Illinois Water Polo Player Recognition

Illinois Water Polo Player Recognition

 

All-Sectional Voting

 

Prior to Sectionals
  • Each Coach nominates up to 6 athletes from their team for All-Sectional consideration.
  • If a Coach does not complete the nomination process, no athletes from that team can be honored as All-Sectional or All-State.
  • Once all nominations are submitted a voting ballot will be created for each Sectional.

 

During Sectionals
  • Each Coach completes an All-Sectional ballot, voting for 21 athletes and 1 Sectional Coach of the Year.
  • Coaches rank each athlete from 21 to 1, with 21 being the highest ranking and 1 being the lowest ranking.
  • Coaches are not allowed to vote for anyone from their team.  

 

After Sectionals
  • Votes will be compiled and results announced.  
  • The Top 21 vote getters will be awarded All-Sectional recognition.  
  • Teams will be determined as follows:
    • 1st Team All-Sectional: Top 7 vote getters
    • 2nd Team All-Sectional: Vote getters 8-14
    • Honorable Mention All-Sectional: Vote getters 15-21
  • Sectional Coach of the Year will also be announced.

 

All-State Voting

 

Before State
  • Only athletes voted to 1st or 2nd Team All-Sectional may be considered for All-State recognition.
  • All coaches that have athletes eligible for All-State consideration can submit a short bio for each athlete that includes season statistics and important information.
  • These bios will then be compiled as part of the complete All-State voting ballot.

 

During State
  • The coach of the teams in each Sectional Final will comprise the All-State voting panel.
    • Each coach will submit an All-State ballot, voting for 40 athletes and 1 State Coach of the Year.
    • Coaches rank each athlete from 40 to 1, with 40 being the highest ranking and 1 being the lowest ranking.
    • Coaches are not allowed to vote for any athletes from their Sectional.

 

After State
  • Votes will be compiled and results announced.
  • The Top 40 vote getters will be awarded All-State.  
  • Teams will be determined as follows:
    • 1st Team All-State: Top 10 vote getters
    • 2nd Team All-State: Vote getters 11-20
    • 3rd Team All-State: Vote getters 21-30
    • Honorable Mention All-State: Vote getters 31-40
  • State Coach of the Year will also be announced.

 

Additional Awards

 

Senior Scholastic Award
  • Given out annually to 1 Boy and 1 Girl
    • Each school can nominate 1 Boy and 1 Girl
    • Requirements:
      • Must be a SENIOR in the 2017 season
      • Minimum of a 3.50/4.0 GPA
      • Exemplify outstanding qualities of the sport in addition to being a top academic student-athlete
      • Nominees should show involvement within their school and community
  • Voted on during the All-State voting process

 

Phil Stelnicki Award
    • Illinois Water Polo’s Lifetime Service Award.
    • Given out annually to an individual who has gone above and beyond in their support of Illinois Water Polo as a coach, official, and/or administrator.
    • Named in honor of Phil Stelnicki, for his 50 plus years as a coach, official, and administrator of Illinois Water Polo.
    • Vote on during the All-State voting process