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November 15, 2011 > 'Thank You' coaches; goodbye Class of 2012 Husky water polo players

'Thank You' coaches; goodbye Class of 2012 Husky water polo players

Submitted By grateful parents

Washington High School Water Polo ended their season in the Second Round of the NCS Division 1 Finals at Miramonte High School in Moraga. Although the season is over for Washington Water Polo, the Spirit of the team carries on. The Boys and Girls team will say goodbye to 21 seniors this year in a traditional "Water Polo Cap" ceremony at an awards banquet. Although the Seniors will be missed, they leave behind many great players who have already signed up for Winter and Summer recreational leagues to prepare for next year.

Washington Water Polo started out the 2011 season with three new coaches: Matt Van Derwerken, James Lovlien and Desiree Fasolis. Kari Walsh, an ASU Water Polo Player and graduate as well as a WHS Graduate, also agreed to come back and bring her years of experience and talent to the pool. The parents and players appreciate all their hard work and dedication to the team.

Our coaches became involved in a very traditional program with strong player and parent personalities. All four coaches handled the season with grace and enthusiasm, always making sure that Huskie traditions were carried on. This group of young men and women set a wonderful example of sportsmanship, teamwork and dedication. The Boy's coaches Van Derwerken and Lovlien brought the team a 21-5 record with an MVAL League Champion title. The Girl's coaches Fasolis and Walsh finish the season with a 20-6 record and third place in the MVAL. We would not have had such a great season without them.

We wish our Water Polo Team, Class of 2012 the best as they complete their Senior Year.

Senior Boys:
Ryan Aspacio, Blake Barrientos, Joshua Christy, Armand King, Brady Knight, Parker Knight, Brock Liebhardt, Noah McFerran, Elias Mendez, Grant Perry, Daniel Tsay, Mitchell Youhanna.

Senior Girls:
Cali Bacheldor, Katelyn Clark, Brooke Eicher, Veronica Johnson, Lauren Little, Kelsi Ocon, Megan Ottoboni, Samantha Steadman, Erin Swardenski.

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