Monday, December 28, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Saw Their Photos In The Post Office The Other Day.....

There Goes The Neighborhood

Broward's Baddest Girls: 2016 Outlook

With The 2016 High School Water Polo Season Rapidly Approaching It's Time To Take A Look At The Leading Candidates For Broward's 2016 Girls Player of the Year

Courtny Cook
South Broward High

Leila Hathaway
Pembroke Pines Charter

Hayley Hill
Fort Lauderdale High

Honorable Mention

Naomi Sanders / Westminster
Emily Hill / Ft. Lauderdale
Paloma Schafer / Aquinas



Friday, December 18, 2015

Rosenberg Leads Encantada Over Powerhouse Carolina

When Samantha Rosenberg (Gulliver / Riptides) was invited by the Encantada Water Polo Club to play with them in the Puerto Rican Championships Dec. 11-13 she couldn't refuse knowing she'd have the opportunity to play against the legendary Carolina WPC. Carolina has been the top girls team in Puerto Rico and hadn't been defeated in four years. As Encantada and Carolina moved through their respective brackets a Saturday night semi-final showdown loomed closer. The Entcantada girls were ready to win and wanted this game badly. 

Unstoppable from hole-set Rosenberg & her teammates proved to be worthy opponents against Carolina as Rosenberg hammered in goal after goal. With the score 9-8 and 40 seconds left, Rosenberg managed to get a shot off on a 5 on 4 to tie it up. The game goes to a shoot out with Encantada winning the game 13-11. Encantada's victory marked first time any Puerto Rican team had defeated Carolina in a four year stretch. 

The Championship game on Sunday was won by Carolina 10-6. Unfortunately Rosenberg did play not due to her scheduled flight back to the States. (We bet Carolina was happy about that)



Immediate Opening: Spanish River High Seeking Water Polo Coach

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Flying L's Hill Accepts Hartwick Scholarship

Hayley Hill has committed to Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY to play D1 water polo. The three time Broward All County Water Polo Team star (sophomore & junior seasons as a first teamer) has been accepted into Hartwick's Nursing Program.

Hill's aquatic career began at 6 yrs. old with Coach Ann Plitnick as a South Florida Aquatics Bulldog swim team member. She transitioned to water polo at 10 beginning with the Dania Beach Hurricanes, then with SFWPC under Coach Michael Goldenberg. The past few years her game been honed by Ft. Lauderdale High's Coach Debbie Cavanaugh where Hill has been a member of the swim & water polo teams as well as playing club with the Flying Bulldogs water polo team. Hill is one of three Broward athletes vying for the prestigious SoFlo Water Polo Blog's Player of the Year.

Academically Hayley is an honor student in the Cambridge Program and has been nominated to represent FLHS as a Silver Knight for athletics.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

YCF Orlando Water Polo Ian C. Supra Memorial Game

YCF Water Polo Friends and Family,

As you are all probably aware, Ian Supra lost a courageous battle with esophageal cancer on November 24th. If you followed Ian's battle you know he was what some would call an "old soul," he was wise beyond what you would typically expect from a 20 year old. Ian showed us all how to live while dying. Ian was selfless, everything he did was to help out others fighting cancer. He passed long his courage and strength to countless people. 

His family and friends want to continue carrying his torch. YCF Water Polo Club is hosting a holiday youth camp this weekend. The camp features many prominent college coaches as well as former Olympians. At the conclusion of the camp on Sunday, 12/20, YCF Water Polo will host a YCF Alumni Game. We are inviting anyone who has ever played with YCF Water Polo, Orlando Water Polo, Windermere Water Polo, or any other name our team has held over the years to come participate. The game will be from 5pm to 6:30pm, there will be a warm-up allowed at 4:30pm. We are asking for a donation of $10 if you wish to participate in the game, this will go directly to the Ian C. Supra Memorial Foundation. If you are unable to make the game please feel free to donate anyways. Checks can be made out to "Ian C. Supra Memorial Fund" or you can donate using this link.

Below are some links to Ian's story:

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bolthouse Carrot & Green Goodness Drinks


Gotta tout these two drinks I've been experimenting with for the past few months.

You can get`em at Winn Dixie & Publix....they're delicious, nutritious & inexpensive.


Green Goodness:


SoFlo Italian Kitchen: Baked Rigatoni


  • 1 Lb - Rigatoni pasta
  • 4 Cups - Tomato sauce
  • 1/2 Lb - Chopped meat (beef)
  • 1/2 Lb - Grated Parmigiano
  • 1 Lb - Mozzarella
  • 1/4 Lb - Ham
  • 1/2 Cup - Dry white wine
  • EV olive oil
  • 3 Leaves of fresh basil
  • 1 Medium onion
  • Salt & pepper   

     In a sauce pan add some olive oil and chopped onion. 
    Once the onion turns clear add the chopped meat an let it saute` in the oil and the onion. 
     After 3 minutes add the wine and let it evaporate for 5 minutes. 
    Add the tomato sauce and let everything cook at low heat for 20 minutes. Stir from time to time. In a separate pot boil water and cook the rigatoni. 
    The rigatoni should be cooked very "Al Dente". 
    In an oven pan spread a thin layer of meat sauce and add a layer of rigatoni. 
    Cover the rigatoni with a layer of sauce and a good sprinkle of Parmigiano. 
     Add a layer of mozzarella cut in small cubes and a layer of slices of ham. 
    Repeat the layering process until you have no more rigatoni. 
    The last layer of rigatoni should be covered with a generous layer of sauce, a good sprinkle of Parmigiano and mozzarella cubes. 
     Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 375F. 
  • Sunday, November 29, 2015

    Holly Holm's Advice For Athletic Girls Who Are Bullied For Not Being Girly Enough

    Gulliver's Rosenberg Commits To UC/Santa Barbara

    The University of California at Santa Barbara has yet another South Florida high school star headed their way in Gulliver Prep's Samantha Rosenberg. In 2015 Rosenberg was elected to the prestigious SoFlo Water Polo Blog's All Tri-County First Team and the Miami Herald's All Dade County First Team.

    Rosenberg's water polo career has benefited from training under the best South Florida has to offer; starting as a youngster with the SFLA Bulldogs Swim & Dania Beach Hurricanes Water Polo Teams under Ann Plitnick, South Florida Water Polo Club under Istvan Csendes, Gulliver Prep under Carroll Vaughan and Miami Beach International WPC under Paul Becskehazy. Rosenberg also has experience in international competition playing with the Puerto Rican national youth team on several occasions.

    Link To 2015 SoFlo WPB's All Tri-County Team:

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    SoFlo Water Polo Blog's Thanksgiving Day Italian Turkey

    A classic Italian Thanksgiving Turkey made with the Italian touch! Not just any stuffing... a stuffing of delicious Porcini Risotto and much more!


    • 1 Turkey - of about 15 Lbs
    • 2 Cups - Fresh Porcini Mushrooms or other type of fresh mushrooms diced in small pieces
    • 2 Links - Hot Italian sausage
    • 2 Links - Mild Italian sausage
    • 1 Cup - Grated Romano cheese
    • 1 Cup - Grated Parmigiano cheese
    • 10 Chestnuts - Boiled
    •  1/2 Cup - Bread crumbs
    • 1 Cup - Arborio rice
    • 2 Large onions
    • 10 Cloves of garlic, finely minced
    • 1 Tbs - Fresh parsley
    • 1 Tbs - Fresh rosemary
    • 1 Tbs - Fresh sage
    • 1 Tbs - Fresh oregano
    • 1 Tbs - Fresh thyme
    • Hot pepper
    • EV olive oil
    • 2 Sticks of butter
    • Chicken broth
    • Dry white wine
    • 1 Head - Fresh celery
    • 10 Carrots
    • 1 Apple
    • VIDEO HERE: 

    Happy Birthday Paloma & Andres

    Paloma Szivos

    Andres Schmidt


    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Ian Supra: A super hero dies after cancer fight

     In a show of solidarity, Dr. Phillips High School water polo team have shaved their heads for their fellow teammate Ian Supra, 18, center, who has Stage 4 esophageal cancer.

    Click here for article:

    Additional article from USA Water Polo: