Women's Senior National Team




Courtney Mathewson
Courtney  Mathewson

Hometown:
Anaheim Hills, CA

Last College:
UCLA 2008

Height:
5-7

Position:
Attacker

Birthdate:
09/14/1986

Club:
NY Athletic Club


06/22/2015

USA Water Polo Announces 2015 U.S. Pan American Teams

Competition begins July 7 in Toronto, CA

06/14/2015

USA Women Win GOLD At 2015 FINA World League Super Final With 8-7 Win Over Australia

Victory marks ninth Super Final crown in program history

06/08/2015

USA Women's Senior National Team Announces Roster For 2015 FINA World League Super Final

Team USA looking for ninth Super Final crown

06/07/2015

Stanford's Kiley Neushul & USC's Kostas Genidounias Win 2015 Cutino Award

Second career win for Neushul (2012), and fifth straight for Stanford female athlete

06/01/2015

Women's Senior National Team To Compete In Kunshan Cup This Week; World League Super Final Up Next

14 athletes competing for Team USA in Kunshan

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

04/30/2013

60 seconds with olympic gold medalist Courtney Mathewson.

60 Seconds With - Courtney Mathewson

04/29/2013

Danni Allen trains with Women's National Team.

The Biggest Loser, Danni Allen, Trains With Women's National Team

10/15/2012

The Women's National Team make countless media appearances.

Women's National Team Sizzle Reel

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... Strong scoring threat who joined the Senior National Team in 2009.

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Tallied seven goals in helping Team USA to gold at the 2014 FINA World Cup...Scored nine goals in the 2013 FINA World Championships...Scored seven goals in helping Team USA to third place at the 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Logged four goals for the Team on its way to a Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England... Notched four goals for Team USA at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Led the team in scoring with 14 goals on the way to a Gold Medal and Olympic berth at the 2011 Pan American Games...Scored four goals in the deciding match of the Pan American Games, a 27-26 victory over Canada...Scored five goals as part of a sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships...Tied for team lead with seven goals during Gold Medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China...Tallied six goals at 2010 FINA World Cup...Scored two goals for Team USA at 2010 FINA League Super Final.

PROFESSIONAL
Played for Drummoyne Water Polo Club of the Australian National League in 2008-2009...Played for Cablescom EWZ of Zaragoza, Spain in 2009-2010.

COLLEGE
Played collegiately at UCLA winning four NCAA Championships...2008 Cutino Award winner...Named MPSF Co-Player of the Year & NCAA Player of the Year in 2008.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills, CA...Named All-CIF and All-Century League all four years in competition...Played for SOCAL Water Polo club under Dan Klatt and Dave Mikesell

PERSONAL
has one sister, Lauren, who competed on the Loyola Marymount swimming team..Graduated with a Sociology degree...Married to Chris Morinello...Daughter of Sharon and Roger Mathewson.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2014 FINA WORLD CUP, KHANTY-MANSIYSK, RUSSIA, 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

FUN FACTS ABOUT COURTNEY

Favorite Quotes: "Competitive Greatness: A real love for the hard battle, knowing it offers the opportunity to be at your best when your best is required. Your best is required each day." John Wooden.
"Everything happens for a reason."
Enjoys: Baking and cooking, traveling the world & spending time with her husband, family, and friends
Favorite Actor: Ryan Reynolds
Favorite Actress: Meryl Streep, Rachel McAdams
Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Songs: "MIK" by Kings of Leon and "The Scientists" by Coldplay
Favorite Food: Pizza and Sushi
Favorite Musical Artists: Kings Of Leon, Coldplay & Lady Antebellum.
Favorite Colors: Black and Green
Special Power: the ability to fly
Sport to play other than water polo: Beach volleyball with friends, tennis.
Etc: She started playing water polo because she didn't want to go to swim practice anymore, but she ended up doing both. She continues to play because she loves the team aspect and the competitive atmosphere of such a challenging sport.

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