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AustraliaAustralia, AUS
Water polo


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
03 June 1992
177 cm
75 kg
Athens, GRE
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Medicine - University of Sydney: Australia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo at age 12 in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Why this sport?
"I thought I'd give it a try in year seven. It was something different and I really enjoyed it. I was good at swimming, and not a bad netballer so the sport gave me a challenge as far as teamwork and aerobic fitness was concerned."
Club / Team
Olympiacos: Piraeus, GRE
Name of coach
Predrag Mihailovic [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back

International Debut

Competing for

General Interest

HB (, 09 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (, 31 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (, 28 Jul 2016)
In 2016 she suffered a punch to the face while competing against Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was unable to enter the pool in the following match against Hungary. (, 16 Aug 2016;, 13 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you set your mind to doing something you're passionate about, incredible things happen. But it is only through giving it a try, and having resilience when it doesn't work out the first, second or even third time, that you can see what you're truly capable of." (, 09 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named in the 2016/17 Australian National Water Polo League All-Star Team. (, 29 Mar 2017)

She was awarded the Nigel C Barker Medal at the University of Sydney's 2015 Alumni Awards. The award goes to a student with a high academic standard, who contributed to the university through sporting achievement, and may also have contributed to the broader community. (, 19 Oct 2015)

She was named 2013 Sportswoman of the Year at the Sydney University Sport and Fitness [SUSF] Sports Awards in Australia. (, 28 Apr 2014)

In 2013 she was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation [MPSF] in the United States of America. She was also named in the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] All-Tournament second team. (, 30 Apr 2013;, 25 Feb 2013)

She was named 2012 Australian Junior Female Player of the Year. (, 25 Feb 2013)
Famous relatives
Her grandfather played schoolboy rugby for Wales. (, 01 Jul 2013)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 09 Aug 2018)
Other information
A key to her water polo success has been mastering the eggbeater, a form of treading water using the legs only. "I was a fairly good breaststroker, and I have powerful legs, which helped with learning the eggbeater. I am average height, but have long, monkey arms which give me a good reach to get to the ball. While I found the eggbeater difficult to master at first, it gradually became a strong aspect of my play." (, 12 Feb 2016)

In 2016 she began studying a medicine degree at the University of Sydney, having completed her undergraduate degree in immunology. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2018;, 01 Sep 2016)

She spent a season in the United States of America, playing water polo for the University of Southern California Trojans. "Playing at USC was one of the most incredible experiences. Winning an NCAA Championship was, at the time, unlike anything I had ever experienced." (, 09 Aug 2018)

She has coached water polo at Wenona School, her former high school, in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2018)