Boys' Water Polo

Water Polo

The Hill School consistently has been one of the top Prep School teams on the East Coast, capturing five Eastern Prep Championship Titles. This accomplishment is highlighted by the fact that most members of the boys' team learn to play water polo at The Hill School.

2018 Eastern Prep Champions!

Practicing four to five times a week with competitive play twice a week, the boys quickly are introduced to the rigorous and fulfilling game. Training focuses on technique, decision-making, and tactical water polo. Developing a team of players who practice and compete with purpose, poise, and principle is a primary goal. Consequently, these athletes are provided with a strong foundation to play water polo at the college level. More than 30 All-Americans have graduated from The Hill and have successfully continued on to swim and play water polo for collegiate programs such as the U.S. Naval Academy, Brown, Bucknell, Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Washington and Lee, Richmond, University of Massachusetts, Connecticut College, and Claremont McKenna College.

The Briggs S. Cunningham ’26 Swimming Pool provides an excellent training facility for deep-shallow water polo and swimming. The six-lane pool is equipped with Kiefer lane lines, Colorado timing, angled starting platforms, two pace clocks, and two maxi-duraflex diving boards. The underwater viewing window, video equipment and strength and conditioning room complete the comprehensive training center. A full-time trainer and staff physician provide each athlete with proper medical attention.

The Hill School actively seeks candidates who desire a strong athletic program, combined with a highly challenging academic atmosphere. Talented young men interested in such a unique co-curricular and scholastic environment are encouraged to contact the Admission Office or e-mail Coach Jones.

V Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
V Boys' Water Polo vs.
Haverford School
Haverford School Details
V Boys' Water Polo vs.
Malvern Prep
Malvern Prep Details
V Boys' Water Polo vs.
Battle of the Beltway
TBD
US Naval Academy Details
V Boys' Water Polo vs.
Battle of the Beltway
TBD
US Naval Academy Details
V Boys' Water Polo vs.
Germantown Academy
The Hill School Details
V Boys' Water Polo vs.
Episcopal Academy
Episcopal Academy Details
V Boys' Water Polo vs.
Malvern Prep
The Hill School Details
V Boys' Water Polo vs.
Loyola Blakefield
Loyola Blakefield Details
V Boys' Water Polo vs.
TBD, Gilman
Loyola Blakefield Details
V Boys' Water Polo vs.
Haverford School
The Hill School Details

JV Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Recap Status
JV Boys' Water Polo vs.
Haverford School
Haverford School Details
JV Boys' Water Polo vs.
Malvern Prep
Malvern Prep Details
JV Boys' Water Polo vs.
Germantown Academy
The Hill School Details
JV Boys' Water Polo vs.
Episcopal Academy
Episcopal Academy Details
JV Boys' Water Polo vs.
Malvern Prep
The Hill School Details
JV Boys' Water Polo vs.
Loyola Blakefield
US Naval Academy Details
JV Boys' Water Polo
TBD
tba Details
JV Boys' Water Polo vs.
Haverford School
The Hill School Details
JV Boys' Water Polo vs.
William Penn Charter
William Penn Charter Details
JV Boys' Water Polo vs.
Gonzaga High School
The Hill School Details

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Doug Jones | djones@thehill.org
Coach Jones joined the Hill faculty in August of 2006 and currently serves as a counselor, instructor of Psychology, the head coach of boys’ water polo, and assistant with the swimming program. He attended Hill’s perennial rival, Lawrenceville, where he lettered in swimming and water polo. Coach Jones was a four-year starter and senior co-captain for the Johns Hopkins University water polo team. He earned Mid-Atlantic Conference all-tournament team and all-academic honors. As the head coach of both swimming and girls’ water polo at Saratoga High School in California, he led teams to several league titles and four Top 8 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sectional finishes. Coach Jones has coached water polo at the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Macalester College. In the fall of 2005, the University of Arizona Men’s club team placed third at the College Water Polo Association Collegiate Club National Tournament. The 2018 season marks Coach Jones’ 13th year at Hill and his 23rd year coaching water polo at the collegiate, high school, or club level.

Assistant Coach
Mark Agnew

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Water Polo Beyond The Hill

The following alumni currently are playing college water polo (includes sixth formers who have committed for next year):

Tiernan Brunner '19 - The United States Naval Academy

John Nelligan '19 - The United States Naval Academy

Ulas Cini '17 - Connecticut College

Jake Haines '17 - The United States Naval Academy

Bobby Lee '17 - The United States Naval Academy  

News

Five Teams Voted Into the Trophy Room

The field hockey, boys’ water polo, boys’ ice hockey, and boys’ indoor and outdoor track and field teams were recognized for their outstanding seasons with induction into the School’s Trophy Room.

Twenty-three Hill student-athletes earned All-MAPL distinction for the fall 2018 athletics season, while six water polo players earned All-Eastern Prep Tournament honors. 

Records and Highlights

Eastern Prep Champions: 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2018

Top 10 All-Time Single Season Scorers
Name                                Goals    Season               Games               G.P.G.

Darren McKay                  156        2007-08              28                        5.6
Jamie Todes                    150        2000-01              29                        5.1
Leif Kennedy                    147        1995-96              32                        4.6
Lunsford Schock             127        2013-14              19                        6.68
Andrew Bingham             120        2003-04              23                        5.2
Andrew Hayes                 120        1993-94              26                        4.6
Robert Sutherland           107        2011-12              20                        5.35
Brady Berg                        107        1996-97              26                        4.1
Holden Malone                107        2008-09              27                        4.0
Peter Reeves                    106        2002-03              33                        3.2

All-Time Single Game High Scorer
Lunsford Schock: 17 Goals vs. Horace Mann (November 3, 2013)

All-Time Single Game Saves Record
Lane Jubb: 27 Saves vs. Lawrenceville (November 11, 2005)

All-Time Single Season Saves % Record
Lane Jubb: 62% (2005 – 317 saves)

All-Time Single Season Saves Record
Clayton Witter: 382 Saves (2008 - 61% Save average)

All-Americans
1982      Frank Hogan (4th Team)
1983      Victor Mestre (HM)
1984     Victor Mestre (1st Team)
              David Reavy (3rd Team)
              David Dietz (5th Team)
1987      Andy Lewandowski (HM)
1988      Chris Hagge (HM)
1989      Steven Brotschul (2nd Team)
1990      Keith Binder (4th Team)
1991      Keith Binder (4th Team)
1993      Andrew Hayes (3rd Team)
1995      Leif Kennedy (5th Team)
1998      Pat Alexander (5th Team)
              David Naftalin (HM)
1999      David Naftalin (2nd Team
              Phillip Jolley (4th Team)
2000      Jamie Todes (2nd Team)

2002      Chris Hathaway (3rd Team)
2011      Rob Sutherland (5th Team)