San Marcos girls water polo players are preparing for another successful year competing in Channel League as well as in multiple tournaments. Players are dedicating many hours of practice and physical conditioning in preparation for a competitive season ahead of them.
“Currently we have ten practices a week consisting of shooting and swimming practices, weight lifting, and workouts at Killer B,” said Varsity freshman Ella Prentice.
All these workouts happen after or even before school starts. Players are putting in extra hours of hard work to create a substantially strong team consisting of multiple freshmen.
“I believe our freshmen players will improve tremendously if they continue to practice hard throughout their four year time with SM. They have a great chance to continue on to college or any higher level play they pursue,” said senior Brittany Prentice.
For many players, once the San Marcos season is over, a majority of them will play for our local club water polo team, as water polo is a year-round sport for them. Club teams supply almost the same amount of practice and strength building as high school water polo and keeps the girls in shape for the next high school season.
Last year was a very successful year for the Royals girls water polo team. They won multiple tournaments, such as the Villa Park tournament where they clinched the title against Orange Lutheran, a very skilled and respected opponent. This year the team is expected to continue doing very well and hope to win another title.
“I think we have great team this year filled with freshmen that will continue on to great heights with our amazing staff,” said senior Paige Hauschild.
The new San Marcos girls water polo team should be heading into Channel League as one of the strongest ones. They have been training hard to prepare for the upcoming season and will be lead by some of the best senior girl water polo players San Marcos has ever seen. Seniors Brittany Prentice and Paige Hauschild have already signed with top colleges: Michigan and USC respectively. Make sure you come out and watch these great athletes compete this winter.