Athletes shine on and off the field during fall sports season: Lorenzo Hess

Masa Shiiki, Contributing Writer

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Many times this past season, Captain of the Varsity Water Polo team Lorenzo Hess (12) stayed late to help out his teammates, even after the whistle was blown to signal the end of practice.

Hess has enjoyed working and helping out the team, he said.

“I was able to spend more time with the JV water polo team during practice and helped them work on passing tips and other tips necessary to succeed in water polo,” Hess said. “I would not have been able to be the captain and player that I am in the water without my friends on the water polo team.”

“Lorenzo is in fact the best player on the Horace Mann Varsity Water Polo team and he is vocal during games and gives out the best advice about water polo to his peers,” Ben Hu (12) said.

Hess has helped Hu to improve  his techniques in the pool, particularly shooting the ball, Hu said.

“Hess is a leader for the team in that he is always the most vocal player in the pool,” Donny Howard (11) said. “Hess is always willing to sacrifice his time to help other peers around him,”  he said.

“He has the character, leadership, and respect of his teammates,” Junior Varsity Water Polo Coach Thatcher Woodley said.

”He never got too high or too low,” Woodley said. “The season highlight was Lorenzo’s nine goal game against St Peter’s Prep.”