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Big Red Sports Network Profile: Andrew Lenkowski ‘22

Alex Xia ‘23 

Big Red Sports Network Reporter Alex Xia ‘23 recently sat down with Andrew Lenkowski '22 to find out what it’s like to be captain of Lawrenceville’s 2021 boys’ water polo team.  

Alex Xia: How long have you been playing?

Andrew Lenkowski: I've been playing wapo since freshman year, and started with a  swimming background, so I had a head start compared to most of the other kids, but I still had a long learning curve.

AX: Are there any short term goals that you would like to see yourself or the team accomplish?

AL: The biggest thing with the team this year is learning how to play together, it's been two years since our last season, and {we have] a lot of new people, so learning good coordination is the biggest task right now.

AX: What do you believe are your biggest strengths?

AL: Personally, swimming has been a big help to me, and I am decently tall and stout, which definitely helps me.

AX: What are you doing to improve as a player?

AL: I am just training hard and just working hard during practice. I am also working on my swimming.

AX: What challenges are the team facing right now?

AL: We don’t have a set, which is the person in the center, and is a very important part of offensive plays, so we just put whomever can play that position there

AX: What is the team doing to improve?

AL: We are just trying to learn from feedback from our coach, because we don't have much time in the pool.

AX: Who is your role model in this sport?

AL: Misha [Klochkov], [Director of Lawrenceville’s Water Polo Program], is my role model. He is very passionate about the sport, and cares a lot about the team. He has been completely imperative in my improvement in this sport.

The first home match for the boys will be October 1, 4 p.m., vs. Penn Charter School.

For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.