Caltech head men's water polo coach Jon Bonafede earned another coaching honor this week when he received recognition from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches for Division III Coach of the Year.
A 3-2 Caltech lead in the first half, fronted by junior Eshan Govil and freshman Steven Csaposs gave promise to Saturday's men's water polo match against visiting SCIAC foe Claremont-Mud-Scripps Colleges.
The Caltech men's water polo team went two-for-two on the first day of the Gary Troyer Tournament. The Beavers' first win came against Occidental College in a rematch of Sept. 27's historic SCIAC victory.
Faced with the daunting task of replacing half its roster while returning only three of the top eight scorers from last season, Caltech men’s water polo could be forgiven for looking to the future. Yet, rather than resigning to a rebuild, Head Coach Jon Bonafede’s squad is raring to go for its season opener on Sept. 2 thanks to an injection of high-end talent that stands to raise the team’s level of competitiveness and enhance the impact of its returners who can now focus on their primary position full-time.
The Caltech men's water polo team finished the 2016 season with a top-four overall team GPA among teams in the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches, according to the association's official website.