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Wagner continues to demonstrate leadership in senior season

Wagner continues to demonstrate leadership in senior season

October 8, 2018

By Elle Fair '19 His legs begin to ache, his arms begin to feel sore and his mouth and nose fill up with the cold, chlorine-filled water of the Staples pool. Treading water for more than one minute can be a challenge for most, but treading water for Quinn Wagner ’19 comes as naturally as walking. ...

Staples Boys Water Polo Swims in the Big Leagues

Staples Boys Water Polo Swims in the Big Leagues

October 19, 2016

Greenwich High School hosted the annual Cardinal Tournament for boys’ water polo on October 14 and 15. The competition was fierce as many talented teams participated: Staples, Greenwich, Brunswick, and Chelsea Piers. Staples kicked off the tournament Friday night against one of the toughest opponents o...

Girls Water Polo Team ready to improve after offseason

AFTER PRACTICE SMILES Co-captains Maia Cattan ’16 and Caroline Gray ’17
smile for the camera and express exciement for the rest of the season. The 
team is going to take on Hopkins, a long-time rival, on May 7 at Hopkins 
at 3 p.m. The following week, on May 14, the team will have its senior day

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

While many think the Staples’ pool is empty after swim season in the winter, they are wrong. The girls’ water polo team takes over the pool, vigorously sprinting back and forth and working on passing and shooting drills. Girls’ water polo is just one of two girls’ water polo teams in the FCIAC;...

Humans of Staples

Humans of Staples

Adam Kaplan, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2016

In a school that features nearly 2,000 unique students, it is easy to be forgotten by some of your peers. Reece Armstrong ’16 is not one who has to deal with that problem regularly. During his three-and-a-half year tenure at Staples, Armstrong has been known as many things including Queso, The ...

Trading out pink passes for swim caps

Photo via Wikipedia Commons under the Creative Commons License

Becca Rawiszer, Web Opinions Editor

May 21, 2015

Every swim class there are at least three students who come up with some reason to not participate. Common excuses consist of being “allergic to chlorine” or magically having “cramps” every day. The typical Staples student dreads swim class. They trudge to the pool house muttering complaint...

Girls’ Water Polo Adjusts to a New Team Dynamic

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

April 3, 2015

“It looks easy right? It’s not,” Sydney Sussman ‘15 said. Try it: treading water without using your hands, all while palming off your opponents and simultaneously wrestling a few others, still shooting at the goal under complete fatigue. This is what the Girls Water Polo team does from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m...

Boys’ water polo forced out of Speedos

Max Wimer '15 listened to Vice Principal James Farnen's request and took off his Speedo mid-day yesterday.

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

October 18, 2014

Yesterday, the varsity boys’ water polo team wore their blue Speedo swimsuits over leggings to school to celebrate the last home game of the season, Senior Day. However, by the first lunch wave, several of the players were brought into Vice Principal James Farnen’s office. According to members of th...

The Water Wars of Girls Water Polo

The Water Wars of Girls Water Polo

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

June 7, 2013

Have you ever tried treading water in a six-foot deep pool for an hour while balls fly toward your face, all the while being attacked by four vicious girls from the opposing team? For the girls on the Staples Water Polo team, this is nothing new. “You can practically get drowned, and the referee...

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