Water polo begins season


Morgan McAvoy

The team poses by a bus at their tournament at Princeton High School. They often have games a few hours apart. In between games, the team will get lunch together and hang around the pool and watch other teams play.

After placing second in the state of Ohio for the 2015 season, the ladies water polo team is looking to match the immense success they achieved last year. This goal, however, will be harder to achieve in the 2016 season due to the fact that the team graduated nine seniors, five out of the six starters.
This year’s lineup features only four players with varsity experience, the rest in only their first or second year of water polo. Regardless of the lack of experience, the team proves to still be a threat. With the number one goalkeeper in the state and many new players learning and improving rapidly, the team has revealed their potential.
¨Our goal is to place in the top four in the state, which is something I definitely think we are capable of doing” said Meegan Gould, 11.
Captains Sarah Horne and Hannah May have lead the team to a record of 2-5, with losses being within one or two points.
“I think that a lot of the games we have lost we should have won, but we just got unlucky” said Morgan McAvoy, 11.
The team will have many more chances to earn a winning record as they have tournaments almost every weekend until October in Cincinnati, Columbus, and even an outdoor tournament in Worthington.
As for the ladies on the team, they are not concerned with wins and losses.
“This season has been really fun so far, I love everyone on the team so even if we are not winning, we are still bonding and improving” said Grace Mather, 12.