Student athlete profile

Name: Lindsey Theoharous

Year: senior

Hometown: Hinsdale

What's your earliest memory of playing water polo?

I stater playing for my country club team when I was around 12 because I knew the coach. In the summers I would play with my friends, not competitively but just for fun

What do enjoy about it?

I just liked how it was a different way to enjoy swimming, with more teamwork.

How have your improved since freshman year?

I've really learned the rules of the game more, learning how to shoot and pass and how to play in the pool with my teammates.

What's your attitude after last season was canceled?

We had played just one game and won it before the lockdown. So we joke, "Let's have another undefeated season like we did last year!" I just want it to be fun because it's our senior year and it's the last time I'm playing with all my friends.

How would your teammates describe you?

Probably as aggressive and determined and a team player.

How do you get energized for a game?

Usually I and (my teammates) Nora and Stephanie will make jokes and run around with music on.

What's your goal for the season?

Just that we all did our best and, mainly, had fun and make it through the season

Other Central activities?

I swam all four years, and I was a cheerleaders for two years. I was also involved with Habitat for Humanity Club for two years.

Any other special talents?

On a good day I can do a back flip.

What's the plan after Central?

I'm going to the University of Arizona.

Why does coach Chris Ortiz like having Theoharous on the team?

Lindsey has a good nose on defense. Her speed and length are real assets for her as she is able to get back on defense quickly to help prevent the counter attack. Not only that, but her man-to-man defense is a strength because of her ability to tread high and apply pressure to the person she is defending. She's also an asset on the swim off and has developed a very nice shot. Her smile is infectious and this should be a fun senior year for her.

- profile by Ken Knutson, photo by Jim Slonoff

Author Bio

Ken Knutson is associate editor of The Hinsdalean