San Marcos water polo accomplished every team goal but one

"Our team impressed me so much this season," exclaimed San Marcos girls water polo head coach Chuckie Roth on Monday at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Press Luncheon at Harry's Plaza Cafe. Roth explained that the only goal his team didn't fulfill this year was winning the championship. The Royals came close, losing 6-2 to undefeated Laguna Beach in the finals on Saturday. Roth brought athletes Piper Smith, Brittany Prentice, and Paige Hauschild to the luncheon. Hauschild was … [Read more...]

Eli Wopat, Paige Hauschild are difference makers

Paige Hauschild of the San Marcos swim team and Dos Pueblos volleyball standout Eli Wopat were named the Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Hauschild set school records in the 50 freestyle (first place in 23.70) and 100 freestyle (second place in 51.00) at the Mt. San Antonio College Meet of Champions, helping the Royals girls finish as runners-up and the combined boys and girls teams win the overall title. Wopat blasted 19 kills to … [Read more...]

Royals rise to occasion for Torres, draw against Santa Barbara

His team was coming off a 7-4 loss and going into first-place Santa Barbara High, which had its sights on wrapping up a share of the Channel League boys soccer title. But Daniel Torres’ San Marcos Royals rose to the occasion and played the Dons to a scoreless draw. “I was very happy they didn’t get the win because that would have meant clinching at least a share of the league title. I don’t want to have that over me,” Torres said at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press … [Read more...]

Hauschild, Alvarez are ‘goal-den’ for their teams

San Marcos girls water polo standout Paige Hauschild and Juan Pablo Alvarez of the Carpinteria soccer team had the finishing touches to help their teams in important matches last week. The performances earned them Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Week honors at Monday’s press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café. In matches against a pair of top-10 teams in CIF Division 1, Hauschild poured in nine goals in a 13-4 Channel League victory over rival and No. 7-ranked Santa … [Read more...]