The future of the Coachella Valley’s girls’ water polo landscape looks bright, with three non-seniors picking up All-CIF Southern Section honors for the 2016-17 season.
In Division 5, the Xavier Prep Saints landed two players on the division’s first team, including junior Jillian Barbato and sophomore Reina Rover. The pair both played a pivotal role in the team’s offense on their trip to the CIF SS championship game, where the Saints came up just short in a 10-5 loss to Pasadena Poly.
In Division 4, La Quinta sophomore Savannah Hampton landed All-CIF honors, despite the team’s first round playoff loss 6-5 to Peninsula. Hampton played a big part in the team’s 15-8 win at the end of the regular season over Palm Desert, leaving coach Cal Lowell hopeful for the future of his young squad in challenging the DVL’s traditional power.