GW Men's Water Polo Begins Preseason Practice

Senior Cameron Illes is on pace to become GW's all-time saves leader this season.

Aug. 20, 2012

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WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's water polo team began its preseason training last week in preparation for its 31st season of competition. The Colonials will practice twice a day almost every day leading up to their Sept. 1 season opener at the Navy Open.

"The guys have shown up in shape, and they didn't miss a beat," said 14th-year head coach Scott Reed. "I'm really proud of how hard they've worked."

GW returns 90 percent of an offense that scored a school-record 333 goals last season, including junior Nate Little, the team's leading scorer with 83 goals and 98 points, and junior Daniel Tyner, a CWPA Southern Division First Team selection.

Also back for his final season in the Buff and Blue is senior goalkeeper Cameron Illes, a CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-District First Team honoree who ranks third all-time at GW with 785 career saves.

"This is my last season, so I'm really looking forward to what we can do," Illes said. "We didn't graduate anyone and we brought in some really strong freshmen, so I'm really excited to see how far we can get."

The Colonials open the 2012 campaign at the Navy Open Sept. 1-2. GW hosts four league matches at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool, including a doubleheader against Princeton and Bucknell on Saturday, Sept. 22.



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