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KK Clark
KK  Clark

Hometown:
Menlo Park, CA

Last College:
UCLA 2012

Height:
6-2

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
06/28/1990

Club:
NY Athletic Club


06/22/2015

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

Competition begins July 7 in Toronto, CA

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

06/03/2015

USA Women Open Kunshan Cup With 10-3 Win Over The Netherlands

Williams, Clark and Steffens all score two goals

06/01/2015

Women's Senior National Team To Compete In Kunshan Cup This Week; World League Super Final Up Next

14 athletes competing for Team USA in Kunshan

04/13/2015

USA Women's Senior National Team Announces Roster For 2015 FINA Women's Intercontinental Tournament In New Zealand

Team USA opens competition on April 28 vs Brazil; Top four teams qualify for FINA World League Super Final

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

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB: Tallied three goals during gold medal run at the 2014 FINA World Cup...Added two goals en route to a gold medal at the FINA World League Super Final...Scored seven goals in helping Team USA to silver at the first ever FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Scored 1 goal in the 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Chalked up 2 goals in the 2013 Holiday Cup...Totaled 5 goals during the 2013 Canada Cup...Scored 5 goals in the 2013 FINA World Championships...Helped Team USA to the bronze medal at the 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Won silver competing for the United States at the 2011 World University Games...Played professionally with Roma Pallanuoto (2012-13)...Competes domestically with the New York Athletic Club, starting in 2012.

COLLEGE: Graduated from UCLA (2012)...First Team All-American (2012)...First Team All-NCAA Tournament (2012)...First Team All-MPSF (2012)... All-Academic Honors (2012)...169 Goals during her four years at UCLA...Top ten All-Time goal scorer in UCLA history...Fifty-one multiple goal games... NCAA Champions (2009)...Twenty-one NCAA Championship Tournament Career Goals...Three time All-American Honors (2010, 2011, 2012)...Three time All-NCAA Tournament Team (2010, 2011, 2012)...Four time All-MPSF Honors (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)...Played in all 121 UCLA matches during her four years...Team Leader in goals, steals, field blocks, sprints won, goals per game (2012)...Top three MPSF goal scorer with 2.15 goals per game (2012)...Multiple Player of the Week Honors...All-Academic Honors (2010, 2011, 2012)...Daily Bruin female athlete of the year (2012).

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton...Two-year varsity water polo and swimming letter-winner under head coaches Ed Samuels and Jon Burke (water polo) and Kevin Morris (swimming)...First-team All-American Honors as a senior (2007)...Two-time first-team All-CIF Central Coast section honoree, scored sixty goals in twenty-four regular season matches as a senior (including 14 goals in six WCAL contests)...total of sixty goals ranked second most among all WCAL scoring leaders...scored two goals in CIF Central Coast Section Division II Championship (2007)...Led team to a 28-1 record (2007)...Guided Sacred Heart Prep to Amanda Invitational title (2007)...Totaled 141 goals through her junior and senior season...Twice honored as the Sacred Herat Prep female co-athlete of the year (junior and senior)...Three-time All-America swimmer as a member of the Sacred Heart Prep's 200 and 400-meter relay teams...Competed for the Norcal Water Polo Club...Member of U.S. Youth Team (2007)...Member of U.S. twenty and under team (2008).

PERSONAL: Full name is Caroline Archer Clark...The youngest of Peter Clark and Jane Dorst Clark's three daughters...Older sisters, Zizi and Christie, played water polo at UC Santa Barbara...Aunt, Marybeth Dorst, was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Women's Swimming Team...Uncle, Chris Dorst, was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Men's Water Polo Team and competed for Team USA at the 1984 Olympics...cousins, Lindsay, Rebecca, and Emily Dorst, played or are playing for Cal, UCLA, and Stanford respectively.

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, 3ND PLACE
  • 2011 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES, SHENZHEN, CHINA, 2ND PLACE
  • 2007 YOUTH INTERNAATIONAL SERIES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1ST PLACE

FUN FACTS ABOUT KK
Favorite Food: Eggo Waffles
Favorite Actor(s):Toss Up! Leonardo Dicaprio or Christian Bale
Favorite Actress(es):Emma Watson
Favorite Movie:The Usual Suspects
Favorite Song(s): "California Dreaming" by Mamas and Papas, "Skinny Love" by Bon Iver, "Halo" by Beyonce (doesn't seem to get old)
Personal Theme Song: Morgan Freeman's narrating voice
Favorite Musical Artist(s): Lana Del Rey, The xx, Mumford and Sons
Favorite Color: Blue
Facebook or Twitter: Instagram! (Twitter name @kkclarkster)
Best Present Ever Received: Chanel bag
Best Halloween Costume: A bag of Jelly Bellys
Special Power: To heal people
Sport Other than Water Polo: Competitive horseback rider since she rode for ten years before choosing water polo in high school.
Famous Friends or Relatives: My aunt and uncle are both Olympians!
Favorite Quote: "Success if peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming." -John Wooden
Etc: KK is a big supporter of the NAMI (National Alliance in Mental Health) organization; her sister was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder I during the Christmas holiday in 2008, and for the last two years she has organized and fundraised for a team to participate in the NAMI walk in Golden Gate Park; she's done a beautiful job representing her illness with character and campaigning to end the stigma against mental illness....For KK water polo is extra special because all her loved ones including her family, friends, and boyfriend have played, coached, or been spectators of water polo most of their lives; she is surrounded by the sport and doesn't think she could escape it if she tried...Her family is the reason why she got into water polo; since then a number of teammates and coaches have become family and keeps her playing.
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