Robyn heads off to Indiana on water polo scholarship
EIGHTEEN-year-old sportswoman Robyn Greenslade has signed up to spend the next four years at Indiana University in the USA on a water polo scholarship.
Robyn was recruited by Indiana’s head water polo coach Ryan Castle after impressing when she was watched by coaches from America at the recent European Championships in Madeira as part of the Great Britain Under-19s squad.
Indiana are a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Conference, which Castle describes as: “The toughest league in the world – far tough- er than any of the professional leagues.”
Having played for Newton Abbot and Paignton water polo clubs, Robyn starred for Manchester and London Otter, as well as the England and GB age-group teams.
Now she will jet off to complete her water polo education across the pond.
Castle said: “Robyn is an explosive and relentless centre who will generate a lot of of- fence for us next year. She has extensive experience competing in Europe with her national team, and will bring a competitive edge. This is a very exciting recruiting class for us.
“We focused on bringing in a balanced class filled with size, speed, brains and a lot of potential – and we definitely delivered.”
Her father, Neal Greenslade, said: “Robyn has done extremely well, it has always been her goal to attend university in America.
“GB Water Polo is not set up to aid university applications so all the hard work of making contact with relevant universities was down to her.
“She has reach the top of the game in the UK, representing the top teams at all age levels.
He added: “She of course could not have done this without the support of her local coaches.”