Neuqua Valley’s Joey Dalesandro is featured in this player profile for his impact both swimming and playing water polo for the Wildcats. The two sport athlete started out with a strong swim season as he helped lead the Wildcats to a DVC title. It was the state meet when Dalesandro got to shine, qualifying for the finals in both the 50 and 100 freestyle taking fifth and sixth respectively. Dalesandro also swam anchor in both the 200 and 400 free relays, races that each resulted in sixth place finishes helping Neuqua finish in seventh place at the state meet.
Entering the start of water polo season, Dalesandro was named a preseason All-State First Team selection by illpolo.com and he is already proving his worth. In the opening tournament of the season, while the Wildcats went 2-2, Dalesandro led the tourney with 19 goals in four games.
While Neuqua Valley has never qualified for state in water polo, Dalesandro will look to do all he can to get his second state experience of 2016.
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