2018/19 Captains roundups
Men’s Water Polo Captain, David Price:
This season has been a very successful one for the University of Leeds Men’s Water Polo First team with the boys starting off the year solidly as always by beating our rivals Leeds Beckett at Varsity ... The winning form then continued throughout the year as we enjoyed being undefeated in the league this year meaning we have been promoted to the North 1A division for the following season. Yet more Silverware was collected by the boys as the team became BUCS cup champions by beating a University of Liverpool side in the final, after overcoming rivals Beckett in the extremely close game finishing with the winning goal coming in the final seconds of the game. The semi final game summed up the boy’s ‘never say die’ attitude to exceed all expectations of them and enjoy a brilliant season. I would like to end with a huge Thank You and Congratulations to all the boys this year and especially to the final years, who have left the club in a better state than when they arrived. Water Polo at the University of Leeds is experiencing exciting times and I wish them all the best of luck in the years to come.
Women’s Water Polo Secretary, Abigail Lence:
Women’s waterpolo has been a strong force this year, especially with so many new players training hard to meet game standard. Last year we suffered a demotion, resulting in this year's league being at a lower standard which meant second-team player got more game practice and set plays could be tested in matches. With a successful year and being moved up a league, we will need to carry on with our strong play and set moves to make a stance in the higher league making sure other teams acknowledge us as a threat. This year would have not been possible without the leadership of Captain Leah West bringing the team together through her coaching and friendliness.
2018/19 Captain roundup (Ella Charisse Mencel):
Overall this year we have seen numerous successes both for the whole team and for individuals within the team. At both BUCS long and short course, the women's, men's and mixed relay teams made it to their respective finals, consistently placing high. At BUCS Teams, Leeds A placed 6th in the Championship Conference A and Leeds B placed 11th in the Trophy Conference A. Additionally, at varsity, Leeds Men’s Team took victory, and Leeds Woman’s narrowly missed out by 3 points. At Duel in the Pool and Christie Cup, Leeds came home victorious. Individually, multiple University records were broken and four of our swimmers collected awards at the sports colours awards.
Water Polo Men's 1s
Leeds Beckett (Varsity): 11 - 5 (W)
Liverpool (BUCS): 11 - 12 (L)
Beckett (BUCS): 18 - 7 (W)
Water Polo Women's 1s
Leeds Beckett (Varsity): 18 - 9 (W)
Liverpool (BUCS): 3 - 22 (L)
Uni of Sheffield (BUCS): 3 - 33 (L)
Northumbria (BUCS): 7 - 18 (L)