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Bulldogs earn all-conference honors
The members of Ceres High's varsity boys and girls water polo teams garnered recognition during the Valley Foothill League year-end coaches meeting on Nov. 7 in Oakdale.

Zachary Zamaroni was named to the WAC first team. The senior was the Bulldogs' best all-round player.

Zamaroni scored a team-high 45 goals. He also guarded the hole-set on defense.

"He essentially played every minute of every game," Ceres High head coach Tracy Bull said. "We needed him to be in there. He was so physical."

Sophomore Terry Brogdon was an honorable-mention selection. The 6-foot-5 sophomore ranked second in scoring (25 goals).

"He was definitely the class clown on the team but he was also the hardest worker," Bull stated. "He has the greatest potential. Every coach in the league says the same thing. If he learns how to play the game, he'll be unstoppable. The physical tools are there."

Ceres High's boys finished fifth overall in the VFL standings (4-10).

Haley Fisicaro and Montana Bull were both honorable-mention picks for Ceres High's girls squad, which tied for fifth in league (1-9) with Central Catholic.

Conference-champion Oakdale swept the Most Valuable Player and Goalie of the Year awards. The Mustangs also had an additional five players garner recognition on the first and/or second teams.

"I firmly believe they (Haley and Montana) should have been on the second team," coach Bull said. "They would have started for any other team in the league. Those are two girls that never came out of the game."

Bull, a senior, didn't plan on playing water polo this year.

She joined the team late to help her friends.

Montana led the Bulldogs in steals.

"She didn't even think she was going to be a starter," coach Bull said. "She helped us tremendously. She was our best defender. She chased the ball on counters and controlled the ball on defense. She picked up the game very quickly."

Fisicaro, a junior, tallied 20 goals.

"She's a phenomenal athlete," coach Bull said. "She's physically gifted and strong."