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
Sean Finn-Samuels (Evanston)
Eileen Hoang (Stevenson)
Elizabeth Wargo (Wheeling)
Biggest Impact Plays
Dan Cavato (Andrew)
Cavato scored the game-winner and added an insurance goal for the T-Bolts
in their 16-14 victory over LWE.
Jon Gallee (STC North)
Gallee provided the game-winner for the North Stars in their 10-8 win over
Wheeling on Saturday.
Cailey Davern (LWC)
Davern scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the Knights' 7-6
win over LWE on Monday night.
Jillian Wickham (Fenwick)
Wickham scored the game-winning goal in the fourth quarter of the Friars'
9-7 win over Okemos on Saturday afternoon.
Top Goalie Performances
Cole Greenwell (R-B)
Greenwell made 44 saves and allowed 5 goals per game to help the Bulldogs
win their own tournament on Saturday.
Davis Hianik (GBS)
Hianik made 46 saves this week as the Titans finished second in
their own tournament and also beat Evanston in a CSL contest.
Garrett Allamian (STC North)
Allamian blocked 22 shots and allowed 5 goals per game as the North Stars
won the Niles West Tournament.
Luke Santefort (H-F)
Santefort totaled 62 saves during Week 7 to help the Vikings pick up three
more wins in 2015.
Faith Vandercar (Naperville Central)
Vandercar blocked 41 shots during Week 7 as Central won three games and
their own tournament. She allowed 5 total goals in wins over Evanston,
Jenison and Sandburg.
Geena Peyton (Mother McAuley)
Peyton rejected 40+ shots and helped the Mighty Macs claim five wins
during Week 7.
Issi French (Neuqua Valley)
French totaled 54 saves throughout the week and helped the Wildcats win
the Metea Valley Tournament on Saturday.
Morgan Bartelment (Sandburg)
Bartelment recorded 51 saves as the Eagles went 4-0 with the goalkeeper in
net during Week 7.
The Wildkits went undefeated at the GBS Tournament and also earned an
impressive 10-10 draw with Naperville North.
The North Stars responded to a pair of midweek losses by winning the Niles
West Tournament, which included wins over a pair of Top 25 teams (Niles
West, Oak Park).
The Vikings put on a defensive clinic to beat Lincoln-Way North 6-1 on
News and Notes
IHSA All-Academic Awards
Current water polo players Billy Barth (SICP), Clare Wieland (Lake
Forest), and Mike Hill (Fenwick) were recently named to the
IHSA's All-Academic Team.