Monthly Awards

Athlete of the Month - October 2011 Elaine Resso - Modesto-Stanislaus Water Polo Club

I would like to nominate my daughter, Elaine Resso, for player of the month.

Here is some background information on Elaine: She graduated this past spring from Modesto High School with a weighted GPA of 4.09, earning her International Baccalaureate Program diploma in the process. Elaine has swum competitively since she was seven years old for Pirate Aquatics in Modesto, California. She began playing water polo in the summer of 2007 at age fourteen for Modesto-Stanislaus Water Polo club team. That fall, she began playing water polo for Modesto High School. In her sophomore year (2008), Elaine began playing on the varsity squad and made significant contributions to Modesto High's Modesto Metro Conference championship season. In 2009, Elaine received several awards for her water polo abilities: Modesto High Coach's Award, MVP for the Sierra Shootout tournament, and Second Team MMC All-Conference. As a senior in 2010, Elaine was the captain of Modesto High's varsity team, MVP of the Sierra Shootout Tournament, MVP for Modesto High, and First Team MMC All-Conference. Elaine was intensely committed to her sport throughout her high school career while excelling at her rigorous academic workload.

Elaine continues to play for the Modesto-Stanislaus Water Polo club team. She is a utility player and plays wherever she is needed in the pool. She realizes that teamwork and communication are the keys to success in water polo. It is her positive attitude and understanding of the game that make her such an invaluable asset in the pool. Elaine has chosen to make water polo a part of her life in college and will play Division I women's water polo for Villanova University. In preparation for the rigors of Division I collegiate level water polo, Elaine spends an average of four hours a day at swim and water polo practice.

She is the perfect role model, which makes her perfect for this award.




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