Season Preview: Boys’ water polo hopes for clean slate with fresh talent

September 10, 2018 — by Isaac Le and Andrew Li

Head coach: Jacob Young

2017-2018 record: 2-11

Last season recap: The team struggled all year, falling short of CCS.

Key Additions: junior goalie Nima Aminzadeh, junior Ashvin Maheshwar, freshman Marcus Kuo

Key Matchups: Monta Vista (Sept. 13), Cupertino (Sept. 25), Fremont (Oct. 11)

Star Players: Senior Ryan Busse, Senior Nick Bray, Senior Andrew Gao

Key Losses to graduation: Ryan Ahari, Roland Shen, Alan Lu, Nathon Chin

League: El Camino Division

 

After a disappointing 2017 season with a 2-11 record, the Falcons plan to rebuild after losing star players such as Ryan Ahari and Roland Shen to graduation. The team failed to make CCS last year and hopes its new talent can help them achieve this goal this season.

Despite their poor performance last year, the team has promising incoming players such as freshman Marcus Kuo and sophomore goalie Nima Aminzadeh.

This year, the team is placing an emphasis on communication and team cohesiveness.

“As a team, we all have very high hopes for the upcoming season," junior Ashvin Maheshwar said. “We get to bond together in and out of the pool, which allows us to communicate better when we are in a game.”

So far, the boys’ varsity water polo team has played two league games. They currently have a 0-2 record after losing to Harker 19-9 and Wilcox 17-7.

 

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