Servite Water Polo is coming off their best season in recent history advancing to the CIF Div 3 semifinals for the first time since 2009. Guillermo Ocasio, Jon Lien, Christian Martinez and Jack Dunbar played a large role in the Friars success and are now being recognized for their efforts.
Dubbed the "super sophomore" by OCVarsity, Guillermo Ocasio followed up his outstanding freshman campaign by posting a team-high 109 goals despite being double-teamed by most opponents. He opened the season with a seven goal outing against Edison to earn OCVarsity Athlete of the Week honors and posted a season high nine goals against Redondo. He is now a 2x 1st Team All-Trinity League selection in addition to being named 1st Team All-CIF and 2nd Team All-Orange County.
Jon Lien anchored the Friars defense this year recording 287 saves on the year including 37 in CIF competition. He was named a Senior Orange County All-Star while also earning 2nd Team All-Trinity League honors for the second season in row. In addition, he was selected 1st Team All-CIF.
Coming off a dominant swim season, Christian Martinez handled the majority of the opening sprints for the Friars this season while also contributing for Servite on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. He led the Friars in the opening round of CIF with six goals against Moorpark while adding four assists. Martinez earned 2nd Team All-Trinity League and 3rd All-CIF honors for his efforts.
Jack Dunbar finished second on the team in scoring this season posting 66 goals with none more important than the game-winner he netted for the Friars in sudden death overtime in Servite's quarterfinal match against Woodbridge. He also finished with a team-high seven steals during CIF to earn 2nd Team All-CIF recognition.