Monday, September 27, 2010

Fund Raising for NHS Water Polo

From Vicki Thomas:

The boys water polo has a strong community supporter this year, a local business who wants to help us in managing our team's tournament fees. La Sirena Grill, located in the Orchard Hills shopping center, has graciously agreed to help our team raise funds to pay for our tournaments!!

Here's how it works:
1. Players and their families and friends eat at La Sirena on Tuesday evenings beginning this week through November 2nd, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
2. La Sirena will provide a percentage of all their business on Tuesday evenings to the NHS boys water polo team.

It's as simple as that!

So, please plan to spend a little time at La Sirena Grill on Tuesdays - bring your friends, your family, or order food to take out. It's all good, and it's all good for the team, but it takes your support to earn La Sirena's support.

See you Tuesday!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Only the Varsity at 6am tomorrow.

If you played in the SOUTH COAST TOURNEY that's you.


Caleb Hamilton

Jon Jon Colton

Travis Noll

Dustin Hayashi

James Hartshorne

Kyle Kim-E

Cody Skelly

Parker Simmons

Jason Lantgen

Clark Condict

Derek Weibe Bailey

Jason Peck

Adam Rollins

2007 CIF Semi- Finals vs Los AL

2009 Sea View League Stirs Up


October 04, 2006|Eric Sondheimer

Caleb Hamilton, a water polo standout at Irvine Northwood, signed his first autograph last year when some kids sought his signature during a junior tournament in Argentina.

"It was definitely a little weird but a cool feeling," he said.

Those kids knew what they were doing because Hamilton, 17, is one of America's best prospects.

He was the second-leading scorer and the youngest player on the U.S. team that won gold at the Junior Pan American Water Polo Championships in August in Montreal.

His coach at Northwood, Steve Carrera, doesn't hesitate to compare him to two of the greatest players in Southland history, the late Jim Toring and current U.S. national team member Tony Azevedo.

"Those are the people I always looked up to," Hamilton said. "And to be mentioned with them is awesome."

He is considered the No. 1 college prospect in the nation and a potential scoring machine for any program that lands him. At the high school level, he isn't just being double-teamed. Try triple-teamed.

He finds a way to provide instant offense. Last season, he scored 108 goals. He had eight goals in a game this season against Laguna Hills.

Today, he'll try to lead host Northwood, ranked No. 2 in the Southern Section Division I coaches' poll, against top-ranked Lake Forest El Toro. They met in the South Coast tournament final, with El Toro winning, 11-9. Hamilton scored 21 goals in five games of the tournament.

The opportunity to have played against 20-year-olds during international competition in the summer and train with U.S. national team members gives Hamilton invaluable experience and helps separate him from peers at the high school level.

Just from a physical standpoint, at 6 feet 3 and 200 pounds, he's bigger and stronger than many, but he was pushed around by older Hungarians and Russians during the summer, letting him know what awaits him at the college and international levels.

"I have the size and strength, and I have to try to find a way to get around them," he said.

There are two distinct qualities that define Hamilton: Athleticism and work ethic.

"If he'd be playing any other sport, he'd be a Division I athlete," Carrera said.

Blame it on his mother, Anastasia, for football losing out to water polo. She's a former swimmer who introduced him to the sport as a 7-year-old.

"I find it a lot of fun," he said. "I like the fact you can be down five goals and two minutes later, it can be tied. I love physical sports."

Friday, September 24, 2010

Games for Saturday

Varsity plays at 10:40am @ Tustin HS

F/S Plays at 10:15am @ Santa Margarita HS

Please arrive 40 minutes before game time.

Last Chance for Apparel

If you want to order apparel your last chance is today! Please email Mrs. Thomas @

Thank you!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

F/S plays at 6:45pm for opening game of Charger Cup

Sept 23 F/S plays at 6:45pm for opening game of Charger Cup. Bus will leave from school at 5:45pm. We will meet at 2pm at the NHS pool as usual.

October 14 and November 2 Changes

The Pacific Coast League has made some changes. Please see the new game schedule.

October 14 will be HOME
November 2 will be AWAY

Saturday, September 18, 2010

No Morning Workout Monday

Schedule for the week:

game vs JSerra (all levels)

6am-7:30am weights/pool (varsity)
2pm-4:30pm (all levels)

6am-8:30am weights/pool (varsity)
2pm-4:30pm (all levels)

South Coast Tournament (varsity)

South Coast Tournament (varsity)

Please note: F/S Charger Cup info has not been posted yet, awaiting schedule.

South Coast Tournament 2010

The 2010 South Coast Tournament Schedule Varsity will be competing in this tournament.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Villa Park game is at home

Game vs Villa Park is @ Northwood for all levels

Message from mrs. Wong for parents

Hi parents,

Please let Ed know ASAP if you meant to get an apparel order in and didn't.
This is the final call!!!

Also, as part of our fundraising for the team, we host a snack bar at the
pool during home games.  We are asking each boy to bring in $20 to
contribute to buying all the food.  Please write your son's name on the
outside of the envelope and have them give it to Ed.

Thanks for all your support!

Evelyn Wong

Friday, September 10, 2010

Schedule for 9/13-9/17

6am-7:30am Weights/Pool
2pm-4:30pm Pool

6am-7:30am Weights/Pool
2pm-4:30pm Chalk Talk/
Game at 7pm at Los Alamitos Army Base (arrive at 6pm)

2pm-4:30pm Pool

6am-7:30am Weights/Pool
2pm meeting
4pm vs Villa Park @ Northwood

6am-7:30am Weights/Pool



Bus leaves from Northwood @2pm vs Los Al at Los Alamitos High School


2pm vs Villa Park @ Villa Park


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Clarification for this week

No Morning Practice on Wednesday.

Scrimmage will be Wednesday at 2:15(ish)

We will have morning workout on Thursday.

This schedule will be for this week only.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Boys Schedule 9/7-9/10

Everyone will have workout from 2pm-4:30pm Tuesday-Friday

Varsity will practice T-TH 6am-7:30am THIS WEEK.

Wednesday all levels will scrimmage Fountain Valley at our pool beginning at 2:30pm. We will try and run 2 courses simultaneously.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Girls 11th and 10th Grade ODP Tryouts

Girls below is the link for ODP Tryouts (Olympic Developmental Program). This is obviously NOT Mandatory but I think it would be a great oppurtunity for some of you.

Please click on the link below for more details: