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Kelly Mendoza
Kelly  Mendoza

Hometown:
Danville, CA

Last College:
USC 2014

Height:
5-9

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
03/21/1992

Club:
Diablo Water Polo


12/05/2013

USA Women Bounce Back With 12-10 Defeat Of Canada At Canada Cup

Grossman, Gilchrist, and O'Donnell each score twice

11/26/2013

Women's Senior National Team Set To Compete In Canada Cup December 2-8; Live Streaming Available

Team USA will compete with Australia and Canada in Holiday Cup appetizer

10/16/2013

Rosters Announced For 2013 Futures 50 Classic

Event set for Foothill High School this October 25-27

10/11/2013

Futures 50 Classic Athletes Selected & Game Times Announced

Event set for October 25-27 at Foothill High School in Orange County

07/15/2013

Women's Senior National Team Announces Roster For 2013 FINA World Championships

Competition Begins July 21 Against Greece

07/15/2013

The 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain are on their way!

National Teams Prepare For FINA World Championships

07/09/2013

The SODA Moms have taken the water polo family tree to new heights.

Soda Moms at 2013 Masters

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB: Scored a goal during the 2013 Canada Cup...Competed for the USA Women's Junior National at the FINA Junior World Championships in 2011 and 2009, winning bronze in 2009.

COLLEGE: Entering her senior year at USC...Helped USC to an NCAA Championship in 2013...Transferred from Cal.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Monte Vista High School...NCS Champions for all four years.

PERSONAL: Mother, Maureen O'Toole regarded as one of the greatest to ever play women's water polo. A USAWP Hall of Fame inductee she played on the national team for many years and earned a silver medal in the Sydney Olympics (2000).

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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
  • 2011 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, TRIESTE, ITALY, 8TH PLACE
  • 2009 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KHANTY-MANSIYSK, RUSSIA, 3RDPLACE

FUN FACTS ABOUT KELLY
Favorite Food: Avocados
Favorite Actor(s):Ryan Reynolds
Favorite Actress(es):Mila Kunis
Favorite Movie:The Sweetest Thing
Favorite Song(s): "Soundtrack to My Life" by Kid Cudi, "And it Stoned Me" by Van Morrison, "Take it Easy" by The Eagles, "Heads Will Roll" by A-Track Remix
Personal Theme Song: "Listen to the Music" by The Doobie Brothers
Favorite Musical Artist(s): Steve Miller Band, Foster the People, E-40, Jimmy Buffet, The Eagles, Kendrick Lamar
Favorite Color: Seafoam
Facebook or Twitter:Facebook (Twitter Name: @lkellymendoza1)
Best Present Ever Received: Being with her family during the holidays, especially Thanksgiving
Best Halloween Costume: She was a witch for about four years in a row
Special Power: To teleport to wherever she can picture so she can go any place at any time.
Sport Other than Water Polo: Volleyball
Favorite Quote:"Everything happens for a reason"
Etc: Kelly supports Gay Rights because she believes that everyone has the right to love who they want...She also supports the National Human Education Society because animal cruelty needs to stop and all animals should have a loving and safe home...The best thing about water polo is a beautiful pass, the games that you fight, and leaving everything in the pool...Kelly got into water polo because her mom wanted her to try the sport...She keeps playing for the games that you fight until you die in.

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