My name is Konstantin Radoman. I have been playing water polo since 7th grade. I play for clubs and high school teams. I primarily play the 2 Meter/Center and Utility positions.
I have been fortunate to learn this sport from many diverse experiences which helped me grow as a person and as a player.
Practicing and playing in clubs and high school teams, competing at national and international tournaments, attending water polo camps and programs at US colleges and internationally, I have had an opportunity to play with players from around US, but also from Serbia, Montenegro, Italy, Hungary, Spain, New Zealand, Canada and many other countries. I really enjoyed making friends and becoming familiar and comfortable with a wide variety of personalities, coaching styles, cultural, regional, and generational differences.
These experiences taught me that in real sportsmanship, age, national origin, or language doesn’t matter. The most important thing is to be a team player and to earn the trust of your teammates and coaches with hard work, showing respect and being adaptable. I always bring this attitude to every practice, every game, and every team I play with.
I learned that in times of adversity and uncertainty, such as when the sport was on hold due to the Covid Pandemic, it was important to stay mentally and physically strong and determined to persist in challenges. As the Covid restrictions eased, that determination continued into the high school season, when my team and I won the Missouri State Water Polo Championship, undefeated.
I would like to attend a college where I can excel in academics and where I will be able to continue improving my water polo skills in a supportive team environment. My goal would be to possibly attend medical school after college and to specialize in sports medicine.