Rory Bevins began his career at a young age, garnering numerous medals in both Junior Olympic water polo and swimming. At fourteen, he was named MVP of the National Junior Olympics for water polo, and his resume includes two national club championships, and a one month summer internship playing water polo in Croatia. Rory and his two brothers Vincent and Hugh attended Servite, competing in varsity water polo and swimming. His sister Bernadette attended Rosary, and was an All County selection there before beginning her college career for UC Santa Barbara.
While at Servite, Rory was a four-year varsity starter. His teams reached at least the quarterfinals of CIF in each of those years, and Rory s team won a CIF championship in 2002. Rory was a three time all Serra league player, a three time all CIF honoree, an all Orange County selection in his senior year, and MVP of both his team and the Serra league as well.
Upon graduation, Rory continued his playing career at UC Santa Barbara.
At UCSB, Rory began his interest in teaching by first volunteering and then being hired as aquatics director of the Santa Barbara YMCA, where he helped start a youth splash ball program. After graduating from UCSB, with a degree in English, he began assistant coaching at Servite and Rosary. He took a one-year sabbatical to teach elementary school in Thailand, and upon his return, enrolled in a Masters Education program at USC to allow him to reach his goal of teaching.
Rory has been fortunate to play in many programs for many well-known coaches and his experience and relationships in the water polo community are well suited to his goal of advancing the opportunities of his players through the sport. Above all, Rory believes that the discipline and hard work required of aquatics allowed him, and hopefully will allow his own players, to be better prepared for the challenges of college and life.
Jason Varela is a 2012 graduate of Servite High School. During his years at Servite, he was on varsity all four years, a three year starter, and captain of the the team his senior year. He earned the teams most valuable player award his senior year. Jason played age group water polo at SOCAL Water Polo Club and competed in many national level tournaments. This is his second year coaching high school water polo. He also coaches at a local club, Brea Olinda Aquatics.
Jessica Hermosillo '14
Coach Jessica Hermosillo graduated from Marist College in New York in 2018.
Prior to attending Marist, Hermosillo was a four-year varsity starter for Rosary Academy. She was named to the CIF Third Team in 2014, while also being named the Defensive MVP of Rosary Academy her senior year. She was awarded First-Team Trinity League in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Additionally, she was named the Sophomore Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year and Rosary Academy's Athlete of the Year. In in the 2012-2013 season she was honored as the Rosary Academy water polo MVP.
While attending Marist, Jessica started for the Red Foxes her junior and senior year. She was the team captain her senior year and was named defensive player for the week twice in the regular season in 2018. In the MAAC Conference Championship Tournament Jessica was named to the All-Conference Championship Team.
Along with her accomplishments for water polo she was awarded Marist College's Strength and Conditioning Award in 2018.