Being an Illinois water polo athlete is an awesome athletic opportunity. Water polo is one of the toughest and most demanding sports an athlete can play. As a water polo athlete you should be proud of your abilities and the dedication you put into athletics.
As an Illinois water polo athlete there are certain awards and recognition that you can receive. At the end of the IHSA season, each of the eight sectionals select their All-Sectional Teams. This recognizes the 21 best boys and girls at each site. In addition, each year 40 boys and girls are selected to the All-State teams. Links to previous All-State teams are listed below.
Boys All-State Teams:
Girls All-State Teams:
Senior Scholastic Award:
Every year seniors are nominated by their coaches to receive the Senior Scholastic Player of the Year Award. Each coach has the opportunity to nominate players they feel exemplify the outstanding qualities of the sport, have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average or better, along with being involved in activities within their school and community in addition to being a top academic student. From the names submitted, the coaches select one girl and one boy who they feel has met the requirements of this award. Select the link below to see all of the winners since 1987.
At the conclusion of each high school season, IWP sponsors an All-Star competition betweeen our All-State Top 40 Boy and Girl Athletes on the weekend following the annual Awards Banquet. Be sure to come out and check out this great event that features the best high school water polo in the state of Illinois!!
For more information about water polo throughout the state of Illinois, the Midwest zone, and the country be sure to check out the Water Polo links webpage.