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    reginaliu

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    Boys Varsity Water Polo

    Post  reginaliu on Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:58 pm

    With the raging fires tainting the delicate air surrounding Arcadia, many athletics are suffering. The Arcadia Boys Varsity Water Polo Team is one athletic team that was greatly affected by the poor air quality.
    Only just finished with recruitment by the end of August, the Varsity Water Polo Coach Janice Clark had hardly had a chance to work with her team by the first game.
    Though there is a summer water polo class offered by AEF, only a few attended seeing as the AEF class deals specifically with the basics of water polo. Instead, a number of students participated in Club Water Polo.
    Varsity Water Polo Co-Captain Andrew Byrne said, “[A]lmost everyone on the team that won league two years ago participated in Club polo.” If this is any indication, this participation should prove to be a valuable asset.
    According to Clark, a few days prior to the Varsity Water Polo match on Sep. 14, the team was still “drastically behind where [they should‘ve been] due to the lack of practice time.”
    New to Varsity this year, but a former Junior Varsity member as well as a participant of Club Water Polo in the summer of 2009, Anthony Kuo states, “[W]e have to squeeze in what we missed into our regular practices, so it’s a lot more work.”
    It’s hardly the time to lose faith in the Varsity Water Polo Team, however, as Clark chooses her team based on their amount of “focus, willingness to work hard, and … strong team attitude.”
    Clark certainly does not intend on underestimating the ability of her team. “My expectations for the team are that we compete well in league as well as in our Division 6 of CIF and qualify for the CIF playoffs,” she says.
    The team has proved through the practices that have been managed that they are indeed not to be underestimated.
    Byrne stated, “When we started practices, I expected a bunch of lazy bums to hit the water and start complaining about cramps. But so far none of that has happened. We started workouts on Tuesday Sep. 8 and people are already swimming faster than I expected.” Therefore he concludes, “If the team can learn to take something from every game and put it to use, then I expect our year to turn out good.”
    Kuo similarly feels that practices have been going swimmingly. “We have been doing better and are working more efficiently and productively in practice… So maybe when practices weren’t in effect, our goals were limited but they are definitely expanding to bigger and better things.”
    That’s not to say, of course, that the team will have an easy season this year. Any matches against Arcadia’s main competitors in Water Polo, CV (#1 in the CIF Division 6 pre-season roll of the Pacific League) and Glendale (#7) are not to be taken lightly.
    “The CV kids swim laps around other players, and the Glendale kids run their plays perfectly,” Andrew Byrne said.
    As stated by Clark, the Arcadia Boys Varsity Water Polo Team “will have [their] work cut out for [them].”

    oisheeshemontee

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    Re: Boys Varsity Water Polo

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:23 pm

    With the raging fires tainting the delicate air surrounding Arcadia, many athletics [athletic teams] are suffering. The Arcadia Boys Varsity Water Polo Team is one [such] athletic team that was greatly affected [keep the tense consistent - the first sentence is in present tense, but this one is past tense. Pick one.] by the poor air quality.
    Only just finished with [Barely having finished] recruitment by the end of August, the Varsity Water Polo Coach Janice Clark had hardly had a chance to work [started working] with her team by the first game [before their first game was upon them].
    Though there is a summer water polo class offered by AEF, [since it deals specifically with the basics of Water Polo] only a few [veterans thought it necessary to attend] attended seeing as the AEF class deals specifically with the basics of water polo. Instead, a number of students participated in Club Water Polo [it really helps if you can specify a location here, the sentence seems too abrupt].
    Varsity Water Polo Co-Captain Andrew Byrne said, “[A][You don't need to put brackets for capitalizing] lmost everyone on the team that won league two years ago participated in Club polo.” If this is any indication, this [this is repeated too often, try saying 'their summer practice'] participation should prove to be a valuable asset.
    According to Clark, a few days prior to the Varsity Water Polo match on Sep. 14, the team was still “drastically behind where [they should‘ve been] due to the lack of practice time.”
    New to Varsity this year, but a former Junior Varsity member as well as a participant of Club Water Polo in the summer of 2009, [sophomore] Anthony Kuo states, “[W]e [capitalization's ok, you don't need brackets] have to squeeze in what we missed into our regular practices, so it’s a lot more work.”
    It’s hardly the time to lose faith in the Varsity Water Polo Team, however, as Clark chooses [carefully chose] her team based on their amount of “focus, willingness to work hard, and … strong team attitude.”
    Clark certainly does not intend on underestimating the ability of her team. “My expectations for the team are that we compete well in league as well as in our Division 6 of CIF and qualify for the CIF playoffs,” she says.
    The team has proved through the [few practices they have held] practices that have been managed that they are indeed not to be underestimated.
    Byrne stated, “When we started practices, I expected a bunch of lazy bums to hit the water and start complaining about cramps. But so far none of that has happened. We started workouts on Tuesday Sep. 8 and people are already swimming faster than I expected.” Therefore he concludes,[You can just use the ...thing in the same quote and connect the two sentences together, 'Therefore he concludes' seems a little abrupt and unnecessary] “If the team can learn to take something from every game and put it to use, then I expect our year to turn out good.”
    Kuo similarly feels that practices have been going swimmingly. “We have been doing better and are working more efficiently and productively in practice… So maybe when practices weren’t in effect, our goals were limited but they are definitely expanding to bigger and better things.”
    That’s not to say, of course, that the team will have an easy season this year. Any matches against Arcadia’s main competitors in Water Polo, CV (#1 in the CIF Division 6 pre-season roll of the Pacific League) and Glendale (#7) are not to be taken lightly.
    “The CV kids swim laps around other players, and the Glendale kids run their plays perfectly,” Andrew Byrne said.
    As stated by Clark, the Arcadia Boys Varsity Water Polo Team “will have [their] work cut out for [them].”

    reginaliu

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    Re: Boys Varsity Water Polo

    Post  reginaliu on Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:43 pm

    With the raging fires tainting the delicate air surrounding Arcadia, many athletic teams have suffered. The Arcadia Boys Varsity Water Polo Team is one such team that was greatly affected by the poor air quality.
    Barely having finished recruitment by the end of August, the Varsity Water Polo Coach Janice Clark had hardly started working with her team before their first game was upon them.
    Though there is a summer water polo class offered by AEF, since it deals specifically with the basics of water polo, only a few veterans thought it necessary to attend. Instead, a number of students signed up for Club Water Polo.
    Varsity Water Polo Co-Captain Andrew Byrne said, “Almost everyone on the team that won league two years ago participated in Club polo.” If this is any indication, their Club Water Polo participation should prove to be a valuable asset.
    According to Clark, a few days prior to the Varsity Water Polo match on Sept. 14, the team was still “drastically behind where [they should‘ve been] due to the lack of practice time.”
    New to Varsity this year, but a former Junior Varsity member as well as a participant of Club Water Polo in the summer of 2009, sophomore Anthony Kuo states, “We have to squeeze in what we missed into our regular practices, so it’s a lot more work.”
    It’s hardly the time to lose faith in the Varsity Water Polo Team, however, as Clark carefully chooses her team based on their amount of “focus, willingness to work hard, and … strong team attitude.”
    Clark certainly does not intend on underestimating the ability of her team. “My expectations for the team are that we compete well in league as well as in our Division 6 of CIF and qualify for the CIF playoffs,” she says.
    The team has proved through the few practices they have held that they are indeed not to be underestimated.
    Byrne stated, “When we started practices, I expected a bunch of lazy bums to hit the water and start complaining about cramps. But so far none of that has happened. We started workouts on Tuesday Sept. 8 and people are already swimming faster than I expected ... If the team can learn to take something from every game and put it to use, then I expect our year to turn out good.”
    Kuo similarly feels that practices have been going swimmingly. “We have been doing better and are working more efficiently and productively in practice… So maybe when practices weren’t in effect, our goals were limited but they are definitely expanding to bigger and better things.”
    That’s not to say, of course, that the team will have an easy season this year. Any matches against Arcadia’s main competitors in Water Polo, CV (#1 in the CIF Division 6 pre-season roll of the Pacific League) and Glendale (#7) are not to be taken lightly.
    “The CV kids swim laps around other players, and the Glendale kids run their plays perfectly,” Andrew Byrne said.
    As stated by Clark, the Arcadia Boys Varsity Water Polo Team “will have [their] work cut out for [them].”

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