Family Ties Within A Physical Sport
Junior Joe Ferretti was led to the sport of water polo through his sister and to LMU through his grandfather, and he has become one of the Lions' upperclassmen leaders.
Oct. 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- At the age of 10, Joe Ferretti was introduced to the sport of water polo by his older sister. As he learned to love the sport and playing at the college level became an option, his grandfather, an LMU alum, led him to his alma mater. In his third season, Ferretti has become a leader for the Lions.
LMU Sports Network sat down with Ferretti, who as a junior has overcome a shoulder injuries to remain a go to player for the Lions in and out of the pool. He is just one of five upperclassemen on the Lions' roster and he talks about how far he thinks the Lions can go on the latest Inside the Lions presented by Muscle Milk.
The family ties had Ferretti post one of the better freshmen seasons in LMU history in 2011. As a true freshman on a roster dominated by seniors, Ferretti rose to the occasion with 41 goals, 19 steals and 13 assists. He was second on the team in goals and was named the Western Water Polo Association Newcomer of the Year.
His sophomore season saw Ferretti miss 14 games due to a shoulder injury on his shooting arm. Addicted to the team aspect of the sport, Ferretti remained committed to getting healthy and is now an important leader in a balanced LMU attack in 2013. He is one of nine players with at least 10 goals on the season, netting 15 so far in 17 games.
The Lions will face the number one team in the nation for the third time this season when they travel to USC on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 pm.