Preparing for an Amazing 2019 Season!
The new season is finally here! Here are some
1) The preseason rankings are an indicator of where
teams left off at the end of last season and are not a prediction of where
teams will end up at the end of the 2019 campaign.
2) A few years ago, it was suggested that I charge a small fee
for readers to access the web site. There is no way I could limit access to the great high
school water polo athletes in Illinois and the recognition they so richly
deserve for their efforts. Of course, if you like the coverage and can afford
to make a contribution to keep the site afloat (so players can get the
recognition they deserve), it would be greatly appreciated. Click the
link for more information.
3) Illpolo.com is a solo effort. However, it does require a community
effort from anyone who is willing to send game information and other
helpful tidbits that can ensure as many players and teams get recognized.
Ttext, tweet, e-mail, call or send information using whatever form of
communication is convenient; it definitely helps.
4) On a personal note, I have increased job
responsibilities, grad classes, two young "ballers" and more teams to cover
for a sport that features boys' and girls' seasons at the same time. If
there is any lag in the coverage, it won't be for lack of trying or
motivation, but be aware that there are outside forces and no backup plan
or replacement in the event I get stuck at work or have some sort
of family issue.
5) Rankings will be posted on March 1, 2019.
Best of luck in 2019,