Brigitta Games whose family helped start RMN began playing water polo with us when she was 12 until she graduated from high school. She played on the Mountain Zone team from the age 14-18. At age 16, she was selected for the youth national team. Brigitta played for 2 years as a powerful Center player at the Golden West Community College under the former Olympian and national team coach, Kyle Kopp. She was then recruited by the University of Southern California and helped that team win the 2016 NCAA championship in her junior year.
* Represented the US at the 2013 World University Games.
* Youth National Team 2011-2012.
We hope to see Brigitta on the next Olympic team roster!
BRIGITTA GAMES, member of the USA Sr National Team
Rocky Mountain Neptunes Water Polo Club
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Some of RMN achievements:
10U: 1st place 2016 and 2015 Zone Championships.
10U: 2nd place Commerce, CA Tournament, Dec. 2016.
12U: 2nd place 2015 Zone Championships.
12U: 3rd place 2016 Zone Championships.
14U: 2nd place 2016 Zone Championships.
14U: 2nd place Winterfest 2016 coed division, Orange County, CA.
14U: 1st place Winterfest 2017 coed division.
Every year several RMN players have qualified for the Mountain Zone teams. In 2016, Schuyler Cramer, James Dooley, Ruth Efe, Alison Jackson, Alexa Dembo, Jespyn Bishop, Charlie Wang, and Danny Hruby represented the Mountain Zone at Nationals. Danny was also selected for the National Team Selection Camp.
RMN's Luis and Ramon Vidal grew up swimming and playing water polo at high level in their native Puerto Rico. They moved to Colorado and played during their high school and college years while at times training and competing internationally with Puerto Rico's National Team. Some of Ramon's youth swimming records are still holding.
Bailey Gadd received a scholarship to play at the Gannon University in 2010. She earned the MVP title as a junior in 2013 in the Division II Eastern Championships.
Kalina Grabb, one of our first players was recruited by and played at Harvard for 4 years in Division 1.
Mitra Ghaffari. At age 14, she played on Mountain Zone's 16U team as a strong Center Defender. She also played as a goalie in Malaga, Spain in 2012 when she was attending high school there. She got a standing ovation in her last game. A BVSSL High Point swimmer, Mitra's 10U 50 Breast stroke record in the 2006 BVSSL championships is still standing.
RMN enjoys having many more talented players who are also successful swimmers as either Summer League record holders, High Point Title achievers, or both: Jamie Wang, Codi Ortiz, Sarah Temu, Luke Corson, Shane Conroy, and Nate Starbuck.