GALVESTON, Texas -- Incoming University of Texas student-athlete Peter Silkowski earned notice in the Galveston County Daily News for his success in Texas high school water polo and upcoming participation in the Junior Olympics.
It’s safe to say Peter
Silkowski has stayed pretty busy in the month since his graduation
from Clear Creek High School.
Although his high school playing days are over, he’s a rising name in water polo. He and former Creek teammate Bobby Woolweaver will team up this summer to represent Texas Wildcat Water Polo 18U team in the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics in Orange County, Calif. from July 30 to Aug. 2.
Silkowski and Woolweaver will play with other elite players from the Clear Lake and Houston areas. The team will be warming up by playing in two local men’s tournaments, July 16-17 at Pearland and July 23-24 in Sugar Land.
Silkowski was honored by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association as a swimming and water polo Academic All-American for the 2010-11 school year. To qualify, a student-athlete must be a graduating senior who lettered in their high school swimming or water polo programs while maintaining a GPA of 3.75.
Silkowski graduated cum laude from Clear Creek and guided his water polo team to a second-place finish in the Houston Regional High School tournament, where he was named the region’s Most Valuable Player. Creek finished fifth at the state championship tournament in April, and Silkowski was named First Team All-State.
He later was recognized by NISCA as a second team All-American.
Silkowski will attend the University of Texas at Austin this fall and major in design. He also plans to play for the UT Club water polo team that finished second in the nation last year. He will join several former Creek teammates on that team including Woolweaver, Benny Berezinan and Jonathan Berezin.
“I’m really excited to play for them because I hear they’re a pretty good team,” Silkowski said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Story published in the
Galveston County Daily News