WESTPORT, Conn. – The boys water polo team at Staples High School captured the Hopkins School Tournament in New Haven for the second year in a row.
The program has grown in five years at Staples and now has 36 players on varsity and junior varsity teams. The Wreckers are coached by Charlie Gulotta and assistant coach Brandon Barone. Staples plays against New England prep schools, club and YMCA teams and Greenwich, the only other public school in Connecticut with a water polo program.
Staples beat Eaglebrook in the tourney's first game, 10-2, as Max Wimer and Michael DeLuca had three goals apiece. Angus Armstrong and Tommy Reinhardt also had goals for Staples.
In a 12-3 win over Canterbury, Armstrong scored five times. Tyler Crowder and DeLuca also scored.
Staples beat Hopkins, 14-9, in the final. Armstrong scored six goals, and Ryan Moran played well in goal.
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