NEWS FROM THE DECK
Congratulations to our 7 graduating Seniors!
We wish them the best of luck in their next chapter - in both education and water polo!
A USA Water Polo Academic All-American is a student-athlete who has earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher for the 2022-2023 academic school year, completed 9th-10th-11th-or 12th grade in the spring of 2023, and is a current GOLD member athlete through USA Water Polo.
14 April - Applications Open
04 August - Application Deadline
29 September - Transcripts Due
20 October - Announcement of AAA Recipients
USA WATER POLO
ODP NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
CONGRATULATIONS to our club athletes who competed at the ODP National Tournament this past month representing their North East Zone National Team!
If you're interested in participating in USA Water Polo's Olympic Development Program, ask your coach about clinics and camps available though the North East Zone starting in the fall of 2023.
Welcome New Head Coach - Adam Foley
New Head Coach Adam Foley starts this week!
Coach Adam has joined us from California where he has been coaching at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. He has over 12 yeras of collegiate and international experience coahcing and organizing water polo, including Bucknell University, Johns Hopkins University, and George Washington University. He has a passion for providing positional instruction, athlete development, and mentoring coaches.
Thanks Coach Cole
Coach Cole led the 16U Boys this past weekend in his last coaching appearance for the team!
Thank you for all you have given the team these past three years, both on the pool deck and beyond as we navigated COVID, pool closures, changes in leadership, and the most challenging of all obstacles -- teenagers. You've been a constant inspiration to the athletes and a true professional. We wish you luck in your next chapter!
SOUTH FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT 17-19 FEB 2023
NAVY AC sent three teams to Coral Springs, FL for the 20th Annual South Florida International Tournament
18U Girls Team finished in 2nd Place!
18U Boys Team and 16U Boys Team finished strong with many fantastic games!
Congratulations to all of our athletes on a successful travel weekend.
ODP Super Regional Tournament
Congratulations to our TEN athletes who were selected to represent the North East Zone at USA Water Polo's ODP Super Regional Tournament held in Dallas, TX on January 13-15.
We had athletes represented in all three age divisions (Development - Cadet - Youth) for both boys and girls!
Greece Summer Training Trip
Navy AC is planning to travel to Greece this summer for a 2 week training trip! We are in the planning stages right now so stay tuned for more information.
Tentative Dates: 11-24 June
Tentative Locations: Athens - Crete - Santorini - Milos - Athens
NAVY AC Board Meetings
Dates for our monthly board meetings are published in August at the beginning of our season.
At our four General Membership Meetings, general members can make motions and vote.
At our six Board Meetings, general members are welcome to attend and ask questions, but are not allowed to make motions or vote.
Junior Olympics 2023 Planning
Mark your calendars and check Team Snap for these important JO planning dates!
It takes a few months to get organized for our biggest tournament of the year. We plan to take as many as SIX teams to this national event and we'll need athletes as well as parents to commit within the next few weeks.
Navy AC Seniors are committing to colleges this fall! As our seniors finalize their decisions for next year, we will be sharing their choices here - whether it's playing Division 1 Water Polo - Division II - Division III - College Club Polo - or choosing a new path - we are here to celebrate this next new chapter unfolding!
USAWP Academic All-Americans!
Congratulations to our TEN high school athletes recognized by USA Water Polo for their hard work both in the classroom and in the pool. Student-athletes needed to earn a 3.50 GPA on a scale of 4.0 to qualify. Outstanding Academic All-Americans needed to earn a 4.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0 to qualify.
Fantastic job everyone!
Outstanding Academic All-Americans:
Skye Andros - Connor Cashman - Hugh Coyle - Drew Garvey - William Malone - Chase Riesenfeld - Alok Sinha
Kaitlin Elias - Preston Shapiro - Christian Stecco
Battle of the Beltways Tournament!
Looking forward to hosting our largest tournament since before COVID.
We will be using both Scott and Lejeune Pools and have an army of parent volunteers ready to score and time this weekend. If you're new to the club, make sure you shadow at one of the tables to learn the ropes.
Good Luck to all of our athletes this weekend!
USA Water Polo Junior Olympics - San Jose, CA
Congratulations to our athletes who competed at the national level this past summer!
Our 16U Girls Team (combined with CT Premier) finished 1st overall in Gold Division
Our 18U Boys Team finished 7th overall in Gold Division
Check out all the action from San Jose in our Photos section!
Congratulations to our three graduating Seniors!
Good luck in your next Chapter!
Mt Saint Mary's University
PLAYERS and PARENTS - WE NEED YOU!
Navy AC Water Polo is hosting 7 water polo clinics for local summer swim teams and we need our players to help out with demonstrations and drills. We need a handful of players at each clinic.
(Players can receive community service hours)
This is a great way for our team to introduce water polo to the local community and recruit young athletes who might be interested in trying out for our team.
Check the SIGN UP GENIUS link in the weekly team newsletter for more information. All players are welcome to volunteer at any of the clinics - even if the slots are filled.
End of Season Picnic Celebration!
July 11th @ 5-8pm
Hunters Harbor - 271 Mallard Drive, Pasadena, MD 21122
'Truck of Deliciousness' (Burgers - Artisan Grilled Cheese - Fries) ** Athletes eat free **
Thanks Brandi McKeating and the hospitality committee for making this celebration special for our athletes and seniors!
Thanks Coach Ken - Coach Jill - Coach Lily - Coach Cole - Coach Wagner on an amazing season!
New EXECUTIVE BOARD Announced
President (Interim): Kevin Nollette
Vice Presicent: Lauren Crum
Treasurer: Lisa Elias
Secretary: Pam Currie
Member at Large 1: John Gorman
Member at Large 2: Christine Clark
May Day Invite Tournament Information
Navy AC will host a home tournament in Scott Pool 30 April - 1 May!
Our Team Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator will be sending out volunteer sign up sheets for games this weekend. If you are a new family to water polo, please sign up to shadow and learn the ropes. Home tournament are an "all hands on deck" evolution, we need everyone contributing to make sure games run smoothly and efficiently. Thanks for the support everyone!!
All games are tentative and subject to change.
Spring Tournament Schedule
Navy AC will compete in USA Water Polo Tournaments as well as American Water Polo (AWP) Tournaments this spring. Amerian Water Polo hosts a number of local tournaments in the greater Pennsylvania area and we're excited to be within driving distance to great competition. Be on the look out for instructions from our Team Secretary about AWP membership fees for our athletes.
All tournament dates are tentative and subject to change.
18-20 FEB 2022
Southern Florida International Water Polo Tournament
Navy AC sent three age group teams plus a combined NavyAC/Capitol girls team to compete against teams from across the nation as well as other countries. Our players stepped up to the challenge - played early morning games as well as games late into the night - and came away with an amazing team experience.
7 JAN 2022
GOOD LUCK to our Navy AC athletes competing this weekend in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Eastern Regional Championship Selection Tournament in Greensboro, NC!
Athletes from this tournament will be selected to represent the North East Zone (NEZ) in an ODP National Championship tournament held in California in March 2022.
Navy AC Athletes selected to compete in Greensboro, NC:
Connor Cashman, Caden Cashman, Jack Clark, George Coyle, Hugh Coyle, Harlan Erskine, Nick Lutzky, Matthew Won
Skye Andros, Piper Andros, Anna Crum, Kaitlin Elias, Megan Elias, Lily Fulton
Junior Olympics - Dallas, Texas
Congratulations to our three Junior Olympic Teams for an outstanding job in Dallas!
Navy 18U Boys placed 5th overall in the Platinum Division at the Junior Olympics National Championship held in Dallas, Texas on 29 July - 1 August 2021
Navy 18U Girls placed 3th overall in the Platinum Division at the Junior Olympics National Championship held in Dallas, Texas on 29 July - 1 August 2021
Navy 16U Boys placed 3th overall in the Platinum Division at the Junior Olympics National Championship held in Dallas, Texas on 29 July - 1 August 2021