Men's Water Polo Adds Three for 2017

Aug. 7, 2017

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WASHINGTON - George Washington head men's water polo coach Barry King has announced three student-athletes will join the Colonials for the 2017 season.

Andras Levai (Budapest, Hungary), Kerim Sismanoglu (Istanbul, Turkey) and Vaios Vlahotasios (Athens, Greece) are the newcomers, heading into King's inaugural campaign with the program.

The Colonials open the fall Sept. 2 at the Navy Open.

Andras Levai
Utility
Budapest, Hungary
Csik Ferenc Secondary School

Levai comes to Foggy Bottom after a decorated junior career in his native Hungary. He helped his club KSI to three junior national championships, including back-to-back titles as captain in 2016 and 2017. He posted 45 goals, 73 assists and 33 steals in 17 games this past season. He also spent two years on Hungary's junior national team. He logged three summers with the California-based club CHAWP, as well.

Kerim Sismanoglu
Attack
Istanbul, Turkey
Koc School

Sismanoglu brings a wealth of high-level international and club experience. He helped Galatasaray to a runner-up finish in the Turkish Senior League in 2016 and a gold medal at the 2015 Turkish Republic Cup. He also represented his home country at the 2016 U-19 European Championship. In addition, he played with the national U-17 squad in 2015 and helped it qualify for the European Games.

Vaios Vlahotasios
Goalkeeper
Athens, Greece
Genadios School

 

 

Vlahotasios was named the best netminder in Greece's top U-17 league the past two years. In 2016, his Vouliagmeni Nautical Club claimed the championship. More recently, he helped the club's senior team to a second-place finish in its league. He also played internationally with Greece's U-14 national team in 2014.

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