Varsity Girls 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
|Rachel Khavinson (Captain)
|Gertie Lafferty (Captain)
|Emma Merrill (Captain)
Michael KoziolHead Coach
Mike Koziol enters his fourth season as Head Coach of the girls water polo team. Koziol, the Assistant Director of Aquatics at GA, also is the head coach of the Boys Water Polo program.
In 2022, the Patriots finished 2-10 overall.
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.
Koziol attended DePaul University in Chicago, and as a student 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.
Over the years, Koziol has coached at the club level with Trojan Aquatics, NXT, Philly Select, and Maverick Water Polo. He has also led or assisted a number of camps or workshops all over the country, including a camp at the United States Naval Academy.
Sarah LloydVarsity Assistant Coach
Alex PaparellaVarsity Assistant Coach
Peggy BradleyVarsity Assistant Coach
I love GA because...
"Both adults and students are extraordinary."
Allison RaderVarsity Assistant Coach
I Love GA because…
"I've seen it come together in the most spirited of times and in difficult times. A wonderful, strong sense of community and care."
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
|Natalie Dowzicky, Elizabeth Platonova & Gillian Rader
|Brianna Harrity & Aleandra Takei
|Alexandra Wein & Shelby Wildgust
|Wendy Luo, Alexandra Wein & Shelby Wildgust
|Amy Canavan, Meredith Letner & Maria Mastronardo
|Laura Karbach & Allison Ladley
|Lisa Horn, Eliza McDevitt & Cheyney Robertson
|Gwen Garetson & Lisa Horn
|Sarah Ladley & Mariel Wenk
|Sarah Ladley & Brittany McCabe
|Katherine Johnston, Jessica Millar & Suzanne Rossi