Former Greenwich stars compete in SCIAC college water polo final

Last week’s Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Water Polo Championship between Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the La Verne Aquatics Center in La Verne, Calif., certainly had a Greenwich feel to it.
Freshman Clayton Hardman, a 2011 Greenwich High School graduate, played for Pomona-Pitzer, which won the title by downing Claremont in the finals, 7-4. Hardman went up against his former Cardinals teammates in the championship game (which took place on Nov. 13), as freshmen Mark Nietzel and Scott Anderson, both of whom graduated from GHS in 2011, played for Claremont in the big game. The trio helped Greenwich High win several championships during their years on the team. Also there for Claremont was freshman McClatchy Ruskin. A Greenwich native, Ruskin graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in 2011.
Hardman, who scored the game-winning goal for Pomona-Pitzer with 2:14 left to play in its 11-10 win over Redlands on Nov. 2, has enjoyed a solid freshman season, registering 10 goals.
– David Fierro

David Fierro