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NSW Team Profile of the Month // Naperville Central Boys Water Polo

Naperville Central Boys Water Polo made a run to the State Quarterfinals last season. The Redhawks made it to Stevenson after defeating host Neuqua Valley in the sectional final before losing to eventual state champion, Lyons Township.

This season the Redhawks return a number of key contributors from last year’s state team, including All I-L-L POLO preseason first team members Kyle Jackson and Nick Walker. Don’t forget about second team winger Philip Emden, along with Brian Calabrese and Jimmy Fox. Manning the goal this year is Philip’s lanky freshman brother, Kent Emden.

Naperville Central starting out 2016 on fire, running through the Naperville Quad unblemished, while going 4-0 in the daunting Fenwick tournamnet featuring an 8-4 win over top ranked Stevenson.

There is still a lot of water polo to be played, but it cannot be denied that this group of skilled returnees and talented newcomers make the RedHawks a team nobody wants to face in May.


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