The Falcon's finish second in the Division 1 NCS playoff tournament! After a first round bye, the boys beat Foothill 13-10 in the quarterfinals. In the semi's they met a tough Amador Valley team, handling them for the third time this season by a score of 15-13. This win earned the team College Park Water Polo's first ever appearance in the NCS Championship game. The opponent was top-ranked Acalanes, who beat the Falcons in September by a score of 13-8. After a close first half, the Dons started to pull away in the third quarter, and the Falcons couldn't close the gap with a final score of 16-10 in favor of the Dons. When asked about the game, Coach John DeLuca said: "I'm very proud of how the boys competed the entire game. We never let up the intensity and the boys definitely made the most of their opportunity."
The Falcons finish the season with a 20-10 record, the third 20-win season in a row for the team. Some team records were also broken this year: Caden Carpenter shattered his own assists record from a year ago with 85, and Maclain Shaver took over the second most assists in a season with 62. Goalie Alex Warda also racked up 159 blocks on the season, good for third all-time. Perhaps most impressive though is Senior center Will Ennis tying the record for most goals in a season with 100, previously held by Coleman Carpenter (2016).
2019 DAL-Valley Tournament
The Falcons fell short of the DAL-Valley league title this year, losing 12-9 to rival Northgate in a hard-fought game. Jeff DeBoer, Caden Carpenter, and Mac Shaver each netted 2 goals a piece, while star center Will Ennis was held to one rather remarkable backhand goal. 7 of the team's 9 goals were off an assist, a good indicator of the team's passing and cohesion. Junior Goalie Alex Warda tallied 7 saves and 2 steals, and Seniors Will Ennis, Luc Lamoureux, and Mac Shaver each had 2 steals of their own. Not the result that Coach John and the Falcons were hoping for, but hopefully the loss will jump-start the team's competitive spirit going into NCS.
The Falcons have faced 5 of the 12 teams in the D1 NCS bracket this year, beating Tamalpias (4) Amador Valley (7) and Heritage (11).
2019 Sierra Shootout Tournament
College Park went 4-0 and captured the Championship Division Title! That's right: the CP Falcons are the 2019 Sierra Shootout Champions! The opening day of the tournament included wins over #1 seeded Woodcreek High School (Roseville, CA) and Tamalpias (Mill Valley, CA), who ended College Park's NCS run in the semifinal game of the 2018 NCS Tournament.
The team registered 49 goals on the weekend, including 16 from Will Ennis (Sr.), 10 from Caden Carpenter (Jr.), and 10 from Maclain Shaver (Sr.). Coach John DeLuca made a risky change at goalie over the weekend, tasking Senior 2MD Tom Austin with net-minding, ending the weekend with 33 blocks in a great defensive effort.
Thank you, and Go Falcons!!
Devin Hutslar / JV Coach - firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Austin / Assistant Coach - email@example.com
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