Tag: Championships

Los Fresnos, PSJA Take Home First-ever Rio Grande Valley Titles

The girls of Los Fresnos and the boys of PSJA ISD are the first-ever Rio Grande Valley High School Water Polo Champions. The two teams prevailed at last-Friday’s inaugural event at Pharr Aquatic Center. The tournament completes an historic season for the region, which fielded the most-ever teams this spring and produced significant media coverage.

The PSJA boys, and the McAllen team which placed second, are veterans of TISCA West Region water polo competition. McAllen returned to the fold this year after a one-year hiatus. In 2017 the Bulldog boys ended the regular season fourth in the West Region standings. PSJA bettered McAllen by a single goal to take home the 2018 title.

Los Fresnos earned their first girls title only one year after forming the team. The Falcons entered the tournament seeded second to runners-up PSJA, whom they defeated 7-5 to earn their championship trophy.

Girls Final Standings, MVP, and Coach of the Year:

MVP: Joslyn Blanco, Los Fresnos

Coach of the Year: Jaime Perez, Los Fresnos

Final Standings:

  1. Los Fresnos
  2. PSJA ISD
  3. Harlingen
  4. Sharyland
  5. Harlingen South
  6. McAllen

 

PSJA – 2018 Rio Grande Valley Boys Champions

Boys Final Standings, MVP, and Coach of the Year:

MVP: Chris Vasquez, PSJA

Coach of the Year: Jonathan Landero, PSJA

Final Standings:

  1. PSJA ISD
  2. McAllen
  3. Los Fresnos
  4. Harlingen South
  5. Sharyland
  6. Harlingen

2019 West Region Championships

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Welcome

Longhorn Aquatics is proud to host the TISCA High School Water Polo West Region Championships.

Facility

The Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center features two 25-yard courses for tournament competition. Both pool settings will feature scoreboards with Daktronics Scoring.

Location

The Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center (TSC) is located at 1900 Red River Street on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.

TSC Rules

As guests of The University of Texas, all must adhere to the Texas Swim Center (TSC) rules. Coaches must supervise their players. Glass containers are not permitted in the building. Deck changing is prohibited.



DATE

Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th

Championships Tournament Director

Tom Andrew (210-394-2613), [email protected]

West Region Committee

[email protected]. James Smith (650-759-0310), Coach Allie Hill, LASA; Coach Jonathan Landero, PSJA.

Deck Access

ONLY coaches, officials and participating athletes are allowed on deck. Parents must remain in the stands and are not allowed on deck.

Format

Varsity boys and girls teams from the TISCA Water Polo West Region are invited to compete for one of four spots in the TISCA Water Polo High School State Championships. Consolidated boys-coed, and consolidated girls teams are invited to participate in their own championships. The top four varsity finishers will qualify for State Championships in Austin on May 3-4.

  • Girls Varsity: Top four teams will qualify for State Championship
  • Boys Varsity: Top four teams will qualify for State Championship
  • Consolidated/JV teams are not eligible for State Championships

Match Rules

All games and tie-breaker situations will use NFHS regulations unless otherwise noted. Each game will consist of four five-minute quarters. There will be two minutes between quarters for all games. If needed, games tied after four quarters will play a sudden victory period. This overtime rule is a modified version of NFHS rules. NFHS rules will apply at States. All teams get two timeouts per game (plus an extra timeout for overtime). First team listed wears white caps and starts to the left of the table. All teams will play at least two games

Schedule

The schedule will be emailed to coaches and posted on the TISCA West Region Website by Wednesday, April 17th or earlier. A live results link will also be included on the TISCA West Region Website.

Forms

All qualifying teams need to submit a complete team roster (14 players per team) with roster verification signed by their coach. The roster template is linked at the bottom of the post. All athletes will also have to submit a State Participant Waiver, also linked below.

IMPORTANT: E-mail rosters/team photograph AND athlete waivers to [email protected] AND [email protected] Deadline is TUESDAY, APRIL 16TH BY 5 PM. Please state in subject line: REGION ROSTER AND WAIVERS

Entry Fee

$250.00 per team per gender. Entry fees must be accounted for before a team can play in the tournament.

Make checks payable to: The University of Texas

Mail to: Longhorn Aquatics
Attn: State Water Polo Tournament
1900 Red River St., D4050
Austin, TX 78712

Entries/Rosters

Roster information must be e-mailed to [email protected] AND [email protected] by TUESDAY, APRIL 16TH BY 5 PM. The following roster information is required: name, cap number and grade for each athlete; captain designation, mascot, school colors, current record, team photograph and coaches’ names. Use the template below.

Entrance

Spectators will enter through the 3rd level ticket entrance doors. Meet referees, coaches and athletes may enter through the 1st level entrance. Parents must remain in the stands and are not allowed on deck.

Admission

There will be an admission fee of $5 per day. Children 12 & under are free.

Awards

MVP, 1st Team All-Region, 2nd Team All-Region, and Coach of the Year will receive certificates. All-Region teams will be selected for each division by the coaches.

Hospitality

Hospitality can be found in the classroom on the deck level for coaches and referees. Athletes and spectators are not permitted in either area.

Noise Makers/Spectator Conduct

According to UIL rules, noise makers are NOT allowed on deck or in the bleachers. This includes horns and musical instruments. If used, you will be escorted from the building with NO refund. TAUNTING/UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED FROM FANS. YOU WILL BE ESCORTED FROM THE BUILDING WITH NO REFUND.

Contact

Please send all questions to [email protected] AND [email protected]

TISCA West Regional Competition RUles

All rosters are limited to 14 athletes.

Varsity

Varsity teams are to be comprised solely of athletes who are currently enrolled at the high school they represent. Varsity teams and athletes should be prepared to verify their athletes’ school affiliation. If it is found that one or more athletes on a varsity team are not enrolled at the school for which they play, the team will be disqualified from the tournament and not re-invited the following season.

All varsity rosters are to be exclusive. No athlete is permitted to play for more than one varsity team.

Consolidated and JV

Private- and home-school athletes can participate on a consolidated team if they are currently enrolled in a 9-12 grade high school.

Middle school-age children (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) are strictly prohibited from participating in any TISCA Water Polo activity.

Girls are allowed to play for both consolidated girls teams and consolidated boys-coed teams at the tournament. Boys are not allowed on any girls rosters, varsity or consolidated.

While athletes are allowed to play both consolidated and varsity games, coaches are strongly encouraged to utilize varsity non-starters only when necessary.

Forms and Documents

West Regional Roster Template 2019: MS Word version | Google Docs version. (Required from all participating teams)

TSC West Regionals Athlete Waiver (PDF. Required from all participating athletes)

2019 West Region Championships Info/Invite (pdf version of the information posted above)

Updated Calendar, Kickoff Events, Coaches Poll

Updated Calendar

The West Region calendar has been significantly updated to include many new competitive opportunities for regional teams. Note that Varsity West Region Championships will take place at UT on April 19-20. Consolidated/Co-ed/JV Championships are scheduled for April 27 at Milburn Pool in Cedar Park. Events on the calendar that are preceded by a question mark are tentative.

Longhorn Spring Kickoff Tournament

The TISCA West Region season will get under way on February 23 with a new tournament hosted by Longhorn Aquatics. Look for our recent announcement with registration information. For information on this and all tournaments and competition this season visit tiscawestwaterpolo.com.

Spring Kickoff Event for Parents, Athletes, Referees

Longhorn Aquatics will host an information session and clinic for new or prospective athletes as well as some afternoon games for high school athletes. This will be a free event hosted by Longhorn along with USA Water Polo. Several key issues will be covered between 9 AM and 1 PM.

  • 9:00 AM: USA Water Polo Town Hall Meeting. This will basically be covering the state of USAWP/Southwest Zone, UIL Status, Texas Development/Sports Growth, New USAWP Rules/Implementation, How can parents/volunteers help grow the sport, Q&A Session, etc. This would be for the current parents of USAWP athletes.
  • 10:30 AM: Parent/Athlete Education. This will basically be a history of the sport, basic offense/defense, basic rules clinic (including advantage rule), etc. This would be for all parents, athletes both club and high school.
  • 11:30 AM: College Meeting. This would be essentially a group College Meeting going over the ins/outs/options of playing water polo in college. This would be for anyone interested in attending (athletes, parents, coaches, etc.).
  • 12:30 PM: New Athlete Clinic. This would be for new athletes and would be 30 minutes in the classroom going over the new rules and then 30 minutes on deck during the first game explaining what is happening.

Weekly Coaches Poll

For the 2019 season coaches will be asked to submit a weekly vote which will be published on the website by mid week. Coaches will place teams in rank order as they see fit based on their observations of officially sanctioned competition. The categories are girls varsity; boys varsity; girls consolidated/JV; boys consolidated/co-ed/JV. Click here for a sample of a coaches poll matrix.

Pre-Season Survey

Coaches of any team – varsity, consolidated, JV, co-ed – that plans to participate in the TISCA West Region this season should complete this short survey. The survey will remain open until opening day.

TISCA Membership

A reminder that to compete in the West Region the coaches of each team must be members of TISCA (Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association). Click here for the 2018-19 registration form. Registration is still open for water polo coaches; ignore the December deadline.

Cedar Park Stunner; Cedar Ridge JV and Boerne Take Consolidated Titles

Day two of the West Region Championships ended with a stunner. Eighth-seeded Cedar Park defeated top ranked LBJ 8-6 in their first round varsity boys matchup. With the upset the Timberwolves have earned their first trip to the state championship tournament beginning on May 4. They will face the winner of Saturday morning’s Anderson, BSB matchup in the regional semifinals.

In the consolidated finals Cedar Ridge JV captured their first girls title with a win over TXLA. Boerne Red competed their championship run with a convincing win over first-year program, Austin ISD in the boys consolidated championship.

Varsity champions will be crowned at the end of Saturday.

Consolidated Boys Championships

  1. Boerne Red
  2. Austin ISD
  3. TXLA

Consolidated Girls Championships

  1. Cedar Ridge JV
  2. TXLA
  3. Boerne

Day One of Regional Championships Complete

The first of three days of championship water polo competition is complete in Round Rock. The higher seeds advanced after Thursday night’s games with the Cedar Park varsity boys winning a play in game to advance. The Westwood and Cedar Ridge girls posted wins in their openers to earn spots in the West Region semi-finals.

The schedule and results for the entire weekend of competition are live. The Friday agenda is full of consolidated action with champions slated to be crowned beginning at 5:30 PM.