Water Polo: Varsity Boys

water poloA new era for Deerfield boys’ water polo began in 2007 when the team won the school’s first New England Water Polo Championship. A year later, the nucleus of teammates who started playing together as freshmen led the team to the 2008 title, tapping the same values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and spirit that have always characterized our squads, regardless of final records. Teams in 2010 and 2011 also built on those same qualities to win New England titles.

Intrigued by the challenge of mastering a physically and mentally challenging sport, a majority of Deerfield players come to the game as beginners and take great pride in learning new skills, teaching younger players, and vying for a spot in the New England Final Four. The regular season blends single games and tri-meets, where team depth makes a difference in the back-to-back contests. To develop that necessary depth, we rely on bench players, and this assures that our youngest players, whether on the varsity or junior varsity level, compete in every game.

Deerfield players have competed on NCAA Division I, Division III, and club teams on both coasts. In recent years, the team has enjoyed summer training sessions with Felix Mercado, the head coach at Brown University, and Genai Kerr, a former U. S. Olympic team goalie.

Mark Scandling coaches boys’ water polo. For more information, please contact him at mscandling@deerfield.edu.

Events

Date Time Opponent Venue Result
Sep 19, '15 12:00 pm Deerfield Quad Home   iCal
Sep 19, '15 1:00 pm Brunswick Home BRN 9 DA 2 DA 9 CRH 5   iCal
Sep 19, '15 3:00 pm Choate Home Win - 9-5   iCal
Sep 21, '15 7:44 pm Loomis   LC 9 DA 8   iCal
Sep 26, '15 11:00 am Deerfield Tournament Home DA 9 PA 6 HOP 10 DA 9   iCal
Sep 30, '15 2:30 pm Suffield Home SA 11 DA 9   iCal
Oct 3, '15 4:15 pm St. John's Home DA 14 St. John's 3   iCal
Oct 7, '15 3:30 pm Choate Home DA 12 CRH 6   iCal
Oct 10, '15 1:00 pm Brunswick, Lawrenceville Brunswick DA 13 L'Ville 3 BRN 10 DA 4   iCal
Oct 17, '15 2:00 pm Hotchkiss Away DA 14 HOT 9   iCal
Oct 21, '15 3:00 pm Williston Home DA 12 WNH 3   iCal
Oct 24, '15 4:15 pm Exeter Home DA 8 PEA 5   iCal
Oct 28, '15 3:00 pm Loomis Home LC 8 DA 7 (OT)   iCal
Oct 31, '15 3:30 pm Andover Home DA 13 PA 8   iCal
Nov 4, '15 4:30 pm Suffield Away SA 17 DA 6   iCal
Nov 11, '15 4:15 pm Hopkins Away HOP 11 DA 7   iCal

Visit Athletic Event Calendar Feeds for details on how to automatically add athletic events to your calendar.

Roster

Name Cap Grade Hometown
Person, Brian 1 12 South Deerfield, MA
Cramer, Chad 1a 12 Scottsdale, AZ
Johnson, Gordon 2 / 1c 11 Greenwich, CT
Darling, David 3 12 Greenwich, CT
Penner, Andrew 4 10 Atherton, CA
Schulten, Trent 5 12 Louisville, KY
Meyer, Bobby 6 11 Rochester, MN
Hsu, Justin 7 12 Tapei, Taiwan
Hrabchak, Will 8 11 Concord, MA
Hamilton, Ross 9 12 Greensboro, NC
Xiang, Justin 10 12 Hong Kong, China
Strauss, Jared 11 11 Woodmere, NY
Brown, Ballard 12 12 Crestwood, KY
Tsolirides, Ace 13 12 Dedham, MA
Vallar, Teddy 14 12 Mount Kisco, NY
Smachlo, Miles 15 12 Rexford, NY
Hollander, Andrew 16/1b 12 Amherst, MA
Sun, Jeffrey 17 11 Shanghai, China
Hamilton, Will 18 12 Greensboro, NC