About The Team

The Ohio University Men's Club Water Polo team formed in 1994 as a student organization and became a full-fledged member of Ohio University Club Sports in 1996. The newly formed team became a member of the Collegiate Water Polo Association and competed in a small number of tournaments each year.

The fall of 2002 marked a turning point for the club.   Despite a 2-12 regular season record in the Ohio Valley Conference, OU stunned Akron University and Miami University "B" at the conference tournament before falling to perennial powerhouse, Miami "A," by a four-goal margin.

The Bobcats expanded their 2003 schedule to include four tournaments in the fall and two in the spring.   Fundraising efforts increased to allow more travel and competition. The 2003 competitive season ended with a third place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference.   However, new recruits, better organized practices and increasing team chemistry display promise for the next season.

While the team became more competitive in the pool, the officers focused on the organizational aspect of the club and strived for excellence among club sports programs. For the first time, OU competed in five fall tournaments and three in the spring in 2004.   The club hosted the Ohio Valley Conference Championship in the fall and an eight-team exhibition tournament in the spring, both of which were organizational successes.

The team finished 2004 at 19-13, setting a team-high for wins, and traveled to top-tier tournaments such as Miami University's Kyle McGarity Invitational, The Bloomington Classic hosted by Indiana University and Tennessee's Dogwood Invitational.

The men's water polo club made a solid case for OU Club Sports Team of the Year by providing valuable community service as timers for the OU varsity swimming and diving team and contributing to the Swim for Diabetes. Overall the team raised more than $2,500 dollars and was nominated for the top-club honor.

The team's advisor, Ohio Swimming Head Coach Greg Werner was named "Advisor of the Year" by club sports for his outstanding support and guidance of the men's water polo team.

The next season brings continued improvement with the addition of coacheDan Csontos. The team has goals of winning the Ohio Valley Conference and being named Team of the Year.   In addition, community service and representing Ohio University in quality tournaments remain priorities.