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Water Polo competes at state

Junior Alex Nozka dives for the ball after a fumble. Over the past eight years, the water polo team has advanced to the state semifinals six times. “We all work really hard to get where we are,” Nozka said. “We all push each other in practice and we all find pride in our work.”

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

With a 28-10 record, the varsity water polo team advanced to the championship game to face rivals St. Louis University High School (SLUH) after defeating Ladue May 12th in the semifinals. “It is one of our goals from the beginning of the year to play in the Final Four,” head coach Charlie Cutelli s...

Boys water polo team gains freshman McKay Morgan

Freshman Mckay Morgan prepares for a pass during the Desmet Jesuit game on May 1. “My favorite thing about being on the varsity team is that it's more challenging,” Morgan said. “Since I'm just a freshman, I can't match the size of most other players in the pool. Instead, I have to really hustle and play smart to keep up with everyone else, especially since varsity play is much faster and more vigorous.”

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018

Freshman McKay Morgan started watching his older brother play water polo in third grade, but he did not actually start playing until the summer between fifth and sixth grade. “I came to all his games and I thought the sport looked really cool,” Morgan said. “My favorite part about water polo is t...

Varsity water polo team heads to state

Looking for someone to pass to, sophomore Zaide Johnson prepares to throw the ball.

Carly Anderson and Sabrina Bohn

May 5, 2017

With a 26-5 record, the varsity water polo team will be heading to state beginning on May 5. “I feel like this group really puts the team ahead of themselves this season,” head coach Charles Cutelli said. “I’ve got 15 kids on varsity that all understand what we need to do, and they’ll sacrifice...

Water Polo team welcomes talented freshmen

Sophomore Paris Wilken and freshman Ryan Mendonsa swim for the ball as part of their preparation during water polo practice.

Chris Bass, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

The boy’s water polo team began preparation the week of Feb. 21, a week earlier than other spring sports teams. “For the first week, it was a lot of basic work, especially for the JV group,” head coach Charlie Cutelli said. “For the varsity group, we’ll be getting more into the style of...

Throwback Thursday: Dima Berry

Dima Berry plays on the JV water polo team.

Tyler Hannegan, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

Pathfinder: What is one of your happiest memories? Berry: One of my happiest memories was going to Costa Rica for vacation with my family. The weather was mild, warm and very sunny.  I went on the zipline and deep sea fishing and caught a lot of baby sharks. Which adult or older student has had...

Skip shot of Cutelli’s Longhorns

Coach Charlie Cutelli encourages his team during the game.

Bridget Noonan, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016

As students walk into the gym, the first thing they see are the plaques lining the walls—three of them from water polo state championships.

Throwback Thursday: Charlie Cutelli, science teacher

Throwback Thursday: Charlie Cutelli, science teacher

Tyler Hannegan, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015

Where do you go to high school? I went Parkway South High school. What year did you graduate? I graduated in the year 2000. Did you play any sports or were you in any clubs? I was a swimmer. I did KPAT (morning announcements) my senior year. I was on the water polo team and volleyball team. I was...

Throwback Thursday: Jeff Chazen, social studies teacher

Throwback Thursday: Jeff Chazen, social studies teacher

Tyler Hannegan, Staff Writer

October 8, 2015

Where do you go to high school? Parkway North High. What year did you graduate? 1989. Did you play any sports or were you in any clubs? Water polo and Baseball. What is the funniest thing that happened during high school? Every Friday we TP'd the house of one of our Water polo teammates that we...

Defending for equality in co-ed competition

Defending for equality in co-ed competition

Sohia McMorrow, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015

Swimming to reach her opponent, sophomore Emily Bauer press block defends him and stops him from passing the ball. Bauer was one of three girls on the water polo team. “I played games with JV, but I primarily practiced with Varsity. Practice with the big guys, where I was the only girl, was super fun!...

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