Water Polo

    Varsity Tryouts
    August 17, 2015
    5:00 p.m.

    JV Tryouts
    August 19, 2015
    7:00 p.m.

    Water Polo includes three teams at Loyola: Varsity, JV and Middle School. Varsity has made it to the MIAA Championship game for the last 10 years, winning the title in 2009 and 2010. Water Polo players have gone on to play at Iona, George Washington University, Fordham University and the United States Naval Academy. Varsity is coached by Aquatics Director Mr. Keith Schertle, Brad Schertle '01, Thomas Acchione '03 and Alexander Motsiopoulos '07 and has seven practices per week. Five practices occur after school during the week and two practices occur before school during the week. Weekends are set for tournaments and swim practice. For years, Loyola has been extremely proud to boast about being the fastest team in the league and works to maintain this tradition annually.  

    Junior Varsity

    JV water polo is coached by Mr. Dan Hoehler. Dan is in his 14th year as the JV coach. The JV team has five practices per week and is offered two practices per week before school for strength and conditioning. The JV team has been in the MIAA championship game and/or has won the JV championship every year since the league started. JV players tend to have a very good swimming background.




    Middle School

    The middle school program is coached by Mr. Keith Schertle, who focuses on teaching the basics of the game including ball movement and good defensive strategies. Loyola has never lost a middle school water polo game.

    During the summer, the pool is open on selected evenings for water polo play for middle, high school and even prospective students.


    Coaching Staff:


    Matt McDonough (Head Coach)          

    Keith Schertle (Assistant Coach)   


    Dan Hoehler (Head Coach)   

    Middle School

    Keith Schertle (Head Coach)   

    2014 Alumni Water Polo Game View photos from this year's Alumni Water Polo game, which took place on Nov. 28. http://donhoelting.smugmug.com/Sports/2014-Water-Polo-Alumni-game/n-hX6zN/i-zDhVnfF
    Seniors play in High School Water Polo All-Star Game Seniors Patrick Lagator, Zachary Hoelting, and Jeffrey Godwin who played in the High School All-Star Water Polo Game on Nov. 22 at the U.S. Naval Academy.  
    Water Polo sweeps MIAA Championships Varsity and JV both captured 2014 MIAA titles over McDonogh on Oct. 25. http://www.totalwaterpolo.com/2014/10/27/loyola-blakefield-tops-mcdonogh-for-maryland-title/
    Water Polo Dominates 2014 Philmore Cup View results from the 2014 Philmore Cup here. https://www.loyolablakefield.org/athleticsnews?=&storyid10527=11472&ncs10527=3
    Bernhardt '14 Named All-American for Water Polo Taylor Bernhardt '14 was recently selected as an High School All-American for water polo this year.Taylor is only the second Loyola player ever selected for this honor. The last was Rory Brannan '04 in 2003. Congrats to Taylor and to this year’s entire team.