Women's Senior National Team




Melissa Seidemann
Melissa  Seidemann

Hometown:
Walnut Creek, CA

Last College:
Stanford 2012

Height:
6-0

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
06/26/1990

Club:
NY Athletic Club


09/01/2015

Los Angeles Officially Launches 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Bid

Five USA Water Polo Olympians on hand today in Santa Monica to help celebrate the announcement

08/05/2015

USA Women To Play For Gold At FINA World Championships After 8-6 Win Over Australia

Team USA will meet the Netherlands on Friday evening in Russia

08/01/2015

USA Women Advance To Quarterfinals Of FINA World Championship With 12-7 Win Over Hungary

Fattal scores four goals in the victory; Team USA to meet Spain on Monday

07/30/2015

July 29, 2015 Episode Of The Counter Attack With Greg Mescall Now Live

2015 Junior Olympics coverage and interviews with John Mann and Melissa Seidemann

07/28/2015

USA Women Suffer First Loss At Major Competition In 2015 Falling To Italy 10-9

Fattal scores five goals in the losing effort

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

10/15/2012

The Women's National Team make countless media appearances.

Women's National Team Sizzle Reel

07/16/2012

U.S. Women sweep Hungary in a four game series.

Women's Olympic Team vs. Hungary - Series Recap

07/10/2012

Good luck to the U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic teams in London!

Olympic Send-Off

03/08/2013

2011 Pan American Games

USA Women Win Gold

02/13/2013

2012 Olympic Games - Women's Water Polo

The U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England winning the gold medal.

Gold Medalist of the 2012 Olympics in London, England... Center/Defender with strong post game, defense and ability to hit outside shots

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Notched seven goals helping Team USA win Gold in 2015 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Racked up 11 goals on way to Gold at 2014 FINA World Cup...Scored three goals in helping Team USA win Gold at 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Added four goals during 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Contributed to Team USA's winning streak with eight goals during 2013 Holiday Cup...Scored nine goals in 2013 FINA World Championships...Tallied seven goals to help Team USA to third-place finish at 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Helped Team USA to first-ever Olympic Gold medal in 2012...Second on team with seven shots logged at 2012 Olympic Games...Recorded six goals for Team USA at 2012 FINA World League Super Final...Third on team with 11 goals, helping United States to Gold medal and Olympic berth at 2011 Pan American Games...Scored three times during sixth-place finish at 2011 FINA World Championships...Tallied two goals during Gold medal run at 2011 FINA World League Super Final in Tianjin, China...Registered two goals at 2010 FINA World Cup...Scored three goals, helping Team USA take home Gold at 2010 FINA World League Super Final.

PROFESSIONAL
Played professionally for CN Sabadell in Spain in 2013-2014.

COLLEGE
Competed for the Stanford University women's water polo team...Recipient of Peter J. Cutino Award in 2013...Finished career with 239 goals, tied for first all-time with USA teammate Lolo Silver...Scored 75 goals in senior season, helping Stanford reach NCAA Tournament final...Helped team to 2011 NCAA Championship...Led team in scoring as a sophomore with 54 goals and helped squad advance to NCAA title match...As true freshman led the team in scoring with 59 goals and named MPSF Newcomer of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, CA.

PERSONAL
Graduated in 2013 with degree in psychology...Older sister Lauren played water polo at UC- Davis...Younger sister Natalie is on USA Water Polo Cadet National Team training squad.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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 WORLD CUP, KHANTY-MANSIYSK, RUSSIA, 1ST PLACE
  • 2014 FINA WORLD 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
  • FUN FACTS
    Pregame Ritual: It's All About Keeping The Mood Light. I'm Definitely Focused, But If I Get Too Excited I Tend To Overdo It The First Time I'm In. I'm Always Waiting For The Nerves To Kick In. It Happens Every Game And Tells Me I'm Ready To Play. Oh, And I Must Have A Piece Of Gum.
    Favorite Quote: "It Is Both A Blessing And A Curse To Feel Everything So Very Deeply."
    Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Soft-Serve Vanilla
    Favorite Chain Restaurant: Chipotle
    Favorite Reality Tv Show: All Home Renovation Shows And Locked Up
    If You Had To Make An Ipod Playlist Named After Yourself, What Would It Be?: Pugnacity
    And What Would Be The First Song?: "Trouble" Thunderbird Gerard
    Where Do You See Yourself 10 Years From Now?: I Will Definitely Have Another Puppy In The Next 10 Years And Hopefully A Child.
    If You Couldn't Play Water Polo, What Sport Would You Play?: Ice Hockey. I'd Have To Learn To Skate First, Though.
    Role Model: My Parents
    Athletic Inspiration: My Teammates
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