BY HUNTER RHODE
As of last Friday, the junior varsity boys water polo team has a record of 13-2 this season including tournament play. The Tigers do not have any more league matches scheduled but are continuing their season with tournaments and non-league games.
Sophomore goalie Peter Edmonson feels that one of the keys to the team’s success is the players’ speed.
“We have some really fast swimmers, so we are able to get up and down the pool very quickly,” Edmonson said.
Edmonson also said that the freshman players on the team are eager to work alongside with the older players.
“We have two freshman goalies who I work with every day and teach them things I’ve learned from older players,” Edmonson said.
As of last Friday, Braden Birdsall is the top freshman scorer on the JV team with 15 points and has, along with the other freshmen players, been putting in hard work outside of practice to ensure that the team is well put together and ready for each game before they take the pool.
“A lot of the freshmen do the extra conditioning practice after normal practice, where we do leg workouts, which helps us on our defense,” Edmonson said.
According to Edmonson and Birdsall, one of the team’s biggest factors in winning games is their newfound sense of unity – some of which was gained through team bonding activities.
“I think it’s because we are just really binding well,” Birdsall said. “We are really working together as a team.”