Boys Water Polo 2022 CIF Semifinals

As the 2022 boys’ water polo season comes to an end, Uriel Villa, head coach of the boy’s and girl’s water polo team, explains what led this team to a 12-11 victory in the CIF semifinals on November 9, 2022, at the Downey High School Aquatic Center against Schurr High School. “This group has the most balance we’ve ever had. We have seniors with experience. We have youngsters that come in with a lot of talent that provide extra support to the seniors where we don’t have to rely on just them” Villa stated. “We have a well-balanced team where a lot of people can contribute by scoring goals, playing good defense, and just being a good, solid, all-around well-balanced team.” With this win, Downey High’s boy’s water polo team advances to the CIF finals for the first time in decades where they will play against Yucaipa.

Alisson Naranjo and Viviana Alba