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Prep Fall Sports Who to Watch List: Ethan Parrish Aims to Take Charge for DP Water Polo

By Barry Punzal (Noozhawk), 09/07/17, 12:45PM PDT

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The Parrish name is synonymous with outstanding water polo in this area. 

Chris Parrish was a standout high school player at San Marcos and a CIF-championship coach at Dos Pueblos.

His eldest son, Blake, is the all-time leading goal scorer at Dos Pueblos, an All-American player at Stanford, and part of the U.S. Men’s National Team player pool.

Now comes Ethan, the younger son. After taking his lumps as a freshman last season, he is being counted on to make things happen for the Chargers as a sophomore.

Ethan Parrish is one of the many athletes to watch this high school fall season.

Noozhawk Sports has put together a Who-to-Watch list of standout athletes in each fall sport.

Parrish is coming off a great summer of playing with the USA Water Polo Cadet (16-under) Team. He distinguished himself in a tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, leading Team USA to a rare win over the host country and the championship against Croatia.

Dos Pueblos boys water polo coach Connor Levoff is excited to see the young Parrish step up his game for the Chargers.

“I think Ethan is certainly one of the most talented athletes in town,” he said. “He is going have to play a much more diverse role this year now that Dylan Elliott and Taylor Gustason have graduated and moved on to college water polo.

“Ethan is an explosive attacker who draws a lot of defensive attention as a result of his shooting ability," he added. "This year, we are going to be counting on him to serve as a playmaker, ball distributor, and one-on-one defender. “

Senior Jason Teng and talented freshman Sammy Arshadi “are going to play big roles for us as utilities,” Levoff said.

Teng is a three-year starter and one of the team captains along with junior goalie Angus Goodner.