Del Mar, California
January 6th & 7th, 2018
We concluded our Fall season traveling down to sunny San Diego, where we faced some highly competitive California club teams. This was an amazing learning experience for our program, as the teams we faced were physical, skilled and experienced. We were extremely proud of how much our teams stepped up to the challenge! We played in some close, hard-fought games, and while we didn't always come out on top, each team grew and improved significantly.
Some of our players also had the chance to meet Kami Craig and Kaleigh Gilchrist, gold medal winners from the National Women’s Water Polo team. Kami and Kaleigh say down with the girls and chatted with them about how to be good teammates.
Hashtag Winners of the Game:
#lookintothesunnyside- Calef Alesse
#slideintotheweekend- Frances Hansot
#getitdone- Juliet Kilborn
#thefinalshowdown- Riley Wells
#lookintothesunnyside- Taya Dukes
#grittygrinder- Xiomara Kim
#teamworkmakesthedreamwork- Izzy Watts
#risetotherematch- Maggie Fitzgerald
We also announced our 2017 Stickwork Challenge winners:
2024/2025: Alex Gardner
2023/2022: Charlotte Peng
Both of these players worked extremely hard this fall on their Stickwork, earning points by completing LAXSANITY at home. They will each receive a custom made CitySide tee-shirt!
We also announced the winners of our annual notebook competition, which we assessed both the internal and external content. Congrats to our First Place winners Calef Alesse (2022/2023) & Alex Gardner (2024/2025) and our Second Place Winners: Riley Wells (2022/2023), Viole Miller (2022/2023), and Grace Kratz (2024/2025).
That's it for our Fall Season. We hope to see everyone in March at Summer Tryouts!
Northwest Fall Fest
November 4th & 5th
What an amazing weekend we had at the Northwest Fall Fest! It was our first "tournament" style competition of the fall season, and we were excited to play some good teams and see where we stand.
The first day was "pool play" where each team had two games to determine seedings for the Playoffs. Our 2022/2023 team dominated the day, and went into Sunday seeded at the top of their pool. Our 2024/2025 played up an age all day. While they had some tough games, they played hard, learned a lot, and grew significantly as a team!
After our games Saturday, we had a "legendary" program-wide dinner before Sunday's Playoffs games. We bonded through pizza and laughs, and got PUMPED for Sunday!
Sunday morning started off with a little surprise when we got to the field- SNOW!! Our players had a BLAST using their sticks as shovels and embracing the day's obstacle.
For our Sunday games, we were matched against teams in our age group. Both teams had some hard battles, but one word was the theme for CitySide: RELENTLESS. Our teams refused to back down when they were losing. Some of the highlights include:
-THIS overtime goal by 2024 Alex Gardner in a come-from-behind-win for CitySide 2024/2025 against 3D.
-Our 2022/2023 team WINNING the entire Middle School bracket at the tournament! They came from behind in the finals to beat a strong 3D 2023 team.
CONGRATS!! We couldn't be more proud of how hard the team fought to win. We can't wait for our next tournament!
HASHTAG OF THE GAME WINNERS:
Each game, we pick a word or a phrase and label it the "hashtag" of the game. The award is given to the player who embodies that word in the game.
#Warrior- Riley Wells
#KillerInstinct- Charlotte Peng
#SavageSnowwoman- Juliet Kilborn
#Champoin- Viole Miller
#Warrior- Jun Danenhower
#SavageSnowwoman- Alex Gardner
#GiddyUp- Kate Risse
#Hounddog- Chase Millan
Saturday, October 21, 2017