May 16, 2011
Latest Water Polo-Related & Site Updates
Here are a few late season updates regarding a wide
variety of water polo-related topics:
Live State Tournament Updates
As was noted at the end of the 2010 season, the IHSA
told me that I would be unable to be on the pool deck to provide state
tournament updates. As a result, I am unsure as to how things will go this
year, but we will work as hard as possible to provide the best live
coverage of the state tournament in 2011, complete with game previews,
play-by-play, game recaps, and much, much more. There could be a few
hiccups (especially on Thursday) as we figure out a new way to keep those
who can't be in attendance informed on what is happening as it goes down.
State Tournament Week
Be on the lookout for several updates leading up to
this year's state tournament, including separate previews for the
boys'/girls' tournaments, game previews, and more during the few quiet
days before the season wraps up with a bang!
The All-Sectional Teams are posted under each site's
main page in the
Sectional Center. These teams are voted on by the coaches within each
sectional, confirmed by the Illinois Water Polo organization, and sent out
as a finalized list.
The All-Sectional Teams are posted on illpolo.com, but
the site itself does not have any say in the voting/selections. If you
have any questions regarding anything with the voting, feel free to
e-mail, but note that the site is simply posting information sent to us by
a different organization.
At the time of this update, six of the eight sectionals
have reported their results. The other two sectional sites will be updated
as soon as the information is received.
Overall Site Update
Saturday was a record day for illpolo.com in more than
one way; the site reached a total of 6 million hits since its' inception
while easily surpassing the previous daily record of site traffic and page
views. I would like to mention a special thank you to everyone who has
helped the site and the sport in several different ways over the past few
years (donations, encouragement, information, support, and so on). Please
keep in mind that the site depends on
donations in order to operate and to continue recognizing as many
water polo athletes as possible.