Tale of Two Seasons


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Colton Menconi prepares to pass at a home game.

There are two ways to look at the 2016 water polo season. One is that their win loss record is 0-15 and they didn’t do very well.  The other is that the school renewed its water polo team, and even though they didn’t win any games, they recruited a full boys varsity team and a co-ed jv team.

Senior varsity player Christian Tucker said, “We did pretty good. Sure we didn’t take a win, but we did improve a lot.”

Head water polo coach Lita Nelson is excited for next season.  “My plan for next year is to get more people on our team, and maybe even have a girls varsity team,” she said.

To prepare for next season, Nelson said, “My plan for the off season is to start a youth water polo program in the spring and summer.”

Although the season is halting to a stop, players and coaches have learned a lot form this year and are excited for next year.

“I have learned a lot of different approaches towards teaching basic fundamentals of water polo and important techniques,” said Nelson.