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
|1||Henry Grady||Goalie/Utility (#13)||12|
|17||William Martin||Utility/Goalie (1B)||11|
|1A||Justin Stokes||Goalie/Utility (#18)||12|
Michael KoziolHead Coach
Mike Koziol enters his sixth season as the head boys water polo coach at Germantown Academy in 2018.
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.
Paige NearyVarsity Assistant Coach
Paige Neary enters her second season as an Assistant Coach for the Patriots.
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
- Recompense Bike
The Germantown Academy Department of Athletics is pleased to provide the following information for the FALL 2018 Upper School sports preseason
Mike Koziol's time spent around the pool this summer has not been about relaxing. Recently, the Germantown Academy Head Boys Water Polo Coach has been coaching at water polo camps held at the United States Naval Academy.
Earlier this week, the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association released their list of student-athletes that earned All-American recognition. Among the 93 names was Germantown Academy's own Finn Lillis '18.
Germantown Academy is proud to announce the newest class of its Athletic Hall of Fame. The class of eight individuals, one former coach, and two teams will be inducted in a special ceremony to be held on campus on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
Created in 1995, the Germantown Academy Athletic Hall of Fame has seen more than 100 alumni student-athletes, coaches, and special friends inducted into its historical annals. We will be inducting the next class into the Athletic Hall of Fame on November 8, 2018, and your assistance is needed.
Brian Bartle '19, Walker Butler '20, and Finn Lillis '18 were selected to participate in the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo All-Star game between the Prep All-Stars and the Pennsylvania Public School All-Stars.
The 2017 Fall sports are finished, but it is time to recognize the student-athletes who performed at a high level during the season.
Boys water polo ended the season on a very high note, overpowering rival Penn Charter on the morning of Nov. 11. The Patriots tied a season high in scoring and defeated the Quakers, 19-3.
The Germantown Academy boys water polo team was active during the weekend, taking part in the Easterns Tournament at Episcopal Academy. After two days of competing against eight other teams, the Patriots came away with a third place finish.
Germantown Academy now knows the route it must navigate in order to reach the championship game of the Eastern's Tournament. The Patriots will play in the first game of the tournament, facing off against Gonzaga Prep on Saturday at 4 p.m.