Water polo: quite possibly the world’s hardest sport

Hotchkiss senior Angela Tang stared down her Choate opponent before passing the ball to a teammate during their match on Wednesday, April 27. Photo by Kara Wilbeck

LAKEVILLE — Few sports require as much endurance as water polo. For the match, athletes are not allowed to touch the floor of the pool at any time. They must tread water or swim and can only rest during timeouts.

The Hotchkiss School girls water polo season is now at its halfway point. The team has yet to chalk up a win, but coach Laura Barrosse-Antle is optimistic.

“We’re a really young team with a lot of talent,” she said. The team is made up predominantly of freshmen and sophomores, and, “We’re going to be looking at a lot more improvement as they get more game experience.”

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