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Monday, October 14, 2019

SMHS Hires New Boys Water Polo Coach

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Varsity Water Polo Boys after pre season tournament.

This year for the 2016/2017 season, the Boys Water Polo team got a new head Coach, Nick Moore. Moore is currently attending College of San Mateo as a sophomore, but attended Montana State his freshman year.

Moore graduated from San Mateo High School in 2015 and played for SMHS in his junior and senior year, but prior to that, he played at BHS. He also played club water polo at Burlingame Aquatics Center.

For the first time in his water polo career, this is his first year coaching the sport. He has however, coached an AAU Basketball team before. When asked about the difficulties of coaching high school students, Moore says at times it’s difficult, “to get the student’s attention”.

Many times coaching a sport can change your perspective on it. However, Moore says, “everything still seems the same”. Coach Moore also says he enjoys coaching and wouldn’t mind coaching more later on.

“This season shows promise,” says senior Nick Peeters who has been on the Water Polo team since his freshman year. “Many teams lost their senior players last year, and we didn’t rely heavily on our seniors last year, so we should be in good shape for this season.”

This year, the boys also had summer conditioning and more preseason games and tournaments. Conditioning is a very important aspect of water polo as the players are not allowed to stand for the duration of the game. They must be able to swim up and down the pool during the seven minute quarters and also be able to handle the ball and play defense. Another important part of water polo is being able to play physical and this is often done underwater as any aggression shown above the water will be called by the referees.

Compared to last year, when they had little preseason practice and conditioning, “this is much better for our team and we are more ready for the season,” said Peeters. The Varsity team is 2-4 as of September 26th. 

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