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INPERSON Making A Splash Peters Township mom Jocelyn Vincent rekindles her love of water polo. BY JENNIFER BROZAK P eters Township resident Jocelyn Vincent spent her high school and college years playing and then coaching a sport she was increasingly passionate about—water polo. Born and raised in Texas, she excelled at the sport in high school, which led to her being recruited to play for Iona College, an NCAA Division I school in New York. Following college, Vincent began coaching the girls’ water polo team at her former high school, St. Agnes Academy in Houston, which she graduated from in 1999. Then, a series of life events, including her desire to start a family, derailed her playing and coaching efforts. She left her job as a science teacher to stay at home to raise her three children, ages 4, 5 and 7, effectively putting the sport on hold—that is, until her family moved to Pittsburgh in 2017 for her husband’s career. “I never would have imagined that water polo would ever be in my future again,” Vincent, 37, says. The summer she moved to Pittsburgh, a friend mentioned that water polo was alive and well in western Pennsylvania. A quick Google search elicited a response from a member of the Pittsburgh Renegades water polo club, who invited her to come to a practice. 36 724.942.0940 TO ADVERTISE ❘ icmags.com