Wednesday, March 1, 2023

March Baller of the Month

 Congratulations, Paul 

  • Name: Paul Chialastri

  • Hometown: Flourtown, PA

  • Family members? Mother Trish, father Gregg, sister Kate and brother Alex

  • Did any of them play polo? My brother Alex played goalie for my college club team

  • Where do you live now? Ohio city

  • What is your occupation? Urologist

  • What is one random fact about urology most people don’t know? Tea causes kidney stones !

  • Years playing polo? 5 years in college club team, two in a masters league out of Villanova

  • Years w/CWPC? In my second

  • Favorite CWPC memory: the cinnamon lake friendly last summer, playing outside was just scenic can’t wait for this year !

  • Favorite post polo snack & beverage: subway bmt

  • Favorite position to play: right wing

  • Favorite tournament so far: Michigan

  • How many polo suits do you own? Two

  • What is your favorite part about water polo in general? Good exercise with team play, always hated just swimming laps

  • Fun fact about yourself: my left foot is much smaller than my right

  • How did you get involved with CWPC? Just found on google via the website !

  • Why do you stick around? The people, nicest group that likes to play and be around each other. It’s my favorite thing about cleveland

  • Favorite quote: don’t know any!

  • Describe your ideal practice – outside at avon on Sunday with enough for a good scrimmage

  • Favorite piece of water polo advice anyone has ever given you? Do your work early in hole, defense and offense

  • What does your wife say about your water polo career? that it is good that I consistently get out of the house and hardly miss any practices !

  • Favorite water polo suit of all time? (describe it) a baby blue Speedo in college

  • Favorite water polo drill? UCLA

  • What do you love about Cleveland? The friendly people, local breweries, and edgewater dog park in the summer

What his teammates say about Paul ...

"Who knew we needed more lefties, but Paul has been a great addition to the team! He's thoughtful and wants everyone to have a chance to have a good time." 
"What a nice guy. Also, he has a denim couch. What's not to like?"
"Gossip king of the team!" 

"Paul Chi ...Chi ..Chi..Chialastri!"
"Paul is pretty darn good at water and is always willing to jump in when needed."
 "Glad to have him around!"
"Chia-lastri is pure gold"
"Genuinely a nice guy and solid in set" 
"I like Paul."
"Best backhand fake on the team."
"One of my three favorite lefties on the team" 

Thank you, Paul, for being a great part of our team! 

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