Water Polo completes impressive season

Owen Gibney ’24

The SJ Water Polo team had another dominant season. They practiced every day after school, and through 10 weeks of hard work, they produced an impressive record of 19-4-2. In the Regional Championship at Lamar High School, the Varsity team lost in overtime by one goal to Brazoswood, the team who won it all. 

Head Coach Timothy Keogh, who won the UIL Water Polo District Coach of the Year, said, “It was galvanizing for the players but also disappointing. There was not a lot we would’ve changed. They played hard, but sometimes the ball bounces the wrong way.”

The Varsity team is unfortunately losing five great seniors—Chris Poisler, McKay Nelms, Thien Pham, Wyatt Hansen, and Ryan Kelley; however, With a varsity team composed mostly of juniors and much more young talent, they look to win State next year.

Varsity player Carson Hopper ‘24 said, “It was great seeing how much better everyone got from last year, so I can’t wait to see us next year!”

Congratulations on another impressive year for the Water Polo team! They have high expectations for next year, and. Hopefully, the ball will bounce their way.