While voting on team awards earlier this year, the team also elected their captains for the next season. The squad will be led by Corey Mano (right), Trevor Prince (left) and John Treinen (JT) (center). While the team has missed Corey and JT as they have spent the semester in Australia and Austria, respectively, Trevor has led the team through the spring season. All three individuals have already proven themselves as leaders on the team and are extremely accomplished, each receiving recognition on the 2016 All-Conference teams.
2016-2017 Team Awards
Along with the tremendous amount of success BC had as a team, numerous members of the squad received individual recognition. Two of the highlights include the entire starting lineup being named to either 1st of 2nd team All-Conference and Sean Fisher making 2nd Team CWPA All-America. On top of the recognition received from the CWPA and other coaches, the team voted on their own annual awards. These awards include MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, Clifford/Gannon Inspirational Player Award and the Ernst Character Award.
Below is a list of all of the 2016 award winners. For more information on past award winners click here.
Awarded to the player who most embodies the spirit of the team.
2016 in Review
The Eagles were able to build on their 2015 success, claiming the New England Division Championship and finsishing 9th place at Nationals! The team's path started all the way back in August, the week before classes started, with two aday practices supplemented by intense drylands led by Clifford/Gannon Inspirational Player award winner Brendan Koch. As the season progressed, BC went on to go 4-0 in the BU tournament and 3-1 in the Yale tournament. The only regular season loss came at the hands of Dartmouth College, who the boys ended up beating in the conference championship.
To complete the season, Boston College went 3-1 at the CWPA Club National Championships. In their first game, they were met by emerging varsity program McKendree University. McKendree proved to be the teams toughest competition of the weekend as BC fell 12-10 in overtime. Although playing well at times, BC was inconsistent in their execution against a well conditioned McKendree team and failed to get the win. This loss was followed by three dominating wins against Duke, Notre Dame and Grand Valley State. Each travelling player was able to contribute quality playing time.
We would like to express a big thanks to all the family, friends and alumni that donated in order to fund the team's trip to Nationals and Notre Dame.
On to Nationals!
Your Boston College Eagles have recaptured the New England Division Championship! The championship tournament included two dominating wins against Middlebury and Northeastern, leading to a finals clash between powerhouses Boston College and Dartmouth (find all scores here). After building a four goal lead in the 3rd quarter of the championship, the Eagles overcame a late offensive push by Dartmouth and produced an epic 13-12 win. The depth and conditioning of BC proved key in their ability to buck the talented defending champs.
Moving forward, the team's eyes are set on more success at Nationals. Hosted by Notre Dame, this tournament features the champions of 15 Men's Collegiate Club Divisions as well as the hosts. The detailed schedule can be found here! Coming off of an outstanding 10-1 inner division record, expectations are high for the Eagles. They begin the tournament as the #4 seed nationally! This is a tremendous opportunity for the team to truly test themselves against the top competition in the country. We look forward to seeing fans from near and far!
If you are an Alumni, fan, or family member, please consider making a donation to the team in order to help fund this experience! Your money makes a huge impact on making sure the team can book hotels, flights and pool time in order to be in the best position possible for the tournament. Click here to make a contribution! Thank you for all the support!
Updated Roster Pages
The official roster of your 2016 Boston College Men's Water Polo team is here! This year's 28 player squad is made up of students from 8 different states, with varying levels of water polo experience. Along with last year's returning players, the roster includes a few new upperclassmen and a sizable, diverse freshmen class.
Click on any individual's name on the roster and check out a more detailed player profile. Past rosters can be accessed here or by clicking on the button located at the bottom of the 2016 roster page.
The New England Conference schedule has been released. Check out what's in store for the Eagles in 2016 here! Visit the CWPA website for the complete conference schedule.