Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Butterfly Shrimp

Two things we love here at SFWPBlog....goalies & bacon.


2017 Division 3 Men's All American Team

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announced that a total of 28 student-athletes from 13 institutions earn 2017 ACWPC Men’s Varsity Division III All-America honors.
Whittier College, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges and Johns Hopkins University lead the selections as the trio garnered a quartet of accolades.  California Lutheran University (three), Chapman University (three), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (three), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (two) and Connecticut College (two) also garnered multiple honors, with the California Institute of Technology, Occidental College, Penn State Behrend, University of La Verne and the University of Redlands each posting solo honors.
Headlining the team is Division III National Player of the Year/goalie Daniel Diemer of Pomona-Pitzer.  He becomes the third Sagehens’ player to earn National Player of the Year honors following James Baker (2016) and Jason Cox (2012).
The honor moves Pomona-Pitzer into a tie with the University of California-San Diego (Romas Kudirka – 1997, 1996; Ross Meecham – 1999 ,1998) for the second most National Player of the Year awards with four since the award was first presented to a Division III competitor in 1996.
Johns Hopkins (Josh Kratz – 2008; Sean McCreery – 2007, 2006, 2005; Brian Mead – 2004) holds the record with five accolades, while Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (John “Tanner” Cullen – 2015; Brian Chong – 2011, 2010) and Redlands (Ryan Floersch – 2009; Adam Foley – 2003; Kevin Rosa – 2001) have both earned three nods.  La Verne (Rob Casillas – 2002; Kenny Clements – 2000) holds a pair of awards, while Whittier (Goran Mataic – 2014) has also earned a single Player of the Year accolade.
A total of eight athletes are repeat All-America recipients as Diemer (2017 First Team, 2016 First Team) and Adam Ward(2017 First Team, 2016 First Team, 2015 Honorable Mention) of Pomona-Pitzer, Christopher Gardhouse (2017 First Team, 2016 Second Team 2015 Honorable Mention) of California Lutheran, Jeff O’Brien (2017 First Team, 2016 Second Team) of Chapman, Noah Deer (2017 First Team, 2016 First Team) of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Giorgio Cico (2017 First Team, 2016 Second Team, 2015 Second Team) and John Wilson (2017 Second Team, 2016 Honorable Mention, 2015 Second Team) of Johns Hopkins and Steve Cress (2017 Honorable Mention, 2015 Honorable Mention) of Connecticut earn either their second or third laurel.
Capping off the All-America team is Jon Bonafede of California Institute of Technology who earns notice as the 2017 Division III National Coach of the Year.
The first Caltech coach to earn the honor, he joins a Hall of Fame caliber list of Alex Rodriguez of Pomona-Pitzer (2016, 2011), Ted Bresnahan of Johns Hopkins (2015, 2008, 2005), Justin Pudwill of Whittier (2014, 2013), Greg Lonzo of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (2012, 2010), Tom Whittemore of Redlands (2009, 2001), Craig Rond of Cal Lutheran (2006), Mitch Carty of Whittier (2004), Jeff Ma of MIT (2003), Tim Hugar of La Verne (2000), Denny Harper of UC-San Diego (1999, 1998, 1996) and Mike Sutton of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1997).  A Division III National Coach of the Year was not selected following the 2007 and 2002 seasons.
The ACWPC All-America teams are selected based on nominations and voting by the head coach of each program by National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division (Division I, II, III).
Since 2005, the mission of the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) is to promote the development and advancement of collegiate water polo. This shall be accomplished by providing its membership with professional education, services, training and a united voice.
2017 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division III All-America Team
Coach of the Year:Jon Bonafede (California Institute of Technology)
Player of the Year:Daniel Diemer (Pomona-Pitzer Colleges)
First Team
Daniel Diemer (Goalie)Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Adam WardPomona-Pitzer Colleges
Jacob NiskeyPomona-Pitzer Colleges
Christopher GardhouseCalifornia Lutheran University
Jeff O’BrienChapman University
Noah DeerClaremont-Mudd Scripps Colleges
Giorgio CicoJohns Hopkins University
Hans ZdlosekWhittier College
Second Team
John Wilson (Goalie)Johns Hopkins University
Finn BanksJohns Hopkins University
Zack RossmanClaremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Clyde HuibregtseMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Joseph SchaferPomona-Pitzer Colleges
Rey Julian CastilloUniversity of La Verne
Max TaylorUniversity of Redlands
Carlos Heredia-ViteriWhittier College
Honorable Mention
Nick Loomis (Goalie)California Lutheran University
Wesley Hertel (Goalie)Chapman University
Murat Ersoz (Goalie)Whittier College
Steven CsapossCalifornia Institute of Technology
Davey ThomasCalifornia Lutheran University
Kevin DayanChapman University
Dylan PinckertConnecticut College
Steve CressConnecticut College
Josh KurtzJohns Hopkins University
Christian SchillingerMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Evan KimMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Matthew WeiserOccidental College
Grant GarciaPenn State Behrend
Tim AakhusWhittier College


Some simple math.

Let's say all 45,000 members have the least expensive bronze membership (which we know is not true).


Just in membership fees. 

Now think about the numerous additional USAWP expenses we incur annually..  

And still no Junior Olympics this side of the Mississippi.


How about having it over on this side of the country once every 5 years?


Divide the country into thirds and have 3 Junior Olympic Championships?

No question they would be extremely popular and financially sucessful. Allowing local vendors, hotels, restaurants etc. to cash in.

Soma Vogel Interview (in Hungarian)

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹Szรฉp volt, Soma! ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ A 20 esztendล‘s kapus, Vogel Soma Hollandia ellen kedden este bemutatkozott a magyar vรกlogatottban! Az idegenben 13-6-ra megnyert Vi...
๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹ well done, Soma! ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ 20-Year-old goalkeeper, Vogel on Tuesday night in the Hungarian National Team! In the world's world league game at 13-6, he also five I. Lake was talking to him after the game. #Water #Water #Water #Polo

interview here:

2017 USA Water Polo ODP Holiday Camps / United States Olympic Training Center / Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The 2017 USA Water Polo ODP Holiday Camps are complete! Congrats to all those who attended and to the champions of the annual Snowball Classic that ends each Holiday Camp. We are already looking forward to next year!

Combine Congrats From Southwest Florida Water Polo

Congratulations to 55 of Florida’s high school junior and senior water polo players for participating in last weekend’s college combine in Pompano Beach! Colleges attending included Brown, Bucknell, CalTech, Connecticut College, Harvard, Fresno Pacific, George Washington U., La Salle, Salem, San Jose State, St Francis (Brooklyn), St Francis University, Michigan, and Washington & Jefferson. Our best to all in the pursuit of their higher education and water polo! 

Daniela Ortiz


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

GREATER ATLANTA: Dynamo Water Polo Youth Holiday Scrimmages

Kids: Experienced or brand new, join the Dynamo Water Polo Club Youth team for fun scrimmages this Holiday season!  Open to any high school or middle school age kid who wants to try water polo.  (You must be a strong swimmer!)

We'll scrimmage 10AM-Noon on BOTH Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.  $5 cash per player per day.  

You must be a USA Water Polo member to participate.There is a FREE 15-day trial membership for new folks who just want to give it a try.  Join USAWP here: 

Space is limited to the first 50 players so don't wait!  Bring your swim suit (girls - no bikinis, please), googles and a towel.

#DynamoWPC #DynamoDynaMITE  

Register Via Google Docs Here: