Newport Harbor two-meter center Andrew Silvers announced on Saturday night that he has elected to play water polo with the top ranked USC Trojans starting in the fall of 2013. Last year, Silvers earned second-team All-Sunset League honors after helping Newport Harbor win their league and also advance to the CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinals. He is hoping to improve to have an even better season.
Silvers told the Daily Pilot that he chose to go to USC due to their history as a top program:
"I like the school and I know it's a good program," Silvers said of his reasons for choosing the Trojans. "I know Jovan [Vavic] is a really good coach ... I'm just preparing and working on my game now."
His 2012 season is young and currently they are 5-0 and playing in the quarterfinals of the South Coast Tournament, and will be playing Dana Hills on Friday afternoon. Newport is also currently the No. 2 ranked team in the CIF Division I according to the latest weekly coaches polls.
While stats are not readily available, Silvers did have six goals in the teams first three games of the year, which was good enough to be second on his team.