Alumni Game with Renegades at North Allegheny High School

Team photo with men and women and coach

With Thanksgiving break just around the corner, we have scheduled a date for our annual NA/Tiger Water Polo alumni game day:

Saturday, Nov. 30th

NA High School Pool

Warm Ups: 11 am

Game Time: 12 Noon

We invite alumni and masters players as well as current high school players – girls and boys. The more the merrier! It’s always a blast to bring everyone together for a reunion of sorts and a chance for some (who haven’t played in a while) to see if they still have what it takes! We look forward to seeing as many return players as possible for some water polo fun! If you’re a parent of a player, plan to watch the action. There’s no stress and the match ups are typically lively and quite fun to watch! 

November news

4 women water polo players in holiday sweaters in Pittsburgh in front of Christmas tree
Practice:

Thursday, 11/7: Chartiers Valley HS from 7:30-9pm with game prep with Michigan State.  This is not a full scrimmage with them.  If we have enough masters players we can scrimmage when they leave.

Main Line Division A League Dates:  1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/14 (Championship)

There will be two games played on each date. Schedule will be released as the other teams confirm.  Please respond if you think you can make any of these dates.

Save the Date for our Renegade Annual Fun Run!  Last year we had a lot of fun and even headed for Mexican and margaritas after.  Get your free tickets at the link below.  December 10th!  So far, Kinz, Pam, Jocelyn, and Joie have theirs!

https://probikerun.com/event/holiday-lights-run/?fbclid=IwAR3bpIxPJoiQWJOkbHYfIgDk4WBAC_Dm5R1HrV9fpJUrwn0sXUTlPH6PZ00  

If you are interested in purchasing an embroidered Pittsburgh Renegades towel for $20 before Christmas then please respond by Tuesday evening.  Your name can be placed on it at same cost.

Big weekend at Pitt as 16 teams come to Pittsburgh for the Men's National Club Water Polo Championships on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov 15-17, 2019.

https://collegiatewaterpolo.org/2019-mens-national-collegiate-club-championship/  

Squads include: Lindenwood University of Missouri Valley Division, Boston College, Utah, University of Florida, University of Southern California, California State University Maritime Academy, United States Military Academy, University of California-San Diego, Oregon State University, University of Texas, United States Naval Academy, University of Notre Dame, University of Alabama, Michigan State University, and Pitt

Congrats to CMU Men's team, https://collegiatewaterpolo.org/Club/#group that is ranked in D3 Club, tied for 7th in the nation.Extra swim time with Coach Mark is 8 to 11 am on Saturdays with the Saturday Swim School on the Northside at PPS Allegheny school. Call 412-298-3432 if the door is locked. Good for lifeguard candidates.Extra SKWIM game and water time with Coach Mark at Moon High School pool from 2-4 pm on Sunday, Nov 10, 17 and 24 and again Dec 8 and 22. $5 drop in fee. Kids and adults are welcome.If you want to be in the first wave of the lifeguard class, you need to wrap up the online lessons soon. Otherwise, we'll be able to re-enroll for another course. Congrats to the few who have done so already. Coach Mark is helping to organize a regional Lifeguard Recruiting Initiative for aquatic leaders. Pass the word. See https://Guard.4Rs.org

New Month means New $5 Dues!!!

$5 dues can now be paid to Venmo as well  as Paypal

Venmo: Joie-Marhefka 

Paypal:  https://paypal.me/pools/c/852bhrrPqu

Wetskins tournament notes and team photo

Results from the first day’s games at the DC Wetskins: 

Renegades split. The first game was a loss to NOVA, 20 to 5. Pittsburgh scores the first three goals then down hill from there.
Second game, a win against one of the four of the Wetskins teams, 10 to 8 in a close game. Up by 5 goals at mid game. Wetskins came back but Pittsburgh holds on.

Before day two.

The Renegades lost its fourth game to Rockville in DC. Closer battle than the score as the first quarter ended with an even point cout. Then Rockville pulled ahead. Renegades came back with three unanswered goals, but the final was Rockville, 14 to Renegades, 8.

Rockville moved on to the Championship Game.

The Lady Referee took the worst of the battle. No red cards though. Both sides were confused. Bittersweet depending on if you wanted to get home early or later.

BIG THANKS to the players from Cleveland and the Hawks and Miland for filling out the squad.

Need to photoshop a water polo ball into this old photo from the South Side

Some more "Pittsburgh People"!

Title : South Side Open Air Pool
Creator : Pittsburgh City Photographer
Date : August 27, 1924
Identifier : 715.245452.CP
Description : A view of a group photo of men (possibly lifeguards) at the South Side Open Air Pool.

Subject : South Side (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Source : Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection, 1901-2002.

http://digital.library.pitt.edu

KDKA coverage came

HIGHLAND PARK (KDKA) — The competition on the water was intense this weekend at Highland Park Pool when Pennsylvania colleges descended on Pittsburgh for the W&J Water Polo Invitational.

Heading to the Highland Park Pool were Gannon University, Penn State Behrend, Washington & Jefferson, and Mercyhurst.

This season marked the 20th anniversary for the W&J Men’s Water Polo squad and they, unfortunately, opened it with losses to PSU Behrend and Mercyhurst.

When the colleges weren’t battling it out in the pool, the public was allowed to try their hand at water polo.

Citiparks kept the pool open an extra week just for the competition.

Cleveland invite for a Sunday

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Sunday, July 21, 2019, from 9 to 10:45 am, the Pittsburgh Renegades have been invited to a water polo scrimmage with Cleveland and neighboring clubs at their outdoor pool.

Arrive up to 15 minutes early for changing and set up. CLE will provide basic needs and we will self ref. Please respond if you can make it below. Maybe we can set up a carpool and do lunch following?

Avon Public Pool

36265 Detroit Road

Avon, OH 44011