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Carlee Kapana
Carlee  Kapana

Hometown:
Newport Beach, CA

Last College:
UCLA 2019

Height:
5-9

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
05/22/1997

Club:
Newport


INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Longtime member of the USA National Team pipeline competing at the Youth World Championships and Pan American Games…Selected top goalkeeper at the 2014 FINA Youth World Championships and the 2014 Youth Pan American Championship.

COLLEGE
Competes for the UCLA women’s water polo team… In 2017, named to First Team All-NCAA, All-MPSF Honorable Mention… Named Collegiate Cup Most Valuable Goalie 2016… In 2016, played in 18 games 11 starts and 50 quarters, allowing 61 goals for a goals-against average of 4.88 ... Recorded 115 saves on the season, including a season-high 15 against UCSB at the UCSB Winter Invite Jan. 23 ... Earned MPSF Newcomer of the Week honors for her performance at the UCSB Winter Invite Jan. 26 ... Tallied 10 steals and five assists. 

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Newport Harbor High School in Newport, CA… Four-year letterwinner… Helped lead the Sailors to the 2012 CIF championship and a pair of runner-up results in 2013 and 2014 ... First-Team All-American in 2015 ... Two-time First-Team Division I All-CIF selection ... Newport Harbor HS MVP and Sunset League MVP in 2015 ... 2015 OCADA Sunset League Female Athlete of the Year and Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Top Athlete ... 2015 Newport-Mesa Dream Team Player of the Year ... In 2014, she earned Goalie of the Tournament at the Irvine SoCal Championships ... 2012 JV Defensive Player of the Year at Newport Harbor HS ... Member of the 2012 CIF-SS Division I Championship team ... Also lettered in swimming.    

PERSONAL
Parents are Joseph and Susan…has one older brother, Chase… Born in Honolulu, HI… Currently lives in Westwood, CA.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2014 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MADRID, SPAIN, 1ST PLACE
  • 2014 YOUTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES, RIVERSIDE, CA 1ST PLACE
  • 2013 YOUTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES, ARGENTINA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2012 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, PERTH, AUSTRALIA, 4TH PLACE
  • 2011 YOUTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES, PUERTO RICO, 2ND PLACE

FUN FACTS
Twitter Account: carlee_kap_ucla
Instagram Account: carlee_kap
Pre-game ritual: listen to my pump up playlist
Favorite Quote: “Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” -John Wooden
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Favorite Chain Restaurant: Gulfstream
Favorite Reality TV Show: Are You The One?
If you had to make a music playlist named after yourself, what would it be?: Let the Good Times Roll
And what would be the first song?: “Stand Tall” by The Dirty Heads
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?: Living in Hawaii in a house on the North Shore with my husband and maybe kids and either working as a water polo coach or owning my aunt’s sandwich shoppe in Haleiwa
If you couldn’t play Water Polo what sport would you play?: Soccer
Role Model: Chris Whitelegge
Athletic Inspiration: David Eckstein
Thank you’s, comments, etc.: Thanks mom and dad you're rad and awesome!
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