Most of the times Kristina Terzyan walked past the aquatics venue on the Glendale High campus three years ago, she could hear whistles blowing and a crowd cheering. It piqued her interest.
Terzyan entered the pool deck, watched a sport she never knew existed and became enamored with water polo almost immediately.
"I never heard of it and I remember being confused following it," Terzyan said. "After watching it a couple of times, I figured I might give it a try."
As it turned out, Terzyan said she made the right decision and there have been no regrets. Terzyan became a water polo player when she was a sophomore after playing basketball during her freshman season. She gave up basketball to focus on water polo and swimming, which a friend suggested she initially try.
She's now a senior hole/set for Glendale, which will face La Sierra Academy in a CIF Southern Section Division V first-round match at 4:30 p.m. today at Arlington High in Riverside.