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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

UF Women's Water Polo

Game Day 🏈🏈🏈

Lake Mary alum Angela Vazquez (L) & Daniela Duarte

w/Emily Dolce (Flanagan)

w/Mariana Lombello (Mourning)

Water Polo Femenino



BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — 2014 Yale University graduate and current University of California-Irvine graduate student Gianna Fote put her intercollegiate water polo playing experience to good use by finishing the 2018 Nautica Malibu Triathlon in a on Saturday, September 15, in a time of 1:41.39 to place 77th overall and first in the 25-29 female age group.
Fote completed the classic course by swimming a half mile (12:30), biking 17 miles (54:32) and running four miles (30:33) over the classic distance course to hit the finish in under two hours and place 1st in the women’s 25-29 bracket. 
A six-time Women’s Collegiate Club All-Conference selection and four-time All-America pick, she was twice named a New England Division First Team selection (2011, 2012) prior to garnering All-North Atlantic First Team and Most Valuable Player honors in both 2013 and 2014 at Yale. In addition, she earned All-America honors in 2012 (Honorable Mention), 2013 (Third Team) and 2014 (Third Team).
Following her graduation from Yale in 2014, she advanced to the UC-Irvine where she earned 2015 (Second Team) and 2017 (First Team) All-Southwest Division accolades to accompany 2017 All-America Honorable Mention recognition.
A 2014 graduate of Yale with a Bachelor of Science in Intensive Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, she matriculated to the UC-Irvine Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) where she studies the role of autophagy in neurodegenerative disease pathogenesis.

Predrag Sloboda Leaves Croatian Water Polo Association

Predrag Sloboda decided he will no longer be the president of the Croatian Water Polo Association. The former leader of one of the most popular sports in Croatia has resigned on his duties, and on October 8th he has convened an extraordinary HVS Assembly Menu where Croatia’s water polo will get a new leader.
Before the departure, Sloboda wrote a letter to the water polo community.
“Dear members of the Board of Governors and the Assembly of HVS,
I hereby inform you that after a long period of reflection and consultation with the majority of the Alliance leaders, I decided to depart from the position of the President of the HVS and to convene an Extraordinary Election Assembly that will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018, in Zagreb.
After a full 8 years in the position of the president of the HVS, and in view of the need to strengthen logistics and the organization of the Association, and considering the highest level of success and results, it is time to give this honorable position to someone else who will, with new energy and enthusiasm, continue this golden plow with which we have gone so far.
There is only one right way for Croatian water polo: success, medals, and results.
Personally, my desire was to devote more attention to the segment I was most active in, namely, international relations, ie cooperation with European and world water polo organizations, LEN and FINA, which became an almost everyday obligation.
Since we are expecting the World Championships the next summer, where we will defend the title of the best in the world, and a year later the European Championships and the Olympic Games (and we all hope the European Championship in Split in 2022), the new president and I want the best of luck to our team.
Sincerely, Predrag Sloboda”
To recall, during Sloboda’s mandate on the top of the Croatian Water Polo Association, which began immediately after the European Championship title in Zagreb in the fall of 2010, the real achievements of Croatia water polo begun – the gold at the Olympic Games in London 2012 and the World Championships in Budapest 2017.
There was also the gold in the World Cup in Almaty 2012, at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin in 2013 and at the Europa Cup in Rijeka 2018. At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Croatia won the silver and there were three medals on the other World Championships (bronze in Shanghai 2011 and Barcelona 2013, and the silver in Kazan 2015).
It’s worth mentioning that there are many more achievements under Sloboda’s mandate. And all of that makes him one of the most awarded men in the Croatian Water Polo Association.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Alex Torres Has A Request...

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Commander In Chief - Jacksonville Water Polo Club