Junior center contributes for water polo USMNT

Joe Levin

Ben Hallock ’16 scored a goal in his first appearance for the USA Water Polo Men’s National Team in its game against Italy Jan. 3.

The U.S. won 9-7, and Hallock’s fourth quarter goal put the Americans up by two.

Hallock, the youngest member on the 12-man squad, played center on the team, as he does with Harvard-Westlake. Training lasted throughout December and early January.

“Water polo at the international level is so much different than any other level of water polo I have played,” Hallock said. “My teammates constantly preached to me that when in doubt just swim as fast as I can wherever I’m going and don’t get beat on defense.”