Welcome to our web site

Welcome to our web site
Welcome to our web site for the Enumclaw High School Water Polo Teams. We invite you to follow our blog to stay up to date regarding team events, game results, and information for Enumclaw water polo fans. Follow the Enumclaw High School Water Polo Teams on Twitter @EnumclawPolo.

Northwest Water Polo Club Hosts Winter Warrior Clinic During Winter Break

The Northwest Water Polo Club (NWPC) will host their Winter Warrior College Clinic on Dec. 27, 28, 29, and 30.  The Winter Warrior Clinic will feature current and former NCAA athletes from USC, LMU, Redlands, Whittier, and Occidental.  Participants will have the chance to learn basic and advanced water polo skills with position specific coaches attending for centers, center defenders, drivers and goalies.  Dec 27 and 28 NWPC will host a Q&A session where parents and athletes can ask questions about recruiting, academic/sports balance, preparation for college, etc. Winter Warrior is a great opportunity for young water polo players to learn new skills from players with NCAA and international experience. The clinic is open to all athletes, regardless of age, skill level and experience. More information can be found online here.

College Water Polo Skills Clinic and Scrimmage Games

Dec.  27th and 28th, 10:00am-1:00pm @ MI Beach Club             
(500  326 Avalon Dr Mercer Island, WA 98040)

Dec.  29th and 30th, 9:15-10:45am @ Medgar Evers             
(500 23rd Ave  Seattle, WA 98122)

Dec. 27th and 28th:  $45/per day
Dec. 29th and 30th:  $25/per day
All 4 days: $125 (includes Winter Warrior T-shirt)
*$25 discount for NWPC winter session participants

Register Here

About Northwest Water Polo Club
Northwest Water Polo Club offers water polo training and tournaments for athletes of all ages and skill levels. NWPC fields a high school boys team (9th grade and older), high school girls team (9th grade and up), 14u coed program (8th grade and younger), 12u/10u program (age 10-12 and Splashball program (age 5-9). Northwest Water Polo Club is open to athletes of all skill levels from Washington and the greater Seattle area.  NWPC will develop participants fundamental water polo skills while preparing players for high school, national, and collegiate level competition.

Northwest Water Polo Club's Mission
Develop a nationally competitive water polo club by developing athletes of all ages and skills in and out of the water, competing at national and local tournaments, and preparing athletes to compete at the collegiate level.

Our Vision
Create a positive environment for athletes and parents where teamwork and a strong work ethic are highly valued. Northwest Water Polo Club's coaches will motivate, develop, and mentor athletes to achieve excellence both individually and collectively in and out of the water. We hope to grow water polo within the Seattle community and develop a self-sustaining club team recognized for knowledgeable coaches and fundamentally sound, respectful, and competitive athletes.

Genai Kerr Brings Water Polo Clinic to Auburn Pool this Weekend

Genai Kerr
USA Water Polo Olympian Genai Kerr is offering a Nike 5meter Water Polo Clinic in Auburn, WA this Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14. Instruction takes place each day at the Auburn School District Swimming Pool.

Designed by the top coaches and athletes in the country, 5meter Nike Water Polo Camps provide in-water instruction to make an immediate impact on an athlete's game. Young athletes will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how Olympic Athletes train, meet their nutritional needs, and balance their lives.

Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other players having similar abilities and goals. The camp staff will do their best to accommodate players' needs, keeping in consideration their experience and desire to improve

Highlights Include
• Position Specific Training for Drivers, Shooters, Goalies, 2 Meter Offense & Defense
• High School Boys & Girls: Saturday & Sunday 9am-1pm
• Age Group & Developing Athletes: Saturday 3am-6pm

December 13-14, 2014, 9am-1pm
High School Boys and Girls $100

December 13th, 2014, 3pm-6pm
Age Group and Developing Athletes $50
Designed to focus on the FUNdamentals of water polo.

More information is available at the Camp's web site: http://www.ussportscamps.com/waterpolo/nike/nike-5-meter-seattle-water-polo-camp

Camp Director Genai Kerr
Genai Kerr is a USA Water Polo Olympian, coach, mentor, and true ambassador of the sport.  Genai was a member of the United States Men's National Water Polo Team for 12 years and played in the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2003 & 2007 Pan American Gold Medal games, and multiple World Championships.

Genai remains active in his community and has become a great role model for aspiring water polo players.  He has been a US Ambassador for the USADA (U.S. Antidoping Agency) since 2003 promoting clean sports for young athletes. He was a founding faculty member of the Sage Hill School where he was the Dean of Students, taught art and physical education, and started the aquatic programs.

Winter Polo Starts December 2 at Enumclaw Pool

The Enumclaw Aquatic Center and Enumclaw High School will be offering Open Pool water polo workouts this Winter, twice a week, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm.

Water Polo workouts are open to all middle school and high school girls who are interested in learning and practicing water polo skills.  Girls from all schools are welcome. Workouts are supervised by EHS coaches, led by veteran high school players, and cost $300.

For more information contact coach Bob Averill at bobaverill@earthlink.net.

Girls High School Water Polo Season starts on Monday, March 2.  More information about Enumclaw Water Polo is available on the team’s web site, at http://enumclawpolo.blogspot.com or on Twitter @EnumclawPolo.

2014 Post-Season Banquet and Video

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team concluded their 2014 season with their annual Post Season Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 20. The Hornets celebrated their fifth consecutive year advancing to post-season play, an 18-8 season record, and a third place finish in the East Division.

The four seniors on the team earned All-Division recognition.  Captain Bryce VanHoof was named to the East Division First Team; Captain Jack Pugh and Goalkeeper Austin Kaehn earned East Division Second Team honors. Quinn Warner received East Division Honorable Mention.

Six Players earned special recognition from their teammates. Freshman Adam Percival earned the Most Improved Player Award, and freshman Nathan March earned the 110% Award. Senior Quinn Warner was voted Most Inspirational Player, and Senior Jack Pugh was recognized by the coaches with the 2014 Coaches' Award.  Senior Captain Bryce VanHoof was named Most Valuable Offensive Player; Senior Goalkeeper Austin Kaehn earned Most Valuable Defensive Player.

You can view the Hornets' post-season video on YouTube, at http://youtu.be/XIPIitjMEUA

Thanks to the team, friends, and families for their support, and for a fun, memorable, and successful season!

Special Thanks to Tracy Case Arnold and Brenda Sexton for their great photographs.

2014 Awards Banquet on Thursday

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team will have their 2014 post-season Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 20 at the EHS Library from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

This year's banquet will be a dessert buffet – sophomores, juniors, and seniors please bring a dessert; freshmen bring drinks.

Congratulations to the team for another successful season, and a fifth consecutive trip to post-season play.  Thanks to all the parents, family, and friends for all the enthusiastic support this year.

2014 Hornets

Hornet Seniors Earn All-Division Honors

2014 Hornet Seniors Jack Pugh, Bryce VanHoof, Quinn Warner, and Austin Kaehn. photo by Annie Birklid

The four senior members of the Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team were named to All-Division Teams for the 2014 boys water polo season.

Senior Captain Bryce VanHoof was named to the East Division First Team. Captain Jack Pugh and Goalkeeper Austin Kaehn earned East Division Second Team honors, and Quinn Warner claimed East Division Honorable Mention recognition.  Congratulations to all four!

The Hornets finished the 2014 season with a 17-6 regular season record, 7-3 in league play, and claimed third place in the East Division. The team advanced to the Region I Championship at Puyallup's Rogers High School, where they went 1-2 in post-season play, for an 18-8 season.

Bellevue Wins Fourth Straight State Title

photo by Bob Averill
For the fourth straight year, the Bellevue High School Boys Water Polo Team clinched the Washington State Boys Water Polo Championship. Bellevue claimed the title with an 8-6 win over the Curtis Vikings, on Saturday, November 15, at the Curtis Aquatic Center in University Place, WA.

The Wolverines led throughout the Championship Game, taking a 2-0 lead in the first period, on goals by Josh Rehder and Cameron Hayes. Bellevue outscored Curtis 2-1 in the second period, for a 4-1 halftime lead. Hayes scored both of Bellevue's second quarter goals. Zack Rossman scored two for Bellevue in the third period, and the Wolverines led 6-2 going into the final frame. Curtis outscored Bellevue 4-2 in the fourth, but the Wolverines held off the Vikings to claim the Championship; Rossman scored Bellevue's fourth quarter goals.

Congratulations to all the teams that took part in the Championship Tournament!

Saturday's Results:
Mercer Island 23, Auburn Mountainview 6
Roosevelt 20, Wilson 1
Bainbridge Island 10, Kentridge 8
Auburn Mountainview 12, Wilson 10
Mercer Island 11, Roosevelt 8
Bellevue 8, Curtis 6

Final Washington State Standings:
1. Bellevue
2. Curtis
3. Mercer Island
4. Roosevelt
5. Auburn Mountainview
6. Wilson
7. Bainbridge Island
8. Kentridge

State Championship Results, Day Two

photo by Bob Averill
Day Two of the Washington State Boys Water Polo Championship was completed on Friday, November 14 at Curtis High School in University Place, WA, and the two teams vying for the championship on Saturday have been determined.

Bellevue beat Mercer Island 11-9 in Friday's first semi-final game to earn a trip to Saturday's Championship Game, and Curtis beat Roosevelt 7-6 in the day's second semi-final for the chance to face the Wolverines in the Championship.

Friday's Results:
Wilson 6, Bainbridge Island 3
Auburn Mountainview 14, Kentridge 6
Bellevue 11, Mercer Island 9
Curtis 7, Roosevelt 6

Auburn Mountainview will face Mercer Island in Saturday's first game, at 10:00, and Wilson and Roosevelt will play in the second game at 11:30.  The winning teams of Saturday's first two games will play for third and fourth place at 5:00.  The two losing teams will play for fifth and sixth place at 3:00. Bainbridge Island and Kentridge will square off at 1:00 to determine the State's seventh and eighth place finishers.

The Championship Game, featuring Bellevue and Curtis, will conclude the tournament at 7:00 Saturday night.