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Water polo


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
05 March 1993
173 cm
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
English, Spanish
Higher education
Communications - Stanford University: United States

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo at age seven.
Why this sport?
Her mother was a water polo coach and taught her how to play the sport.
Club / Team
CN Sabadell: Spain
Name of coach
David Palma [club]; Adam Krikorian [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

General Interest

Surfing, yoga, travelling, reading, music, hiking. (, 01 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 29 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (, 21 Dec 2018)
Hero / Idol
Her mother, US water polo coach Cathy Neushul. (, 21 Dec 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before a match she likes to pack her bag meticulously, listen to music and hang out with her teammates. (, 21 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The best thing about water polo is that it is an extremely challenging sport and it requires a lot of time. It is something that you must fall in love with to be able to play at a high level." (, 21 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the gold medal match at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (, 28 Jul 2017)

She received the Peter J. Cutino Award in 2012 and 2015. The award is given annually to the best male and female water polo player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] in the United States of America. (, 07 Jun 2015)

In 2012 she was named ACWPC Player of the Year and MPSF Newcomer of the Year. (, 2014)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister Jamie has played water polo at university level in the United States of America. Her mother Cathy has coached the sport. (, 10 Jun 2015;, 08 Jun 2015)
Other information
She grew up with her national teammates Sami and Kodi Hill and introduced them to water polo. (, 15 Dec 2018)

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