My name is Ivan Shikhelman and I play for Costa Mesa High School. I was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to California when i was 5. I have never been very athletic until it came to water polo. I started playing my freshman year and realized that this is the sport meant for me. My dream is to play college polo and major in business and accounting. I am a hard worker and will do what it takes to become a better player. In the pool I try to be the best I can be for my team mates by not only making blocks but informing my team of what is going on in the pool. Water Polo honestly means the world to me and I try my best to work hard everyday. I try to fix my mistakes to the best of my ability when my coaches correct me and I improve on them on the daily. I'm not afraid to take risks to benefit my team and will do my best to benefit my team. To me it doesn't matter what division I play in as long as I can find a school that can benefit me in my major.