New Stretch goal of $5,000! Please donate today and help us reach it! We know we can do it!
Cal Men’s Water Polo Club is a competitive team here at Cal comprised of current undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to provide a team for students who might not have the ability or time to play for the varsity team but still want to continue to play water polo in competitive environment. Our club has become a big part of college life for many of the students who play on our team, as our team often spends time together outside of the pool.
Here's a photo of some members of the team hiking on a weekend.
Our team has finished in the top 10 at nationals five years in a row now including two second place finishes and two third place finishes. We have also finished first in our region, which is composed of six different teams from the Pacific Northwest, five times in a row, and we are hoping to make that six this year. If we do finish first in our region again this year, we will travel all the way to Florida to play in the national tournament on November 10th and 11th. To prepare for nationals, we are practicing more than we ever have before, spending 5 nights in the pool a week. On top of this, each of the 20 people on our roster spend time working out on their own, in order to prepare as much as possible for the upcoming season.
Here's a picture of our team after our 2nd place finish at the SDSU Invitational
Any donations we receive will go directly towards assisting our team in our goal to win a national championship. Please make a gift today!
After coming so close to bringing home the title so many years in a row, we are more motivated than ever and will not let anything get in our way. Because of the fact that we are a club team, most of our expenses, including gear, tournament fees, and travel, are paid for out of pocket. This means that whatever amount you can afford to donate to our team will be greatly appreciated and will help us pay for more water polo balls to practice with, weight belts to train with, and hotel rooms to sleep in while we are competing away from home. We are hoping that our dedication coupled with whatever support that you can provide will give us that final push we need to propel us past these third and second place finishes and finally bring home the title.
Our team after winning Regionals last year.