New season, new training


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Laura Setser, 11 holds the ball and defends it from her opponent. Setser plays basketball in the off season. She does not plan to continue her athletic career in college.

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The girls water polo is coached by Jessen Link. Link has been the assistant coach for two years and prior to his coaching he played water polo for Princeton high school and club water polo at Miami University.

In previous years, the team has lifted out of the water. However, this year Link has implemented a regular “dry-land” workout routine every day for 30 minutes.

“In dryland we do things like stretching, ab work and medicine ball throws. I think it is really helpful with keeping us in shape and making us more athletic people,” said Sarah Abraham, 11.

Furthermore, the team replaces dryland once a week with a yoga workout, led by a certified yoga instructor.

“I love yoga Wednesdays. It is really nice to have a change from the normal routine and to get to do a good workout that also helps us connect more with our body,” said Abraham.

The team practices every day after school and usually competes in tournaments on the weekend as well as duel matches which replace practices during the week.

“It is not easy. The schedule is brutal but it is so much fun and all the competition really helps us to get better and the more games we play, the more teach chemistry we develop,” said Abraham.

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