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Rachel
Fattal
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
10 December 1993
Height
175 cm
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
History - University of California, Los Angeles: United States

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first experienced water polo at age four.
Why this sport?
She picked up water polo because her swimming coach used to throw balls into the pool after practice.
Club / Team
SOCAL: Tustin, CA, USA
Name of coach
Adam Krikorian [national], USA

General Interest

Most influential person in career
Her mother. (usawaterpolo.org, 25 Mar 2016)
Hero / Idol
US water polo player Kiley Neushul, US beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor. (nbcolympics.com, 16 Jun 2016; ocvarsity.com, 21 Mar 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She likes to listen to music prior to a game. (usawaterpolo.org, 25 Mar 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do." [US author Mark Twain] (usawaterpolo.org, 08 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named to the All-Star team at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (fina.org, 28 Jul 2017)

She was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (olympictalk.nbcsports.com, 07 Aug 2015)

She was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2013 World Junior Championships in Volos, Greece. (uclabruins.com, 2014)