- May 28, 2020
As if winning gold at the FHSAA State Championship wasn’t already a great end to her high school career in the pool, Olympia High senior Jillian Delisle was also named Miss Water Polo by the Florida Dairy Farmers. Committed to La Salle University in Philadelphia, Delisle plans on continuing her water polo career in college.
Why did you start playing water polo?
My sister is a swimmer, and I had never been serious about a sport before. So I was looking for a sport to play, and water polo is generally a sport that you start in high school, so it was a good opportunity.
What do you enjoy about water polo?
The physical aspect of it and how rough it is sometimes. You can play hard. I also like that its a team sport, because that’s what I was looking to do.
How did you feel at the end of your season at Olympia?
We were state champs, which was awesome because that was our goal since freshman year. But it was also kind of bittersweet because it was happening and it was over and time to make new goals.
What was your reaction when you found out you had been named Miss Water Polo?
It was pretty awesome. I wasn’t expecting it. Nobody in this area has gotten it before, so it was icing on the cake.
What are you most excited for about starting college in the fall?
I’m excited for the change of everything and that I can still play water polo and was able to make that happen. It’s a newer program, so I’m excited to go onto a new team and help build it up.
Have you picked a major yet?
I’m undecided. I’m leaning towards business, but that could change.
Are you a dog person or cat person?
I used to be a dog person, but then I got a cat. So, now I’m a cat person.
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