A quick look at the start of the boys’ water polo season to come.
By Mitchell Sterlitz
The Dexter boys water polo team is hoping for another successful season leading into the 2017-18 year. Last year the Dreads placed fifth in the state, a feat accomplished by its heavy senior class and a couple of talented juniors.
Those juniors, now seniors, have their goals set even higher despite their significantly smaller senior class. The drop from nine seniors to two this year won’t deter these two driven players, however. Seniors Andrew Golin and Stephen Sterlitz are confident about their team’s ability and potential for growth.
“We have a great group of guys on this team and our potential is unlimited,” Sterlitz said. “I’m excited to see who shows out this year.”
To help them, junior Grisha Griffiths was also elected captain in hopes to change up the team dynamic and hopefully impact things for the better. Sterlitz and Golin have dedicated their time and effort into being the best players and role models for their team. To show their dedication to the sport, both participated in the water polo Junior Olympics, where the top one percent of players compete for a championship in California.
The team is hungry and ready for the season, and the motto they’ve adopted for this year is a quote from the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden: “Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time.”
This Dreadnaught team seems to have plenty of fight to spare.