Boys Water Polo
Brian Drumm - Head Coach
Colin Albue - Assistant Varsity Coach
Drake Kinney - Assistant Varsity Coach
Mike Fratto - Goalie Coach, Assistant Varsity Coach
THE NEXT LEVEL
Duke alums who are currently playing water polo in college:
Alex Marlott '17 - Occidental College (DIII)
Carson Hicks '20 - Salem University (DII)
Jordan Jopes '16 - Iowa State University
Luke Nowak '16 - University of Dayton
Tyler McKenna '16 - DePaul University
John Blum '16 - Xavier University
Flanagan Waldherr '17 - Amherst College
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
Michael McKenna '20 - University of Dayton
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. Since then, we have advanced to the IHSA Sectional Championship every year. With lots of experience returning this year, we expect even more success in 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOUR DUKES MAKE OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT EASTERN REGIONAL TEAM
Congratulations to Andrew Hausoul '21, Colin McNamara '21, Matthew Skwiot '22, and Jack Schroeder '22, who were 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 four athletes will play in a national tournament in Greensboro, NC, on January 10-12th. From that tournament, athletes will be selected to play in the ODP National Championships in California in late February. Best of luck!
ILLINOIS WATER POLO ALL-STATE ATHLETES
Isaac Marlott - 1st Team; Carson Hicks - 3rd Team
Isaac Marlott - 2nd Team; Gary Derwin - 4th Team
Alex Marlott - 3rd Team
Tim Evely - 2nd Team; Jordan Jopes - 4th Team
Marc Krolikiewicz - 3rd Team
John Onstwedder - 3rd Team; Kent Van Horn - 4th Team