This article appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of SkipShot Magazine
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Get the inside scoop on 2016 Olympic hopeful, USA Water Polo's Maddie Musselman as she talks about her favorite music artist, the best advice she's ever received, how she got started in water polo and so much more!
Dropped 12 goals in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...Logged 11 goals in 2016 FINA World League Super Final...Scored 13 goals to help Team USA qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games...Tallied a total of nine goals to help team to Gold-medal finish at 2016 FINA Intercontinental Tournament... Posted five goals to assist Team USA to a Gold medal win at 2015 FINA World Championship...Recorded nine goals at 2015 Pan American Games, in which Team USA won Gold...Added six goals in Team USA's run to Gold in 2015 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Helped Team USA to Gold at 2014 FINA Youth World Championship...Scored five goals on way to Silver at FINA Intercontinental Tournament. .
Attended Corona del Mar High School...Won a CIF-SS Division 1 Championship in 2013.
Sister Alex played water polo at UCLA...father Jeff is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.
- 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
- 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 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, MADRID, SPAIN, 1ST PLACE
- 2014 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, RIVERSIDE, CA, 2ND PLACE
- 2013 UANA JUNIOR PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, 1ST PLACE
Favorite Quote: 'It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." -John Wooden
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chip and Wild n' Reckless on a Cake Cone
Favorite Chain restaurant: Wahoo's
Favorite Reality TV Show: I do not watch Reality TV. The closest show that i can think of that i enjoy is American Idol.
If You Had To Make An Ipod Playlist Named After Yourself, What Would It Be?: Maddie's Jams
And What Would Be The First Song?: "I Lived" OneRepublic
Where Do You See Yourself 10 Years From Now?: If not still playing water polo, then hopefully doing something in the medical field.
If You Couldn't Play Water Polo, What Sport Would You Play?" Beach Volleyball
Role Model: My Parents
Athletic Inspiration: Jason Lezak
Etc: So thankful for my family and friends for their unconditional love and support.
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