What is it in us that reaches for more? How do we decide whether something is worth every breath we take, every injury, every sacrifice?
For Grady Williams, the Center Defender for the Dana Hills Dolphins, there is no question, you do something with focus and commitment or you don’t do it at all.
A long-time swimmer, Grady craved the opportunity to push himself to the next level, find a dynamic that not only improved his skills but also challenged him to be his best at all times. Water Polo provided that occasion for young Mr. Williams. In his sophomore year he was named for the Cadet National Team. In his junior year he made First Team All League and 3rd Team All CIF, followed by a stellar senior season where Grady claimed 1st team all-CIF, South Coast League MVP, and 2nd team all California-Hawaii.
Grady’s focus and drive extend beyond the pool. He carries a weighted GPA of 4.6 including several advanced courses. While what he is doing is important to Grady, what matters is that he is doing it well, completely, passionately, and with inner enthusiasm.
While Water Polo provides Grady the platform for excellence, he plans to pursue a career in the field of Mathematics. The language of equations, black and white, yes or no, a subject that demands discipline, foundation, absolutism; yet a large degree of creativity – this all fits Grady.
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