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Senior Polo Power

The Falcon men’s water polo seniors put the team on their back. Water polo — 45 minutes of intensity and competition. It’s a tough sport to play. Luckily the Falcons have skilled seniors to lead the way. “I hope to have a great senior year and make it to sections” shares senior Max Crimmins (’15). […]

The Falcon men’s water polo seniors put the team on their back.

Water polo — 45 minutes of intensity and competition. It’s a tough sport to play. Luckily the Falcons have skilled seniors to lead the way.

“I hope to have a great senior year and make it to sections” shares senior Max Crimmins (’15).

Max started his sophomore year and has been dedicated to the team ever since. He has brought his charisma and spirit to the team. His fellow Falcons agree he has been a fun addition to the team.

The plan for success starts with the players, especially Kyle Smith (’15).

“Our goalie, Kyle — he puts the team on his back,” Max says.

Coach Adam Donovan agrees with Max that Kyle plays a major role on the team. He relies on the senior to keep the team grounded in tough matches.

“He’s a rock in there,” Coach Donovan explained, “Nothing phases him. It doesn’t matter how big the game is or whatever the situation he’s ready for the challenge”.

Kyle has been a key part of Christian Brothers Water Polo since his freshman year. As goalie and team captain, he agrees that he puts the team on his back, but he is grateful for his talented teammates.

“Max has a really good pump fake,” Kyle elaborates. “He’s just a really great person to have on the team.”

Kyle also expressed his ambitions for the season.

“I hope that we make it to playoffs and possibly to state” says the co-captain.

Fortunately, Kyle has co-captain Edwin Ballesteros (’15) to help lead the team.

“[Edwin] can make everyone smile,” he comments. “He’s a really good role model on the team.”

Edwin, who has also stuck with the team since freshman year, has similar hopes for the 2014 season.

“Making sections, going to state, winning state” Edwin explains, too excited to make a complete sentence.

Another team role model is newcomer Matt Franzoia (’15), though being a newbie doesn’t stop him. Matt has quickly learned the game and his teammates are glad to have him.

Together the seniors makes their coach proud.

“They play hard everyday and practice hard everyday,” Coach Donovan says..

United, the seniors can help lead our Falcons in a season filled with victories and fun.

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