Compiled by Steve Breazeale
Through the use of statistics and numbers, we break down the special performances, trends and seasons being put together by Dana Hills High School fall sports athletes and teams.
7—Total number of match medals won by Dana Hills junior golfer Joan Soewondo this season. Soewondo’s mark of seven match medals, awarded to the lowest score in a nine-hole competition, is the sixth-best mark in Orange County.
14.11—Average saves per game for Dana Hills boys’ water polo goalie Riley Zachary. Zachary, a senior, is second in the county with 268 saves.
22—Kills tallied by senior outside hitter Ayla Fresenius in a girls volleyball three-set sweep over Tesoro on Oct. 20. Fresenius led the team with 22 kills and also had six blocks.
70—Number of goals scored by the boys’ water polo team’s senior Bennett Williams so far this season. Williams’ 70 goals are currently 11th-best in Orange County. The senior Stanford commit also has 30 assists and 43 steals.
15.5—The boys’ water polo team’s average goals per game in South Coast League play. The Dolphins outscored their four league opponents by a combined 62-24 margin through the first round of competition.
7—Number of Orange County Championships won by the Dana Hills boys’ cross-country team in program history. The Dolphins won their meet-record seventh Orange County Championship title on Oct. 17 behind a strong overall team performance that featured four runners placing in the top-10.
2.9—Time gap between the Dana Hills girls cross country team’s top three finishers at the Orange County Championships on Oct. 17. Senior Sienna Serrao placed 18th (18:18.5), freshman Lauren Soto took 19th (18:20.7) and junior Kathryn Kaloroumakis placed 20th (18:21.4) as the Dolphins finished second as a team.
28—Total catches reeled in by senior wide receiver Nathan Hernandez this season. Hernandez leads the football team in the statistic and has compiled 314 yards receiving in four games.
2—Margin of victory in the Dana Hills girls tennis team’s 10-8 win over San Clemente on Oct. 20. The Dolphins evened the season series with the Tritons following the win and sit at 6-1 in the league standings.