Schofield Reveals Navy Water Polo Class of 2017
Aug. 1, 2013
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy water polo head coach Mike Schofield has announced that nine commitments hailing from five states are currently participating in plebe summer activities and have joined the Navy water polo program for the upcoming 2013 season.
"Coach (Mladen) Stanicic and I really like this group of players. There's a nice mix of size, speed, offensive and defensive ability that should bode well for our program. The plebes have been here for almost five weeks now, and are looking forward to starting our preseason training on August 14," said Schofield, who is entering his 29th year as the head coach of the Navy water polo program, owning 623 victories.
The Class of 2017 features three players from talent-rich California and Pennsylvania, a state that has seen water polo explode in recent years. The rest of the class features players from Maryland, Texas and Florida.
This year's class brings tremendous size as seven of the nine players stand at least 6-0 tall.
Navy posted a 23-6 record last year, but must replace five starters and five of its top six scorers from a year ago.
#22 | Patrick Carmody | 6-2 | 170 | Left-Hander | Fogelsville, Pa.
A 2013 graduate of the Hill School, Carmody lettered four times in lacrosse and three times in both water polo and hockey ... was a team captain and the male water polo player of the year as a senior ... also won the Tom Ecclestine Dedication Award in hockey in 2012 ... was the Honor Council President and member of the Big Brother Program ... born August 7, 1995, in Allentown, Pa. ... son of William and Robin Carmody ... played with and against several Navy teammates while at The Hill School, including Richard Thomas, Robert Sutherland, Brendan Metcalf and Jack Orchard.
#23 | Sam Giddings | 6-0 | 155 | Utility | Annapolis, Md.
A 2013 graduate of the Key School in Annapolis, Giddings competed on the Naval Academy Aquatics Club ... also lettered in swimming at the Key School ... led the Key School to the 2012 and 2010 National State Challenge title and was a 2013 Northeastern All-Star ... was a member of the Jazz Band and was a Grounds Student Representative ... born August 13, 1995, in Bethesda, Md. ... son of Gavin and Allison Giddings ... both his mother, Allison (`84), and father, Gavin (`82), graduated from the Naval Academy ... uncle, James Webster, also graduated from the Academy ... enjoys playing the bagpipes.
#24 | David Huber | 6-6 | 195 | Center | Fort Washington, Pa.
A 2013 graduate of the William Penn Charter School, Huber lettered four times in water polo and three times in basketball ... also competed on the Princeton Tigers Aquatics water polo club ... led water polo team to three league championships ... was a team MVP twice, captain once and most improved player once ... was named to second team All-American as a senior, as well as All-Eastern All-Star Game MVP and All-Eastern (twice) ... born Sept. 29, 1994, in Philadelphia ... son of Brian and Laura Huber ... mother, Laura, swam at Lafayette, while his father, Brian, was on the crew team at Purdue. His sister, Kathleen, was a member of the rowing team at Harvard for two years.
#25 | Christian Macias | 5-11 | 175 | Attacker | Mission Viejo, Calif.
A four-year letterwinner in water polo at Mission Viejo High School, Macias graduated in 2013 ... led team to the 2012 league title and was named a 2013 All-American, was a two-time team captain and two-time team MVP ... born June 14, 1995, in Lake Forrest, Calif. ... son of Craig and Alexandra Macias ... father, Craig, rowed crew at San Diego State and mother, Alexandra, competed in swimming at UC San Diego.
#26 | Corey Maier | 6-2 | 175 | Utility | Rancho Cucamongo, Calif.
A 2013 graduate of Damien High School, Maier lettered three times in water polo and four times in swimming ... led water polo team to league titles in 2009-12 and the swimming team to league titles in 2010-13 ... was named all-area and earned the Senior Award as a senior in water polo ... was selected to the all-area squad in swimming as a senior ... was the President of the Stem Club and President of the Armed Forces Club ... born March 22, 1995, in Pomona, Calif. ... son of Kurt and Liza Maier ... competed with and against several players that are playing Division I water polo at schools such as Air Force, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and Santa Clara ... father, Kurt, played baseball at Cal Poly.
#27 | Brendan Metcalf | 6-7 | 220 | Center Defense | Frisco, Texas
A 2012 graduate of Jesuit College Prep, Metcalf spent the last year at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. ... competed on the club water polo team at Jesuit College Prep and also picked up three letters in rugby ... led team to a 15-0 record and a state title in rugby in 2010 ... was a three-time all-region selection in water polo while serving as the team captain his senior season ... was a two-time all-state selection in rugby ... born March 8, 1994, in Hampton, Va. ... son of Kurt and Peggy Metcalf ... father, Kurt, is a 1991 graduate of the Naval Academy and his brother, Daniel, is currently a member of the rugby team at the Academy.
#28 | Jack Orchard | 5-11 | 165 | Utility | Orlando, Fla.
A 2012 graduate of Dr. Phillips High School, Orchard lettered four times in both water polo and swimming ... spent the last year at the Hill School in Pennsylvania ... was named a three-time high school All-American, including a first-team selection in 2012 and second-team honoree in 2011 ... served as a two-time team captain ... owns the school record in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at Dr. Phillips High School ... born Sept. 10, 1993, in Las Vegas, Nevada ... son of Mark Orchard.
#29 | Taylor Peterson | 6-3 | 204 | Attacker | Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
A four-year letterwinner in both water polo and swimming at Tesoro High School, Peterson graduated in 2013 ... led both squads to league championships in 2012 ... was a second-team All-CIF selection as a senior and earned a pair of all-league selections ... earned team MVP, served as the team captain and was honored with the coaches award as a senior ... as a swimmer, Peterson was named an all-American in the 4x50- and 4x100-freestyle relays ... was part of the school-record 4x50-medley, 4x50-freestyle and 4x100-freestyle relays ... was team captain three times and was named Most Inspirational ... earned a State Farm Student-Athlete Citizen Award, was a scholar-athlete recipient, an AP Scholar and a member of the Honor Roll ... born April 12, 1995, in Los Angeles, Calif. ... son of John and Julie Peterson.
#30 | Evan Staresinic | 6-1 | 212 | Center | Bradford Woods, Pa.
A 2012 graduate of North Allegheny High School, Staresinic lettered four times in both water polo and swimming ... spent the last year at the Kiski School outside of Pittsburgh ... led swimming team to a pair of state titles and three WPIAL Championships ... was a three-time second-team all-state honoree in water polo, team captain as a senior and a member of the 2011 Zone Tournament All-Region team ... served as team captain in swimming as a senior ... was a member of the German Club, serving as vice president as a junior and president as a senior ... born August 11, 1993, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... son of James and Susan Staresinic.
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