Hotchkiss Water Polo’s success will come from a culture of hard work, dedication, and camaraderie cultivating mature and accomplished student athletes and a unified, collaborative team.
Our players must be committed and passionate leaders who seek excellence in each of their endeavors, academically, athletically, and personally. They set the example for others through their character, sportsmanship, and ownership of actions.
Hixon Pool is a water polo facility. A ten-lane, multi-purpose pool, it is one of the only true deep, deep water polo facilities in New England.
It boasts exceptional deck space and lighting, as well as a large, attractive grandstand for spectators. We are continually selected to host the Liquid Four tournament, which the pool and the program capably handle with grace.
Head Coach Kurt Hinck Phone: 860-435-3287 Send email
Coach Hinck has been involved with the Hotchkiss water polo program and community for more than 15 years. He first joined the team as a player in 2003, learning the game under coach Tom Donley, and enjoying the success of two consecutive Liquid Fours in his upper mid and senior years. After graduating from Hotchkiss in 2008, he became a member of the Gettysburg College club team from 2008-2012. He earned his B.A. in Environmental Studies from Gettysburg College. After Gettysburg he was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps, spending four years as an engineer officer and as an instructor for water survival. He returned to the Hotchkiss community to coach the team in the fall of 2018.
Assistant Coach Carita Gardiner Phone: 860-435-4406 Send email
Henry Blackford '06 -- Williams
Kurt Hinck '08 -- Gettysburg
Miles Radcliffe-Trenner '08 -- St. Andrew's
Nick Tropin '08 -- Dartmouth
Tom Youngblood ‘09 -- Hamilton College
Christian Sherrill ‘09 -- Dartmouth
Julian Happy '12 -- Navy
Alex Eckstein '13 -- Harvard
Frankie Brown '14 -- Wesleyan
Daniel Burford '15 -- George Washington
Winslow Radcliffe-Trenner '15 -- Georgetown
William White '16 -- Indiana
Egor Cherenkov '17 -- Cornell