It seems like Rein joined us just a couple weeks ago! Time flies and Rein has attracted the attention of AquaTex coaches with his willingness to compete, learn, and take part in practice… often! Plus, he’s done well in translating his competitive nature (it shows he’s a lacrosse player!) in to tactical skill. For that and much more he’s our June 2023 Player of the Month. Congratulations, Rein!
Player of the Month
Another of our relative newcomers, but one who’s made his mark in a very short period. He’s one of our most competitive young players who advanced to our 14u team after just a few months. He now heads to California for Junior Olympics where he’ll be a key contributor at a young age.
It seems like only weeks ago when he joined AquaTex, and now he’s showing off his newfound skills as a center at JOs Quals and elsewhere. He’s definitely attracted the attention of our great coaches, who nominated him for this award.
Plus – check out that game face!
Well done, Elliot!
He’s been with the club for just a few months but has already made his mark. Coaches have selected Colton Nealis as our April 2023 Player of the Month.
Both hard work and showing up (his attendance is among our highest) have clearly paid off as Colton has quickly become one of the biggest scoring threats on our 14u team. We’re very excited to have seen such progress in a short time and look forward to a bright future.
His is one of the great stories in our (short) history. In 2o22 Vitalik left his family and his town in Ukraine to live in Austin with his cousin, Maria, Coach Alon’s partner. He got tossed in to the deep end of American culture, enrolling at McCallum HS in Austin with limited experience speaking English and none living in Texas.
Another thing in which he lacked experience: water polo. So it’s been a delight to see how quickly he has picked up the game in his relatively short period of time here in Central Texas. He’s a great addition to our club both as an athlete and a teammate.
вітаю тебе Віталіку!
Some call him Matheo, some Rudy-Matheo; we call him Rudy! And he’s our February 2023 Player of the Month.
Coaches have been watching this young man improve, get faster, work harder, and help lead his team. He’s been a regular performer at practice and in games and is coming on strong both athletically and as a leader. Look for him to be a center for this program for years to come.
No one has put in the work that Cash has since joining us a short time ago. One of the most eager to train, including attending extra practices, he’s shown huge improvement in his limited time with the team. Plus he’s one of very few who were selected to play on an ODP Southwest Zone roster at the recent Super Regionals. We’re super proud and excited to have him as a young leader on AquaTex.
Since joining us just a few month ago no one has been better at attendance – and it shows!
Darby is one of our most improved and attentive players and a key member of our girls’ training group. AquaTex coaches have selected her as the club’s player of the month.
One of our first ever Novice Waterpolo athletes, Ilay has made some serious progress in an very short time. A team leader in attendance, an eager learner and competitor, and one who doesn’t shy away from training with much older athletes, he’s earned the attention of all of AquaTex’s coaches, who have selected him as the club’s October Player of the Month.
Congratulations, Ilay! Keep up the hard work.
A quick and eager learner since joining AquaTex just a short time ago. Chase has an enviable attendance record, is assertive in the pool, and already something of a leader for his team. He works so hard he even injured his thumb swimming (and they say water polo is dangerous). We’ll see him again in two weeks time.
For that and more, Chase is our September 2022 Player of the Month. Congratulations!
Adlee Colegrove is AquaTex coaches’ choice for June Player of the Month.
Since joining the club he’s been among the leaders in attendance, even during these busy summer months. That effort has paid off as coaches have observed him quickly improving and trying hard to master skills he learned at the LAST practice. He’s also one of the most eager to help with setting up and breaking down the course during practice (a VERY underrated trait!). And he’s attended nearly every tournament we’ve played in since he joined and will be a key member of our 16u boys team at Junior Olympics in a couple weeks time.
For that and more, Adlee is our June 2022 Player of the Month. Congratulations!