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GW Men's Water Polo Adds Four Recruits for 2013

Head coach Scott Reed brought in four freshmen for the 2013 campaign.

 
Head coach Scott Reed brought in four freshmen for the 2013 campaign.
 

July 18, 2013

WASHINGTON - George Washington head men's water polo coach Scott Reed has announced that four student-athletes will join the Colonials for the 2013 season.

The four newcomers are Jake Guso (Miami, Fla.), Dennis Gut (Cinnaminson, N.J.), Sander Profaci (Greenwich, Conn.) and Alex Swart (Atherton, Calif.).

"This freshman class adds to our overall depth," said Coach Reed. "They should be able to push their teammates right away."

Jake Guso
Position: Attack
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
Club: Miami Whitecaps

Jake Guso is a prolific goal scorer out of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Fla. A two-time team MVP, he has been named to the Miami Herald's All-Dade County First Team in each of the last two seasons after earning honorable mention as a sophomore. Guso scored 83 goals as a junior in 2012 and earned NISCA/Speedo All-America honorable mention, then followed that up by averaging 2.7 goals per game his senior year to take Miami Dade Player of the Year accolades. In addition, Guso was a member of the 2009 state championship team at Belen, and the Wolverines were state runners-up in 2013.

Coach Reed's take: "Jake knows how to play in a championship setting after playing for the state title last spring. He will be able to contribute on offense and defense."

Dennis Gut
Position: Attack
Hometown: Cinnaminson, N.J.
High School: Cinnaminson
Club: Tiger Aquatics Water Polo

 

 

Dennis Gut has been a member of Tigers Aquatics Water Polo Club in Princeton, N.J., for four years, competing in Junior Olympics tournaments each year, including a seventh-place finish in the gold division in 2011. In addition, he has been part of the Olympic Development Program for three years, playing on the `A' team in the North East Zone.

Coach Reed's take: "Dennis' club program is run by the coaches at Princeton University. He knows the game well and will be a solid contributor on offense."

Sander Profaci
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.
High School: Brunswick
Club: Greenwich Aquatics

Sander Profaci recorded 550 saves over his final three seasons at Brunswick High School in Greenwich, Conn. He posted a career-high 194 saves, 67 steals and .602 save percentage as a senior, leading the Bruins to a third-place finish in the New England League. Profaci is a three-time Academic All-American and coaches award recipient, and he was twice named to the All-New England team.

Coach Reed's take: "Sander is a very confident goalkeeper that has been improving every game he plays. He will be challenging Connor Dillon for playing time every day."

Alex Swart
Position: Attack
Hometown: Atherton, Calif.
High School: Sacred Heart Prep
Club: Stanford

Alex Swart was a 2012 All-West Catholic Athletic League selection and a member of the CIF Central Coast Section Senior All-Star Team out of Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, Calif. He helped lead the Gators to WCAL and CCS Division II titles in 2011 and 2012 and earned honorable mention All-Daily News Prep Boys Water Polo honors as a senior.

Coach Reed's Take: "Alex is a smart player that sees the field well. He will be able to complement every one of his teammates' strengths."

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