Preparing Boys for Life

Varsity Water Polo

varsity water polo



The Haverford School Water Polo program began in 2002, when it officially entered a varsity and junior varsity program into the Inter-Academic League. The team struggled in its first few years of existence, but through hard work, determination, skill, and perseverance, has developed into a perennial league champion contender. The program won the Inter-Ac Championship outright in 2005, and was co-champion in 2018, 2009, and 2008.

Team Philosophy
  • Emphasizing good sportsmanship
  • Exuding team spirit: work hard and stay positive
  • Enhancing physical fitness through hard work
  • Emphasizing improvement over winning/losing
  • Developing a sense of respect, cooperation, self-discipline, sportsmanship, and fitness through participation in practices and games
  • Participating in safe, fun, hardworking, diverse, and well-organized practice sessions
  • Representing The Haverford School and its community with respect, honesty, and courage

2019-20 Coaches Letter

Meet the Coach

Kevin Van Such water polo coachHead Coach: Kevin Van Such

Coach Van Such joined The Haverford School in 2007 and serves both as head coach of the water polo team and as assistant coach for the swim team. Outside of Haverford, Kevin is Club Director of Maverick Water Polo. He also coaches at Lower Merion Aquatic Club. He studied Communications at Millersville University, where he played water polo in his four years.

Team News

Student-athletes earn All-Inter-Ac accolades

The Haverford School Athletic Department recognizes its All-Inter-Ac individual performers from the fall 2019 season. Team highlights from the fall season include Inter-Ac Championships in golf and water polo and an appearance/second place finish in the 2019 PAISAA soccer championship game.

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From Serbia to Haverford, Sekulic finds opportunity in the pool

Sean Hansen was overseeing the summer renovation of Haverford School's McQuillen Pool when the swim coach wondered if the decorations needed some international flavor. The pool, after all, is occupied not just by the reigning Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving chaps. In the fall, it plays host to the Fords water polo team. Read the Delco Times story >

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Fords' defense makes Chen's job easier

By Matthew DeGeorge, Delaware County Times

By the time shots started finding Jason Chen Tuesday, the Haverford School goalie was already locked in. Having a defense in the pool that can help post a first-quarter zero as the Fords did against Malvern Prep will help a goalie settle in. So will a half-dozen blocked shots and 25 caused turnovers. Read the Delco Times story >

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Fall 2017 All-Inter-Ac Teams

By Austin Hertzog,
Twenty Fords were named to the fall 2017 All-Inter-Ac Teams for football, boys' soccer, boys' cross-country, golf, and water polo.

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  • Varsity Water Polo
    Record: 24-1


2019 Season Recap

Coach: Kevin Van Such
Overall Record: 27-1
League Record: 8-0
Team Highlights: 

  • Easterns Prep Water Polo Champions for the first time in School history
  • Overall record 27-1, 51-5 in last two years
  • Third place at Beast of East Tournament (best performance in School history)
  • Back-to-back undefeated Inter-Ac Champions

Individual Accomplishments:

  • Beast of the East All-Tournament First Team: Koby Degenhardt; Second Team: Ryan LaRocca
  • Easterns All-Tournament First Team: David Gobora, Ryan LaRocca, Koby Degenhardt
  • Easterns MVP: Ryan LaRocca
  • All-Inter-Ac First Team: Daivd Gobora, Matej Sekulic, Ryan LaRocca, Koby Degenhardt


For photos, check out our teams on The Haverford School's SmugMug account.

The Haverford School water polo