Riverside Water Polo Awards
Each water polo season RWP honors athletes' exceptional work. Distinctive awards are given for exceptional commitment, attitude and play. Below is a list of those awards and the athletes who earned them.
MVP (Dave Almquist Award)
Earn this award with high level of play and eagerness to go the extra mile. Must accomplish this with an outstanding effort during every possession, above average performances, great accomplishments, extraordinary teamwork and an excellent attitude. Helping your team perform at a higher level and reach goals that would not be possible without your effort.
Defensive Award (Finfrock Award)
Earn this award with outstanding defensive skills throughout the season. Demonstrating hard work and attention to detail during practice and have the ability to apply them to every game. Without your defensive commitment, your team would not have had the success it did every scrimmage, game and tournament.
Coach Andrews Award (Coach's Award)
Earn this award with leadership, dedication, desire, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and an ambition to do everything in your power not only to improve yourself but to make your team better. With commitment to teammates throughout the year, positive attitude, willingness to do what is asked of you and the ability for any coach to depend on you.
Earn this award by exceeding in your development and striving throughout the season to not only improve but to better understand Riverside Water Polo’s system of play. A desire to work hard at every practice, challenge yourself throughout every week and dedication to improve each month will help earn this award.
Athlete of the Month
RWP Coaches nominate both a female and male athlete who have demonstrated hardwork, team effort and positive attitude towards all in the pool each month. At RWP we choose to honor and recognize these individuals for outstanding work at our club and contiue to push them towards excellance.
Congratulations to our March 14u Girls Athlete of the Month, Jade Lonzo!
Throughout the month of March Jade has shown her strength making her defensive pressure impossible for offensive players. Her energy and hunger for learning hold a bright future.
Congratulations to our March Boys Athlete of the Month, Ryan Walker!
During March Ryan stepped up as one of the youngest players on the 14u Boys team. He is improving tremendously and comes to every practice focused and ready to go.
Congratulations to our March High School Female Athlete of the Month, Patricija Ostracevic!
Through March Patricija has demonstrated what it means to be an RWP athlete through her hard work and knowledge of the game. While in her first season she has already become a great contribution to the team.
Introducing Female Athlete of the Month for the month of February 2018, Reese McCarty!
Reese has been a great example of hard work paying off. Throughout the month of February her work ethic at practice has carried over to Cal Cup and KAP7, proving she is a strong force for RWP. Her refusal to give up and wittiness outside of the pool have earned her this months recognition!
Introducing Male Athlete of the Month for the month of February 2018, Nate Newman!
Nate has had an amazing month in SPA League and KAP7. He has displayed great leadership in the pool and is motivating to those around him. His performance throughout February has earned him the honors of Male Athlete of the Month.