July 6, 2011
USAFA, Colo. -
Air Force head water polo coach Jeff Heidmous has announced the incoming Class of 2015, which is currently enrolled in basic cadet training. Included in the group are eight standout players who could make an impact during the 2011 season.
"Time will tell how strong and committed of a group we have, but on paper we like the balance and depth of this recruiting class," said Heidmous. "We have two good sized centers who swim well, Jackovich and Boules; two faster lefties who are playmakers and scorers, Shaffer and Robinson; two skilled utility players, Vicino and Suttorp; and two aggressive attackers, Johnson and Wong."
"We are also very pleased with two walk-on goalkeepers with good length and promise, Bill Parks (Archbishop Mitty HS and West Valley WPC) and Patrick Berwyn (Palos Verdes HS and Trojan WPC)," continued Heidmous. "Hopefully in two years we are calling this a great recruiting class."
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (Palos Verdes)
Earned two varsity letters for water polo ... team won California Interstate championship in 2009 ... Bay League champions in 2008 and 2009 ... played for the Palos Verdes Water Polo Club ... also lettered three years in swimming.
New Lenox, Ill. (Lincoln-Way Central)
Lettered four years in water polo ... team MVP in 2010 ... all-conference selection and first-team all-sectionals honoree ... two-time USA Water Polo Academic All-American ... played for the Windy City Water Polo club team, as well as the Midwest Zone ODP team ... ODP team placed first at the East-West ODP Regional Championships ... chosen for 2010 Junior National Selection and Training Camp ... also lettered four years in swimming and one year in football.
Murrieta, Calif. (Murrieta Valley)
Lettered four years in water polo ... two-time All-American ... All-Valley and all-county player of the year ... MVP of the Southwestern League ... All-CIF (Division 2) as a senior ... first-team All-CIF (Division 3) as a junior and second-team All-CIF (Division 3) as a sophomore ... competed in CIF finals all four years ... played for the Elite Water Polo club team and SOPAC ODP team ... also lettered four years in swimming.
Corona, Calif. (Norco)
Planning to sit out the 2011 season ... attended Riverside Community College, where he led the team in goals and assists and was a junior college All-American ... four-year letterwinner in water polo ... holds his high school's career records in every category, while owning single-season records in goals scored, steals and kickouts drawn ... second in school history in single-season assists and blocks ... three-time All-CIF honoree ... first-team all-league selection all four years ... three-time first-team All-Inland Empire (second-team selection as a freshman) ... NISCA All-American and USA Water Polo Academic All-American ... played for the Chino Hill Area Water Polo club, as well as the Southern Pacific ODP team ... also lettered four years in swimming.
Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West)
Attended the Academy Prep School ... three-year letterwinner in water polo at Clovis West HS ... team MVP ... named to All-Valley team ... won league championship ... played for the Clovis Water Polo Club, as well as the Central California ODP team ... also lettered four years in swimming.
Kentwood, Mich. (East Kentwood)
Attended the Academy Prep School ... four-year letterwinner in water polo at East Kentwood HS ... state tournament MVP as a senior ... Michigan player of the year ...district, regional and state award recipient throughout high school ... played for the Rockford Water Polo club ... also lettered four years in swimming.
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Los Osos)
Lettered four years in water polo ...two-time NISCA All-American and USA Water Polo Academic All-American ... two-time first-team All-CIF (Division 4) honoree ... three-time All-Baseline League ... team MVP and captain in 2010 ... MVP of the Inland Valley All-Star game in 2010 ... all-area selection in 2009 ... named team's most improved player in 2008 ... member of CIF championship team in 2008 and CIF finalist team in 2009 ... won four league championships ... played for the Foothill Water Polo Club ... also lettered in baseball for two years.
Alta Loma, Calif. (Los Osos)
Lettered four years in water polo ... four-time all-league selection ... three-time All-CIF selection ... two-time team captain ... offensive player of the year as a senior ... tallied 109 goals, 85 assists and 76 steals in senior campaign ... defensive player of the year as a junior and most improved player as a freshman ... member of CIF championship team in 2008 ... Junior Olympic All-American in 2009 ... played for the Chino Hill Area Water Polo club, as well as the Southern Pacific ODP team ... member of 2009 Southern Pacific Zone ODP championship team ... also earned two letters in swimming.