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New coaches make waves

Girls’ Water Polo hopes to achieve big

If you double the number of coaches, does it double the chance of success?

With two new coaches added to the staff this year, the varsity girls’ water polo team is hoping to come back stronger than ever, varsity player, senior Emerson Beitzel said. After being defeated by both New Trier and Evanston last year, the change was inevitable, Beitzel explained.

After taking a brief hiatus from coaching Brian Tomsheck, Varsity Head Coach is returning to girls water
polo along with new Varsity Assistant and Junior Varsity Head Coach, Troy Ossey. These new additions to the staff will hopefully bring desired success to the team, Beitzel said.

“The chemistry of our team is already coming together even [after]our first week, ‘’ Beitzel said. “We are
eager to work together and to help each other out.”

While coaching is an important aspect that contributes to a team’s success, strong connections and communication between team members is fundamental, varsity player junior Rebecca Brafman explained.

“A lot of [our success] depends just on how our team communicates with each other,“ Brafman said.

When Ossey first started his coaching career, he was assisting his wife by taking statistics for her during games. Ossey has been coaching for the past 15 years. With his coaching experience, he and his team are optimistic about doing the best they can this season.

‘’There’s a little bit of a learning curve whenever any kind of coaching changes occur,” Ossey said. “[The players] are taking to it well, we have a strong team and with that we are looking forward to seeing how well they progress with the new opportunities’’

The team kicked off their season on March 9 against Lincoln-Way West, winning the game 10-9. This win will hopefully solidify the girls’ expectations for the season, as well as encourage them to play the best they can, Beitzel explained.

“We are super optimistic about this season and we are loving our new coaches so far,” Beitzel said. “They are encouraging and pushing us to the best of our abilities.”

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