For Tokay Tigers, a family affair in water polo
From left: Luke Salisbury, Eli McDonald, Cole Mahoney and Tokay
High School water polo coach Shane Mahoney discuss the Tigers’
upcoming season on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.
- Water polo at a glance
Coach: Robert Elrod is in his 19th year.
League: San Joaquin Athletic Association.
Last season: The Flames finished first in
league with a perfect record and advanced to the section
Key returners: Andrew Watts 12, Jake Dodd 12,
Mitch Thomas 12 Joe VanderLans 11, Nic Carniglia 10, CJ Porter
Key additions: Mikee Whiteside 12, Connor Silva
12, Jack Morris 12, Cameron White 12, Kevin den Hartog 11, Anthony
Leon 11, Zach Piazza 11, Tim Weisenberg 11, Ryan Isola 10.
League favorites: Lodi and Lincoln.
Noteworthy: The Flames are trying to replace a
very dominant senior class. Lodi lost two-time MVP, two-time top
defender, and two-time all-league players in Jake Lear, Dillon
Smith and Chris Orgon. “The good thing is that this year’s group
has embraced the fact that it is their turn to take on the
tradition that we have at Lodi High,” Elrod said. “This team could
surprise people by the end of the year.”
Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 9:49 am, Thu Sep 8, 2011.
Every so often, after a game or practice, Tokay High School’s
Eli Macdonald would receive a text from his older brother, Ben.
“(My brother would say) ‘You need to stay a little bit more
aggressive, you need to get after it more,’” Eli recalls.
Or, use your
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 9:49 am.