Dylan Pinckert has made quite a splash with the Connecticut College men's water polo program. Now, he is looking to take his game to an even higher level as a member of the Northeast National Water Polo squad. The team will be playing matches at Brown University April 22-23.
Pinckert, a junior from Long Beach, California, has been playing the sport he loves since the age of five. He made the move across the country so that he could receive a NESCAC education while continuing to compete against the top players in the nation with a program that plays against both Division I and Division III competition.
Carrying a double major in Biology an Art, Pinckert stays busy both in the pool and in his academics. He's hosted the team at his house in Long Beach. But he's looking ahead to the team's first international trip this summer when the Camels visit Italy.
Pinckert has cultivated many friendships at the College and he appreciates the tutelage of his coach Matt Anderson.
"Matt's a great coach," Pinckert asserted. "He's one of the best coaches here at Connecticut College. He's very experienced in water polo."
Pinckert is a Camel on the rise. He's putting his liberal arts into motion and that's a good thing for Camels fans, who just watched the Camels enjoy their best season in recent history.
"I'm really enjoying my experience as a NESCAC student athlete here at Connecticut College," Pinckert asserted. "I can carry a double major here and still be successful as a student athlete."