REDONDO HIGH SCHOOL
Redondo Beach, CA
height: 5'7" weight: 140
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Center Forward, Center Defender, Driver
Trojan Water Polo Club stats are not included in the above stats, which also includes J.O.'s from 2012 (Trojan 18's Platinum- 9th place... Trojan 16's Platinum- 11th), from 2013 (Trojan 18's Gold- 9th).
Varsity Water Polo Starter as freshman, sophomore, and junior in set, driver and point positions. Second leading athlete for goals on Redondo HS team '12-'13.
Teams & Coach Information
As the freshman and sophomore class president of RUHS, I coordinated numerous philanthropic charities in the community through which our efforts have raised thousands of dollars in cash and donated supplies (clothes and blankets) for abused children (Richstone Foundation) and single mothers. I coordinated the RUHS Red Cross blood drive that was credited in saving over 100 lives. It is critical for me to help others who are not as fortunate: it helps build my character and it reinforces my organizational skills. For my freshman and sophomore year, I volunteered as an assistant coach for the 10 and under Trojan water polo team under Peter Janov (this team took 4th at J.O.'s in gold division). Also a freshman, I was a volunteer assistant coach on the 10 U ASA Leprechaun Zombie softball team that took the Beach Cities Cup. Academically, I tutored my peers in geometry through the California Junior Scholastic Federation as a freshman. When I volunteer my athletic and leadership skills in coaching and tutoring others in academics I have mastered, I am meeting the needs of my community and passing on the gift of knowledge, and I know that I have been one small part of the formula of success for them.
Off the field as the freshman and sophomore class president, I was tasked with guiding my peers in their academics and aiding in the creation of a bullying free environment while working closely with the administration of RUHS. This task also included my job as an RUHS Safe School Ambassador that resulted during my freshman and sophomore years in preventing several students from getting involved with drugs and assisted with 5 students in situations that were related to bullying off the field and in athletic events. In the water, I am a returning varsity water polo and softball athlete as a sophomore, and last year's 4th leading WP scoring player and leader on both teams. Even as a freshman with club experience, my varsity water polo coach, Mitch Yamamoto, and my varsity softball coach, Jennifer Desert, had high expectations for me to solidify the varsity RUHS team as a unit physically and mentally. As an athlete in the water, on the deck, or on the field, I set the example with hard work, and spending time working on my skills while assisting my varsity team mates in mastering their skills. I achieved these tasks with inclusiveness, directed goals, encouragement, praise, hard work and a positive attitude.
As a student athlete, my goals of the classroom and my goals in the pool are equal in the importance with respect to my future success. A healthy athletic performance not only means maintaining a well planned diet and work out regimen, but it also means that I have planned out my studies to maximize my academic scores while being at every practice and giving 100%. A healthy athletic performance not only means avoiding all harmful substances including, but not limited to, alcohol, marijuana, steroids, and other illegal drugs, but it also means achieving team goals by following my coach's directions both in and out of the pool and on and off the field.