The Illinois Water Polo 2017 All-Sectional Teams by Sectional –
The 2018 WSWPC Water Polo Clinic has been announced and will take place on May 26th, 2018 at Naperville North High School.
Stevenson Water Polo and Stevenson High School will be offering a WATER POLO COACHES “Lunch and Learn” this year at the IHSA State Tournament.
Long time player and official, Billy Dolehide tragically passed away last week. Billy played water polo at Br. Rice and then the University of Illinois. He also played with various parks in the Chicago Park District league, most recently Fernwood. As a masters athlete, he competed with the Apostles, the Outlaws, Riverside-Brookfield, and just about any other team that needed a guy! On the deck, Billy was an Illinois High School Association official for seventeen years. He also officiated many years prior to the sport of water polo being sanctioned by the IHSA in 2002. As an IHSA official, Billy worked eight state tournaments. Billy is survived by his loving wife, Terri Dolehide, and his three children, Shannon, Logan, and Morgan. If you would like to support the Dolehide family, you can visit their gofund me page at: https://www.gofundme.com/dolehide-family-fund or purchase a t-shirt from which all proceeds will be donated directly to the family at: https://teespring.com/honoring-bill-dolehide#pid=46&cid=2739&sid=front
Bill Dolehide (left) was “always smiling and being nice to people,” according to his wife, Terri. (Terri Dolehide)
On March 17th, long time boys’ water polo coach at Glenbrook North, Mark Rebora, suffered a heart attack while out for a morning bike ride and passed away.
Mark, a 1978 Loyola Academy Alum, taught Physical Education at Glenbrook North in addition to coaching football, wrestling, and water polo. He had been the water polo coach at Glenbrook North since 2000. Rebora was an active athlete himself and was named to Loyola Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame for his achievement as a wrestler in 2003. Mark is survived by his wife Christine and his son’s Cole and Caid.
A celebration of Mark’s life has been planned for April 15th, 2018. Details can be found here – Rebora – Celebration of Life
More information on Mark’s life is available at https://www.journal-
The Rebora Memorial fund has been established to benefit student athletes at Glenbrook North High School: https://gbnbooster.org/
Despite some weather related issues, nine men’s teams and two women’s teams participated in the 18th annual ‘Officials’ Water Polo Tournament, dedicated in memory of Dave Madej and Dave Perry this past weekend. The Apostles went 4-0 to earn the tournament title defeating Illinois State University, Hippos, Team Chicago, and, finally, Windy City Water Polo in the championship game. This marks the second straight year that the Apostles have won this event. One the women’s side, Carthage College and Wildcats split their two games, each winning one.
Saturday, February 10
Wildcats 10 Carthage 7
Apostles 21 Hippos 6
GB Gators 5 Harper College 10
Outlaws 11 Windy City Water Polo 20
Carthage 9 Wildcats 7
Team Chicago 11 Harper College 6
Beached Whales 18 Outlaws 9
ISU 8 Hippos 10
GB Gators 8 Team Chicago 7
Beached Whales 10 Windy City Water Polo 14
Sunday, February 11
Apostles 17 ISU 3
Outlaws 19 Gators 11
Whales 15 Harper 10
Windy City Water Polo 12 Team Chicago 11
ISU 11 Gators 9
Hippos 4 Harper 13
Apostles 16 Team Chicago 3
ISU 9 Outlaws 13
Beached Whales 12 Hippos 11
Apostles 15 Windy City Water Polo 2
1. Apostles 4-0
2. Windy City Water Polo 3-1
3. Team Chicago 1-3
4. Beached Whales 3-1
5. Hippos 2-2
6. Harper College 2-2
7. Outlaws 2-2
8. ISU 1-3
9. Gators 1-3
Illinois Water Polo has announced its 2018 meeting schedule. All meetings are held at Fenwick High School (505 Washington Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302). Five meetings will be held throughout the year on the following dates:
All interested in Illinois water polo are encouraged to attend.
The Club of Chicago team went 4-0 to win the 2017 Dave Perry Classic held at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL. The team defeated the Chicago Park District 15-5, Windy City Water Polo 11-10, the Apostles 10-6, and Team Chicago 17-8. The Apostles and Windy City both finished with 3-1 records. Additionally, $500 were raised to help fund Illinois Water Polo’s Dave Perry College Scholarship. For more information on the scholarship, check out the scholarship page.
Final results and tournament scores:
Club of Chicago 4-0
Windy City Water Polo 3-1
Glenbrook Gators 2-2
Squirrels & Bears 2-2
Team Chicago 2-2
Beached Whales 1-3
Chicago Park District 1-3
Windy City Water Polo and Alumni Water Polo are proud to announce the return of the Alumni Water Polo camp to Illinois this November. This two day camp will be held on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 at Fenwick High School (505 Washington Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302). This year’s camp is open to all players, boys and girls, 13 years of age and older. More information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/
Mid West Zone Identification Tournament
October 6-8, 2017
Stevenson High School
USA Water Polo and the Mid West Zone are proud to announce our 2nd annual zone tournament. This tournament provides high-level competition for male athletes in the zone as well as exposure to the National Team Coaches. There will be 2 divisions for the tournament listed below.
Boys 18 and Under: 12 teams including “free agent” team of athletes not associated with a club
Identification of male athletes born in 2000-2002
Boys 14 and under : 12 teams including “free agent”( team of athletes not associated with a club) This will also serve as the qualifier for Champions Cub
Identification of male athletes born in 2003 or younger
Coaches Clinic Integrated into the weekend with National Team Coaches in attendance
Space is Limited for these tournaments. Please contact Tim Daniel to secure a spot for your team or Free Agents.
Cost per team: $500
Cost for free agents: $100
Tim Daniel – email@example.com P: 847-208-3428