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


09/01/2015

Los Angeles Officially Launches 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Bid

Five USA Water Polo Olympians on hand today in Santa Monica to help celebrate the announcement

08/05/2015

USA Women To Play For Gold At FINA World Championships After 8-6 Win Over Australia

Team USA will meet the Netherlands on Friday evening in Russia

08/03/2015

USA Women Advance To Semifinals Of FINA World Championship Following 8-5 Win Over Spain

Team USA will play for medals in Kazan

07/30/2015

USA Women Down Japan 17-2 To Finish Group Play 2-1 At FINA World Championships

Team USA set to meet Hungary on Saturday in second round

07/26/2015

USA Women Open FINA World Championship With 13-2 Victory Over Brazil

Steffens scores three goals in the win

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
Scored nine goals en route to Gold medal at 2015 FINA Intercontinental tournament and received All-Tournament Team honors...Led team in scoring with 16 goals, including five in win over Singapore on way to Gold at 2014 FINA World Cup...Tallied three goals en route to Gold medal at 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Scored 12 goals in helping Team USA to Silver at 2014 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Put away four goals in 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers series against Canada...Led Team USA's dominance during 2013 Holiday Cup with nine goals...Scored 11 times in FINA World Championships...Scored eight times en route to Bronze medal at 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Recorded six goals for Team USA at 2012 Olympics in London, earning a Gold medal...Second on team with 10 goals for Team USA at 2012 FINA World League Super Final...Second on team with 12 goals scored in helping Team USA to Gold medal and Olympic qualification at 2011 Pan American Games...Scored six goals, shooting 75% from the field, in 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 Gold medal run at 2010 FINA World Cup...Earned spot on 2010 FINA World Cup All-Tournament Team...Fired nine goals to help U.S. take home Gold during 2010 FINA World League Super Final...Made All-Tournament Team at 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 team...Scored six goals at 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 championship game of 2006 FINA World League...Won Gold at 2006 Holiday Cup and 2007 World Championships...As member of U.S. Junior National Team, won Gold at 2005 Junior National Championships...Won Gold at 2004 Pan-Am Junior Championships...Member of Youth National Team from 2003-2006.

PROFESSIONAL
Played professionally in Italy for NGM Firenze in 2013-2014...Competed in 2012-2013 for Perth Torpedoes in Australia...Played her first professional season in Greece in 2011 with Olympiakos.

COLLEGE
Attended USC...Won NCAA Championship in 2010...Winner of 2009 and 2010 Peter J. Cutino Award as college game's best player...Capped career with 36 goals in 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 Santa Barbara High School record for single-season goals (123) and most goals scored in one game (9)...Player of the Year (Los Angeles Times and Santa Barbara News Press)...Named CIF MVP and first team All-American as senior...Won league championships as freshman at Santa Ynez High School and as a junior at Santa Barbara High...Won CIF titles her junior and senior years.

PERSONAL
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 at 12. She continues playing because she loves the game, loves competing, and believes that she has so much more to learn as a player.





INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, TORONTO, CANADA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2015 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2015 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 1ST PLACE
  • 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

FUN FACTS

Pregame Ritual: Drinking Coffe with my Teammates
Favorite Quote: "Be Brave"
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: McConnell's Salted Caramel Chip
Favorite Chain restaurant: It's a tie between In-N-Out Burger and Chipotle
Favorite Reality TV Show: Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines
If You Had To Make An Ipod Playlist Named After Yourself, What Would It Be?: Beast Mode
And What Would Be The First Song?: "Let's Get it Started" Black Eyed Peas
Where Do You See Yourself 10 Years From Now?: Happy :)
If You Couldn't Play Water Polo, What Sport Would You Play?" Basketball
Role Model: My Parents have always been such positive role models for me
Athletic Inspiration: My teammates. There is no way i would have been able to accomplish what i have done throughout my water polo career without their support, motivation, and inspiration.

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