Archived News

Fall 2004 Session


November 2, 2004

Stanford Boys Water Polo Club

Sunday, November 7, 2004 after the Long Beach Game at Noon. The Stanford Boy’s Water Polo Club would like to invite all fall, winter, spring & summer Stanford Water Polo Club families to a picnic and autograph session with the Stanford Varsity players immediately after the Long Beach game.

The Club will provide free food, and as a special treat we will provide free Team Photos of the Stanford Varsity for you to have autographed. This is such a cool, high quality photo; it is something you will keep forever. Sit down and enjoy a Gatorade with Tony Azevedo and ask him for advice on stretching, weightlifting, and shooting; or ask Greg Crum if he really shot a 100 mile-per-hour backhand against Pacific last year. Ask Peter Varellas how he balances a high grade point average with the rigors of training; or ask Thomas Hopkins how he became Junior Class President at Stanford University last month!!!

This is a very special event for our Club. It will be relaxed and just a great time for our Club to get together and celebrate as a family of families. Bring your parents and your grandparents.

LOCATION of the Club lunch is just behind the stadium bleachers, on the observation deck overlooking the diving stadium. Please wear your Stanford Water Polo shirt to the game.

 


October 27, 2004

Dear Athletes and Parents,

Rosters and the time of each team's first game for Sunday October 31st are posted below. Subsequent game times will depend on results of the first game.

All games are at SODA Aquatic Center (Campolindo High School). Road closures are expected in downtown Lafayette that morning. For complete tournament schedule and special driving directions click here.

Athletes should arrive 45 minutes before playing time. Remember that Sunday is the end of Daylight Savings Time.

If you have questions, please contact Jon Barnea at phishin_captain@hotmail.com.

Thank you.

October 31 Tournament -- First Game Time & Rosters
(click here for complete tournament schedule)
Stanford 14 Red
First game: 9:00AM
Stanford 14 White
First game: 7:40AM
Stanford 12 Red
First game: 8:20AM
Stanford 12 White
First game: 10:20AM
Balassone, James
Butler, John
Clark, Gerrard
Cole, Ryan
Cole, Tom
Crow, Kielan
Goodenough, Matt
Horsley, Hunter
Hudnall, Mark
Johnson, Aaron
Martin de Bustamante, M.
Platshon, Scott
Roller, William
Rudolph, Paul
Still, Connor
Wenzlau, Tim
Whittam, Alex
 

Andresen, David
Berger, Nathaniel
Bishop, Scott
Clark, Dylan
Edwards, Dana
Ives, Richard
Kadifa, George
Koehler, Derek
Maggi, Stefano
Martin, Brendan
Martin, Ryan
Nee, Kevin
Nibbi, Trevor
Rollinson, Kevin
Sangster, Douglas
Smith, Peyton
Stephens, Scott
Swartz, Scott
Winterbotham, Neal
Wong, Michael

  Abbott, Robert
Allen, Luke
Avery, Wade
Cole, Kevin
Constantz, Andreas
Dearborn, Ben
Fodor, Lucas
Gerstenschlager, Kyle
Hyrne, Sam
Liu, Mark
Rollinson, Tim
Simon, Peter
Straube, Zack
White, Nathan
Wright, Eric
  Ahn, Richard
Ford, Tommy
Goldman, Nicholas
Kerr, Gavin
Ko, Jay
Kremer, Tom
Navarro, Evan
Pohlen, Austin
Spivack, Danny
Valentine, Colton
Vitakis, Justin
Wan, Michael
Witzke, Mark


October 22, 2004

Dear Beginner Athletes and Parents-

The beginner group will be scrimmaging with the girl's beginner group this Sunday, October 24th.  The scrimmage will take place at Avery pool and will start around 12:30 PM.  Athletes should be there at the normal practice time (12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM). 

Thank you.


October 18, 2004

Dear Athletes and Parents,

There are two upcoming dates we would like you to be aware of:

1. October 20 at 8:30am. The Big Splash (CAL Varsity versus Stanford Men's Varsity) is November 20 at 9:30am at CAL Berkeley, three hours before the football game. Due to the stands being literally on top of the pool, this event is known as one of the most intense one hour competitions in college sports. Two years ago, Greg Crum received a pass from Tony Azevedo to win the game with a last-second skip shot. CAL versus Stanford Men's Varsity Water Polo is at CAL this year. To avoid the historical 2-hour lines and increasing popularity of the event, CAL is selling all seats in advance. The event may sell out on the first day of advance ticket sales. Many Stanford Water Polo Club parents take their kids to this event so we have researched the best way to get tickets. Tickets will go on sale October 20 at 8:30am at CAL's ticket office which is 1-800-462-3277. Stanford Water Polo Club parents are requesting seats in the "Gold Section which is the lower right" portion of the stands. We assume that the tickets will sell out that day as CAL's stadium only has 500 seats. The CAL Athletic Ticket office is open Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. All tickets are $15 each  and there is a minimum $5 transaction/mailing/handling.

This is a wonderful opportunity to treat your family to one of the greatest rivalries in water polo history, and see the CAL campus awash in tail gate parties before the Big Game. Most people say this water polo game is as fun to watch as the NCAA Championship games because there is so much pride in the faces of the players. Tony Azevedo and several seniors will be playing their final Big Splash.

2. November 7, 2004 after the Long Beach Game at Noon. The Stanford Water Polo Club would like to invite all fall, winter, spring & summer Stanford Water Polo Club families to a picnic and autograph session with the Stanford Varsity players immediately after the Long Beach game. The Club will provide free food, and as a special treat we will provide free Team Photos of the Stanford Varsity for you to have autographed. Sit down and enjoy a  Gatorade with Tony Azevedo and ask him for advice on stretching, weightlifting, and shooting; or ask Greg Crum if he really shot a 100 mile-per-hour backhand against U.O.P. last year. Ask Peter Varellas how he balances a high grade point average with the rigors of training; or ask Thomas Hopkins how he became Junior Class President at Stanford University last month!!! This is a very special event for our Club. It will be relaxed and just a great time for our Club to get together and celebrate as a family of families.

Thank you.

Stanford Water Polo Club


October 15, 2004

Dear Athletes and Parents,

The
schedule and rosters for the Sunday, October 17th tournament are posted below, including this afternoon's schedule update. Most beginners will attend their regular Sunday practices at Stanford.

Athletes should arrive at the pool at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of their games. Directions/maps to playing sites are available on the "Directions to Pools" page.

Also, we invite you to join us at Avery Aquatic Center Saturday, October 16th to cheer on the Cardinal as they take on U.C. Irvine. Game time is 12:00 Noon.

Thank you.

October 17 Tournament -- Schedule & Rosters
(revised 1:00 PM Friday, October 15)
Stanford 14 Red
All Games at Live Oak HS (Morgan Hill)
8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:40 PM
Stanford 14 White
All Games at Live Oak HS (Morgan Hill)
12:00 PM, 1:20 PM, 3:20 PM
Stanford 12 Red
All games at
Palo Alto HS
10:40 AM, 12:00 PM,
1:20 PM, 2:40 PM
(four games)
Stanford 12 White
All games at
Palo Alto HS
12:00 PM,
2:00 PM, 3:20 PM
Balassone, James
Butler, John
Clark, Gerrard
Cole, Ryan
Cole, Tom
Crow, Kielan
Goodenough, Matt
Horsley, Hunter
Hudnall, Mark
Johnson, Aaron
Martin de Bustamante, M.
Platshon, Scott
Roller, William
Rudolph, Paul
Still, Connor
Wenzlau, Tim
Whittam, Alex
 

Andresen, David
Berger, Nathaniel
Bishop, Scott
Clark, Dylan
Edwards, Dana
Ives, Richard
Kadifa, George
Koehler, Derek
Maggi, Stefano
Martin, Brendan
Martin, Ryan
Nee, Kevin
Nibbi, Trevor
Rollinson, Kevin
Sangster, Douglas
Smith, Peyton
Stephens, Scott
Swartz, Scott
Winterbotham, Neal
Wong, Michael

  Abbott, Robert
Allen, Luke
Avery, Wade
Cole, Kevin
Constantz, Andreas
Dearborn, Ben
Fodor, Lucas
Gerstenschlager, Kyle
Hyrne, Sam
Liu, Mark
Rollinson, Tim
Simon, Peter
Straube, Zack
White, Nathan
Wright, Eric
  Ahn, Richard
Ford, Tommy
Goldman, Nicholas
Kerr, Gavin
Ko, Jay
Kremer, Tom
Navarro, Evan
Pohlen, Austin
Spivack, Danny
Valentine, Colton
Vitakis, Justin
Wan, Michael
Witzke, Mark


October 4, 2004

Dear Athletes and Parents,

For those athletes selected to one of our Speedo Cup Qualifying Teams, here is the schedule for the qualifying tournament this weekend. Please be at games no later than 45 min prior to start time. 

Speedo Cup A
Sunday.  Oct 10, 2004

Game 1: @ Menlo School.  9:50 am vs. Burlingame

if win game 1:  Game 2: @ Menlo Atherton HS.  1:10 pm (vs. winner of Diablo and Solo)
if lose game 1: Done

if win game 2:  Game 3: @ Menlo Atherton HS.  3:40 pm (Gold Medal Game)
if lose game 2: Game 3: @ Menlo Atherton HS.  4:40 pm (Bronze Medal Game)

Speedo Cup B
Sunday.  Oct 10, 2004

Game 1: @ Menlo Atherton HS.  9:50 am vs. La Morinda

if win game 1:  Game 2: @ Menlo Atherton HS.  12:20 pm. (vs. winner of Danville and Marin)
if lose game 1: Done

if win game 2:  Game 3: @ Menlo Atherton HS.  3:40 pm (Gold Medal Game)
if lose game 2: Game 3: @ Menlo Atherton HS.  4:40 pm (Bronze Medal Game)

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Jon Barnea
Stanford Water Polo Club
650-269-8445


October 4, 2004

Dear Athletes and Parents,

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to Stanford Water Polo Club’s Speedo Cup Qualifying Teams.  These athletes will have the opportunity to compete this weekend in the Speedo Cup Qualifying Tournament and hopefully earn a spot at this year’s Speedo Cup in St. Peters, Missouri  November 12-15.

The schedule for this weekend's qualifying tournament will be posted as soon as it is made available to us.

Thank you.

Speedo Cup 'A' Speedo Cup 'B'

Balassone, James
Butler, John
Clark, Gerrard
Cole, Tom
Goodenough, Matt
Horsley, Hunter
Hudnall, Mark
Johnson, Aaron
Bustamante, Miguel
Platshon, Scott
Roller, William
Rudolph, Paul
Still, Connor
Wenzlau, Tim
Whittam, Alex

Bishop, Scott
Clark, Dylan
Cole, Ryan
Crow, Kielan
Dearborn, Ben
Koehler, Derek
Martin, Ryan
Rollinson, Kevin
Simon, Peter
Stephens, Scott
Straube, Zack
White, Nathan
Winterbotham, Neal

Two-Time Olympian
Tony Azevedo
(Photo courtesy Keith Simon)

October 4, 2004

Dear Athletes and Parents,

We have some very exciting news!!  Tuesday night, October 5th, our very own Tony Azevedo, Greg Crum (who was Stanford’s leading scorer in last week’s win over USC), and former Stanford All-American Peter Hudnut, will put on a skills clinic for our age groupers during their practice! The skills clinic will run 6:15 - 8:30PM. Beginners are invited to stay until 8:30.

This will be a great experience for our fall athletes.  Azevedo, Crum, and Hudnut will talk with the boys about shooting and demonstrate a variety of shooting techniques. The boys will then join them in the water to work on what they have learned.

Only players enrolled in the Fall Program will be in the pool, but previous session Club members may attend and sit quietly on the pool deck and observe. Parents are welcome on the pool deck as well, and we can guarantee that you will never forget being so close to the shots and strategy used by the player often referred to as "the greatest player in the history of American Water Polo."

Hope to see everyone there!

John Vargas                                                 Brian Kreutzkamp

Note:  Tony Azevedo and Greg Crum will be donating their time to this Club event.  After 3 hours in the pool for their regular practice, we are deeply appreciative that these players want to help the younger athletes in the Club.


October 1, 2004

Dear Athletes and Parents,

We just received notice that our 14 White and 12 White teams will each play an additional game at this Sunday's tournament. The revised schedule is posted below.

Thank you.

Stanford 14 Red
All Games at SODA 'A' (Campolinda HS)
2:00 PM, 3:20 PM and 4:40 PM
Stanford 14 White
All Games at SODA 'B' (Campolinda HS)
10:00 AM, 11:20 AM, 1:20 PM and 2:00 PM
Stanford 12 Red
All games at
Monte Vista HS (Danville)
12:40 PM, 1:20 PM and 3:20 PM
Stanford 12 White
All games at
Monte Vista HS (Danville)
8:40 AM, 9:20 AM, 10:40 AM and 11:20 AM
Balassone, James
Butler, John
Clark, Gerrard
Cole, Ryan
Cole, Tom
Crow, Kielan
Goodenough, Matt
Horsley, Hunter
Hudnall, Mark
Johnson, Aaron
Martin de Bustamante, M.
Platshon, Scott
Roller, William
Rudolph, Paul
Still, Connor
Wenzlau, Tim
Whittam, Alex
 

Andresen, David
Berger, Nathaniel
Bishop, Scott
Clark, Dylan
Edwards, Dana
Ives, Richard
Kadifa, George
Koehler, Derek
Maggi, Stefano
Martin, Brendan
Martin, Ryan
Nee, Kevin
Nibbi, Trevor
Rollinson, Kevin
Sangster, Douglas
Smith, Peyton
Stephens, Scott
Swartz, Scott
Winterbotham, Neal
Wong, Michael

  Abbott, Robert
Allen, Luke
Avery, Wade
Cole, Kevin
Constantz, Andreas
Dearborn, Ben
Fodor, Lucas
Gerstenschlager, Kyle
Hyrne, Sam
Liu, Mark
Rollinson, Tim
Simon, Peter
Springer, Jed
Straube, Zack
White, Nathan
  Ahn, Richard
Ford, Tommy
Goldman, Nicholas
Kerr, Gavin
Ko, Jay
Kremer, Tom
Navarro, Evan
Pohlen, Austin
Spivack, Danny
Valentine, Colton
Vitakis, Justin
Wan, Michael
Witzke, Mark
Wright, Eric


September 30, 2004

Dear Athletes and Parents,

The
schedule and rosters for the Sunday, October 3rd tournament are posted below. Most beginners will not participate in the tournaments, but will attend their regular Sunday practices at Stanford.

Athletes should arrive at the pool at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of their games. Directions/maps to playing sites are available on the "Directions to Pools" page.

Please be sure to check this website prior to the tournament for any last minute changes. If you have any questions, please contact joanne_harmon@yahoo.com

Finally, we invite you to join us at Avery Aquatic Center Friday, October 1st to cheer on the Cardinal as they take on the Princeton Tigers. Game time is 5:00 PM.

Thank you.

Stanford 14 Red
All Games at SODA 'A' (Campolinda HS)
2:00 PM, 3:20 PM and 4:40 PM
Stanford 14 White
All Games at SODA 'B' (Campolinda HS)
10:00 AM, 11:20 AM, 1:20 PM
Stanford 12 Red
All games at
Monte Vista HS (Danville)
12:40 PM, 1:20 PM and 3:20 PM
Stanford 12 White
All games at
Monte Vista HS (Danville)
8:40 AM, 9:20 AM and 11:20 AM
Balassone, James
Butler, John
Clark, Gerrard
Cole, Ryan
Cole, Tom
Crow, Kielan
Goodenough, Matt
Horsley, Hunter
Hudnall, Mark
Johnson, Aaron
Martin de Bustamante, M.
Platshon, Scott
Roller, William
Rudolph, Paul
Still, Connor
Wenzlau, Tim
Whittam, Alex
 

Andresen, David
Berger, Nathaniel
Bishop, Scott
Clark, Dylan
Edwards, Dana
Ives, Richard
Kadifa, George
Koehler, Derek
Maggi, Stefano
Martin, Brendan
Martin, Ryan
Nee, Kevin
Nibbi, Trevor
Rollinson, Kevin
Sangster, Douglas
Smith, Peyton
Stephens, Scott
Swartz, Scott
Winterbotham, Neal
Wong, Michael

  Abbott, Robert
Allen, Luke
Avery, Wade
Cole, Kevin
Constantz, Andreas
Dearborn, Ben
Fodor, Lucas
Gerstenschlager, Kyle
Hyrne, Sam
Liu, Mark
Rollinson, Tim
Simon, Peter
Springer, Jed
Straube, Zack
White, Nathan
  Ahn, Richard
Ford, Tommy
Goldman, Nicholas
Kerr, Gavin
Ko, Jay
Kremer, Tom
Navarro, Evan
Pohlen, Austin
Spivack, Danny
Valentine, Colton
Vitakis, Justin
Wan, Michael
Witzke, Mark
Wright, Eric


September 23, 2004

We encourage all Stanford Water Polo Club athletes and their families to come out this Saturday, September 25th to cheer on the Cardinal as they face the USC Trojans in a rematch of last year’s NCAA championship game. This promises to be collegiate water polo at its best. Wear your red and white!!

Please welcome Tony Azevedo back to his first home game since the Olympics. We hope to fill the stadium with fans who want to recognize a player who, after two Olympics and three NCAA Most Valuable Player awards, has chosen to delay a professional contract and play his final season at Stanford.

Game time is 1:30pm at Avery Aquatic Center. Due to increased attendance at water polo games, the Aquatic Center now uses the permanent ticket windows at Sunken Diamond Baseball Stadium, just 100 yards away. Tickets will go on sale at 12:00 noon on Saturday. This event is expected to be a sell-out so plan on arriving early! Tickets are $6 ($4 for youth and seniors).

Thank you,

John Vargas                                    Brian Kreutzkamp
Stanford  Water Polo                     Stanford Water Polo

 

September 21, 2004

Dear Trial Athletes and Parents -

We hope you have enjoyed your two-week trial membership with Stanford Water Polo Club. If you plan to continue the program, please remember that payment is due no later than Thursday, September 23rd.

Beginners are $240. All other athletes are $320. Please make your check payable to Nor Cal Water Polo Corporation (NCWPC) and either bring it to practice or mail to:

Stanford Water Polo Club
c/o Joanne Harmon
404 Beresford Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94061

Please contact joanne_harmon@yahoo.com with any questions.

Thank you.


September 16, 2004

Dear Athletes and Parents,

The team tournament schedule and rosters for this Sunday's tournament are posted below. Most beginners will not participate in the tournaments, but will attend their regular Sunday practices at Stanford.

Athletes should arrive at the pool at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of their games. Directions to playing sites are available on the "Directions to Pools" page.

Please be sure to check this website prior to the tournament for any last minute changes. If you have any questions, please contact joanne_harmon@yahoo.com

Thank you

Stanford 14 Red
All Games at
Palo Alto HS
9:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Stanford 14 White
All Games at
Palo Alto HS
10:20 AM, 11:40 AM, 1:40 PM
Stanford 12 Red
Both games at
Palo Alto HS
3:40 PM and 5:00 PM
Stanford 12 White
Both games at
Menlo College
4:20 PM and 5:00 PM
Balassone, James
Butler, John
Clark, Gerrard
Cole, Ryan
Cole, Tom
Crow, Kielan
Goodenough, Matt
Horsley, Hunter
Hudnall, Mark
Johnson, Aaron
Martin de Bustamante, M.
Platshon, Scott
Roller, William
Rudolph, Paul
Still, Connor
Wenzlau, Tim
Whittam, Alex
 

Berger, Nathaniel
Bishop, Scott
Clark, Dylan
Edwards, Dana
Ives, Richard
Kadifa, George
Koehler, Derek
Martin, Brendan
Martin, Ryan
Nee, Kevin
Nibbi, Trevor
Rollinson, Kevin
Sangster, Douglas
Smith, Peyton
Stephens, Scott
Swartz, Scott
Winterbotham, Neal
Wong, Michael

  Abbott, Robert
Allen, Luke
Avery, Wade
Cole, Kevin
Constantz, Andreas
Dearborn, Ben
Fodor, Lucas
Gerstenschlager, Kyle
Hyrne, Sam
Liu, Mark
Rollinson, Tim
Simon, Peter
Springer, Jed
Straube, Zack
White, Nathan
  Ahn, Richard
Ford, Tommy
Goldman, Nicholas
Kerr, Gavin
Ko, Jay
Kremer, Tom
Navarro, Evan
Pohlen, Austin
Spivack, Danny
Vitakis, Justin
Wan, Michael
Witzke, Mark
Wright, Eric


September 4, 2004

Dear Athletes and Parents,

If you would like to register for the fall session and have not already done so, the deadline is fast approaching. Please sign up no later than September 5th (tomorrow) to avoid paying a late fee. Complete information is available on the Registration Page. Note: this session is for pre-high school athletes only.

Practices begin Tuesday, September 7th.  In order to participate, athletes must have a completed waiver on file with the club and be members of U.S. Water Polo.

Clothing orders will be accepted until September 10th. Check out the complete line of club gear on the Team Shop page of the website.

Please contact joanne_harmon@yahoo.com with any questions.

We’re looking forward to a terrific fall season!


Check out the Junior Olympics page for a recap of Stanford Water Polo Club's success at the recent National Junior Olympics in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.


August 21, 2004

STANFORD WATER POLO CLUB
2004 BOY’S FALL SESSION

 Dear Athletes and Parents,

Welcome to the 2004 Stanford Water Polo Club fall session!  Athletes will learn the dynamics of hard work, problem solving and good sportsmanship while developing strong friendships.  This program is designed for boys who are not currently playing high school water polo. There is no minimum age or skills requirement but it is helpful if athletes do have some swimming background.

If you know a boy who would like to try water polo, fall is a great time to start. For the fall session, a two-week trial membership is available at no charge to new members.

The Stanford Water Polo Club is the premiere program in the area, having teams ranked in the top ten and having players selected for National Teams and All-American honors at the National Junior Olympics.  All coaches have extensive playing experience and have worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels.

The fall session will run from Tuesday, September 7th through Sunday, October 31st. A tentative practice schedule is posted on the “Practice Groups & Schedule” page.

We will participate in the Fall League against other teams in our area.  A number of athletes will be selected to compete at the Speedo Cup that takes place in St. Louis, Missouri in early November.  Speedo Cup brings the best age group teams from each zone for four days of outstanding competition.  If interested, please fill out the availability for this tournament on the online registration form.

Registration is only available online (click here for Registration Form). Deadline for registration is September 5.  Registrations received after September 5th will incur a $50 late charge.   Please make sure the following forms are completed: 

Team clothing is available at the “Team Shop” page. We strongly encourage everyone to have the team swimsuit for all games. The final date for ordering team clothing is Sept 10th.  This will be our only order for the fall, so please keep this in mind if you need extra suits, towels or shirts throughout the season. 

To ensure the highest quality of our program, we will be limiting the number of participants in each practice group.  They will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We are expecting all groups to be full this fall, so please register at your earliest convenience to ensure a spot.

We are looking forward to a great season!

John Vargas                                                              Brian Kreutzkamp
Stanford Water Polo                                                   Stanford Water Polo


August 3, 2004

Stanford Water Polo Club's Fall Session will run from Tuesday, September 7th through Sunday, October 31st.

Beginners will practice Tuesdays 6:15-8:30PM and Sundays 12:00-2:00PM. Intermediate and advanced players will practice Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:15-8:30PM and Sundays 12:00-2:00PM. All practices will be held at Stanford.

We will participate in the Fall League against other teams in our area and send a team to Speedo Cup in November.

Additional information and registration forms will be available soon.

Thank you.