Preparing Boys for Life

From Serbia to Haverford, Sekulic finds opportunity in the pool

By Matthew DeGeorge, Delaware County Times

Sean Hansen was overseeing the summer renovation of Haverford School's McQuillen Pool when the swim coach wondered if the decorations needed some international flavor. The pool, after all, is occupied not just by the reigning Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving chaps. In the fall, it plays host to the Fords water polo team. 

So after rearranging record boards and nestling the American flag over a new window, Hansen asked one of his polo captains, junior Matej Sekulic, his thoughts on flying another flag, of Sekulic's home country of Serbia. 

"I was like, 'I'm not sure if people would like that,'" Sekulic said recently. "(Hansen) was like, 'who cares; this is our team.' I think it's nice for the atmosphere and everything."

It also represents how the Belgrade native has made Haverford School his home.

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