Riders Finish Second in State Tourney
Roosevelt's boys water polo team took second place in the Washington State High School tournament, losing to defending champion Curtis Senior High School. The Riders have now finished in the top three in the state for three consecutive years.
Dylan Macias and Max Black were named first team all tourney players, and Macias was named the tournament's defensive MVP. Reece Benson and Declan Doll were voted to the second team, and Evan Martin received an honorable mention.
The 2019 RHS Water Polo team.
Roosevelt Water Polo is a club team that draws athletes from across Northeast Seattle. The Riders consistently rank among the best in Washington, finishing in the top four at the state tournament in three of the past four years. Former players have gone on to play collegiate polo at Division 1 programs. The water polo season starts in September and runs through November. Experienced and novice athletes alike are encouraged to join the program.
Coach Clark Barry will join Roosevelt for the 2018 season. Clark grew up in Fullerton, Calif., and began playing water polo at age 12. He played for Troy High School and SoCal Water Polo Foundation during his high school years. He walked on as a goalkeeper for the University of Southern California and was part of four national championship teams. After moving to Seattle, Clark began coaching for Rain City Water Polo.
All photographs (c) 2017 Steve Powers
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