For the first time in 5 years, the Louisville water polo team is headed to the playoffs!
The team has been preparing since the end of July for this moment. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the team, the time they put in has paid off and bought them a chance at playoffs.
Season leaders include Sara Ghadban ’21 and Emi Hayashida ’20. Together these young women have achieved the most goals and steals for the season and are excited to advance to the next game for another opportunity.
“It’s exciting to see the team’s commitment rewarded, especially since this is the first playoff game for every girl on the team,” said assistant coach Canfield. “We have been telling them for years that if they put in the work, they will be a successful team. And here we are.”
After a hard fought battle against Mark Keppel on Thursday, the Royals fell one game short of a 50% winning record and believed their season to be over. Tearful at the thought of the end of the season, these tears were quickly dried; when over the weekend, the team learned they had another opportunity to play.
“The coaching staff could not be more proud of the team’s accomplishments and hard work over the years,” said Coach Klein.
The team qualified for playoffs by coming in 5th place in the Mission League. They will play tomorrow (2/11/2020) at 5pm versus Flintridge Preparatory School at Polytechnic School in Pasadena. Go Royals!
Louisville High School is a private, Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Woodland Hills, CA. For over 50 years, Louisville has educated young women in a vibrant, supportive learning community guided by the mission of the Sisters of St. Louis to "work toward a world healed, unified and transformed." Challenging academics and caring faculty empower each student to develop her confidence, integrity and faith to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.