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High School Mike Cardey
Primary Position Driver
Secondary Positions CF
Water Polo
Career 66 47 85 135 66 11
Season 31 31 41 80 28 2
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Water Polo Honors

Senior Yr.: Sam was named to the Press Enterprise second team All Area Team; Sam made second team all league for the second time. Sam earned Poly Scholar athlete for 4th year in a row. Sam was named Senior Co-Captain Team made it to CIF(D2) - Qtr finals; Junior Yr: Sam named Second Team All League and Scholar Athlete for 3rd consecutive year; CIF Qtr finals. As a Freshman, Sam earned his Varsity letter for Water Polo and Swim Team; He has earned the Poly Scholar Athlete award every year for both Water Polo and Swim a total of 4x; 2016/17 High School Water Polo League Champs and CIF Semi-Finalist (Div. 4.); 2016/17 High School Swim Team League Champs. 2017/2018: 4x Poly Scholar Varsity Athlete (Water Polo (2x); Swim Team and Mock Trial, Team made it to Qtr finals for CIF; 2 -time Undefeated league Champs. Riverside Water Polo (RWP) 2013 - Received Coaches Award (Top all around player/sportsmanship); Dec. 2015 - Sam was selected and attended the 8th Grade ODP Holiday Camp at Colorado Springs US Olympic Training Center; (RWP) 2014 and 2016 - Selected Most Improved

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Sam's primary position is Driver/Defense; 2018 Stats: 48 steals/18 assists/40pts/9 ED; 2017 Varsity Stats: ED:6; 5-Meters Drawn: 3 High School Freshman Fall (2016.) As a Freshman, Sam was a starter on the JV team and played in (4) Varsity games, scoring three goals. He made the 2016 Varsity CIF roster - Poly made semi-finals for D3, losing to Oaks Christian. As a Freshman, Sam made the Varsity Swim team - primary stroke (Backstroke) see more info below; Sam has been playing water polo since age 10; Summer 2017 - Shaver Lake Open Water Champions. Above Stats only refer to High School Varsity Games starting in his Freshman year 2017/2018 Season . I can provide club stats starting from 10u upon request. Up to date 2019 stats are available on MaxPreps.


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Riverside Polytechnic High School
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Ms. Adams
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CIF SS Division 1/2
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Broadcast Journalism
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European History
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Samuel has been identified as a GATE student since the first grade. He has all Honors/GATE/ADV Classes, including high school math in the 8th grade. Sam was selected by Teachers and School Admins. to attend the 7th Grade Leadership camp. Sam promoted from Gage Middle School with a 3.98 GPA, ranked 15 overall in his class of 512;. As a Freshman, Sam was enrolled in all Honors classes. Sam made Poly High Mock Trial Team as a Freshman - 2017 Riverside County Champions and 7th place in State of CA. Mock Trial Team finished 2nd place in Riverside County; 10th Grade Fall Semester GPA was 4.33; 10th Grade Spring semester was 4.5 GPA (straight A's); 10th gpa-4.5. Sam achieved a passing score of 3 or better on 5 AP Exams including a perfect score of 5 on AP US History exam. Sam was nominated to participate in the Honor Escort program - limited to top 11th graders based on high academic achievement, citizenship and attendance. 10th-12th class rank is 13/584.
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Personal Highlights

Sam made Varsity Water Polo and Swim Teams as a Freshman. Primary events are 100 back and 200 IM. Current times as Soph. are:100 back-100.09/28.66 split (Cif Consid time); 50 Free - 24.55; 200 IM-210.02 (CIF. consid. time); Sam is also very active with community service organizations (Youth Court - Riverside Police Dept.) and Bear Pals (Interacting with special needs students); 2019 earned Red Cross Lifeguard certification.

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Every year around Thanksgiving I (along with my teammates) make sack lunches for the homeless. This is one way my water polo club (RWP) gives back to our community. Also, every year I (w/ my brother and parents) deliver Christmas presents to low income families. This is part of the Elves Program of the Riverside County Bar Association.

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