May 9, 2012
Postseason Call For More Information
With the sectional quarterfinals beginning
on Wednesday, most teams have spent the past two or three days getting
prepared with a practice session to go over scouting reports about their
opponents later in the week. The most important week of the season calls
for as much preparation as possible as teams face the realization that a
loss means their season is over.
As has been stated many times throughout the year, the
whole purpose of this site is to promote the sport of water polo and, even
more importantly, to recognize the efforts of the boys and girls that
participate in this great sport.
There is no reason why every single game and every
single performance cannot be recognized with a brief recap that can be
included in locations like The Illpolo Blog, The Sectional Center, The
Illpolo Report, or several other places on the site.
So here is my call out to any coach, fan, parent,
player, or anyone else involved with the sport of water polo. Make the
assumption that no one else will send any information in. Take the time to
send information to
firstname.lastname@example.org via e-mail. Send text messages after each
quarter, halftime, or at the end of a game to (847) 331-6520 with a quick
score report. If you see that there is no information about a game and you
have some details that would be helpful in getting some hard-working
players recognition...submit it!
This will be mentioned again later in the week, but I
am also looking for anyone who is willing to send live game info on either
Friday or Saturday during semifinal and final games. With eight different
sites hosting games at nearly identical times, I will only be able to get
to 2-3 places to see and report on games, so anyone who is willing to send
live game information can provide a great service to water polo fans
throughout and beyond Illinois. If you have any questions or need more
information, please contact me at the e-mail address listed above.
Let's do whatever possible to get all of the athletes
the credit they deserve and keep everyone updated on what takes place with
the great sport of water polo during the most exciting time of the season!