The boys varsity water polo team won its quarterfinal game in the New England Championship Tournament on Wednesday, earning a spot in Saturday's New England "Liquid Four." The Pelicans hosted Deerfield for the No. 4-versus-No. 5 contest on Wednesday. After a close, hard-fought match, the Pelicans came away with a 12-11 win.
Water Polo, Boys
2016 New England Tournament: Liquid Four
2015 New England Tournament Quarterfinalists
Water polo at Loomis dates back to the late-1970s, when Coach Bob Hartman created one of the first high school programs in New England. This co-ed team eventually split into girls and boys programs in the mid-1990s, with both teams having consistent success. The Pelicans won New England Prep titles in 1994 and 1996; finished second in 1999, 2002, and 2003; and placed third in 2001. The program prides itself on cultivating a passion for and sound understanding of the game. Our alumni have played and are playing at all levels of collegiate water polo, from Division I to Division III. The team consistently competes with the best teams in the league. Building swimming speed and endurance, honing fundamental water polo skills, and playing as a unified team are the foundation of our experience and the keys to realizing our goals.
The boys varsity water polo team hosted rival Choate in a late-season match on Wednesday and left the pool victorious, defeating the Wild Boars 10-9, thanks to late-game heroics from several Pelican players.
The Loomis boys water polo team played rival program Suffield Academy on Saturday in a much-anticipated rematch that did not disappoint. After four quarters of hard-fought water polo, the Pelican flock pulled out a 12-11 victory in the final minute of the game.
The boys water polo team defeated Andover 15-11 on the Pelicans' Parents Weekend in a highly anticipated rematch featuring two of the top teams in New England.
The boys varsity water polo team visited Canterbury School on Wednesday and battled both Staples High School and the Canterbury Saints in their beautiful Higgins Aquatic Center pool.