The Spartans are comprised of athletes from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland who came together to play in Water Polo Canada’s uber competitive National Championship League.
Yesterday in Calgary, the Spartans 16U Boys Team came away with the bronze medal at the NCL Western National Championship.
In just their first year of NCL competition, the Spartans grew and developed all season long under the direction of Head Coach Vladimir Ushakov.
The Spartans, which includes five members of the Surrey Orcas Water Polo Club, entered the tournament having finished in fourth place in league play.
They won three of their four tournament games en route to their bronze medal finish. Their only loss came at the hands of the eventual silver medal winner, Team Saskatchewan. This game turned into a nail biter that required six rounds of a shootout to determine a result. Undeterred, the Spartans responded with a dominant victory in their final game and claimed the bronze medal.
Congratulations to our Orcas players and their Spartans teammates on an exciting and inspirational first season in NCL competition.