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Boys Water Polo: SouthtownStar 2013 All-Area Team

Kurt Butterfield Lincoln-Way West

Kurt Butterfield, of Lincoln-Way West

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Updated: July 11, 2013 6:09AM



Here is a look at the SouthtownStar 2013 All-Area Boys Water Polo Team.

Kurt Butterfield

School: Lincoln-Way West

Year/Position: Senior/Hole

Numbers: 105 goals, 35 field blocks.

Notable: IWP All-Sectional

Coach Eric Olson: “Kurt is a tough player with a great knowledge of the game.”

Jake Elias

School: Lockport

Year/Position: Senior/Driver

Numbers: 72 goals, 33 assists.

Notable: IWP All-Sectional

Coach Joe Lewandowski: “He’s a captain who works very hard in and out of the season.”

Quinn Johnson

School: Bremen co-op

Year/Position: Senior/Utility

Numbers: 165 goals, 45 assists.

Notable: IWP All-Sectional, two-time All-Area.

Coach Craig Cappel: “He’s a very versatile player who is strong offensively and defensively.”

Cal Kennedy

School: Brother Rice

Year/Position: Senior/Goalie

Numbers: 6.6 goals-against average.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional.

Coach Chris Mulcrone: “He made a huge difference for our defense this year.”

Kevin Kuchta

School: Homewood-Flossmoor

Year/Position: Senior/Utility

Numbers: 133 goals, 138 steals.

Notable: SouthtownStar 2013 Boys Water Polo Player of the Year, IWP All-State, All-Sectional, two-time All-Area.

Coach Tim Caldwell: “He is our offensive, defensive and motivational leader. He makes his presence felt in every way.”

Kevin Mayer

School: Brother Rice

Year/Position: Senior/Driver

Numbers: 93 goals

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional.

Coach Chris Mulcrone: “He’s a great senior leader.”

Jakobi McClellan

School: Homewood-Flossmoor

Year/Position: Junior/Goalie

Numbers: 7.6 goals-against average, 308 saves.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional.

Coach Tim Caldwell: “No one works harder to improve than Jakobi. He truly takes pride and responsibility in his job as our goalie.”

Alex McCormick

School: Lincoln-Way Central

Year/Position: Senior/Driver

Numbers: 55 goals, 75 steals.

Notable: IWP All-Sectional.

Coach Jim Lock: “Alex works very hard and has great intensity when playing.”

Dan Oldendorf

School: Lockport

Year/Position: Senior/Hole

Numbers: 147 goals, 31 assists.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional, two-time All-Area.

Coach Joe Lewandowski: “Dan is just a great player. When he gets going he’s fun to watch.”

Mike O’Malley

School: Sandburg

Year/Position: Senior/Defensive hole

Numbers: 76 goals, 86 steals.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional.

Coach Jim Caliendo: “Michael is a threat wherever he is playing. He is a dominant defender.”

Ryan Petersen

School: Stagg

Year/Position: Senior/Hole

Numbers: 124 goals, 72 steals.

Notable: IWP All-Sectional.

Coach Wes Gonzalez: “He’s a three-year varsity starter and a leader for our team.”

Eric Tamulonis

School: Andrew

Year/Position: Junior/Utility

Numbers: 49 goals, 73 steals.

Notable: IWP All-Sectional.

Coach Kris Kowal: “He has great vision and is a great transition defensive player.”

Curtis Thrun

School: Lincoln-Way North

Year/Position: Senior/Driver

Numbers: 80 goals, 74 steals.

Notable: IWP All-Sectional

Coach Pat Shaughnessy: “Curtis has become an all-around player, not only playing great on offense and defense, but getting his teammates involved.”

Kevin Tunney

School: Sandburg

Year/Position: Senior/Utility

Numbers: 168 goals, 85 assists.

Notable: IWP All-State, All-Sectional, two-time All-Area.

Coach Jim Caliendo: “He’s our most versatile player. He can play any position and usually does in every game.”

Compiled by Steve Millar



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