Team USA opens play on Thursday evening in Irvine
Fattal leads the way with five goals; USA to meet Spain on Friday
10 different scorers pace attack in earning Group B title
Neushul sisters team up for nine goals in the victory
Seven returning Olympic Gold medalists lead team into action
Tallied 7 saves for Team USA at the 2017 FINA World Championships... Competed for Team USA at the 2015 Junior World Championships earning a gold medal and top goalkeeper honors.
Competes for the USC women’s water polo team… Finished 3rd place overall in MPSF in 2017… Named to MPSF All-Tournament team and All-APSF Second Team in 2017… Averaged 10.4 saves and 4.7 goals-against per game as a true freshman in 2016... Appeared in 18 games, collecting a total of 145 saves on the year... First Team All-American... All-MPSF First Team and MPSF All-Newcomer Team... Picked MPSF Tournament MVP after making 22 saves in two games... Had 12 saves in the MPSF Championship game... Compiled 24 saves in three games at the NCAA Tournament, with nine in the semifinals and final... Set career high with 17 saves at Stanford on April 16... Had eight games with double-digit saves... A five-time MPSF Newcomer of the Week.
Attended Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, CA… Named league Player of the Year as a junior out of Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village, Calif.... Helped her team win the Tri-Valley League championship for the first time in school history in 2014... Set school record with 31 saves in a singles game... Was a three-time all-league first team selection... Named the Ventura County Star Most Valuable Goalie as a senior and was also selected to the first team... A three-time Ventura County Star second team honoree... Played club for 805 Santa Barbara.
Parents are Jon and Kim… two sisters, Andi and Shelby.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS
- 2017 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 1ST PLACE
- 2015 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, VOLOS, GREECE, 1ST PLACE
Twitter Account: @LonganAmanda
Instagram Account: amanda_longan
Snapchat Account: amanda_longan
Pre-game ritual: Tap the cross bar twice at the beginning of the game and when I switch cages
Favorite Quote: “I don’t need easy, I just need possible.” –Bethany Hamilton
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint chip
Favorite Chain Restaurant: Original Tommy’s Hamburgers
Favorite Reality TV Show: Impractical Jokers
If you had to make a music playlist named after yourself, what would it be?: A blend of 60s/70s/80s and country
And what would be the first song?: “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?: Hopefully by a pool, either playing or coaching water polo.
If you couldn’t play Water Polo what sport would you play?: Sand Volleyball
Role Model: Louis Zamperini
Athletic Inspiration: Bethany Hamilton
Thank you’s, comments, etc.: Thankful to my parents, family, friends, all the coaches who I’ve ever worked with, and to everyone that has supported my water polo career.
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