In this "Year of the Woman" — defined primarily by the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign — it seems only fitting that a woman water polo pioneer be heard from.
Now in in her fifth decade of involvement with the sport, Lynn Kachmarik has shattered numerous glass ceilings throughout her athletic career. She joined the Slippery Rock women’s water polo team in 1976 playing for legendary coach Dr. Richard “Doc” Hunkler. Kachmarik spent 10 years as a member of the national team including two as an assistant coach. In addition to her playing career, for 19 years she held multiple coaching positions at Bucknell University, highlighted by being named head coach of the Bucknell University men’s water polo team in 1986, replacing Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Hall of Fame member Dick Russell upon his retirement.
To read Michael Randazzo's interview with Ms. Kachmarik, please visit the Collegiate Water Polo Association's website.