Sports briefs: Two more locals were on all-section water polo teams

By From page B8 | December 04, 2013

The Enterprise reported last month that seven Davis High girls were recognized when the Sac-Joaquin All-Section water polo teams were announced.

But two other Davis residents also were named to the CIF squads, as St. Francis senior Marisa Zanobini and sophomore Maggie Oys earned second-team spots.

Oys scored 28 goals and added 16 assists, while Zanobini had 18 tallies and 14 dishes for the Troubadours, who fell to the Blue Devils, 11-3 in the section championship match.

Both Oys and Zanobini also earned All-Delta Valley League honors.

For DHS, Colby Stapleton was the Sac-Joaquin Section MVP, and was joined on the first team by Heather Johnson, Lauren Owens and Mara Dominguez. Kendall Doten and Mattie Lilliedoll were on the second team, while Kinsey Van Deynze got honorable mention.

UCD men’s golf

Aggie men’s golf coach Cy Williams has announced that Patrick Soli, a standout golfer from Chabot College, and former San Benito star Ryan Han have each signed National Letters of Intent to join the program next fall.

“We are very excited and proud to sign these two players,” Williams said. “Both Ryan and Patrick are extremely accomplished student-athletes who will have the ability to come right in and compete for starting spots. They are both excellent students and each is looking forward to earning a degree from one of the top academic institutions in the world.”

Soli, a 2011 graduate of Carlmont High in Belmont, played the 2013 season at Chabot College where he led it to a Northern California Regional Championship by earning medalist honors with back-to-back rounds of 68. He was named All-NorCal, all-conference and co-most valuable player. Soli averaged 73.5 strokes this past season.

“Patrick comes to us as one of the top JC players in the state,” Williams said. “He is a very polished player and when you watch him play you see that he has a strong all-around game. He has some big wins, which show us he can step in here and compete right away with our top players.”

Soli is not the only outstanding golfer in his family. His father, Mick, was a PGA Tour player from 1979 to 1985 who played in more than 150 tour events, including the U.S. Open.

Han has earned a trio of all-league honors at San Benito High, while also capturing league MVP honors as both a sophomore and junior. He helped lead his team to a trio of second-place league finishes and berths in both the Central Coast Section regionals and sectionals.

Enterprise staff

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