Water polo winnersDoug Conway
Trinity’s red-hot reputation in water polo has been further enhanced by a swag of notable achievements.
Three students have helped NSW to a national schools title, with one being named player of the tournament, another is about to compete on the world stage, and yet another has won a coveted US college scholarship.
Three Year 11 students – Lucas Y (11We), Harper S (11St) and Liam R (11La) – were part of the winning NSWCIS team at the Australian Schools Water Polo Championships in Noosa.
They triumphed over Queensland in a nail-biting finish, winning a penalty shoot-out 15-14 after scores were tied 10-10 at full time.
Lucas was also named captain of the team, and MVP (most valuable player) of the tournament.
Lucas is Trinity’s longest-serving first team player, having been a fixture in the side since the end of Year 7.
His family had a double reason for celebration after his older brother Kai (Class of 2020) was awarded a scholarship to San Jose State University in California’s Silicon Valley.
Kai, captain of the firsts team in 2020, has started a degree in business finance and will represent the San Jose Spartans in Division 1 of America’s NCAA water polo competition.
Since completing the IB Diploma at Trinity, Kai has been playing centre forward for the Sydney University National League Team in the Australian Water Polo League.
Meanwhile, current school water polo captain Tom R (12Ke) has arrived in Belgrade to compete with the Australian youth team at the world championships.
His trip will include a training camp with the Montenegro and Serbian national youth teams.