Aug 15 - Seattle, WA
Northwest Water Polo Club is excited to announce the clubs 2022 Fall schedule. After an action packed summer that saw the club send eight teams to the 2022 Junior Olympics, we are ready to start practices back up September 6. NWPC will offer programs for athletes of all ages and skill levels, along with a couple scrimmage and travel tournament opportunities. Free trails are available for families who are new to water polo.
2022 Fall Session Sep 6 - Nov 20
|Elite HS/14u boys Mon-Thu, 7:30-9:30pm at Phantom Lake|
|HS/14 girls Mon-Thu 7:30-9:30pm at Woodridge|
|Development HS/14u boys Mon-Thu, 7:30-9:30pm at Woodridge|
|Advanced 12u Mon-Thu, 7:30-9pm at Woodridge|
|New 12u boys/girls Sun, 10-11am at Woodridge|
|Intermediate 12u 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 fall! Questions about Northwest? Email email@example.com.
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.
July 20 - San Jose, CA July
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 five boys team to this year's tournament including the clubs 18u, 16u, 14u A, 14u B and 12u boys teams. Over the course of the four day tournament NWPC teams fought hard, representing the program well against the top water polo teams from around the USA.
18u boys got off to a great start on Saturday morning with a solid 10-5 win over Carlsbad (Carlsbad, C). Game two was a different story as the team dropped a tough match to 680 Drivers (San Jose, CA) 5-15. In their last match of the day the team played great against a tested Pride (Thousand Oaks, CA) team and after four quarters of play the score stood tied at 10-10. In the shootout the team came up short by one, ending the game 10.3-10.4, moving on to the gold bracket for Sunday games. Sunday morning the boys started off slow, losing a tough game to Arroyo Grande 9-15. Up next was a match vs Patriot and the while the boys played really well they came up short 9-10. In their third game of the day the boys fell short against Utah United 7-11. Monday had the team earn solid wins against Miami Riptides (Miami, FL) and Pegasus (Dallas, TX) to earn a birth in the 13th place game in the gold bracket on Tuesday afternoon. Against Wolverines the boys came out and hot and never let up, winning the game 10-7. For the tournament the boys went 4-5 to finish 13th in the gold bracket.
NWPC 16u boys had a tough start to their JO tournament, dropping their first game against San Diego power house La Jolla United 1-15. In their second match the boys put forth a good effort but once again came up short 2-16. Sunday saw 16s rebound with a solid 14-2 win over Moose Blue. Against ORWP the boys came out flat dropping the game 5-11. Monday morning the 16s matched up against Southside and while they kept it close for a half the team came up short 6-13. In the afternoon the boys were back in the pool against Pegasus and once again came up short 6-9. In their final tilt on Tuesday afternoon the 16s were ready to roll, posting a 9-6 win against Cal Republic to close out the tournament with a 2-6 record and 19th place finish in the gold bracket.
Northwest 14u A team started their tournament off with a rough 3-22 loss to Diablo A. The boys rebounded with a solid team effort against Pegasus (Dallas, TX) but came up short 7-10 to move into the gold bracket. Sunday saw the boys earn their first victory of the tournament with a great 15-5 win over Rocky Mountain Neptunes. Game two featured a match up vs Diablo B and the team put together a great game but came up short in a shoot out 7.2-7.3. Monday morning the squad came up against Lamorinda B and once again a shootout decided the game as the 14s ended the game with 10.0-10.2 score. Game two on Monday was a solid contest against SOVA as the boys locked down on defense to earn a 12-4 win. In their last game of the tournament the boys came up with a big 11-9 win. Over the tournament the 14s went 3-4 and finished 17th in the gold bracket.
Northwest B boys had a slow start in the their first match, dropping a 0-28 decision to Sand Canyon Redlands, CA). In their second game the squad much better but came up short against Praetorian (Fresno, CA) 5-11. The teams 0-2 record moved them into the bronze bracket, going up against CVU Sunday morning. The boys played hard but couldn’t quite keep up, dropping the game 2-12. Game two against Ripon told a similar story as the squads defense let down, ending the game 1-12. Monday the boys had another slow start against Trojan Gold going down early to finish the game 6-12. In their last game of the tournament the 14s came up against San Francisco Marin but couldn’t finish things out, ending the game 6-11.
The 12u boys team came up against a tested Shore Aquatics team in their first match and dropped the game 1-12. Game two saw the 12u team play really well, pushing Trojan (Los Angeles) for four quarters to end the game in a 6-6 tie. In the shootout the boys came up just short, 6.1-6.3, to move into the gold bracket. In their first game on Sunday the boys came ready to play putting up a 9-5 win against the Rocky Mountain Neptunes. Against Santa Cruz Waxem the boys put forth a great effort but came up short 7-11. Monday had the team facing off against 680 White, unfortunately a slow start left the squad with a 3-9 loss. The boys came back with a a great effort against Lamorinda B but once against came up short 6-7. In their last game of the tournament the 12s were ready to roll, putting up a fantastic 7-4 win against Royal Black to finish the tournament with a 2-5 record and a 19th place finish in the gold bracket.
Congratulations to all five Northwest boys 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.