Berkeley Sakura Cannestra

Leland High School

Hello! My name is Berkeley Sakura Cannestra, and I am currently finishing my third year at Leland High School (6677 Camden Avenue, San Jose CA, 95120). I play center-defense and post up on the Leland Varsity Girls Water Polo team. I now play on the Stanford Women's Water Polo Club 18u Nationals team; prior to this year, I played with San Jose Almaden Water Polo for five years, and was on the Pacific Zone ODP (Olympic Development Program) Team as an alternate in 2015.

Our high school team was in the semifinals of our section (Central Coast Section) championships in 2013 and 2014, and finaled in 2012. We won the league (Blossom Valley Aquatics League) championships tournament in 2012, 2013, and 2014. I also played with San Jose in the U.S.A. Water Polo Junior Olympics in 2012 (14u), 2013 (16u), and 2014 (16u).

My average GPA as of the end of junior year is 3.72 unweighted, 4.03 weighted. As of the summer of 2015, I work as a lifeguard at the Almaden Cabana Club. I founded and was president of the Origami Club at Leland High School.


3 years high school (2 years varsity), 6 years club


Stanford Women's Waterpolo Club 18u Nationals: Mark Hernandez (email:

San Jose Almaden 16u/18u: Eric Rise (

Leland High School Varsity: Eric Rise (


2015 Olympic Development Pacific Team alternate

2014 All League Junior of the Year

2014 All Conference Second Team

2014 Academic All-America

2013, 2014 All League First Team

  • Education
    • 2012-2016 Av. GPA Unweighted