HEADLINES & UPCOMING EVENTS
- March 22, 2017 - In their First Year of Action, Titans ML Women's Team advances to Final Tournament!
This is the first year the Titans have entered a senior women’s team in the National Championship League hosted by Water Polo Canada. A mishmash group of women comprised of former and current Titans, Carleton University alumni (one alumni from McMaster University) and one Senior National Team Athlete. Zoltan Csepregi, former Titan and former National Team athlete has graciously accepted the role of Head Coach.
This group of women have grown up either, playing against each other or as teammates. The first game of the season was challenging as it had been a couple of years since most of them had been in the water. Sadly enough it did not end in a Titans victory.
Following a weekend in Montreal (January 27-29), the women came home with a 1-4 record. Defeating Hammer 18-9, solid defensive blocking came from Caitlin Dean. Celia McClellan adding two beautiful cross net/top corner goals didn’t hurt. Alicia Morewood added one goal in the third and continued to play quality defense. Saturday, the Mavericks defeated the Titans 10-8. Quality goaltending and strong defense was not enough this time. To end the weekend, add 2 losses against CAMO (21-5 and 15-2). The ladies had fun none the less.
The women’s team travelled to Toronto for a 4 game weekend (February 17-19th). Winning their first game against the Mavericks (9-7) set the tone for the weekend. Sarah McIlveen, only arriving mid-2nd quarter managed to put away 4 goals that game. Rachel Baxter added 4 and Michelle Caron (SNT athlete) added one. Goaltender Cassandra Thompson wasn’t letting much past her. She dominated in nets. From there, the Titans women continued to dominate besting Hammer 10-5. Again, Cassandra played an exceptional game in the net. Goal scorers Lea Catana and Jaime Bowen both adding one goal each, Sarah put in 3 and Rachel added 5 to the score. Those victories were however short lived. The women met CAMO once again, losing 23-2. With Rachel Baxter adding one goal to the score and Chanesa Ryan adding the other. Sunday morning, the women faced off against the Toronto Golden Jets, final score 12-6 in favour of the Jets. Titans coach and former goaltender Rachel Stein certainly displayed quality defense and the team reaped the benefits of a former goalies blocking skills. Sarah added the first goal, Michelle, Rachel and Chanesa behind her. Rachelle Aldrich put one away in the third and finish off the goals for the Titans. Unfortunately with all effort put forward the women did not walk away victorious.
The team was set to play their final game of the season on March 18th however the other team has forfeited leaving the Titans with a 5-0 W. With 12 points the women advance to finals being held in Markham March 31-April 2.
- February 26th, 2017 - Another Titans Cup for the Record Books!
- January 29thy, 2017 - Titans register 300th athlete of the season!
After 4 ½ years of sustained recruitment efforts and innovation, the Titans have just reached a very significant membership milestone. Earlier in the month, we just registered our 300th athlete! This officially makes the Titans the largest water polo club in Ontario. In fact, approximately one third of Ontario’s water polo athletes are Titans. We could not have achieved this without all our members’ help, so congratulations and thank you to everyone, and let’s continue the hard recruitment work to reach the next milestone (400 anyone?). Nathan Breadner, an I Love Water Polo athlete, was “lucky number 300” and was awarded prizes to celebrate the milestone. Welcome aboard Nathan.
- January 10th, 2017 - Bogdan Djerkovic is Ottawa Sports Awards winner!
"On behalf of the 2016 Ottawa Sports Awards Bogdan Djerkovic was named the winner for the sport of Water Polo! As an individual sport winner, he will be recognized and called up on stage at the 64th Annual Ottawa Sports Awards Dinner on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Algonquin College. The mayor, our sponsors, and many of your community sports organizations, volunteers and athletes will be in the audience." (Ottawa Sports Awards)
Here are some of the Titanesque accomplishments that helped Bogdan win the award:
- Invited to play on the Canadian U19, U18 teams and Team Ontario
- Played for Team Ontario in John Hale Tournament in Los Angeles, CA in July capturing first place and the tournament's Most Valuable Player title
- Played for U18 Canadian National Team in World Championship in Podgorica in Montenegro achieving best performance among players on Canada's team playing in center forward position
- National Championship League: Won bronze medal in Eastern Canadian Conference
As a member of the Ottawa Titans U16 Boys team:
- Scored 97 Goals
- Member of All Star Team U16 Eastern Conference
As a member of the Ottawa Titans Team U19 Men's team
- Scored 73 goals
- All Star Team U19 Eastern Conference
Combined :170 most goals scored in NCL
- Titans Swim and Play Winter Fun Meet - Feb 4th @ 6pm
Coach Antonio, our Swim and Play Director, would like to invite all his Swim and Play athletes and coaches to join him at his Winter Fun Meet at the Pinecrest Pool on February 4th at 6pm. See the document below for more information. Come join your friends for an evening of fun!
- January 13-15th, 2017 - U16 Boys NCL games in Gatineau
Another great opportunity to see our Titans in action. Our U16 Boys will be playing National Championship League games in Gatineau next weekend, and you are all invited to come watch this great water polo and cheer our boys on!
Friday January 13th
12:00pm vs CAMO
9:20pm vs Mavericks Red
Saturday January 14th
10:40am vs Mavericks Black
8:00pm vs Montreal Machine
Sunday January 15th
9:20am vs KW Inferno
- Titans are U12 Provincial Champions!
Congratulations to our U12 Titans team which captured GOLD in convincing fashion at the 2016 Ontario U12 Provincial Championship!
This past weekend (May 28-29th) the Ottawa Titans were able to send a team to the U12 Championship in Waterloo, Ontario. The team was a mix of experienced U14 veterans and some newer players who recently joined the Academy Program. The Titans drew the KW Inferno Black, the Hamilton Waterpolo Club, and the Mavericks Red in their pool. They were able to secure solid victories versus Hamilton and the Mavericks and were able to pull out a nail-biter against KW in their head to head match-up to ensure a first place finish. Their crossover game against the veteran Mavericks Black team was another close affair with the Titans ultimately winning 8-4 setting up a rematch with KW Black in the Gold Medal game. KW put up a valiant effort but the Titans were ultimately able to pull away thanks to superb defense and goalkeeping and clinched the Gold with a 9-2 victory!
Adding to their jubilation over the win was the naming of Andrej Gavric as the weekend's Male MVP. Congratulations to Andrej and all his teammates: Tomas, Jackson, Daniel, Liam, George, Alex, Maria, Saari, Eva and of course Coach Blake who was sent for a swim by his players after the award ceremony! (they soon followed him in).
Congratulations to all our athletes (and their proud parents)!
The Ottawa Titans Water Polo Association is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving the Ottawa community since 1984, offering recreational and competitive water polo opportunities to players from 5 to 55+ years old. We are one of the largest and most successful water polo clubs in Canada. In the past five years, the Titans have ranked among the top 5 water polo clubs in the country and have produced a number of athletes who proudly represent Canada at the international level. This tremendous success at the competitive level can only be sustained thanks to one of the most comprehensive set of recreational water polo programs in the country. The Titans are THE place to be for any water polo enthusiast.