Water polo kicks off


Paige Laskiewicz

Players practice for upcoming season

As  the winter sports season comes to an end, athletes begin prepare for the upcoming spring season. One of the less known sports for the spring season is water polo. Water polo is an interesting sport, but often times it doesn’t receive much attention.

“[Water polo is] a lot like soccer in the sense that you score by getting the ball into the goal, but you use your hands instead of feet, can only use one hand and cannot touch the bottom,” said Mr. Mike Miglius, coach of the water polo team.

Many people have come to the consensus that water polo seems to be a rigorous sport and that it would be hard to get a hang of. Some of the players have different thoughts.

“It’s more about having the right mentality to succeed than it is about how physically strong you have to be,” said senior and water polo captain Tyler Coupe .

When getting ready for the water polo season, the players recommended participating in swimming as a way to prepare.

“I prepared for the season by training in the winter with swimming and lifting weights,” said Lewis Wendling, a junior who’s starting his third year with the water polo team.

In addition to Coupe, the captains for the team are also seniors Michael Ruben and Shane Cloonan. This season the water polo team is trying to continue to build up to eventually get to state.

“The goal this year is to win some conference games and to win at least one at sectionals,” said Coach Miglius.

The water polo team is still looking for more players , so if you are interested in joining reach out to Coach Miglius. It is a no-cut sport and all new players will be accepted.

“Joining the water polo or swim team is a great way to stay in shape, to meet lots of new people, and to have a good time,” said Coach Miglius .