This article appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of SkipShot Magazine
Event starts at 11am on Huntington Beach Pier
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Added three goals in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...Scored eight goals in 2016 FINA World League Super Final...Posted six goals to help Team USA qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games...Recorded five goals in 2016 FINA Intercontinental Tournament contributing to Gold-medal win...Scored three goals to assist Team USA to Gold medal at 2015 FINA World Championship...Added seven goals in Team USA win at 2015 Pan American Games...Posted seven goals helping Team USA win Gold in 2015 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Tallied 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...Added two goals at 2010 FINA World Cup...Scored three goals, helping Team USA take home Gold at 2010 FINA World League Super Final.
Played professionally for CN Sabadell in Spain in 2013-2014.
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.
Attended College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, CA.
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.
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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