Team USA set to meet Hungary on Saturday in second round
Team USA opens competition on Sunday against Brazil
USA to meet Canada at 8pm et/5pm pt.
Team USA now awaits semifinal opponent on Sunday
Steffes and Grossman score four each in the victory
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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
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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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