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(Photos by Sebastian Moore / OUTLOOK) - Flintridge Prep senior Henry Brookbanks scored four goals over his last two games as the Wolves finished the regular season second in the Prep League standings with a 5-3 record.

First published in the Nov. 3 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

The Flintridge Prep varsity boys’ water polo team lost its regular season finale at Prep League champion Palos Verdes Chadwick, 16-6, on Oct. 21. However, the Wolves still finished as the league’s runner-up and qualified for the CIF playoffs.
Senior Henry Brookbanks led Flintridge Prep with three goals, senior Ty Young produced a pair of goals and senior Noah Corral scored once. Meanwhile, senior goalie John Bennett tallied six saves in the cage.
The Wolves routed visiting Brentwood School of Los Angeles, 13-3, in a recent league game. Corral racked up a game-high seven goals, six steals and two assists, while Bennett posted 11 saves. Young recorded three goals, two steals and two assists, while sophomore Charlie Simonian produced two goals, two steals and two assists. Brookbanks registered one goal and two assists, while sophomores Ridley Tolleson and Elliott Oakes each had three steals and two assists.
Flintridge Prep previously edged third-place Polytechnic, 10-9, in a crucial league encounter. Brookbanks collected three goals, three steals and one assist, while Bennett posted 11 saves in the cage. Corral tallied two goals, four steals and two assists, Simonian registered two goals, four steals and one assist, and Young produced two goals and three steals. Tolleson finished with one goal, three steals and one assist, Oakes had three steals and three assists, and senior Aidan Grimm recorded two steals.
Flintridge Prep, which finished second in the league standings with a 5-3 record (19-8 overall), opened the first round of the CIF-SS Division III playoffs by hosting Burroughs High of Burbank (11-14 overall) on Tuesday; the game ended after the Pasadena Outlook’s deadline and will be included in the next issue.

POLYTECHNIC

Poly’s Teddy Rountree-Shtulman produced a pair of goal as the Panthers lost their regular season finale against Palos Verdes Chadwick last week.

The Panthers lost their regular season and Prep League finale to visiting Palos Verdes Chadwick, 14-12, last Monday.
Theodore Kratter racked up a game-high seven goals, Nathan Tu and Teddy Rountree-Shtulman each scored a pair of goals, and Peter Ryan scored once.
Poly defeated host Brentwood School in Los Angeles, 9-5, in a league game on Oct. 21. Tu and Kratter each tallied four goals, while Rountree-Shtulman scored once.
The Panthers were previously edged by visiting Flintridge Prep, 10-9, in a league game. Kratter tallied three goals, Rountree-Shtulman produced a pair of goals, and Patrick Seo and Jesse Benitez each scored once.
Poly finished third in the league standings with a 4-4 record (10-12 overall) and opened the CIF-SS Division III playoffs at Irvine (20-5 overall) on Tuesday. The game ended after the Pasadena Outlook’s deadline and will be included in the next issue.

LA SALLE

The La Salle College Preparatory varsity boys’ water polo team includes (front row, from left) Noah Sheikh, Maddox An, Sascha Yurchak, Valentine Marquez, Miles Hall, Eldred Hou, Luca Yurchak, Zachary Cote, Brady Goei and Noah An. Back: Dustin Goei, Quinn Nevell, Isaac Culver, Ryan Rivard, Sam Zhang, Gus Gladstein, Tanner Borowitz and Lucas Tiet.

The Lancers lost their regular season finale to visiting Brentwood School of Los Angeles, 13-9, last Wednesday in a Prep League matchup. Individual statistics were not reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
La Salle had several individual standout performances throughout the year. Senior Isaac “Zacky” Culver amassed team-high marks in goals (76) and steals (62) while adding 23 assists and nine blocks. Junior Ryan Rivard collected a team-high 43 assists with 53 steals, 19 goals and eight blocks, while freshman Tanner Borowitz produced 49 goals, 49 assists, 60 steals and 28 blocks. Senior goalie Dustin Goei racked up 113 saves, while sophomore Brady Goei had 54 saves. Senior Quinn Nevell finished with 35 goals, 10 steals and 10 assists, while junior Sam Zhang posted 26 goals, 20 steals, 12 assists and seven blocks. Senior Luca Yurchak registered 16 steals, six assists and five goals, senior Gus Gladstein had 15 steals, five assists, three blocks and two goals, and sophomore Jake Jin tallied 14 steals, three blocks, one goal and one assist. Sophomore Zachary Cote had nine steals, four goals, four assists and one block, while senior Noah Sheikh had nine steals, nine assists, three goals and one block. Senior Miguel Del Rio recorded five steals and three goals, freshman Eldred Hou produced two goals, two steals and one assist, and junior Maddox An finished with two goals, two steals, one assist and one block. Senior Lucas Tiet tallied six steals, for assists and two blocks, freshmen Noah An and Sascha Yurchak each had two steals, freshman Miles Hall recorded one steal, and freshman Valentine Marquez had one assist.
La Salle finished last in the league with an 0-8 record (7-13 overall).

ST. FRANCIS

The St. Francis High School varsity boys’ water polo team includes (front row, from left) Jason Chaidez, Cooper Klosterman, Donovan Esquivel and Josh Li. Back: Gavin Johnson, Jason Alietti, Noel Gutierrez, Jozef Gutierrez, Nick Karamarian and Esai Somilleda. Not pictured: Kalani Quiroz and Nicola Notaro.

The Golden Knights concluded the regular season by losing a Mission League matchup against visiting Crespi High of Encino, 13-6. Senior Jason Alietti tallied three goals, senior Noel Gutierrez added a pair of goals and sophomore Nick Karamarian scored once.
SFHS finished last in the league standings with an 0-4 record (11-13 overall) and missed the cut for the CIF-SS playoffs.