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2017 USA Water Polo Zone Award Winners Announced


Scott Voltz and Amber Drury were two of many deserving zone award winners announced in January
Scott Voltz and Amber Drury were two of many deserving zone award winners announced in January
Jan. 25, 2018 Huntington Beach, CA - January 25 - USA Water Polo is proud to announce the 2017 Zone Award Winners. The winners, representing zones from all across the country, honor contributions in variety of areas including coaching, officiating, volunteering, masters water polo, and more. From these zone award winners will come the USA Water Polo National Award winners. The National Award winners will be announced later this year. Congratulations to all of our award winners!

2017 Zone Award Recipients  
  Zone Recipient Club Affiliation  
Monte Nitzkowski Distinguished Coaching Award Central California Zone Dan Leyson UC Davis 
Coastal California Zone Adam Wright UCLA
Midwest Zone Ryan Hall  McKendree University
Mountain Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Northeast Zone Ted Minnis Harvard University
Pacific Zone Kirk Everist UC Berkeley
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Pacific Southwest Zone Denny Harper UC San Diego 
Southeast Zone Ira Berke  Owls Water Polo Club
Southern Pacific Zone Dreason Barry Concordia University
Southwest Zone Tom Andrew Longhorn Aquatics
  Zone Recipient Club Affiliation  
Sandy Nitta Distinguished Coaching Award Central California Zone Kandace Waldthaler UC Davis 
Coastal California Zone Alex Rodriguez Pomona Pitzer
Midwest Zone Marcelo Leonardi  University of Michigan
Mountain Zone Adam Huff Universtiy of Utah
Northeast Zone Chris Vidale Marist College
Pacific Zone John Tanner Stanford University 
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Pacific Southwest Zone Carin Crawford San Diego State University
Southeast Zone Carroll Vaughan Miami Riptides Water Polo
Southern Pacific Zone Molly Andrews Orange Coast Community (OCC)
Southwest Zone Chris Cullen North Texas Thunder Water Polo Club
  Zone Recipient Club Affiliation  
Bill Barnett Distinguished Coaching Award Central California Zone Nic Maes Royal 559 Academy
Coastal California Zone Jack Kocur Pride Water Polo Academy
Midwest Zone Sean Wimer NIPC
Mountain Zone Mark Isenburg Colorado Water Polo
Northeast Zone Jason Grubb North Penn Water Polo Club
Pacific Zone Matt Swanson  Sleepy Hollow Aquatics
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone Chris Akerman Tualatin Hills Water Polo Club
Pacific Southwest Zone JB Feaster Carlsbad Water Polo
Southeast Zone Michael Goldenberg  South Florida Water Polo
Southern Pacific Zone Chris Segesman Regency Water Polo Club
Southwest Zone Mihai Oprea Trident Water Polo
  Zone Recipient Club Affiliation  
Doc Hunkler Distinguished Coaching Award Central California Zone Doug Wright Davis Water Polo Club
Coastal California Zone Brian "Chuckie" Roth Santa Barbara 805
Midwest Zone Jeff Wimer  NIPC
Mountain Zone Janet Huffman Duke City Aquatics
Northeast Zone Cassie Wyckoff West Valley Water Polo
Pacific Zone Jonathan Muir  Santa Clara Swim Club
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone Mike Byrd Tualatin Hills Water Polo Club
Pacific Southwest Zone Doug Peabody San Diego Shores Water Polo Club
Southeast Zone Stephanie Johnson Possell  Orlando Thunder
Southern Pacific Zone Scott Hinman Irvine Water Polo Club (Kahuna)
Southwest Zone Jeff Chandler CFWPC
  Zone Recipient Club Affiliation  
Ted Newland Distinguished Coaching Award Central California Zone Jeff Hoornaert University Pacific Water Polo
Coastal California Zone Ian Davidson Rose Bowl Water Polo Club
Midwest Zone JD Shrewsbury  Clayton Water Polo Club
Mountain Zone Larry Jackson Park City
Northeast Zone Jamie Wolff Greenwich Aquatics
Pacific Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone Daniel Ramirez Tualatin Hills Water Polo Club
Pacific Southwest Zone Dan Way San Diego Shores Water Polo Club
Southeast Zone Kurt Predmore  Saint Andrew's Aquatics
Southern Pacific Zone Brian Anderson Vanguard Aquadics
Southwest Zone Spencer Dornin Pegasus Water Polo Academy
  Zone Recipient Club Affiliation  
Brent Bohldender Distinguished Coaching Award Central California Zone AJ Abril Atwater Merced Water Polo
Coastal California Zone Gabriel Martinez Commerce Aquactics
Midwest Zone Mike Nye  Black Swamp Water Polo
Mountain Zone Alexis Courtney Olympus Aquatics 
Northeast Zone Momo Ivetic Tiger Aquatics Water Polo
Pacific Zone Joe Born Lamorinda Water Polo
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone Megan Ernst Puget Sound Polo
Pacific Southwest Zone Mitch Seeley San Diego Shores Water Polo Club
Southeast Zone Ralph Quintero  Miami Riptides Water Polo
Southern Pacific Zone Logan Powell SC Tritons Water Polo Club
Southwest Zone Taylor Barnett Southside Water Polo Club Honey Badgers
  Zone Recipient  
Bret Bernard Distinguished Referee Award Central California Zone Dragan Bakic  
Coastal California Zone Hadi Farid  
Midwest Zone Scott Voltz   
Mountain Zone Amber Drury  
Northeast Zone Val Vasilchikov  
Pacific Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Pacific Southwest Zone Danielle Dabbaghian  
Southeast Zone Humberto Navarro   
Southern Pacific Zone James Foley  
Southwest Zone John Rightmyer  
  Zone Recipient  
Tom Hermstad Distinguished Referee Award Central California Zone Haley Wright  
Coastal California Zone German Lopez  
Midwest Zone Chad Packer   
Mountain Zone Connor Roberson  
Northeast Zone Joshua Kratz  
Pacific Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone Leonardo Del Riego  
Pacific Southwest Zone Gary Hull  
Southeast Zone Mike Naughton   
Southern Pacific Zone Peter Sophabmixay  
Southwest Zone Dustin Devaney  
  Zone Recipient  
Aaron Chaney Distinguished Referee Award Central California Zone Tanner Trutna  
Coastal California Zone Barrett Connelly  
Midwest Zone Josh Jackson   
Mountain Zone David Robins  
Northeast Zone Eric Welter  
Pacific Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone Courtney Bird  
Pacific Southwest Zone Cody Warford  
Southeast Zone Stephanie Villalobos   
Southern Pacific Zone David Brown  
Southwest Zone Jessie Hurd  
  Zone Recipient Club Affiliation  
Barbara Kalbus Distinguished Volunteer Award Central California Zone Ron Osborn Central Valley Water Polo Club
Coastal California Zone Peggy McClintick Los Angeles Water Polo Polo Club
Midwest Zone Garrin Kapecki NIPC
Mountain Zone Shawn Stringham Olympus Aquatics 
Northeast Zone Kim Wang Greenwich Aquatics
Pacific Zone Dan Siri Eldads Water Polo
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone Pam Terry Tualatin Hills Water Polo Club
Pacific Southwest Zone Ian McKercher Pacific Polo
Southeast Zone Kurt Predmore  Saint Andrew's Aquatics
Southern Pacific Zone Robin Baia SOCAL Water Polo Foundation
Southwest Zone Robert Albach Austin Water Polo Club
  Zone Recipient Club Affiliation  
Bryan Weaver Distinguished Male Masters Athlete of the Year Award Central California Zone Rick Eoff Central Valley Water Polo Club
Coastal California Zone Chick McIlroy H2Oldies
Midwest Zone Lance Clark  Clayton Water Polo Club
Mountain Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Northeast Zone James Smith Washington Wetskins Water Polo Club
Pacific Zone Mike Haley   The Olympic Club
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone George Stransky Anchorage Water Polo Club
Pacific Southwest Zone Erik Lindroth Nighthawk Water Polo Club
Southeast Zone Chris Arias  Miami Riptides Water Polo
Southern Pacific Zone Clayton Snyder  Los Angeles Atheltic Club (LAAC)
Southwest Zone Jim Yates San Antonio Water Polo Club
  Zone Recipient Club Affiliation  
Bryan Weaver Distinguished Female Masters Athlete of the Year Award Central California Zone Leigh McGuire Oakland Water Polo
Coastal California Zone Ilene Tucker South Florida Water Polo
Midwest Zone Alyssa Turza  Lyons Swim and Water Polo Club
Mountain Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Northeast Zone Ashleigh Johnson New York Athetic Club (NYAC)
Pacific Zone Lynn Wittstock  Oakland Water Polo
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Pacific Southwest Zone Stacy Werner Darkside
Southeast Zone Debbie Cavanaugh South Florida Water Polo
Southern Pacific Zone Kristine Palle Orange County Water Polo Club
Southwest Zone Kristen Oliver Hops
  Zone Recipient  
Masters Club of the Year Central California Zone Central Valley Water Polo Club  
Coastal California Zone Santa Barbara Masters  
Midwest Zone Lyons Water Polo   
Mountain Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Northeast Zone New York Athletic Club (NYAC)  
Pacific Zone Oakland Water Polo  
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii Zone No 2017 Recipient  
Pacific Southwest Zone Darkside  
Southeast Zone Miami Riptides Water Polo  
Southern Pacific Zone Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC)  
Southwest Zone No 2017 Recipient  


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