2019 Season Update

November 5th, 2019

We started practices in late August, working hard on our conditioning and fundamentals into the month of September. The weekend of September 20th, we travelled to East Lansing to take on Michigan State and Ohio State in the Spartan Invite preseason tune-up tournament. We lost to Michigan State in overtime, 10-9, and were defeated by the Buckeyes in a close one, 12-9

In the weeks that followed, our season took a dramatic turn. A parasitic outbreak at Canham Natatorium sidelined our team for over three weeks. During this time, we were unable to practice and were not allowed to travel to both the Big Ten east regional tournament at Michigan State and the Big Ten crossover tournament at Indiana due to concerns over cross-contamination, making our regular season record 0-0. We unfortunately were unable to host the Big Ten championship tournament at Canham as was originally scheduled due to this public health crisis.

After our team was medically cleared, we travelled to Purdue University for the Big Ten championship tournament, where we were seeded fourth. We defeated Illinois in the first round, 13-5. In the semifinals, despite not having practiced in three weeks, we forced the number-one seed Michigan State to double overtime before eventually losing, 9-8.

Unfortunately, this marked our first season in five years that did not end with a Big Ten Championship. However, our boys showed a tremendous amount of grit and determination in what was truly a valiant effort. We plan on competing in several invitational tournaments this offseason, and will be even more hungry next year.

We would like to thank our fans for their support all season and send our seniors a thank you for all of their hard work over the past 4 seasons. Although this is a minor setback, one thing that we can say with confidence is that we will be back.

Go Blue!

Offseason Updates and Results!

April 28th, 2019

Hey there, Wolverines! It's been a while since our last update and even though finals are among us, a lot has happened since the end of last season!

We placed 8th at Nationals last fall in sunny Tuscon, Arizona! Results from the tournament are in our Results page.

This past winter, we competed at two offseason tournaments: the Wolverine Water Polo Masters Tournament in Ann Arbor and the Notre Dame Tournament in South Bend, Indiana. They were both a blast and we grew a lot together as a team!

Our 2019 Executive Board has been elected, take a look underneath the Exec Board page. Congratulations to all of them!

We also had several Wolverines honored by the CWPA with All-Conference and All-American recognition for the 2018 season, as well as recognition from the team:

2018 Team Awards

Team MVP: David Newberger (Senior)

Most Improved: Seth Wisotsky (Senior)

Rookie of the Year: Sid Murthy (Freshman)

2018 CWPA All-Big Ten Conference

1st Team: Sid Murthy (Freshman), Nolan Vaughn (Sophomore), Scott Fordham (Sophomore, MVP!)

2nd Team: Ilya Kovalenko (Graduate), Tom McLeod (Senior)

2018 CWPA All-America

1st Team: Scott Fordham (Sophomore)

Honorable Mention: Ilya Kovalenko (Graduate)

As you can see, there is a lot to digest, but hopefully this will suffice. We would also like to thank and congratulate our upcoming graduates! We wish you guys the best in your future endeavors in life and appreciate everything you have done for Michigan Men's Water Polo.

As always, Go Blue and see you next fall!

2018 CWPA Big Ten Champions

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.

2018 Season Has Begun

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.

2018 Team Update

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!

2017 Big Ten Season + Championship Results

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!

Nationals Results

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!

Go Blue!

Big Ten Tournament Results

October 31st, 2017

For Halloween this year, we were Big Ten Champions! We, your Michigan Men's Water Polo team, emerged victoriously over Northwestern, 8-3!

We now look forward to competing at Nationals in two weeks, in South Bend, Indiana, at the University of Notre Dame. We come in as the 5th seed, playing our first game against the 12th ranked Duke University. Stay tuned for updates and Go Blue!

Alumni Game - Oct 21

October 19th, 2016

Michigan Water Polo Community - We are excited to announce our first ever Alumni game, featuring your current reigning Big Ten Champion Wolverines, and the 1996 National Championship Team!

All alumni of the team are encouraged and welcome to join us at Canham Natatorium at 9:00pm on Friday! Don't forget your speedo!

Regular Season Wrap-Up

October 18th, 2016

We, your U-M Men's Water Polo team finished the 2016 B1G regular season with 8-0 conference play record. We come into the Big Ten Division Championship tournament as the #1 seed--- set for October 29th-30th in Ann Arbor. Let's see how big of a maize and blue crowd we can get for the regular season B1G champions!

B Team Update

August 30th, 2016

We, your U-M Men's Water Polo team finished the 2016 B1G regular season with 8-0 conference play record. We come into the Big Ten Division Championship tournament as the #1 seed--- set for October 29th-30th in Ann Arbor. Let's see how big of a maize and blue crowd we can get for the regular season B1G champions!

Victors Championship Results

August 29th, 2016

This past weekend, the Wolverines hosted the Victors Championship, hosting six other teams in Ann Arbor to kick off the season. We finished with a record of 3-1, prevailing over Team Chicago, The Apostles, and Grand Valley State University, but dropping a game to Lindenwood, the defending national champions.

We hope to build on our performances going forward, with the regular season coming up and practices in full swing. More to follow!

Big Ten Champions!

October 25th, 2015

The Wolverines, earning the #1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament at Purdue this weekend with their perfect 8-0 regular season record, captured their first Big Ten Tournament title since 2012.

Congratulations to all our hardworking players and coaching staff, and a special thank you to all our fans and parents, who made this season possible.

The Wolverines now look forward to Nationals, which are taking place in two weeks in California. Stay tuned for updates!

Big Ten Tournament this Weekend

October 2nd, 2015

We are hosting a Big Ten tournament this weekend at Canham Natatorium. Attending will be all the current teams in the Big Ten. Our current schedule is as follows:

Michigan vs. Northwestern at 4:50 P.M. on Saturday

Michigan vs. Wisconsin at 10:10 A.M. on Sunday

Michigan vs. Illinois at 1:10 P.M. on Sunday

Michigan vs. Michigan State at 5:10 on Sunday

Alternatively, you can check out our Facebook event here.

Hope you can come out to support us!

Regular Season Begins

September 8th, 2015

Our regular season has begun, with practices being 9-11 P.M. Monday through Thursday at Canham Natatorium. If you have any questions or concerns, check out the About the Team tab or feel free to contact us through this webpage.Hope to see you soon!

Final Preseason Practice Times

August 21st, 2015

The preseason is right around the corner and we have finalized practice times for the first two weeks of practice. We will hold two practices a day, one largely swimming in the afternoon, and one at night for water polo stuff.

Practice in the afternoon: 2-3 at Skyline High school, get there around 1:30 so we can set up and change to be in the pool right on time.

Practice at night: Our club sports overlords were kind enough to bump our practice time to 7-9 pm for the part of preseason. Be there with enough time to be changed and ready to get in by 7.

Buckeye Invite (9/5-9/6)

August 10th, 2015

We will be traveling to Ohio for the Buckeye Invite on September 5th and 6th and need to start putting together a roster. If you can go, put your name down on the sheet at the button below. If you are an incoming freshman, this is a great opportunity to meet the team! The roster will be first come first serve; however, those who show up to preseason practices will be considered before everyone else.

Preseason starting August 24th

July 31st, 2015

The 2015 preseason will begin with our first practice on August 24th from 9-11 P.M. at Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor. If you're an incoming freshman and will not be in town by then, no need to worry, just contact us using the tab above so we know when you can join us.

Directions to Canham can be found under the "About the Team" tab. Parking is available in the back. Stay tuned for updates, and hope to see you all at the pool!