Saturday Stampede & GR Scrimmages

If you haven’t heard already, the Stampede for Kids is this Saturday April 22nd. The $20 registration fee (price goes up to $25 on Friday 4/21 & Saturday 4/22) goes directly to the program of your choice!!! It’s an easy way to raise money for the team and spend a beautiful Spring morning together as a team.

Our Granite Ridge athletes have been invited to a friendly round of scrimmages this Saturday at Clark Jr. High. The coaching staff is working on a schedule that will allow the athletes to attend the run and then head over to Clark for a little water polo.

***** Curbside Dinner *****

2017 – Curbside Dinner Flier

The Clovis North and Granite Ridge girls water polo program wants to give you the night off from cooking and let you enjoy two of the fastest meets of the year at the TRAC swim meets on Thursday May 4th or Friday May 5th. We’ll have everything your family needs to enjoy dinner on deck during the meet or grab-n-go afterward.

$10/dinner for 4+

Tri-tip w/rice pilaf, King’s Hawaiin dinner roll, chocolate chip cookie, and water or Gatorade.

We have a form for pre-ordered dinners and we will have first-come-first served meals as well.

All dinners will be ready for pickup starting at 4:30 p.m. on both days.

Follow the link bellow to place your order:

Dinners may be paid for with cash, check, or PayPal —>

2017 – Summer Practice Schedule

The summer workouts begin Monday June 12th through Sunday July 16th.

Granite Ridge:

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday – 8 to 10 a.m. – Skills & Drills + Dryland

Wednesday – Evening Summer League hosted by Clark Intermediate

Junior Varsity:

Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday – 6 to 7:30 a.m. – Water Polo Skills & Drills

Tuesday & Thursday – 7:30 to 9 a.m. – Swim Conditioning

Wednesday – 7:30 to 9 a.m. – Dryland


Monday through Thursday – 7 to 9 a.m. – Water Polo Skills & Drills

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday – 9 to 10 a.m. – Dryland

Wednesday – 9 to 10 a.m. – Swim Conditioning

Friday – 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Swim or Dryland Test Set

Thank You

I would like to thank all of the coaches, families, and athletes for their support and dedication to our program.  We have an impressive group of talented athletes working their way through a tumultuous time in their lives as they learn how to balance their family, academic, athletic, and social commitments.  Our three graduating Senior parents helped behind the scenes with team meals, pictures, and our new tradition of the Senior banners.  Shelly Zaninovich brought our athletes their pre-game meals and Amy Salinas managed our snack-bar, which brought in a little over $1,000 for the team!!!  We had amazing support throughout the ranks, from our Granite Ridge families stepping in and sending food as well as cashiering our Clovis North snack-bar, our JV families trekking out to our away tournaments, and our Varsity families managing carpools for morning workouts.  There were so many more people that lent a helping hand throughout the season and as a new coach, I could not have asked for a better supporting staff across the board.

Thank you all for your assistance throughout the season, I am excited for the years to come as the team culture grows through the families involved.

Coach Nichols

2016 – Season Accolades

All TRAC Awards (Performance in TRAC competitions)

Offensive Player of the Year / 1st Team All League – Savannah Fitzgerald (31 goals / 18 assists)

1st Team All League – Georgia Phillips (93 saves)

2nd Team All League – Shannon Crow (10 goals / 37 assists)

2nd Team All League – Amy Zaninovich (10 goals / 22 assists)

All CIF – Central Section Awards (Performance in our two CIF competitions)

1st Team All CIF – Savannah Fitzgerald

1st Team All CIF – Shannon Crow

2nd Team All CIF – Emilie La Blue

2nd Team All CIF – Hannah Kharazi

Honorable Mention – Amy Zaninovich

We had a handful of records on the cusp of being bested, with one of them being broken by two different athletes.

Savannah finishing the season with 87 goals (100 is our record held by Hunter Winslow).

Georgia Phillips (172) and Lexi Stahl (167) were in the hunt to break Georgia’s record of 249, which is particularly impressive considering neither played every quarter the full 30 game schedule.

Katelyn Fairchild’s 2012 assists record of 67 was beat by two of our athletes this year.  Amy Zaninovich finished the season with 69 assists and Shannon Crow finished with 71.  Amy will have next year to beat the graduating senior’s record.

Our team TRAC record was 5 – 5 / Overall record of 16 – 14 / 263 goals for with 203 goals against.  We had 7 athletes with 10+ assists and we had 8 athletes scoring 10+ goals for the season with 6 of them having 15+.



Donation Information

We have several options available to receive donations from family, friends, and business associates.  The documents posted below provide more detail on each option.  We have a general donation letter for someone offering to make a contribution to our program with nothing back to them.  We have the Legacy balls, which represent a family contribution to the program, but the money does not have to come from the individual family.  If the athlete is able to collect the $300 from sponsors, they may purchase the Legacy ball.  The Varsity picture has been picked and is ready for printing, we are going to print them next week, allowing our Varsity girls some time to ask sponsors to place their logo on the team competition calendar, along with a sponsor banner at the gate of our home games.  The last letter is a tournament sponsorship, which offers a banner and logo placement in our tournament program for one of our two hosted tournaments.