Abbotsford’s Utas wins polo gold

Abbotsford's Briana Utas shows off her gold medal.

Abbotsford's Briana Utas shows off her gold medal.

Add another accolade to the sparkling resume of Abbotsford water polo player Brianna Utas.

Utas was a part of the gold-medal-winning Team Canada at the Junior Pan-Am Water Polo Games in Edmonton, which wrapped up in late July.

The Canadian women were perfect throughout the tournament, and edged the United States 11-10 in the gold-medal game to take top spot.

The team was made up of the best 19U water polo athletes in the country, and Utas was one of only two players from B.C. to suit up for Canada.

Utas, who plays club water polo for Vancouver’s Pacific Storm, was recognized by the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame in April for her efforts in the sport. She also earned a silver medal at Youth Pan American water polo championships in Jamaica last September. In June 2015, she captained the Fraser Valley Water Polo Club to a 16U National championship.

For more on the team, visit waterpolo.ca.