The Northwest Water Polo Club 14U squad is, from left to right, Alan Jiang, Drake MacNichols, Lucas Li, Hebu Patil, Brad Burton, Kevin Zhang, Fan Uren, Giancarlo Marquez, Mercer Island High’s Torger Peterson, Alex Rowland, Austin Quick, Mercer Island High’s Finn Friedland, Ramzi Megalli and Shelton Helton (not pictured, behind Friedland). Courtesy photo

The Northwest Water Polo Club 14U squad is, from left to right, Alan Jiang, Drake MacNichols, Lucas Li, Hebu Patil, Brad Burton, Kevin Zhang, Fan Uren, Giancarlo Marquez, Mercer Island High’s Torger Peterson, Alex Rowland, Austin Quick, Mercer Island High’s Finn Friedland, Ramzi Megalli and Shelton Helton (not pictured, behind Friedland). Courtesy photo

Northwest Water Polo Club squads shine at Junior Olympics

Teams feature Mercer Island players, coaches.

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:30pm
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Northwest Water Polo Club’s 14U boys recently placed third in the gold bracket at the 2019 Junior Olympics in Irvine, California. The club’s 18U boys placed fifth in the gold bracket at the same tournament, which was hosted by USA Water Polo.

Both teams feature players and coaches from Mercer Island.

On the 14Us, Finn Friedland and Torger Peterson are from Mercer Island High, and Friedland is a USA Water Polo Futures National Team member. Coaches John Jacobson and Daniel Kavesh are Mercer Island High alumni.

The 18U squad is coached by Mercer Island High alumni Adam Jacobson and Teddy Trowbridge.


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