Welcome to the Water Polo-Girls home page. For additional information
on the Water Polo-Girls program please contact our coach - Mr. Mike Cashman at email@example.com.
For a complete faculty and staff contact list, please visit our Contact Info page.
IHSA State Champions
IHSA State Runner-Up
IHSA State Finalist
2007 3rd Place, 2011 3rd Place, 2012 3rd Place
IHSA Sectional Champions
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference Champions
In the spring of 2000, water polo became one of the many club sports offered at
Saint Ignatius. The following year it gained varsity status. Since then, the program
has rapidly improved and continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In just this short
amount of time, the Wolfpack has appeared in the IHSA state tournament six times
in the past seven years, and in 2006 the Girls made school history by becoming the
first team to play in a state championship game.
With three levels of play (Varsity, JV and Frosh/Soph), student-athletes gain valuable
water polo knowledge and experience with the team’s schedule and practice atmosphere.
Currently, only 5% of our team members played prior to high school and the other
95% are introduced to the sport when they join the team.
Our girls learn the value of hard work and dedication by striving to reach team
and individual goals. The skills they learn benefit them outside the pool as well,
all while building confidence in their abilities, and having fun along the way.
Head Coach -- Mike Cashman
Assistant Coach -- Kathleen Maloney
Last Season Recap
The Wolfpack finished the 2012 campaign with 3rd place honors at the IHSA State
Tournament for the second year in a row. Their finish marks the 5th time in the
last 7 years the Pack has finished in the top three in the state. Saint Ignatius
also captured their 8th IHSA Sectional title in the last 9 years. The Pack’s overall
record was 22-7-1, and was led by team captain and All-State and All-Conference
team member Stephanie Fernandez who made school history this year by becoming the
first Ignatius student-athlete in any sport to be on a team that has finished in
the final four three years in a row. Three Wolfpack team members were awarded All-State
team recongition for their efforts. Team Capatian Stephanie Fernendaz and Junior
Becky Inslaco received First Team Honors and Senior Katie Murphy received third
team honors. Katie Muprhy was also the recipiant of the 2012 Senior Scholastic Award
that is given out by the Illinois Water Polo Coaches Association for her excelllence
inside the classroom as well as in the pool.