Chandler Luebbers '17 Signs with Occidental College
VWS Varsity Water Polo is already off to a great start, compiling an 11-4 record heading into Valle Vista League play this week. On Monday, January 16th, the Gauls had more reason to celebrate, as senior leader Chandler Luebbers ’17 officially signed to play water polo at Occidental College in Eagle Rock. Luebbers was accepted to Occidental early decision and says she will either pursue a degree in marine biology or history with a minor in political science.
Luebbers first sparked the attention of the Tigers’ water polo coaching staff in her junior year. She says she went to meet with the head softball coach, but also spoke with the water polo coach as well. “I really liked everything that he believed in and his philosophies for the game”, says Luebbers, “he asked me what I like more, water polo or softball.” Luebbers said it was then she knew where she wanted to be in college.
In a signing ceremony in Jackson Library Moday, Luebbers thanked her brother for getting her interested in water polo. “I fell in love with the sport by watching it, and watching him play…when I finally got to play it was thanks to him and my parents.”
“She’s come a long way from her freshman year when she started playing,” said Luebbers’ father Sean. He thanked Webb for allowing Chandler to be on a team “that’s really brought out the best of her, and the best of the sport.” Luebbers’ great grandmother also spoke, saying she has been “proud of her since day one.”
Luebbers then signed with Occidental surrounded by teammates, family, school faculty and staff, and Vivian Webb water polo coach Tom Jurczak.
While the tickets to see the upcoming production of Les Misérables sold out in a matter of minutes, The Webb Schools is pleased to announce a livestream of the Friday May 18th performance will be available on the school's website and Facebook page. The performance will begin at 7:00pm PDT.
Webb swimmers finished their 2018 season in championship style last week. The rundown: two days, two proud coaches (Ken Rosenfeld & Tom Jurczak), seven broken/re-broken school records, and one Vivian Webb CIF champion (the first individual swimming CIF champion in VWS history)!
When some colleges are reporting less than a 5% admit rate (Harvard & Stanford) and many others remain in the single digits, it’s good to know that no matter how tough things get Webb students are well prepared for the challenge. Once again, our students beat the odds. The members of this year’s graduating class are to be congratulated for admission into some of the most sought-after colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. We saw 100% of the Class of 2018 admitted to a selective four-year college or university—90% will be attending a college ranked in the top 10% in the nation.