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Sports - February 6, 2009

Sports digest

Goodbye to water polo coach

The San Ramon Valley High women's water polo coach, Jon Leach, is stepping down from his varsity coaching/program coordinator position after 25 years, announced athletic director John Raynor.

"Jon has had an illustrious career as our women's water polo coach. His teams have captured four North Coast Section Titles, several top finishes in the NCS and a multitude of league titles, and he is considered one of the finest Water Polo coaches in the state," said Raynor.

Leach remains as a chemistry instructor on the high school staff.

McDonald's recognizes MVHS player

Bay Area athletes made an impressive showing on McDonald's roster of All American Basketball nominees, scoring 39 nominations for this annual program among the 2,500 nationwide. Nominees include Niveen Rasheed from Monte Vista High, who will play on the girls team.

Each student was nominated by the McDonald's All American Basketball Team Girls and Boys Selection Committees, a group of prominent basketball experts including nationally renowned coaches and top high school sports journalists. The Girls Game will begin at 5:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, April 1, at the BankUnited Center in Miami, Fla., followed by the Boys Game at 8 p.m. EST, aired live on ESPN.

Proceeds from both games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida.