The Army Water Polo team brought the full 20-man roster to compete in the New York area state tournament at Hamilton College. The team traveled with team OIC COL Michael Benson and Coach Chris Judge. Starting out competing against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Columbia on Saturday winning both games with scores of (21-5) and (18-6) respectively and qualifying Army for the championship game on Sunday.
Early Sunday afternoon, the Army team competed against Cornell winning the championship with a score of 8-7 capturing a national tournament placement spot to compete in Pittsburgh. With the three strong wins on the weekend, the team extends its win streak in the New York Division to 44 straight wins in conference play.
The team fought extremely hard in the final win with Plebe Goalie Mason Calbert making several crucial saves to hold Cornell defensively. Clutch goals by Captain, Chris Onorato(14), Aaron Chough(6), Sebastian Houng(11), and Cooper Smith(9) propelled the team to victory in an extremely close, defensive battle in the championship game of the weekend.