Women's Senior National Team




Kami Craig
Kami  Craig

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, CA

Last College:
USC 2011

Height:
5-11

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
07/21/1987

Club:
Santa Barbara Water Polo Foundation


06/22/2015

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

Competition begins July 7 in Toronto, CA

06/13/2015

USA Women To Play For Gold At FINA World League Super Final With 8-5 Win Over The Netherlands

Team USA to meet Australia in final on Sunday

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

06/05/2015

USA Women Move To Title Match Of Kunshan Cup With 10-8 Win Over Canada

Fattal, Neushul, and Craig all score twice in the victory

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

04/29/2013

Danni Allen trains with Women's National Team.

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

03/12/2013

60 seconds with olympic gold medalist Kami Craig.

60 Seconds With - Kami Craig

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

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

Coming off banner career at USC that saw a 2010 National Championship and consecutive Peter J. Cutino Awards (top college player)...Earned a Silver Medal at 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China... One of the top centers in women's water polo...Played her first professional season in Greece in 2011... Gold Medal recipient at the 2012 Olympics in London, England

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Led the team in scoring with 16 goals including five in a win over Singapore on the way to gold at the 2014 FINA World Cup...Tallied three goals en route the way to a gold medal at the 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Scored 12 goals in helping Team USA to silver at the 2014 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Put away 4 goals in the 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers series against Canada...Led Team USA's dominance during the 2013 Holiday Cup with 9 goals...Scored eleven times in the FINA World Championships...Scored eight times en route to a bronze medal at the 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Recorded six goals for Team USA at the 2012 Olympics in London, earning a gold medal... Second on the team with 10 goals for Team USA at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Second on the team with 12 goals scored in helping Team USA to a Gold Medal and Olympic qualification at the 2011 Pan American Games...Scored six goals shooting 75% from the field in a sixth place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships...Tallied four goals during team's Gold Medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China..Added seven goals during the Gold Medal run at 2010 FINA World Cup ... Earned a spot on the 2010 FINA World Cup All Tournament Team...Fired nine goals to help the US take home the Gold during the 2010 FINA World League Super Final... Made the All Tournament Team at the 2010 FINA World League Super Final...Posted two goals at 2009 Holiday Cup...Scored nine goals during Gold Medal run at 2009 FINA World Championships, tied for second most on the team... Scored six goals at the 2008 Olympic Games...Scored four goals during Silver Medal run at 2008 FINA World League Super Final... Registered four scores during 2007 Holiday Cup including two in defeat of Italy 12-8... Anchored Women's Junior National Team to fourth place finish at 2007 FINA Women's Junior World Championships...Scored 11 goals during 2007 Pan American Games, including a team high six in 21-3 defeat of Venezuela... Tallied four scores during Super Final 2007... Scored two of USA's nine goals in the championship game of the 2006 FINA World League... Won gold at 2006 Holiday Cup and 2007 World Championships...As a member of the U.S. Junior National Team, won gold at the 2005 Junior National Championships... Won gold at 2004 Pan-Am Junior Championships... A member of the Youth National Team from 2003-6.

PROFESSIONAL
Played professionally in Italy for NGM Firenze in 2013-2014...Competed in 2012-2013 for the Perth Torpedoes in Australia...Played her first professional season in Greece in 2011 with Olympiakos COLLEGE
Winner of the 2009 and 2010 Peter J. Cutino Award as college game's best player...Capped her career with 36 goals in her senior season...Scored 38 and 40 goals in her sophomore and junior seasons...Fourth in scoring for USC during her freshman season making 38 goals from the tough center position...Named to 2006 MPSF All-Freshman Team... Received All-American honorable mention HIGH SCHOOL
Holds the Santa Barbara High School record for single-season goals (123) and the most goals scored in one game (9)... Named Player of the Year by the LA Times and Santa Barbara News Press... Named CIF MVP and All-American first team as a senior... Won league championship as a freshman at Santa Ynez High School and as a junior at Santa Barbara High... Won CIF title her junior and senior years PERSONAL
Craig majored in Sociology and minored in Occupational Therapy... Has two brothers, Jeff and Tony... Favorite pastime is spending time at Refugio Beach. She started swimming at age 4 and learned to play polo when she was 12. She continues playing the game because she loves the game, loves competing, and feels that she has so much more to learn as a player.



INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2014 FINA WORLD CUP, KHANTY-MANSIYSK, RUSSIA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2014 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, KUNSHAN, CHINA 1ST PLACE
  • 2014 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, RIVERSIDE, CA, 2ND PLACE
  • 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 OLYMPIC GAMES, 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, SAN DIEGO, 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 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, PORTO, PORTUGAL, 4TH 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 LEAGUE, COSENZA, ITALY, 1ST PLACE
  • 2005 JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, PERTH, AUSTRALIA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2004 JUNIOR PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR, 1ST PLACE
  • 2004 JUNIOR PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR, 1ST PLACE

FUN FACTS ABOUT KAMI

FAVORITE FOOD: MEXICAN
FAVORTIE MOVIE: NOTEBOOK AND THE HOLIDAY (LOVE STORIES) AND 300 (NOT A LOVE STORY)
FAVORITE SONGS: CRAIG LIKES ALL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY ANYTHING SHE CAN DANCE TO
PERSONAL THEME SONG: "GLAMOROUS" BY FERGIE
FAVORITE MUSICIANS: JACK JOHNSON
FAVORITE COLOR: BLUE
FACEBOOK OR MYSPACE: FACEBOOK
BEST PRESENT EVER RECEIVED: KITTEN FOR CHRISTMAS AT AGE SIX
COOLEST PERSON SHE KNOWS: HER MOM
BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME: AMERICAN GLADIATOR
MAGICAL POWER IF AVAILABLE: TO FLY (IN ORDER TO AVOID TRAFFIC AND FLY UP AND DOWN THE BEAUTIFUL COAST)
SPORT TO PLAY OTHER THAN WATER POLO: PRO-TENNIS BECAUSE THE SPORT LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF FUN, OR PRO SURFING!

ETC: KAMI SAYS THE BEST THING ABOUT PLAYING WATER POLO IS THAT IT IS A TEAM SPORT. SHE LOVES BEING APART OF A TEAM AND GETTING TO HANGOUT WITH 13 OF HER FRIENDS EVERYDAY. NOT ONLY IS A TEAM A GREAT SUPPORT GROUP BUT THEY CONTINUE TO PUSH YOU DAY IN AND DAY OUT TO BECOME A BETTER PLAYER. BEING APART OF A TEAM IS A VERY SPECIAL EXPERIENCE, AS YOUR TEAM BECOMES YOUR FAMILY.

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