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T H E G E O R G E WA S H I N G T O N U N I V E R S I T Y 2009 SEASON OUTLOOK

2009 ROSTER

The 2009 season will be a rebuilding year for 11th-year head coach Scott Reed and the George Washington men’s water polo team, only in a positive way. The Colonials are slated to host their first match at newly renovated and renamed Charles E. Smith Center Natatorium in early October and Reed is hopeful his team, which will consist of twice as many underclassmen (10) as upper (5), will have gained enough experience to compete for CWPA Southern Division and Eastern titles. Seniors John-Claude Wright and Nick Archambault inherit the bulk of the attacking duties following the graduation of David Zenk, one of the most prolific point-producers in program history. Wright finished second on the team in 2008 in goals (43), points (64) and swim-offs won (27) and will be the Colonials’ marquee driver this fall. Archambault, who set career-highs with 21 goals and 38 points last season, and sophomore Cray Rogers, the team’s top returning playmaker with 23 assists and 54 points as a rookie, will look to ease the pressure on Wright. Senior Rick Rogers also will be counted on to increase his contributions following an eight-goal, 11-assist campaign last season. Reed welcomes a quartet of freshmen into the attack, led by West Coast recruit John Paul Bezerra, who totaled 112 goals and 93 assists the past two seasons at California’s St. John Bosco High. Rookies German Olano, Nolan Lozinski and Ross Kirkbaumer also will see action on the perimeter. Senior Marshall Freedman and junior Peter Thomas return to center to replace Nick Eddy, last year’s leading goal scorer and a two-time CWPA All-South selection. Freedman finished second on the team last season with a career-high 28 ejections drawn and added 15 points on seven goals and eight assists. Thomas appeared in 22 games and will likely see increased playing time at twometer set, while freshman Guy Helman, a member of the Olympic Development Program’s Northeast Zone team, will step in at two-meter defense. Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Sotolongo had a solid debut season in 2008, finishing with 228 saves, 51 steals and a CWPA Southern Division Rookie of the Week award. Sotolongo will be the incumbent entering the season, but freshmen Sean Joyce and Cameron Illes will vie for time in net. Joyce led the St. Louis metro area with 347 saves as a senior at Ladue High, while Illes was a 2009 NISCA Second Team All-American and four-time All-State selection at North Allegheny High in Pittsburgh. GW will hit the road for nearly 20 matches to open the season while Smith Center Natatorium renovations are completed, participating in the Navy Open, Princeton Invitational, the expanded ECAC Championship and Claremont Convergence in California. The Colonials will host Bucknell in their home and CWPA Southern Division opener Oct. 8. Outside of a conference schedule featuring defending Eastern champion Navy, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and Bucknell, GW also has nonconference dates with top 20 programs UC San Diego, Santa Clara and Air Force.

No. Name 1 Alex Sotolongo

In 2009, the Colonials will practice and compete in a newly renovated pool as part of the multi-million dollar renovation of Charles E. Smith Center. New chair-back seating will be added for spectators to allow for more space on the deck, as well as greatly improved lighting and new audio and ventilation systems.

1A Sean Joyce 1B Cameron Illes 2 Peter Thomas 3 John-Claude Wright 4 Cray Rogers 6 German Olano 7 Guy Helman 8 Nolan Lozinski 9 Marshall Freedman 10 Ross Kirkbaumer 11 John Paul Bezerra 13 Rick Rogers 15 Nick Archambault

2 0 0 9 M E N ’ S WAT E R P O L O

Yr. Pos. High School/Hometown So. GK Coral Gables, FL/ Ransom Everglades Fr. GK St. Louis, MO/Ladue Fr. GK Pittsburgh, PA/ North Allegheny Jr. Ctr. Long Beach, CA/ Woodrow Wilson Classical Sr. Att. Pembroke Pines, FL/ Williston Northampton So. Att. Newberg, OR/Newberg Fr. Att. Miami, FL/Gulliver Prep Fr. CD Princeton, NJ/ The Hun School Fr. Att. San Jose, CA/ Bellarmine Prep Sr. Util. Dresher, PA/ Germantown Academy Fr. Att. Dove Canyon, CA/ Santa Margarita Fr. Att. Whittier, CA/St. John Bosco Sr. Att. Newberg, OR/Newberg Sr. Att. La Jolla, CA/La Jolla

2009 SCHEDULE DAY DATE SEPTEMBER Sat-Sun 5-6 Fri 11 Sat-Sun 12-13 Fri-Sun 18-20 Sat 26 Sun 27 Sun 27 OCTOBER Fri-Sat 2-3 THU 8 Fri 9 SAT 17 Sun 18 Sun 18 WED 28 SAT 31 NOVEMBER Fri-Sun 6-8 Fri-Sun 20-22

OPPONENT Navy Open (Annapolis, MD) vs. UC San Diego (Annapolis, MD) Princeton Invitational (Princeton, NJ) ECAC Championship (Princeton, NJ) at Bucknell* at Princeton* vs. Iona (Princeton, NJ)

TIME TBA TBA TBA TBA 1:30 pm 10:45 am 3:00 pm

Claremont Convergence (Claremont, CA) TBA BUCKNELL* 7:30 PM at Johns Hopkins* 8:00 pm PRINCETON* 11:00 AM vs. Air Force (Annapolis, MD) 9:30 am at Navy* 4:00 pm JOHNS HOPKINS* 7:00 PM NAVY* 8:00 PM CWPA Southern Championship (Lewisburg, PA) CWPA Eastern Championship** (Cambridge, MA)

Home matches (in BOLD CAPS) at The Charles E. Smith Center, 22nd & G Sts., NW * CWPA Southern Division contest ** Top four teams at Southern Championship qualify All times ET

2008 RESULTS

RECORD BOOK

OVERALL RECORD: 11-20; CONFERENCE RECORD: 1-7 Date Opponent Result Sept. 6 vs. #12 St. Francis-NY *** L, 11-6 Sept. 6 vs. Concordia-CA *** W, 12-7 Sept. 7 vs. Mercyhurst *** L, 11-10 Sept. 7 vs. MIT *** W, 7-5 Sept. 13 vs. #18 Bucknell ** W, 10-8 Sept. 13 vs. #9 UC San Diego ** L, 18-4 Sept. 14 vs. #15 Santa Clara ** L, 14-8 Sept. 14 vs. Iona ** W, 15-12 Sept. 17 at #13 Navy * L, 18-8 Sept. 20 vs. Iona % W, 9-7 Sept. 20 vs. #20 Johns Hopkins % L, 10-9 Sept. 21 vs. Bucknell % L, 9-8 Sept. 27 BUCKNELL * W, 11-9 Sept. 28 #19 PRINCETON * L, 11-9 Oct. 2 at #18 California Baptist L, 12-8 Oct. 3 vs. Fresno Pacific ! W, 10-8 Oct. 3 vs. #20 Air Force ! L, 12-5 Oct. 4 vs. Occidental ! L, 11-8 Oct. 4 vs. Whittier ! L, 6-5 Oct. 7 #17 NAVY * L, 18-12 Oct. 10 at Johns Hopkins * L, 16-8 Oct. 18 at Bucknell * L, 9-4 Oct. 18 vs. Gannon (Lewisburg, PA) L, 7-6 Oct. 21 JOHNS HOPKINS * L, 11-8 Oct. 25 at #15 Princeton * L, 17-7 Oct. 25 vs. #18 Brown (Princeton, NJ) L, 13-8 Nov. 7 vs. Salem International # W, 11-1 Nov. 8 at #16 Princeton # L, 16-9 Nov. 8 vs. Penn State Behrend # W, 14-4 Nov. 8 vs. Gannon # W, 11-6 Nov. 9 vs. Mercyhurst # W, 9-8 *** Navy Open (Annapolis, MD), ** Princeton Invitational (Princeton, NJ), * CWPA League Match, % ECAC Championship (Cambridge, MA), ! Claremont Convergence (Claremont, CA), # CWPA Southern Championship (Princeton, NJ)

YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS

2008 STATISTICS No. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Name David Zenk John-Claude Wright Cray Rogers Dan Alessandri Bill Richardson Nick Eddy Sergei Shev Marshall Freedman Connor Lynagh John Rebstock Peter Thomas Rick Rogers Nick Archambault Brett Gall

Goalkeeping 1 Alex Sotolongo 1A Craig Merlin Total

GP 16 26 30 29 18 31 31 30 31 11 22 29 31 11

Goals 23 43 31 7 2 66 13 7 8 1 2 8 21 5

Asst. 34 21 23 8 1 17 15 8 9 3 1 11 17 3

Stl. 41 30 45 11 7 31 18 11 17 3 4 16 8 5

ED 17 24 17 6 3 60 5 28 10 0 7 4 14 0

QP 109 17 126

GA 299 26 325

Blk. 228 38 266

Stl. Asst. 51 5 6 2 57 7

Yr. 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Total

Over. 6-12 13-12 17-14 4-13 15-9-1 6-13 16-7 16-7 14-18 7-15 11-13 12-9 11-13 23-10 18-13 7-21 5-19 9-15 7-17 9-18 9-19 12-16 14-12 12-18 11-20 284-353-1

CWPA 2-8 0-10 1-7 0-8 1-7 4-40

South. 5th 5th 5th 4th 7th 9th 5th 3rd 5th

East. 2nd 2nd 8th 7th 8th 3rd -

NATIONAL RANKINGS 1995 – No. 20 1996 – Top 20 (exact ranking n/a) 1997 – No. 14 1998 – No. 16 2007 – No. 18 (Nov. 21), No. 17 (Nov. 28, Dec. 5) 2008 - No. 18 (Preseason)

ALL-TIME AWARDS ACWPC ALL-AMERICA HONORABLE MENTION 2007 – David Zenk CWPA ALL-EASTERN CHAMPS. TEAM FIRST TEAM 1990 – Glauco Souza (Division B) 2007 – David Zenk, Chris Whittam SECOND TEAM 1989 – Rick Mehedff (Division B) 1990 – Rick Mehedff (Division B) 1999 – Rush Taylor 2003 – Pat Dodge HONORABLE MENTION 1990 – Jason Hornik (Division B) CWPA SOUTHERN DIVISION COACH OF THE YEAR 2007 – Scott Reed CWPA SOUTHERN DIVISION ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM 1994 – Peter Clifford 1999 – Rush Taylor 2002 – Pat Dodge 2003 – Pat Dodge 2004 – Nicholas Koenemann 2006 – John Hornberger 2007 – David Zenk

MID-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE DIV. B COACH OF THE YEAR 1988 – Callie Flipse 1990 – Callie Flipse 1991 – Callie Flipse MID-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE DIV. B MVP 1988 – Pedro Morales 1991 – Glauco Souza MID ATLANTIC ALL-CONFERENCE DIV. B FIRST TEAM 1988 – Pedro Morales, Sean Garretson, Sameer Shalaby 1990 – Glauco Souza 1991 – Jason Hornik, Patrick Holley, Glauco Souza 1992 – Steve Nadherny, Glauco Souza SECOND TEAM 1988 – Joseph O’Rourke 1989 – Rick Mehedff, John Gerken 1990 – Rick Mehedff 1991 – Steve Nadherny, Kirt Nelson CWPA SOUTHERN DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2002 – Pat Dodge (9/26/02) 2005 – David Zenk (9/7/05) 2006 – John Hornberger (9/6/06) 2007 – Chris Whittam (9/11/07, 11/7/07) CWPA SOUTHERN DIVISION ROOKIE OF THE WEEK 2008 – Cray Rogers (9/23/08), Alex Sotolongo (9/29/08)

RECORDS GOALS SCORED Game: 13 Season: 124 Career: 387

Glauco Souza vs. Fordham, 1992 Glauco Souza, 1992 Glauco Souza, 1990-93

ASSISTS Game: 6 6 Season: 61 Career: 158

Veljko Milanovic vs. USMMA, 1992 David Zenk vs. Gannon, 2006 Glauco Souza, 1992 David Zenk, 2005-08

POINTS Game: 17 Season: 185 Career: 521

Glauco Souza vs. Fordham, 1992 Glauco Souza, 1992 Glauco Souza, 1990-93

STEALS Game: 9 9 Season: 89 89 Career: 269

Jason Grimes vs. Grove City, 2000 Brad Oliver vs. UC Davis, 1998 Jeremy Yamamoto, 1998 David Zenk, 2007 David Zenk, 2005-08

EJECTIONS DRAWN Game: 9 Patrick Dodge vs. Slippery Rock, 2001 Season: 76 Glauco Souza, 1992 Career: 240 Patrick Dodge, 2000-03 GOALIE SAVES Game: 19 19 Season: 306 Career: 951

Stephen Nadherny vs. Cornell Chris Whittam vs. Pacific, 2006 Stephen Nadherny, 1992 Tony Paster, 1996-99

SECOND TEAM 1999 – Tony Paster 2000 – Pat Dodge 2001 – Pat Dodge 2006 – Chris Whittam 2007 – Nick Eddy, Chris Whittam 2008 – Nick Eddy, David Zenk

John-Claude Wright

Nick Archambault


T H E G E O R G E WA S H I N G T O N U N I V E R S I T Y SCOTT REED / HEAD COACH

ACADEMIC SUPPOR T

Scott Reed is in his 11th year as head coach of the men’s water polo program. In 2007, Reed was named CWPA Southern Division Coach of the Year for guiding GW to third place at the Eastern Championship and an end-of-season No. 17 national ranking. In 10 seasons, Reed has led GW to 95 victories and three Eastern Championship appearances. He also is the first and only head coach of the GW women’s water polo team, which competed in its inaugural season in the spring of 2000, and earned CWPA Southern Division Women’s Coach of the Year honors in 2003. Reed came to GW from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, where he served as the head water polo coach and as an assistant coach with the university’s men’s and women’s swimming teams. Reed graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1994 with a bachelor of science degree in sport management. At Massachusetts, he served as a captain on the nationally ranked Minutemen’s water polo squad and also competed on the swim team. He still owns the Massachusetts school record in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:30.65. In addition, Reed served as a graduate assistant in aquatics at Eastern Kentucky University, where he received a master of science degree in sport administration in 1997. He also is a member of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) board of directors and won the CWPA’s Southern Division Coach of the Year award in 2002-03. Reed lives in Fairfax, VA, with his wife, Allison.

Established in 1983, the Academic Support Services Program was initially designed to provide support services to a small group of students. The program has been expanded and includes services for all of GW’s student-athletes, with an emphasis on individual responsibility and pride in academic accomplishments. The Department of Athletics employs five full-time staff members and 30-40 tutors to assist the 400-plus student-athletes. The Academic Support Program works with student-athletes to help them develop career interests, explore employment opportunities and become familiar with the GW Career and Cooperative Education Center.

ANDRIJA VASILJEVIC / ASSISTANT COACH Two-time All-American Andrija Vasiljevic is in his first year as assistant coach with the GW men's water polo program. A 2007 graduate of California, Berkeley, Vasiljevic scored 144 goals during his four seasons with the Golden Bears from 2003-06. He helped Cal to back-to-back NCAA national championships as a player in 2006 and graduate assistant coach in 2007. Vasiljevic earned third team All-America honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches as a senior in 2006 and honorable mention accolades as a sophomore in 2004. A native of Belgrade, Serbia, Vasiljevic was also twice named an Academic AllAmerican by the ACWPC and earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on the European Union and Eastern Europe from Cal.

MARSHALL FREEDMAN JOHN-CLAUDE WRIGHT

SPOR TS MEDICINE Student-athletes receive medical treatment from an experienced staff of certified athletic trainers as well as a staff of student athletic trainers who provide on-site medical care before, during and after all practices and games. GW’s primary team physician, along with a dentist and an eye care specialist, also are available throughout the year. The training room is fully equipped with the modern apparatuses required for treatment and rehabilitation of all types of sports-related injuries. Espousing a philosophy based on preventive medicine, the training room works with student-athletes to keep them in playing shape, return them to competition and maintain their level of conditioning throughout the year.

NICK ARCHAMBAULT

GW ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME The George Washington University Athletic Hall of Fame accepts nominations annually. To see a complete list of GW Athletic Hall of Fame members and for more information on this prestigious group, see the GW Athletics’ Web site — www.GWsports.com — and click on “Traditions.” For deadlines and answers to other questions or to request a nomination form, contact Ed McKee of George Washington Department of Development at edmckee@gwu.edu or 202-994-5778.

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Founded ..............................................................................................1821 Enrollment ........................................................................................20,001 President..............................................................................Steven Knapp Director of Athletics ..............................................................Jack Kvancz Senior Assoc. Director of Athletics/SWA ....................Mary Jo Warner Athletic Department Telephone ........................................202-994-6650 NCAA ..........................................................................................Division I Conference ...................... CWPA (Collegiate Water Polo Association) Nickname ....................................................................................Colonials Colors....................................................................................Buff and Blue Athletics Communications Contact ..................................Jesse Hooker E-Mail............................................................................jhooker@gwu.edu Athletics Communications Phone ....................................202-994-0339 Water Polo Head Coach ........................................................Scott Reed Water Polo Office Phone ....................................................202-994-5777 Water Polo Office E-mail ..............................................reeds@gwu.edu Assistant Coach..............................................................Andrija Vasiljevic Athletics Web Site ..................................................www.GWsports.com

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2009 GW Men's Water Polo Media Guide  

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