Home : Boys Waterpolo : History
 

History

Over the last 13 years:

Year

Wins

Losses

Pct.

2011-2012
5 27 .161
2010-2011 17 15 .531

2009-2010

27

9

.750

2008-2009

25

8

.758

2007-2008

23

9

.719

2006-2007

18

13

.581

2005-2006

27

8

.771

2004-2005

23

10

.696

2003-2004

18

14

.563

2002-2003

16

12

.571

2001-2002

18

12

.600

2000-2001

22

8

.733

1999-2000

16

14

.533

1998-1999

25

5

.833

1997-1998

24

6

.800

Total

304

170

..641


2011 History

5/1/11

MUSTANGS FINISH REGULAR SEASON 16-14!

The Mustangs finished out their regular season at 16-14 with an 8th place showing at the Stevenson Invite.  In a tournament featuring the: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19 ranked teams in the state, the Mustangs played tough in beating the host Patriots (13-9), but losing to #19 New Trier (15-14), #13 Oak Park (9-8) and #3 Naperville Central(15-5) to end the season.  For the tournament, the Mustangs were led by Sean Falconer (13 goals), Connor Black (9 goals), Will Davidson (7 goals), Frank Lukacs (6 goals), Jeff Anderson (3 goals), and Adam Turkula (2 goals).

The Mustangs are next in action Thursday, May 12th as they take on the Stevenson Patriots as they begin their defense of their Sectional title.

4/22/11

FENWICK QUAD SCHEDULE

The tournament schedule for this weekend's Fenwick Quad can be found here.

MUSTANGS BEAT VERNON HILLS 15-3!

The Mustangs looking to continue the momentum they earned with their victory over Libertyville, travelled to Vernon Hills to close out their conference schedule with hopes of another victory.  The Mustangs did just that in taming the Cougars 15-3. Jeff Anderson continued his torrid offense in leading the Mustangs with 4 goals.  Frank Lukacs and Sean Falconer also chipped in 3 goals a piece to give the Mustangs a 1-2-3 punch. AJ Caughey was perhaps the player of the game in doing all of the little "glue" things in a 2 assist, 5 steal,1 ejection drawn game that found him near the top of the "Play Hard" chart for the game. 

The Mustangs are next in action this Saturday as they travel to Fenwick to take on the #1 ranked hosts, #2 ranked Naperville Central, and #12 ranked Oak Park.


4/19/11

MUSTANGS CLINCH CONFERENCE TITLE AS THEY BEAT LIBERTYVILLE 9-8!

The Mustangs clinched the conference title for the 4th straight year and moved to 12-9 for the season as they beat Libertyville 9-8.  In a post-season type atmosphere, the gritty Mustangs clawed out a victory behind tough defense and opportune scoring.  The much improved Libertyville squad came in to the game confident, and the Mustangs had to battle for every scoring chance they got.  The back and forth game featured five ties as neither team backed down.  The Mustangs sputtering offense showed some signs of life in shooting 35% and their stifling defense held the Wildcats to 18 shots for the game. Jeff Anderson and Frank Lukacs led the offensive game for the Mustangs with 3 goals each, but player of the game went to Sean Falconer who only scored 1 goal, but had 5 steals and 5 ejections drawn.

4/17/11

MUSTANGS FINISH 3RD AT NAPERVILLE CENTRAL INVITE AND FALL TO 11-9 FOR THE SEASON!

The Mustangs finished 3rd at the Naperville Central Invite this past weekend after falling to the hosts (11-7) and Naperville North (7-6).  The Mustangs also beat Glenbrook North (17-7) and Buffalo Grove (10-7).  In direct contrast to last year's fourth place state team, the Mustangs have made hard nosed defense their calling card.  Led by improving goalie Jakub Sierzputowski, the Mustangs have only allowed opponents and average of 8 goals a game over the last 7 games.  Unfortunately, in direct contrast to last year offensive output, they are averaging under 10 goals a game on offense and shooting only 35% keeping every game close.

The Mustangs continued that pattern this past weekend.  Opening up against Glenbrook North, the Mustangs came alive and had 9 players score in a overly physical game on both ends. The Mustangs then faced fellow sectional complex team Buffalo Grove in bracket play which had implications for Sectional Seeding.  Buffalo Grove's style of play kept the Mustangs on edge as Bison player Ian Rodriguez scored 6 of the 7 BG goals with a variety of shots.  The Mustangs shooting in the game was a harbinger for Saturday as they continually missed shots from point blank range.  Once again though it was their stifling defense that helped them close out the Bison.

With the two victories, the Mustangs moved into the first place bracket with games against Naperville North and Central to determine places 1 through 3.  The Mustangs, with their 9th different starting lineup of the year, and umpteenth rotation of players to account for various absences, faced a tough Naperville North team.  The Mustangs fell behind early as their offensive woes continued missing their first 13 shots, but their defense kept the game close and has been the script too many times this year, closed the game to one goal before North had to play keep away and run the clock out to stop the Mustangs charge. After the frustrating loss, the Mustangs had to get ready to face a big and physical Naperville Central team, ranked 2nd in state.  The Redhawks jumped on the Mustangs early, using their size, speed, and physicality to intimidate the Mustangs.  The reeling Mustangs fought back as has been the story throughout the season and managed to get opportune scores from Jason Rehor and Jeff Anderson to staunch the bleeding. Ultimately, the Redhawks were too much for the shorthanded Mustangs as they cruised to the 11-7 victory and defended their title.

The Mustangs are next in action against conference rival Libertyville in what could be for the conference championship.
 

4/2/11

MUSTANGS FALL TO #6 HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR12-9!

The Mustangs traveled to #6 state ranked Homewood-Flossmoor Saturday morning in another high level matchup to help prepare them for the post-season. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, the long trip didn't end on a happy note as the Mustangs dropped their 5th game of the year to fall to 7-5.  The Mustangs jumped on the hosts in the first period and led 5-3 at the buzzer.  The Vikings then showed why they are the 6th ranked team in the state, roaring out of the gates in the second going on a 7-2 run to lead at the half 10-7.  From there, both defenses stiffened as it became increasingly harder to get a shot and ultimately the three goal defecit was too much to make up for the Mustangs. The next three games are crucial for the Mustangs as they face potential sectional opponents: Lake Forest, Wheeling and Palatine.

3/27/11

MUSTANGS FINISH 3-2 IN THE SCHAUMBURG CLASSIC!

In what could only be termed as a disappointment, the Mustangs finished 3-2 in the Schaumburg Midwest Classic.  The Mustangs faced stiff competition as they took on the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 10th ranked teams in Missouri.  Ultimately, the Mustangs defeated Parkway North (5th) 12-5, Lindbergh (6th) 10-4, and Laffayete (10th) 15-3, while falling to St. Louis University High (1st) 11-5 and Parkway West (4th) 7-6.  In the SLUH game, their tight press and transition game got to the Mustangs as they took  a 2-1 lead after the first and expanded it to 7-2, and coasted from there.  Against Parkway West, the Mustangs once again played stellar defense, but their inability to shoot and finish opportunities ultimately cost them the game. The Mustangs shot 21% (6 for 28) while still holding Parkway West to 14 shots.

For the tournament, Connor Black and Quinn Larsen led the way offensively with 13 and 10 goals respectively. Defensively, the Mustangs were led by Connor Black and Will Davidson who had 19 and 15 steals respectively. 
 

MUSTANGS TAKE DOWN RIVAL STEVENSON TO OPEN UP CONFERENCE ACTION!

The Mustangs opened up Conference play by defeating rival Stevenson 9-4.  The Mustangs were up 7-2 at the half before the Patriots tightened their defense up to even out the scoring 2-2 in the second half.  The Mustangs continued to shoot themselves in the foot by not taking advantage of scoring opportunities and finished the game shooting 9-29.  In perhaps their strongest defensive showing to date, the Mustangs limited the Patriots to 8  shots for the game.  The Mustangs are next in action playing 5 Missouri teams in the Schaumburg Classic.

MUSTANGS DEFEAT HOFFMAN!

The Mustangs defeated Hoffman Estates 18-5 in non-conference action.  The Mustangs opened a 6-1 lead in the first quarter and never looked back to improve to 3-2.  Seven Mustangs scored with Frank Lukacs (5 goals) leading the way.  The other scorers were: Connor Black (4), Will Davidson (3), Adam Turkula (3), and Sean Falconer, Quinn Larsen, and Max Goin each with 1.


3/14/11

HOFFMAN ESTATES THIS FRIDAY 3/18!

Schedule change.  The Hoffman Estates game will not be on May 5, but this Friday.  The Varsity will play at 5:00, followed by the JV.
 

SCHAUMBURG TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE!

The tournament schedule can be found here.  Please make note, on Saturday we will be playing at Schaumburg and at Conant High School.

 

MUSTANGS OPEN THE SEASON 2-2!

The Mustangs knew it would be hard to replace the three seniors that they lost from their 4th place state team last year, but looked forward to continued success coming into the 2011 campaign with 13 of 16 returning varsity players.  Keeping that in mind, the Mustangs started the season off in a high powered Palatine Tourney where 4 of the 9 teams were Elite 8 qualifiers from last year with 4 others being Sectional Finalists. 

The Mustangs opened up with a rematch from last years 3rd place triple overtime state game St. Ignatius.  Unfortunately for the Mustangs there would be no repeat overtime game as the Wolfpack opened up a 5-0 lead and never looked back winning 11-6.  The next game, the Mustangs took on another Elite 8 qualifer McHenry and once again spotted them a 4-0 lead before storming back but still falling short in a 7-5 loss.  Next up was Loyola another rematch from the Mustangs Elite 8 game from last year.  The Ramblers looked to have it locked up with a 2 goal lead with 3 minutes left but the Mustangs finished strong and won 9-8 to gt their first victory of the season.  The last game for the Mustangs was New Trier and finally the Mustangs played solid defense throughout and led start to finish for a 10-7 win.  Jakub Sierzputowski starting in the goal for the Mustangs had a stellar tournament with key saves and key passes throughout the 4 games.

Leading Scorers for the Mustangs were:

Will Davidson -9 goals
Frank Lukacs -6 goals
Sean Falconer -6 goals
Adam Turkula -4goals
AJ Caughey -2 goals
Nick Mandas -1 goal
Quinn Larsen-1 goal
Matt Marcotte -1 goal



5/24/10

MUSTANGS PLACE 4TH IN STATE!

5/16/10

SECTIONAL CHAMP MUSTANGS ADVANCE TO THE ELITE 8!

The Mustangs ended a 3 year drought and returned to the Elite 8 in dramatic fashion in beating arch-rival Stevenson 12-11.  Will Davidson drilled the go ahead goal with 1.86 seconds left to send the Mustangs and Mustang faithful into a frenzy.  Stevenson, not to be outdone, called a quick timeout and set up a play for their best scorer.  Goalie David Dickinson made the save on the shot as time expired and sent the Mustangs to Lincolnshire this Thursday for a quarterfinal match against Loyola Academy.

In a back and forth game that was characterized by one big play after another, neither team gave an inch as Stevenson jumped out to an early 3-1 lead before the Mustangs stormed back and took the 1st quarter 5-3.  The second quarter the Mustangs traded goals with the Patriots and the half ended 8-6.  The Patriots owned the 3rd period with their physica style of play and at the end of the 3rd it was deadlocked at 9-9.  From there no one could seize the game until the final seconds where the Mustangs ended up winning. 

With the victory, the Mustangs moved to 26-7 for the season and moved up to #5 in the State rankings.

4/26/10
 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE FOR THE STEVENSON CLASSIC

The tournament schedule for this weekend can be found here:

Stevenson Classic


4/26/10

MUSTANGS GO 0-3 OVER THE WEEKEND AT THE FENWICK QUAD!

The Mustangs knew going into the Fenwick quad on Saturday it would be tough competition and even though exiting with an 0-3 record realized that they can play with the top teams in the state.  Immediately entering the venue, the large crowd and physical play showed the Mustangs that this was a post-season type atmosphere.  The Mustangs opened up with #2 Naperville Central and once again had no answer for Naperville's counterattack and feel behind early before ultimately falling 17-6.  While it was an ominous sign for the two upcoming games against #5 Fenwick and #1 Oak Park, the Mustangs regrouped and played perhaps their finest water polo of the season in falling to both teams 10-5 and 10-7.  Against Fenwick, the teams traded goals the first period and Fenwick went on a mini-run to take a 6-4 halftime lead.  From there, the Frirs owned the 3rd quarter as the Mustangs reapeatedly turned the ball over with bad passing to lead to easy Fenwick goals.  The Mustangs tightened up their bad passing in the 4th but could only manage a little offense a little to late.  Against Oak Park, the Mustangs matched Oak Park's physical play in the first quarter and a half and went up 3-1 before watching Oak Park run off 6 unanswered goals in the next period and a half.  The Mustangs continually found the shots they wanted but couldn't place them in the cage and watched them all bar out. The Mustangs made a mini-run at the end, but it was not enough as they fell for the 3rd time that day.

4/23/10
 

MUSTANGS MOVE TO 18-1 AND STAY UNDEFEATED IN CONFERENCE PLAY AFTER DEFEATING LAKE FOREST 16-5!

The Mustangs defeated Lake Forest Thhursday night in conference action.  The Mustangs knew the importance of playing well at Lake Forest as they took on the #2 seed in their Sectional. The Mustangs jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the first quarter and controlled the style of play the rest of the way to move to 18-1. 

4/21/10

MUSTANGS PUSH THEIR RECORD TO 17-1 AFTER DEFEATING LIBERTYVILLE!

The Mustangs remained undefeated in Conference play after defeating Libertyville 19-4 yesterday at home. The Mustangs started out the game fast by going up 3-0 on the Wildcats in the first :50 seconds of play. From there, the Mustangs continued to roll going up 9-0 at the end of the 1st period and cruising the rest of the way.  The Mustangs newfound commitment on the defensive end paid off as they stifled the Willdcat offense and forced 22 turnovers.

The Mustangs take on Lake-Forest in Conference play Thursday before facing their stiffest challenge yet in the Fenwick Quad on Saturday which pits them against #1 Oak Park (13-1), #2 Naperville Central (16-1), and #4 Fenwick (14-2) in what Fenwick coach Dave Perry said will be "a character builder for all the teams there".


4/18/10

MUSTANGS FALL FOR THE FIRST TIME BUT STILL TAKE 2nd AT NAPERVILLE AND PUSH THEIR RECORD TO 16-1!


The Mustangs came into Napeville Central's "Best of the West" Invite with a sterling record of 13-0.  Friday night they pushed that record to 15-0 after beating Buffalo Grove 18-10 and Naperville North 17-11.  In both games they were in control early leading BG 10-2 at the half and Naperville North 10-4 at the half as well. The two victories setup a Saturday morning tilt with state top ranked Naperville Central.  Unfortunately for the Mustangs, Naperville Central was too much as they swam the Mustangs right out of the pool. The game started out with Naperville seizing control early in the 1st quarter with the Mustangs finally settling down and fighting back in the 2nd.  The second half though was one to forget for the Mustangs as unforced errors led to transition goals for the Redhawks and they stretched the lead. Ultimately, the Redhawks won 18-6.  The positive note for the Mustangs is that they get to atone for their showing and matchup with the Redhawks again next weekend in the Fenwick Quad. The Mustangs finished the tourney on a high note though in defeating #17 ranked Glenbrook South 18-5.  In the game, the Mustangs finally played the team defense that they showed in spurts throughout the season and it showed in shutting the potent Glenbrook South offense down.  David Dickinson had his best game of the season in the cage for the Mustangs with 8 saves, 6 steals, and 3 assists including blocking a penalty shot.

The Mustangs have a busy week as they take on Conference foes Libertyville at home Tuesday, Lake Forest -Thursday, and then travel to Fenwick on Saturday for their toughest test yet where they face: #1 Naperville Central, #2 Oak Park, and #5 Fenwick in a Saturday afternoon quad


4/11/10

MUSTANGS SPEND SATURDAY AFTEROON HELPING OUT!

The Mustangs have had every Saturday booked so far during the season  with Varsity tournaments.  Usually leaving by 8:00am and returning sometime after 6:00pm, there has not been too much off time.  So what does the Varsity team do on their first free Saturday with no competition and a beautiful day?  They spend their afternoon volunteering at the Wauconda food pantry.  The Mustangs spent their afternoon sorting food, cleaning shelves, checking expired food and any other job that needed to be done. 

After this weekend, the Mustangs resume a grueling competition schedule playing the top ranked teams in the state.

4/11/10

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES FOR THE NAPERVILLE CENTRAL INVITE, 
FENWICK QUAD AND JV CONFERENCE.

The tournament schedules for the next two weekends can be found here:

Naperville Central Invite

Fenwick Quad

JV Conference


4/4/10

MUSTANGS ESCAPE #10 HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR AND MOVE TO 13-0!

The #7 state ranked Mustangs escaped Homewood-Flossmoor with a 14-12 victory in Saturday non-conference action.  As been the case so far, the Mustangs jumped on the Vikings and went up 4-1 at the end of the first period, to see the led evaporate as they relaxed defensively.  The next three periods of play saw the Vikings tighten their defense considerably, but the Mustangs still managed to control the game, getting opportune goals to end Viking rallies.  Twice the Vikings tied the score to give them hope, before the Mustangs would answer right away with a goal of their own.  Will Davidson, Pat Falconer, and Frank Lukacs each had multiple goals for the Mustangs, and in the 4th period period, the Mustangs finally played the defense that has carried them all season to outscore the Vikings 4-2 and come away with another quality win.



3/30/10

MUSTANGS DEFEAT #1 RANKED TEAM IN MISSOURI IN OVERTIME AND MOVE TO 12-0!

The Mustangs continued to build on their impressive season by defeating DeSmet High School yesterday 16-14 in 2OT.  The Mustangs roared out of the gate 6-0 through one and half periods of play before DeSmet regrouped and came charging back to pull within one goal at the half.  From there , it turned into a seesaw battle as the lead went back and forth.  DeSmet looked to seal the win by going up two goals late in the fourth before the Mustangs got a quick goal and Frank Lukacs  tied the game with 11 seconds left.  Mundelein seized control in the second overtime and ran out the clock to stay undefeated and notch another signature win for their resume.



3/28/10

MUSTANGS SCHAUMBURG MIDWEST CLASSIC CHAMPIONS AND MOVE
TO 11-0!

The Mustangs went 5-0 over the weekend to claim the Schaumburg Midwest Classic Title.  In a unique format, the Mustangs went 3-0 in their bracket including a win over  #2 Missouri state ranked St. Louis University High (SLUH), beat the 2nd place team in the other bracket Schaumburg 8-7 3 OT, and then had to take on SLUH again for the title.

Co-Tournament MVP's Pat Falconer and Will Davidson led the way offensively and defensively through the tourney, but the Mustangs went 5-0 with the solid team defense that kept all of the teams under 16 shots on goal each game.  The Mustangs defeated SLUH twice, Schaumburg, York, and Conant in the tournament.

The Mustangs next take on #1 Missouri ranked DeSmet, Monday at MHS at 5:30pm.

3/26/10

MUSTANGS DEFEAT STEVENSON 14-4 FOR THEIR FIRST CONFERENCE WIN!

The Mustangs defeated arch-rival Stevenson last night 14-4 to move to 6-0 and 1-0 in the Conference. The Mustangs went up 5-3 at the half and then broke open the game in the 3rd period with a 6-0 run to enter the 4th period with a 11-3 advantage. The Mustangs limited to Patriots to 16 shots on goal with David Dickinson leading the way with 5 steals from the goal.  Will Davidson (4 steal), Pat Falconer (4), Sean Falconer (3), and Adam Turkula (3) also helped in the sterling defensive effort.  Offensively, Will Davidson led the way with 5 goals, Sean Falconer scored 3 goals and Pat Falconer (1), Jeff Anderson (1), Frank Lukacs (1), Adam Turkula (2), and Nick Mandas (1) helped with the offensive effort.

3/22/10

SCHAUMBURG TOURNEY SCHEDULE

You can find the tournament schedules for this weekend's tournament by clicking on the following link.

Schaumburg Midwest Classic Schedule

 

3/20/10

MUSTANGS DEFEAT PALATINE 12-10 TO PUSH THEIR RECORD TO 5-0!

The Mustangs defeated Palatine 12-10 in non-conference action Friday night.  In a tight game throughout, the Mustangs went on a quick 2-0 run early in the 4th quarter to take control of the game. The Mustangs were led by Pat Falconer (5 goals), Will Davidson (4 goals), Frank Lukacs (2 goals), and Nick Mandas (1 goal).

The Mustangs next take on arch-rival Stevenson Thursday to open up their Conference schedule, before starting a tough stretch of 7 games in 1 week which includes the top two ranked teams in Missouri as well as two top twenty teams in Illinois.
 


3/14/10


MUSTANGS OPEN 2010 SEASON 4-0 AND TAKE THE STAGG TOURNEY CHAMPIONSHIP!
 

The Mustangs opened the 2010 Season on a strong note by winning the Stagg Charger Challenge Championship.  The Mustangs went 4-0 as they defeated St. Charles North 14-6, Riverside-Brookfield 15-8, Stagg 15-6, and New Trier 11-6. The Mustangs played their trademark strong defensive press and had a balanced offensive attack to help earn the Championship.

The Mustangs next take on Palatine this Friday in Non-Conference play.



3/10/10

STAGG TOURNEY AND ST. PATRICK F/S TOURNEY SCHEDULES 

You can find the tournament schedules for this weekend's tournaments by clicking on the following links.  Each schedule also has the the bus times as well as the appropriate travel dress for the tournament.

Stagg Charger Classic

St. Patrick Frosh/Soph Tourney


 
© 2009 Mundelein High School District 120. All Rights Reserved|1350 W. Hawley Street, Mundelein, IL 60060|Phone: 847-949-2200|Fax: 847-949-4756