Before she discovered the pool, Dagmara Czajka tried a variety of what she called “land sports.’’She failed at all of them. “I wanted to be athletic the whole time,’’ Czajka said. “I even tried cross country in middle school, but I was awful. I broke my leg one time while I was running.’’The pool, however, proved to be Czajka’s new sanctuary. An introductory swimming class morphed into trying water polo in an under-12 age group coed team.
No matter where JJ Flowers plays on the soccer field at Rancho Bernardo High, he’s always a goalie’s best friend on defense. The 5-foot-11 junior has played left midfield, center back, left back and now he’s returned to left back for the Broncos. “Basically, my job is the same,’’ Flowers said. “I make sure to hold off the attackers from getting to the goalie at all costs. Where I do that doesn’t matter. My first job is hold off the bad guys, keep them off the keeper.
Del Norte wound up being the girls water polo toast of the Palomar League last season in its first season in that league. After finishing second to Westview in the league race, the Nighthawks, who wound up 25-6 last year, captured the San Diego Section Division II championship with a 12-5 win over West Hills in the finals. It was the school’s first CIF crown in girls water polo.
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Selecting a term
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