Women's Senior National Team




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


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

06/05/2015

USA Women Move To Title Match Of Kunshan Cup With 10-8 Win Over Canada

Fattal, Neushul, and Craig all score twice in the victory

06/03/2015

USA Women Open Kunshan Cup With 10-3 Win Over The Netherlands

Williams, Clark and Steffens all score two goals

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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