SBWC wins two golds, one silver at Winterfest

Santa Barbara Water Polo Club

The SBWC Girls 14s Team with coaches Kelsie Hendrix and Cathy Neushul

Santa Barbara Water Polo Club’s 14U Girls team brought home the first major championship of the year winning the 2014 Winterfest title.

Coached by Cathy Neushul, Connor Levoff, and Kelsie Hendrix, Santa Barbara broke a string of runner-up finishes at Winterfest with solid victories over Socal in the quarters, Diablo in the semis, and Laguna Beach in the final. The 2014 Winterfest Champions include: Alex Syzmczak, Abbi Hill, Chloe Pena, Grace Raisin, Josie Thorpe, Jaymie Stryker, Georgia Ransone, Ryann Neushul, Olivia Kistler, Thea Neushul, Abagail Hendrix, and Cassidy Miller. Sophia Trumbull went the distance in goal.

Santa Barbara’s 14U B squad led by Connor Levoff and Pam Tanase won gold in the Winterfest B Division. The 14 BB Girls Gold medalists include Lili Rose Akin, Jordan Duggan, Anna Hepp, Abby Brummett, Sabina Shackelford, Ella Prentice, Kayla Peacock, Sara Engmyr, Sarah Owens, Fiona Kuesis, and Fiona Sonni. Piper Smith and Joie Ruiz split time in goal and the field for the 2014 Winterfest BB Champions..

The 12U Girls, led by Patrick Reynolds and managed by Christina Shackelford took home Silver after beating International and Back Bay before suffering a tough 6-3 Championship loss to Commerce water polo club. The 12’s included Hannah Meyer, Shannon Connolly, Charlize Winter, Ella Prentice, Abagail Hendrix, Sabina Shackelford, Claire Kronen, Megan Musick, Anna Cable, Cassidy Miller, and Emma Engmyr.