The following is a summary of what took place during the
week in water polo action in Illinois. This is not a complete list; the purpose is to recognize several
of the best performances from across the state that have been reported.
Players To Watch
Gabe Jezierski (Stagg)
Jimmy Foley (Sandburg)
Katie Flaherty (Sandburg)
Rosie Scannell (St Ignatius)
Biggest Impact Plays
Mason Reidel (H-F)
Reidel scored the game-winning goal in the last minute of the Vikings'
10-9 triumph over Lockport on Friday.
Zack Amendola (Stagg)
Amendola scored the game-winner in overtime of Stagg's 14-13 title-game
win over Naperville North on Saturday.
Allison Travetto (Stevenson)
Travetto scored the game-winning goal in transition in the closing stages
of the Patriots 10-9 victory over Fenwick to help Stevenson win the Mike
Eley Matern (Naperville North)
Matern's last-minute goal helped seal the Huskies' 6-5 comeback victory
over Lyons in her team's final game at the Fenwick Tournament.
Jenny Stelnicki (St Ignatius)
Stelnicki's mid-pool shot with three seconds remaining helped the Wolfpack
stun Naperville North 10-9 at the Fenwick Tournament on Saturday.
Lydia O'Connell (New Trier)
O'Connell scored the game-winner for the Trevians in the early stages of
the fourth quarter as they went on to beat Mother McAuley 4-3 on Saturday
Top Goalie Performances
Lane Holin (Stagg)
Holin totaled 26 saves as the Chargers went 3-0 to win the Naperville
North Tournament on Saturday.
Will Skowron (Fenwick)
Skowron made 40 saves, allowed just 4 goals per game and held things down
on the defensive end for the Friars as they won the DeSmet Tournament with
a 5-0 record.
Jenny Stelnicki (St Ignatius)
Stelnicki earned a shutout, allowed just 4 goals per game and connected on
the game-winning goal in a 10-9 victory over Naperville North on Saturday
at the Fenwick Tourney.
Jesse Bernhart (Lake Forest)
Bernhart stopped 26 shots in a trio of wins over Barrington, Maine West
and Libertyville as the Scouts won the Fillies' annual tournament.
Jordin Hale (Oak Park)
Hale blocked 31 shots and dished out 6 assists as OPRF won their own
tournament with wins over Bremen, LWN and Sandburg on Saturday.
Lauren Burns (Stevenson)
Burns made 39 saves, allowed less than 5 goals per game and helped the
Patriots finish 4-0 at the Fenwick Tourney over the weekend.
Maddy Demaret (Conant)
Demaret stopped 36 shots and contributed 9 assists for the Cougars as they
won the GBS Tournament with wins over the hosts, Hinsdale Central and LWW.
Tess O'Brien (Palatine)
O'Brien made 26 saves and helped the Pirates claim the Maine East
Tournament title with 3 wins on Saturday.
The Vikings' bounced back from a tough loss to upset Lockport 10-9 on
Mason Reidel's last-minute goal.
The Phoenix announced themselves as contenders in the SWSC and the
postseason after beating LWC 13-9 on Monday.
The Friars proved they should not be counted out of the title race in 2015
after earning a draw with St Ignatius and losing a one-goal game to
Stevenson in the last two minutes of regulation. Both teams had beaten
Fenwick earlier in 2015.
News and Notes
State Tournament Brackets
We've reached the point of the season where the IHSA will normally use a
blind draw to determine the brackets for the state tournament. No
announcement has been made with a date and time of the drawing, but recent
history has shown that this is done during Week 6 of the regular season.