Riders capture third place at state, beating Newport
The victory follows heroic, 9-8 triple-overtime win against Bellevue. Junior Max Black, who scored the game winner against Bellevue, was named first team All Tournament, while Evan Martin and Dylan Macias were named the second team. Luke Diefendorf was honorable mention. The third place finish marks the third consecutive season Roosevelt has finished in the top four at state.
Seniors Matt Torrey, Oscar Kruse, Elijah Foss-Roos, Peter Oster, Ben Mueller and Micah Tratt prior to the start of the Senior Night game against Newport.
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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