The very first girls team from New York City—a U14 entry from Brooklyn Heights St. Francis—qualified for the 2017 Junior Olympics at Northeast Regional Qualifications this past spring. Coached by Megan Husak, the team, consisting of girls ages 10 to 14 from the city's oldest youth water polo club, was featured in a write-up in Total Water Polo, one of the premier websites covering the sport nationally.

Read here to find out all about the maiden voyage of a talented and determined group of girls and the sport they love.

Head coach Megan Husak speaks with her players on the Greenwich Aquatics pool deck

Head coach Megan Husak speaks with her players on the Greenwich Aquatics pool deck