Girls’ water polo strives to learn during season

September 9, 2013 — by Aditya Chaudhry

After ending a successful season last year as co-league champions with Harker in the El Camino League, the girls' water polo team has been bumped up to the more difficult De Anza League.

After ending a successful season last year as co-league champions with Harker in the El Camino League, the girls' water polo team has been bumped up to the more difficult De Anza League.

Even with phenomenal playing last year, the team expects to struggle through this current season.

According to coach Rafael Alapont, the team is “not expected to win any games since we moved up [to the De Anza League].”

However, the team views this challenge in a positive light. “I feel that if as a team we persevere through practices and games, we will be able to improve and have a season full of learning, ” junior Mackenzie Rosenthal said.

To help improve its game, the team has modified its workouts to model international pool rules for water polo.

“The focus is a big change as the girls realize that this year is a big deal,” Rosenthal said.