In a poll that saw more than 50,000 votes casted, Diamond Bar’s Diego Hammond accumulated 22,668 votes to earn the SoCal Prep Legends FAN VOTE Water Polo Player of the Year award for 2016.

Hammond scored  136 goals and notched 80 assists for the Brahmas this season, which helped lead Diamond Bar to the program’s first CIF Southern Section playoff berth. After finishing fourth in the tough Palomares League, Hammond’s team received a wild-card spot in Division 6 which they turned into a spirited run to the semifinals.

The playoff run included wins over Estancia, a shocking victory over third-seeded Garden Grove, then Arcadia.

Hammond’s outstanding effort also earned him San Gabriel Valley Tribune Player of the Year honors.

Final Tally: (Total Votes: 52,875)

NAME, SCHOOL VOTES %
Diego Hammond, Diamond Bar 22,668 42.87%
Eric Borunda, La Serna
17,311 32.74%
Ash Molthen, Orange Lutheran
5,609 10.61%
Eliott Bergerson, St. John Bosco
2,710 5.13%
Quinn Stoneman, Palos Verdes
2,307 4.36%
Bruno Snow, Claremont
1,322 2.5%
Casey Lynton, Murrieta Valley
647 1.22%
Evan Rosenfeld, Harvard-Westlake
173 0.33%
Jared Gornay, Redlands East Valley
69 0.13%
 Reed Fundter, La Canada
59 0.11%