Wednesday, August 29, 2012



RankTeam2011 Final PollPoints
1 University of Southern California1100
2 University of California-Los Angeles294
3 University of California391
4 Stanford University485
5 University of California-Santa Barbara778
6 University of California-Irvine574
7 University of the Pacific668
8 Pepperdine University866
9 Long Beach State University961
10 Loyola Marymount University1352
11 University of California-San Diego1151
12 Princeton University1046
13 University of California-Davis1243
14 United States Naval Academy1529
15 Santa Clara University1627
16 United States Air Force Academy2022
17 Concord University (Calif.)1421
18 St. Francis College (N.Y.)1719
19 California Baptist University1817
20 Brown University199
RV Pomona-Pitzer CollegesRV2


RankTeam2011 Final PollPoints
1 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges299
2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges191
3 University of Redlands389
4 Johns Hopkins University4 (T)85
5 California Lutheran University4 (T)82
6 Chapman University677
7 Whittier College770
8 MIT867
9 University of La Verne1059
10 Occidental College956


RankTeam2011 Final PollPoints
1 Princeton University1100
2 United States Naval Academy292
3 St. Francis College (N.Y.)391
4 Brown University487
5 Bucknell University576
6 Johns Hopkins University674
7 (T) Harvard University769
7 (T) George Washington University1069
9 MIT958
10 Iona College836
RV Fordham UniversityRV12
RV Mercyhurst UniversityNR11

IT'S ODP TIME (boys)


Sat. Sept. 8th 12 - 4pm 
Plantation Central Park Pool

11th & 12th Grade
9th & 10th Grade
8th Grade & Under

The mission of USA Water Polo’s (USAWP) Olympic Development Program
 is to unify the American system of play and increase the number of athletes, 
coaches and referees in the system with an emphasis on long term improvement.
 The program serves as the entry into USAWP Olympic Development Pipeline 
and offers incentives for USAWP athletes, coaches and referees to compete
 for inclusion and advancement.  Once accepted into the Olympic Development 
Program, athletes, coaches and referees will be taught the American System of 
Water Polo.

The purpose of the Olympic Development Program is to serve as the feeder 
system for USA Water Polo’s Youth and Cadet National Teams. The foundation 
of the program is a systematic approach to athlete and development through a 
training program that stresses the importance of being physically fit with a strong
 overall technical base that inter-connects with tactical component of the game.

Change from a short term focus on competition to a long term emphasis on
 improvement through a training program that will increase the development 
and performance of athletes, coaches, and referees.

An international coach watching ODP training or competition would see the 
teams executing the same system as the Senior National Team.


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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Despite all of the success and victories of the last three years, the United States Naval Academy water polo team is looking to reverse its recent trend and return to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament for the first time since the 2008 season. Navy has gone 71-23 overall since the start of the 2009 season, but has missed out on an NCAA Tournament berth during that span, having gone almost four years since its last Eastern championship.
The Midshipmen have played in seven straight Eastern title-game matches, tying a league record, but have dropped the last three contests in the title game. Since 2000, every class that has come through the Navy water polo program has played in the NCAA Tournament.
With 14 lettewinners returning and a strong nucleus of upperclassment on the roster aided by a large freshman class, the Midshipmen are looking to return to the top of the Eastern division in 2012.
After graduating one of the school’s all-time leading scorers in Kyle Wertz as well as another proficient goal scorer in Stevie Ray, Navy’s offensive output will be handled by a slew of Midshipmen this fall.
Leading the Navy offense will be senior Paul Pedrotty, who ranked second on the team a year ago with 78 points while pacing the squad with 56 goals. He had a team-best 137 shots and tallied at least three goals 13 different times during his junior campaign. He saved his best for late in the year, scoring 52 of his 78 points in the last 15 contests.
Pedrotty will be aided by classmate Archie Warren, who tallied 25 points on 11 goals and 14 assists to rank fifth on the team in assists. A strong student, Warren has been named to the CWPA All-Academic team three times during his career at Navy.
Sophomore Pat Seipp also returns after a strong freshman season, scoring 24 points on 14 goals and 10 assists. The 24 points were the most for a Navy freshman since Wertz scored 63 points in 2008. Seipp had three points in a loss to 12th-ranked University of California-San Diego and netted a pair of big goals in a win over Bucknell in the CWPA Southern Division semifinals.
Other attackers that will figure prominently in Navy’s lineup include seniors Erich Schwamb (10-6=16) and Tyler Thein (10-4=14), junior Sean McDonald (4-1=5) and sophomores Jack Finch (4-3=7), Patrick Geer (5-0=5), Matt Newby (4-3=7), Thomas Patterson (3-3=6) and P.J. Taylor (3-1=4). Freshmen Thomas AllenCarl DowzickyRichard Thomas and Carpenter Warren, Archie’s brother, will also contend for playing time up front.
Three juniors return at the left-hander position, a specialty position that head coach Mike Schofield likes to use, especially on the offensive end. Tommy Schofer (8-5=13), Taylor Setness (5-9=14) and Scotty Snowden (11-9=20) all give Schofield depth and a unique skill-set at the position.
Juniors Jared Griffin (4-1=5) and Andrew Lacosse (1-2=3) are back at the utility position giving the Mids added depth and experience at both ends of the pool. Freshman Garrett Sabesky will also provide depth on both offense and defense.
Critical to Navy’s defensive structure, the center and center defense positions feature three talented returnees and five newcomers.
Senior Cort Jones (7-3=10) is the most-experienced returnee at the position appearing in 65 career games and scoring 30 career points (16 g, 14 a). Classmates Jackson Hummeldorf (2-3=5), who has battled injuries while switching positions twice, and team captain Jesse Walker (13-6=19) also return. Walker has played in 46 career games and had a strong junior season, tallying 19 points while ranking tied for seventh on the team with 20 steals.
Freshmen Steven EmdeKyle KoenigLucas MacLellanRobert Sutherland and Will Weggeland will also battle for playing time.
Navy is well-stocked at the goalkeeper position as four keepers from last year’s team return including two-year starter Anthony Gutierrez. Gutierrez is back after stopping 177 shots last year and he ranks eighth on the school’s career saves list with 377. He has a legitimate chance to finish fourth on the list, needing 119 saves to move into the top four.
Eugene Chang also picked up a letter last year after stopping 26 shots in 11 games for a .510 save percentage. Sophomore Tyler Barker is back after making 38 saves against 21 goals allowed for a .644 save percentage in 12 outings. Lastly, sophomore Vikram Kanth stopped 12 shots in four games for a .632 save percentage in a reserve role.
Freshmen Caleb LintzBeau Bayless and Joseph Rodgers will also vie for playing time as the back line of defense.
Navy will spend the first month of the season at home, then the next month essentially on the road as the Mids try to win 20 games in a year for the eighth straight year. The Midshipmen typically play about eight games during their season-opening Navy Labor Day Open, but with construction and renovation taking place at Lejeune Hall, Navy will play just four games during the opening weekend, all coming at Scott Natatorium at Macdonough Hall.
Following a weekend off, Navy will host the Navy Invitational during the weekend of September 15-16, before starting its CWPA Eastern Division play with home games against rivals Princeton University and Bucknell University on September 22.
The Midshipmen head west to play five games, beginning on Thursday, Sept. 27, at nationally-ranked Long Beach State. Navy will also play Whittier College, University of La Verne, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges and the University of Redlands. 
Navy will close out league play over the next few weeks with the lone home games for the remainder of the season coming on October 27 against George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University. The CWPA Southern Division Tournament will be played November 2-4 in Lewisburg, Pa. at Bucknell, while the Eastern Championship is November 16-18 in Princeton, N.J. at Princeton. The NCAA Championship will be played December 1-2 in Los Angeles on the campus of the University of Southern California.
Navy has the most CWPA Eastern titles of any school in the league and will be gunning for its 10th Eastern title this fall.


 Psychological Profile:

a. Leadership.
b. Guts. 
c. Risk taker. 
d. Quarterback. 
e. Positive attitude. 
f. Student of the Game.
g. Experience.

 Physical Profile:

a. Mobility and Quickness. 
b. Flexibility. 
c. Reaction Speed.
d. Swimming Ability.
e. Physical Fitness.

 The Intangibles - goalie/field player interaction 
 and individual patience.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Flying L's Water Polo & Swimming Complex Opens

*** Don Hunsinger captures Ft. Lauderdale High's 
       hopeful epoch of aquatic supremacy. 

Debbie Cavanaugh

More Photos From This Shoot Here:

Photography By:

AJ Martin Shreds Issac Leftovers

Photo By
Leon Legot

Eggplant / Nature's Cure For Skin Cancer

From Natural Medicine Talk:

Italian Eggplant
(s. melanzana)

An ingredient in common eggplant has been shown to cure cancer. The eggplant extract is a phytochemical called solasodine glycoside, or BEC5. Dr. Bill E. Cham discovered it, after hearing of a folk medicine cure from Australian farmers. They told him of eye cancers cured in cattle after application of a poultice made from the fruit of a weed called Devil's Apple, known in Latin as Solanum linnaeanum. This plant is part of the Solanacea family, which includes other common vegetables such as tomato and eggplant.

BEC5 works by bonding to a receptor on the surface of the cancer cell. After the cell digests the eggplant extract, it causes the cell to rupture. The cancer cell is destroyed and its contents are then reabsorbed by the body.

BEC5 has been proven effective in treating over 80,000 cases of skin cancer, preventing surgery. The types of cancer treated by eggplant are both invasive and non-invasive non-melanoma skin cancers. In every case the cancers went into remission and did not return. Australians have been curing their skin cancers using these phytochemicals for decades.

BEC5 acts by killing cancer cells without harming any other healthy cells in the human body. BEC5 can also be used to treat actinic keratose, the precursor to cancer, as well as age or sunspots on the skin.

Actinic keratoses are a possible predictor of skin cancer. These red patches caused by sun exposure are made of abnormal cells that can mutate into malignant cells in the basal, or lower layers of the skin. Squamous cell carcinomas are another common form of skin cancer, and one which causes nearly two thousands deaths annually. This wart-type growth has irregular borders and can also be treated with the eggplant extract.

Used as a cream for over twenty-five years in clinical trials in both Australia and the United Kingdom, BEC5 had success rate of over 78% when applied for eight weeks. Used for 12 weeks, the cream had a 100% success rate in removing cancers, none of which returned for the following five years.

Over one million new cases of non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Skin cancer is now the most common illness in men over the age of 50. It is even more common than lung, prostate or colon cancer. Incidences are so common that one out of three Caucasians are now expected to develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. With this simple, natural remedy, many surgeries might be prevented and health restored.


Stuffed Eggplant

This is a quick side or a main course depending on the size and quantity of the eggplant on hand. Use fresh mozzarella and do not be afraid to really stuff in between each slice. Just make sure not to cut the slices too far through or it will fall apart when baking.

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2-3 tomatoes sliced thin
  • 3 large cloves garlic sliced into thin slivers
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1/2 lb fresh mozzarella
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/pepper
Wash eggplant. Lay it on the side and from the center slice from the top down 3/4 of the way.  Work from the center out slicing slits across the eggplant making sure not to cut all the way through to the bottom. Salt eggplant and put uncut side up in a colander. Let sit for about 20 minutes. Oil a baking dish and place eggplant in it. Drizzle with olive oil. Working from the center slide fingers inside slices and rub generously with oil. Tear basil by hand and slip pieces in between each slice. Then slide tomatoes into each eggplant slice. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle more oil. The eggplant should start to fan out as more items are stuck into the slices. Slide in garlic slivers next. Finish with cheese jammed in on top. Bake at 375 degrees until cooked through, about 25 minutes.