Splish, SPLASH 2019

September 7th, 2019

Who would have thought that BUMPOLO would do it again? That’s right, BU Men’s Water Polo brought back their world-renowned calendars to SPLASH 2019!

In addition to selling over 100 calendars in two hours, the Terriers attracted 50 new members.  With the fall season being the longest on-record, everyone is eager and ready to make this our best one yet. We have started practices and well, let’s just say we will surely be ready for our first tournament this October.

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2019 UMass Amherst Invitational

What a great weekend! The Terriers competed at the UMass Invite and were hungry… they left with a 4-0 record and even some #goldmedals! With a short bench, every Terrier (and even Coach Gerard) played their fair share against teams like UVM, Coast Guard, and Northeastern. BUMPOLO saw success in every aspect of their games and made significant improvements from their last tournament at West Point. Some highlights include Brandon Coughlin’s first collegiate goal against UVM, Thor Breitbarth’s impressive fast-break goals against Coast Guard, and Super-Senior appearances from Michael Lopez and Curtis Hon against Northeastern. Wait, I almost forgot the meat of the sandwich! Both Johnny and Paul Salamy absolutely crushed it in the pool this weekend, racking in over 20 goals together!

Building off this success, the Terriers look forward to show of their skills at the Alumni Tournament on April 27th. Stay posted for more details and if you haven’t, please donate to our Giving Day fundraiser! Every donation is greatly appreciated.

Link: https://givingday.bu.edu/campaigns/friends-of-water-polo-mens55803375_1210476279129919_7637324576757645312_o

2019 BUMPOLO Merchandise Sale

Hey fellow Terriers! Do you need BUMPOLO swag? Maybe… Do you want BUMPOLO swag? Heck yes!

Go check https://bustudentfundraisers.ignitecx.com/bumpolospring19 for the hottest merch on the market. From now until March 31st, you can buy water bottles, t-shirts, and collared shirts! All proceeds will benefit BUMPOLO. Order your merch today and show off your BU team spirit at our next game!

2019 West Point Tournament

Believe it or not, BUMPOLO competed at a military base last weekend, participating in the West Point Army Memorial tournament!  The Terriers were half bark, half bite, ending the weekend with a 2-2 record. With only nine players, BU put up a great fight against teams like Army and Victorious Secret. Highlights from the weekend include sophomore Pablo Kurzan’s 20 goals, senior Paul Salamy’s surprise visit, and most importantly, the enormous Greek dinner that the team shared Saturday night. This weekend motivated the boys to train harder for the next tournament at UMass, so stay posted!

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2019 Off-Season Update

FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Hello, Terriers!

BU Men’s Water Polo has been at it in the pool training 4 days a week and are preparing for our off-season tournaments at UMass Amherst and West Point. We look forward to honing down our skills and playing against new teams.

There are a few important events coming up. Firstly, BU Giving Day is around the corner and participation is really important for BUMPOLO and Boston University in general. It is on April 3rd, 2019. Also, mark your calendars because the 7th Annual Austin Brashears’ Memorial Alumni Tournament is being held on Saturday, April 27th 2019! Please look at the Alumni page for more information about this event. 

We also will be sending out regular newsletters so keep your eyes peeled!

2019 Spirit Night

JANUARY 31, 2019

Boston University Men’s Water Polo hit the basketball courts today to cheer on the Men’s Varsity Basketball team as they played against Holy Cross. We made several signs to support BU and more importantly, throw Holy Cross off their game! Thank you to BU Club Sports for putting on such a fun event, BUMPOLO really enjoyed sharing team spirit with the other clubs.

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2018 New England Championship

OCTOBER 21, 2018:

BU Men’s Water Polo finished their season on a high note, earning a 2nd place in New England.

The weekend began with the 3rd-seeded Terriers defeating the 6th-seeded Yale University 14-6. Even though BU won, they needed to step up their performance to beat 2nd-seeded Dartmouth College in their next game…

Luckily, BU responded to this wakeup call and came into the Dartmouth match hot. BU saw a quick lead during the first half, bringing tight defense to the table. In addition, strong communication, counter-attacks, and most importantly, teamwork led BU to a historic win over Dartmouth, winning 9-3. This victory marked a big transformation for the team as BU had lost to Dartmouth 12-8 earlier in the season. The seniors were the reason BU had won this match. Key players were Austin Vargas, Paul Salamy, and Nick Micovic.

The championship game was another edition of the B-Line rivalry, with BU facing the undefeated Eagles of Boston College. Boston College grabbed the lead in the third quarter after a questionable penalty shot. BU gave Boston College a run for their money, but BC’s depth proved to strong for BU once again. Boston College won 10-7, marking an end to BU’s season. Nevertheless, BU kept their heads held high and will continue to train in the off-season. Will next year be the year the Terriers go to Nationals?

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2018 Yale Tournament Recap

OCTOBER 7, 2018:

The Terriers traveled to Yale University for the second New England Division tournament of the season, where they took on Northeastern, Dartmouth, UConn, and Boston College.

The Terrier’s first game against Northeastern marked a hopeful start to the weekend, with BU winning 10-5. The entire team had an opportunity to play against Northeastern, thoroughly preparing them for their next game against Dartmouth. After a short break in between games, the BU and Dartmouth match was off to an eventful start. Dartmouth’s outside shooters were definitely on their game. Fortunately, the Terriers were able to adapt their defense and even score a couple times after the first half. Maintaining a coordinated defense throughout the rest of game, BU clinched victory over Dartmouth 11-10.

Beating Dartmouth for the first time in four years was certainly nice to sleep on. The next day, BU was eager to repeat their success. They beat University of Connecticut 16-3 in a quick first match. Bringing this high intensity to their next game against Boston College, the Terriers managed to lead for  the first three quarters. Nevertheless, Boston College’s deep team tired out BU’s first and second lines by the last few minutes. BU ended up losing 9-8 in this very close match. Even though this tournament had an upsetting end, BU sees this as an important learning opportunity for the New England Championships in a couple of weeks…

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Dartmouth College Tournament Recap

September 22, 2018

What a weekend! After a scenic drive to Hanover, the boys were ready to put their rigorous training to use in the notorious Dartmouth University pool. Boston University saw their first victory against Tufts University, beating them 20-9. Senior Austin Vargas and Sophomores Kurt Castro and Grayson Wiggins made notable goals.

Unfortunately, the team also faced their first loss of the season against Dartmouth College, losing 12-8. Two starters were injured during the game… Following this tough match, BUMPOLO had a feast at Big Patty’s BBQ, where Junior Nick Rosenberger demolished a four-pound burger!

The second day of the Dartmouth tournament started with the Terriers defeating Yale University 9-4. Dealing with a smaller lineup from Saturday’s injuries, the team experimented with different lines and positions. BU played their final match of the weekend against their cross-town rival, Boston College. Although BU kept up with BC’s speedy team during the first half, BC managed to pull away in the second half, winning 14-7. This match was a huge learning opportunity for both the first and second lines. BUMPOLO’s record from this first weekend is 2-2, leaving a lot of room to improve!

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