On July 9, the CCCAA Board announced the move of Fall athletics to Spring 2021. For a complete listing of sport offerings and start dates, please visit the CCCAA website. Current and potential De Anza student-athletes should contact their respective head coach for more information..


About the Program

The Women's Water Polo Team is one of the youngest programs in De Anza Athletics. De Anza College has a solid history of athletic success, and the women's water polo team is seeking to establish the Dons as a strong competitor in the Coast Conference. The aquatic facility is one of the best in the state, making De Anza College a premier spot to play water polo.

Program Mission

The Student-Athlete is the core of the De Anza Water Polo program. The priority of the student-athlete is to be a student first and an athlete second, and to strive to put in 100% into each area. We promote academic and athletic excellence through goal setting and individual meetings with our athletes. The program emphasizes both life skills and athletic skills, to encourage each student-athlete to strive for success in every area. Our student-athletes will play the game of water polo at the highest level and are given the tools to complete their academic goals, whether it is to complete an AA degree, a vocational certification, or to transfer to a 4 year university.

Program Philosophy

At De Anza College, we promote the TEAM concept (Together Everyone Achieves More). Water Polo is a team sport, with every athlete working together to be a force in the water. Each athlete has the opportunity to develop her water polo skills as a part of the team. Every possession is an opportunity, whether on offense or defense. We will always put an emphasis on defense, and strive to create scoring opportunities through solid defensive plays. De Anza Water Polo is about finesse, creativity, and having fun in the water.

A Word From Coach Altman

"Playing water polo at De Anza College is your opportunity to become the best you can be. I have coached and/or played water polo at the NCAA Division I, II, III and National Team levels and I want to help you develop your water polo skills so that you can reach your goals as a student-athlete. Come and play!"

Head Coach

Danielle Altman

Danielle M. Altman
Head Aquatics Coach



PE 41L/Pool

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