Kapolei Wa­ter Polo Team Brings High Hopes Into OIA Tour­ney

MidWeek Islander (West Oahu) - - West Oahu Sports - By JACK DANILEWICZ

The month of April has been good to the Kapolei wa­ter polo pro­gram. In 14 years of com­pet­ing, the Hur­ri­canes have never missed out on qual­i­fy­ing for the state tour­na­ment.

Se­nior Brooke Bosque knows the proud his­tory. She and her team­mates are hop­ing to add to it this week when Kapolei, which was 10-2 head­ing into last weekend, be­gins play in the OIA tour­na­ment.

“We’re def­i­nitely mo­ti­vated, and we’d love to get first in the OIA,” said Bosque. “We talk about it. Be­cause of how we’ve done in the past, we have to work harder to reach that goal. All of the girls are giv­ing 110 per­cent ef­fort in our prac­tices and games.”

Bosque re­cently took some time away from school and prac­tice to visit with Mid­Week’sWest Oahu Is­lan­der.

What is your ear­li­est sports-re­lated mem­ory? Be­fore I started swim­ming, when I first started play­ing in­door soc­cer. I was 8 or 9. I wasn’t as good at it as swim­ming, but I liked it. I strug­gled with swim­ming at first, but af­ter a cou­ple of years, I got the hang of it.

Who’s had the big­gest im­pact on your life? My fam­ily. They’re al­ways push­ing me to try my best in ev­ery­thing I do. My sis­ters (Do­ran and Pay­ton) have helped me to learn from my mis­takes, and they’ve been there for me when I’ve needed them the most.

What area of your game have you been fo­cused on lately? Play­ing (the po­si­tion of) Set. When we lost my sis­ter (Do­ran) to grad­u­a­tion af­ter last sea­son, some­one had to fill her spot.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Own­ing or work­ing at a hair sa­lon. That’s what I’d like to do when I get older.

What’s the most im­por­tant thing you’ve learned through ath­let­ics? Team­work and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. If you don’t work to­gether, the flow of your play won’t be as good; and if you don’t com­mu­ni­cate well, you’ll get frus­trated with each other.

What In­ter­net site do you fre­quent the most? In­sta­gram.

What is your least fa­vorite house­hold chore? I don’t like wash­ing the dishes.

What movie could you watch over and over? Move On.

Who are three of your fa­vorite mu­si­cal artists? The Dirty Heads, Ev­ery Av­enue and Ne­sian Nine.

When you have free time, how do you like to spend it? I like to go to the beach, travel around the is­land or just hang out with my friends.

You’re stuck on Ka­hoolawe and can have an end­less sup­ply of just one food. What would it be? Sushi.

If you could have your pick, what celebrity would you most like to meet? ( Ac­tor) Dave Franco.

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