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The Mercer Island boys water polo seniors this season are Chris Apodaca, Harrison Clarke, Ken Ho, Keoni Ogawa, Thmas Rall, Austin Ralph, Chris Merritt and Kurt Schafer. - Contributed photo
The Mercer Island boys water polo seniors this season are Chris Apodaca, Harrison Clarke, Ken Ho, Keoni Ogawa, Thmas Rall, Austin Ralph, Chris Merritt and Kurt Schafer.
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Coach: Ryan Hall

Number of athletes: 27

Last season: The Islanders finished the state tournament in fourth place, after tying Bellevue for a co-league championship earlier in the season.

Strengths: “Our greatest strength will be our depth and team chemistry,” said Hall.

Focus: “We will focus on getting everyone a chance to play early on in hte season,” said the coach. “We’ll be focusing a lot on counter attack and defensive pressure.”

Seniors: Chris Apodaca, Harrison Clarke, Ken Ho, Keoni Ogawa, Thomas Rall, Austin Ralph, Chris Merritt, Kurt Schafer.

Game to watch: “Our game against defending state champs Bellevue this season is a must see,” said Hall.

The Islanders are scheduled to play Bellevue for the first time on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Bellevue.

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