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    Annika Dries
    Annika Dries

    Hometown:
    Laguna Beach, CA

    Last College:
    Stanford 2014

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    Center

    Birthdate:
    02/10/1992

    Club:
    NY Athletic Club



    08/25/2014

    Annika Dries Named A Finalist For Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman Of The Year Award; Voting Now Open

    Dries won 2014 NCAA Championship, Cutino Award, and three gold medals with Team USA

    08/05/2014

    USA Women's Senior National Team Announces Roster For FINA World Cup

    Tournament set for August 12-17 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

    07/17/2014

    18 Team USA Olympians Set To Compete In US Open Of Water Polo This Weekend

    Free admission to all matches

    07/02/2014

    USA Women Top Russia 10-6 On Day Two Of Kirishi Cup

    Dries scores four goals in the win

    07/01/2014

    ACWPC Announces 2014 Women's Water Polo All-Americans

    Stanford's Annika Dries Named Player of the Year

    07/15/2013

    The 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain are on their way!

    National Teams Prepare For FINA World Championships

    05/30/2013

    Highlights from the 2013 FINA World League Prelims.

    2013 FINA World League Prelims - Women's Recap

    10/15/2012

    The Women's National Team make countless media appearances.

    Women's National Team Sizzle Reel

    07/16/2012

    U.S. Women sweep Hungary in a four game series.

    Women's Olympic Team vs. Hungary - Series Recap

    07/10/2012

    Good luck to the U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic teams in London!

    Olympic Send-Off

    03/08/2013

    2011 Pan American Games

    USA Women Win Gold

    02/13/2013

    2012 Olympic Games - Women's Water Polo

    The U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England winning the gold medal.

    02/13/2013

    Team USA Gold Medal Appearances

    The U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team shares their Gold Medals with the community

    Gold Medalist at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England... An up and coming center new to the National Team in 2009...A member of the Stanford University women's water polo team

    INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
    Recorded a goal during the 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Totaled 6 goals during the 2013 Holiday Cup...Scored five goals in the 2013 FINA World Championships...Added eight goals in helping secure a bronze medal at the 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Scored two goals, assisting to Team USA's first Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympics... Recorded eight goals for Team USA at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Scored eight goals in helping Team USA to a Gold Medal and Olympic berth at the 2011 Pan American Games...Second on the team with ten goals scored as part of a sixth place finish for Team USA at the 2011 FINA World Championships...Tallied three goals during Gold Medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China...Recorded seven goals at the 2010 FINA World Cup...Tallied four goals en route to winning the Gold Medal at the 2010 FINA World League Super Final... Scored 5 goals at 2009 Holiday Cup with Team USA...Won the Women's 20 and Under National Championships with SET (Saddleback El Toro) Water Polo in 2008...Took 4th Place in 2008 and 2nd Place in 2007 at Speedo Top 40.

    COLLEGE
    Currently a member of the Stanford University women's water polo team...tallied 35 goals in her freshman campaign. Led Stanford to the 2011 NCAA National Championship...Named MVP of 2011 NCAA Championships.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Attended Laguna Beach High School...Division II CIF Champions in 2009 and runner-up in 2007...Division II CIF Champions in 2009 and runner-up in 2007...Division II CIF MVP in 2009 and OC Register Player of the Year in 2009.

    PERSONAL
    A jazz pianist who loves music Dries has an interest in science... Majoring in Human Biology at Stanford...An advocate for breast cancer awareness and research she is active in the community with the Pink Ribbon Club Foundation and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure effort.

    INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
    • 2013 FINA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS, SANTA ANA, CA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2013 HOLIDAY CUP, SANTA ANA, CA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2013 CANADA CUP, GATINEAU, CANADA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2013 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 5TH PLACE
    • 2013 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, BEIJING, CHINA, 3RD PLACE
    • 2012 OLYMPICS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1ST PLACE
    • 2012 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, CHANGSHU, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, 1ST PLACE
    • 2011 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 6TH PLACE
    • 2011 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, TIANJIN, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2010 FINA WORLD CUP, CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND, 1ST PLACE
    • 2010 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, LA JOLLA, CA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2009 HOLIDAY CUP, NEWPORT BEACH, CA, 2ND PLACE
    • 2009 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KHANTY-MANSIYSK, RUSSIA, 3RD PLACE
    • 2009 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, KIRISHI, RUSSIA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2008 18U GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2008 20U GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, LOS ALAMITOS, CA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2007 YOUTH INTERNATIONAL SERIES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2006 JUNIOR PAN AMERICAN GAMES, MONTREAL, CANADA, 1ST PLACE

    FUN FACTS ABOUT ANNIKA

    Favorite Food: Italian
    Favorite Movie: Ocean's Eleven
    Favorite Actor: Brad Pitt
    Favorite Actress: Audrey Hepburn
    Favorite Songs: "Drop the World" Lil Wayne, ""Viva la Vida" Coldplay, "Empire State of Mind" Jay-Z
    Personal Theme Song: "The Heart of Life" John Mayer
    Favorite Musical Artists: Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Florence + The Machine
    Favorite Color: Turquoise
    Facebook or MySpace: Facebook
    Best Present Ever Received: Meeting Coldplay backstage at a concert on my birthday
    Best Halloween Costume: Beyonce
    Special Power: The power to heal
    Sport to Play Other Than Water Polo: Volleyball or Tennis
    Favorite Quote: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt
    Etc: Supports the Pink Ribbon Club Foundation and Komen Race for the Cure....The best thing about water polo is that it is fast paced and exciting...Got into water polo because of the combination of competition and being in the water...She loves the water polo community and thinks that it is the best sport in the world...

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