October 3, 2017 > Moreau Senior is Academic All American
Moreau Senior is Academic All American
Submitted By Christine Krisman
Moreau senior Garret Kaleo Lee has been recognized as an Academic All-American water polo player by USA Water Polo. Kaleo said he was honored and grateful to be recognized not only for his play in the pool but also for his efforts in the classroom.
Close to 1,000 athletes were honored for their achievements in the classroom and the pool with nearly 775 receiving Outstanding Achievers awards for 4.0 GPAs, including Kaleo.
Kaleo is one of the founding members of MoreauÕs water polo program, established three years ago. He is the teamÕs goalie, but most recently as he trains his replacement, he has ventured out of the goal and scored 7 goals and 5 steals in two of the teamÕs matches last week.
He said he is interested in playing water polo in college. To that end, he joined a USA water polo team this past year and in the spring and summer competed in the Junior Olympics tournament at Chapman College.
Several schools have since contacted him to play water polo in college, including the University of Toronto. He is investigating several D3 and D2 colleges; he could receive academic and athletic scholarships at these schools. He said his dream school is the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
As for the Moreau water polo team, Kaleo said, Òhe is proud of how the team has developed and enjoys his leadership role as a captain.Ó As the goalie, he "coaches" in the pool as his job is to direct the team. By the end of the match, he can barely speak as his voice is barking commands and directing the players throughout the match.