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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —  Harvard University men’s water polo will add three student-athletes to its roster next season with all trio hailing from California.

“I am very excited for this incoming class,” noted head coach Ted Minnis.

“The class is made up of 3 young men that come from top programs in the country and will make an immediate impact in the water and in the Harvard community. They have all been leaders on their teams and I expect they will do the same here at HMWP.”

The Crimson finished last season second during the Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) regular season. Winning 17 straight games heading into the playoffs, the Crimson ultimately fell to Princeton University by an 8-5 score in the NWPC Championship game in the program’s first trip to the final since 2019.

For more information on the class of 2028 see below: 

Tyler Hogan 

Four-year member of varsity Water Polo (Sacred Heart Prep)… Varsity Basketball (Sacred Heart Prep)…Three-year member of varsity swimming (Sacred Heart Prep)….WCAL Second Team 2022…. WCAL First team and MVP 2023… CCS Third team 2022…. NorCal First Team and MVP 2023…First Team All-American 2024…AP scholar with honors 2023…3x Academic All-American… Student Gov Class President 2022 and 2023…. Red Cross Club VP, Founded Bigfoot Shoes….DYF fundraiser Co-Founder… Senior Legacy Scholarship Award… Athlete of Distinction Award.

From Minnis: “Tyler is a defender who is very long and has good speed. He uses his length to contain centers and speed to stay in front of them, making it difficult for perimeter players to get the ball to them. Tyler is also a threat on offense and is able to post up and be a scoring threat on the offensive side of the pool. Tyler will be a great addition to our family.” 

Lukas Peabody

Four-year member of varsity water polo (The Bishop’s School)…. Three-year member of varsity swim (The Bishop’s School)…2023 Bishop’s Men’s Varsity Water Polo Captain …Played for San Diego Shores (2014-2024)… 2021 All-Western League second team and All-CIF second team…2022 All-Western League first team, All-CIF first team, and fifth team California Hawaii All-American… 2023 Western League Player of the Year, CIF Player of the Year, First Team California Hawaii All-American… 2 Time CIF Champion (2020, 2022)… U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Candidate…The Bishop’s School’s High School Sports Association Award winner.

From Minnis: “Lukas is a very versatile attacker who can play on either side of the pool. He has great vision and a high water polo IQ which allows him to make great decisions either by making a great pass to set up a teammate or by taking a good shot. Lukas has had success at every level he has played at, and I am very excited to watch him grow in our program.” 

Dean Stauser

Four-Year Varsity Water Polo Starter for Harvard Westlake…Nine year member of Los Angeles Premier Club… USA National Team Member (2021-2023)… USA Youth Future Team Member (2022-23)… CIF Southern Selection… 2023 Captain of Harvard Westlake… 2023 Mission League First Team…. 2023 CIF Southern Selection First Team,… 2023 Boys’ California-Hawaii All America First Team… 2022 CIF Southern Selection Third Team.

From Minnis: “Dean is a left-handed attacker who has great vision and a great shot. He can play both inside and outside and will add a layer to our team that I am very excited about. Dean comes from a program where he has been a part of great success and has worked his way through the ODP pipeline as well. Dean is very dynamic and will bring more depth to the right- side of the pool.” 

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