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    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



    08/17/2014

    USA Women Win Gold! Team USA Takes Second Straight FINA World Cup Title With 10-6 Victory Over Australia

    Team USA earns third World Cup title in program history

    08/05/2014

    USA Women's Senior National Team Announces Roster For FINA World Cup

    Tournament set for August 12-17 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

    07/17/2014

    18 Team USA Olympians Set To Compete In US Open Of Water Polo This Weekend

    Free admission to all matches

    07/04/2014

    USA Women Draw With Spain 7-7 On Day Four Of Kirishi Cup

    Johnson piles up 17 saves in the match

    07/03/2014

    USA Women Take Down Italy 11-4 On Day Three Of Kirishi Cup

    Gilchrist with three goals to lead the offense

    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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