All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

Glendale's Naira Sarkian is an All-Area Girls' Water Polo first-team selection. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer) (April 11, 2014)

Ani Aghakhanian, junior, utility, Crescenta Valley

All-Pacific League second-team pick and All-CIF SS Division V third-team honoree was adept at drawing fouls and notched 46 goals.

Melani Aghazarian, senior, driver, Glendale

The top scoring option for a surprising Nitros team, Aghazarian was an All-Pacific League first-team selection and finished with 52 goals.

Elizabeth Hinckley, senior, goalie, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

In the always-arduous Mission League, Hinckley was a standout, earning All-Mission League first-team recognition with 246 saves to go along with 34 steals and 22 assists.

Miranda Mora, junior, driver, La Cañada

Huge bright spot for the Spartans during a tough season as she was an All-Rio Hondo League first-team selection who finished with a team-high 40 goals and 26 assists.

Naira Sarkian, senior, utility, Glendale

Solid defender was an All-Pacific League first-team pick and finished with 44 goals for the Pacific League runner-up Nitros.

Ashley Taylor, senior, utility, Crescenta Valley

A stout defender who was selected as both an All-Pacific League and All-CIF Southern Section Division V first-team selection. Finished with 81 goals.

Audrey Taylor, sophomore, driver, Crescenta Valley

An effective scorer who totaled 87 goals and was an All-Pacific League first-team and All-CIF Southern Section Division V second-team selection.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Brent Danna, second year, Crescenta Valley

Piloted Crescenta Valley to another undefeated Pacific League campaign while navigating the area’s most difficult nonleague slate. Returned the Falcons to a fourth straight CIF Southern Section semifinal despite unexpectedly losing one of his most decorated returners before the season. Crescenta Valley finished with a 24-7 record and Danna was the league’s co-coach of the year.