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.


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.