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Multiple Teams · PLAYER INTERVIEW: ZACHARY JENKINS


As a senior did you learn anything from your past experience?

I learned that time goes by really fast. I also learned how to better manage my time and be more efficient.

How do you feel about playing your last high school season and what are you most excited for?

I am excited to be playing my last year but also sad because it’s my last high school season. I am most excited to graduate and move on to college.

What was the best  advice you’ve ever been given?

To always do your  best and to endure to the end.

What was your biggest accomplishment last season?

Making 2nd Team All Team-CIF for D3 and Co-MVP for League. 

What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to mange the challenge?

My biggest challenge is my ear injury I’ve been dealing with for the past two years. I’ve been taking medicine and any necessary precautions when playing water polo to keep it from being further injured. 

What would be your ultimate achievement?

It would be getting my Eagle Scout at the age of 13.

How do you set your goals?

I think of what I need/want to accomplish, then I set reasonable deadlines and work towards it step by step.

What coaches, teachers, or any other special people have been great influences in your life and how you choose to play? 

My parents encourage me to do my best. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? 

I hope to be attending the Air Force Academy and playing water polo there.

What is your greatest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is not pushing myself to my limit. To overcome this, I continue to push myself and to go past my limit.

What are your expectations for this season?

I expect our team to do our best and to win League and also CIF.

How long have you been playing? 

I have been playing for about 6 years.

Are you looking to play during college and if so do you have your eyes set for a certain team? 

Yes, the Air Force Academy Water Polo team. 

Would you ever coach yourself?

Yes, it is a option for me in the future.

How much time per week do you put into practicing?

I put in about 14 hours into practicing every week.