Villanova Men's Club Water Polo

Seasons

Fall-Begins the week school starts and ends before Thanksgiving. Competition is against colleges in the Mid Atlantic Division.

Spring-Begins in January when school starts and ends in April. Competition is against colleges and Masters teams in the Main Line League.

Practices

Practices occur four nights per week from 7-9 PM. Practices in the fall are largely centered around team tactics and training, while the spring time is devoted to individual skill instruction. The water polo club is run as a competitive team, so we expect team members to be at practice unless they have academic conflicts.

Games

Games occur on weeknights and weekends throughout each season. We play over 30 games per year, not including scrimmages.

Ability level Required

We provide an opportunity for everyone, regardless of ability or experience. No one is cut from the team and everyone gets to play in games. For the more experienced players, our goal is to get to the National Championship in the fall and win the Main Line League in the spring. For our less experienced players, we schedule games against novice teams in the fall and in the spring we compete in the "B" Division of the Main Line League. The only requirement is the ability to swim.

Academics

They always come first and our team GPA is well above 3.2 with 80% of our athletes maintaining a GPA higher than 3.2.

Giving Back

We believe in service to others, so we often run clinics for teams in the area.

 

Competitive History

Highest Finish                          National Champion Runner-Up

National Championship          6 Appearances

Recent Finish                           12th Place at the 2018 National Championship

Top 20 Ranking                       2018 season ranked 16thin the country

Mid Atlantic Division               1st Place 2018

Main Line League Div “A”       1st Place 2019

Main Line league Div "B"        1st Place regular season 2019

Overall Record                        28 wins, 6 losses        

 

More Info

For more information, contact Coach Dan Sharadin, sharadin@americanwaterpolo.org.

 

2018-19

Club Sports Awards

Club of The Year Winner

  • English Equestrian

Fundraising Club of The Year

  • Men's Ice Hockey