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EHS Senior Earns Academic All-American Award

Enumclaw High School senior Lindsay Bowden received Academic All-American honors this summer for the 2008-2009 school year from USA Water Polo.

Academic All-Americans must be current USA Water Polo members, have competed in a USA Water Polo National Event, and maintained a 3.6 grade point average or better during the school year.

Bowden, a senior driver for Enumclaw High School’s water polo team, has competed at USA Water Polo’s Junior Olympics for the past three years as a member of the Tacoma-based Puget Sound Polo club team.

In a statement from USA Water Polo, Membership Services Coordinator Drew Willems praised all the Academic All-American award recipients, “Achieving success both in the classroom and in the pool takes a great deal of dedication and focus. Maintaining a high GPA, while also committing yourself to a sport as demanding as water polo is an amazing feat and is recognized in the eyes of many in the water polo community.”

Bowden is a captain on both Enumclaw High School’s Swim & Dive and Water Polo teams, and is the daughter of Carolyn Bowden of Black Diamond and Gary Bowden of Maple Valley.

First Game Scheduled for August 27

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team has scheduled their first game of the 2009 season – on Thursday, August 27, we'll team up with the Girls Swim & Dive Team for an evening of laser tag, at Laser Quest in Federal Way.

Game time is scheduled for 5:00 p.m., and the cost will be $14. All players interested in taking part should meet at the Enumclaw Pool at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday in order to leave for Laser Quest at 4:00.

This is a fun, optional event, but is a great opportunity for the team to get to know each other, and for the aquatics programs to support each other. If you have any questions, contact coach Bob.

Collegiate Water Polo Posts Men's Schedules

The Collegiate Water Polo Association has posted the schedule for the Northwest Division of the CWPA Men's Water Polo League.

Tournaments are scheduled for October 3 and 4 at Amazon Aquatic Center in Eugene, OR, and October 17 and 18 at Washington State University, in Pullman, WA. The Division Championships will be held on October 24 and 25 at Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, WA.

The Men's Northwest Division of the Collegiate Water Polo Association is comprised of seven teams from Washington and Oregon, including Central Washington University, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, University of Portland, University of Washington, Washington State University, and Western Washington University.

The CWPA women's water polo teams compete in the Winter, from January through March.

Fall Swim & Water Polo Start on Monday, Aug. 24

The Enumclaw High School Girls Swim & Dive Team and Boys Water Polo Team begin their 2009 campaigns on Monday, August 24 at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center.

During the first week of the season (8/24-28), the Boys Water Polo Team will practice from 7:30-9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8-9 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Also during the first week, the Girls Swim & Dive Team will practice from 1:00-2:30 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, from 8-9 p.m. on Thursday, and from 12:30-2:30 on Friday.

After students return to school, on Monday, August 31, the Boys Water Polo Team will ordinarily practice from 8-9:30, and the Girls Swim & Dive Team will usually practice from 3:00-4:30. Home games and meets for both teams will usually be held between 3:00 and 6:00 on week nights.

A more complete schedule will be posted and distributed on or about Friday, August 28

Last Day of Summer Polo on Thursday, August 20

The final open water polo workout of the Summer will be on Thursday, August 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., and is open to all athletes who plan on participating on an EHS water polo team during the 2009-2010 season. 2009 graduates and middle school athletes are welcome, if space allow.

Thank you to all of you who took part in our summer polo this year. It was exciting to see so many committed athletes willing to get up early on summer mornings to improve their game. We look forward to seeing you all during the high school water polo seasons.

No Polo Thursday, August 13

Due to a pool scheduling conflict, we will NOT have water polo practice tomorrow, Thursday, August 13. Practice will resume on Tuesday and Thursday next week, from 7:30 to 9:30 am; Fall sports will begin workouts the following week, on Monday, August 24.

Check this site for updated schedule information.

Three Weeks Left of Summer Polo

Just a reminder that we are entering the last three weeks of summer water polo workouts, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30-9:30, at the Enumclaw Pool. This is a great opportunity for water polo players and swimmers to get a jump on their conditioning and brush up their skills before the Fall sports seasons start on August 24.

Workouts are $3 each, and are open to any athlete planning on competing for EHS during the 2009-2010 season. 2009 grads and middle school students are welcome if space allows.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Coaches Bob Averill & Ken DeMan