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Men’s Water Polo Welcomes Three as Class of 2022

Men’s Water Polo Welcomes Three as Class of 2022

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off its second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance and NEWPC Conference title, the Harvard men's water polo team will welcome three freshmen in the fall as the Class of 2022.

"I am very excited to welcome these three excellent student-athletes to our program," said Ted Minnis, The Friends of Harvard Water Polo Head Coach. "Each of them will have the opportunity to contribute immediately as our team pursues a third-straight conference title and NCAA Tournament berth."

For the fourth-straight year, Harvard won more than 20 games, finishing with a 24-8 record in the fall. In the NEWPC Tournament, the Crimson won a thrilling overtime match against rival Princeton, 12-11, to earn the conference title and then won its first round NCAA Tournament game in overtime, 15-13, over George Washington. 

Noah Hodge
Goalie | San Juan Capistrano, Calif. | Santa Margarita Catholic

Three-year starter and two-year captain … Played club water polo for Socal WPL for three years and Vanguard Aquatics for one year … Second team all-league as a sophomore and first team all-league junior and senior year … First team All-CIF 2016 … Two-time second team all-county … Four-time Scholar-Athlete … Defensive MVVP 2016 … Co-MVP 2017 … Two-time first team All-America … Two-time club championship MVP … CIF Division 2 champions in 2016 … CIF Division 1 quarterfinals in 2017 … High school record holder in single season saves … Seven-year member of Lion's Heart Community Service organization … Also enjoys surfing and volleyball. 

Michael Sonsini
Attacker | Menlo Park, Calif. | Sacred Heart Preparatory

Four-year starter at Sacred Heart Prep as an attacker … Played for the Stanford Water Polo Club from 2010-18 … USA Water Polo Outstanding All-American (2015-17) … WCAL second team in 2016 and 2017 … Won three Central Coast Section Division 2 champions (2014-16) … 2017 CCS Open Division champions … WCAL champions 2014-17 … Norcal Tournament Finalist in 2017 … 16 and under junior Olympic champions in 2016 with Stanford WPC … Was also WBAL second team as a swimmer three times … AP Scholar with Distinction … Also enjoys surfing, investing, community service and history.

Alex Tsotadze
Attacker | Menlo Park, Calif. | Sacred Heart Preparatory
Four-year starter at Sacred Heart Prep as an attacker … Played for Stanford Water Polo Club for six years … Captain at Sacred Heart in 2017 … All-CCS first team 2015-17 … All-West Catholic Athletic League first team 2015-17 … Second team All-America 2016 … Member of USA Men's Youth National Team 2018 … MVP and Best Shooter for Georgian U18 Men's National Team in 2015 … 2016 USA Water Polo Junior Olympic Champion … 2018 Kap 7 Tournament and New port Invitation Tournament Champion … CCS Water Polo Division 2 champion 2014-16 … West Catholic Athletic League champion 2014-17 … USA Water Polo first team Academic All-America, 2015, 2016, 2018 … Outstanding Achiever All-American 2017 … National AP Scholar … Volunteer at Saint Francis of the Youth Assisi Club … Father played professional water polo for the Republic of Georgia.

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