Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cypress placed three on All-Conference team

Pedregon 1st Team

Preciado 2nd Team
Cypress, CA - The Chargers placed three players on the All-Conference team after finishing the season 12-17, advanced to the Regionals second round and finished as the 10th seed team.

Kimberly Pedregon who scored 15 goals in the season was named to the First Team.

Hernandez 2nd Team
Named to the Second Team were Sandy Hernandez (31 goals) and Jen Preciado (39 goals.)

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Golden West ended Chargers run

Fullerton, CA - The Chargers' season was ended in the hand of Golden West, the top-seeded and undefeated team (24-0) in the second round by a score of 20-4. The score was relatively close after the 1st quarter as the Chargers were down only 7-3. However they were held scoreless the next two quarters and were able to salvage one goal late in the game by Sandy Hernandez.  Jen Preciado scored the first two goals for the Chargers from outside and caught the GWC's goalie offguard.

Finishing off the season in the second round was the best season for the Chargers as well as finishing in the top-ten ranking.

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Hernandez' steal, Preciado's goal with 7 secs lift Chargers 5-4

Fullerton, CA - For the Cypress Charger Women's Water Polo team, the only thing that was left was its teammates and the coaches. These were the only people who mattered to the players when the team met Grossmont in the first round of the SoCal Regionals.  For the Sophomores, it was leaving everything in the pool and for the Freshmen, it was about help building the future of the program, for the coaches, it was guiding these players to an experience they will not soon forget.  It happened just like that, a fairy tale, a script for Hollywood: an unproven Charger team received a bid to play in the Regionals after last weekend's OEC Championships. Cypress was the only sub .500 to receive a bid, just to say how highly the selection committee thought of the program. Playing against a team the Chargers already defeat 8-6 on September 28th proved to be even more challenging.

After falling behind 1-0 after the first period, Sophomore Utility Sandy Hernandez took matter in her own hands by scoring two quick goals to put Cypress up 2-1. But Grossmont with the revenge factor, dropped two unanswered goals to put the Griffins ahead 3-2 at the intermission.  The Chargers came out in the second half like lightning, Hernandez' hat trick lobbed goal to tie the game and Jen Preciado found the net two minutes later to give the Chargers a 4-3 lead. Grossmont scored on a slap shot at the 5;24 mark in the 4th period to tie again and the thrill went back and forth until 25 seconds to go. Grossmont with the ball and looking for the win, but Hernandez came up with another big play by stealing the ball and charging toward the Grossmont's net and dished to Preciado who burnt the net with 7 seconds laft to put the Chargers up 5-4 and eventually the final score.

The Chargers meet top-seeded Golden West at 10:15 Friday morning in the second round.

Notes: it is the first time in the Charger Water Polo history that the team was ranked 10th and the first time that the team won a Regional game.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Chargers meet Grossmont in opening round

Preciado scored hat trick
against Grossmont and
help the Chargers to a
8-6 victory

Cypress, CA - The Lady Chargers will meet the Grossmont Griffins in the opening round of the 2012 CCCAA SoCal Regionals tournament at Fullerton College on Thursday. The Chargers (11-16) defeat Grossmont (15-11) 8-6 on September 28 at the Jet's Classic. In that game, Monique Dorado scored 2 goals and Jen Preciado had a hat trick. Kelsey Kendall came up with 7 saves.

The Chargers are 3-1 in the last 4 games, outscoring their opponents 37-19.  Cypress is one of the five OEC teams in the SoCal Regionals field of ten. The OEC teams represent half of the field.

Should the Chargers win the opening round, they will meet the top-seeded team Golden West College (24-0) on Friday.

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Chargers beat SAC 17-4, qualified for Regionals

Cypress, CA - The Lady Chargers defeat Santa Ana 17-4 in the Saturday bracket to finish 5th in the OEC Championships. The victory awarded the Chargers an 8th seeded position out of ten teams in the Regionals at Fullerton starting Thursday.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

OCC defeat Chargers 5-4 at buzzer in opening round

Dorado scored tying goal at the 4:54
mark for the Chargers
Cypress, CA - In the opening round of the OEC Championships at the Cypress Aquatics Center, the Chargers grind out the press defense and it worked for 31:57 of the 32:00 game clock. OCC scored with 9 seconds left in the 3rd period to take a 4-3 lead into the 4th. The Chargers tied the game on an outside lob shot by Monique Dorado to tie it at 4-4 with 4:54 to go in the game. The Pirates took some speedy shots at Cypress Goalkeeper Kelsey Kendall who made some spectacular stops to give her team a chance to advance into the winner's bracket. The Chargers had possession of the ball with 49 seconds to go, Sandy Hernandez made a slap shot to left side of the goal but OCC's goalie Anna Venturini made a specular save and giving the Pirates the ball with 19 seconds to go. Alyssa Thomas took a shot from the middle with Charger Sarah Oh's tight defense but managed to get the ball pass Kendall with 3 seconds to win 5-4.

The Chargers must not fighting their way out of the loser bracket on Saturday. Time will be TBD.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chargers beat Chaffey 6-4 with defense

Noss made a tough save
early in the game.
Cypress, CA - The Chargers avenged two earlier close losses to Chaffey to beat the Panthers 6-4 and closing out a positive note at the Battle at the Beach. The Chargers (10-15, 2-4) will have the week off and preparing for the OEC Championships in two weekends. Monique Dorado and Sandy Hernandez each scored two goals to preserve a sweet victory. It was defense that was key to the victory and captured the them for this weekend. The Chargers allowed only 22 goals in the four games this weekend.

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Chargers snapped skid, beat Ventura 10-6

Kendall saves 13 shots
Cypress, CA - While most of the world were still in bed at 7AM on a Saturday morning, the Lady Chargers were in the pool facing off with Ventura in the second day of the Battle at the Beach tournament.  The Pirates beat the Chargers 11-8 at their tournament two weeks ago and Cypress was ready to avenge. Sure enough the Chargers (9-15, 2-4) had a dominated game on both end of the pool to beat the Pirates 10-6. Jen Preciado carried the offense with an 8-goal effort while GK Kelsey Kendall had 13 saves. Kendall had 5 saves on Ventura's power play. The win snapped a 7-game skid for the Chargers, a much needed momentum in preparation for the OEC Championships in two weeks.

The Chargers are closing off the tournament by facing Chaffey this afternoon at 2:35PM at the Aquatic Center.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Chargers dropped to Palomar in low scoring affair 5-3

Long Beach, CA - The Chargers cranked up their defense and allowing the lowest output by an opponent this season, however the offense did not crack. In the end the Chargers lost 5-3.  Palomar's defense concentrate well and shut out Monique Dorado from scoring. Jen Preciado, Markee Budd and Kim Pedregon scored for the Chargers. Kelsey Kendall had 8 saves and Brittany Noss had 7.

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Chargers fell to LBCC 7-5

Long Beach, CA - The Chargers had to wake up at the crack of dawn and played a 7:00AM match against Long Beach City to open the 15th Annual Battle at the Beach tourney. Despite the effort, the Chargers fell to the Vikings 7-5. Monique Dorado scored 2 goals to lead the team while Kelsey Kendall had 5 saves in the goal. The Chargers will face Palomar later this morning.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

#5 Hornets too much for Chargers

Cypress, CA - The Chargers hosted the #5 team that the Chargers played at the Ventura Tournament only less than two weeks ago. In that game, the Chargers competed well but lost 13-6.  Unfortunately the Hornets proved to be too much once again in defeating the Chargers 14-4 at the Aquatic Center. The Chargers played tough defense to end with a scoreless first quarter and only down 4-1 at the half. However the Hornets (18-3, 3-1) played pressure defense and forced the Chargers (8-13, 2-4) to turnovers and capitalized on them.

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OCC beat Chargers 10-4

Cypress, CA - The Pirates beat the Chargers 10-4 at the Cypress Aquatic Center in an Orange Empire Conference water polo game.  OCC's defense was key to prevent Cypress to take good shots. The Chargers drop 8-12 and 2-3 in conference.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Chargers went 1-3 and played well at Ventura Tourney

Ventura, CA - The Chargers took part in the Ventura Tournament over the weekend and opened with a 13-8 victory over El Camino. In the night cap, Cypress lost 13-8 to Chaffey in a tight battle. Going against the host team Ventura, the Chargers lost another close one 11-8 after trailing 11-7 after 3 periods, but could only cash in 1 goal in the final period. In the last game against Fullerton, an OEC foe, Cypress could not overcome the 8-1 deficit at the half and lost 13-6. Monique Dorado scored 12 goals in the toruney, Jennifer Preciado led the pack with 14 goals. Kelsey Kendall had 24 saves for the weekend.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tigers too much for Chargers

Riverside, CA - Riverside defeat the Chargers 13-3 in a conference game that drop the Chargers record to 2-2. The Chargers are still in contention to have a good seed at the OEC Championships next month. The Tigers' offense was being carried by Megan Guertz who took 11 shots on goals and scored five times to lead her team. Monique Dorado led the game with 13 shots on goals but only converted two nets.  Goalie Kelsey Kendall played a significant role by having 10 saves in which two were 5M shots.  The game was relatively close at the half which the Tigers led only 3-0. After three periods, the Tigers held 7-2 lead but broke the game open in the 4th with six goals. The Chargers are 7-8 overall.

Next up: The Chargers are traveling to Ventura to participate in the Ventura Tournament during the weekend of October 6.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Chargers went 2-1 at Miramar's Jet Classic

Kendall had 33 saves over 4 games.
The Women's Water Polo team traveled to Miramar College in San Diego for the weekend to participate in the Jet Classic. In the first game, the Chargers beat Grossmont 8-6 behind Monique Dorado's 2 goals and Jennifer Preciado's hat trick. In the second game, the Chargers defeat Mt SAC 10-6, behind Preciado's hat trick once again. The next day, the Chargers started with OMBAC, a club team. OMBAC defeat the Chargers 16-6, in a game which goalies Kelsey Kendall and Brittany Noss combined for 9 saves.  In the last game of the tournament, the Chargers faced Chaffey and played close trailing only 3-2 at the half. Chaffey started the second hald with two quick goals and the Chargers played catch-up from that point, falling to the Panthers 9-6. Kendall had 15 saves in the losing effort.

For the tournament Kendall collected 33 saves. On offense Dorado had 6 goals while teammate Preciado had 8 goals. The Chargers are currently 7-7 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The Chargers travel to Riverside on Oct 3 for a conference matchup.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chargers charge back Santa Ana, win 17-11

Santa Ana, CA - Charging back is the story of Cypress Women's Water Polo tonight. The Chargers (5-6, 2-1) down 4-2 early in the 2nd period only to score 3 in a row to claim a 5-4 lead. The Dons (0-7, 0-2) respond with back to back goals to take a 6-5 lead. But the Chargers refuse to back down and retaliate with a 2-goal spurt to take a 7-6 lead at the half. The Chargers pile up a 15-8 lead after 3, and the Dons make an attempt to recover in the 4th.

The Chargers win back to back conference games to record a 2-1 league play and 5-6 overall.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Chargers beat Saddleback 15-7

Preciado scores 5 goals at
Mission Viejo, CA - In a game that the Chargers need it badly to get back on the momentum wagon, they get just that. A tough roadie at Saddleback, the Chargers pull out a 15-7 victory which even their conference record to 1-1 while the Gauchos drop to 0-2. Scoring leader Monique Dorado has 3 goals, but it is Jennifer Preciado's 5 goals outburst that clinch for Cypress. Goalie Brittany Noss has a season high 17 saves while Sarah Oh adds 3 goals, another key to the Chargers' victory.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chargers going 1-3 at Chaffey Tourney

Dorado scores 12 goals at
Chaffey Tourney.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA - The Chargers travel to Rancho Cucamonga to participate in the Chaffey Tournament. In Game 1, Cypress face Citrus in a thrilling game and comes away with a 12-11 victory. Monique Dorado scores 4 and Sandy Hernandez led the Chargers with 6 goals. Jennifer Preciado's 2 goals prove to be significant for the Chargers to pull off the victory. Goalies Kelsey Kindall has 6 saves while Brittany Noss has 2 saves.

In the second game, against powerhouse Riverside which proves to be too much defeats the Chargers 15-3. The Tigers does a defending job on Dorado limiting her to 1 goal in only 1 hot on goal.

The next day, the Chargers face the host team Chaffey in another exciting match. Dorado scores a goal with 4:31 to go in the match to put the Chargers up 7-6. Only to see the lead disappearing back to back goals by Chaffey inside 2 minutes to seal an 8-7 win with the Panthers. Dorado leads all scorers with 6 goals.

In the last game of the tournament, the Chargers are matched up with another powerhouse, Cerritos and loses 17-6 to the Falcons. The game is close with Cerritos only leading 9-4 at the half but the second half, Cerritos outscores Cypress 8-2.

Dorado scores 12 goals for the tournament, while teammate Hernandez adds 8.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Chargers put up a fight against top-ranked team

Kendall (8 saves) blocks a shot from
a GW player.
Cypress, CA - Going against Golden West College, the top-ranked team in the state with a record of 5-0 coming in and outscoring its opponents 101-11 does not fear or concern the Chargers.  After trailing only 2-1 after one period and playing pesky water polo, the Chargers put up a fight. The game remains close as the Rustlers lead only 10-3 going into the final period and their depth of talent kicks in to defeat the Chargers 15-4.   Monique Dorado leads Cypress with 2 goals while Kelsey Kendall has 8 saves in the net.

The Chargers are heading to the Chaffey tournament this weekend.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Chargers put up a fight against OCC

Coach Uros regroups the Chargers
at the intermission

Cypress, CA - The Chargers playing their second game in the day against of the top Women's Water Polo programs in the state. The Chargers fight hard in trailing only 3-1 in the first period but it is Coast's defense that confuses the Chargers' offense. Cypress gives in to a 16-6 loss however it is a good preparation for conference play as the Pirates have a date here on October 10. Monique Dorado's offense continues to spark with 4 goals, totaling her output to 12 goals for the 4 games in the Cypress Invitational this weekend.

The Chargers conclude the weekend with a 2-2 record and opens conference play against Golden West, another strong team on October12.

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Water Polo beat Jets 11-5

Dorado makes her presence with
4 goals
Cypress, CA - Playing at 8AM becomes a habit for the Chargers this weekend as they are up against Miramar. There is no yawning or slowing down as the Pool Chargers strike early and go on to win 11-5 and improve their records to 2-1. Monique Dorado leads all scorers with 4 goals as the Chargers dominate the offense by shooting into Miramar's goal 19 times to 2. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Chargers bounce back to top Sierra 9-3

Dorado (2 goals) chasing a rebound
Cypress, CA - After a rough start in the opening game against Long Beach City, the Chargers bounce back to defeat Sierra 9-3. Cypress dominated the game leading 7-0 after three quarters before Sierra's Sonia Stewart gets the Wolverines first goal at the 5:26 mark of the 4th quarter. Leading the Chargers is Jen Preciado's 5 goals on 12 attempts. Monique Dorado and Tanya Yeu add 2 goals each. Cypress evens its record to 1-1 after the first day of the tournament.

The Chargers will open play against Miramar at 8AM on Saturday and conclude with Orange Coast at 2PM.

Long Beach too much for Chargers in opener

Cypress, CA - The Charger Women's Water Polo team opens its season bright and early against a strong Long Beach City squad. Falling behind 5-0 to the Vikings early in the second period, the Chargers get a penalty shot from Sandy Hernandez and a power play goal from Jen Precido to cut the lead to 3.  Goalies Kelsey Kindall has 5 saves and Brittany Noss has 4 saves for the Chargers, while Kim Pedregon adds 2 goals..

Christine McClennan of Long Beach scores 4 goals to lead the Vikings.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dzelebdzic joins Water Polo staff

Cypress, CA - Uros Dzelebdzic joins the Cypress Charger Women's Water Polo team. Dzelebdzic played at nearby Golden West College,  Long Beach City College before transferring to Queens College in NY to complete his collegiate career.

Dzelebdzic coaches at the Huntington Beach Water Polo Club since 2006 and turns it into one of the most successful clubs in the country. Guiding nine teams in the Top 10 at the National Junior Olympics, including a bronze for Girls U16, two bronzes for Boys U12 and a silver for co-ed U10.   He earned his BS in Sports Science from Concordia University.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cypress Swim and Dive Team Rewrite Record Board during

As the conference championships came to a close on Saturday, the Cypress Aquatic team had crushed 17 school records, 13 athletes are headed to the California State Championships, and Head Coach Larry Beidler was named Men and Women’s Coach of the Year.

Sophomore Jeff Tsim helped led the team into school infamy, breaking his own records in the 100 and 200 yard fly set in 2009.  Although, Jeff did not stop there; as a crucial member of the Men’s 200 and 400 Medley relay and 200 Freestyle relay, he helped teammates Daniel Adling, Damon Chandler, and Derek Slayton demolish the previous records set in 2009 and 1975.  Jeff will finish his career with Cypress College this weekend at the State meet, swimming in the 100 fly, 200 fly, and 200 IM.

Conference Champion Damon Chandler swam the race of his life.  Beating everyone in the conference and erasing the 1976 record in the 100 breaststroke.  Going into the State Championships this weekend Chandler will compete in the 100 and 200 breaststroke.  Teammate and fellow breaststroker Derek Slayton will also represent the school in the 100 and 200 breaststroke on the state level.  Following the conference championships Slayton signed with Pace University in New York, he will attend in the fall on scholarship.

The Lady Chargers were not to be denied, led by freshman Jacelyn Youngerman the ladies broke 10 records of their own.  Youngerman took control of the meet breaking school records in the 50, 100, and 200 Freestyle.  Freshman Emily Lehrman had fought all season long to break the 1991 school record for the 100 breaststroke.  Her goal was finally accomplished at the Conference Championships, she also broke the 1991 record for the 200 Individual Medley.

Sophomore Mallerie Lacer and teammates Hannah Warkentin, Emily Lehrman, and Jacelyn Youngerman continued their quest to dominate the Cypress College relay record boards.  The 200 Freestyle relay was broken by the “Magnificent Four” for the fourth time this season with an amazing time of 1:38.65.  They also crushed the previous record set in 1988 for the 400 Freestyle relay by 10 seconds.  Freshman Kelsey Kendall also broke records of her own starting with the 50 breaststroke, she would also aid in the record setting 200 Medley relay, again breaking another school record set in 1983.  All three relays are headed to the state championships this weekend at East Los Angeles Community College.  

Freshman Frank Grey once again was unstoppable on the 1 and 3 meter diving boards.  Grey broke both of his own records and claimed Regional and Conference Champion on the 3 meter board.  Grey along with fellow male divers Josh Arno and Eric Kartchner will compete for top honors at the state championships.  Sophomore Megan Morse displayed her top level skill on the 3 meter board, once again dominating the competition placing first in the Regional meet.  She was also crowned Conference Champion and broke her previous record on the 3 meter board.  Morse along with fellow diver, freshman Heather Ross will represent the Lady Chargers at State this weekend.

With an unbelievable conclusion to the Orange Empire Conference Championships, the aquatics program has yet to disappoint.  This weekend the State Championships will host the top swimmers from across the state.  The Chargers will be ready to display their talents and will once again rewrite the record board.

State Qualifiers

Mallerie Lacer – 50 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle
Jacelyn Youngerman – 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle
Women’s 200 & 400 Freestyle Relay – Mallerie Lacer, Hannah Warkentin, Emily Lehrman, and Jacelyn Youngerman
Women’s 200 Medley Relay – Mallerie Lacer, Kelsey Kendall, Hannah Warkentin, and Jacelyn Youngerman

Damon Chandler – 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke
Derek Slayton – 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke
Jeff Tsim – 100 Butterfly, 200 Butterfly, 200 Individual Medley

Frank Grey – 1 Meter & 3 Meter Diving
Eric Kartchner – 1 Meter Diving
Josh Arno – 3 Meter Diving

Megan Morse – 1 Meter & 3 Meter Diving
Heather Ross – 1 Meter & 3 Meter Diving

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Cypress Crushes Eight School Records at Pasadena Invitational

Cypress Swim & Dive continues its record-breaking run in 2012.
Jacelyn Youngerman
Pasadena, Calif. - Jacelyn Youngerman led the Chargers record-breaking weekend by being named the women’s Crescendo Award winner of the Pasadena Invitational meet after earning the fastest combined time in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle events.

The Cypress College divers were also off to a good start on Day One with Sophomore Katlyn Anderson clinching a first place finish on the 1 meter board with a high point total of 181.25. 

Megan Morse
As the women’s 3 meter board started a confident sophomore Megan Morse was not to be defeated, never faltering Megan won the event and cinched a spot on the Cypress College record board with a high point total of 216.15. 

The Cypress Dive team was not done there.  Freshman Frank Grey placed 1st on the 1 meter board with a high point total of 242.70 and 2nd on the 3 meter board with a point total of 242.70.  Both scores surpass Cypress’ previous dive score records.  With notable finishes by freshman Eric Kartchner placing 3rd on the 3 meter board with a point total of 193.70.

The record breaking doesn’t stop there, by the weekend’s finish 5 more school records were smashed and a new generation of the Cypress College Aquatics team has solidified their names in the record books.

Sophomore Mallerie Lacer would lead freshman Jacelyn Youngerman, Hannah Warkentin, and Emily Lehrman in breaking two relay records. The 200 freestyle relay was the first event of Friday afternoon.  The ladies were able to touch out the competition and place 2nd in the relay crushing the previous record set earlier this season of 1:44.00 with an amazing 1:42.81.  These ladies would not stop with one record breaking swim and wanted more.  The 400 freestyle relay was the last event of the meet.  After two days of grinding swims the “Magnificent Four” would rise to the occasion once again and finished 3rd with a time of 3:48.44 breaking a record previously set in 1987.

As lead off in the 400 freestyle relay Jacelyn Youngerman would break a 24 year old school record of 55.47 for the individual 100 freestyle event with a time of 55.25.  Youngerman would attack all of her races with the same force as she did the relays and finished 1st in the 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle beating out 150 other female swimmers.  With her outstanding swims Jacelyn was named women’s Crescendo Award winner of the Pasadena Invitational meet with the fastest combined time in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle events.

Jeff Tsim
Out to prove herself, Freshman Kelsey Kendall would not to be denied her quest to break the women’s 50 breaststroke record that had eluded her all season.  Breaking an archaic 1977 time of 33.60, Kelsey placed 4th overall and her name is up on the record board with a time of 33.23.

The men’s team was not to be outshined.  Sophomore Jeff Tsim set a record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.31 beating the previous record of 56.55 set in 2009.  Tsim also set his personal best time in the 100 freestyle with a time of 48.89. 

Derek Slayton
Teammates Damon Chandler and Derek Slayton helped to launch the men’s score by placing 2nd and 5th in the 200 breaststroke.  Damon set his personal best as well with a time of 2:13.43.  Both men also scored high in the 100 breaststroke with 3rd and 5th place finishes. 

The Cypress team is now looking ahead to the conference championships and then onto the State meet.  It is anticipated they will have the highest point total finishes in recent history.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Swimming & Diving Off to a Good Start

The Cypress College Swimming & Diving team is off to a good start this season. With a fifth place finish and a few records already broken, this could be one of the best teams to swim at Cypress College in quite some time.

Check back for complete recap.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Chargers Place High at Mt. SAC Invite

Jacelyn Youngerman scores a team-high 48 points for Cypress.

Mt. Sac Invitational
Jacelyn Youngerman
Walnut, Calif. - The Cypress College men's and women's swim and dive team had a strong showing at the Mt. SAC Invitational on Friday and Saturday, February 24-25.

Freshman Jacelyn Youngerman finished the day as the Cypress College women's team high point scorer with 48.  Youngerman's 5th place time of 25.76 was the best finish of the meet for the Chargers out of 170 swimmers competing in the 50 yard freestyle'

Sophomore diver Megan Morse earned a second place finish out of 22 diverswith a score of 200.70 - just seven points behind first place. In the 200 yard breaststroke, freshman Kelsey Kendall finished in 3rd place.

On the men's side, Damon Chandler claimed high point scorer honors with a total point score of with 42 points.  His best finish of the day was a fourth place showing in the 100 yard breaststroke where he outs wam 83 other swimmers to crack the top five with a time of 1:00:76 4th out of 87 swimmers in the 100 yard breaststroke.  His time was 1:00.76.

Running a close second behind Chandler in  the mens team point total race was sophomore Jeff Tsim, who finished with 34 points. Tism best finish of the day came in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:04.39.

The dive team's leading scorer was freshman Frank Grey with 228.65 total points. Grey out dove 24 other divers in a field of 26 to capture 2nd place, and narrowly missing the top spot by just three points.