Men's Water Polo Welcomes Class of 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard head coach Erik Farrar recently announced that two incoming freshmen will join the Crimson men’s water polo team for the upcoming fall season.

The newcomers, who both hail from California, will look to strengthen a team that finished sixth at the 2008 Northern Division Championships. Harvard’s roster also consists of 16 returning players from last year’s squad.

The Crimson is set to open the 2009 campaign at the MIT Invitational Sept. 5-6.

Max Eliot, Utility, Studio City, Calif., Harvard-Westlake School
Selected to National Junior Water Polo team … Two-time member of National Development team … All-American honorable mention at under-18 Platinum Division Junior Olympics … Four-year member of water polo and swimming teams at Harvard-Westlake … Captained swim team as a senior … Six-time All-California Coastal Zone … Participated in Junior Olympics from 2001-08 … Premier League Division II Los Angeles Water Polo Club team member … Competed at California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Masters’ Meet in swimming … USA Water Polo Academic All-American … National Merit Scholarship Finalist … Member of Crisis and Support Team, which helped local community deal with crisis and losses such as death of a parent … Community Service Council.

Antone Martinho, Driver, Long Beach, Calif., Woodrow Wilson Classical

Earned three varsity letters in water polo and swimming at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School … All-league second team in water polo in 2008 … Three-time scholar-athlete … MVP of swimming squad in 2009 … Competed in 200 and 500 freestyle … Earned the 2009 Long Beach Bar Association Scholarship … National AP Scholar … National Merit Commended Student.