Current high school athletes interested in trying out for the 18National or 16National groups need to do the following:
Athletes are required to pre-register and pay for the summer, complete the National Team Application and attend the tryout. Be sure to read, complete and email the tryout application as it says on the form. 17-20 athletes will be chosen for each group. 9th & 10th graders are typically 16s, 11th & 12th graders are 18′s.
Michigan sophomore and Stanford club alum Caroline Anderson was named CWPA Player of the Week. Congratulations, Caroline! Good luck with the rest of your season.
Please fill and return the tournament availability form for the spring season by Friday March 4.
Reminder: Please commit to the tournament dates you select. We enter teams in tournaments based on the availability form. We want to ensure roster sizes are appropriate for each athlete to receive playing time to help her develop her water polo skills. We experienced a large number of no-shows in the winter season. Thank you!
Fun Q&A with club alum Katherine Moore of the Michigan Wolverines!
Congratulations to all the high school players on a great season. Special shout out to club players from Los Gatos and Sacred Heart Prep for great performances Saturday to bring CCS championships to your schools! Leland and St Francis also deserve congratulations for making it to the most important game of the year, the CCS finals.
Have a great Thanksgiving and let’s get to work in winter polo!
The Stanford Girls Water Polo Club has a long history of hosting events and matches for the women’s national team and Olympic team. How long a history? Since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, the debut of women’s water polo in the Olympics, when we hosted Team USA and Russia for the “Sendoff to Sydney.” These two teams went on to win the silver and bronze medals at the Olympics.
The gold medal game in Sydney between the United States and Australia was played in front of the largest water polo crowd ever – 17,000 spectators – and the teams battled to the last second.
Kyle is dropping everything – teaching and coaching (except for the fall age group team!) – to write the story of women’s water polo’s long-overdue inclusion in the Olympics and Team USA’s journey to Sydney.
Stanford’s role as host of the Sendoff to Sydney will feature in the story!
Check out the book website and like the Facebook page. Please forward these links to your high school teammates and families. There will be a Kickstarter campaign launching on September 23 – the 15th anniversary of the gold medal game!
Stay tuned for more!
USA Water Polo has released the list of Academic All-Americans. This honor is awarded to students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades, who achieve a GPA of 3.6 or higher.
Sam Acker, Emma Allegrucci, Kate Atherton, Catherine Bick, Berkeley Cannestra, Kristen Denney, Alina Drebin, Claire Drebin, Audrey Flower, Kate Francis, Katie French, Alexa Grau, Maddie Higginson, Janis Iourovitski, Malaika Koshy, Jenna Kotcher, Jennifer MacAulay, Maddie Pendolino, Anna Rajaratnam, Medini Rastogi, Clara Romani, Samantha Stebbins, Carmen Steinmeier
Combined with the boys, Stanford’s 47 Academic All-Americans led the nation!
Congratulations and keep up your great work in the classroom!
Congrats, Zoe! Way to play a part in Team USA’s #AllGoldEverything summer!
Stanford club alumnae are excelling in the pool and in the classroom! Congratulations to our alums who earned ACWPC All-Academic recognition.
Keri Clifford, Santa Clara
Emily Fong, Chapman
Sallie Walecka, Pomona
Caroline Anderson, Michigan
Sami Strutner, Harvard
Cathy Cantoni, Santa Clara
Allison Larko, Michigan
Katherine Moore, Michigan
Pippa Temple, Princeton
Zoe Banks is representing the United States at the UANA Youth Pan American Championships this week. Zoe led the 16A team to 11th place at JO’s earlier this month. She is a sophomore at Gunn HS.
Team USA is undefeated and enters the quarterfinals as the tournament favorite on Tuesday. Keep up with the team’s games and results at usawaterpolo.com. Good luck, Zoe!