York Community High School

2016 Water Polo

Boys' Water Polo

2016 IHSA Sectional Champions

Water Polo

Water polo is a fast-paced, physical, and exciting team sport that is quickly gaining popularity in Illinois. It can be described as a mix of basketball, hockey, and soccer - but it takes place in the water. At one time, each team enters six "field" players and one goalie. The point of the game is to score goals on the opponent (and not let the other team score on you). 


At York, we have made great strides over the past few seasons. In 2016, we were won our IHSA Sectional Tournament and advanced to the State Tournament for the first time since 2008. In 2017, we fell in the IHSA Sectional title game, but had our best record in school history - 24-7-1. We took second place in conference in 2016 and 2017 after placing 3rd in 2013, 2014, and 2015. With lots of experience and young talent returning this year, we expect even more success in 2018.


There is no experience necessary when trying out for water polo. We teach new players the game when they come out for water polo freshmen year, and our goal is to have each player ready to compete at the varsity level by the time they begin their junior season.

Water Polo Sectional Title Game Fan Section

Water Polo Sectional Title Game Fan Section

Schaumburg Tournament Champs!

Schaumburg Tournament Champs!


Dukes Water Polo


Coaching Staff

Brian Drumm, Head Coach

Colin Albue, Assistant Coach


The Next Level

Former Dukes who are currently playing water polo in college:


Alex Marlott - Occidental College

Jordan Jopes - Iowa State University 

Colin Belfiore - Loyola Chicago

Alex Waldherr - Miami of Ohio

Nick Salek - DePaul University

Ben Howlett - DePaul University

Billy Delaney - University of Dayton

Luke Nowak - University of Dayton

Matt Bindeman - Texas A&M

Tyler McKenna - The Ohio State University 

John Blum - Xavier University


Pics of Dukes Playing College Polo

2012 Olympic Water Polo Highlights