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    Sami Hill
    Sami Hill

    Hometown:
    Santa Barbara, CA

    Last College:
    UCLA 2015

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    Goalkeeper

    Birthdate:
    06/08/1992

    CLUB:
    Santa Barbara Water Polo Foundation



    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

    08/15/2014

    USA Women Blank Singapore 24-0 In Quarterfinals Of FINA World Cup; Advance To Meet China In Semifinals

    Craig leads the way with five goals; Hill and Johnson combine for 10 saves in shutout

    08/14/2014

    USA Women Win Third Straight At FINA World Cup With 15-10 Victory Over Hungary; Take First In Group B

    Steffens and Craig score three goals each in the victory

    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

    07/05/2014

    USA Women Win Kirishi Cup With 6-5 Victory Over The Netherlands

    Neushul scores three goals to pace 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

    04/28/2012

    Members of the National Teams meet fans at the Shops at Montebello.

    USAWP Mall Tour

    02/29/2012

    Day 1 of the 2012 FINA World League Prelims.

    FINA World League Prelims 2012 - Day 1

    02/29/2012

    Day 2 and 3 of the 2012 FINA World League Prelims.

    FINA World League Prelims 2012 - Day 2 & 3

    INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
    Split time in net tallying 33 saves en route to winning gold at the 2014 FINA World Cup...Recorded double figure saves in helping Team USA to gold at the 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Posted 3 saves at the 2013 FINA World Cup Qualifiers...Recorded 17 saves at the 2013 Holiday Cup...Split time in goal and blocked 2 penalty shots in the final win against Australia at the 2013 Canada Cup...Took eighth place as a member of the Women's Junior National Team at the 2011 FINA Women's Junior World Championships...Won a Bronze Medal at the 2009 FINA Women's Junior World Championships

    COLLEGE
    Competing for UCLA...Helped Bruins to NCAA Championship match and runner-up finish in 2014...Led UCLA to the 2013 NCAA Tournament finishing in third place...Recorded 314 saves in 33 starts for the Bruins in 2013...Red-shirting sophomore year at UCLA to train with the National Team...shared time in goal as a freshman at UCLA helping team to third place finish at NCAA Championships...Earned All-MPSF Newcomer honors.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Played at Dos Pueblos High School in Santa Barbara, CA...Four year member of the varsity team winning three CIF titles, two at the Division 1 level and one at the Division 2 level. In her senior season the team went 31-0 winning the CIF Division 1 championship.

    PERSONAL
    Full name: Samantha Nan Sieni Hill...born June 8, 1992 in Honolulu, Hawaii...Sami is the oldest of William and Cynthia Hill's four children...has two younger sisters, Kodi and Abbi, and one younger brother, Deacon...uncle, Brian Battistone, plays professional tennis on the ATP World Tour...undeclared major.

    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
    • 2013 HOLIDAY CUP, SANTA ANA, CA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2013 CANADA CUP, GATINEAU, CANADA, 1ST PLACE
    • 2013 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 5TH PLACE
    • 2011 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, TRIESTE, ITALY, 8TH PLACE
    • 2009 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KHANTY-MANSIYSK, RUSSIA, 3RD PLACE
    FUN FACTS ABOUT SAMI

    Favorite Quote: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - Bobby McFerrin. Favorite Food: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
    Favorite Movie: Lion King & Space Jam
    Favorite Songs: Anything you can dance to, upbeat and loud!
    Favorite Musical Artists: All music, expect country
    Favorite Color: Green
    Facebook or Twitter: Facebook, not into Twitter too much.
    Best present ever received: Her dog, Speedo
    Best Halloween costume: Spiderman
    If she had one magical power it would be: To be able to become invisible! I could spy on people without them knowing!
    Famous Friends or Relatives: Uncles Dann and Brian Battistone play professional tennis. Brian played in the last US Open and is famous for his jump serve.
    Other Sports besides water polo: Basketball, she played for a long time before giving it up for water polo.
    The best thing about water polo: Being on a team, I love being surrounded by my best friends playing the sport I love! It makes everything 10 times better when you are surrounded with people who share the same goals and support you everyday in the pool.
    Etc: Sami grew up a swimmer, but played soccer and basketball because sheloved being on a team. Water Polo was the best of both worlds, and she loved it right from the beginning. She stuck with water polo because it is the perfect sport for her, "I feel like I was born to play water polo, and couldn't see myself doing anything else."

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