El Segundo water polo team improves to 32-0 with Division 3 title

No matter what level, when you go unbeaten, it’s quite an accomplishment, and El Segundo’s boys’ water polo team had plenty of pool time Saturday to celebrate being 32-0 after winning the Southern Section Division 3 championship with a 15-7 victory over Anaheim Canyon at Mt. San Antonio College.

Goalie Luc Giroux, a four-year starter and the top player in the Pioneer League, did what he does best — deflect shots to get his teammates inspired. Max Hale and Nolan Barnett have been their leading goal scorers.

Coach Nila Ward, who guided the girls’ team to a Southern Section title, now has a boys’ championship to add to her resume.

In Division 4, Max Distaso scored seven goals in Bonita’s 16-5 win over Woodbridge.

In Division 6, Summit defeated Anaheim 13-3.