Spring Semester Recap & Year Wrap-Up

After the fall season, where the Scarlet team finished 2nd in the division and Gray finished 7th, a number of individual awards were bestowed upon the Buckeyes.  Senior Matt Gustafson was named First Team All-Conference and junior Ryan Shepard was named to Second Team All-Conference as the goalie selection.

The team's success in the classroom was also recognized, the Buckeyes had the 12th best team GPA in the CWPA. Graduate students Miguel Garza and Daniel Kent, seniors Alex Severson, Carl Calcara, Drace Penley, Matt Gustafson, Stephen Maldonado, and Stephen Ioas, junior Nick Hallett, sophomores David Drewes and Andrew Alfred, and freshmen Alex Puthoff, Jacob Good, Luke Bockbrader, Robert DiSalle, and Ignatius Brossart were all recognized for their academic excellence.

While not the primary season, the spring still provides ample opportunities for the Buckeyes to play. The first opportunity was the Nutty Invitational, where both Scarlet and Gray competed. Scarlet team went 2-2 (L vs. South Florida WPC,  W vs. Team Chicago, W vs. Cleveland, L vs. Ohio Squirrels) and the Gray team went 3-1 (L vs. Dayton, W vs. Western Michigan, W vs. Xavier, W vs. Moose WPC).

The last two tournaments of the year, the Buckeyes traveled as one team. First up was the classic Dogwood Invitational. On a sunny Saturday, the Buckeyes beat University of Tennessee, Tennessee's Alumni, and Northwestern before falling to Columbus Masters in the evening. Sunday brought another match up with Tennessee Alumni, which the Buckeyes won handily to end the weekend.

Second was the Tar Heel Invitational at the University of North Carolina. The team started off beating the host Tar Heels, then fell to Triangle Water Polo, before defeating the University of Virginia and the Charlotte Sharks on Sunday.

The Buckeyes ended the year with a 21-7 record for the Scarlet team and a 7-12 record for the Gray team.

This year we have had many graduates. Michael Headlee and Dan DiSalle graduated in the fall, and this spring John Collier, Matt Gustafson, Drace Penley, Geoff Dickhaut, Carl Calcara, Daniel Hottois, Connor Aossey, Nico Salavaggione, and Alex Severson are all graduating. We wish them luck in their future endeavors.

Go Bucks!