Official Publication of La Jolla High School Since 1924


Official Publication of La Jolla High School Since 1924


Official Publication of La Jolla High School Since 1924


Vikings of the Month: Water Polo Edition

Nick Thomson and Vincent Vega have been playing water polo long before their freshman year of high school. Their senior season faced some unexpected turns, like adapting to practices at the UCSD pool while Coogan was being renovated. Regardless, they have been bringing their all to their last Water Polo season at La Jolla High before going off to college. Keep reading for an exclusive interview with these two Water Polo standouts!


Q. How long have you been playing water polo?

NT: I’ve been playing for 6 years.

VV: I’ve also been playing for around 6 years.


Q. What made you start playing water polo?

NT: I wanted to try out a new sport and I love the water.

VV: I didn’t like swimming, so I thought a ball sport in the water would be more fun.


Q. What is your favorite part about the sport?

NT:  Getting to play with the entire team in the pool. 


VV: The team aspect. Since I’m the goalie, I get to direct the team on defense, which is really fun. 


Q. How has your senior season been so far?

NT: It’s been fun, we’ve had great teamwork and gotten through a very interesting practice schedule. 

VV: Pretty good. We’re at 14-5 [at time of interview] so far, which is great. 


Q: What would you consider your biggest sports achievement?

NT: Getting to travel to Barcelona for a Water Polo camp over the summer.

VV: I was on the 16U international team last year, so I got to play internationally.


Q. Do you plan on playing water polo in college?

NT: Not sure where yet, but yes. 

VV: Yes, I’m committed to UC Irvine. 


Q. Do you have any team shoutouts? 

NT: Shoutout to the juniors.

VV: I’d also say shoutout to the juniors. They’re picking up the slack on conditioning, and they’re dawgs.

Seniors Nick Thompson and Vincent Vega. Image via Kyra Sharma.
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Kyra Sharma
Kyra Sharma, Managing and Opinions Editor
Kyra Sharma is a junior in her second year of Journalism as the Managing and Opinions editor. With her background as a staff writer and guest contributor for Hi-Tide over the past two years, as well as her heavy commitment to Speech and Debate, Kyra has had several opportunities to voice her opinion on important issues that are often left in the dark. She looks forward to furthering her journalistic career by encouraging staff writers to provide diverse perspectives on such matters, and ensuring that the publication remains a platform for impactful discussion. While Kyra is excited to contribute to the paper by writing and editing articles, as well as fundraising, she is also eager to continue working with her fellow staff members on Hi-Tide.