Grossmont men's water polo is coming into fall 2019 after a huge 2018 season of accolades.

In 2018, the Griffin men's water polo team bid the seventh seed into the regional playoffs after holding a top ten state rank all season. They went undefeated in conference (10-0) and captured the conference title for the first time since 2013. Overall, the team finished 24-6 with freshman super-star Brock Kammerer and his brother Cole Kammerer holding All-Southern California First Team honors.

Head coach Ty Lackey is excited to get back into the water, but this time he knows it will be different.

Brock Kammerer is red-shirting, and his brother, Cole, has already graduated. Garrett Durado and Anson Rassmussen (2018 PCAC First Team) are also taking the year off.

Coach Lackey states, "We're preparing for next season when Brock, Garrett and Anson return. We have a freshman team this season and a year in the pool will give them some great experience."

Coach Lackey is excited to see freshman Sam Smith and Paolo Polini compete this season. Sam Smith returns after red-shirting in 2018, and Paolo Polini remains a freshman wild-card.

Daniel Calzada returns this season as the teams only sophomore. He competed in 2017 and red-shirted in 2018. As the starting goalkeeper, Calzada is expected to make the biggest splash of all.

"If we win the conference title again this fall, Calzada will be the reason we pull off the upset," states Lackey. GC's goalkeeper coach, Chad Evennrud, also returns this season to coach Calzada up.

San Diego Mesa's is expected to be the team to beat this fall. GC plays the Olympians October 30, 2019 at SD Mesa College with the men's games beginning at 3:30 p.m all season long.

GC men's water polo's home games are played in La Mesa, at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.

 Sep 14  Rio Hondo/Crafton Hills  Miramar College  9, 10:00 am
 Sep 25  Southwestern  Salv. Army Kroc Center  3:30 pm
 Sep 27-28  SD Mesa Tournament  SD Mesa College  TBA
 Oct 2  Crafton Hills  Salv. Army Kroc Center  3:30 pm
 Oct 2  UCSD Club  UCSD  TBA
 Oct 9  Palomar/SDSU Club  Salv. Army Kroc Center  3:30 pm
 Oct 11-12  Riverside Tournament  Riverside College  TBA
 Oct 19  Chaffey/Occidental  Chaffey College  10, 12:00 pm
 Oct 23  Miramar  Miramar College  3:30 pm
 Oct 30  SD Mesa  SD Mesa College  3:30 pm
 Nov 1-2  Southwestern Tournament  Southwestern College  TBA
 Nov 8-9  PCAC Championships  Southwestern College  All day
 Nov 14-16  CCCAA Regional Championship  Riverside College  TBA
 Nov 22-23  CCCAA State Championship  Golden West College  TBA

 *Schedule is subject to change

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