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.

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Penn Ridge HS

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Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mark Nelson |
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