October 28th, 2018
Our months of preparation finally paid off, as we emerge the victors of the 2018 CWPA Big Ten Championships! We are thrilled to get back in the water and continue training in anticipation of Nationals at the University of Arizona in two weeks.
Big thank you to all the parents, alumni, and fans that came through to support us this weekend. Go Blue, forever and always.
Look out for pictures from the tournament, they should be uploaded to our Photo Gallery shortly. It can be found in the About Us section of the website.
August 27th, 2018
Aaaaaand just like that we're back and our season is underway!
The 2017 season results have been archived and we have updated our schedule accordingly. As per usual our practices will be held from 9:00-11:00PM Monday - Thursday at Canham Natatorium with the exception of Aug 27 - Aug 30 during which they will be held from 6:30-8:30PM
We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting the Big Ten Championships on 10/27/2018 and 10/28/2018. That's right folks book your tickets ASAP because we are anticipating max-capacity.
May 14th, 2018
It's been a while since we've posted an article on the website, a lot has happened since the 2017 Big Ten Championship!
We placed 7th at Nationals! Scores and schedule can be found at the Results section of the website.
The team awards from 2017 are as follows:
Most Valuable Player - Daniel Wu
Most Improved Player - Connor Hallman
Rookie of the Year - Scott Fordham
We are excited to announce that we have elected a new Exec Board for 2018! Find them at the Exec Board section of the website.
We played two offseason tournaments, one hosted by Wolverine Water Polo, in our own hometown, and one hosted by UNC, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They were both a ton of fun and we learned a lot!
We are looking forward to the 2018 season and preparing ourselves for the oppurtunity to defend our Big Ten Title. In conjunction with that, we have redevoloped the website to better accodomate you, our users and our fans, with increased readability and content. We have also started a photo gallery and archive, which can be found on the About Us section of our website which we hope will grow into a robust source of team information and history. As always, contact us with any team inquiries at the Contact Us section of the webisite, and Go Blue!
October 26th, 2017
After an exciting and undefeated regular season we are thrilled to announce that we have successfully defended our title as Big Ten Champions! You can find our scores from the tournament as well as the entire regular season in the tournament results page of this website.
As a result of this we have qualified for Nationals, hosted by Florida State University in Tallahassee, and will be attending from November 10th to November 12th for the third year in a row!
November 13th, 2016
We, your Wolverines finished off the weekend with a 4th place finish at the Men's National Collegiate Club Championship in South Bend, fighting until the end, but ultimately losing 8-6 to San Diego State University in our final game of the season.
The team would like to give a huge thanks to all of its fans, B1G Ten titles and 4th and 5th place national finishes in back-to-back years could not have been possible without your love and support throughout the season. We'll be back next year!
|Federico Benazzo||Freshman||5'7"||160||Pavia, Italy||Aerospace Engineering|
|Arya Kale||Freshman||5'9"||150||Okemos, MI||Undecided|
|Dan Rusca||Freshman||5'9"||175||Chicago, IL||Computer Science|
|Maverick Becker||Freshman||5'10"||160||La Jolla, CA||Undecided|
|Cameron Serr||Freshman||5'10"||175||Ann Arbor, MI||Computer Science|
|Brendan Chang||Freshman||5'10"||185||Glenview, IL||Physics|
|Adam Schnepf||Freshman||5'10"||195||Okemos, MI||Political Science|
|Diego Sanchez-Burks||Freshman||6'1"||160||Ann Arbor, MI||Undecided|
|Christopher Lobdell||Freshman||6'1"||175||Portola Valley, CA||Undecided|
|Alex Kaipainen||Freshman||6'3"||165||Ann Arbor, MI||Computer Science|
|Sid Murthy||Freshman||6'4"||195||Okemos, MI||Computer Engineering|
|Keaton Berger||Sophomore||5'6"||150||Los Angeles, CA||Business|
|Matthew McGuinness McCormack||Sophomore||5'10"||165||Ann Arbor, MI||Undecided|
|Nolan Vaughn||Sophomore||6'0"||160||Naperville, IL||Computer Science|
|Daniel Zacks||Sophomore||6'0"||175||Ann Arbor, MI||Computer Science|
|Stefan Kassem||Sophomore||6'0"||175||Princeton, NJ||Economics|
|Griffin Sharkey||Sophomore||6'0"||185||Mesa, AZ||Aerospace Engineering|
|Zach Gusho||Sophomore||6'2"||185||Birmingham, MI||Computer Science|
|Chris Hanlon||Sophomore||6'2"||195||Naples, Fl||Undecided|
|Scott Fordham||Sophomore||6'4"||175||Los Angeles, CA||Chemistry|
|Court Middleton||Sophomore||6'4"||185||Ann Arbor, MI||Computer Science|
|Mason Devarti||Junior||5'9"||150||Ann Arbor, MI||Economics|
|Charles Schertzing||Junior||5'9"||170||East Lansing, MI||Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering|
|Zach Gan||Junior||5'10"||165||Kensington, MD||Political Science; Spanish|
|Chris Seger||Junior||6'0"||210||Cincinnati, OH||Mathematics; Economics|
|Jesus Juarez||Senior||5'8"||165||Chicago, IL||Business|
|Justin Poliner||Senior||5'11"||175||Ann Arbor, MI||Business|
|Gabe Solomon||Senior||6'0"||160||Ann Arbor, MI||Information|
|Alex Fischer||Senior||6'0"||185||Saline, MI||Psychology|
|Miles Harber||Senior||6'0"||195||Los Angeles, CA||Mechanical Engineering|
|David Newberger||Senior||6'0"||210||Rockford, MI||Chemical Engineering|
|Jakob Kiel-Locey||Senior||6'1"||185||Ann Arbor, MI||Industrial and Operations Engineering|
|Seth Wisotsky||Senior||6'1"||195||Englewood, NJ||Computer Science|
|David Kamper||Senior||6'3"||210||Duluth, MN||Neuroscience; Philosophy; Trombone Performance|
|Tom Mcleod||Senior||6'4"||230||Birmingham, MI||Chemical Engineering|
|Dan Newberger||Graduate Student||5'7"||170||Rockford, MI||Social Work|
|Matthew Reiser||Graduate Student||5'8"||160||Napa, CA||Law|
|Ilya Kovalenko||Graduate Student||6'1"||210||Martinez, GA||Mechanical Engineering|
|University of Michigan vs. University of Iowa||17-3||W|
|University of Michigan vs. Purdue University||12-5||W|
|University of Michigan vs. University of Wisconsin||9-5||W|
|University of Michigan vs. Indiana University||9-5||W|
|University of Michigan vs. University of Illinois||11-6||W|
|University of Michigan vs. Northwestern University||16-4||W|
|University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University||7-4||L|
|University of Michigan vs. Purdue University||12-2||W|
|University of Michigan vs. University of Iowa||16-3||W|
|University of Michigan vs. Purdue University||14-1||W|
|University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University||5-2||W|
|University of Michigan vs. University of Florida||12-6||W|
|University of Michigan vs. California Polytechnic State University||12-2||L|
|University of Michigan vs. University of Texas||9-7||L|
|University of Michigan vs. Ohio State University||10-9||L(OT)|
|Vice President||Chris Seger|
|Fundraising Chair||Charles Schertzing|
|Travel Coordinator||Daniel Zacks|
|Community Service Chair||Scott Fordham|
|Social Chairs||Court Middleton|
The Men’s Club Water Polo team provides student athletes a tight-knit community in which they are able to continue playing a sport they love while also growing as individuals and a team. Our organization provides opportunities for members to develop skills such as communication, leadership, and teamwork as the group competes for Big Ten and national championships. Men’s Club Water Polo is also committed to establishing community involvement with local high schools and giving back through volunteering. To accomplish our team goals players practice four nights a week, compete in tournaments, and volunteer with local charities and work with local high school teams. Our organization works to organize and host invitational and Big Ten Conference water polo tournaments bringing in teams from around the country to compete.
In order to make our largely student funded organization possible, the Men’s Club Water Polo team relies greatly on the generosity of donors. Donations of money, food, equipment, and transportation make travel and lodging at tournaments possible and allow the team to compete in Big Ten and CWPA play. Monetary and non-monetary contributions are tax-deductible and are greatly appreciated.
If you would like to make a monetary donation contributions can be made through the Men’s Club Water Polo online giving page here.
If you would like to make a non-monetary donation please contact us.
Thank you for your generous support!