Curtis Overcomes Bellevue in Washington Prep Water Polo Championships

Curtis Washington 2015 boys champs trophy

A season of demonstrable improvement among Washington boys’ high school water polo ended with yet more quality. Undefeated Curtis needed overtime to knock off defending champs Bellevue and maintain their undefeated record. The Vikings took earned the trophy with a 9-7 victory on Saturday at their home pool.

The season was one of significant progress in the state. Bellevue won the prestigious San Diego Open tournament, the first time a non-California team has done so. Fellow Washingtonians Mercer Island placed in the top five of the competition as well. Curtis’ undefeated schedule was yet another sign of the increasingly high quality of water polo in the Evergreen State.

More on the successful weekend from local newspapers and social media.

The Curtis Vikings boys water polo team finally toppled the defending champ with everything on the line in the Washington state title game.

Curtis derailed Bellevue’s bid to win their fifth consecutive state championship, registering a 9-7 overtime victory against the Bellevue Wolverines on Nov. 14 at the Curtis Aquatic Center in University Place…

Vikings’ head coach Dennis Piccolotto was jovial following the biggest win his team experienced this decade.

“We have a core group of guys who just busted their tails the last couple of years. Last year we got close and lost by two (Bellevue defeated Curtis 8-6 in the 2014 title game),” Piccolotto said. “These guys grinded for the past 365 days and did a lot of out of season work. One of our mottos is, ‘Out of season work, in season results’. This year the theme was to finish what we started and we did that.”

Source: Curtis conquers Bellevue in championship game – Bellevue Reporter

Islander water polo third at state tourney – Mercer Island Reporter
The Islanders prevailed over a plucky Puyallup team 14-13 to take third place in the boys water polo state tournament at Curtis High School Saturday, Nov. 14.

Puyallup High water polo takes fourth after strong finish | The News Tribune
The Puyallup High boys water polo team took fourth place at the state tournament over the weekend after the Vikings progressed a great deal from last season.

Enumclaw Water Polo: Curtis Vikings Win State Championship Title
The Curtis High School Boys Water Polo Team finished their undefeated 2015 campaign with a win over Bellevue in the State Championship game on Saturday to claim the Washington State Boys Water Polo State Championship.