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Following a successful, 11-5 record last fall, including a second-place finish at the state tournament, this season, Big Blue is looking to take the crown.

As Big Blue readies itself for the fall season, it hopes to improve upon its record last season, during which the team took third in the Metropolitan Independent Football League. 

Big Blue Beat: Varsity Water Polo
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By Zoe Wang '22
 


Head Coach: Steve Droste P '25


Last season's highlights: 
The 2018 team was led by five seniors, including captains Grace O'Mara '19, Kevin Ma '19, and Ben Ingrassia '19. The team finished the season with a 11-5 record, placing second in the Garden State Invitational. 


What to watch for this season: 

  • The 2019 season will be led by senior captains Mason Stahl '20 and Dilan Bhat '20. Both are strong goalies and have played since their freshman year. 

  • Four juniors—Noah Bergam '21, Justin Li '21, Christopher Halada '21, and Jason Xiong '21—will also be strong contributors to the team. 

  • A solid group of freshmen will join this year, having a foundation in playing water polo from the Middle School team. 

  • The players will work on being able to capitalize on their "man-up" opportunities when their competitors are down a player due to an ejection. According to Assistant Coach Jeff Jenkins, they will also work on being consistent in offensive counterattacks and on breaking up opponents' counterattacks.  

  • The team is looking to defeat rival Lawrenceville in the state tournament and take home the title. 


Full-court press: 
"We want to get back to the championship game and win it, for the school and for ourselves!" —Assistant Coach Jeffrey Jenkins


Contact: Andrea Dawson, Senior Writer, adawson@pingry.org