Illinois Water Polo Player Recognition

Illinois Water Polo Player Recognition

 

Every year Illinois Water Polo wishes to recognize our high school water polo players for their outstanding performance and sportsmanship during the past season.

Please follow the following IWP approved Player Recognition Procedures and submit your information in a timely manner so athletes may be recognized at our annual All State Awards Banquet.  The All State Awards Banquet is held at the end of each season to honor Illinois’ athletes, coaches, and officials.

Since 2010, IWP has also sponsored an All-Star Competition between our All-State Top 40 Boy and Girl Athletes. Please come back later for more information about the 2016 All-Star Event.

Any questions about player recognition can be directed to Chris Cloy at christopher.cloy@d303.org.

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