The USA Women's Senior National water polo team, which includes Laguna Beach High graduate and current Stanford player Annika Dries, won its fifth straight major FINA championship and sixth FINA World League Super Final title by scoring a 9-7 victory Sunday over Italy in the gold medal match at Tianjin, China.
Dries, who was named MVP of the women's NCAA tournament last month, scored on a rebound shot to pull USA to within 5-4 in the third quarter.
USA will compete July 16-31 at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai.
Junior Tennis workouts begin Monday
All Court Tennis is registering summer tennis workouts for Junior tournament players. Workouts will focus on advanced technique, fitness and conditioning, mental toughness and match strategy for Junior competitors (Intermediate-level players), tournament training for advanced-level players and Junior Team Prep Academy for players starting out in team or United States Tennis Assn. satellite competition.