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


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

06/07/2015

Stanford's Kiley Neushul & USC's Kostas Genidounias Win 2015 Cutino Award

Second career win for Neushul (2012), and fifth straight for Stanford female athlete

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

04/28/2015

USA Women Open Play At FINA Women's Intercontinental Tournament With 9-4 Win Over Braziil

Mathewson, Seidemann, and Fischer score twice in the win

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
Racked up 11 goals on the way to gold at the 2014 FINA World Cup...Scored three goals in helping Team USA win gold at the 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Added 4 goals during the 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Contributed to Team USA's winning streak with 8 goals during the 2013 Holiday Cup...Scored nine goals in the 2013 FINA World Championships...Tallied seven goals to help Team USA to a third place finish at the 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Second on the team with seven shots logged at the 2012 Olympic Games... Recorded six goals for Team USA at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final... Third on the team with 11 goals scored helping the United States to a Gold Medal and Olympic berth at the 2011 Pan American Games...Scored three times during a sixth place finish at the 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 the 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 the Peter J. Cutino Award in 2013...Finished her career with 239 goals, tied for first all-time with USA teammate Lolo Silver...Scored 75 goals in her senior season helping Stanford reach the NCAA Tournament final...Helped the team to the 2011 NCAA Championship...Led the team in scoring as a sophomore with 54 goals and helped squad advance to NCAA title match...As a true freshman led the team in scoring with 59 goals and named MPSF Newcomer of the Year

HIGH SCHOOL
Attend College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, CA

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

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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 ABOUT MELISSA

Favorite Food: Frozen Yogurt
Favorite Movie: Country Strong
Favorite Actor: Ryan Gosling
Favorite Actress: Julia Roberts
Favorite Songs: "You & I" By Lady Gaga
Favorite Color: Pink
Best present ever received: Her puppy
Best Halloween costume: Beanie Baby
Magical Power: To Fly
Other Sports Besides Water Polo: Weightlifting
The best thing about water polo: "The supportive community it provides and the amazing opportunities it has presented me with."

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