Jack Holl, JP Ohl and Gavin West led the scoring for the team, which is coached by Ulmis Iordache and assisted by Jamie Wolff. Robert Bergbaum, Jack Moore and Alex Plavoukos provided staunch defense and fast breaks throughout the tournament. The goalie, Danny Taylor had the tournament’s lowest goals-against average and contributed timely assists to the speedy Greenwich swimmers.
Dragan Jovanovic, the Director of Haba Waba and former head coach to the Canadian Olympic water polo team, predicts the festival to grow rapidly in coming years. Greenwich will forever be the prestigious tournament’s first North American Champion.
The Championship team was joined by a younger team from Greenwich Aquatics, composed of players from 8- to 12-years old. Fighting managed to fight through a number of injuries and ailments to finish in 5th place.
Luke Apostolides, Dawson Clark and Alessandro Portolano led the scoring, while Brandon O’Brien and Dado Soares played tough defense. Hayden Collins covered the net, saving dozens of shots. Connor Ohl and Ryan West, the two youngest players, proved able substitutes in the pool and superior conversationalists on the bench.