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by OCPoloDad
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: High School GIRLS
Topic: Class of 2022 Commits
Replies: 31
Views: 20801

Re: Class of 2022 Commits

Ditto to desertbeachkid and The Dowager above. Coach's influence but don't control the decision. The school admissions may also influence the athlete's last Semester class choices possibly saying "you need to add another AP/Honors class". They expect a FULL 4 years of academia, no such thi...
by OCPoloDad
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Mens Varsity Water Polo
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 152
Views: 30859

Re: 2021 Season

Look to the other side historically at their Women's program with Antal, Illes, and Tarrago. Then came Mulder, Wright, Joustra and more. Several of these are elite players who were in Tokyo. Despite this influx of talent, no hardware. I won't even start the USC foreign roadmap on both the Men's ( Ge...
by OCPoloDad
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: New News and Posts
Topic: Lifeguard requirements
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: Lifeguard requirements

Matt, I cant speak from a legal nor a school administration viewpoint. In all my years on a pool deck, I rarely if ever saw a lifeguard on duty unless it was in a community park setting. Most swim/polo events were held at schools and I cant think of a time where there was a lifeguard presence. So li...
by OCPoloDad
Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: US Womens National Water Polo Teams
Topic: Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 35
Views: 7464

Re: Tokyo Olympics

Such a dominant performance! Loved seeing the Medal Ceremony. Congratulations Team USA!
by OCPoloDad
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: US Womens National Water Polo Teams
Topic: Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 35
Views: 7464

Re: Tokyo Olympics

Congrats to American Women for making it to the Gold Medal Final. Will need all offensive weapons against a stingy Spanish defense.
by OCPoloDad
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: US Womens National Water Polo Teams
Topic: Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 35
Views: 7464

Re: Tokyo Olympics

Congrats to the USA Women for advancing to the semi-finals vs. Russia after a 16-5 victory over Canada. Spain & Hungary advance to the other semi-final.
by OCPoloDad
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: US Womens National Water Polo Teams
Topic: Lack of support/interest in the Women's team?
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: Lack of support/interest in the Women's team?

Nice, thank you desertbeachkid!
by OCPoloDad
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: US Womens National Water Polo Teams
Topic: Lack of support/interest in the Women's team?
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: Lack of support/interest in the Women's team?

Holy crap, 18-5 USA over ROC; the same ROC who tied Hungary 10-10. Because the game was on at 2AM my time, did not watch but this is not a win, it's a statement! Congrats to Maggie Steffens for becoming All-Time Olympic Goal Leader. https://www.nbcolympics.com/news/us-womens-water-polo-back-track-1...
by OCPoloDad
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: US Womens National Water Polo Teams
Topic: Lack of support/interest in the Women's team?
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: Lack of support/interest in the Women's team?

Holy crap, 18-5 USA over ROC; the same ROC who tied Hungary 10-10. Because the game was on at 2AM my time, did not watch but this is not a win, it's a statement! Congrats to Maggie Steffens for becoming All-Time Olympic Goal Leader. https://www.nbcolympics.com/news/us-womens-water-polo-back-track-18...
by OCPoloDad
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: US Womens National Water Polo Teams
Topic: Lack of support/interest in the Women's team?
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: Lack of support/interest in the Women's team?

Yes, Aria Fisher is a true center. Bottom line is that Hungary executed in Q4 whereas the U.S. did not. U.S. was 1/5 shooting and Hungary was 3/7. Q4 6x5 the U.S was 0/2 and Hungary was 1/1. Again, in my opinion, credit the Hungarian field defense.
by OCPoloDad
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: US Mens National Water Polo Team
Topic: Toyko Olympics
Replies: 283
Views: 40047

Re: Toyko Olympics

I felt USA was in control the first half.....until that last second goal by Italy to make it 7-5 to close the 2nd. Third quarter they were still playing well, and were up 2 goals with 5min to play. Couldn't close it out and yes, might be due to youth. A 5M penalty then luck or misfortune of the boun...
by OCPoloDad
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: US Womens National Water Polo Teams
Topic: Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 35
Views: 7464

Re: Tokyo Olympics

Yes, things did not look fluid with their offense, especially 6x5, but credit the Hungary field defense. Maybe a little impatience in quick shots on the 6x5 a couple times and against high level teams, every possession matters. I agree, things will be righted Friday.
by OCPoloDad
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: US Mens National Water Polo Team
Topic: Toyko Olympics
Replies: 283
Views: 40047

Re: Toyko Olympics

Greece and Italy tie 6-6 Hungary beats Japan 16-11 (tied 8-8 at half) Australia with a 3 goal win over Croatia 11-8 Consistently--based on a sample size of 2 games, so take this with grain of salt--Japan seems to score more goals in the first half and give up more in the second. I wonder if their e...
by OCPoloDad
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: US Womens National Water Polo Teams
Topic: Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 35
Views: 7464

Re: Tokyo Olympics

Looked sluggish tonight. Solid 2nd half. Hopefully, that’s the weak game of the tourney. Not sure how the Chinese center defenders and centers got away with so many obvious fouls. Kind of ridiculous. Yes, but so was the US suit holding, which also went mostly uncalled. Looking at the scoreheet, the...
by OCPoloDad
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: US Womens National Water Polo Teams
Topic: Lack of support/interest in the Women's team?
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: Lack of support/interest in the Women's team?

Agreed. Maybe because winning becomes boring? Congratulations on those selected for our 2021 Olympic Team: Ashleigh Johnson (Miami, FL/Princeton/NYAC) Maddie Musselman (Newport Beach, CA/UCLA/CdM Aquatics) Melissa Seidemann (Walnut Creek, CA/Stanford/NYAC) Rachel Fattal (Seal Beach, CA/UCLA/SOCAL) P...

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