Water Polo Title
Makes Girls Battle
By GEORGE E. VAN
The National AAU water polo championship for girls will be
a 35-year lapse next Sunday at Patton Pool.
The event has been on the AAU books since the last meet, in
won by a team of girls from the Los Angeles Athletic Club. But no bid
made for it until Patton's Harry Hauck and Buck Dawson, of the Ann
Swim Club, conceived the idea.
The tournament will be national in name only, however. The
entered are all local. Ann Arbor has entered two teams and there will
one each from Detroit Turners, Post AC, Denby and Patton.
There just aren't any girls' water polo teams around, and
all have had less than two months experience. Patton's squad should
with the best. Coach Hauck's girls have been practicing with a boys'
for seven weeks.
DRIBBLING, WATER STYLE-Lynn Makkonen, 16, uses her nose to
water polo ball as she dribbles the ball down the Patton Pool. She's
and center forward on the Patton team, an entry in the girl's National
AAU water polo championships. Below, members of Patton's team go
a scrimmage. That's Jackie Jones, goal keeper, with her arms in the air
(left) The others clockwise are Vivian Carozzo, Susie Spilski, Joan
Joyce Allen, Lee Davis, Lynn Makkonen, Nancy Weston and Leslie