✴ Windy City Water Polo ✴

Fall 2017
2011 3rd Place 14&Under Girls Windy City Water Polo

Windy City Water Polo Club in Illinois serves Oak Park, River Forest, Chicago, and the entire Chicagoland area. The club began in 1987 by coaches Dave Perry and Jack Wagner.  Windy City Water Polo fields Senior level, 20 and Under, 18 and Under, 16 and Under, 14 and Under, 12 and Under, and 10 and Under teams for both boys and girls. We offer practices and competitions year round for athletes 14 years old and younger (12U and 10U), senior women, and senior men. We offer Summer and Fall water polo for high school athletes. Windy City Water Polo is unaffiliated with ANY high school or high school water polo program.  No high school athlete is required to participate with Windy City in order to participate with his or her high school team.  The club uses Fenwick High School's Dan O'Brien Natatorium for training (505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60302). Please note that at this time, the HS Girls' Summer Team is invite only. The rest of our teams, 14&Under, 12&Under, 10&Under, HS Boys programs, and senior level programs for men and women, are open to all players.


WINDY CITY SPORTS 2017 FALL

WATER POLO

WINDY CITY SPORTS 2017 FALL YOUTH WATER POLO TEAM

This fall Windy City Water Polo will play in the Midwest American Water Polo Fall Age Group League.  We will have three teams:  a team for 14 & Under Boys, not yet in High School; 14 & Under Girls, not yet in High School; and a Co-ed 12 and Under Team.

YOUR AGE IS DETERMINED BY HOW OLD YOU ARE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS.

During the season we will work on the fundamental skills of water polo, as well as participate in the Midwest American Water Polo League.   There will be games for all 3 teams. 12&Unders are encouraged to play with their 14&Under teammates (especially on the girls' side!).

PRACTICES:  WILL BE FROM 6:00PM TO 7:00PM FOR 10&UNDERS AND 6-7:30PM FOR 12&UNDERS AND 14&UNDERS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES.

 AUGUST--  21(Mon), 23(Wed), 24(Thur), 28(Mon), 30(Wed), 31(Thur);  SEPTEMBER--   6(Wed), 7(Thur), 11(Mon), 13(Wed), 18(Mon), 20(Wed), 21(Thur), 25(Mon), 27(Wed), 28(Thur); OCTOBER--  2(Mon), 4(Wed), 5(Thur), 9(Mon), 11(Wed) 16(Mon), 18(Wed), 23 (Mon), 30(Mon); NOVEMBER– 1(Wed), 6(Mon), 7(Wed) Travel Trip to Colorado November 10,11,12.

 LEAGUE GAMES: Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays during September and October.  They will likely start on September 10 & 11.  The 12& Under Co-ed Championship and the 14&Under Illinois Championships for Boys and Girls will be held near the end of October or early November.  We should have our game schedule by early September.  Games will be played in the Chicago land area so we can set up car pools if necessary.  Possible sites are Lyons, Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way West, Neuqua Valley, Waubonsie Valley, Northside Prep, Latin, Stevenson, Whitney Young, St. Rita, and Fenwick.

TRAVEL TRIP: This year, we hope to be travelling to the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton, CO in early November again.  We will take one 14&Under Coed team and one 12&Under Coed team.  With flights, hotel, ground transportation, and tournament entry fee, we believe that the trip can be done for somewhere between $300-600.  We have participated in this tournament three of the last four years.  We will ask for a firm commitment at our registration meeting before proceeding to book the trip.  We are also looking for another trip which might be less costly.  More information to come.

COST: $200 for one child, $350 for two children same family, $450 for 3 or more children same family.  Payment can be done as cash, a check payable to Windy City Sports, or Chase Quick Pay to windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com .  You must also be a member of American Water Polo.  AWP is the organization that helps us organize our local games.  If you signed up with American Water Polo over the summer, you are good to go for the fall season.  We will have computers available at registration for your convenience.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION MEETING IS Monday, August 21 AT 5:45pm:

Meet in the library.  Enter the building at the glass doors off of the East Ave. parking lot and follow the signs.  We will have practice starting at 6:00pm that night!

Parents are asked to fill out the registration forms online (Fall Season Registration form and the Medical Treatment form).  We will have computers onsite in the library if you are unable to complete these online forms before the meeting.

 If you cannot attend the meeting but want to participate in the program, or if you have any questions, please contact Kyle Perry at Fenwick HS 708-386-0127 ext. 346.  Also you can check out our web site at   https://sites.google.com/site/windycitywaterpolo1/ or email kperry@fenwickfriars.com

Any questions please call Kyle Perry at Fenwick, 708-386-0127 ext.346 or email kperry@fenwickfriars.com .

Fall Practice Schedule:

Age Group (14&Under, 12&Under): Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6-7:30pm
Age Group (10&Under): Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6-7pm
HS Girls: Join your high school swim team!
HS Boys: Open Pools Wednesday 7-9pm and Sundays 9-11am
Senior Men (18+) Open Pools
Wednesday 7-9pm and Sundays 9-11am
Senior Women (18+):  Thursdays 8:15-9:45pm CHECK THE CALENDAR

At the high school level, WCWP has had players compete at Fenwick, Morton, Oak Park River Forest, Br. Rice, St. Patrick, Loyola, St. Ignatius, Lockport, Juarez, Maine South, Lincoln Park, York, Riverside-Brookfield, Maine East, Taft, Little Village, Neuqua Valley, Lincoln-Way Central, Curie, Latin, Mother McAuley, Evanston, Lake Forest, Whitney Young, Glenbrook South, The Hill School (PA), Waubonsie Valley, Morgan Park, Hinsdale Central, Prosser, St. Charles East, Wilson (PA), Von Steuben, Steinmetz, DeLaSalle, Shepard, Stagg, and Blackfriars Priory School (Adelaide, Australia).

At the collegiate level, WCWP has sent players to Varsity programs at Harvard University, Princeton University, Mercyhurst College, Iona College, Fordham University, Bucknell University, UC Los Angeles, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Loyola Marymount University, Washington & Jefferson College, U.S. Naval Academy, Johns Hopkins University, Pennsylvania State University Behrend, UC Santa Barbara, George Washington University, Santa Clara University, Indiana University, Colorado State University, University of Michigan, Villanova University, Gannon University, University of La Verne, University of the Pacific, Monmouth College, Concordia University - Irvine, Marist, and UC Irvine.  Matt Farmer recently helped UCLA win the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Championship.

At the club level, WCWP has sent players to Miami University, University of Michigan, Purdue University, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Western Michigan University, University of Iowa, University of Notre Dame, University of Dayton, Marquette University, Lewis University, St. Louis University, Western Illinois University, Colgate University, Syracuse University, Pepperdine University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Grand Valley State University, Tufts University, United States Military Academy, Illinois State University, Indiana University, Boston College, Lehigh University, Tulane University, Georgetown University, Texas Christian University, University of Chicago, and Michigan State University.

Two of our athletes have gone on to play professional water polo, both in Italy.  Matt Napleton competed for Rari Nantes Savona in 2013-2014, and Chris Wendt competed for Roma Nuoto in 2014-2015.

Seven Windy City Water Polo Coaches have been inducted into the Illinois Water Polo Hall of Fame: Laura Coffman (1999), Joe Wendt (2000), Dave Perry (2002), Brian Pendergast (2003), Jack Wagner (2005), Mike Gruszeczki (2008), and Brigitte Kusevskis (2011).

Any questions please call Kyle Perry at Fenwick, 708-386-0127 ext.346 or email kperry@fenwickfriars.com .

Fenwick High School's Dan O'Brien Natatorium


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  • Fall Age Group information 2017
    Fall Age Group Water Polo information for 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under boys and girls is available on the website.  Registration forms can be found here.
    Posted Jul 29, 2017, 9:28 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Boys Summer League Championship Schedule
    Illinois Water Polo HS Boys Summer Water Polo Championship
    July 29, 2017
    A Bracket:
    1. Windy City A 2. Barrington 3. DUWP 4. WSWP
    B Bracket 1. NIPC 2. Rambler  3. LAW 4. Windy City B
    Game Schedule Game # Time Blue White
    1. 8:00 AM A1 A4
    2. 8:45 AM B1 B4
    3. 9:30 AM A2 A3
    4. 10:15 AM B2 B3
    5. 11:00 AM W-G2 W-G3
    6. 11:45 PM L-G2 L-G3
    7. 12:30 PM W-G1 W-G4
    8. 1:15 PM L-G1 L-G4
    9. 2:00 PM L-G5 L-G7 (3rd)
    10. 2:45 PM W-G5 W-G7 (1st)
    11. 3:30 PM L-G6 L-G8 (7th)
    12. 4:15 PM W-G6 W-G8 (5th)
    Posted Jul 28, 2017, 2:46 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Senior Women's Team wins CPD Summer Championship
    Coach Elizabeth Timmons and the Senior Women's team have once again won the Chicago Park District Senior Women's Championship Tournament.  Congratulations to all the women!
    Team Picture: https://www.facebook.com/windycitywaterpolo/posts/1926413287617290
    Posted Jul 25, 2017, 6:59 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Games This Week 7/17-7/23
    Wednesday, July 19 at Fenwick HS Boys Red 6:00pm vs. Barrington and 6:45pm vs. DUWP
    Wednesday, July 19 at Fenwick HS Boys BLUE & WHITE 7:30pm vs. Barrington and 8:15pm vs. DUWP
    Wednesday, July 19 at Portage Park Senior Women's Games 7pm & 8pm
    Friday, July 21 HS Boys Caribbean Water Polo Summer Classic (Puerto Rico) 2pm vs. Encantada & 5pm vs. Carolina
    Saturday, July 22 HS Boys Caribbean Water Polo Summer Classic (Puerto Rico) 11am vs. Caguas & TBD
    Saturday, July 22 at Fenwick 14&Under Coed vs. Team Chicago 8:50am and vs. St. Charles 10:30am
    Saturday, July 22 at Fenwick 12&Under CHAMPIONSHIPS 11:30am & 12:20pm
    Saturday, July 22 at Portage Park Senior Women's Championship Tournament 9:50am vs. Lyons and rest of the games TBD
    Sunday, July 23 HS Boys Caribbean Water Polo Summer Classic (Puerto Rico) TBD
    Sunday, July 23 at Fenwick 14&Under Championships.  Game times will be 2pm vs. Lyons and 2:50pm vs. St. Charles.
    Sunday, July 23 at Stevenson High School HS Girls Summer Championship 10:15am vs. DUWP.  Rest of the games TBD.


    Posted Jul 19, 2017, 8:51 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Pictures from Last Weekend's Scrimmages
    Pictures from this past weekend's Age Group Scrimmages:
    Posted Jul 11, 2017, 8:55 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Games this Week 7/10
    Monday, July 10 Senior Women 8pm vs North Beach at Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60641)
    Tuesday, July 11 HS Girls @ Fenwick 7:00pm vs. SeaHawks & 8:30pm vs. MSL West
    **ADDITIONAL WATER POLO OPPORTUNITY for 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under** Tuesday, July 11th 7:30pm - 9:00pm at the Oak Park Country Club (2001 Thatcher Ave, River Grove, IL 60171).  Coach Elizabeth and the Windy City coaches will be running a fun water polo clinic OUTDOORS at the Oak Park Country Club for OPCC members as well as all Windy City age group team members.
    Wednesday, July 12 HS Boys @ Fenwick RED 6:00pm vs. West Suburban / 7:30pm vs. Barrington / 8:15pm vs. Orlando United / BLUE and White 9pm vs. Orlando United
    Thursday, July 13 HS Boys @ Fenwick American Water Polo National State Challenge 5pm vs. CPD
    Thursday, July 13 HS Girls @ Fenwick American Water Polo National State Challenge 6pm vs. Orlando United
    Friday, July 14 HS Boys @ Fenwick American Water Polo National State Challenge 10am vs. St. Pius X Water Polo & TBD
    Friday, July 14 HS Girls @ Portage Park  (4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60641) 9am vs. LAW
    Saturday, July 15 HS Boys and Girls TBD
    Sunday, July 15 HS Boys and Girls TBD
    Sunday, July 15 14&Under Coed @ Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60641) 1pm vs. Kingfish
    Posted Jul 10, 2017, 8:03 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Games This Week 7/3
    Monday, July 3 - Senior Women 8pm vs NIPC at Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60641)
    Wednesday, July 5 - HS Boys RED 6:00pm vs. Ramble and 8:15pm vs. Lakeshore AND HS Boys BLUE & WHITE 6:45pm vs. Lakeshore and 7:30pm vs. Rambler
    Thursday, July 6 HS Girls @ Fenwick HS 6:30pm vs. MSL West and 8:45pm vs. McAuley
    Saturday, July 8 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under 10am-11:45am OUTDOORS Friendly scrimmage vs. Alsip Water Polo at the Sprayfari Water Park (11930 S Kostner Ave, Alsip, IL 60803).
    Sunday, July 9 14&Under, 12&Under, and 10&Under boys and girls at Riverside Swim Club (100 Bloomingbank Rd, Riverside, IL 60546). 8:45-10:45am.
    Sunday, July 9 High School Boys Intrasquad Tournament at Fenwick 1:30-4:30pm.  Teams and Schedule Below:

    Team 1 –
    1. Alejandro Perez – G / Will Hope – G
    2. Tommy Witek
    3. Gus Enger
    4. Nate Fisher
    5. Daniel Bajda
    6. Jack Nettleton
    7. Aidan Buschmann
    8. Mariano Audino
    9. Tam Nguyen
    10. Max Casson
    11. Aleksandar Ristic
    12. Martin Vallecillos
    13. EJ Robinson
    14. Declan Donohue
    15. Jovan Barac
    16. Liam McCarthy
    17. Connor McCarthy

    Team 2 - 
    1. Jimmy Howorth – G
    2. Payton Comstock
    3. Kevin Obrecht
    4. Kelly Frumkin
    5. Thomas Wolfe
    6. Brian McManus
    7. Johnny Wagner
    8. Danny Folan
    9. Jack Folan
    10. Petar Lazarevic
    11. Lazar Marsenic
    12. Joshua Allen
    13. Marco Payri
    14. Salvador Rocha
    15. Kai Lindholm
    16. Alexander Castillo
    17. Daniel Valdez

    Team 3 -
    1. Manny Ruiz – G / Michael Besler – G
    2. Matt Hoban
    3. Luis Murphy
    4. Kyle Poland
    5. Will Hope
    6. Christopher Magyla
    7. Collin Hoag
    8. Alex Figus
    9. Alexis Perez
    10. Rafal Jezierski
    11. Anyel Cerda
    12. Nicky Yassini
    13. Charlie Stack
    14. Wilhelm Gurski
    15. Jack Meer
    16. Colin Hecker
     

    GAME SCHEDULE:
    1pm warm up
    1:30pm 1 v Senior Men
    2pm 2 vs. Senior Men
    2:30pm 3 vs. Senior Men
    3:00pm 1 v 2
    3:30pm 1 v 3
    4pm 2 v 3

    GAME FORMAT:
    Two 14 minutes running time halves. Two minute half time break.  Any parent interested in helping run the clock, this will be an easy assignment!
    Tie-break winner goes to the team that scored the last goal.
    Up by five goals, a team must do a full sub six.

    Posted Jul 7, 2017, 12:49 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Games This Week 6/26
    Monday, June 26 Senior Women at Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60641) 8pm vs Lyons
    Thursday, June 29 HS Boys RED @ Lyons Township (4900 S. Willow Springs Rd. Western Springs, IL 60558) 6:15pm vs. Andrew and 7:00pm vs. NIPC
    Thursday, June 29 HS Girls @ Fenwick HS 6:30pm vs. Loyola and 8:45pm vs. Southside
    Friday, June 30 Senior Women at Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60641) 8pm vs CPD
    Posted Jun 28, 2017, 2:00 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Games this week 6/19
    Monday, June 19 Senior Women at Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60641) 7pm vs North Beach 
    Wednesday, June 21 HS Girls at Prospect HS (801 W Kensington Rd. Mt. Prospect IL) 6:00pm vs. DUWP A and 7:30pm vs. DUWP B
    Wednesday, June 21 HS Boys at Fenwick RED/BLUE 5:15pm vs. Northbeach, 6:00pm vs. Barrington and 7:15pm vs. Rambler and BLUE/ WHITE 8:15pm vs. Northbeach
    Thursday, June 22 HS Boys at St. Charles North (255 Red Gate Rd, Saint Charles, IL, 60175) BLUE & WHITE 7:15pm vs. St. Charles East and 8:45pm vs. St. Charles North
    Saturday, June 24 14U, 12U, and 10U at Conant High School (700 E Cougar Trail, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169) 2017 Age Group Water Polo Showcase at Conant High School - Schedule TBD
    Saturday, June 24 14&Unders and 12&unders Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60641) **OUTSIDE** 12:20pm 12&Unders vs. CPD Green 1:10pm 12&Unders vs. NIPC 2:00pm 14&Unders vs. NIPC 2:50pm 14&Unders vs. LAW
    Sunday, June 25 12&unders at Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60641) **OUTSIDE** 10:40am 12&Unders vs. CPD White 11:30am 12&Unders vs. CPD Blue
    Posted Jun 19, 2017, 8:36 AM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
  • Games this Week 6/12
    Wednesday, June 14 High School Boys at Fenwick 6:00pm vs. Swift and 8:15pm vs. Andrew
    Wednesday, June 14 High School Girls at Bremen (15203 Pulaski Rd, Midlothian, IL 60445) 6:00pm vs. Bremen and 7:30pm vs. McAuley
    Saturday, June 17 14&Unders @ Lyons Township High School (4900 South Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558) 11:30am vs. CPD Girls and 12:20 vs. CPD White Boys
    Sunday, June 18 12&Unders @ Portage Park (4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60641) **OUTSIDE** 9:50am vs. CPD Blue and 10:40am vs. NIPC
    Posted Jun 14, 2017, 3:54 PM by windycitywaterpolo@yahoo.com
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