For the Burroughs High girls water polo team, Head Coach Jacob Cook hopes to build upon the previous campaign in which the Indians went 10-9 and 5-3 in the Pacific League.
“I am very excited for our upcoming season,’’ said Cook of his squad that made the CIF Southern Section playoffs, but fell in the opening round. “We have a lot of talented and experienced members returning who are well-rounded and play well together. The camaraderie is high which will do us well as the season picks up.’’
The Indians are 1-2 after losing to Calabasas 8-7 and San Marino 10-9 in the Burbank Tournament, defeated Hoover 15-2 in the same tourney and begin league by hosting Crescenta Valley on January 9 and visit archrival Burbank on January 16.
If there is one player that will be counted on, it’s senior utility Gwendolyn Turla.
Turla, a talented and highly-skilled two-way performer, led the team with 67 goals on 140 shots for an average of 3.5 goals per game and added 22 steals with 12 assists.
Four seniors join Turla and they include attacker Cameron Flores, attacker Alice Martinez, attacker Andrea Silva and setter Bianca Sanchez.
Ten juniors are also on the team and they are attacker Amy Berberyan, attacker Leann Bermudez, attacker Samantha Leano, attacker Katie Vlick, attacker Madeline Lingad, attacker Brianna Meneses, utility Aleah Orozco, attacker Camilla Panoza, attacker Isabel Rosado, goalie Isabella Erickson while sophomore Emanuella Nathan will play goalie.
The Indians host Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy on December 4, followed by San Marino on December 14, Monrovia on December 18 and Notre Dame on December 21.
Burroughs travel to Arcadia on January 11 for a league match and then host Pasadena on January 18.
The Indians will be on the road against Glendale on January 23 and host Hoover on January 25.