Women’s Water Polo Adds Five Freshmen as Class of 2022

Women’s Water Polo Adds Five Freshmen as Class of 2022

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Ted Minnis, The Friends of Harvard Water Polo Head Coach, has announced the addition of five student-athletes to the women's roster as the Class of 2022.

"It is with great excitement that I announce the addition of these five terrific student-athletes," said Minnis. "I'm looking forward to having them on campus in the fall and working towards a conference title next season."

The class is comprised of four student-athletes from California and one from Connecticut. The Crimson will add two attackers, a utility, a defender and a goalie. Harvard is coming off a 17-19 season and a seventh-place finish at the CWPA Tournament.

Zoe Banks
Goalie | Palo Alto, Calif. | Henry M. Gunn
Member of the varsity water polo and swim teams from 2014-18 at Henry M. Gunn … Captained both teams … Has been playing for the Stanford Water Polo Club since 2009 … USA National Development team 2012-13 … USA National Cadet team 2014-15 … USA National Youth Team 2016-17 … First team all-league 2014-17 … First team All-CCS 2015-17 … League Most Valuable Goalie 2016-17 … Water polo senior all-star team 2017 … Four-time water polo league champions … Earned Outstanding Performance honors in algebra, conceptual physics and chemistry ... Sister plays water polo at Palo Alto High.

Inde Halligan
Defender | Sydney, Australia | Meriden School
Played on the Australian Junior Water Polo Team 2016-18 … Father, Daryl represented New Zealand in the Rugby League and Union … Sister, Bronte, is on the Australian Water Polo Team and sister, Devon, represents New Zealand in surf life-saving.

Grace Thawley
Utility | Santa Ana, Calif. | Mater Dei

Four-year varsity water polo player and three-year varsity swimmer at Mater Dei … Captained the water polo team for four years … Played club for Socal WPC for eight years … Water polo MVP at Mater Dei 2015-18 … All-Trinity League first team 2015-18 … Trinity League MVP 2017 … All-county first team 2015-17 … CIF SS first team 2016-18 … Trinity League champions 2017-18 … CIF SS third place 2018 … CIF Regional champions 2018 … Socal water polo junior Olympics champions 2016 … Earned 4.0+ Award of Academic Excellence 2014-18 … OC Register Top 10 Artists of the Year … Mater Dei Annual Boo Bash for the OC Downs Syndrome Association 2014-17 … Also interested in 3D design, fashion and thrift shopping.

Evan Tingler
Attacker | Laguna Beach, Calif. | Laguna Beach
Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Laguna Beach … Also swam on the varsity team for two years … Four-year starter for the SET Club team … Captain at Laguna Beach 2017-18 … All-CIF first team 2018 … All-county second team 2018 … Offensive Player of the Year Team Award 2018 … John Wooden Team Award 2017 … Most Versatile Team Award 2016 … Rookie of the Year 2015 … National Junior Olympic Championship 2014 … Earned All-America in 2014 … CIF Division 1 Championship in 2015 and 2017 … High school state championship in 2014, 2015 and 2017 … Four-time all-league … Orange Coast League OC Scholar-Athlete Award four times … LBHS Superintendent's Academic Honor Roll Award four times … Nominated for 2017 Girls State Leadership Program … LBHS Excellence Award in Spanish and Global Studies … Three cousins, Alex (sailing), Laura (lacrosse) and James, attended Harvard … Father, Matthew, played water polo at Stanford.

Borden Wahl
Attacker | Greenwich, Conn. | Greenwich Academy
Four-year starter and three-year letterwinner on water polo team at Greenwich … Swam for five years on varsity … Played club for Greenwich WPC … Captain at Greenwich Academy as junior and senior … Team MVP 2016 and 2017 … Selected for National Team selection camp and development team … Greenwich won New England Prep School water polo championship in 2016 and 2017, as well as the swim title in 2017 and 2018 … High Honor Roll all four years … Academic All-America … National Merit Commended student … Was an ambassador for Greenwich Academy … Uncles, John (South Carolina) and Bryan (Clemson), played college soccer and uncle David ran track and Williams … Great, great grandfather William played football at Cornell and was an Olympic pole vaulter in 1912.