2023-2024 Season details

2023- 2024 Season:

Information Night will be held Wednesday November 1,  2023, 6:00 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 2023-2024 try-outs for team placement will take place beginning  Monday November 13th – Friday 17th (6:45 – 9:00PM – p/u 9:10PM) at Alga Norte Aquatic Center.  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 III.  We are in the Avacado League, which has been updated to include Vista, Canyon Crest Academy, SDA, Rancho Buena Vista, and Classical Academy.

Follow us on Instagram: @SDAGirlsWopo

SDA Mustangs Water Polo Logo

Program Information

Community service event, Thrive

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 III in the Avacado 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 will be 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 12/15/23 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.



Subject to change,  Locations & times will be updated in TeamSnap

11/17/23  Draz Tournament@ LJ High (Coggan Family Pool) @ 6:00p
11/28/23 Varsity Scrimmage vs San Marcos @ Palomar College @ 6:30 pm
11/29/23 @ Ramona @ 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm
12/1-2/23 Varsity RB tournament (Locations TBA)
12/5/23 @ Mission Hills Varsity @ 4:30 pm
12/6/23 @ Del Norte  Varsity @ 4:30 pm  and  JV 5:30 pm
12/12/23 @ Alga vs High Tech High Varsity @ 7:15 pm, JV  8:15 pm
12/14/23 @ Alga  v San Pasqual Varsity @ 7:15 pm, JV  8:15 pm
12/15/23 @ Alga vs Oceanside Varsity @ 7:15 pm, JV 8:15 pm
12/19/23 @ RBV  Varsity @ 6 pm  and  JV 7 pm
12/21-23/23 Varsity Winter Classic Tournament
1/5-6/24 JV RB Tournament
1/12-13/24 Varsity Travel Tournament (Fullerton)
1/17/24  @ Alga vs LCC Varsity @ 7:15 pm, JV 8:15 pm
1/18/24  @ Alga vs Troy Varsity @ 7:15 pm
1/19-20/24 JV SD Open Tournament
1/22/24  @ Alga vs Vista Varsity @ 7:15 p, JV  8:15 p  *SNR NIGHT * @ 6:15pm
1/24/24  @ Alga vs San Marcos Varsity @ 7:15 pm, JV  8:15 pm
1/27/24  @ Del Norte HS vs CCA Varsity @ 1 pm, JV 2 pm
1/31/24 @ William A Wagner Aquatic Center vs Classical Academy Varsity @ 6:30 pm, JV 7:30 pm


NO PRACTICE:       Thanksgiving 11/23-24 ,  Winter Break  12/22-1/1 ,    1/15 MLK Jr Day 

2023-24 Tournaments

CIF Play-off Dates Varsity Tournaments JV Tournaments
TBD Rancho Bernardo Tournament




TroyTournament, Fullerton


San Diego Open


Tournament Locations & times will be updated in TeamSnap.


Winter Sports Information video: Mandatory Parent-Athlete Presentation

One parent for each athlete is required to complete form. Presentation is attached at end of google form. (5 minute video). If you have already watched video or attended the ’23 Fall Sport information session you do not have to complete another.

Team Photos:  February 3rd, 11 AM @ Moonlight Beach

Senior Night:  1/22/24 @ Alga @ 6:15 pm (North end of facility)

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 TK-8 PE teacher.  Daniela Is a board member for Moonlight Beach Water Polo club and the assistant women’s coach at Grossmont College. This will be her third season coaching both the girls and boys water polo programs at SDA.

You can reach Coach Daniela at danielafreeman16@gmail.com



Kori Togubat,  Junior Varsity Team Coach

Kori is thrilled to coach SDA JV Girls Water Polo this year.  She enjoys every part of water polo and swimming. She thinks water polo is such an amazing, underrated sport that has so many great opportunities not only for skill and athleticism but also a chance to make some great life long friends.

Kori is an SDA Alumni and played the 45 position all throughout high school.  She currently plays on a masters team and college club. In her free time she likes to go surfing, hangout with friends and family and play pickleball.

She is looking forward to the season!


Team Parents: Candice Junge & Amber McMahon

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

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