Boys Water Polo

Team Resources




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


WATER POLO (Boys) - Spring Cut Sport         Levels offered: V and Frosh-Soph

Head Coach: Brian Drumm, (

Tryouts:  2/26/18                               

Time of Tryouts:   5:45-7:00 AM   3:30- 6:00 PM        

Location of Tryouts:  York Pool

Participation Fee:   $150                             

Other Costs:   Required $40 team suits and additional optional team apparel available

Special Instructions:  Bring swim suit and goggles

Register at

Please make sure you have a current physical on file in the Athletic Office

ACT Dates: 4/14 and 6/9


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.


Congratulations to York freshman Andrew Hausoul, who was recently selected to the USA Water Polo Midwest Zone ODP team.

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.  Only the top 14 athletes were chosen for this zone team.   

In order to be selected to the zone team, athletes were evaluated by both local and national staff members at selection camps.  Each zone team will compete in the ODP national championship tournament. The tournament will be comprised of approximately 16 teams from 13 ODP zones.  The Midwest Zone is only sending one team.

The tournament is conducted by the USAWP national staff and the USAWP High Performance Director. While the ODP national championship will be centered on competition, another major component will also focus on athlete development and experience.

The 2018 ODP National Championship will be held in Northern California. February 23-25.  At the National Championship, USAWP will select athletes to move on to the National Team Selection Camp by USAWP coaches, staff and support members. National Team Staff will select the top 48 athletes.