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Konstantinos
Genidounias
GreeceGreece, GRE
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
03 May 1993
Height
183 cm
Residence
Athens, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek
Higher education
Communications - University of Southern California: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age seven.
Club / Team
Olympiacos Piraeus: Greece
Name of coach
Thodoris Vlachos [club, national], GRE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right

General Interest

Injuries
He missed five weeks of the 2011/12 US college season with a broken finger. (dailytrojan.com, 10 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't like to lose, and I want to prove that by winning." (conquestchronicles.com, 24 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours
He received the 2015 Peter J. Cutino Award, the highest honour in US collegiate water polo. (usctrojans.com, 07 Jun 2015)

He was named the 2014 National Player of the Year by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches in the United States of America. (usctrojans.com, 03 Feb 2015)

He was named the 2014 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation [MPSF] Player of the Year. (mpsports.org, 25 Nov 2014)
Other information
TOP TROJAN
After graduating from his four-year scholarship to the University of Southern California [USC] in 2015, he ended his collegiate water polo career as the all-time leading scorer for the USC Trojans with 261 goals, as well as winning three NCAA championship titles. (usctrojans.com, 2015; cstv.collegesports.com, 08 Jun 2015)

AMERICAN DREAM
He attended the American Community School of Athens in Greece as a teenager, and dreamed of attending college in the United States of America at University of Southern California [USC] on a water polo scholarship. He was initially overlooked by USC coach Jovan Vavic, but after a breakout performance at the 2010 European Youth Championships in Germany, where he was named tournament MVP, he caught Vavic's attention and was offered a scholarship to USC the following academic year. "Living in Greece, I always had the idea of studying abroad so I went online and saw that USC had the best water polo team. I immediately wanted to go there." (dailytrojan.com, 10 Sep 2012; conquestchronicles.com, 24 Oct 2013; dailytrojan.com, 05 Nov 2014)