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Staples Water Polo Wins New Haven Tournament

Westport's Staples High School water polo team celebrates its win at Hopkins.
Westport's Staples High School water polo team celebrates its win at Hopkins. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christopher Crowder and Rose Deluca
Staples' Michael DeLuca fires on goal.
Staples' Michael DeLuca fires on goal. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christopher Crowder and Rose DeLuca
Angus Armstrong scores for Staples.
Angus Armstrong scores for Staples. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christopher Crowder and Rose Deluca
Robert DeLuca protects the ball from an opponent.
Robert DeLuca protects the ball from an opponent. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christopher Crowder and Rose Deluca
Staples' Max Wimer fires on goal.
Staples' Max Wimer fires on goal. Photo Credit: Contributed by Christopher Crowder and Rose Deluca

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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