This past weekend, February 28th and March 1st, the capital city of Richmond hosted the annual Virginia Water Polo State Championship. The State Tournament was a two-day event that consisted of the prelims on Saturday and the semi-finals and finals on Sunday. The eight teams were a mix of college and master teams from all over the state. After four rounds of great games, NOVA, the defending champions, and Arlington, the challenger, set the stage for an outstanding championship game. At the end of the first quarter, the game was tied 2-2. At half time, NOVA was up by two goals (7-5). After the half, the defining camps started to pull away after Arlington was unable to capitalize on some much needed chances. By the end of the third, the score was 9-6. By the end of the game, NOVA showed once again why they are the defending champs, winning by the final score 14-8. Six players and a goalie were recognized by their peers and selected to the all tournament state team; their names are as follows: from NOVA, Sean Lane, Nick Archambault, and Drew Schneider; from Arlington, Boris Cicmil and Guy Helman; from Richmond, Brandon Dewey and NOVA Goalie, George Naughton completed the all tournament team. It was a fun weekend with a lot of great games, and in the end, NOVA was once again crowned State Champions.