Rosas, Schmitz raise the water polo bar at Conant
Jun 1, 2015 8:45 PM -
As athletic director John Kane introduced Conant's college-bound athletes in the school's faculty lounge on Thursday in a commitment ceremony, he noted that the school might have to consider a more spacious setting in the future. It was quite a collection of talented seniors on display, with just about every sport represented, about to scattering to their futures. Part of the reason the room was more crowded than usual was because it included a pair of seniors advancing in a sport where not many from the midwest get that opportunity. Carmen Rosas leaves the Conant girls water polo program as the all-time leading scorer; she'll soon by an Ivy Leaguer with the Brown University team, playing the sport she loves and following an interest in biology. Connor Schmitz departs as, according to boys water polo coach Tim Daniel, "probably the best player we've ever had." A standout three-year varsity player who grew into a dominant 2-meter scorer, Schmitz will play at NCAA Division II Mercyhurst University in Erie, Penn.