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Wolff enjoys breakout year with Bulldogs
• WAC coaches reward four CHS players
Allison McAdams and Emily Wolff
Ceres High’s varsity girls water polo team had four players earn all-conference honors, including Allison McAdams and Emily Wolff. - photo by Dale Butler

A four-year member of Ceres High School’s varsity girls water polo program, Emily Wolff enjoyed her best season to date with the Bulldogs this fall.

Wolff and CHS teammates Allison McAdams, Elise Cannella and Makayla Estermann were rewarded for their outstanding play during the Western Athletic Conference year-end head coaches’ meeting on Oct. 14.

Wolff, McAdams, Cannella and Estermann filled key roles while leading the Bulldogs to a third-place finish in the WAC standings (10-5).

“Everybody learned every position. Everybody improved.”
Coach Stephen Dias

“Everybody learned every position,” said Coach Stephen Dias. “Everybody improved.”

Wolff was selected to the WAC First Team.

“I worked with her for four years,” Dias said. “She has a lot of skill and experience.”

Wolff, a southpaw, led the Bulldogs in scoring with a career-high 83 goals.

“When you talk to her outside of the pool, you wouldn’t think she’s competitive,” Dias said. “When she gets mad in the water, you wouldn’t want to get in front of her. She gets super aggressive.”

McAdams, a junior, was named to the WAC Second Team.

She had 20 goals.

McAdams ranked first on the team in minutes played.

“She was pretty consistent,” Dias said. “She didn’t like to come out of the water.”

Cannella and Estermann both earned honorable-mention recognition.

Cannella, a sophomore, tallied 23 goals.

“She has a strong shot and good sense of the game,” Dias said. “I see a lot of potential in her.” 

Estermann, a junior defender, added 10 goals.

“You never knew what was going to happen watching her,” Dias said. “Makayla’s a sneaky one. That was the most enjoyable thing about her game.”

Makayla Estermann
Bulldog Makayla Estermann was an WAC honorable-mention pick. - photo by Dale Butler