Monday, June 20, 2011

Guest Coach Ivan Rackov available for private lessons

Message from Coach Steve and the Northwood Water Polo Club:

The club is very happy to have a very special guest coach this week at
Northwood WPC. Ivan Rackov, a member of the Cal Bears water polo
program and the 2011 Cutino Award winner will be coaching all week
with Coach Jure. This is an unbelievable opportunity to be coached by
the best collegiate water polo player in the USA. If you're
interested in some individual instruction with Ivan, please contact
Coach Jure to schedule them.

Here is a quick bio on Ivan taken from

Ivan Rackov of UC Berkley and Annika Dries of Stanford are the 2011
winners of the Peter J. Cutino Award. For those unaware, the Peter J.
Cutino award is considered the Heisman Trophy of college water polo.
It is awarded to the best player in the collegiate game. Seven
different male players have taken home the Cutino (Tony Azevado won
four times), while 12 different females have won the award (Cami Craig
is the only female to claim the award twice).

Rackov is only the second Golden Bear to win Cutino award. The native
from Belgrade, Serbia, who was named the 2010 Player of the Year by
the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches, led the MPSF with 79
goals while adding 82 assists and 70 steals on the season. He also
guided the Bears to the NCAA Championship game before losing a
heartbreaker in overtime 12-10 to USC.

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