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Comets' will debut Sept. 2 at home vs. Miramar

SAN MARCOS (8-24-2015) - Palomar will waste zero time opening defense of its Pacific Coast Athletic Association championship as the Comets begin the 2015 season.

Coach Chad Aronen's will play its season opener on Wednesday, Sept. 2, against San Diego Miramar at Wallace Memorial Pool, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

It also will be the Comets' conference opener.

Palomar went 18-9 during the 2015 season in capturing the PCAC crown.

2014 Season ...

Palomar's Dean makes All-State, All-American

SACRAMENTO (11-17-2014) -- Palomar water polo player Evan Dean (left), who previously was selected as Co-Player of the Year in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, has been named to the Community College All-American and All-State teams.

Teammate Rich Farley was selected All-State second team and first-team All-Southern California.

Chad Aronen, who guided the Comets to the PCAC championship and a final 18-9 overall record, missed being selected as state Co-Coach of the Year by one vote.

PCAC champion Comets eliminated in regionals

GLENDORA (11-14-2014) -- Los Angeles Valley eliminated Palomar from the Southern California community college men's water polo regionals on Friday night, defeating the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champions 18-12.

Kody Moffatt (left, three goals), Cameron Rath (right, two goals) and Colin Colas (two goals) had multiple goals for the Comets, who finished their season 18-9.

Ryan Rodriguez, Nicholas Hendricks, Jonathon Baker, Ryan Methurst and Evan Dean had one goal each.

Rath had two assists. Cory Meyers, Hendricks, Moffat, Nicholas Mendenhall, Baker, Arnie Schmidt and Brant Bosworth added one apiece.

Hendricks and Colas each contributed three steals. Moffatt and Ryan Lozano each had two steals. Rich Farley, Rath, Baker, Schmidt and Neal Gorman contributed one each.

Adam Kelsey had seven saves in goal. Lozano had five.

TOP PHOTO: Palomar's Evan Dean (white hat), a sophomore out of Vista High School, was voted Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year by conference coaches.  Here he's shown knocking the ball out of San Diego Mesa's Alex Raineri's hands and stealing it in the first game of the PCAC Tournament. DIRECTLY ABOVE: Palomar's Chad Aronen (center, black shirt), pictured talking to his team during the same game, was honored as PCAC Coach of the Year. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Dean Co-Player of Year; Aronen Coach of Year

SAN DIEGO (11-11-2014) -- Evan Dean of Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champion Palomar has been voted as the conference's Co-Player of the Year along with Southwestern's Nick Howard by PCAC coaches. Palomar's Chad Aronen was selected as Coach of the Year.

Five Comets were selected to the first team, with Dean being joined by Kody Moffatt, Rich Farley, Ryan Lozano and Cameron Rath. Palomar's second-team selections were Jonathon Baker and Ryan Rodriguez. Arnie Schmidt and Adam Kelsey received honorable mention.

Goalie Ryan Lozano records a save as eventual champion Palomar defeats San Diego Mesa 10-9 on the first day of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference tournament. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

PC wins title, to play L.A. Valley in regionals

SAN DIEGO (11-08-2014) -- Evan Dean scored five goals and Rich Farley had three goals on Saturday as Palomar turned back Grossmont 10-8 at San Diego Miramar's Ned Baumer Aquatic Center to win the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship.

The victory in the PCAC Tournament championship game moves coach Chad Aronen's Comets to 18-8 on the season and runs their winning streak to eight games. Palomar is seeded sixth in the Southern California Regionals and will play its first game on Friday at 5:45 p.m. against the third seed, Los Angeles Valley at Citrus College.

Kody Moffat and Arnie Schmidt each added a goal for the Comets in the championship-game win over Grossmont. Cameron Rath contributed three assists and four steals, while Moffatt had three assists and three steals. Farley and Ryan Lozano also had three steals apiece, with Lozano making 14 saves in the net.

Palomar had opened the tournament on Friday with a 10-9 win over San Diego Mesa. Rath led with three goals and four steals, while Ryan Rodriguez, Farley and Dean had two goals each. Moffatt and Baker each passed off for three assists. Farley and Rodriguez had three assists each. Lozano had six goalie saves.


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