June 6, 2003
The schedule is complete and will be posted on our website. We have a 29 game regular season games scheduled.
Our recruiting class for 2003 is getting ready for Basic Training on Thursday, 26 June..
We have 10 recruits entering the Academy and one recruit entering the Prep School.
Here is a little summary on each of the new recruits:
Matt Adams - Edgewater H.S. / Maitland, Florida
5' 10" / 165 lbs.
Most Valuable Player 2002, 2003
Navy Water Polo Camp 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
Azevedo high impact camp 2001
1st Team All-Metro 2002, 2003
50 free - 23+ / 100 free - 52 +
Worked on 6 Habitat for Humanity Houses
Career after graduation: Pilot
Hero: His father
Favorite quote: "If a man does his best, what else is there?" General George Patton
Christian Blume - Northside College Prep / Chicago, Illinois
6' 5" / 180
2003 Illinois All-Sectional team
Mustang award for Swimming
Leading scorer 2003
Most Valuable Player 2003
Outstanding athletic achievement 2003
50 free - 23+ / 100 free 52+
Played Hockey, Baseball and Golf
Matt Duncan - Clovis West High School / Fresno, California
6' 2" / 165
Athletic Scholar Award
Scholar of Athletic distinction
Clovis West Water Polo Club JO participant
100 Breast - 1:03+
Career after graduation: Pilot
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Quote: "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars" Les Brown
Dan Guidoux - Westview High School / Portland, Oregon
6' 1" / 185
All-State MVP on a State Championship team
Junior Olympics 2002
Tualatin Hills Club member
Captain 2002, 2003
State Champions 2001, 2002
1st Team All-State 2001, 2002
50 free - 22+ / 100 free - 51+
National Honor Society
Danny Kimmich - The Bishop's School / San Diego, Ca
6' 4" / 215
High School All-American 2002
C.I.F. San Diego Champions 2002 (Team ranked top 3 in Country)
16 + under JO Champions - Shore aquatics 2000
Hawaiian Invitational Champions - 2000, 2001
4 yr. Varsity Water Polo
Union-Tribune Academic 1st team 2002
4-Time All-City Academic team
Captain Baseball team 2002, 2003
4 year Varsity Baseball (will be playing Baseball @ the Academy)
1st team Western League (Baseball) 2002, 2003
Career after Graduation: Pilot or Professional Athlete
Hero: Alex Rodriquez
Quote: "Live today as if there will be no tomorrow"
Matt LeBlanc - Loyola High School / Los Angeles, Ca.
6' 1" / 180
Rose Bowl club - 5 years
Junior Olympics - 4 years
Varsity Water Polo - 3 years
All-League 2001, 2002
Senior All-Star team 2002
50 free - 23+ / 100 free - 51+
Brian McShane - Brother Rice High School / Chicago, Illinois
6' 4" / 190
US National Youth "A" Team 2003
US National Youth "B" Team 2002 / traveled to Brazil
High School All-American 2000,2001,2002
Illinois State Champions
Illinois State MVP 2003 (scored 9 goals in championship game)
All-State Water Polo - 4 years
All-State Swimming - 2 years
All-Conference Water Polo / Swimming - 4 years
All-Sectional Water Polo / Swimming - 3 years
50 free - 22+ / 100 free - 48+ / 100 back - 52 +
Career after graduation: Special Ops or Engineering
Hero: John Wayne
Quote: "Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway" John Wayne
Chris Nitzel - Calvert Hall High School / Baltimore, Maryland
6' "1 / 165
Goalie (205 saves - 2002)
MIAA All-Conference 2001, 2002
Team Captain Water Polo / Swimming 2002, 2003
State Champions 2001,2002
Cardinal and Gold Club team - 2 years
Navy Camp 2002
Career after Graduation: Pilot
Hero: father - accomplishes what he puts his mind to..
Quote: "The harder you work the luckier you get"
Blake Pickell - Foothill High School / Santa Ana, California
6' 0 / 165
North All-Star Team 2002
One of top High School teams in the country
So Cal member - 8 years
More info to follow.....
Kyle Schafer - University High School / Irvine, California
6' 2" / 155
All-CIF - 2001, 2002
CIF Swimming Finalist 2001, 2002, 2003
Most Valuable Swimmer 2003
50 free - 21+ / 100 free 47+
4-year Varsity Water Polo / Swimming
Division 2 Finalist 2000
South Orange County All-Star Team 2002
University High School 2002-03 Athlete of the year
North All-Star team 2002
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 2000-03
Student Ambassador, People to People Ambassadorship Program, British Isles, July 2001
Private Pilot's license
Summer Workout Schedule
We have five categories for the players to concentrate on during the summer months:
I. Swimming / Running (Aerobic Shape) - Swim 2500 yds. at least three times a week / Run two miles at least two times a week...
II. Weightlifting / PFT work (Coach Adam Edwards gave each player a workout booklet)
III. Ball handling skills (with self or partner)
IV. Game experience (Club teams at home, Rocky Mountain Water Polo, Denver Masters)
V. Mental Edge (Take at least one week to veg... fishing, etc.)
In addition we want you all to cross-train (examples: Basketball, Racquetball, Biking, Hiking, Surfing.)
Bottom Line: Train two hours / five days a week.......
As I write the tile work is almost complete and looks great. We have upgraded our sound system with 18 speakers in the ceiling. They will be putting water in the pool the last week of June and the pool will be ready for polo by the first week in July... Our 10 new recruits may get a chance to try it out even before our upperclassmen during their intramurals the first week in July... Our ribbon cutting ceremony will still be scheduled for Parent's Weekend... The Blue-Silver game - 30 August....
June 1 - first summer period begins
I would like to share two examples with you:
Brandon Shroyer is in Hawaii four weeks working with the Chinese Emersion program. He goes to class
4 hours a day and has everything paid for.
Scott Butler will be in LA for six weeks - three on a leadership program and three for leave...
(Hopefully they can find time to train.....)
June 21 - first summer period ends
June 22 - second summer period begins
June 25 - Dinner at Outback Steakhouse (I-25 and Woodman) for the recruits and family @ 4:30 P.M.
June 26 - Class of 2007 enters (recruits will meet @ 9:00 A.M. at Arnold Hall to stick together)
June 28 - Recruits will meet with Coach Pendergast and myself
July 1 - Recruits will meet with Coach Pendergast and myself
July 12 - second Summer period ends
July 13 - third Summer period begins
July 13 - Doolie Dining out (Eat as much as you can @ Coach Ehrlich's and talk on the phone)
July 14 - Recruits will go to Jack's Valley
August 2 - Cadet Wing returns @ 7:00 P.M.
August 4-6 - Optional practices
August 7 - Classes and practice begin.....
August 29 - 1 Sept. (Parent's Weekend, Catered meal @ Coach Ehrlich's, Blue/Silver game, Football, time with family)
Keep in touch with www.airforcesports.com
Will update you all after Parent's weekend...