The Lakeridge junior wins top honors in league and the Class 6A tournament.
The Pacers battled the best.
And in the end, the Lakeridge girls water polo team was the best.
The Pacers, who won the Three Rivers League and Class 6A state championships for a second straight time in 2023, were honored big-time in response. They landed six players on the all-TRL first team and 11 players honored in total.
Lake Oswego, meanwhile, had one player named to the all-TRL first team and saw six honored overall.
Lakeridge junior Sydney Brandvold was named the TRL’s Most Valuable Player, while Pacer coach Aukai Ferguson was honored as Three Rivers Coach of the Year.
In Class 6A all-tournament honors, Lakeridge junior Sydney Brandvold was named Most Valuable Player, while senior teammates Ella Ferguson and Munroe Blem both joined Brandvold on the first team.
Three Rivers League
First Team: Noa Ziv, jr., Lake Oswego; Sydney Brandvold, jr., Lakeridge; Adrienne Medak, jr., Lakeridge; Ella Ferguson, sr., Lakeridge; Munroe Blem, sr., Lakeridge; Vivian Wheeler, sr., Newberg; Brooke Hauck-Hynen, jr., Newberg. Goalies — Avery Tyson, so., Lakeridge; Ella Smith, fr., Lakeridge.
Player of the Year — Sydney Brandvold, Lakeridge
Coach of the Year — Aukai Ferguson, Lakeridge
Second Team: Delaney Carroll, so., Lake Oswego; Lauren Sturges, so., Lakeridge; Elise Rabe, sr., Lakeridge; Sydney McDonald, so., Newberg; Bethany Ferris, jr., Newberg; Sienna Hoff, jr., Tualatin. Goalie — Ashleigh Yob, sr., Lake Oswego.
Honorable Mention: Kalea Vanderzanden, jr., Forest Grove; Olivia Schaffer, jr., Lake Oswego; Chapin Gustafson, sr., Lake Oswego; Diana Lamb, sr., Lake Oswego; Denika Campbell, fr., Lakeridge; Ava McDowell, jr., Lakeridge; Zoe Moreno-Laita, sr., Lakeridge; Lily Bizeau, jr., Newberg; Conlee Blanchard, so., Newberg; Nadia Vinns-Gray, so., Tigard; Jocelyn Baxter, fr., Tigard; Kirra Richards, jr., Tigard; Ella Plahn, sr., Tualatin; Carissa Parry, so., Tualatin; Rylee Ford-Hylands, jr., Tualatin. Goalie — Reese Gutierrez, jr., Newberg.
Class 6A All-Tournament
First Team: Sydney Brandvold, Lakeridge (tournament MVP); Ella Ferguson, Lakeridge; Munroe Blem, Lakeridge.
Second Team: Adrienne Medak, Lakeridge.
Honorable Mention: Noa Ziv, Lake Oswego; Delaney Carroll, Lake Oswego. Goalie — Avery Tyson, Lakeridge