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Joining with the NA Alumni Game Day

The North Allegheny Alumni, Masters & HS Players are able to engage in a fun game day the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24, 2018, from noon to 4 pm.

For those that haven’t participated in the past all the players come and hang around and enjoy some laughs and fun time together. The teams play intermittently throughout the tournament time. The HS players may play against the Alumni for a couple of quarters and then the Masters might play the Alumni. The players all have a fun time and most players don’t want to miss it and work their holiday plans around the event.

This is also a great time that the Parents of previous players get to connect and enjoy each others company as well just in time for the holidays.

There is no RSVP just show up and enjoy the company of those that have played for most of their lives and those that are just starting their journey in the World of Water Polo.

I hope to see all of you there.

P.S. If you know someone who might not have received this notice, please forward it to them.

Update for the email newsletter

Election day this Tuesday. Lots of pools are closed.

Play SKWIM at Moon Area High School pool from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, November 11, 2018. There is open swim from noon to 2 pm too. We had a great session last month with more than a dozen high school swimmers / players and one Underwater Hockey Player. The Moon facility is nice, 8-lanes. Enter side door.

Play water polo at Chartiers Valley High School pool, from 7:30 to 9 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Enter Door 16, down long hallway. Pool is across from the gym. THIS IS OUR COMEBACK PRACTICE. All should try to attend.

Three cheers for NA’s boys and girls varsity water polo teams that competed at the PA HS State Championships these past two weekends.

Save the date for a possible invite for Thanksgiving weekend to play with the NA Alumni Game. To be announced later. Generally has been a lot of fun on Saturday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend.

Join us at Chartiers Valley High School on Tuesday night(s) from 7:30 to 9 pm

Next practice: 7:30 to 9 pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

Address:
Chartiers Valley High School
50 Thoms Run Rd, Bridgeville, PA 15017

Coordinates: 40.380320, -80.105830

Getting into the practices at swim pool at Chartiers Valley High School

Enter Door 16

Outside of the school building and door 16

Park in the back of the school near the football field.

Walk down the long hallway

hallway at CV high school

Turn right to at the end of the hallway, through a foyer. Then turn to the right side. The gym is to the left.

The CV Swim pool is across the hall from the gym.

Open door to entry to the swim pool.

Entry to the swim pool. We’ll see you on the pool deck.

team snapshot

Wrap-up: Four Akron players joining with Pittsburgh’s Renegades for Erie games, October 27

Water polo players standing for a photo on pool deck

Team photo at Penn State University on Saturday, October 27, 2018.


Player from Akron wrote a follow-up message: I had a great time. I really enjoyed playing with the renegades. The whole team, super cool. Let me know if you need players again. I definitely would join anytime I could.


 

Updated on 10/28 and prior on 10/21/18

Way to go team!

Akron Reinforcements:

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Akron Water Polo Club is on Facebook in a closed group.

Four players from Akron’s masters water polo squad are going to join with the side from Pittsburgh at the Penn State Brehend tournament.

  1. Alec Swan
  2. Courtney Russell
  3. Louis M Clark
  4. April

Update:

Thanks to the host’s connections, three other players are slated to join the Pittsburgh Renegades for the game day too.

  1. Nick Willison (former W&J player),
  2. Shanen Lazenby (former Gannon player),  (* might miss morning game with conflict) and
  3. Anthony Squelia (former W&J player). ONLY attending the 2:30 game, after coaching at YMCA swim meet.

Pittsburgh’s players:

  1. Kinz
  2. Kiean
  3. Samer Out w injury as per 10/22
  4. Ancilla
  5. Alyssa Diacono
  6. Eric Kress
  7. Dave
  • Joie – maybe turned into can’t attend
  • Adrienne Fyock – Won’t attend as NA girls make states.

Squad Set!

Looks like 12 players, but perhaps 13 for the last game. No additional players are needed.

Payment due: $25

Every player needs to chip in $25 for the day for game fees.

 

Game schedule

Game schedule for October 27 at Penn State B in Erie

Moon shot! Come out from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, Nov 11, 2018

First time was a success. Next time we need some masters swimmers, water polo players and triathletes. We’re going back to Moon for aquatic game play is Sunday, November 11, 2018. We’ll play SKWIM from 2 to 4 pm. However, the pool is open from noon to 2 pm for lap swim too.

SKWIM players at Moon Area High School.

SKWIM players at Moon on a Sunday afternoon. Next time, you can join us from 2-4 pm on Sunday, November 11. Tip: enter the back door.

Moon doesn’t have water polo goals, and they’re more interested in community programming, such as with SKWIM that allows for kids and adults with all ability levels. But water polo players would help matters greatly.

Updates from the email newsletter

Practice Options:

Membership Dues:

$5 dues can now be paid to Venmo as well as Paypal
Venmo: Joie-Marhefka 

Future Games: October 27th @  PSB  Respond if you are interested.

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Thank you Pitt for hosting us this past Thursday night!  Pictures can be found on our Twitter and Instagram pages.  Please find our site and follow along.

Newsletter update from 9/2/18 from J.V.

We are currently on a 2 or 3 week break from practice. We currently have 3 pool possibilities and are looking into what will be the best option to keep regular practices.

This coming Saturday, North Allegheny High School would like to scrimmage with the Masters Women’s team. Time will most likely be from 10-noon. Email JV if you are interested in playing.

Our Leadership Board consists of: Gregory Kinzler, Joie Marhefka, Mark Rauterkus, Wilbert Kragten, Steve Hilty, and Jocelyn Vincent. We will be meeting within the next few weeks to discuss the coming season. If you have any suggestions, comments, items to be addressed, etc. then please send them my way.

Today wrapped up the NCAA Pittsburgh Labor Day tournament. The Renegades played in 1 game at Highland Park yesterday (picture attached) and 2 games at Washington & Jefferson today. It was a GREAT tournament and many thanks to those who organized and helped out: Mark Rauterkus, Nikola Malezanov, and Steve Hilty. Thank you Pam Kinzler for pictures. If you played i will filter some your way as she works through them. If you played and have not paid then please do!

If you are interested in any way of getting involved with youth water polo then please email: mark@rauterkus.com This is a great way to get extra pool time, show off your skills, and help grow the sport!

Future Tournaments:

Westskins Fall Invite, 2018, October 6 & 7

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Wetskins Invitational in DC (flyer attached) Send JV an email if interested.

Wetskins Fall Invitational 2018

News coverage in the Trib

TinyURL.com/water-polo-trib

Great article.

Greg Kinzler, the student athlete, is a college senior in terms of academics, but it is just the second year on the team as he went to a different PSU Campus for the first two years of his engineering studies.