Estancia High boys' water polo coach John Carpenter has seen plenty in his 32 years on the job.
He admits that the years, the teams can start to run together sometimes.
But not this year. Not this team.
Carpenter said the 2010 Eagles are the best team he's had in at least 20 years. That much he can be sure of as his squad returns all seven starters from last year.
"I don't think that's ever happened at Estancia," Carpenter said. "We were pretty good last year, and we had no seniors."
This year, the Eagles are stacked with them. Charlie Umansky and Preston Schow are the top goal-scorers, but don't overlook Matt Thome and Asher Twardowsky, or juniors Derek Andrews or Brody Henscheid. Stats from last year are unavailable, but all players can score, which Carpenter said is another rarity in his years at Estancia.
Senior goalie Conner Graham anchors the defense.