Boys water polo fight MCAL competitors

The Tam boys water polo team beat Heritage School 13-12 on September 29 in double-overtime. With two minutes left in the game and four points behind, Tam struck back tying the game 9-9. By the end of overtime, after having already claimed the title of best season comeback, both teams scored 3 points. All three of Tam’s were scored by junior Trevor Williams, tying the game 12-12. During sudden-death, senior Max Sieck scored the winning goal. The Tam boys’ water polo team, almost evenly distributed between juniors and seniors, is starting to make themselves heard. “Our goal is to win an MCAL championship, and we are training more than ever to get there,” said junior Dylan Glave. “Our next two games are our hardest and most important, so we really need to give it our best and get some support from students who come to our games,” said senior Dante Graziose.

Earlier this season, Tam beat Terra Linda 6-4 as a “come from behind win against our MCAL rivals,” said Glave. On October 8, Tam beat Novato 15-4. Graziose said on having seniors Max Sieck and Robert Scott, and junior Brennan Latimer as leading players, “It’s also really about the depth of our team. The best part is that when we all play our best, we don’t have many weak players. We play well when everybody works together.”

As Tam gets closer and closer to MCALs, the team is improving its game to defeat the best teams in the county. With their strong foundation of players, the team is carrying itself to the top. “We work really hard, and try to take all our games seriously, but we’re also just out there to have fun,” Graziose said.

Written by Courtney Woods. This article originally appeared in the November 2010 issue.