Los Fresnos News

Los Fresnos Girls Win Water Polo Championship

by Tony Vindell/LFN

The girls water polo team with Los Fresnos school district has made history by winning a first ever regional championship during a recent tournament.

The team won at Friday’s April 12 inaugural event at the Pharr Aquatic Center.

The tournament completes an historic season for the region, which fielded the most-ever teams this spring.

Los Fresnos earned their first girls title only one year after the team was formed.

The Falcons entered the tournament seeded second to runners-up Pharr/San Juan/Alamo, whom they defeated 7-5 to earn their championship trophy.

And for Coach Jaime Perez, that is highlight of his long time aquatic career.

“This is our first year competing,” he said. “There ae now seven competing teams from the Rio Grande Valley to Laredo.”

Perez said two teams were in the region three years ago.

“Water polo is an Olympic sport and we hope it will become under the UIL program,” he said. “It’s an excellent contact sport.”

Perez said the team was formed because he likes to utilize the resources the school has to the maximum.

Team player Joslyn Blanco was named the Most Valuable Player and Perez earned the distinction of Coach of the Year.

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