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Sharks water polo takes silver at National Junior Olympics

The Tiburon Peninsula Central Marin Water Polo Club’s 12U co-ed team is, from left, Ethan Wallace and Isaac Nikfar of Tiburon, John Watson of Belvedere, Cian Kelly of Tiburon, Jasper Feldman, William Gracey, Rodrigue Maissoneuve, Cameron Axelbaum of Tiburon, Samantha Riley, Jakob Engberg, Samantha Aiyoshi, Julia Ulvestad, Natalya Maley and coaches Scott Gregory and Rudolf Kardos. (Marc Axelbaum photo)

The Tiburon Peninsula Central Marin Sharks 12U coed water-polo team captured the silver medal July 25 at the 2021 USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics in Orange County.

“The best-ever finish for any Sharks team in our club’s 12-year history. So proud of these kids,” coach Rudolf Kardos after the tough to Costa Mesa, 10-6, in the gold-medal match.

Tiburon’s Isaac Nikfar and Corte Madera’s Jakob Engberg were the team’s consistent high scorers, while Tiburon’s Ethan Wallace, the goaltender, was a wall in the net. In addition to Nikfar and Wallace, peninsula players include Cameron Axelbaum, Cian Kelly and John Watson.

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