Winning five-straight NEPSAC titles (2014-2018), most observers consider Brunswick’s water polo team to be the strongest team in the NEPSAC and in New England. Interestingly the program, which got its feet wet in the inaugural season of 2009, didn’t even have a pool on campus in the early years.
At the start of the impressive title run, the Bruins began training and playing in the Mehra Natatorium. With the amazing seating and sight lines, Brunswick can now host large events, including the NEPSAC Championship. The state-of-the-art, 25-meter pool can vary the depth to as much as 11 feet.
While the team results have been impressive, equally so are the individual accolades, as several Brunswick students earned all-league, all-tournament and even All-American awards.
Brunswick also offers water polo to middle school students.
Brunswick jumped out to a 7-0 lead against Exeter in the championship match of the 2019 NEPSAC Water Polo Tournament on Sunday, as the top-seeded Bruins cruised to a 19-5 title-winning victory inside the Mehra Natatorium.
Ahead of the 2019 NEPSAC Water Polo Championship, four Bruins were recently named First-Team All-New England. The quartet, consisting of senior co-captain Jake Charney, juniors Hayden Collins and Gavin Molloy and sophomore JP Ohl, were selected by league coaches.
Brunswick picked up a pair of wins on Saturday in Mehra Natatorium, dispatching Choate (18-0) and besting Suffield (19-11). The games cap an impressive regular season for the 22-2 Bruins, as Brunswick heads into the five-team NEPSAC Championship as the top seed and host.
Brunswick bested Hopkins and Hotchkiss by nearly identical scores at the Mehra Natatorium in a Homecoming double-header on Saturday. The Bruins topped the Hilltoppers (16-5) and beat the Bearcats (16-4). The two wins boost Brunswick’s overall record to 20-2.
Brunswick fell to Greenwich H.S. on Friday night inside the Mehra Natatorium, dropping a 10-8 decision to its crosstown foes. The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak for the Bruins over the Cardinals dating back to October 15, 2016.
Brunswick topped Greenwich H.S. by an 10-7 margin in the finals of the 45th Cardinal Cup on Saturday. With the win, the Bruins are back-to-back champions of the historic local tournament, as Brunswick won the title in 2018, besting the host Cardinals in the finals, 11-7.
Brunswick jumped out to a 9-2 lead at the half at Loomis Chaffee, as the visitors swam away with a 16-6 win on Wednesday. The 10-goal victory avenges the only NEPSAC setback by the Bruins last season, as the Pelicans bested Brunswick by a 17-14 margin on October 10, 2018.
At the championship of the 2019 Beast of the East Tournament on Saturday in Reading, Pennsylvania, Brunswick beat Greenwich High, 14-10. It’s the second-straight year the Bruins beat the Cardinals in the title match, as Brunswick posted a 10-9 comeback win in 2018.
Brunswick finished in second place at the 32-team America’s Finest City Tournament in San Diego on Saturday. The Bruins, in their second appearance in California, went 4-1 in the tourney, eventually falling in the title game against Cathedral Catholic, 13-10.
Brunswick picked up two road wins at Deerfield on Saturday, topping Williston Northampton (14-4) and besting Deerfield (16-2) in the nightcap. Up next, the 4-0 Bruins head to California to take part in the America’s Finest Cup beginning on Friday, September 20.