Eagles News · Girl’s Water Polo Post Season Awards


The following 2019 Hudsonville Water Polo team members received All-State Recognition, presented by the Michigan Water Polo Association (MWPA),  following the State Championship win:

 

Ian Hewett (Head Coach)  
* MWPA Coach of the Year
* West Region Coach of the Year
This was Ian’s second year as head coach for the Varsity team and second selection for MWPA Coach of the Year. Coach Ian was also selected by the MWPA in the 2018 season as Co-Coach of the year. He coached the 2019 team to their 3rd consecutive State Championship title with a 37-4 season record to bring his head coaching record to 67-6.
 
Claire Tuttle (Junior)
* MWPA Player of the Year – 2019 Season MVP
* MWPA State Tournament MVP
* 1st Team All-State Tournament
* 1st Team All-State Season
* West Region Season MVP
* West Region Tournament MVP
* 1st Team West All-Region Season
* 1st Team West All-Region Tournament
* All-Conference Team
This is Claire’s second selection for MWPA Player of the Year as she was honored with the award for the 2018 season also. Even though Claire joined the team 3 weeks after the season started due to a national swim meet, she led the team in scoring 119 goals this season, shot percentage, and rebounds. Claire was the second on the team with stats for assists (46) and steals (89). Claire was also the designated sprinter on the team with a 106-6 record.
 
Grace Boeve (Senior)
* 1st Team All-State Tournament
* 1st Team All-State Season
* 1st Team West All-Region Season
* 1st Team West All-Region Tournament
* All-Conference Team
Grace was the primary 2-meter defender this season. In this role Grace led the team in stats for assists (67), steals (92), field blocks (10), and drawn exclusions (53). The numbers represented in these stats created many scoring opportunities for the Eagles this season, including the 93 goals Grace scored during the season.
 
Sofia Biriouk (Sophomore)
* 2nd Team All-State Tournament
* 2nd Team All-State Season
* 2nd Team West All-Region Season
* 1st Team West All-Region Tournament
* All-Conference Team
Sofia contributed on both the offensive and defensive play for the 2019 team. Her stats include 55 goals, 42 steals, 40 drawn exclusions, and 7 rebounds.
Emma Lamers (Senior)
* All-Conference Team
Emma had a team that was recognized for playing a strong defensive game, however she was the backbone of that defense. Emma had one of the top goalie stats for the Hudsonville Eagles with 333 saves this season. Another impressive stat is during the State Tournament she blocked 30 shots, only allowing 10 goals over 3 games during the tournament. Emma is one of the most focused goalies in the state when she is in the net. She prevents the quick shots from becoming goals and will protect the ball in her possession with extreme passion.