Ayden Hess '22 Attends Water Polo ODP

Date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Freshman Ayden Hess, a member of the Division 3 state championship St Pius X water polo team, recently competed in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) National Championships in Riverside, California.  Competing against teams from geographic zones around the country, Ayden played for the Southeast zone in the Cadet age division. Ayden was selected for the Southeast National team after participating in a local tryout camp and being selected to play in the regional championship tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. Joining teammates from Florida, Ayden's team finished 4-1, good for third place in the B division, defeating teams from Hawaii, Texas and the Pacific Northwest. ODP is intended to help identify players who could potentially qualify to play for national teams selected for international competition and world championships including, possibly, the Olympics as a player progresses in age and experience.