boys water polo · PLAYER INTERVIEW: NOLAN RAPP


How long have you been playing water polo?

I’ve been playing water polo since I was 7 so I think 9 years now.

 

How long have you been playing water polo at La Serna?

3 years.

 

Do you play any other sports?

I am on the La Serna swim team.

 

Do you play water polo for a club?

I play water polo for foothill water polo club.

 

What other activities are you involved with at school?

I am in ASB and various other activities at La Serna.

 

How is your relationship with your coach?

I respect coach Pringle more than most people in my entire life.

 

What do you enjoy most about the sport?

It’s my escape whenever I need to clear my head I’ll be playing polo to figure out my problems. 

 

What is the most challenging part of the sport?

Conditioning so you can be in peak shape to play.

 

What position do you play?

I play every position besides goalie.

 

What is practice typically like?

Practice is usually conditioning with some game scenario drills.

 

What is your favorite memory within water polo so far?

I have too many memories of polo.

 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I usually just swim a couple laps and talk with my teammates about the game and what we should do.

 

Have you ever gotten hurt playing water polo?

I’ve been hurt several times none of them serious enough to keep me out of the pool for more than a day.

 

Where are you planning to go to college?

I’m looking at several colleges at the moment.

 

Do you plan on playing water polo in college?

Yes.