• Water Polo - Boys Varsity

Teams & Schedules

Date Opponent Title Time Result
Graduating Year
  • 2024 - 2025
    Head Coach: Luis Martinez

    IHSA State Runner-Up

    IHSA State Finalist
    2010 3rd Place, 2013 4th Place, 2015 4th Place, 2016 4th Place

    IHSA Elite 8
    2007, 2009, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019

    IHSA Sectional Champions
    2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

    Metro Catholic Aquatics Conference Champions

    Welcome to Wolfpack Boys Water Polo! Since our varsity beginnings in 2002, the boys water polo team has grown from a small startup program to one of the top teams in the state of Illinois. Our goal is to help student-athletes not only reach their water polo potential, but also reach their potential as Ignatians. Players grow in terms of work ethic, dedication, and teamwork - all while having a lot of fun along the way.

    We offer two levels of play (Varsity and JV), and we play in one of the toughest conferences in the state, the Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference, which is home to all seven IHSA boys water polo state championship teams. Our thirty-game schedule offers student-athletes plenty of experience and opportunities to hone their water polo skills. The majority of our student-athletes actually join the Pack with little to no previous playing experience, but are able to make up that deficit quickly with enthusiasm and willingness to learn the sport.

    Luis Martinez has been coaching water polo at Saint Ignatius College Prep since 2002 – first as the assistant coach, then as head coach since 2012. Coach Martinez is a proud member of the Saint Ignatius Class of 1999. He played water polo at the University of Illinois. Many of his Student-Athletes have been recognized on all-conference, all-sectional and all-state teams, with several going on to play water polo collegiately. Beyond the Wolfpack, Coach Martinez is also one of the coaches for the Chicago Park District Water Polo Club.

    Team Motto: Starts with “I”...Ends with “US!”

Team Coaches

Saint Ignatius College Prep

Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership.