LCHS Boys need to buy their team polo shirt by Tue. Jul. 25 at (click on My Team Shop, access code is spartan1LW)


June 5-23: HS weight room open M-F 1 pm
Club practice T, W, Th 6-7:30 pm
June 26-July 22: HS practice M-F 6-8 am (athletic clearance required)
Club practice M-F 4:30-6 pm
Club games Thu. evenings in the South Pasadena summer league
July 23-Aug. 6: time for family vacations


first practice is Mon. Aug. 7 (athletic clearance required)
buy team polo shirt during summer at (click on My Team Shop, access code is spartan1LW)
boys water polo class is 6th period
will be in Div. 3
game schedule is on the HS Boys tab of this website
Varsity players should avoid taking the SAT on Oct. 7
playoffs start and end a week earlier than the past

Tue. July 11, 2017

Dear LCWP Families,

     It is never easy to write emails such as these because it is extremely difficult to know where to begin.
     As of Monday afternoon I have accepted a position as a Division 1 assistant coach for the United States Air Force Academy. This was not an easy decision to make but after spending much time discussing it with my family, this is a life-changing opportunity that cannot be passed up.
     It was not an easy decision to leave La Canada High School, I have come to view this place as a home and all of the athletes as my family.
     I have truly enjoyed my time here at La Canada High School as the Head Coach of the Boys program. I think that during my time here with the program the boys have taken the necessary steps in changing a once-tainted culture into something to be extremely proud of. The boys have learned that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard and that what they put into anything they do in life the outcome will be the same.
     In order to make sure that the La Canada High School Boys Water Polo team has a successful season I will still be coaching up until our break on July 21st as there is still much work to do in order to compete at the CIF Division 3 level. I am also in the process of reaching out to coaches that might be interested in the job here so that we can get a new coach on deck as soon as possible.
     I have truly appreciated all of the love and support from everyone in the program during my time here. I have learned a lot from your incredible boys and I hope they have learned something from me that they can take with them wherever their life journey may lead.
     Please know that I will always be available to all my athletes for any advice for they may need about polo, school, and life.

With strong affection,

Joshua G. Rodriguez


Registration is open for summer quarter, Jun. 1 to Aug 31. Click here to register. The cost is $250.

Valley Sun story on realignment:

[W]ater polo underwent big and sweeping changes.

Division I and II were combined into a 27-team pool that will include a basketball-style “watch list” in which the top 10 teams will be ranked. At the end of the season, teams ranked in the top eight will comprise the Division I postseason, while the next 19 squads will be moved in Division II.

Pacific League champion Hoover is right on the bubble as it’s ranked No. 9 after a season in which it finished 22-6 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section II playoffs.

On the flip side, Pacific League third-place finisher Crescenta Valley is returning to Division IV after spending last season in Division II with the Tornadoes.

“This kind of balances us back from last year’s move,” Crescenta Valley coach Jan Sakonju said. “I think another year in Division II would have been a disaster for us as we’re really a program in transition.”

The last time the Falcons participated in Division IV two seasons ago, they reached the CIF Southern Section Championship game.

Pacific League runner-up Burroughs captured a CIF Southern Section Division V title last season, only the second CIF title in any sport in school history. Due to their success, the Indians took the elevator up to Division III.

Joining Burroughs in Division III is Rio Hondo League champion La Cañada, which was last in Division III two years prior. The Spartans missed the playoffs entirely for the first time this century in 2015, only to rebound in 2016 and finish with a 20-9 record while falling to Burroughs in the Division V semifinals. The move came as a shock to Spartans coach Josh Rodriguez. “The double bump is surprising, but I know we had a really competitive schedule last year and we did well,” Rodriguez said. “I told my kids that the level of competition is going to be really high and they have a lot of work in front on them." “I guess we could look at it as a positive since the CIF recognized the hard work we put in and is moving us up.”

Three-time defending Prep League champion Flintridge Prep may have an opportunity to advance past the second round of the playoffs this season as the Rebels were dropped to Division V from Division IV.

St. Francis, which started its program last season, is now eligible for the Division VI playoffs. Glendale and Burbank moved up to Division VI from Division VII last season.


Josh Rodriguez
2016-present: head coach La Canada Water Polo Club
2015-present: head coach LCHS boys water polo team, asst. coach LCHS girls water polo team
2013-15: asst. coach Rose Bowl Water Polo Club
2014-15: asst. coach Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's water polo team
Mercyhurst Univ. '13 (Erie, PA): 2 yrs water polo team
Citrus College '10: 1st team Western State Conference
South Pasadena HS '08: 2nd team Rio Hondo League, 3rd team CIF Div. 3

Ryan Rodriguez
2016-present: asst. coach La Canada Water Polo Club
South Pasadena HS '15: 1st team Rio Hondo League


For Club games, players wear 1) a Club swimsuit imprinted with "LCWP," and 2) a white team polo shirt personalized with the player's last name.

For LCHS games, players wear 1) a LCHS swimsuit imprinted with "LC," 2) a team polo shirt, and 3) team shorts. Note that CIF rules prohibit wearing a club suit in a high school game.

Boys HS Suit                      Boys LCWP Club Suit                 Girls Suit- all seasons

LCWP Foundation President
Derek Borisoff

Head Coach
Josh Rodriguez
(626) 476-7248

Asst. Coach
Ryan Rodriguez

HS Boys Coordinator
Lori Moody (Haxton)

HS Girls Coordinator

Age Group Coordinator

Shelley Buck

Soo Kim Choi
4920 Rupert Lane, LCF 91011

Apparel & Merchandise
Lori Moody (Haxton)

Snack Shack
Lori Moody (Haxton)

Website Manager
David Haxton

William Lee

LCHS Athletics Website

All LCWP players must be members of USA Water Polo (see link on Registration page.

Financial Aid

Any family whose child is unable to play due to club tuition costs may apply directly to me for a need-based scholarship.

Derek Borisoff
President, LCWP Foundation

March 1, 2013

To all LCWP players:

You are loved.
You are valued.
You are respected.
Do not ever take an action that would harm yourself or your family.
You always have coaches and friends to talk to.

~ Coach B