The six Mercer Island boys water polo seniors honored on senior night, (from left) Justin Jradi, Al Vollengraaf, Jacob Swerland, Oliver Schaaf, Alex Tiscornia and Jack Shoop. Photo courtesy of Calvin White

The six Mercer Island boys water polo seniors honored on senior night, (from left) Justin Jradi, Al Vollengraaf, Jacob Swerland, Oliver Schaaf, Alex Tiscornia and Jack Shoop. Photo courtesy of Calvin White

Mercer Island boys water polo team ends regular season on a high note

The Islanders begin their postseason with a state tournament match against Newport on Nov. 14.

  • Friday, November 8, 2019 2:10pm
  • Sports

By CHRIS VACCA

Special to the Reporter

After a successful San Diego trip, the Mercer Island boys water polo team dove into its last week of league play before the state water polo playoffs.

The Islanders went 2-1 in their last three games of the season, securing wins over Ingram and Sammamish/Interlake and a close loss to Bainbridge Island. The last game against Sammamish/Interlake was a special night as the team honored the six seniors on the varsity team. The seniors honored were: Oliver Schaaf (co-captain), Jacob Swerland (co-captain), Jack Shoop, Justin Jradi, Alex Tiscornia and Al Vollengraaf. They ended their regular season of Mercer Island boys water polo with a 9-8 win.

The team will practice hard next week and then will enter the state tournament as the No.5 seed and will face Newport in the first round at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Curtis High School. The tournament will continue Friday and wrap up on Saturday, Nov. 16.




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