This article appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of SkipShot Magazine
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Team USA looks to defend their championship from the 2012 Olympic Games
Four different players score two goals in the victory
Team USA to meet Brazil on Monday in quarterfinal round
In this episode of #InsideWater, Kiley Neushul explains how her mom has helped her water polo career, confesses to being one of the only Team USA members who doesn't like country music and shares with us her weekly Wednesday tradition! #BeVictoRIOus #RoadtoRio
National Teams Prepare For FINA World Championships
2013 FINA World League Prelims - Women's Recap
Scored 10 goals in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...Led team with 12 goals in 2016 FINA World League Super Final...Tallied 18 goals en route to Team USA's qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games...Helped lead team to Gold-medal win at 2016 FINA Intercontinental Tournament with 12 goals...Recorded eight goals during Team USA's win at 2015 FINA World Championship...Posted seven goals at Team USA's win for 2015 Pan American Games...Cutino Award Winner (2012, 2015)...Scored nine goals helping Team USA to Gold at 2014 FINA World Cup...Led team in scoring with 12 goals on way to Gold at 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Recorded a goal during 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Tallied five goals during 2013 Holiday Cup...Scored seven goals in 2013 FINA World Championships...Scored seven goals in helping Team USA to bronze at the 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Served as the alternate at the 2010 FINA World Cup in Christchurch, New Zealand...Competed at the 2011 FINA Junior World Championships, finishing in eighth place...Won a bronze medal at the FINA Junior World Championships Khanty-Mansiysk (2009).
Won NCAA Championship with Stanford in 2012, 2014, and 2015... Cutino Award Winner (2012, 2015)... ACWPC Player of the Year (2012).
Attended Dos Pueblos High School...Won one CIF Southern Section Championships (Div. II) and three CIF Southern Section Championships (Div. I) ...Four time Southern Section Player of the Year.
Has two sisters, Jamie and Ryann...Jamie competed with Kiley at Stanford...Her mom, Cathy Neushul, is a longtime water polo coach...Her dad is Peter Neushul.
- 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 1ST PLACE
- 2016 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
- 2016 OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT, GOUDA, NETHERLANDS, 1ST PLACE
- 2016 FINA WOMEN'S INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, LEWISVILLE, TX, 1ST PLACE
- 2015 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KAZAN, RUSSIA, 1ST PLACE
- 2014 FINA WORLD CUP, KHANTY-MANSIYSK, RUSSIA, 1ST PLACE
- 2014 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, KUNSHAN, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
- 2013 HOLIDAY CUP, SANTA ANA, CA, 1ST PLACE
- 2013 CANADA CUP, GATINEAU, CANADA, 1ST PLACE
- 2013 FINA WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, VOLOS, GREECE, 1ST PLACE
- 2013 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 5TH PLACE
- 2013 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINALS, BEIJING, CHINA, 3RD PLACE
- 2011 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, TRIESTE, ITALY, 8TH PLACE
- 2009 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KHANTY-MANSIYSK, RUSSIA, 3RD PLACE
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Trader Joe's Mint Chip
Favorite Chain restaurant: Bj's
Favorite Reality TV Show: Game Of Thrones
If You Had To Make An Ipod Playlist Named After Yourself, What Would It Be?: Sleepy123
And What Would Be The First Song?: "How's It Gonna Be" Third Eye Blind
Where Do You See Yourself 10 Years From Now?: Hopefully LivIng Near A Beach Somewhere
If You Couldn't Play Water Polo, What Sport Would You Play?" Basketball. The Speed Of The Game Is Fantastic, And Players' Athleticism And Conditioning Is Something To Be Commended.
Role Model: My Mom, Cathy Neushul
Athletic Inspiration: My Mom, Cathy Neushul
Etc: The best thing about water polo is that it is an extremely challenging sport and it requires a lot of times. It is something that you must fall in love with to be able to play at a high level. It can be a lifestyle that is what is so great about it...Her mom started her in water polo at age seven and she hated it. But the people she has met and the love she has developed for the game keeps her going.
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