Wins have been hard to come by for the Riverside-Brookfield boys water polo team during the past few seasons. Last year, the Bulldogs only won 4-of-25 games and have already dropped their first six games during their current campaign.

Third-year head coach Peter Murphy remains optimistic, and has no doubt this group of players will make some headway this season.

“This is the strongest set of players I’ve seen as the RB coach,” Murphy said. “Our goals this season will be to increase our number of wins as well as team building.”

Senior captains David Kidwell and Daniel Somers along with fellow seniors Jon Moron, Ray Antos and Victor Mezera and junior Tim Somers are the team’s most experienced players. According to Murphy, sophomore Paul Sitkiewicz has the potential to be a dominant presence in the pool due to his size and strength.

“Our style of play is speed and defense,” Murphy said. “Our key point of improvement for this season will be offense and overall endurance.”

Competing as an independent, the Bulldogs take on a challenging dual meet schedule along with hosting its invitational on April 20.

“We’re excited to be hosting several home games highlighted by our invitational,” Murphy said. “We encourage all supporters to come out and watch at least one game this year.”