The Social Science department at Wesleyan influences students in various ways, including in the classroom or through extra-curricular activities. Every social science teacher shared their sweet or sour moments while teaching.
The Wesleyan Wet Wolves competed in the State Swim and Dive Meet at Georgia Tech Feb. 8 and 9. The boys team placed fourth and the girls finished third.
“My general goal as a coach is for the swimmers to reach our full potential, we did that,” said Head Coach Kevin Kadzis. This state team was the smallest team in years, but they did not fail to come out of the two day meet with medals around their necks. “Certain things do not change in a season, but the unique mix of people make each season different and memorable,” said Kadzis.
The Wet Wolves started their season with a splash, in the beginning of November. Since then, the swim team has been doing dry lands, taking laps in the pool and eating pounds of pasta, which are just a few of the things that make swim season “the most wonderful time of the year.”
The water polo team, consisting of various grades in the high school, has made a run for their money. According to Georgia High School Association, the Wesleyan water polo team holds a losing record this season, but junior Harrison Dearth said, “We are undefeated because every match we have lost counts as a scrimmage in hopes to improve the next time around.
Knowing the history of water polo motivates the players to take this sport seriously and view the importance of it. The first ever game took place in Scotland and from then on it was often played in Great Britain and soon expanded further. The difference between Americanized water polo and the more dated version is that the Americanized water polo allows for rougher play. The rules are more flexible with physical contact more so than the older version. It is important for the players to know the past of the sport they play so they know how to progress and work hard.
Amid the other fall sports, water polo has returned for their 2017 season. Winning one of their matches already, the team promises an exciting season. With a great track record for success, senior Grant Beaty predicted that they are “headed to the state championship.” The team has earned high praise in their past for their notable track record.
Starting off their season with one win out of their first six matches is highly impressive for a team that, due to time and venue restrictions, is only capable of limited practice. Senior Grant Beaty said they have games two to three times a week and practice “two to three times a year.” Coach Kevin Kadzis mentioned what the course of the season will entail and talked about what makes water polo the increasingly popular sport it is. There is a lot of buzz surrounding the distinguished team this season. “We have a pretty challenging schedule given the nature of club sport,” said Kadzis, “But I’m most interested in how we improve as individuals and how we improve to play together as a team.”