This article appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of SkipShot Magazine
Steffens and Fattal score three goals in the victory
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Rachel Fattal scores three times in the win
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This week, Inside Water features Olympic hopeful, Aria Fischer as she dishes about her favorite Olympic memento, her family's water polo history and what she does in her spare time.
At the age of 17 she became the youngest female team sport athlete in U.S. Olympic history to win Gold at a Summer Olympic Games helping Team USA to their second consecutive Gold in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...Logged four goals in 2016 FINA World League Super Final...Tallied 11 goals during Team USA's qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games...Posted five goals helping team to Gold medal at 2016 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Scored eight goals in 2015 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Powered the Women's Junior National Team to Gold at the 2015 FINA Junior World Championships leading the team in scoring with 23 goals...Named MVP of the 2015 FINA Junior World Championships at the age of 16...Led team in scoring with 18 goals in 2014 FINA Youth World Championships, including four in win over Canada in Gold medal match...Scored 16 goals and named MVP of 2014 UANA Junior Pan American Championships...2014 Junior Olympic 16U Champion, tallying five goals in final championship game...Named 2014 16U Junior Olympic MVP...Led scoring for Team USA with 20 goals in 2013 UANA Youth Pan American Championships.
Has committed to attend to Stanford University
Attends Laguna Beach High School... Two-time CIF SS Division 1 Champions with 31-0 season in 2015 and 30-1 season in 2014...Named to All CIF SS Division 1 First Team in 2014 and 2015...Named to Orange County Register All-County First Team in 2015 and All-County Second Team in 2014...Named to All-Southern California First Team in 2014.
From a family that loves water polo: Her dad, Erich, was a 1992 Olympic Water Polo Player and her sister, Makenzie, joins her on the Women's Senior National Team.
- 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 1ST PLACE
- 2016 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
- 2016 OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT, GOUDA, NETHERLANDS, 1ST PLACE
- 2016 FINA WOMEN'S INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, LEWISVILLE, TX, 1ST PLACE i>2015 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, VOLOS, GREECE, 1ST PLACE
- 2015 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 1ST PLACE
- 2014 FINA YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, MADRID, SPAIN, 1ST PLACE
- 2014 UANA JUNIOR PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP (U19), RIVERSIDE, CA. 1ST PLACE
- 2013 UANA YOUTH PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP (U17), BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, 1ST PLACE
Favorite Quote: "Some succeed because they are destined to; Most succeed because they are determined to."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
Favorite Chain restaurant): Panera
Favorite Reality TV Show: Survivor
If You Had To Make An Ipod Playlist Named After Yourself, What Would It Be?: The "A" List
And What Would Be The First Song?: "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
Where Do You See Yourself 10 Years From Now?: Still Playing Waterpolo Hopefully
If You Couldn't Play Water Polo, What Sport Would You Play?" Swimming. I am not very coordinated on land.
Role Model: Marie Curie
Athletic Inspiration: Janet Evans
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