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
Bradley Yendro (St Ignatius)
Kent Emden (Naperville Central)
Alex Triko (Waubonsie Valley)
Brigitte Lefebvre (Stevenson)
Isabelle Rocco (Naperville North)
Maddie Cordell (Lyons)
Paulina Correa (Mother McAuley)
Biggest Impact Plays
Sam Orlin (Latin)
Orlin scored the eventual game-winning goal in overtime as the Romans
outlasted Maine West 10-7 on Thursday night.
Lucy Renz (Mundelein)
Renz connected on the game-winning goal with twelve seconds remaining in
regulation to send the Mustangs past Palatine 11-10 on Tuesday night
Maggie Hennigan (Mother McAuley)
Maggie Hennigan scored with 0:46 left in the third overtime to send the
Mighty Macs past Lyons 7-6 on Wednesday night.
Nicole McCabe (LWE)
McCabe connected on the game-winning goal with two seconds left in
overtime to send the Griffins past Bremen 12-11 on Wednesday night.
Zoe Salafatinos (Neuqua Valley)
Zoe Salafatinos scored the game-winning goal in the second period of
overtime as Neuqua Valley earned a 9-7 comeback win over Waubonsie Valley.
Top Goalie Performances
Jake Burke (LWC)
Burke saved 48 shots in the opening week to help the Knights post a 3-1
record to start the 2016 campaign.
Piers Braunrot (New Trier)
Braunrot made 30+ saves and earned four straight wins over Loyola,
Mundelein, McHenry and St Ignatius to help New Trier win the Palatine
Tournament over the weekend.
Betsy Zanocco (Meadows)
Zanocco made 45 saves at the Northside Tournament to help the Mustangs
claim a second place finish at the event. She also made 8 saves in a win
over Maine East earlier in the week.
Faith Vandercar (Naperville Central)
Vandercar allowed less than three goals per game in the opening week as
the Redhawks started the 2016 season with a 5-0 record. She also recorded
a shutout as Central won the Naperville North Tournament.
Olivia Everhart (Evanston)
Everhart totaled 60+ saves in five contests in the opening week to help
the Wildkits jump out to a 4-1 record. She also dished out 7 assists and
stopped 42 shots at the New Trier Tournament over the weekend.
Hinsdale Central & Lincoln-Way North
The Red Devils and Phoenix both had impressive showings at the Stagg
Tournament; both teams went 3-0 in the early rounds before LWN beat HC
11-8 in the event's title game.
The Hawks not only secured their first regular season win since 2013, they
won back-to-back games over Andrew and Latin to improve to 2-2 after the
opening week of the season.
The Mustangs went 3-1 at the Northside Tournament as they have jumped out
to their best start (4-2) in team history.
News and Notes
Lieberman Wins #300
Congratulations to Glenbrook South head coach Dave Lieberman, who won his
300th career game at the Conant Tournament as part of a 3-0 weekend for
Be on the lookout for the IHSA to announce the sectional hosts for the
2016 postseason. The IHSA normally makes the announcement in mid-to-late