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Virginia Vazquez-Azpiri ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Women's Water Polo
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Virginia Vazquez-Azpiri's Women's Water Polo Recruiting Profile
Diablo Alliance
Prim. Position:
Sec. Position:
2M Defender
5ft 6in
50 Yard Swim Time
100 Free
  • 2020 Highlights

Personal Statement

I have been playing water polo competitively every year since I was eight, when I first joined the Lamorinda 10U co-ed water polo team under Coach Bill Brown. Since 2012, I have spent every year of my life playing water polo competitively. I have always been surrounded by other competitive kids who; like me, enjoy working hard together. Almost all of my former teammates, even ones on my first co-ed 10U team have gone on to play D1 water polo in college and continue sharing their passion for the sport. I have made it a goal to follow in their footsteps to play collegiate water polo.

When it was time to start thinking about my future in high school, I was faced with a tough decision. My local public school, Campolindo, has an incredible program for water polo and I would have been able to play at one of the highest levels in the country, and be noticed by many collegiate water polo coaches.  At the same time, academics have always been my priority, and I have always dreamed of going to the best academic institution I could possibly go to. I wanted to be in an environment where people took learning seriously and strove to achieve the highest possible academic standards.  I was able to find the best of both worlds by moving 3000 miles to Phillips Exeter Academy.  I was ecstatic about the chance to continue playing water polo and still attend one of the most academically rigorous programs in the country. Although East Coast water polo isn't the same league as in California, Phillips Exeter is one of the best high school teams in the East, and I am proud to be a member of the Girls Varsity team. 

In college, I am hoping to have a similarly rigorous academic experience while still playing water polo at a high level.  I am confident that my academic and athletic preparation will allow me to do both.  By playing in college, I hope  not only to become a better player, but also to grow as a person by  continuing to experience the team spirit, competitiveness and hard work that water polo offers.  I plan to study Philosophy and Modern Languages and am planning to become an attorney and bring the same passion to my career that I had in the pool.   


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 1 year
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #6
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 8 seasons
  • 2020 Diablo Alliance (16U)
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Diablo Alliance, Lafayette (16U)
  • Notes: Starter on National Junior Olympics team.
  • 2018 Diablo Alliance, Lafayette (14U)
  • Notes: Starter on 14U Club Championship team; played on 14U National Junior Olympics team. Participated in club tour of Hungary, playing against various Hungarian teams.
  • 2017 680 Water Polo (14U)
  • Notes: Starter on 14U team; played in Junior Olympics tournament in Southern California, California Club Championships, Champion's Cup in Bloomington, Indiana. Attended fall ODP camp in Los Alamitos, California.
  • 2016 680 Water Polo (CA) (12U)
  • Notes: Starter on 12U National Junior Olympics team;
  • 2015 Lamorinda Waterpolo (12U)
  • Notes: Starter on 12U team in National Junior Olympics; Honorable Mention All American; played in California Club Championship, San Diego Cup and Winterfest tournaments.
  • 2014 Lamorinda Waterpolo (10U)
  • Notes: Starter on 10U team in Junior Olympics Tournament; placed fourth; First Team All American; played in San Diego Cup and Winterfest tournaments.
  • 2013 Lamorinda Waterpolo (10U)
  • Notes: Starter on 10U team in Winterfest and San Diego Cup tournaments.

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Andrew G. McTammany
  • Club Coach
  • Robert M. Arroyo
  • Club Coach
  • Catharine Arroyo

Additional Sports

  • Swimming
  • F
  • 10 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • USA Swimming Sectional qualifying times; high point winner at 2014 14 & Under Pacific Zone Winter Championships;swim year round with Orinda Aquatics and Solo Aquatics. Two-year Varsity swim team member at Phillips Exeter Academy.



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High School Information

High School:
Phillips Exeter Academy

Academic Accomplishments

AP Classes:
Yes. AP European History AP French
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Le Grand Concours (Gold Award)
  • Activity
    • School Newspaper Editor (The Exonian) La Alianza Latina (LatinX Affinity Group) Student Listener Manager for Boy's Water Polo Team

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Statistic 2019 Varsity Te
Games 12
Goals Scored 22
Steals 10
Blocks 7
Assists 23
Earned Ejections 4
Shot Percentage 75


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