Also a standout goalie on the soccer crew, the 6’three” Beckwith helped lead the Wolfpack to a Class 3A 0.33-place end final fall.
Closing out his high school profession, Beckwith returned to the water polo group this yr after taking his junior season off to recognition on football.
Beckwith completed with five saves on March 23 at St. Ignatius misplaced a hard-fought 7-6 fit towards Jones College Prep within the St. Ignatius Maroon and Gold Tournament on the University of Illinois-Chicago Natatorium.
“I’ve loved water polo on account that I first commenced playing,” Beckwith said. “I didn’t need to provide it up. It’s my senior yr, and I knew I needed to go for it. I went thru preseason running with the group. It’s been amusing. I’m glad to be again.”
A protecting presence on the football field in purpose, Beckwith has taken a while to transition again to water polo, which even though just like soccer has an awesome distinction.
“The water’s difficult manifestly,” Beckwith said with amusing. “In soccer, it’s getting up in the air, pushing off the ground, doing all the ones cool things. It’s not too specific, even though. It’s gambling angles and the same mentality.”
St. Ignatius has persisted a tough start to the year with several critical gamers inside and out of the lineup.
However, with the whole line-up anticipated again this week, senior Moises Lopez is confident the Wolfpack can flip things around.
“We’re suffering a bit, but with everybody returned we’ll work on conversation and get again within the saddle,” Lopez stated. “We’ll be OK.”
Lopez completed with three dreams towards Jones. Senior Anthony Severino (2 goals), Beckwith (purpose), Luke Christy (help) and Sebastian Caniglia (assist) all chipped in.
The crew’s leading returning scorer off closing 12 months’ kingdom-qualifying group, Lopez consistently draws double- and triple-group defenses from opponents.
“Whenever that occurs, I try to bypass it lower back out,” Lopez said. “I trust that my teammates will make the proper shot when they’re open. There’s were given to be one open player. I trust them that they’ll execute.”
Lopez’s score of the Caniglia skip put St. Ignatius up 5-4 early within the 0.33. Jones spoke back with three directly desires over the subsequent three minutes to go up 7-5 with 5:19 left within the fourth.
Lopez scored late on a Christy bypass to attract inside a goal. After Jones milked the shot clock in the very last minute, Lopez’s high-arcing shot turned into tipped out of bounds via the Jones goalie as time expired.
Leading the offense, Lopez scored two times off pretty again-handers.
“It’s a shot that I’ve been operating on since I turned into 10,” Lopez said. “It comes now, but it’s numerous exercise, so I’m ready to apply it in the sport.”
With the regular season nearing its midpoint, St. Ignatius Coach Luis Martinez stated the Wolfpack gets returned to its proper shape.
“With children out, the splendor of that is I’m constructing a bench. Younger guys are gambling heavy mins,” Martinez stated. “It’s some frustration, but we’re close. We’ll begin clicking and notice the real St. Ignatius water polo team.”