Mercer Island boys water polo | Sports preview

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

The Mercer Island boys water polo seniors this season are Chris Apodaca

The Mercer Island boys water polo seniors this season are Chris Apodaca

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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