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Varsity Boys Water Polo

The best part of coaching at GA is the connections that the athletic community creates. These connections are numerous. Coaches and student-athletes work together to help achieve more than they ever thought possible. Student-athletes come together and achieve more because they know they are representing their teammates, fellow students, and teachers. Coaches work together in the hopes of success across the board in athletics. The student body and teachers come out to cheer and support their fellow classmates and colleagues on game day. Athletics at GA provide a truly amazing opportunity for the community to come together.

- Mike Koziol, Head Coach

Schedule

Current Record

Record: 17-8-1
League Record: 5-3

Roster

# Name Position Grade
1 Henry Grady Goalie/Utility (#13) 12
2 Daniel Araten Driver 11
3 Jake Rabbiner Driver 11
5 Patrick O'Hara Driver 9
6 Jack Lafond Driver 11
7 Walker Butler Utility 10
8 Brian Bartle Utility 11
9 Louis Porter Driver 9
11 John Forde Utility 11
12 Finn Lillis 2MO 12
14 Max Lasdon Driver 9
16 Roger Vidal 11
17 William Martin Utility/Goalie (1B) 10
19 Noah Wezner 9
20 Gabriel Levy Driver 11
21 Noah Spratt 2MO 10
1A Justin Stokes Goalie/Utility (#18) 11

Coaches

  • Michael Koziol
    Head Coach

    Mike Koziol finished his fifth season as the head boys water polo coach at Germantown Academy in 2017.

    The Patriots compiled a 17-8-1 record in 2017. During the year, GA finished third at Easterns, their best finish since 2004. GA also defeated Penn Charter on GA-PC Day for back-to-back years for the first time since 2004-05. Three members of Koziol's 2017 team were selected as First Team All-Inter-Ac performers.

    Koziol is an alumnus of Wissahickon High School where he was a key contributor to the most successful water polo class in school history, making the state tournament all four years, including a fourth place finish his senior year. He also swam while at Wissahickon.

    After graduating from Wissahickon, Koziol attended DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. While at DePaul, he coached a swim team and founded the water polo program at the High Ridge YMCA. Under Koziol's guidance, the water polo program tripled in size in three years and he coached the first player from a Chicago YMCA to be selected to the USA Water Polo Olympic Development program.

    (Updated on 11/28/17)

  • Paige Neary
    Varsity Assistant Coach

Facility


The Patriots play and practice in the Edward Lavino Natatorium. It is located below the Big Gym and sits across from the Field House.

The GA swimming pool is a heated, six-lane, 25-meter indoor pool. Starting blocks line the deep end that includes a rope swing and two different height diving boards. The pool also has an electronic timing system and a learn-to-swim platform. Male and female changing rooms are available. There is spectator seating for about 150 in the gallery area above the pool deck. Restrooms can be accessed on the pool deck floor. There is an area to set up ticket sales near the spectator entrance, as well as a small concession stand.

Germantown Academy Pool

  • 6 Lanes
  • Rectangle, 75 x 45'
  • 21-meter Diving Board (12 feet water)
  • Turn Ends, 4'
  • Fitness Room and Equipment
  • 5 Pull-up Bars
  • Plyometric Blocks
  • 9 Vasa Incline Boards
  • 9 Spin Bikes
  • 4 East German Incline Boards
  • 3 Stepping Machines
  • 4 Erg Machines
  • Treadmills
  • Recompense Bike

GA Boys Water Polo News

Fall 2017 Start Dates & Tryout Information

The Germantown Academy Department of Athletics is pleased to provide the following information for the FALL 2017 preseason Upper School sports (this includes ANYONE who wants to participate in Upper School sports at any level). Student-athletes can bring lunch or bring money to buy/order lunch. Please contact the coach if you have any questions. Fall 2017 schedules will be updated this summer.

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