The 2022-2023 try-outs for team placement will take place Monday November 7th – Friday November 11th (6:45 – 8:15PM) at Alga Norte Aquatic Center.  Starting Week 2, practices will be M-F 6:45 – 9:15PM. 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

Information Night is November 3rd 5:30-6:30PM at Alga Norte Aquatic Center. We will be near the basketball courts at the south end of the pool facility.

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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 in the Coastal League. CIF San Diego Section Girls Water Polo

Athletic Clearance due November 1st for Winter Sports:

The athlete must complete a sports physical and turn in an 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


  • Players purchase their Game Day team suits at the beginning of the season.
  • Practice water polo suit
  • Swim caps (one navy, one white)
  • Swim goggles
  • Size 4 water polo ball
  • Game Day Shirt (TBD)

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

PE Credit Option

Athletic Credit for PE applications will not be accepted until the start of athletic activities. Contracts should be emailed to

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.

For 2021-22*, the due date for PE Credit for Athletics applications will be:

Fall – 9/17/21

Winter – 12/17/21

Spring – 3/18/22

*2022-23 due dates have not been updated by the SDA Athletic Office yet but should be similar to last season’s.

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


*The 2022-23 season information has not yet been released but will likely be very similar to last season’s. We will update once we have our upcoming schedule in place.

2021-2022 Season

*Rostered players check Team Snap for Game Schedule*

Varsity Play-off Dates Varsity Tournaments JV Tournaments Novice Tournaments
Feb 5 seeding for play-offs Draz Classic 11/19 or 20  TBD Winter Classic 12/3 Poseidon Invite 12/4
Feb 7-19 play-off games RB Varsity 12/3-4 SD Open 1/21-22 SD Open 1/14-15
Feb 19 finals Winter Classic 12/16-18
SD Open 1/27-29

*All tournaments will be local. No travel. 

Holiday Breaks
Thanksgiving 11/24-26
Winter 12/24-1/5

Mandatory Athlete/Parent Winter Sports Meeting:                                       Monday, Nov 29 @ SDA Stadium. 3:15 Athletes. 6PM Parents. Sign-in sheet.

Team Photos: Jan (date TBD) @ Moonlight Beach

Senior Night: 1st week Feb (date TBD) @ Alga Norte

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


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


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


Team Parent Melissa Barbano

Please reach out to us with any questions!

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. If you are a student please include an email address for your parent(s) in the message.

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