The Spartans 16U boys team recently returned from a very successful trip to the Pacific Winter Classic Tournament in San Diego.
The trip started with an exhibition game that allowed the team to adapt to the concept of playing in outdoor pools in the dead of winter. Day one of the 12 team tournament was very successful with victories of 13-4 and 14-4.
The competition got stiffer in the semi-finals. With the game tied and a trip to the tournament championship on the line, the Spartans sealed the deal by scoring the game winning goal with just 15 seconds left in the game.
We lost 10-5 in the final but were very proud to bring home the silver medal and some great California memories.
A visit to the beach at Torrey Pines State Park was one of the highlights of the trip. A huge shout-out goes Coach Vladimir and Chaperone Eric for ensuring the boys had a first class experience both in and away from the pool.
Both of our Spartans teams made it to the medal round at the recent 13th Annual Spooktacular hosted by The Saanich Water Polo School.
The Spartans are comprised of athletes from a number of Lower Mainland Water Polo League clubs who come together to compete in high performance events under the direction of Orcas Head Coach Vladimir Ushakov.
The Spartans boys high school team finished an impressive second place in the round robin phase of the tournament. Their only loss to that point was by a single, last second, buzzer beating goal.
The boys forged on to the medal round and earned their way into the bronze medal game. In an epic seesaw battle the boys lost by a single goal to the host Saanich team.
The Spartans 14U boys cruised through the round robin portion with a perfect 3-0 record. They followed that up with another win and earned their way into the gold medal game. The gold medal game saw us face a very familiar opponent, our friends from Fraser Valley. While they had to settle for the silver medal, our 14U Spartans should all be every proud of their Spooktacular accomplishments this past weekend
Our coaches and executive team have been working hard this past summer to ensure that the 2017/2018 season is our best ever.
Our highly successful Recreational program is gearing up for another exciting season with fun filled practices and Sunday games as part of the Lower Mainland Water Polo League (LMWPL).
Recreational practices start on Tuesday September 5.
New members are always welcome to come for a no-charge trial practice, just complete our Try Water Polo – No Commitment form.
Our really big news is the expansion of our Competitive program.
After winning the bronze medal at the last year’s NCL Western National Championships, our 14U Boys BCPL/NCL program is back again.
The Orcas are very proud to be hosting this year’s LMWPL NCL teams in both the 16U and 19U age categories. BCPL/NCL practices kick off on Wednesday September 6.
Please remember that every athlete must submit the online registration form prior to attending their first practice.
Welcome back and have a great season !