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Mens Cross Country –

Final Ranking: State runner-up

Top Performers: Muluken Beressa, Marcos Corona, Barrett Tilley, Mike Denman, Bernardo Bahena, Mike Gonia and Conner Betancourt

Awards: Pacific Coast Conference Champions, All-State team (Muluken Beressa, Marcos Corona & Barrett Tilley), Muluken Beressa (Conference Champion)

Recap: For the second consecutive year the Olympians were state runner-ups and took their third consecutive PCC Championship. Muluken Beressa placed first in another meet at the state championships, missing the course record by one second.

Women’s Cross-Country –

Final Ranking: 8th in state meet

Top Performers: Jana Stokes, Michelle Thompson, Samantha Espindola and Summer Dunsmore

Awards: 2nd in PCC

Recap: In coach Renee Ross’s first season as head coach of the women’s cross-country team, she coached her team to a second place conference finish. Led by Jana Stokes, Michelle Thompson and Samantha Espindola, the Lady Olympians finished in eight place at the state championship.

Football –

Final Ranking: American Mountain Conference Champions

Top Performers: Tyler Steen, Michael Medina, Stan Shurson, Jordan Topp, Josh Sparkman, Elzie Gatson (1st Team All-Conference) and Ryan Scaperotta, Braxton Welford, Michael Johnson, Jordan Lindsey (2nd Team All-Conference)

Awards: Philip Staback (Conference Offensive Player of the Year) and Matt Kofler (Coach of the Year),

Recap: The Mesa football team start the season 0-3 but overcame a slow start to win six of their last seven games. Mesa continued their season in the National Bowl against Fullerton College where they were shutout 26-0.

Men’s Water Polo –

Record: 20-11

Final Ranking: 3rd in PCC

Top Performers: Matt Siorda & Steve Neville (1st Team All-PCC), JK Barnes & Mike Sensenbaugh (2nd Team All-PCC), Yegor Borisenko, Nick Lockhart, Nick Van Nordheim and Andrew Shaffer (All-PCC Honorable Mention)

Recap: Coach Nathan Resch and his men’s water polo team endured majority of the season as a top SoCal team. They concluded the season with a third place Pacific Coast Conference finish. Four players were named to all-conference selections while four others were honorable mention selections.

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