East County Sports

Griffins water polo splash on Saturday



ECS staff report

EL CAJON — For the first time since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, the Grossmont College men’s water polo team will hold a home event with an interesting doubleheader this Saturday.

In an event to be held at the aquatics center at Granite Hills High, the Griffins will host the Darkside Water Polo Club at 3:30 p.m., to be followed by a contest against the Grossmont Alumni.

Fans are welcome to attend, but please wear a mask.

The Griffins finished in third place at the Southern California Championships last season, thus, finishing third in the final poll. This season’s preseason poll has yet to be released.

Grossmont’s water polo program — bpth the men’s and women’s squads — saw seven players be named to the All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference team last season.

Included were four first-team selections, featuring a Player of the Yearm and the Co-Coach of the year honors

Sophomore Garrett Duardo earned his Second all conference selection while also being named Pacific coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Brock Kammerer, 2018 PCAC Player of the Year picked up his second First Team All Conference selection, and Sophomores Anson Rasmusson and Emiliano Castro earned their second All Conference selections as well.

Three freshman also picked up All PCAC honors, Goalie Parker George and drivers Austin Gaier and Ryan Beery were also named to the First, First, and second teams respectively.

Head coachTyrant Lackey also got into the action picking up his third PCAC Coach of the year nomination (shared this year).


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