CHARLESTOWN water polo player Lucas Mackaway returned from the Pan Pacific Water Polo Youth Championships with silver.
The NSW Country under-16s team was defeated 7-5 by NSW City in New Zealand.
The Australian Born 98 Youth team, which Mackaway also represented, finished seventh out of 20 teams in the under-18s competition.
Australia played three test matches at the end of the tournament against New Zealand and won 3-0.
Mackaway was named Australia's most valuable player for the test series.