It was January of Freshman year and Andrew was in a swimming class for gym. He came home one day and said he was approached by Coach John. He was asked to try out for water polo. We were excited for him. This was a new sport and sounded like a great opportunity. Andrew mentioned he was doing tennis with the golf team. We talked to him about going to a couple of open swims to try it out. He agreed and the rest is history. He instantly loved it. So much so that he continued water polo through the summer even going as far as trying out for the Junior Olympics and making it onto the JV team. That summer he headed out to Indiana for qualifiers and then to California. He had what we can say the best experience ever. He came home ready to go back the next year with more strength and knowledge of the game. His Sophomore year he continued to train throughout the winter, stopped drinking pop and coffee, and eating healthier, and regularly worked out above and beyond all the hockey and driving range he was doing. By the time water polo came around Andrew was in phenomenal shape. We are so grateful he got to play 1 game. This game showed his teammates and coaches the power he had. He dominated the game with 8 goals and 3 assists. You could see the excitement on his face when he got out of the pool. It was a proud moment for all of us and we will never forget it. It just goes to show how hard work, drive, and passion can take you so much farther than one could imagine.
Andrew with Coach John in California for the Junior Olympics.
Andrew in Spring 2019 #7 (expand screen to see it bigger)
Andrews March 2020 game. 8 Goals 3 assists-Penalty shot here. Sorry for the screen flips but you can still see it!
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