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men’s water polo

After missing the NCAA Northern tournament in 1999 by one spot, the water polo team looks forward to the beginning of this year’s season.

The regular season starts in a few weeks at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Maryland, during Labor Day weekend.

The biggest challenge facing the team in the fall is the development of recruits to a faster, stronger, collegiate playing field. The new batch of freshmen have already demonstrated a wealth of skills during preseason by their determination to fill in major losses from last year’s senior class: Benjamin Chun ’00 and Ryan Adams ’00, former starting goalie.

“The true test of whether we’ll be a top-notch team will lie in our bench and how they are able to develop,” said Coach Jeffrey Ma ’95.

New additions to the team include several quick drivers, two strong two-meter players and a talented goalie. Freshman goalie and Pennsylvania native Peter Van Buskirk was rated the top goalie coming out of the East coast.

“Our starting six should be able to play with any team on the East,” Ma said.