Girls' Water Polo

Water Polo

The girls' water polo program has had great success since its inaugural varsity season in 2000-2001. Based upon a foundation of fundamentals and a strong team-play concept, the program has won seven titles, capturing the New England Championship in 2001 and winning the Eastern Prep Championship in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2017.  

Over its history, the program has graduated alumnae that have gone on to play at the college level at Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Penn, Delaware, Washington & Jefferson, Maryland, The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Richmond, Villanova, Wagner, Connecticut College, Utica, Bowdoin, Occidental, George Washington, Queens (Canada), and Bucknell among others.

The Hill girls' water polo team always is looking for interested applicants who have a strong swimming and athletics background. Many of our best success stories have been basketball or ice hockey players who have played water polo as a fall sport.

V Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
V Girls' Water Polo
Penn Ridge HS
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Pennridge High School View Recap Loss 3 - 12
V Girls' Water Polo vs.
Germantown Academy
Germantown Academy View Recap Win 11-5
V Girls' Water Polo vs.
William Penn Charter
William Penn Charter View Recap Loss 6-14
V Girls' Water Polo vs.
Panther Invite
TBD
tba Details CANCELLED
V Girls' Water Polo vs.
Episcopal Academy
Episcopal Academy Details
V Girls' Water Polo vs.
Friends Central School
Friends Central School Details
V Girls' Water Polo vs.
North Allegheny, Beast of the East
Central York HS Details
V Girls' Water Polo vs.
Beast of the East
All Day
tba Details
V Girls' Water Polo vs.
Germantown Academy
The Hill School Details
V Girls' Water Polo vs.
Lawrenceville
The Hill School Details

JV Schedule & Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Status
JV Girls Water Polo vs.
William Penn Charter
William Penn Charter Details Loss 0-9
JV Girls Water Polo vs.
Lawrenceville
The Hill School Details
JV Girls Water Polo vs.
William Penn Charter
The Hill School Details
JV Girls Water Polo vs.
Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville Details

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mark Nelson |  mnelson@thehill.org
A longtime head boys’ water polo coach at The Hill, Coach Nelson became the head girls’ water polo coach in 2018 after spending the previous eight seasons as an assistant in both the girls’ and boys’ programs. A Bowdoin College graduate, Coach Nelson was an assistant coach for two seasons before taking over as head boys’ coach in 1982. He led the 1984 team to an undefeated season and Eastern Championship, the first of five championship teams he coached. In his 24-year tenure as head boys’ coach, Coach Nelson accumulated a career record of 334 wins, 243 losses, and four ties, leading the program to Eastern Prep Championship titles in 1996, 1999, 2000, and 2002. Additionally, 18 of his players were named All-Americans. After stepping aside following the 2005 season, Coach Nelson took a brief hiatus from water polo before returning to the pool deck in 2010. He spent three seasons as the assistant girls’ coach and was the assistant boys’ coach for five years before taking over the girls’ program.

Assistant Coach
Jen Kokoska 

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Water Polo Beyond The Hill

Recent graduates who moved on to play college water polo (including current sixth formers who have committed for next year):

Anna Bautista '19 - Bucknell University

Kiersten Heverly '18Wittenberg College

Sarah Wentling '18 - University of Toronto

Matylda Zaklicki '16 - Bucknell University 

View a comprehensive document of HGWP alumnae who have moved on to play collegiate water polo.  

News

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 Archives

Single-Season Records

Individual Records
Single Game
Goals: 12 – Allie Shomber ’08 vs. Wyoming Valley West (8.13.2007)
Assists: 7 – Lyndsey Marcheskie ’12 vs Hazelton (9.4.2010)
              7 – Renee Donado ’12 vs. Germantown Academy (9.17.2011)
Steals: 17 – Anna Gossett ’04 vs. Souderton (9.17.2003)
Ejections Drawn: 9 – Jodi Calvario ’03 vs. Lawrenceville (9.4.2002)
Saves: 23 – Jenna Bless ’08 vs. Germantown Academy (11.4.2007)

Season
Goals: 114 – Allie Shomber ’08 (2007)
Assists: 45 – Jenna Bless ’08 (2007)
Steals: 104 – Anna Gossett ’04 (2003)
Ejections Drawn: 60 – Jodi Calvario ’03 (2002)
Saves: 264 – Jenna Bless ’08 (2007)

Career
Goals: 300 – Madison Marcheskie ’14 (2010-2013)
Assists: 119 – Payton Miles ’16 (2012-2015)
Steals: 254 – Jenna Bless ’08 (2004-2007)
Ejections Drawn: 115 – Katie Gibbs ’11 (2007-2010)
Saves: 628 – Anna Gossett ’04 (2000-2003)

Team Records
Most Wins, Season: 22 (2010)
Fewest Losses, Season: 2 (2010, 2015)
Best Season Win Percentage: .916 (2010)
Most Goals Scored, Game: 23 (vs. Upper Merion, 2002)
Most Goals Scored, Season: 280 (2015)
Highest Goals-Per-Game Average: 12.7 (2015)
Fewest Goals Allowed, Game: 0 (Twice - vs. Pingry, 2009; vs. Upper Merion, 2013)
Fewest Goals Allowed, Season: 108 (2010)
Lowest GAA: 4.5 (2010)

Top-10 Season and Career Statistical Leaders

Single-Season Records
Goals Scored

114 - Allie Shomber '08 (2007)
104 - Maddison Marcheskie '14 (2012)
90 - Maddison Marcheskie '14 (2011)
81 - Maddison Marcheskie '14 (2013)
80 - Matylda Zaklicki '16 (2014)
76 - Payton Miles '16 (2015)
76 - Lyndsey Marcheskie '12 (2011)
76 - Katie Gibbs '11 (2010)
75 - Katie Gibbs '11 (2009)
68 - Paige Curcio '18 (2016)

Assists                
45 - Jenna Bless '08 (2007)
43 - Payton Miles '16 (2015)
43 - Payton Miles '16 (2014)
42 - Kennedy Gallagher '15 (2012)
40 - Patty Boyer '11 (2010)
39 - Renee Donado '12 (2011)
39 - Caitlin Manak '08 (2007)
34 - Patty Boyer '11 (2009)
33 - Katie Gibbs '11 (2010)
33 - Jacky Braca '10 (2009)                        

Steals                 
104 - Anna Gossett '04 (2003)
100 - Jenna Bless '08 (2005)
95 - Jacky Braca '10 (2008)
91 - Allie Shomber '08 (2007)
79 - Jenna Bless '08 (2004)
76 - Patty Boyer '11 (2008)
75 - Katie Gibbs '11 (2008)
75 - Jenna Bless '08 (2007)
74 - Jennie Lynch '07 (2006)                     

Saves                  
264 - Jenna Bless '08 (2007)
212 - Anna Gossett '04 (2002)
190 - Anna Gossett '04 (2003)
170 - Sarah Sovia '13 (2012)
167 - Jenna Bless '08 (2005)
166 - Jenna Bless '08 (2004)
153 - Ellen Dvorak '11 (2008)
145 - Anna Gossett '04 (2001)
141 - Keenan Fernandez '07 (2006)
139 - Addy Colona '12 (2011)

Career Records
Goals Scored                   
300 - Maddison Marcheskie '14  (2010-13)
223 - Katie Gibbs '11 (2007-10)
197 - Claire Alfano '19 (2015-18)
186 - Payton Miles '16 (2012-15)
170 - Lyndsey Marcheskie '12 (2008-11)
165 - Maggie Edwards '06 (2002-05)
154 - Paige Curcio '18 (2014-17)
151 - Allie Shomber '08 (2005-07)
147 - Matylda Zaklicki '16 (2013-15)
144 - Patty Boyer '11 (2007-10)               

Assists                
119 - Payton Miles '16 (2012-15)
101 - Patty Boyer '11 (2007-10)
96 - Lyndsey Marcheskie '12 (2008-11)
94 - Maddison Marcheskie '14 (2010-13)
91 - Kennedy Gallagher '15 (2011-14)
85 - Jodi Calvario '03 (2000-02)
81 - Katie Gibbs '11 (2007-10)
78 - Matylda Zaklicki '16 (2013-15)
75 - Paige Curcio '18 (2014-16)
73 - Caitlin Manak '08 (2004-07)              

Steals                 
254 - Jenna Bless '08 (2004-07)
243 - Anna Gossett '04 (2000-03)
216 - Payton Miles '16 (2012-15)
213 - Katie Gibbs '11 (2007-10)
201 - Patty Boyer '11 (2007-10)
188 - Maddison Marcheskie '14  (2010-13)
187 - Jacky Braca '10 (2006-09)
160 - Maggie Edwards '06 (2002-05)
159 - Matylda Zaklicki '16 (2013-15)                      

Saves                  
628 - Anna Gossett '04 (2000-03)
597 - Jenna Bless '08 (2004-07)
372 - Ellen Dvorak '11 (2008-10)
360 - Addy Colona '12 (2008-11)
295 - Kat Barron '16 (2012-15)
274 - Sarah Sovia '13 (2010-12)
229 - Sophia BenJeddi '18 (2015-17)
168 - Megan Mikuen '19 (2016-18)
141 - Keenan Fernandez '07 (2006)
122 - Amanda Dupell '18 (2013-16)

Captains and Award Winners

Captains
2000: Kristin Boone ’01, Kimmy Moore ’01
2001: Jodi Calvario ’03, Annie Cooke ’02
2002: Jodi Calvario ’03, Katie Gossett ’03
2003: Anna Gossett ’04
2004: Tina Cantwell ’05, Emma Heishman ’05
2005: Maggie Edwards ’06, Marie Lawrence ’06, Emily Murphy ’06
2006: Kylie Francis ’07, Sarah Hollowell ’07
2007: Caitlin Manak ’08, Allie Shomber ’08
2008: Caitlin Klein ’09, Honorata Zaklicki ’09
2009: Jacky Braca ’10
2010: Patty Boyer ’11, Ellen Dvorak ’11, Katie Gibbs ’11
2011: Addy Colona ’12, Lyndsey Marcheskie ’12
2012: Kara Beckman ’13, Megan Konan ’13, Sarah Sovia ’13
2013: Liz Cossell ’14, Maddi Marcheskie ’14, Gigi Tompkins ’14
2014: Kennedy Gallagher ’15, Payton Miles ’16
2015: Kat Barron ’16, Payton Miles ’16, Matylda Zaklicki ’16
2016: Annie Carroll ’17, Amanda Dupell ’17
2017: Paige Curcio ’18, Kiersten Heverly ’18, Sarah Wentling ’18  
2018: Claire Alfano ’19, Lauren Mitchell ’19

Award Winners
Hill Athletic Award
2000: Kimmy Moore ’01
2001: Annie Cookie ’02
2002: Jodi Calvario ’03, Dawn Jackson ’03
2003: Anna Gossett ’04
2004: Tina Cantwell ’05

Most Valuable Player
2005: Maggie Edwards ’06
2006: Dana DeCinque ’07
2007: Jenna Bless ’08
2008: Katie Gibbs ’11
2009: Katie Gibbs ’11
2010: Katie Gibbs ’11
2011: Addy Colona ’12
2012: Maddi Marcheskie ’14
2013: Maddi Marcheskie ’14, Gigi Tompkins ’14
2014: Kennedy Gallagher ’15
2015: Payton Miles ’15
2016: Paige Curcio ’18
2017: Sarah Wentling ’18
2018: Claire Alfano ’19

Commitment Cup
2005: Dana DeCinque ’07
2006: Allie Shomber ’08
2007: Marissa Gribb ’08
2008: Patty Boyer ’11
2009: Jacky Braca ’10  
2010: Shannon MacCabe ’11
2011: Megan Konen ’13
2012: Kennedy Gallagher ’15
2013: Kat Barron ’16
2014: Amanda Dupell ’17
2015: Matylda Zaklicki ’16
2016: Kiersten Heverly ’18
2017: Alex Zelinski ’20
2018: Megan Mikuen ’19