May 1 - Seattle, WA
Northwest Water Polo Club (NWPC) based in Seattle, Washington, is proud to announce that one of their very own, 18u utility Austin Quick, has been selected for the 2023 USA Water Polo 2005 National Team. Quick is one of only fourteen players across the country to receive this honor and the only player from the Pacific Northwest Zone to make the roster.
Quick's selection for the national team is a testament to his dedication and hard work, as well as the coaching staff and program at NWPC. The club has a history of producing top-level water polo players and coaches from Washington, and Quick's selection reinforces that consistent training, solid fundamentals and mental toughness help athletes succeed on a national level.
Quick's journey to the national team started with his participation in Midalkes as an 8u before moving on to the Olympic Development Program (ODP), a process designed to identify and develop talented young water polo players in the US. Quick's performance in the ODP program caught the attention of the national team selectors, who invited him to participate in the National Team Selection Camp (NTSC).
At the NTSC, Quick competed against some of the best young water polo players in the country, showcasing his skills and abilities on both offense and defense. His performance impressed the national team coaches, who ultimately named him to the 2023 USA Water Polo 2005 National Team.
Quick's selection for the team is a significant achievement for himself and the entire Pacific Northwest water polo community. As Quick prepares for his role on the national team, he continues to train hard, as he has since he was a NWPC 10u. With aspirations to compete at the Division I level the work is never done.
Congratulations to Austin for this amazing accomplishment and thank you to his 18u teammates and coach Marco for fostering a competitive and high-level water polo environment.