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YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Athlete of the Month: Mackenzie Greco

Capital Wave Water Polo’s Mackenzie Greco was part of Team Canada’s silver medal-winning squad at the Youth Pan American Water Polo Championships.

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By Ottawa Sportspage

Capital Wave Water Polo’s Mackenzie Greco was part of Team Canada’s silver medal-winning squad at the Youth Pan American Water Polo Championships. Canada’s team lost to the undefeated U.S. team in the championship match by a score of 14-5. Canada beat Argentina to advance to the championships. The 17-year-old represented Canada for the first time at the Trinidad and Tobago-held tournament, playing out of position as an attacker (she’s typically a defender) for the national team. Greco told the Sportspage her biggest takeaway from the championships was lessons she learned from working with a diverse group of girls who came from clubs across the country. The Grade 12 student currently plays in the National Championship League but says she hopes to play NCAA Division 1 water polo next year.

E-mail editor@sportsottawa.com to nominate your Stars! Please include Athlete or Team’s Name, Player Roster, and why they should be recognized. Courtesy of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, the selected Stars of the Month will receive free passes to the Y.


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