Girls Water Polo: Top teams, individuals
1. Fenwick: The defending state champions graduated some key players, but played several freshmen and other youngsters down the stretch last season that return with valuable experience.
2. St. Ignatius: Last year’s third-place team at state will look to challenge Fenwick both in the Metro Catholic Aquatics Conference and also in May at state.
3. Naperville Central: The best team in the western suburbs looks to make another run to state and shake off last season’s tough, one-goal loss to Stevenson in the quarterfinals.
4. Mother McAuley: Yet another MCAC entry, the Mighty Macs finished fourth in state last year and figure to be in the mix yet again this season.
5. Stevenson: The Patriots reached the state title game a year ago and look to be the best public school squad in the northern suburbs again this year.
Vicky Arciniega, Mother McAuley, jr.; Colleen Barron, Fenwick, so.; Mackenzie Bonk, Fenwick, sr.; Cara Borkovec, Fenwick, so.; Julia Campbell, Naperville Central, sr.; Audrey Chien, Naperville North, sr.; Julie Conrath, Fremd, sr.; Stephanie Fernandez, St. Ignatius, sr.; Becky Insalaco, St. Ignatius, jr.; Adrianna Izquerido, Mother McAuley, sr.; Danijela Jackovich, Lincoln-Way Central, jr.; Kirby Kaptur, Lyons, sr.; Abbey Kerth, Naperville Central, sr.; Lizzy Kostin, Lyons, sr.; Rebecca Matthews, Homewood-Flossmoor, sr.; Sam Matuscewski, Fremd, sr.; Lisa Michalowski, Stevenson, sr.; Jamie Pappanastos, Sandburg, sr.; Emily Sejna, Naperville Central, sr.; Evan Swenson, Loyola, jr.