Boys Water Polo

Team Resources

THE NEXT LEVEL

Duke alums who are currently playing water polo in college:

NCAA:

Carson Hicks '20 - Salem University (DII)

Andrew Hausoul '21 - California Baptist University (DI)

Club:

Gary Derwin '18 - Illinois State University

Will Salek '18 - Illinois State University

Brennan Sanders '18 - University of Nebraska

Isaac Marlott '19 - Colby College

Nick Ward '19 - University of Alabama

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 both 2021 and 2016, we won our IHSA Sectional Tournament and advanced to the State Tournament. We have advanced to the IHSA Sectional Championship every year since 2016. With lots of experience returning this year, we expect even more success in 2022.

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.

For information, please email our head coach, Brian Drumm, at bdrumm@elmhurst205.org

SIX DUKES MAKE OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT EASTERN REGIONAL TEAM

Congratulations to Jack Schroeder '22, Nick Kamenica '23, Aiden Reedy '24, Tommy Schroeder '24, Henry Nelson '25, and Aaron Rivera '25, who were all recently selected to the USA Water Polo Midwest Zone Eastern Regional ODP teams for their age groups. 

The Olympic Development Program serves as the forum to identify and develop athletes to represent USA Water Polo throughout domestic and international competition.  The Midwest Zone is comprised of Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, and Kentucky.  

All six athletes will play in a national tournament in Greensboro, NC, this January. From that tournament, athletes will be selected to play in the ODP National Championships in California in early March. Best of luck!

ILLINOIS WATER POLO ALL-STATE ATHLETES

2021

Andrew Hausoul - 1st Team; Jacob Dunlap - 2nd Team; Colin McNamara - 2nd Team; Jack Schroeder - 4th Team

2019

Isaac Marlott - 1st Team; Carson Hicks - 3rd Team

2018

Isaac Marlott - 2nd Team; Gary Derwin - 4th Team

2017

Alex Marlott - 3rd Team                              

2016 

 Tim Evely - 2nd Team; Jordan Jopes - 4th Team

2010

Marc Krolikiewicz - 3rd Team

2008

John Onstwedder - 3rd Team; Kent Van Horn - 4th Team