Boys’ Water Polo
The Tigers polo team dropped its first game of the year to Greenwich Country Day School 21-6. Suffield played a tough game without their starting goalie, but was ultimately outmatched. The game showed promise from young players Blake Wool '26 and Parker Valero '26 (1 goal). John Rusnock '25 (1 goal) and Kellen Booth '25 (3 goals) played tough in the middle. Junior Alex Cha notched the other Tiger goal that brought much needed energy to the team. Seniors Michael McCormack, Niko Curwin, Max Giugliano, and Joe Giugliano played well and were strong leaders in the water. Suffield travels to Exeter on Friday.
|Kellen Booth||2025||Wallingford, CT|
|Alex Cha||2025||Vernon, CT|
|Nikolai Curwin-Amfitheatrof||2024||Bridgewater, CT|
|Noreen Flanagan||2025||Wilbraham, MA|
|Joseph Giugliano||2024||Gainesville, GA|
|Maximilian Giugliano||2024||Gainesville, GA|
|George Hunt||2025||Avon, CT|
|Claire Mastella||2025||Farmington, CT|
|Michael McCormack||2024||San Francisco, CA|
|Shalin Patel||2025||Hopkinton, MA|
|John Rusnock||2025||Suffield, CT|
|Aidan Ryder||2026||New York, NY|
|Alison Slade||2025||West Granby, CT|
|Fischer Stevens||2026||Suffield, CT|
|Parker Valero||2026||Nantucket, MA|
|Tilden Wasley||2025||Chatham, MA|
|Blake Wool||2026||Wethersfield, CT|
|Marcus Yeung||2027||Hong Kong|
|Alexandria Zeytoonjian||2024||Farmington, CT|
Water polo was established as a varsity sport at Suffield in 1979. The team has generally been built around a combination of experienced players and athletes new to the sport when they arrive at Suffield.
The Tigers’ competitive teams have qualified for the New England Prep School Championship tournament [a.k.a. “the Liquid Four”] in eight of the last ten years, including a second place finish in 2015 and an undefeated championship season in 2009. Hard work, perseverance, and camaraderie, as well as respect for teammates and competitors, are traditional hallmarks of the water polo team.
Suffield’s Varsity Water Polo team plays a mixture of single games and mini-tournaments throughout the season against New England Prep School league schools such as Deerfield, Exeter, Andover, Choate, Brunswick, Williston, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, and Loomis Chaffee, as well as non-league competition from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including the season-ending New England Prep School Championship tournament.