Women's Senior National Team




Elsie Windes
Elsie  Windes

Hometown:
Portland, OR

Last College:
UC Berkeley 2007

Height:
5-10

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
06/17/1985

Club:
Tualatin Hills Water Polo Club


03/21/2013

Elsie Windes heads to Griffiths Middle School to honor students.

Elsie Windes Helps Honor Academic Achievers

03/19/2013

60 seconds with olympic gold medalist Elsie Windes.

60 Seconds With - Elsie Windes

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

03/08/2013

USA Women Visit Athleta

In-store visit - The Grove

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

Stellar defender who won a Gold Medal at the 2012 and a Silver Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games...One of only two players to hail from outside the state of California

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Assisted Team USA with one goal on their way to picking up a Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England... Notched one goal to help Team USA take the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Scored four goals on the way to a Gold Medal and Olympic berth at the 2011 Pan American Games...Recorded two goals in a sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships...Tallied three goals during Gold Medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China...Scored five goals during the Gold Medal run at the 2010 FINA World Cup...Added five goals en route to winning the Gold Medal at the 2010 FINA World League Super Final... Posted two goals at 2009 Holiday Cup...Tallied six goals during Gold Medal run at 2009 FINA World Championships...Scored a goal on the way to helping Team USA to a Silver Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games...Scored five goals during Silver Medal finish at 2008 FINA World League Super Final...Scored two goals at 2007 Holiday Cup...Tallied four goals at 2007 Pan American Games...Scored five goals during Super Final 2007...Helped the United States' women's water polo team to a gold medal with an 11-9 victory over Russia at the 2005 FINA Junior World Championships in Perth, Australia, Jan. 24-30, 2005...A member of the USA Senior National Team since 2006...In July of 2004 helped the United States to a gold medal at the 2004 Junior Pan American Games in San Salvador, El Salvador.

COLLEGE
At California-Berkeley, earned MPSF All-Academic recognition and selected second-team All-MPSF in 2007... A three-time All-American, Windes scored 23 goals in 18 matches in her senior year, and concluded her career with 147 goals...Named to the 2006 All-MPSF First Team, the ACWPC All-American Second Team and was Berkeley's top scorer with 40 goals... In 2005, led the Bears in scoring with 51 goals, earning third-team All-America, second-team All-MPSF and MPSF All-Tournament honors...Was a 2005 MPSF All-Academic selection...Named 2004 honorable mention All-American, Cal's first true freshman to ever be selected as an honorable mention All-American...Also named second-team All-MPSF and was a member of the MPSF All-Freshman Team.

HIGH SCHOOL
At Beaverton High School was a three-time all-league selection, a two-time Metro League MVP and the 2003 Oregon State MVP...Helped her team to the 2003 Oregon state title.

PERSONAL
Engaged to Ian Wenger...Older sisters Lucy and Jane...Father and sister, Lucy, also play water polo. Began playing water polo in 1997 and was discovered by USA National Team at a P.A.C.E. clinic in Oregon.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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 World Championships, Rome, Italy, 1st place
  • 2009 FINA World League Super Final, Kirishi, Russia, 1st place
  • 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, 2nd place
  • 2008 FINA World League Super Final, Tenerife, Spain, 2nd place
  • 2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
  • 2007 FINA World League Super Final, Montreal, Canada, 1st place
  • 2007 FINA World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, 1st place
  • 2006 Holiday Cup, Los Alamitos, CA , 1st place
  • 2006 FINA World Cup, Tianjin, China, 4th place
  • 2006 FINA World League, Cosenza, Italy, 1st place
  • 2005 FINA Junior World Championships, Perth, Australia, 1st place
  • 2004 Junior Pan American Games, San Salvador, El Salvador, 1st place

FUN FACTS ABOUT ELSIE

Favorite Quote: "A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done" -Vince Lombardi Favorite Food: Her Mom's Cheese Bread
Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Color: Green
Best Present Ever Received: Surprise Trip To Mexico
Sport to play other than water polo: Basketball or soccer
Etc: Got into water polo through her dad and older sister but keeps playing because she loves the game...Getting married in September, 2012.

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