Boys water polo team rebounds after ‘tough’ season

After hard work in the off-season, boys water polo had a better start than last year.


In order to perform better than the previous year, the boys water polo team worked hard over the summer to achieve this goal.
According to varsity water polo player Will Stancewski, many players put in as much effort as possible to ensure a strong season. “We wanted to hit the preseason hard, so we had six hours for two weeks, and in the preseason,” Stanczewski said. “We worked a lot on ball handling fundamentals.”
According to head coach Joseph Hay, a lot of younger freshmen and sophomores worked hard during preseason. “A lot of the young guys that were coming up from the 8th grade into 9th grade showed up and got a big head start,” Hay said. “The guys got stronger, faster and better.”
Hay said that due to the strong off-season the group has “gotten better every week and every day.”
“It’s a really fun group of guys to coach. They’re super hard working,” Hay said.
Stanczewski said the team wants to prove themselves. “You want to make a statement that we can be up with these high level teams,” Stanczewski said. “We want to prove it to not just other people, but to ourselves and our teammates.”
According to Hay, they were able to improve on core skills.
“I think our shooting percentage in summer games was as low as maybe 20%” Hay said, “but we’ve upped that to a respectable level.”