2022-2023 Season:

Information Night is Monday, October 24th 6:00-7:00 PM at Alga Norte Aquatic Center, at the tables next to the basketball courts  (south end of pool facility). All players and at least 1 parent/guardian must attend. If you have a conflict please email girlsSDAwaterpolo@gmail.com.

The 2022-2023 try-outs for team placement will take place beginning  Wednesday November 9th – Thursday November 10th (6:45 – 9:00PM – p/u 9:10PM) at Alga Norte Aquatic Center. No practice Friday November 11 due to Veteran’s Day.  Starting Week 2, practices will be M-F 6:45 – 9:00PM. We expect to have Novice (no water polo experience necessary & no cuts, basic swimming & water treading skills required), JV and Varsity teams.

You must have your Athletic Clearance turned in by November 1st to participate in try-outs.  Go to http://www.athleticclearance.com

Please visit our Contact page to be added to our email list for upcoming team information or contact us directly at girlsSDAwaterpolo@gmail.com .

This season our teams will be in CIF Div II.  We are in the Coastal League, which has been updated to include Canyon Crest Academy, SDA, San Pasqual, Oceanside & Ramona high schools.

Follow us on Instagram: @SDAGirlsWopo

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Program Information

The team culture is one of hard work, good sportsmanship, academic excellence and supportive friendships.

SDA Girls Water Polo is part of the North County Conference playing Division II in the Coastal League. CIF San Diego Section Girls Water Polo

Athletic Clearance Due November 1st for Winter Sports:

Athletes must complete a sports physical and online clearance confirmation page to SDA Athletic Office to participate in Winter sports.

See SDA Foundation Athletics Clearance Instructions for details. Or start the process at http://www.athleticclearance.com


  • Players purchase their Game Day team turbo brand suits at the beginning of the season through the KAP7 online store.
  • Practice water polo suit
  • Swim caps (one navy, one white) Goalies (red). SDA version available on KAP7 online store.
  • Swim goggles
  • Size 4 water polo ball, write your name on it!
  • Game Day Shirt (given when joining the team), new ones can be purchased through the PrimeSports online store.  These are also worn in yearbook photo.

Swim West, located at 120 Encinitas Blvd, gives SDA team members a 20% discount on their gear, practice suits, etc.

Athletic Letterman Jackets (optional). Varsity letters are given out at the end of season banquet to the varsity rostered players. To purchase:

  • Leather sleeve version: order at Town & Country – The Varsity Room, located in Solana Beach. (858) 755-6653
  • Sweathshirt sleeve lighter-weight and less expensive option (sample hanging in the SDA athletic office) is from Mack Packaging in San Marcos. 760-752-3500. Forms with Megan in the Athletic Office.

PE Credit Option

Athletic Credit for PE applications will not be accepted until the start of athletic activities. Contracts should be emailed by 12/15/22 to megan.thompson@sduhsd.net.

A student can earn 5 PE credits per season with a maximum of 20 credits earned through participation on a SDA sports team. Download the Athletic PE Credit Contract here. The option is available to grades 10-12. The FITNESSGRAM must be passed the year prior to applying for credit. For FITNESSGRAM Performance Standards, please click here.

Please refer to the Parent/Player Handbook for more information.




Saturday 11/12 CCA & Fallbrook Fallbrook High School 9:00am Varsity & JV scrimmages
Friday 11/18 Point Loma Granite Hills High School 5:00pm Varsity only Draz Classic
Wednesday 11/30 Monte Vista Monte Vista High School 5:00pm Varsity only potentially
Fri/Sat 12/2-3 JV WINTER CLASSIC Valhalla High School TBD JV TOURNAMENT
Fri/Sat 12/2-3 RB INVITE VARSITY Rancho Bernardo High School TBD Varsity TOURNAMENT
Thursday 12/8 Torrey Pines Mt. Carmel High School 7:00pm V  8:00pm JV Varsity & JV
Tuesday 12/13 Mission Hills Palomar College 4:00pm V  5:00pm JV Varsity & JV
Thurs/Fri/Sat 12/15-17 VARSITY WINTER CLASSIC Valhalla High School TBD Varsity TOURNAMENT
Saturday 12/17 RB INVITE NOVICE Rancho Bernardo High School TBD Novice TOURNAMENT
Thursday 1/5 Ramona Alga Norte (home) 7:15pm V 8:15pm JV Varsity & JV
Fri/Sat 1/6 -7 RB INVITE JV Rancho Bernardo High School TBD JV TOURNAMENT
Thursday 1/12 Oceanside Alga Norte (home) 7:15pm V 8:15pm JV Varsity & JV
Friday 1/13 NOVICE SD OPEN Valhalla High School TBD Novice TOURNAMENT
Wednesday 1/18 Mount Carmel Alga Norte (home) 7:15pm V 8:15pm JV Varsity & JV
Fri/Sat 1/20-21 JV SD OPEN Valhalla High School TBD JV TOURNAMENT
Thurs/Fri/Sat 1/26-28 VARSITY SD OPEN Valhalla High School TBD Varsity TOURNAMENT
Wednesday  2/1 Rancho Buena Vista Alga Norte (home) 7:15pm V Varsity Senior Night before game
Friday 2/3 Canyon Crest Academy Del Norte High School 6:15 JV 7:15 V 8:15 N Varsity, JV & Novice


NO PRACTICE 11/11 Veteran’s Day 11/24-25 Thanksgiving 12/24-1/1 Winter Break 1/16 MLK Jr Day


2022-2023 Tournaments:

CIF Play-off Dates Varsity Tournaments JV Tournaments Novice Tournaments
TBD Draz Classic 11/18, 19 Winter Classic 12/2 RB Invite 12/17
RB Invite 12/2-3 RB Invite 1/7-8 SD Open 1/13-14
Winter Classic 12/15-17 SD Open 1/20-21
SD Open 1/26-28

*All tournaments will be local. No travel. Locations & times in TeamSnap.

Mandatory Athlete/Parent Winter Sports Meeting:  Athletics Office (Monday, November 28) @ SDA. Students at lunch, Parents in evening.

Team Photos: Jan (date TBD) @ Moonlight Beach

Senior Night: February 1 @ Alga Norte vs Rancho Buena Vista

End of Season Banquet: Mar (date TBD)



Daniela Freeman, Varsity Team Coach

Daniela played water polo starting in middle school in Murrieta, CA. She was Captain of her high school team her senior year and received various student athlete awards throughout high school.

She played club at Xtreme Water Polo in Corona, CA. Daniela went on to play as a college athlete at the University of Toronto, winning the National Collegiate Water Polo Championship all 4 years of her undergraduate career. She was again named Captain her senior year.

During school breaks in California, Daniela would coach at Paloma Valley High School, where her younger sisters played. After college Daniela moved to San Diego and joined a masters team that took third place at Nationals in 2019.

Daniela has her Masters of Education and teaching credential for physical education. She’s currently a middle school teacher for aquatics, including the basics of both swim and water polo.  Daniela is the 18u girls coach for the Moonlight Beach Water Polo Club. This will be her second season coaching both the girls and boys water polo programs at SDA.

You can reach Coach Daniela at danielafreeman16@gmail.com


Collin Steward, Junior Varsity Team Coach

Collin has been in the San Diego water polo scene for over a decade as both a player and coach. Growing up, Collin played club water polo for Shores, Del Mar, and Seawolves, and played 4 years of varsity high school water polo at SDA.

Collin has coached for the Moonlight Beach Water Polo Club since 2017, and is also the current Head Coach of both the boys and girls water polo programs at SDA.

You can contact Coach Collin at stewartcollindavid45@gmail.com


Petra Germuska, Novice Team Coach

Petra has coached at SDA since the 2021 Winter Season. She has has extensive experience playing at the club level and was also on the varsity team at La Costa Canyon High School.

You can contact Coach Petra at ptgermuska@gmail.com


Team Parent Melissa Barbano

Please reach out to us with any questions! Also follow us on Instagram @sdagirlswopo for updates.

If you are interested in joining the SDA Girls Water Polo Team or have a question, please let us know by filling out the form below. *Please provide a personal email address (not your SDA student email account because it is restricted to student/staff). If you are a parent filling this out please include your player’s name in the message section. If you are a student please include an email address for your parent(s) in the message section.

This information will be sent to:  girlsSDAwaterpolo@gmail.com