Stanford finished its run at the nation’s largest age group tournament with good results. The 18As finished sixth overall after losing another tough game on Tuesday, a 10-9 decision to Newport Beach A.
âI’m happy with all the teams,â Johnson said. âThe 18s had a good run, the 16As had a tough second day but finished strong, the 16Bs had a good performance. They outperformed their seed, beating 680A and almost beating Lamorinda A . “
Gunn’s coach Jamie Olson led the 16Bs and St. Francis coach Terry O’Donnell was in charge of the 16As, who beat Foothill 14-6 in their final.
The 16As played without two of their best players, although Johnson was impressed by Julien Chow (Palo Alto), Hassen Hove (SHP) and Alex Hegeman (Bellarmine).
Northern California 16A, based at Los Altos High and featuring local players Jordan Affeld (Gunn), Wolfgang Edholm (Gunn) Nadav Efrat (Gunn), Michael Fang (Menlo School) and Ivan Ijzerman (Palo Alto), ranked 12th overall. Northern California was ranked 27th.
The Stanford 14As, coached by SHP assistant Peter Olson, finished with a 16-12 victory over Mid Valley, reversing an earlier loss, to place 11th overall, an improvement from their 15th place d ‘two years ago.
The Stanford 12As were 10th overall and the 12Gs 17th after beating Trojan B 12-7.
In the recurve division, Stanford 18B was sixth and Stanford 14B ninth.
What Vort is on offense, Griffen Price, SHP senior rising, is on defense. He continually shone at key moments.
âWe think he’s the best goalie in the country in his age group,â Johnson said. âHe came up with key blocks in all three games (Monday).
“It’s been a good weekend,” said Johnson, who has traveled at least once to see every team from every age group and every division.
After a day off Wednesday, the girls take control of Orange County swimming pools until Sunday.