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DVC MEN'S WATER POLO
POST SEASON UPDATE: DVC Men's Water Polo repeated for the third year in a row as Big 8 Conference Champions. When asked, what do you contribute to your success coach John Roemer replied maintaining priorities. Coach Roemer went on to describe an environment where students can be successful. "I believe that if you create a successful environment by identifying goals, understanding expectations, defining steps to achieve those goals, and following through on your commitments to yourself and the team you can't help but be successful." Coach Roemer went on to say that many student/athletes contact him wanting to come here and play water polo. "I let them know right away what is expected, which goes far beyond playing water polo". For instance the idea of, "If you are not successful in the classroom you will never be successful in the pool." DVC men's water polo is setting the bar high for its student/athletes. This year the men's water polo team posted one of the highest GPA's for a team sport. Team Captain Ayal Keren earned a full ride scholarship to U.C. Berkeley, Matt Detrane transferred to Pepperdine University, Byran Evans has already been accepted to UCSD, and UCSB, and six other players returning to DVC to receive their AA degree. In the past three years DVC has had all its players except one who decided to work for the family business, transfer to four schools including, UCSD, UCSB, CAL, Hawaii, Redlands,Pepperdine. Coach Roemer stated with much pride. "I believe that when young men leave here they are men of integrity and honor, they are just really good people that will do really good things."
NEWS: This season begins with DVC having the #1 schedule of all schools in the country starting off with competing in both, the Bison Invitational and the Navy Open. September 3-5 the Men's Water Polo team is traveling to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland to play in the Navy Open.
The following weekend, September 10-12, the team is traveling to Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to play in the Bison Invitational. These are the two most prestigious tournaments in the East Coast, and DVC is the first Junior College to be invited to participate!
Last year the Men's Water Polo team won 3 out of 4 games against Division I and scholarship schools, and are enthusiastic about continuing the wins this season.