached by Christina Wensmen and led in the tournament by Haley Epperson, Delaney Cleveland and Sydney Preston, finished in sixth place.
The boys' 14-and-Under (eighth-grade) team finished in seventh place in a 32-team field. The locals bumped off Rose Bowl Club of Pasadena to earn seventh. Goalie Alex Wolf, driver/attacker Steven Marcin and defender/utility player Ryan Sillasen, made key contributions, Coach Uros Dzelebdzic said.
Huntington teams are preparing this week for the Junior Olympic Qualifiers tournament, which starts Friday.
— From Staff Reports