Water Polo Athletes Shine on CIF 100th Anniversary Fall All-Century Team


Water polo athletes account for 33% of those honored by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) in their 100th Anniversary Fall All-Century Team, announced on Wednesday. Only football is represented by more fall athletes among the 100 selections. Among them include some of the most famous names in American water polo including Tony Azevedo, Maureen O’Toole, Terry Schroeder, and Brenda Villa. Selections go as far back as 1958 with the selection of Menlo-Atherton’s Bill Lorton. The most recent is Mater Dei’s McQuin Baron from the class of 2014’s fall season.

Forty Football athletes were selected filling the largest proportion of the list among all fall sports. Selection rules were shared by the CIF on its web site:

Online voting for the Fall All-Century team was September 1-October 31, 2014 at www.cifstate.org. All student-athletes that were nominated appeared on the ballot. The public could vote for as many student-athletes as they desired and as many times as they wanted.

CIF All-Century team nominations were accepted online at www.cifstate.org, from the public, during the 2013-14 school year. All former student-athletes that demonstrated significant athletic contribution in CIF approved high school athletics were eligible to be nominated.

The entire sortable list of selections is reproduced below.

 YearAthleteHigh SchoolSport
11920Ernie NeversSanta RosaFootball
21934Louie ZamperiniTorranceCross Country
31935Kenny WashingtonL.A. LincolnFootball
41938Bob WaterfieldVan NuysFootball
51942Norm Van BrocklinAcalanesFootball
61944Pete RozelleComptonFootball
71947Hugh McElhennyL.A. WashingtonFootball
81948Frank GiffordBakersfieldFootball
91948Ollie MatsonWashington San FranciscoFootball
101951Bill WalshHaywardFootball
111954John MaddenDaly City JeffersonFootball
121956Jimmy JohnsonKingsburgFootball
131958Bill LortonMenlo-AthertonWater Polo
141958Daryle LamonicaClovisFootball
151961Billie Jean MoffittLong Beach PolyTennis
161961Mike GarrettRoosevelt Los AngelesFootball
171963Ron YaryBellflowerFootball
181968Dan FoutsSt. IgnatiusFootball
191968Eric LindrothNewport HarborWater Polo
201968Jim PlunkettJames LickFootball
211970Lynn SwannSan Mateo SerraFootball
221970Pat HadenBishop Amat La PuenteFootball
231972Jed RobinsonDowneyWater Polo
241973James LoftonWashington PrepFootball
251973Mary DeckerOrangeCross Country
261973Warren MoonL.A. HamiltonFootball
271975Charles WhiteSan FernandoFootball
281976Anthony MunozChaffeyFootball
291976Rod BerryLarkspur RedwoodCross Country
301976Roxanne BierSan Jose IndependenceCross Country
311976Terry SchroederSan MarcosWater Polo
321977Marcus AllenSan Diego LincolnFootball
331977Ronnie LottEisenhowerFootball
341978Bruce MatthewsArcadiaFootball
351978James BergesonNewport HarborWater Polo
361978John ElwayGranada HillsFootball
371979Maureen O'TooleLong Beach WilsonWater Polo
381979Terri HollmannModesto BeyerWater Polo
391981Tracy AustinRolling HillsTennis
401982Matt BiondiCampolindoWater Polo
411983Roman GomezLos Angeles BelmontCross Country
421984Kirk EveristMiramonteWater Polo
431985Debbie BettencourtTurlockWater Polo
441985Michelle VowellGarden Grove SantiagoField Hockey
451986Holly McPeakMira CostaVolleyball
461986Leigh ShuppModesto DavisWater Polo
471986Russell WhiteCrespiFootball
481987Ian AlsenGranada HillsCross Country
491988Chris OedingCorona del MarWater Polo
501988Shelly WilsonTurlockWater Polo
511989Christie QuigleyModesto DavisWater Polo
521989Tony GonzalezHuntington BeachFootball
531990Napoleon KaufmanLompocFootball
541990Shannon TateTurlockWater Polo
551991Amani ToomerDe La SalleFootball
561992Andrea MazzaModesto DavisWater Polo
571992Jim ToringHarvard-WestlakeWater Polo
581992Kathy StahlArchbishop MittyField Hockey
591992Margarito CasillasGlendale HooverCross Country
601993Mebrahtom KeflezighiSan DiegoCross Country
611994Lindsay DavenportMurrieta ValleyTennis
621994Misty MayNewport HarborVolleyball
631995Adam WrightLong Beach WilsonWater Polo
641995Kerri WalshArchbishop MittyVolleyball
651995Tom BradySan Mateo SerraFootball
661997Heather PetriMira MonteWater Polo
671997Kelly ShoueyCarondeletWater Polo
681998Brenda VillaBell GardensWater Polo
691998Christine ZadorModesto JohansenWater Polo
701999April RossNewport BeachVolleyball
711999D.J. WilliamsDe La SalleFootball
721999Tony AzevedoLong Beach WilsonWater Polo
732000Anita SirakiGlendale HooverCross Country
742000Jesse SmithCoronadoWater Polo
752000Ryan HallBig BearCross Country
762000Wendy WatkinsModesto JohansenWater Polo
772001Calvin Keyser-AllenHarborFootball
782001Lindsey SherburneArchbishop MittyVolleyball
792002Aaron RodgersPleasant ValleyFootball
802002Matt TilburgPowayWater Polo
812004Cynthia BarbozaLong Beach WilsonVolleyball
822004DeSean JacksonLong Beach PolyFootball
832004Erin DowneyArchbishop MittyVolleyball
842004Scott SwansonLong Beach WilsonWater Polo
852005Matt SagehornLong Beach WilsonWater Polo
862005Toby GerhartNorcoFootball
872006Caleb HamiltonIrvine NorthwoodWater Polo
882007Amanda GilArchbishop MittyVolleyball
892007Jacob SmithCoronadoWater Polo
902008Jordan HasayMission PrepCross Country
912008Josh SamuelsVilla ParkWater Polo
922008Rachel WilliamsArchbishop MittyVolleyball
932008Tyler GaffneyCathedral CatholicFootball
942010Maggie SteffensMonte VistaWater Polo
952010Robert WoodsGardena SerraFootball
962010Zoe NightengaleSacramento St. FrancisVolleyball
972011Marqise LeeGardena SerraFootball
982012Michael HutchingsDe La SalleFootball
992013McQuin BaronMater DeiWater Polo
1002013Sarah BaxterSimi ValleyCross Country