Lakewood Water Polo

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Lakewood is starting an exciting new era with the arrival of coach Charles Wright. The Wilson alum has been a coach at Shore Aquatics and wants to build that relationship to help the Lancers take the next step as a program.

“I live about two miles away from campus and I love this area,” Wright said. “Lakewood athletic director Mike Wadley, swimming coach Deb Caine and that fact that the school and the club want to work together made it an easy decision.”

Wright is looking for seniors Blake Borders, Soren Widmann, Nathan Napohaku and Ryan Martinez to set the standard for his program.

“Those have been the guys showing senior leadership and they’re also my best players,” Wright said. “They’ve been totally dedicated and bought into the program. We’re lucky to have them.”

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JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.