Water Polo Finishes 6th in PIAA State Championship
The La Salle College High School Water Polo Team capped off a tremendous season by finishing in 6th Place at the 2010 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) State Championships. The tournament was held at North Penn High School on November 5 and 6, 2010. The team posted another program best with a 22-12 record for the year and entered the championship tournament seeded 7th.
The highlight of the state tournament for the Explorers was an 11-9 victory over perennial powerhouse Souderton in overtime. La Salle was led by a talented and dedicated group of seniors – Ian Thompson '11 (captain), Chris Catalino '11 (captain), Will Galbally '11, Chris Nunnari '11, Fred Mischler '11, and John Lawlor '11. Thompson was named a 1st Team All-State selection while scoring 11 goals during the playoff run. He finished his La Salle water polo career as the highest scoring player in the 7 year history of the program scoring 114 goals over the full season.
The future remains bright for the 2011 season as two juniors, Eric Schultz '12 (2nd Team) and Matt McCrudden '12 (3rd Team), also earned the distinct honor of being named All-State. In addition to Thompson, Schultz, and McCrudden, senior Chris Catalino was also named to the Eastern Conference Select Team as a result of his terrific performance throughout the season.