Newport Beach residents Tumua Anae and Anne Belden will represent the U.S. women's national team in upcoming water polo events including the FINA World League prelims and super final, as well as the Kirishi Cup.

Anae, a goalkeeper, starred at Corona del Mar High and helped USC win the NCAA championship in 2010.

Belden, an attacker who played at Newport Harbor High and UCLA, helped the Americans win the FINA World Cup in New Zealand last August.

Team USA, ranked No. 1 in the world, will face Canada in the FINA World League prelims on May 20-21 at Corona del Mar High.

— From staff reports

Smith tops honorees

Orange Coast College freshman McKay Smith was named Co-Most Valuable Player in the Pacific Coast Conference in men's volleyball.

Smith, a 6-foot-6 middle blocker, was one of three Pirates named to the first team.

Four players represented OCC on the second team and Travis Turner was named Coach of the Year.

Danny Baker, a freshman libero out of Corona del Mar High, and Richard De St. Jean, a sophomore middle blocker out of Newport Harbor High, joined Smith on the first team.

The trio helped the Pirates finish 16-3 and advance to the semifinals of the state tournament.

Chris Pratt, a 6-5 freshman middle blocker, Jeff Patton, a 6-7 sophomore outside hitter, James Anderson, a 6-1 sophomore setter, and Troy Tomasello, a 6-6 sophomore outside hitter, were second-team picks.

— From staff reports

Two Lions recognized

Vanguard University junior Gabriel Garcia is the lone Lion named to the All-Golden State Athletic Conference baseball team.

Vanguard senior center fielder Tyson Leighton was named to the conference's Gold Glove Team for defensive prowess.

Garcia, a 5-goot-8 transfer from Cypress College, went 7-5 on the mound with a 2.00 earned-run average in 851/3 innings. He started 13 games, appeared in 15 and held opponents to a .230 batting average. He struck out 78 and walked 22, while allowing 73 hits.

Leighton posted a .969 fielding percentage with five assists and four errors. He was the lone Lion to start all 48 games and led the team with 10 home runs and 27 runs batted in. Leighton batted .295 for Vanguard, which finished 22-26, 16-20 in conference.

— From staff reports

Squillace lauded