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- 9/17/14: For the 2014 season, the Georgia High School Water Polo Association
(GHSWPA) is excited to release its Players to Watch. The enclosed student-athletes
have been compiled using a wide range of justifications, including those who are athletically talented in the sport of
water polo, those who are considered to be the 2014 leaders of their respective teams, and those who show their coaches
and teammates the passion and desire necessary to succeed in the GHSWPA and beyond. Please join us in recognizing these
worthwhile student-athletes. [complete press
- 9/17/14: Game scores and updated league
standings through September 14th have been posted.
- 9/16/14: Reminders: Final rosters were due to Brian this past Sunday, 9/14 -- there will be no more
floaters allowed for the remainder of the season, but girls are still permitted to play on a co-ed and girls
team. State t-shirt and hoodie orders are due to Kris by Saturday, 9/20, and team pictures for the state
tournament program are due to Kris by Monday, 9/22.
- 9/16/14: A middle school exhibition game has been added to the schedule on
Sunday, September 28th at 6:00p at Mountain View. It will likely be a pick-up game and is open to any interested middle
school players. Simply show up to play!
- 9/16/14: GHSWPA Action Co-Photos of the Week:
Katilyn Kasper, 7th grade goalie for Collins Hill, saves
a goal verses Pope at Dynamo
Charley Plumly of North Springs defends his
team's goal against GAC
- 9/12/14: T-shirts (short and long-sleeved) and hoodie sweatshirts for the GHSWPA State Tournament will once
again be for sale this season! Please check with your coach or team representative to place your order. Team order forms
are due by Saturday, September 20th and related payments due by Friday, October 3rd.
The design for the 2014 State Championship shirts and hoodies
- 9/10/14: GHSWPA Action Photo of the Week:
The ladies of Dalton Water Polo pose for a team picture after their games last weekend
- 9/8/14: Game scores and updated league
standings through September 7th have been posted.
- 9/8/14: APS Knights Place Four on USA Water Polo Academic All-America Roster
Congratulations to APS Knights Water Polo Club players Sloan Hodges, Cat Hume, Jess Hume and Ciara Sadaka for
their hard work in academics and water polo. All four young ladies earned a place on the USA Water Polo
2013-2014 Academic All-America roll,
announced Friday, September 5th, by USAWP, the national governing body for club water polo in the United
States. Student-athletes registered with USAWP need a 3.6 GPA on a scale of 4.0 to qualify. All four also
received Outstanding Achiever honors as each of them had at least a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Hodges and the Hume twins attend Grady High School and play for both the APS Knights A and Girls teams.
Sadaka attends Pace Academy where she plays for the Pace team in addition to the APS Knights Girls
team (Pace does not currently field a Girls team). All are in the eleventh grade.
In the pool, all four participated in the 2013-2014
USAWP Olympic Development Program for the Southeast Zone. Sloan, Jess and Ciara advanced to the national
ODP tournament, played this past March in California.
"370 girls from across the country received USAWP 2013-2014 Academic All-America honors," explained Monica
Szalma, one of their coaches for the APS Knights. "The fact that these four have proven themselves outstanding
on both sides of the ‘student athlete’ name is great acknowledgement of their dedication and ability in both
areas. It is also exciting for the APS Knights to know that our small, seasonal water polo club scored a
full 1% of the national Academic All-America accolades from USAWP." A former NCAA Division I and European
water polo player herself, Coach Szalma is also the Georgia coach for the USAWP ODP program.
Jess Hume, Ciara Sadaka, Sloan Hodges and Cat Hume are all smiles when they learned they made
"Outstanding Achiever" status on the USA Water Polo 2013-2014 Academic All-America team (photo courtesy
of Shannon Davis)
- 9/5/14: The Gwinnett Daily Post has published a nice feature on Collins Hill's Head Water Polo Coach and
Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach, Brian Collins:
"Brian Collins is the head water polo coach at Collins Hill and an assistant for the swimming program. Collins first
began played water polo as a senior at Shiloh and continues to travel worldwide with a masters team. He came on board
with the Eagles’ program not long after it started six years ago."
"In this installment of Getting to Know, Collins talks to staff writer Christine Troyke about a variety of topics,
including living in Australia, ignorance being bliss for people starting to play water polo and trying to explain
his real job to teenagers."
Check out the full article on the Gwinnett Daily Post website.
- 8/25/14: GHSWPA Action Photo of the Week:
Justin Cohen of North Springs takes a shot against the Wildcats at the PowerBar Cup on Saturday, 8/23/2014
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