Coach Scott Slay became the first coach in Texas high school water polo history to lead three different schools to a championship. His Foster High School girls defeated North Texas rivals Southlake Carroll 8-7 in the championship match at the TISCA High School Water Polo Texas State Championships on Saturday in Austin.
St. Mark’s spoiled a nearly perfect evening for Foster by defeating its boys in a dramatic 7-5 overtime win. The title is St. Mark’s fifth in the last six years.
Maddie Jacks and Michael Colmenares, both Foster athletes, earned Player of the Year awards. The two seniors have committed to continue their water polo careers at Austin College beginning this fall.
Slay swept Coach of the Year honors on Saturday, making him the all time state leader with seven such awards. His Foster High School team joins Tomball and Baytown Sterling as state champions under his leadership. Foster fielded its first team in 2014.
Over a dozen collegiate coaches from across the country attended games this weekend, the most ever for a Texas high school championship.
The 2020 championship tournament will be held at the Cy-Fair ISD Natatorium in Houston.
Last updated May 6, 2019