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Led Team USA with 17 goals in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...Logged 10 goals in 2016 FINA World League Super Final...Scored 17 goals in Team USA's qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games...Added 11 goals to help lead team to Gold-medal win at 2016 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Tallied 13 goals during 2015 FINA World Championship to assist with a team Gold...Led Team USA to a Gold medal finish with 15 goals at 2015 Pan American Games...Posted 12 goals helping Team USA earn second consecutive FINA World Cup crown in 2014...Second on team in scoring with 11 goals in Gold medal effort at 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Added five goals during 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Tallied five goals in 2013 Holiday Cup...Scored eleven goals in 2013 FINA World Championships...Led team with nine goals en route to third-place finish at 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Led team to Gold medal at 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, with 21 goals...Named MVP at 2012 Olympics... Tied Olympic record with most goals in single game, scoring seven in win over Hungary...Seven goals set a record for an Olympic Games debut match...Led team with 11 goals at 2012 FINA World League Super Final...Posted six goals on way to Gold medal and Olympic qualification at 2011 Pan American Games...Scored winning goal in 20th round of an epic shootout to defeat Canada 26 for Gold medal at 2011 Pan American Games...Scored five times en route to sixth-place finish at 2011 FINA World Championships...Registered five goals during Gold medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China...Added four goals to help Team USA take home Gold at 2010 FINA World Cup...Scored five goals, including winning goal against Australia in final match at 2010 FINA World League Super Final...Scored two goals at 2009 Holiday Cup...Club Championship winner with Diablo...Three-time Junior Olympic champion...Three-time Junior Olympic Co-MVP...Florida International Tournament champion.
Attended Monte Vista High School... League champions 2007-2009...NCS champions 2007- 2010...Undefeated in 2008...Top-100 athlete 2007-2009... Scholar-athlete award 2009 and 2010...NCS MVP 2010...Water Polo Player of the Year 2009...Monte Vista Rookie of the Year 2007...Monte Vista offensive player of the year 2009.
Competes for Stanford University where she helped team to NCAA Championships in 2014 and 2015...Multiple time finalist for Peter J. Cutino Award...Helped Stanford reach NCAA Tournament Final in 2013.
From a family of about 45 cousins--most are successful athletes. Most of her uncles and cousins played water polo. Competed on Senior National Team with her sister Jessica until 2012.There is so much more to learn as a player.
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- 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
- 2014 FINA WORLD CUP, KHANTY-MANSIYSK, RUSSIA, 1ST PLACE
- 2014 FINA LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, KUNSHAN, CHINA, 1ST 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 OLYMPICS, 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, La Jolla, CA, 1st place
- 2009 Holiday Cup, Newport Beach, CA, 2nd place
- 2009 Junior World Championships, Khanty-Mansysk, Russia, 3rd place
- 2009 Canada Cup, Montreal, Canada, 1st place
Favorite Quote: "If You Stumble, Make It Part Of The Dance."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mud Pie Mojo! (Cold Stone Creamery)
Favorite Chain Restaurant: Chipotle
Favorite Reality Tv Show: The Voice
If You Had To Make An Ipod Playlist Named After Yourself, What Would It Be?: "Smile"
And What Would Be The First Song?: "Vivir Mi Vida" Marc Anthony
Where Do You See Yourself 10 Years From Now?: In A Pool. Backyard Pool? Olympic Pool? Hotel Pool? Only Time Can Tell!
If You Couldn't Play Water Polo, What Sport Would You Play?: Beach Volleyball
Role Model: My Older Siblings (Teresa, Charlie, And Jessica)
Athletic Inspiration: Almost Every Single Sports Game And Event I Watch. Whether It's Little Kids, Col- Lege, Professional, Or National, Inspiration Is All Around! Guess That's Why I'm Such A Sports Fan!
Etc: Dream big, play big! Always strive to be amongst the best, and surround yourself with those who support you and your passion!
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