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Nov 14 - Seattle, WA

This Saturday Wolfpack Masters (Seattle, WA) hosted their inaugural Fall tournament. The event featured masters teams from around the Pacific Northwest and included alumni from MIT/ Pepperdine/BYU-Hawaii, along with former Canadian and Kazakhstani National Team athletes. Northwest Water Polo Club sent two teams to compete against these masters, the 18u girls and 18u boys teams. Both teams represented the club well, reaching the finals of the Women's division and Men's Open division. 

Northwest girls got off to a rocking start against University of Washington (Seattle,  WA) women, taking an early lead and keeping up the pressure to win their first match 13-5. In their second game the girls had an amazing back and forth contest with Wolf Pack Red. In the fourth quarter the team found the back of the net in the last minute to come out on top 14-13. In the squads third and final game against Wolfpack Black defense led the way as the girls came up with a 11-8 W. With a 3-0 record the girls team finished the tournament in first place (and got some sweet pizza). 

Northwest 18u boys start things off Saturday morning with a tightly contested game against Seattle Masters A. With the score tied at 11 and three seconds on the clock the boys found the back of the net to win the game 12-11.  Game two against the Seattle Otters (Seattle, WA) featured a close battle for a half before the 18s separated to finish the match 11-7. The boys 2-0 record put them in the finals against Seattle Masters B but the team couldn't quite keep up, dropping the game 16-5.  For the day the 18 boys went 2-1, finishing the tournament in second place. 

Congratulations to both teams on a great day of water polo against some very experienced masters teams. Northwest will be back to tournament play at the T-Hills New Years event in early January.

Official scores/results here

2022-23 Winter Schedule Announced

By Coach John 10/15/2022, 11:15am PDT

Oct 18 - Seattle, WA

Northwest Water Polo Club is excited to announce the clubs 2022-23 Winter schedule. After an amazing Fall session that saw more athletes than ever join NWPC  we are ready for Winter practices to start back up Nov 28. Northwest will offer programs for athletes of all ages and skill levels, along with a couple scrimmage and travel tournament opportunities.  Check out the schedule below for details about practice times and locations. Free trails are available for families who are new to water polo. 

2022-23 Winter Session Nov 28 - Feb 19

Elite HS Boys 

Mon, 6- 8:30pm at Medgar Evers

Wed, 8-9:30pm at Medgar Evers

Tue/Thu 8-9:30pm at MIBC

Learn about Northwest and our club highlights here


Details about our teams, training and programs


Register for water polo practice today!

Premier HS Boys

Mon-Thu 8-9:30pm at MIBC 

HS Girls 

Mon-Thu 7:30-9:30pm at Phantom Lake

Elite 14u 

Mon-Thu, 7:30-9:30pm at Phantom Lake

Premier 14u 

Mon-Thu, 7-8:30pm (option to stay until 9)

Advanced 12u 

Mon-Thu, 7-8:30pm at Woodridge

New 12u/10u boys & girls 

Sun, 10-11am at Woodridge

Intermediate 12u/10u boys & girls 

Sun, 11am-12pm at Woodridge

Splashball (age 5-8) 

Sun, 10-11am at Woodridge

 

Look forward to seeing everyone on the pool deck this Winter! Questions about our programs? Email john@northwestwaterpoloclub.com.

Session II Jr. Olympics Recap

By Coach John 08/15/2022, 5:30pm PDT

18u, 16u Girls and 10uCoed Teams Rock JOs

July 25 - San Jose, CA July

The week of July 21-24 played host to 2022 Junior Olympics (Session II) in San Jose, CA. Every year USA Water Polo hosts the Junior Olympics (JOs), a youth water polo tournament featuring the best age group teams from around the county competing for the title of national champion. Northwest Water Polo Club sent three teams to the Session II event including the clubs 18u girls, 16u girls and 10u coed team. Over the course of the four day tournament NWPC teams played hard, representing the program well against some of the top water polo teams from around the USA. 

Northwest 18u girls got off to a rough start on Thursday with a with a 7-11 loss to Route 66. Game two saw the girls rebound with a 2-15 with against Seaside White which moved them into a play-in game Monday night. In the play-in the girls came up just short, 10-13 to move into Bronze bracket. Friday the girls returned to their winning ways putting up a 8.3-8.1 shootout victory over Southern while besting Diablo B 10-9. Saturday the girls came up short against Skip 5-7 before moving on to play against Modesto Stanislaus in the in the quarter finals. Against Modesto the 18s staged an epic come back, winning the game on a last second shot 9-8 to move on to the Bronze bracket semifinals Sunday morning. In the semis the squad fought hard but came up short 3-6, putting them in the third place game against Skip later that day. In the semi the girls played hard but once again came up short 8-10. Over the tournament the girls posted a 4-5 record enroute to a 4th place in the bronze bracket.

The 16u girls started off their JO tournament hot with a 9-2 win over Diablo. Game two was a bit different as the girls dropped a tough game to Foothill 1-19. In their third game of the day the girls came up against a tested Kearns squad and fell short 7-9 to move into the gold bracket. Friday the 16s lost games to Royal 559 (2-10) and Bainbridge Island (4-15) before besting American River 6-5. Saturday morning the girls dropped a rough 1-11 game to Third Coast Aquatics before moving to face off against San Jose Express. Against San Jose the girls came out slow and couldn’t quite catch back up to end the game 3-12. In their last game of the tournament the squad put forth a great effort against Cal Republic Black but came up short 3-7. For the event the 16s put together a 2-7 record and finished 11th place in the gold bracket.

NWPC 10u coed team put together a performance for the ages, starting off with a close 11-12 loss to Rose Bowl in game one. Game two the team couldn’t quite find the back of the net, dropping a 3-6 contest to San Diego Shores. Friday morning the 10s put fort a really good team effort against Santa Barbara 805 but came up short 7-9. Up next was ECA and while the 10s competed they ran out of gas to end the game 11-15. In the afternoon the team rebounded against ASA with a solid 10-2 win. Saturday the squad dropped a heartbreaking 9-10 game to Costa Del Sur before dropping another close to San Diego Shores 8-12. In their last game of JO’s the 10s put together an amazing team performance, earning 17-13 win over Lamorinda. Over the weekend the 10s had a 2-6 record which resulted in an 11th place finish in the 10u coed bracket.

Congratulations to all three Northwest teams on a great week of games at the 2022 Junior Olympics. Northwest will take a break for August and get back to training Sep 6 after Labor Day weekend.

Official tournament results/scores here