Briefly In Sports

July 01, 2010

Dries part of National Team

Former Laguna Beach High water polo player Annika Dries is part of the 15-member USA Women's Senior National Team that is competing at the FINA World League Super Final in La Jolla.

The Super Final began Monday, continues today and concludes Saturday at the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex. Some of the top international talent is competing in La Jolla including teams from Australia, Canada, China, Russia, Hungary, the Netherlands and Greece. Team USA is coached by former UCLA head coach Adam Krikorian.


USA Women's Senior National Team roster

Centers: Annika Dries (Laguna Beach); Kami Craig (Santa Barbara).

Goalies: Betsey Armstrong (Ann Arbor, MI.); Emily Feher (Santa Ana)

Utility: Lauren Wenger (Long Beach); Melissa Seidemann (Walnut Creek)

Defenders: Elsie Windes (Portland, OR.); Maggie Steffens (Danville)

Attackers: Heather Petri (Orinda); Brenda Villa (Commerce); Kelly Rulon (Point Loma); Tanya Gandy (San Diego); Erika Figge (Rancho Santa Margarita); Courtney Mathewson (Anaheim Hills); Lauren Silver (Long Beach).

Summer tennis sessions offered

Laguna Beach Tennis is offering a variety of summer sessions that continue on Monday. Quick Start Tennis is designed to bring youngsters into the game and is divided into two different levels, ages 8-and-under and 10-and-under.

The next level is the Junior Performance Team that is open to youth ages nine to 13. The High Performance Coed Tennis Camp is designed for boys' and girls' varsity and junior varsity high school players. The camp includes On Court and Off Court training.

A tournament will be held at the end of each month during the summer. Session dates for all three levels are as follows: Monday through Thursday (July 5-8); July 12-15; July 19-22; July 26-29; Aug. 2-5; Aug. 9-12; Aug. 16-19. The cost for the High Performance Coed Tennis Camp is $200 per weekly session. Class sessions run between 7 and 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

The cost for both Quick Start Tennis and Junior Performance Tennis is $120 per weekly session. Class sessions run between 10 a.m. and noon Monday-through-Thursday.

For more information, call Laguna Beach Tennis directors Alec Horton (949) 350-3185 or Aaron Talarico (949) 813-3813, or e-mail or Additional information is available at

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