BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Former Massachusetts Institute of Technology varsity head men's water polo and women's collegiate club coach Adam Foley earned notice in the June 24 edition of Trinidad & Tobago Newsday for his position as the national team's Technical Director.
The text of the article follows, courtesy Trinidad & Tobago Newsday:
Trinidad & Tobago's water polo teams will head into the CCCAN Championships with nothing less than overall first place on their minds.
The championships will be held
in Puerto Rico and runs from June 27-July 2.
The team will be led by newly appointed national technical director Adam Foley who has been working with the national teams for the past two months. Foley was the water polo head coach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2007 and boasts a wealth of experience.
Foley was hired by the Sport Company in conjunction with the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad & Tobago to oversee the development of national teams and coaches. The TT teams are more experienced this time around having placed second overall in 2009. TT placed second in the Male Under-18 category and third in the Male Under-16 and female divisions.
TT’s results in the Under-16 categories secured qualification to the Pan Am Junior Games.
From the experience gained by the boys at the South American Under-17 Water Polo Championships (CONSANAT) in April, the team is aiming for gold at CCCAN.
While just missing out in the semi-finals by placing fifth, TT was the only team to beat eventual champs Colombia.
The CONSANAT top-scorers Jonathan Gillette and Russell Ferreira are on the 12-member men’s team for CCCAN. Ten of the 12 played at CONSANAT are hoping to utilise that experience to go for glory. The female team has a good mix of older players and new blood with several athletes a part of the team that won gold at Carifta last year and silver at the 2010 CISC Water Polo in Cuba.
Both male and female teams are using this tournament to qualify for the Pan Am Championships later this year.
TT team: MALE U-17 _ Sebastian Van Reeken, Christian Chee Foon, Andrew Chin Lee, Daniel Tardieu, Johann Callender, Russell Ferreira, Jonathan Gillette, Kieron Emmanuel, Shaquille Mitchell, Marc Stauble, Adrian Hinds, Justin Bodden.
FEMALE U-17 _ Anya D Welch, Dayna M Gillette, Farrelle A Ferreira, Kennedi A W Clarke, Jenique M Duval, Renee M Chin Lee, Lauren Miller, Nicol Olliverre, Dana-Marie Smith, Tiana Joseph and Zyra Joseph.