Ioas scores first team All State

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Senior captain Adam Ioas was the first player to be named to the Water Polo All State team since senior Mark Hancher in 2013. Ioas has started on Varsity since sophomore to senior year. He will look to play Club Water Polo in college. Photo courtesy of McDaniel’s Photography.

Alex Wittenbaum, Sports Chief

After finishing in seventh place at the state tournament to end his final season on the Varsity Water Polo team, senior captain Adam Ioas was named to the All State first team.

He joins six other players from schools such as Mason, St. Charles, Thomas Worthington, and Toledo St. Francis.

As voted on by the coaches, Ioas came in at fifth out of the seven top players in the state. This is the first time since 2013 that a player from SHS made the team. Senior Mark Hancher qualified then.

   Q: How did it feel to be named to the team? Why do you think the coaches voted for you?   

   A: I am extremely honored to be named to the All State Tournament Team. I believe the coaches voted for me because I am a skilled player that stands out in the pool and am very respectful while playing.

Q: Are you looking to continue your Water Polo career in college? Where have you been looking to go?

   A: Since not many players get recruited out of Ohio, I will probably be looking to play club Water Polo at Ohio State, University of Cincinnati, or University of Michigan.

Q: Are you satisfied with your Water Polo career at SHS? What is your best memory?

A:  Yes, I am very satisfied. My best memory would probably be playing in the state finals as a sophomore. That really inspired me to work hard and try to get there again.

Q: What is one piece of advice you would give to a younger player aspiring to make the All State team?

A: Work hard and be a team player. Coaches might notice a guy who scores ten goals, but they would rather have a guy who is respectful and knows how to make his teammates better.

To read more about the Water Polo and Swimming teams at SHS, visit Sycamore Swimming.