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Boys Water Polo Season starts August 24

Practice for the Enumclaw High School high school boys water polo team, and girls swim & dive team starts on Monday, August 24.

Sports registration will start on Monday, August 17 at the EHS Commons; Hornets Days will take place on August 20 and 21. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 1.

Follow this site and the Enumclaw Water Polo Twitter feed @EnumclawPolo for more information about Enumclaw High School water polo, schedules, and results.

New EHS Swim Coach Announcement

The Enumclaw High School Athletic Department has announced that Becky Pratt has been hired as our new Head Girls Swimming Coach for the 2015 season.

Born and raised in Enumclaw, Coach Pratt developed a love for swimming, health and community service. She swam with the Dolphin Swim Club, which led to representing EHS as a varsity swimmer, where she competed at the State level for four years.

During the 1988 swim season she had the opportunity to be a part of an amazing team and experienced the exhilaration of winning the State Championship.

Pratt was the first woman Firefighter/EMT/Swiftwater Tech for the Enumclaw Fire Department, where she served until stepping aside to expand her family. She has continued her passion for promoting health through a Nursing career. 

Pratt has devoted countless hours coaching the Rainier Foothills Swim Team and most recently was an assistant swim coach in the EHS Girls Swimming Program. Coach Pratt is excited to take over the Hornet swim program and continue to build on the recent success that the Hornets have experienced.

Coach Pratt replaces Coach Laini Goodlett who chose to step aside to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a nurse.

Summer Water Polo at Enumclaw Pool

The Enumclaw Aquatic Center and Enumclaw High School will be offering Open Pool water polo workouts this summer, from 8:00-9:30 p.m. on nine evenings, starting June 16.

The workouts are open to middle and high school age girls and boys and are intended to introduce new players to the sport, and for experienced players to learn and practice their water polo skills. Athletes from all schools are welcome; workouts cost $3.

Boys high school water polo season, and girls high school swim & dive season start on Monday, August 24. Girls high school water polo season is a Spring sport, and starts February 29, 2016.

Washington All-State Tournament Teams

photo courtesy Mike Kelly
The Washington Girls High School Water Polo State Championships concluded on Saturday, May 23, with the Gig Harbor Tides claiming their second consecutive State Championship with a 10-3 win over Newport.

Final State Standings:
1. Gig Harbor
2. Newport
3. Curtis
4. Enumclaw
5. Mercer Island
6. Wilson
7. Bellevue
8. Auburn Riverside

In addition to the team awards, several athletes earned individual recognition.

2015 First All State Tournament Team
Alana Ponce - Gig Harbor
Emma Campbell - Gig Harbor
Sarah Anderson - Gig harbor
Katelyn Jenkins - Newport
Annalise Nahlin - Newport
Hannah Redden - Curtis
Hayley Sonneson - Enumclaw

2015 Second All State Tournament Team
Olivia Lott - Gig Harbor
Lindsey Moon - Gig Harbor
Izzy Stroobandt - Newport
Megan Murphy - Newport
Courtney McDougall - Curtis
Willow Lopez-Silvers- Curtis
Bailey Sexton - Enumclaw

2015 All State Tournament Honorable Mention
Sierra Coalson - Gig Harbor
Emma Campbell - Newport
Mac Higgins - Curtis
Anna Davenport - Enumclaw
Mallory Phillips - Mercer Island
Alicia Nordal - Mercer Island
Heather Robinson - Mercer Island
Karli Stevenson - Wilson
Rebekah Johnson - Wilson
Maggie Ugelstad - Bellevue
Paige Mosko - Auburn Riverside

2015 Most Valuable Player
Emma Campbell - Gig Harbor

2015 Most Valuable Defensive Player
Alana Ponce - Gig Harbor

2015 State Tournament Goalie
Katelyn Jenkins - Newport

2015 Coach of the Year
Farrah Kunkel - Newport

Hornets Finish Fourth in State

photo courtesy Dana Davenport
The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team wrapped up the 2015 water polo season with a fourth place finish at the Washington Girls High School Water Polo State Championship on Saturday, May 23, at Curtis High School, in University Place, WA.

The Lady Hornets advanced to post-season play by finishing in the top four of the East Division in regular season play. Enumclaw finished the regular season with a 9-1 division record, and a 16-7 overall record; the Hornets clinched the Division Title with a 15-8 win in the tie-breaker game with Auburn Riverside on Tuesday, May 12.

Enumclaw finished second at the Region I Tournament on May 16 at Rogers High School in Puyallup. The Hornets beat Peninsula 15-5 on Friday, May 15, and Wilson 11-8 on Saturday, May 16, before losing in the Regional Championship 18-5 to the Gig Harbor Tides, the defending State Champion and eventual 2015 State Champion.

At State, Enumclaw opened on Thursday, May 21 against Bellevue, and advanced from the opening round with a 7-5 win over the fierce Wolverines. In the semi-final, Newport beat the Hornets 16-1, advancing the Knights to the Championship Game, and dropping the Hornets into the consolation round.

On the final day of the State tournament, Enumclaw rallied from five points behind with less than four minutes left in the game, to beat Mercer Island in overtime, 12-11, and advance to the 3rd place/4th place game against Curtis later that day. In the Hornets’ final game, the exhausted Hornets were overcome by a powerful Curtis team, and lost 18-0.

In addition to the fourth place trophy, the Hornets returned home with some individual honors – senior captain Hayley Sonneson was named to the First Team All-Tournament Team, senior captain Bailey Sexton was named to the Second Team All-Tournament Team, and junior Anna Davenport earned All-Tournament Honorable Mention.