| Conroe, TX
May 16 & 17, 2008
Day $275, Overnight $395
|BOYS & GIRLS
The Conroe ISD Natatorium is one of the premier aquatic facilities in the entire state of Texas. Completed less than one year ago, this state-of-the-art pool is a "50 meter stretch" which is actually 60 meters long by 25 yards wide. With movable bulkheads, brand new equipment and amenities, this is the ideal spot for Elite Polo to host a camp in 2009.
Elite Camp Staff
HEAD COACH, LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY
1996 & 2000 US OLYMPIC TEAM MEMBER
3-TIME NCAA CHAMPION
2-TIME NCAA ALL-AMERICAN
2007 MPSF CO-COACH OF THE YEAR
Gavin Arroyo, a two-time member of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Water Polo team (1996, 2000) recently completed his second year at the helm of Long Beach State. Hired in the spring of 2006 to take over the Long Beach State men's water polo program, he has already started to leave his mark as a premier coach at the Division I level.
Arroyo led Long Beach to a 17-15 mark in 2007 as the 49ers finished the season ranked No. 9 in country. In addition, four Long Beach State players were named to All-MPSF teams and three to All-American. For his efforts, Gavin was honored as 2007 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Men's Water Polo co-Coach of the Year.
Before coming to Long Beach, Arroyo served as an assistant coach (2005) for the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team, planning training schedules, aiding in game preparation, organizing fund-raising events and being responsible for fundamentals, tactic implementation and conditioning. He has also served as the head coach for the Olympic Club of San Francisco men’s team (2004-05) for two years.
A 1994 graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Science, Arroyo competed on the U.S. men’s team at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. He was a first team All-American at Cal in 1993 and was a part of three NCAA Championship squads in Berkeley (1990, 1991, 1992). Arroyo competed on the U.S. National Team for eight years (1993-2000) helping lead the U.S. squad to numerous championships. The U.S. men’s team won the World Championships in 1994 and 1998, the 1997 FINA Cup and the 1995 and 1999 Pan American Games championships. He competed for seven years overseas playing professional water polo in Greece and Spain with five different clubs (Vouliagmeni, Glyfada, CN Barcelona, Olympiakos and CN Barceloneta). He was a member of the 1998 Greek League championship team and was runner-up in 1997 and 1998 at the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
HEAD COACH, UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, 2003-2008
HEAD COACH, HARTWICK COLLEGE, 2001-2003
ASST. COACH, US NATIONAL JR. TEAM, 1996-1999
Mike Maroney completed his fifth season as the head coach of the Pacific men's water polo team in the fall of 2007. Over his eight seasons as a Division I collegiate coach, he has led his teams to an overall record of 133-117, including record of 19-14 in 2006.
Since 2001 Maroney has coached 15 All-Americans and 21 all-conference student athletes. In 2006 the Tigers finished the season ranked No. 7 in the final CWPA Top-20 Poll. 2007's squad also finished the season in fifth place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF).
Before starting his trek back to Pacific, Maroney started Hartwick College's women's water polo program in Oneona, New York. He spent the 1999-2000 academic year laying the foundation for a successful opening season in 2001. That year he led the Hawks to a 20-14 record, which included a victory at the CWPA Northern Championships. Maroney was honored with Northern Division Coach of the Year honors. In the spring of 2003, he guided Hartwick to a 23-10 record with a final ranking of 18th in the national poll. The Hawks won the CWPA Northern Division Championship and also finished second at the ECAC Tournament.
Among his other coaching achievements, Maroney was an assistant coach for the National Junior Water Polo Team from 1996-99. He also served as the Southwest head zone coach for the men's and women's junior teams and was Northeast head zone coach for the women's senior team.
Maroney hails from Bayview, TX and is a 1993 graduate of Pacific. While attending Pacific, he was an All Big West Conference swimmer and serving as team captain of the water polo team, he also garnered All Big West honors.