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2014 USC Roster

NAME HT. Flora Bolonyai 5-11 Alegra Hueso 5-9 Melanie Slater 5-7 Katie Murphy 5-8 Colleen O’Donnell 5-10 Ioanna Haralabidis 5-11 Kelly Mendoza 5-9 Madeline Rosenthal 5-11 Monica Vavic 5-8 Eike Daube 5-11 Jayde Appel 6-2 Jennifer Stiefel 5-8 Stephania Haralabidis5-11 Mikayla Tyler 5-6 Sara Salamon 5-6 Olivia Cummins 5-8 Avery Peterson 5-11 Kaleigh Gilchrist 5-9 Ellie D’Ambra 5-5 Courtney Walters 5-9 Emilie Myers 5-8 Nikki Stansfield 5-11 Natalie Lavinsky 5-8 Nicola Welch 5-8 Michelle Mercado 5-8 Lauren Esrig 5-7 Maddie Schrager 5-3

POS. Goalie Goalie Goalie Goalie 2-Meter Driver Driver 2-Meter Driver 2-Meter 2-Meter Driver Driver 2-Meter Driver Driver 2-Meter 2-Meter Driver 2-Meter Driver 2-Meter Driver Driver Driver Driver Driver

YR. HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE) SR Budapest, Hungary (Elte Trefort Agoston HS) SO Pasadena, Calif. (Pasadena HS) FR Long Beach, Calif. (Wilson HS) SO Chicago, Ill. (St. Ignatius Prep) SR Palos Verdes, Calif. (Palos Verdes HS) FR Athens, Greece (Corona del Mar HS) SR Danville, Calif. (Monte Vista HS/California) SR Miami, Fla. (Ransom Everglades HS) JR Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (Palos Verdes HS) JR Long Beach, Calif. (Wilson HS) SO Sydney, NSW, Australia (Meridan) JR Esslingen, Germany (San Clemente HS) FR Athens, Greece (Corona del Mar HS) FR Corona, Calif. (Santiago HS) JR Riverside, Calif. (Riverside Poly HS) SR Tustin, Calif. (Foothill HS/UC Irvine) FR Newport Beach, Calif. (Newport Harbor HS) SR Newport Beach, Calif. (Newport Harbor HS) FR Rolling Hills, Calif. (Palos Verdes HS) SO Camarillo, Calif. (Rio Mesa HS) SO Las Vegas, Nev. (Cathedral Catholic HS) FR Fullerton, Calif. (Foothill HS) SO Manhattan Beach, Calif. (Mira Costa HS) SO Westmoorings, Trinidad (St. Joseph’s Convent Port-of-Spain) JR Santa Clarita, Calif. (Notre Dame HS) FR Eugene, Ore. (South Eugene HS) FR Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (Cate School)

Head Coach: Jovan Vavic Associate Head Coach: Marko Pintaric Assistant Coaches: Casey Moon, Stefan Luedecke

Schedule

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DATE OPPONENT Feb. 8-9 Triton Invitational Feb. 14-15 Lancer Invitational Feb. 22-23 UC I Invitational March 1 at Arizona State * March 7 BAKERSFIELD * March 15 CALIFORNIA * (P12) March 21 vs. Indiana ~ March 22 vs. Long Beach State ~ at Hawai’i * March 27 HARTWICK March 29 at San Jose State *

TIME All Day All Day All Day 1 p.m. MT 5 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. HT 1:30 p.m. HT 6 p.m. HT 5 p.m. 12 p.m.

Volunteer Assistants: Sasha Bucur, Marko Zagar DATE OPPONENT March 30 at Stanford * (P12) April 6 UC Irvine (P12) April 10 Loyola Marymount (P12) April 16 UCLA * (P12) Apr. 25-27 May 9-11

TIME 5 p.m. 3 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.

MPSF Championships& NCAA Championships$

* MPSF game All times are local to game site (P12) - televised on Pac-12 Networks & MPSF Tournament (hosted by USC) $ NCAA Tournament (hosted by USC) Home games in BOLD CAPS (at Uytengsu Aquatics Center)


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wise man once said, “Winning is contagious.” That man would know. That man is Jovan Vavic. And that man is certainly showing signs of another severe case of victory fever. His Women of Troy fought through the longest NCAA title match on record last year, winning their fourth national championship in a game that stretched through overtime and all the way on to triple sudden-death. USC was a long way from home for that one, hauling the 2013 NCAA trophy back to Troy from Boston. That feat not only wrapped the year on a winning note, it sent the entire USC squad home with a new strain of Vavic’s victory fever. Everybody knows nothing soothes the soul like home cooking, and it just so happens that USC will spend the two biggest weeks of water polo action in home waters this year. The Women of Troy play host to both the 2014 MPSF Championships as well as the 2014 NCAA Championships, introducing the water polo world to the brand-new Uytsengsu Aquatics Center while also setting up their own defense of both tournament titles won last season. It’s a prescription for success that the fired-up Trojans most certainly aim to fill. “When you win a championship, you can look back and think how hard it was to do, or you can look back and remember how great it felt to win,” Vavic said. “These women had been dying to win a championship, and last year they did it, and now they want more. They want to feel it again.” The USC women have also seen the repetitive success of the men’s program, which, also under Vavic, has strung together an unprecedented six consecutive national championships. The Women of Troy have matched the USC men with championships in back-to-back seasons four times now (1998-99, 2003-04, 2009-10 and 2012-13). Their motivation for 2014 is unquestionable. Their talent is already exceptionable. And experience will likely prove to make them unstoppable. The 2014 Trojans return five starters from the last national championship team. NCAA Tournament MVP Flora Bolonyai — an Olympian and a three-time All-American — is the undeniable backbone of the team as the Trojans’ steadfast goalie. She returns as one of five All-Americans back in the water, joined by fellow senior All-Americans Kaleigh Gilchrist, Kelly Mendoza and Madeline Rosenthal. Junior Monica Vavic returns as another All-American as well as the Trojans’ top scorer and MPSF Player of the Year last season. That entire group gleaned even more key experience in the offseason, playing internationally throughout the summer along with several other Trojan teammates. Bolonyai won a bronze medal with Hungary at the 2013 FINA World Championships. Gilchrist, Mendoza and Vavic, as well as juniors Colleen O’Donnell and Eike Daube, all spent time with the U.S. National Team. Daube and Vavic combined forces for gold with the U.S. Junior National Team at the FINA Junior World Championships, while Jayde Appel pulled double duty in representing Australia at both the senior and junior World Championships. She’d bring home a World Championship silver medal from Barcelona, where Bolonyai picked up her bronze medal. The international standout list goes on. Back from training with the German National Team is junior Jennifer Stiefel, and new to the Trojan roster this season are the powerful sister act from Greece, Ioanna and Stephania Haralabidis. “Having these girls with their national teams and getting extra experience was really important,” Vavic said. “Being with the best of the best gives you confidence that you can play Location:.............................Los Angeles, CA 90089 at the highest level. Confidence in sports is so important.” Founded:.............................................................1880 That experienced and confident core is just another reason that the Women of Troy opened Size:............................................................. 150 Acres the 2014 season picked No. 1 in the conference and the nation. “Success is always dependent on how good your defense is going to be and if you have Enrollment:......................................................33,000 President:...................................... C. L. Max Nikias enough offensive power to score goals. We have the best goalie in the nation, so it’s deservedly Athletic Director:.................................... Pat Haden so that we’re number one. “We return a great bench. We’re a deep team with lots of weapons. It’s a dangerous team.” Colors:........................................... Cardinal & Gold Bolonyai, whom Vavic purports is the best goalie in the collegiate game right now, enters her Nickname:......................... Trojans/Women of Troy senior season needing 196 saves to take over as USC’s all-time career saves leader. Considering Facility:........................McDonald’s Swim Stadium she’s pinned up no fewer than 209 saves in each of the past three seasons, she stands to ink Kennedy Athletic Building:........... (213) 740-8444 her name in yet another place in the Trojan history books this year. Vavic is duly impressed with the support that Bolonyai will have this year as well. Not only are backup goalies Alegra Water Polo Office:............................. (213) 740-8453 Hueso and Melanie Slater proving to be strong in the cage, the Trojan field defense is in good Head Coach:.......................................... Jovan Vavic shape as well. Career Record:.................. 440-132 (.769) / 19 years Rosenthal, O’Donnell, Mendoza and Daube all boast defensive skill and savvy in the field. Associate Head Coach:.................. Marko Pintaric They also can be just as dominant at the other end of the pool. When the USC offense kicks into gear this year, opponents will be hard-pressed to stop the Trojans. Gilchrist (107 goals) and Vavic Assistant Coaches:...Casey Moon, Stefan Luedecke (116 goals) are already well into the century club in their USC careers, but the Trojans will pack Conference:.......Mountain Pacific Sports Federation more than just a one-two punch. Appel, Daube, Mendoza and Rosenthal all provided at least 20 (Arizona State, California, CSU Bakersfield, goals last season, and plenty of reinforcements come in the form of the freshman Haralabidis San Jose State, Stanford, UCLA, USC) twins as well as juniors Stiefel and Olivia Cummins and sophomores Natalie Lavinsky, Emilie Myers and Courtney Walters. 2013 Record:........................................... 27-1 overall “We have one of the tallest and fastest teams out there,” Vavic said. “Ioanna and Stephania 2013 MPSF Record (Finish):.................... 5-1 (2nd) (Haralabidis) are the whole package. They both have a great sense of the game. They have 2013 Postseason:......................... NCAA Champion excellent quickness in the water; both are shooters, and they are also tough. They’re going to be superstars. Sports Information:......................... (213) 740-8480 “Jenny (Stiefel) has played polo all her life so she brings great instincts, and Olivia brings Sports Information Fax:.................. (213) 740-7584 speed and quickness as a good attacker. For our sophomores, they’ve all done what we’ve Water Polo SID:..................................Darcy Couch asked and this year I think they really have a chance to contribute.” Couch’s Email:..............................dcouch@usc.edu Joining Ioanna and Stephania Haralabidis in the Trojan freshman class are a set of newcomers that Vavic is also eager to get in the mix. Mikayla Tyler, Avery Peterson, Ellie D’Ambra, Nikki Web Site:................................www.usctrojans.com Stansfield, Nicola Welch and Lauren Esrig encompass a talented batch of Trojans entering their Credits: The 2014 USC women’s water polo media first season at Troy. guide was prepared by Darcy Couch. Special thanks “Stansfield is a hard worker in the water; she’s strong and fast and can post up and shoot to Figge Photography, Dan Avila, Diane Bekhazi, the ball. Avery can play two-meter offense and defense and she just doesn’t quit. Mikayla is a David Gonzales, Sam Haythorn, Peggy O’Donnell, smart defender who understands the game, and Ellie is one of our smartest players,” Vavic said AP Images and Getty Images. of his newest members of the Trojan family. “They all bring something. Overall the leadership Printing by Chromatic Inc. on this team is excellent, and I like their chemistry and their desire.” •

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Jovan Vavic, one of the top water polo coaches in the country, serves a dual role as the head coach of both the USC men’s and women’s teams. He has been with the USC women’s program since its inception in 1995, and has led both teams to national championships three times in the same school year (1998-99, 2003-04 and 2009-10). A 12-time National Coach of the Year and 10-time MPSF Coach of the Year, Vavic boasts a grand total of 13 combined national titles — including a current six-year run with the USC men — and has coached 10 Cutino Award winners. With 13 national championships (nine men’s and four women’s) won during his tenure at USC, Vavic has the most team titles of any USC head coach in history. In the calendar years of 2013 and 2010, Vavic swept both sides of the game, winning national championships with the women in the spring and following that with men’s titles in the fall of those years. In 2013, the Women of Troy won the longest NCAA women’s championship game in history, beating Stanford 10-9 in triple sudden death to claim USC’s fourth national championship on the women’s side. The USC men would follow with a historic feat of their own, winning an unprecedented sixth straight national championship in claiming the 2013 crown. In 2010, the USC women and men went back-to-back as Vavic followed 2010 National and MPSF Coach of the Year awards on the women’s side with 2010 National and MPSF Coach of the Year with the men in leading the Trojan men to their third consecutive national championship. The USC women’s 27-1 overall mark in 2013 culminated in the women’s program’s fourth national championship in 10 consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament and improved Vavic’s overall career record on the women’s side to 440132 (.769) as he now enters his 20th season as the USC’s women’s head coach. Following the USC men’s 2009 NCAA title and the USC women’s run to the 2010 national championship, Vavic saw two Trojans sweep the Cutino Awards for the third time in his career, as J.W. Krumpholz and Kami Craig went back-toback as the 2009 and 2010 Cutino Award winners following the USC women’s run to the 2010 NCAA Championship. The first Trojan pair to sweep the awards was Juraj Zatovic and Lauren Wenger in 2006. Since 1999 when the program was fully funded, Vavic’s record is 375-65 (.852), including 10 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. Between 2003 and 2010, Vavic

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1996 MPSF Men’s Co-Coach of the Year 1998 National Men’s Co-Coach of the Year 1999 MPSF Women’s Coach of the Year National Women’s Coach of the Year 2003 MPSF Men’s Coach of the Year National Men’s Coach of the Year 2004 MPSF Women’s Coach of the Year National Women’s Coach of the Year 2005 MPSF Men’s Coach of the Year National Men’s Coach of the Year 2006 MPSF Men’s Coach of the Year 2008 MPSF Men’s Coach of the Year National Men’s Coach of the Year 2009 National Men’s Coach of the Year 2010 MPSF Women’s Coach of the Year National Women’s Coach of the Year MPSF Men’s Coach of the Year National Men’s Coach of the Year 2011 National Men’s Coach of the Year 2012 National Men’s Coach of the Year 2013 MPSF Women’s Coach of the Year National Women’s Coach of the Year Men’s career coaching record: 448-68 (.868) • 19 seasons Women’s career coaching record: 440-132 (.769) • 19 seasons

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was named either MPSF or National Coach of the Year (or both) every year but one. His 2004 women’s team won the national championship and became the first team in NCAA Championship history to go undefeated (29-0). In 1999, 2004 and 2010, Vavic was named the women’s National and MPSF Coach of the Year. Vavic oversaw the team’s move from Division II in 1995 to Division I in 1996. He guided USC to its first-ever Division I National Collegiate Championships appearance in 1997 and a seventh-place national finish while the 1998 team took fifth nationally. In 1999, USC won the national championship, and Vavic was named the National Coach of the Year and the MPSF Coach of the Year. The 2000 squad added another strong showing, finishing second nationally. Vavic came to USC in 1992 as an assistant men’s water polo coach, joined John Williams as co-head coach in 1995 and took over the men’s program in 1999 after Williams retired. He and Williams were named National Coaches of the Year in 1998 after leading USC to its firstever national championship. They were also named MPSF Co-Coaches of the Year in 1996 after leading USC to the conference title. In fact, in the 1998-99 season, Vavic did something no other coach has accomplished as his teams won three national championships: besides capturing the 1998 men’s and 1999 women’s titles, his 1999 men’s club team won the Men’s Senior National Club Championship. In 19 seasons at the helm of the USC men’s program, Vavic has improved his career coaching record on the men’s side to 448-68 (.868) with national championships won in 1998, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Vavic, a native of Yugoslavia, spent the 1990 season as an assistant men’s coach at UCLA. Previously, he coached three seasons (1987-1990) at Palos Verdes (Calif.) High, where he led Palos Verdes to two undefeated league seasons (1987-89). Vavic also served as assistant coach to the U.S. team at the 1995 World University Games, and was the head coach of the team in 2003. In November 2012, Vavic was named interim head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team, and led Team USA to World Championship qualification with success at the 2013 UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament in Canada. Vavic graduated from UCLA in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He and his wife, Lisa, have four children: Nikola, Monica, Marko and Stefan. Nikola and Monica both attend USC and have won national championships with their respective USC water polo teams.

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Former USC All-American Marko Pintaric is in his 13th season on the USC staff, named associate head coach this season after 12 years as an assistant of both the men’s and women’s water polo teams at USC. A member of USC’s 1998 national championship team as a player, he has been on the USC coaching staff for eight USC men’s title runs and three women’s NCAA crowns. Pintaric was a two-year starter for the Trojans in 1997 and 1998. He recorded 44 goals during the Trojans’ 1998 national championship season and earned National Player of the Year and first team All-America honors. He also earned second team All-America honors in 1997. Pintaric was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team both years. He transferred to USC from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, where he was a member of the Croatian Junior National Team (1989-94). Along with his current coaching experience, Pintaric served as the varsity coach at Loyola High in Los Angeles during the 1999-2000 school year. He has played club for Shores and Los Angeles Water Polo, and currently plays for the New York Athletic Club, where he also was a member of the 2001 summer national championship team and four consecutive winter national championship teams (1999-2002). In November 2012, Pintaric joined interim head coach Jovan Vavic on the coaching staff for the U.S Men’s National Team, helping lead Team USA to World Championship qualification with success at the 2013 UANA World Aquatic Championship Qualification Tournament in Canada. Pintaric graduated from USC in 2000 with a degree in communications and earned his master’s in 2003 in communications management. He and his wife, Beatrice, have two sons, Francesco and Filip.

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Casey Moon enters his seventh season on the USC coaching staff, coming to program after serving as an assistant coach for Trojan Water Polo Club and as head coach at Santa Cruz High School. Moon joined the USC coaching staff in 2008, when the Trojan men began their six-year run of national championships, and has also helped the Women of Troy win two NCAA titles since coming to USC. Moon also was an assistant for Wax’em Water Polo Club in Santa Cruz. As a player, Moon competed at UC Santa Cruz, graduating in 2004 with degrees in biology and legal studies. In high school, Moon was a four year varsity swimmer and water polo player at St. John Bosco, where he was named MVP as well as All-CIF and all-league as a senior.

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Stefan Luedecke enters his fourth season as an assistant coach at USC. He has been on the USC coaching staff for the past three men’s national championship runs as well as the USC women’s 2013 NCAA title. Leudecke served three seasons as an assistant at Long Beach State before taking over as head coach of the water polo and swim programs at Los Angeles Trade Tech for two years. As a player, Luedecke was a two-year letterwinner for the 49ers after beginning his collegiate career at Long Beach City College. A 2005 MPSF All-Academic honoree at Long Beach State, Luedecke earned his degree in Religious Studies in 2006. He earned his masters in sports management at Long Beach State while serving as assistant coach. At Long Beach CC, Luedecke was a two-time first team All-American and the South Coast Conference MVP in 2001 and co-MVP in 2002. A graduate of Realschule Heidkamp Quickborn School, Luedecke hails from Hamburg, Germany. His father, Rolf, was a water polo referee at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.

WOMEN’S WATER POLO SUPPORT STAFF

Susie Cognetta Academic Counselor

Darcy Couch Sports Information

Hillery Magness Athletic Trainer

Tim Ojeda Strength & Conditioning

Vanessa Rideau Office Coordinator

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FLORA SENIOR • 5-11 • Goalie Budapest, Hungary Elte BOLONYAI Trefort A’Goston 643 career saves

THIS SEASON: 2012 Olympian Flora Bolonyai enters her final season at USC as one of the best goalies in the game, ranked No. 2 all-time in career saves at USC. 2013: Bolonyai played in all 28 games as a junior... Named NCAA Tournament MVP after a career-high 17 saves in the national championship victory... Also named to All-America First Team and All-MPSF First Team... Finished with 222 saves (8.38 per game and allowed 135 goals (5.09 goals-against per game)... Averaged 11.3 saves per game during the MPSF and NCAA tournaments... Named to MPSF All-Tournament Team... Became the first USC water polo player to earn Capital One Academic All-America First Team award... Named an MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete and earned AWPCA All-Academic honors... A preseason selection as an NCAA.com Player to Watch. 2012: Bolonyai played in 26 games as a sophomore... Named to All-America Second Team and All-MPSF Second Team... Selected MPSF Player of the Week on March 26 after matching her career high of 13 saves vs. ASU... Averaged over 10 saves per game during the MPSF and NCAA tournaments... Named to NCAA All-Tournament Second Team... Finished with 209 saves (8.6 saves per game) and allowed 127 goals (5.2 goals-against per game)... Named an MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete and earned AWPCA All-Academic honors. 2011: Bolonyai played in all 27 games as a true freshman... Earned All-America Honorable Mention... She finished with 212 saves (7.9 saves per game) and allowed 182 goals (6.7 goals-against per game)... Set her career high with 13 saves on Feb. 26 vs. San Diego State... Averaged 10.0 saves per game at the 2011 NCAA Tournament... Also earned AWPCA All-Academic honors. NATIONAL TEAMS: Bolonyai is a member of the Hungarian National Team... Won bronze at the 2013 World Championships... After helping Hungary to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, went on to play in the London Games and become a first-time Olympian as Hungary finished fourth at the Games... Also has been a member of the Junior National Team... Won silver with Hungary at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Italy... Finished fourth at the 2009 Junior World Championships. HIGH SCHOOL: Bolonyai played club for ASI and UUSE in Hungary... Won the Junior Hungarian Championship in 2008-2009 and in 2009-2010. PERSONAL: Bolonyai is majoring in economics and mathematics... Parents are Orsolya and Gabor... Has three siblings, Blanka, Bori and Luca... Enjoys reading and baking in her spare time... Would like to travel to South America and New Zealand... After graduation, hopes to earn money to take a trip around the world... Born April 5, 1991.

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THIS SEASON: Jayde Appel enters her second season of competition at USC. 2013: Appel was fourth on the team in scoring in her first season of competition at USC with 33 goals... Scored six goals at the NCAA Tournament, including a hat trick in the NCAA Semifinals... Scored in 17 games with 11 multiple-goal outings... Set career high with five hat tricks during the year... Named MPSF Newcomer of the Week on March 11. NATIONAL TEAMS: Appel is a member of the Australian National Team... Won silver at the 2013 FINA World Championships... Also competed for the Australian Junior National Team at the 2013 FINA Junior World Championships... Won bronze at the 2011 Junior World Championships. HIGH SCHOOL: Appel attended Meriden Girls School in Sydney, Australia... Won the 2011 New South Wales CIS Blue Award... Played for Cronulla Sharks and Balmain Tigers... Won under-16 and under-18 national championships with Cronulla. PERSONAL: Appel has not yet decided on a major… Parents are Bret and Joanne… Has two sisters, Samantha and Bre... Bre was a member of the Australian National Team... Enjoys family vacations in her free time... Lists Muhammad Ali as her biggest sports hero... Would like to travel to Greece, South Africa and Bora Bora... Has always wanted to cage dive with sharks... Hopes to travel through Europe and play professional water polo after graduation... Born May 27, 1994.

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OLIVIA SENIOR • 5-8 • Driver Tustin, Calif. Foothill HS/UC Irvine CUMMINS

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THIS SEASON: Olivia Cummins enters her final season at USC after transfering from UC Irvine in 2012. 2013: Cummins scored 18 goals as a junior at USC... Scored in 11 different games with four multiple-goal outings... Set her career high with four goals scored vs. Concordia on Feb. 16... Was on USC’s roster for the 2013 NCAA Tournament. 2012: Cummins scored eight goals in her first season at USC... Scored in four different games with two multiple-goal efforts, both hat tricks vs. Fresno Pacific (Feb. 17) and Concordia (Feb. 18)... First career goal as a Trojan was vs. Pacific on Feb. 17... Was on USC’s roster for the 2012 NCAA Tournament. AT UC IRVINE: Cummins played one season at UC Irvine… Scored 26 goals with 28 steals and 23 assists… UCI won the Big West championship and placed fifth at the 2011 NCAA Tournament… Earned AWPCA All-Academic honors. HIGH SCHOOL: Cummins played water polo and swam at Foothill High in Tustin, Calif… Named to 2010 CIF Southern Section Division I First Team and was 2010 league Player of the Year… Also named to OC Register all-county team in 2010… Foothill team won 2007 CIF section championship and was league champs all four years… All was an all-American in swimming… Played club for SoCal and Trojan Water Polo… A member of the ODP Zone team… An honor student. PERSONAL: Cummins is majoring in biology… Parents are Pam and Chris… Has two brothers, Ryan and Thomas, and one sister, Natalie… Her parents and brothers also attended USC… Ryan played on the men’s water polo team for four years; Thomas was on the track at field team for a year; Natalie played lacrosse at Brown… Enjoys spending time with her family in her free time… Lists her brother Ryan as her biggest sports hero… Has always wanted to go sky diving… Would like to travel to Italy and Greece… Born July 9, 1992.

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THIS SEASON: Eike Daube enters her third season at USC as a significant force for the Trojans at set. 2013: Daube scored 23 goals as a sophomore... Scored in 12 games with five multiplegoal outings... Set her career high with five goals scored against CSU Bakersfield on March 30... Was on USC’s roster for the 2013 NCAA Tournament. 2012: Daube scored 11 goals as a true freshman... Scored in eight different games with three two-goal efforts... First career goal was vs. San Jose State on Feb. 4. NATIONAL TEAMS: A member of the U.S. Junior National Team, Daube won a gold medal at the 2013 FINA Junior World Championships. HIGH SCHOOL: Daube played water polo and swam at Wilson High in Long Beach, Calif…. Was named league Player of the Year as a senior and selected to the CIF Division II First Team… Played club for Huntington Beach. PERSONAL: Daube is majoring in kinesiology and would like to become a physical therapist… Mother is Sabine… Has two siblings, Hannes and Kaylee… Lists winning the 18-under Junior Olympics with Huntington Beach Club as her most thrilling sports moment… Enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family in her free time… Favorite food is bananas… Has always wanted to travel to Greece and go camping on the beach… Hopes to play in the Olympics, travel and then go to physical therapy school after graduation… Born Nov. 12, 1993.

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THIS SEASON: Kaleigh Gilchrist enters her final season at USC as an all-around powerhouse for the Trojans. 2013: Gilchrist was USC’s second leading scorer as a junior, tallying 45 goals in 2013... Named to All-America Third Team and All-MPSF Second Team... Selected to NCAA All-Tournament First Team after providing four goals during the 2013 tournament... Scored her 100th career goal during a career-high five-goal outing against CSU Bakersfield in the first round of the MPSF Tournament... Scored in 23 games with 12 multiple-goal outings... Named MPSF Player of the Week on April 22 after a hat trick in USC’s 11-6 win over UCLA. 2012: Gilchrist was USC’s top scorer as a sophomore, blasting 47 goals for the Trojans... Scored in 24 different games with 13 multiple-goal efforts, including two career-high five-goal games... First hit five vs. LMU on March 25, and also nailed five on April 20 vs. CSU Bakersfield... Earned All-America Second Team honors and selected to All-MPSF Second Team... Picked MPSF Player of the Week on April 2... Scored four goals at the NCAA Tournament... Named to NCAA All-Tournament First Team. 2011: Gilchrist scored 15 goals as a true freshman... Scored in 11 different games with three mulitple-goal efforts... Set her career high with a hat trick vs. Maryland on March 25... Scored in USC’s NCAA first-round win over UC Irvine. NATIONAL TEAMS: Gilchrist is a member of the U.S. National Team. HIGH SCHOOL: Gilchrist won a CIF Championship with Newport Harbor in 2008… Named to All-CIF first team in 2009 and 2010… Also named OC Register Athlete of the Year and Water Polo Player of the Year in 2010… Won U.S. Surfing Championship in 2009 and 2010… Four-year member of USA Surf Team… An honor student…Played club for Newport Harbor. PERSONAL: Gilchrist is majoring in communication… Parents are John and Jenny… Has one sister, Ali… Lists her CIF water polo and U.S. surfing championships as her most thrilling sports moments… Enjoys surfing and traveling in her free time… Father Sandy was a member of the USC swim team from 1964-68… Born May 16, 1992.

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ALEGRA SOPHOMOREPasadena, • 5-9 • Goalie Calif. Pasadena HS HUESO

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THIS SEASON: Alegra Hueso enters her second season at USC. 2013: Hueso appeared in seven games as a true freshman... Had six saves and allowed 12 goals in 10 periods of work. HIGH SCHOOL: Hueso played water polo and swam all four years at Pasadena High... Named to Pasadena Star News First Team All-Area three times... Named to All-CIF Southern Section First Team in 2011 and a two-time Second Team honoree... As a senior, finished as the CIF all-time leader in career blocks... A three-time first-team all-league selection.. Played club for Rose Bowl... Has been a member of the 16-under and 18-under Coastal Cal ODP Zone Team... An honor student... Was class president as a freshman and sophomore. PERSONAL: Hueso is majoring in creative writing and hopes to pursue a career in journalism… Parents are Noela and Ruben… Has one sister, Aria… Lists watching the U.S. women win gold at the 2012 Olympics as her most thrilling sports moment... Enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and exploring in her free time... Her biggest sports hero is Kyle Maynard... Has always wanted to own her own restaurant... Would like to travel to Europe... Born July 30, 1994.

NATALIE SOPHOMORE • 5-8 • Driver Manhattan Beach, Calif. LAVINSKY Mira Costa HS

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THIS SEASON: Natalie Lavinsky enters her second season at USC. 2013: Lavinsky played but did not score as a true freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: Lavinsky was named 2012 Daily Breeze Player of the Year as a senior at Mira Costa High.. Also named 2012 Daily Breeze All-South Bay MVP and to the first team... Team won 2012 league championship... As a senior, scored over 100 goals and had 60 steals... Also swam for four seasons at Mira Costa... Played club for Trojan Water Polo and South Bay United... An honor student. PERSONAL: Lavinsky is majoring in environmental studies... Parents are Craig and Leslie... Has one brother, Brandon... Enjoys fishing, hiking, gardening, snowboarding and wakeboarding in her free time... Lists Kerri Strug as her biggest sports hero... Would like to one day travel to Africa... Born April 4, 1994.

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KELLY SENIOR • 5-9 • Driver Danville, Calif. Monte Vista HS/Cal MENDOZA 23 career goals

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COLLEEN SENIORPalos • 5-10 • 2-meter Verdes, Calif. O’DONNELL Palos Verdes HS 44 career goals

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THIS SEASON: O’Donnell enters her final season at USC as a strong defensive force with a knack for scoring. 2013: O’Donnell scored 16 goals as a junior... Scored in 13 games with three two-goal outings... Was on USC’s roster for the 2013 NCAA Tournament. 2012: O’Donnell was USC’s fifth leading scorer as a sophomore with 24 goals... Scored in 21 different games with three two-goal efforts... Earned All-America Honorable Mention and All-MPSF Honorable Mention... Scored three goals at the NCAA Tournament. 2011: O’Donnell scored four goals as a true freshman, striking in four different games... First career goal was Feb. 6 vs. Stanford... Was on USC’s roster for the 2011 NCAA Tournament. NATIONAL TEAMS: O’Donnell was a member of the U.S Junior National Team... Competed for the USA at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Italy... Won bronze at the 2009 Junior World Championships in Russia... Won the Four Nations Tournament in 2010. HIGH SCHOOL: O’Donnell played water polo and swam at Palos Verdes High... Was an All-CIF Southern Section Division II first team selection as a junior and senior... A three-time All-American, her team won the CIF championship in 2010... Was named league MVP as a junior and senior... Also a three-time selection to the Daily Breeze All-Area team... As a swimmer, was a 2008 All-American and a CIF finalist in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and named to All-Area Team in 2009... In water polo, set the single-season scoring record at Palos Verdes High and set the school’s 500-yard freestyle record as a swimmer... Played club for Los Angeles Water Polo... An honor student. PERSONAL: O’Donnell is majoring in human sciences and hopes to one day work for Doctors Without Borders... Parents are Mike and Peggy... Has two sisters, Erin and Kelsey, who both attended USC... Erin also was on the water polo team at USC, and Mike also is a USC graduate... Has always wanted to meet the President, skydive and surf with penguins... Would like to one day travel to Italy, Greece, Australia and Alaska.. Hopes to player water polo overseas and eventually go to medical school after graduation... Born July 30, 1992.

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THIS SEASON: Kelly Mendoza enters her second season at USC as a proven force for the Trojans. 2013: Mendoza scored 23 goals in her first season at USC... Scored four goals at the NCAA Tournament, including one in overtime of the national championship victory... Earned All-America Honorable Mention... Scored in 16 games with six multiple-goal outings... Set career high with a hat trick vs. San Jose State on March 15. AT CAL: Mendoza scored 27 goals as a true freshman at Cal in 2011 and added 16 as a sophomore in 2012... Named to 2011 MPSF All-Freshman Team and earned ACWPC All-Academic honors... Scored twice in Cal’s 2011 NCAA Semifinal victory over UCLA. NATIONAL TEAMS: Mendoza was named an alternate for the U.S. National Team at the 2013 FINA World Championships... Was been a member of the U.S Junior National Team, competing at the 2011 FINA Junior World Championships... Won bronze at the 2009 Junior World Championships... Also won gold with the U.S. Junior National Team at the 2008 Global Championships. HIGH SCHOOL: Mendoza was a three-time all-CIF North Coast Section honoree out of Monte Vista High in Danville, Calif.... Also a three-time high school All-American... Won four straight NCS titles as Monte Vista went 107-4 during her high school career... Stands as Monte Vista’s all-time leading scorer with 330 career goals... An honor student. PERSONAL: Mendoza is majoring in American studies and hopes to pursue a career either as a designer or as a public relations executive... Mother is Maureen O’ToolePurcell, a 2000 Olympic silver medalist who also attended USC... Enjoys driving along PCH, swimming in the ocean, designing outfits and cooking in her free time... Lists her mother as her biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to stick her hand in a perfectly good cake... Would like to travel to Costa Rica... Born. March 21, 1992.

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MADELINE SENIOR • 5-11Miami, • 2-meter Fla. Ransom Everglades HS ROSENTHAL

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THIS SEASON: Madeline Rosenthal enters her final season at USC as a strength at two-meters for the Trojans. 2013: Rosenthal scored 23 goals as a junior... Earned All-America Honorable Mention... Scored two goals in the NCAA Championship game... Named an MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete and earned AWPCA All-Academic honors... Scored in 14 games with seven multiple-goal outings, including two hat tricks. 2012: Rosenthal scored 14 goals as a sophomore... Scored in 10 different games with three multiple-goal efforts, including a hat trick at Stanford on April 7. .. Was on USC’s roster for the 2012 NCAA Tournament..... Named an MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete. 2011: Rosenthal scored 16 goals as a true freshman... Named to MPSF All-Freshman Team... Scored in nine different games, with six multiple-goal efforts... Set her career high with four goals vs. Cal Baptist on Feb. 12... Was on USC’s roster for the 2011 NCAA Tournament. NATIONAL TEAM: Rosenthal most recently won a gold medal with the USA team at the 2013 Maccabiah Games, where she was named MVP... Was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team... Competed for the USA at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Italy... Won bronze at the 2009 Junior World Championships in Russia. HIGH SCHOOL: Rosenthal was a member of two state championship teams with Ransom Everglades High…Earned all-county honors in water polo and swimming all four years of high school… Named the Miami Herald’s Dade County Athlete of the year as a junior in 2009… An honor student… Played club for Florida Coast and Raider water polo club. PERSONAL: Madeline is majoring in communication with a minor in consumer behavior... Parents are Dan and Meridith, both of whom were swimmers at USC... Has one brother, Michael, who won five NCAA championships with the USC men’s team... Enjoys kayaking and snorkeling... Hopes to play in the Olympics... Born Aug. 29, 1992.

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MICHELLE JUNIOR • 5-8 • Driver Santa Clarita, Calif. MERCADO Notre Dame HS

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THIS SEASON: Michelle Mercado enters her second season at USC. 2013: Mercado competed but did not score in her first season at USC. AT LA VALLEY COLLEGE: Mercado spent one semester at LA Valley College... Earned all-league honors. HIGH SCHOOL: Mercado played water polo and swam at Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, Calif.... Was a fourtime all-league honoree... Also earned four all-academic athletic awards... Was named her team’s most valuable offensive player in 2010... An honor student... Played club for Los Angeles Water Polo and 818 Water Polo Club. PERSONAL: Mercado has not yet decided on a major but hopes to pursue a career in communications or journalism… Parents are Erika and Lizandro… Has two sisters, Sandra and Alexis... Her father and aunt also attended USC... Lists Moriah Van Norman as her biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to skydive and swim with sharks... Would like to travel to London, Spain, Japan, Fiji and Australia... Born April 30, 1993.

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SOPHOMORE • 5-8 • Driver Las Vegas, Nev. Cathedral Catholic HS

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THIS SEASON: Emilie Myers enters her second season at USC. 2013: Myers scored eight goals as a true freshman... First career goals came with a hat trick in USC’s season opener against Cal State East Bay... Scored in four games with two hat tricks. HIGH SCHOOL: Myers was a two-time all-league first-team honoree our of Cathedral Catholic High in San Diego, Calif... Named to All-CIF Division III first team... A two-time all-league second-team selection... Team leader in goals and assists... Also swam for four seasons, breaking a minute in the 100 butterfly (0:58)... Played club for La Jolla, Del Mar and San Diego Shores. PERSONAL: Myers has not yet decided on a major… Parents are Michael and Darci… Enjoys spending time with friends, playing with her cats, listening to music, going to movies and driving along the beach in her free time... Lists Magic Johnson as her biggest sports hero... Favorite foods are sushi and cheese... Has always wanted to go bungee jumping in New Zealand... Also would like to travel to Greece, Italy, Australia and South Africa... Born Nov. 13, 1993.

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SARA JUNIOR • 5-6 • Driver Riverside, Calif. Riverside Poly HS SALAMON

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THIS SEASON: Sara Salamon enters her second season at USC. 2013: Salamon scored two goals as a sophomore. 2012: Salamon played but did not score as a true freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: Salamon won three CIF titles at Riverside (Calif.) Poly High… A two-time all-league second team selection… Won three league championships… Also won three league titles with the swim team… Played club for Riverside Aquatics and SoCal… Competed with the SoPac Zone Team… An honor student. PERSONAL: Salamon has not yet decided on a major… Parents are Jeff and Lisa… Has one brother, Jeffrey Jr…. Enjoys going to the beach, photography, art and spending time with family in her free time… Has always wanted to go cliff diving… Hopes to get a job in the fashion industry after graduation… Born May 28, 1993.

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JUNIOR • 5-8 • Driver Esslingen, Germany San Clemente HS

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THIS SEASON: Jennifer Stiefel returns to the pool as a junior for the Women of Troy. 2013: Stiefel did not compete in the 2013 season. 2012: Stiefel scored eight goals as a sophomore. 2011: Stiefel scored three goals as a true freshman, with goals in three different games. NATIONAL TEAMS: Stiefel is a member of Germany’s National Team... Competed with Germany at the 2012 FINA World League Super Final in China, finishing sixth and beating Canada in a shootout in the team’s first appearance at the event... Was captain of the Junior National Team for Germany at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Italy... Competed for Germany at the 2009 Junior World Championships in Russia. HIGH SCHOOL: Stiefel earned All-CIF Division II honors in 2009... Was a first team all-league selection in her junior and senior seasons... Also a USA Water Polo Academic All-American... A member of the eight-time National Champion San Clemente High School dance team... Played club for SoCal and SET. PERSONAL: Stiefel is majoring in psychology... Parents are Jurgen and Diane... Father Jurgen played on German Olympic and national water polo teams from 1969-1983... Jurgen was a three-time Olympian, captain of the silver-medalist team at the 1983 FINA World Cup, and a European Champion in 1981... Has one brother, Robert, who plays water polo at Air Force, and one sister, Sandra, who was on the USC women’s team... Lists scoring a goal against Spain in the 2012 Senior European Championships as her most thrilling sports moment... Cousin Katrin Dierolf played for USC in 2004... Cousin Steffen Dierolf was a 2004 Olympian... Wants to travel to the Caribbean... Born July 13, 1992.

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JUNIOR • 5-8 • Driver Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Palos Verdes HS

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COURTNEYSOPHOMORECamarillo, • 5-9 • 2-meter Calif. Rio Mesa HS WALTERS 7 career goals

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THIS SEASON: Monica Vavic enters her third season at USC as one of the most dangerous scorers and distributors in the collegiate game. 2013: Vavic scored 77 goals as a sophomore, recording the third most single-season goals in USC history... Named Peter J. Cutino Award finalist... Named the MPSF Player of the Year and to All-America First Team... Selected to MPSF All-Tournament Team... Scored her 100th career goal during USC’s 11-6 win over UCLA on April 19... Scored in 27 games with 23 multiple-goal outings... Set career high with five goals vs. Long Beach State on Feb. 15... Scored six goals at the NCAA Tournament and had three straight hat tricks during the MPSF Tournament... A two-time MPSF Player of the Week pick. 2012: Vavic was USC’s second leading scorer with 39 goals as a true freshman... Became the first USC true freshman to be named a First-Team All-American and an All-MPSF First-Team pick since Aniko Pelle did so back in 1999... Scored in 23 different games with 11 multiplegoal efforts... Had a career-high four goals twice, first vs. Hawai’i on Feb. 23 and then again vs. UCLA in the NCAA Semifinals... First career goal was vs. San Jose State on Feb. 4... Also selected to the MPSF All-Newcomer Team and to the MPSF All-Tournament Team... Scored five goals at the NCAA Tournament, earning as place on the NCAA All-Tournament First Team. NATIONAL TEAMS: Vavic was named to the U.S. National Team roster for the 2013 FINA Super Final... Won a gold medal as a member of the USA Team at the 2013 FINA Junior World Championships... Was a member of the U.S. Youth National Team… Competed at 2008 Junior Pan American Games. HIGH SCHOOL: In two seasons at Palos Verdes High, Vavic was the team’s top scorer in 2009 and 2010… Won 2010 CIF championship and earned first team all-CIF honors… A two-time all-league and all-area honoree… Named to 2009 all-CIF second team… Won two league titles… Scored 203 goals in two seasons… Played club for Trojan Water Polo… PERSONAL: Vavic has not yet decided on a major, but hopes to pursue a career as either an entertainment lawyer or a sports agent… Parents are Jovan and Lisa… Has three brothers, Nikola, Marko and Stefan… Nikola is a member of the USC men’s water polo team… Most thrilling sports moment was watching the USC men win the 2003 national championship… Enjoys being at the beach with friends in her free time… Lists Michael Jordan as her biggest sports hero… Favorite food is gnocchi… Has always wanted to take a photography class and hopes to travel to Spain… Would like to travel and go to law school after graduation… Born March 4, 1994.

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THIS SEASON: Courtney Walters enters her second season at USC. 2013: Walters scored seven goals as a true freshman... First career goal was in USC’s season opener against Cal State East Bay... Scored in four games with two multiple-goal games, including a hat trick vs. Azusa Pacific on Feb. 15. HIGH SCHOOL: Walters set the school record for career goals with 400 scored at Rio Mesa High in Oxnard, Calif... Also set the season high marks for goals, assists and steals... Finished her career with 165 assists and 543 steals... Was a four-time all-league first-team honoree... A two-time All-CIF first-team pick and two-time second-team selection... A member of the Coastal California ODP Zone team... Played club for Trojan Water Polo. PERSONAL: Walters is majoring in business administration and would like to pursue a career as a CFO... Parents are Bonnie and John.... Has two siblings, Crista and Craig... Father John also attended USC, along with several other relatives... Enjoys spending time with friends and family in her free time... Lists Moriah Van Norman as her biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to see the Northern Lights... Would like to travel to New Zealand, Hawai’i, Paris and Bora Bora... Born Oct. 14, 1993.

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ELLIE FRESHMAN • 5-5 • Driver Rolling Hills, Calif. Palos Verdes HS D’AMBRA

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This season: Ellie D’Ambra enters her first season at USC. High School: D’Ambra swam and played water polo at Palos Verdes High…Was a member of the CIF championship team in 2010…Named co-MVP of the Bay League as a junior and senior…Named Daily Breeze and Palos Verdes High Athlete of the Year in 2013…Holds high school’s record for most goals scored in a season for both the men’s and women’s programs…Played for Trojan Water Polo Club and Huntington Beach Club…Valedictorian of the 2013 class at Palos Verdes High. Personal: D’Ambra is majoring in human development and aging and hopes to one day work as a registered dietician… Parents are Anthony and Amy…Has two siblings, sister Caroline and brother Anthony…Most thrilling sports moment was when she replaced her ejected goalie on a penalty shot and blocked it to win the game….Lists her biggest sports hero as Trojan Olympian Moriah Van Norman, who was D’Ambra’s club coach during high school…Hopes to travel and become a health professional after graduation…Born November 18, 1994.

LAUREN ESRIG

FRESHMAN • 5-7 • Driver Eugene, Ore. South Eugene HS

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This season: Lauren Esrig enters her first season at USC. High School: Esrig was a multi-sport athlete at South Eugene High School…Earned varsity letters in water polo, basketball, and soccer…Named water polo MVP in 2012 as well as 1st team All-Southwest Conference… An honor student…Played for Eugene City Water Polo Club. Personal: Esrig is majoring in neuroscience…Parents are David and Kim…Has a twin brother Zachary and a younger brother Gregory…Uncle, Bob Carter, played water polo at USC in 1988…Born in New Haven, CT…Lists Candace Parker as biggest sports hero…Favorite food is sushi…Hopes to attend medical school…Born November 17, 1994.

IOANNA FRESHMAN Athens, • 5-11 • Driver Greece HARALABIDISCorona del Mar HS

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This season: Ioanna Haralabidis enters her first season at USC. National TeamS: Haralabidis has competed on both the Junior and Senior National teams for Greece… Member of gold medal winning team at Junior European Championships in 2011 in Spain…Member of gold medal winning team at Junior European Championships in Australia in 2012… Member of bronze medal team at Women’s Senior World Championship team in China in 2012. High School: Haralabidis attended Corona Del Mar High School for her senior year…Member of the CIF Championship team in 2013… Played club for Tritonas Amarousiou, Corona del Mar, and Socal. Personal: Haralabidis has not yet decided on a major…Parents are Janet Scott and Babis Haralabidis…Sisters are Stephania and Anastasia…Ioanna’s twin sister Stephania is also on the women’s water polo team…Favorite foods are traditional Greek foods…Has always wanted to travel around the world, meet new people, and see different cultures…Enjoys drawing and reading…Born May 19, 1995.

STEPHANIAFRESHMAN Athens, • 5-11 • Driver Greece HARALABIDISCorona del Mar HS

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This season: Haralabidis enters her first season at USC. National TeamS: Haralabidis has competed on both the Junior and Senior National teams for Greece…Member of gold medal winning team at Junior European Championships in 2011 in Spain and was named MVP…Member of gold medal winning team at Junior European Championships in Australia in 2012… Member of bronze medal team at Women’s Senior World Championship team in China in 2012. High School: Haralabidis attended Corona Del Mar High School for her senior year…Member of the CIF Championship team in 2013… Played club for Tritonas Amarousiou, Corona del Mar, and Socal. Personal: Haralabidis has not yet decided on a major…Parents are Janet Scott and Babis Haralabidis…Sisters are Ioanna and Anastasia…Stephania’s twin sister Ioanna is also on the women’s water polo team…Favorite foods are soublaki and mousake… Hopes to travel the world and see new places…Hopes to play in the Olympics…Born May 19, 1995.

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KATIE SOPHOMORE • 5-8 • Goalie Chicago, Ill. St. Ignatius Prep MURPHY THIS SEASON: Murphy enters her first season with the Trojans. HIGH SCHOOL: Murphy played on the St. Ignatius varsity team for two years…Named MVP of her high school team in 2012…Named 2012 Illinois Water Polo Senior Scholastic Player of the Year in 2012…An honor student. PERSONAL: Murphy is majoring in electrical engineering…Parents are Lisa and Dan…Aunt Mary Murphy is a TV Sports broadcaster…Would like to visit Alaska, Europe, and South Africa…Favorite food is spaghetti carbonara… Born February 16, 1994

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AVERY FRESHMAN • 5-11 • 2-meter Newport Beach, Calif. PETERSONNewport Harbor HS

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THIS SEASON: Avery Peterson enters her first season at USC. HIGH SCHOOL: Peterson played water polo at Newport Harbor High School…Named 2nd Team All-CIF Division I her junior and senior year…Selected to the 2nd Team all Sunset League her junior year and 1st Team her senior year…Selected to the Daily Pilot’s Newport Mesa Dream Team in in 2012 and 2013…One of OC Register’s Fab 15 Juniors in 2012…A member of the CIF Division I Championship Team in 2012…An honor student…Played club for Newport Water Polo Foundation and Socal Water Polo. PERSONAL: Peterson is majoring in psychology…Parents are Anne and Dave…Has two older sisters, Allyssa and Amanda…Enjoys traveling and going to the beach…Favorite food is sushi…Would like to visit South Africa and Australia…Born July 17, 1995.

MELANIE SLATER

FRESHMAN • 5-7 • Goalie Long Beach, Calif. Wilson HS

THIS SEASON: Melanie Slater enters her first season at USC. HIGH SCHOOL: Slater played water polo at Wilson HS…Starting Goalie as a sophomore, junior, and senior…Earned AllAcademic Honors all four years of high school…Named Moore League Player of the Year as a senior…Selected to the Long Beach Telegram Dream Team…Graduated high school with 500+ hours of community service…An honor student…Voted Top 25 Most Involved Senior Girls…Played club for Huntington Beach Water Polo Club, Long Beach Shore, and Trojan Water Polo Club. PERSONAL: Slater has not yet decided on a major…Parents are Dan and Janet, both of who graduated from USC in the class of 1988…Has four younger siblings, Murphy, Kirby, Lily and Claire…Lists Cristiano Ronaldo as her biggest sports hero…Would like to one day visit Bora Bora and Australia…Born January 12, 1995.

MADDIE SOPHOMORE • 5-3 • Driver Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Cate School SCHRAGER THIS SEASON: Maddie Schrager will redshirt her first season with the Women of Troy.

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NIKKI FRESHMAN • 5-11 • 2-meter Fullerton, Calif. STANSFIELD Foothill HS

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THIS SEASON: Nikki Stansfield enters her first season at USC. HIGH SCHOOL: Stansfield played water polo and swam at Foothill HS…Earned 1st Team California-Hawaii AllAmerican in 2013…Earned 1st Team All-Southern California in 2013…Made it to CIF Division 1 finals in 2011 and the semi-finals in both 2012 and 2013…Named to the OC Register Fab 15 Juniors in 2012..An All-American for swimming in 2013…Swam in the CIF finals all four years of high school…Played club for Socal Water Polo Club, Newport Beach Water Polo Club, and Huntington Beach Water Polo Club. PERSONAL: Stansfield has yet to declare a major…Parents are Kim Stansfield and Gary LoGalbo…Mother Kim (Stedman) Stansfield graduated from USC in 1984 and was an All-American swimmer…Has one older sister, Jessica, who plays water polo at Sonoma State University…Lists winning the 18-Under Junior Olympic Tournament in 2011 with Huntington Beach Water Polo Club as her most thrilling sports moment…Her biggest sports hero is great grandfather George Caster who competed for USC as a decathlete…Has always wanted to go sky diving…Would like to visit Australia and Fiji…Born July 15, 1995.

MIKAYLA TYLER

FRESHMAN • 5-6 • 2-meter Corona, Calif. Santiago HS

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THIS SEASON: Mikayla Tyler enters her first season at USC. HIGH SCHOOL: Tyler played water polo and swam at Santiago High…Named Defensive MVP for the Big VIII League in 2013…Nominated to All-CIF 1st Team her senior year…Was a member of the Division 2 CIF Championship Team her junior year…Selected as an All-American in 2013...Received All-League Big VIII academic honors all four years of high school…A scholar athlete at Santiago High all four years of high school…An academic All-American… Played club for CBU Club Water Polo and Xtreme Water Polo Club. PERSONAL: Tyler is majoring in human biology and hopes to one day be a Sports Dietician…Parents are Titus and Kim…Has two sisters, Kelsey and Alyse, and one brother, Brayden…Lists scoring the winning goal with six seconds left in the CIF finals as her most thrilling sports moment…Enjoys reading, doing mission work with her church, paddle boarding, and hiking…Has always wanted to swim with sharks…Born on November 21, 1994.

NICOLA FRESHMAN • 5-8 • Driver Westmoorings, Trinidad St. Joseph’s Convent Port-of-Spain WELCH

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THIS SEASON: Nicola Welch enters her first season at USC. NATIONAL TEAMS: Welch has been a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Junior National Team...Won gold at the CARIFTA Water Polo Championships in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010…Competed in the Pan American Junior Championships. HIGH SCHOOL: Welch competed for St. Joseph’s Convent Port-of-Spain all four years of high school…Awarded St. Joseph’s Convent Port-of-Spain Sports Award her junior and senior year…Nominated to the All-Star team in 2009, 2010, and 2011…Played for Marlins Swim Club Water Polo. PERSONAL: Welch is majoring in chemical engineering…Parents are Ian and Ligia…Has one sister, Anya…Lists Usain Bolt as her biggest sports hero…Enjoys going to the beach…Member of the Society of Women Engineers, Women in Engineering, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers…Born December 2, 1993.

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2013 USC SCHEDULE/RESULTS

(27-1 overall • 5-1 MPSF • MPSF Tournament Champion • NCAA Champion)

Player Monica Vavic Kaleigh Gilchrist Hannah Buckling Jayde Appel Dominique Sardo Anni Espar Eike Daube Kelly Mendoza Madeline Rosenthal Olivia Cummins Chelsea Silvers Colleen O’Donnell Nicolina McCall Constance Hiller Emilie Myers Courtney Walters Blair Moody Sara Salamon TOTAL

Goals 77 45 40 33 33 31 23 23 23 18 17 16 13 11 8 7 7 2 427

* MPSF game

Home games in BOLD CAPS — Held at Uytengsu Aquatics Center @ Triton Invitational — Hosted by UC San Diego ^ Lancer Tournament — Hosted by Cal Baptist % UCI Invitational — Hosted by UC Irvine & MPSF Tournament — Hosted by Cal ! NCAA Tournament — Hosted by Harvard

Goalie Games/Pds Saves Flora Bolonyai 28 / 106 222 Alegra Hueso 7 / 10 6 Totals 28 games 228

SPG 8.38 2.4 8.14

Goals Agst GAPG 135 5.09 12 4.8 147 5.25

Goals by Period 1 2 3 4 OT1 OT2 SD1 SD2 SD3 Total Ave. Goals 1 109 2 119 3 85 4 1OT1 Ave. USC by Period111 1 OT2 0 SD1 0 SD2 1 Total 427 15.25 USC 81 91 32 89 33 59 1 1 1 0 0 - 0 - 0 321 Opponents 35 45 147 11.1 5.25 Opponents 36 40 28 45 2 0 - - 151 5.2

2013 Results & Stats

DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT SCORE SCORERS SAVES Feb. 9 @Cal State East Bay W 26-4 Vavic 4, Rosenthal 3, Cummins 3, Myers 3, O’Donnell 2, Bolonyai 3, Appel 2, Silvers 2, Gilchrist 2, Daube, Hiller, Moody, Hueso 1 Walters, McCall. @#17 Cal State Northridge W 9-2 Vavic 4, Buckling, Sardo, Silvers, Gilchrist, McCall. Bolonyai 13 Feb. 10 @#7 San Diego State W 12-3 Vavic 2, Daube 2, Gilchrist 2, Sardo 2, Appel, O’Donnell, Bolonyai 8 Walters, Buckling. @#5 Arizona State W 13-6 Vavic 4, Appel 2, Rosenthal 2, Sardo 2, O’Donnell, Bolonyai 5 Cummins, Gilchrist. Feb. 15 ^#11 Long Beach State W 9-1 Vavic 5, Mendoza 2, Sardo 2. Bolonyai 9 ^Azusa Pacific W 29-4 Sardo 4, Vavic 3, Silvers 3, Myers 3, Walters 3, Appel 2, Bolonyai 7, Rosenthal 2, Moody 2, Mendoza, Daube, Buckling, Hueso 1 Hiller, Cummins, Gilchrist, McCall. Feb. 16 ^at Cal Baptist W 22-3 Vavic 4, Rosenthal 3, Buckling 3, Moody 3, Mendoza 2, Bolonyai 1 Hiller 2, Silvers 2, Daube, Appel, Gilchrist. ^Concordia W 24-6 Cummins 4, Vavic 4, Gilchrist 3, Mendoza 2, Appel 2, Bolonyai 5, Salamon 2, Walters 2, O’Donnell, Rosenthal, Sardo, Hueso 1 Hiller, Myers. Feb. 23 %#18 Pacific W 14-2 Vavic 2, Sardo 2, Gilchrist 2, Daube 2, Appel, Buckling, Bolonyai 7 Cummins, Espar, McCall, Mendoza. %#7 San Diego State W 17-5 Appel 3, Daube 3, Silvers 2, Gilchrist 2, Espar 2, Vavic, Bolonyai 8, Rosenthal, O’Donnell, Mendoza, McCall. Hueso 1 Feb. 24 %#3 UCLA W 11-10 Espar 3, Vavic 2, Sardo 2, Cummins, Mendoza, Buckling, Bolonyai 8 Gilchrist. %#1 Stanford W 13-10 Espar 4, Vavic 3, Buckling 3, O’Donnell, Rosenthal, Bolonyai 9 Mendoza. March 2 at #5 California * W 10-5 Vavic 3, Espar 2, Appel 2, McCall, Sardo, Gilchrist. Bolonyai 7 March 9 #3 ARIZONA STATE * W 11-7 Gilchrist 4, Appel 2, Vavic 2, Sardo, O’Donnell, Buckling. Bolonyai 12 March 15 #10 SAN JOSE STATE * W 18-4 Mendoza 3, Vavic 3, Buckling 2, Rosenthal 2, Sardo 2, Bolonyai 3, Gilchrist, Espar, Silvers, Hiller, Appel, O’Donnell. Hueso 0 March 23 at #8 Hawai’i W 15-7 Vavic 4, O’Donnell 2, Buckling 2, Gilchrist 2, Espar, Bolonyai 12 Daube, Hiller, Myers, Mendoza. March 30 at CSU Bakersfield * W 19-6 Daube 5, Buckling 4, Vavic 3, Gilchrist 3, Silvers 2, Bolonyai 9 Rosenthal, Appel. vs. Brown W 16-5 Daube 3, Buckling 2, Cummins 2, O’Donnell 2, Mendoza, Bolonyai 4, Rosenthal, Appel, Sardo, Vavic, Hiller, Gilchrist. Hueso 1 April 4 at #11 Loyola Marymount W 17-6 Vavic 4, Appel 3, Daube 2, Rosenthal 2, Sardo 2, Bolonyai 4, McCall, Gilchrist, O’Donnell, Cummins. Hueso 1 April 6 at #7 UC Irvine W 11-3 Buckling 3, Gilchrist 2, Sardo, O’Donnell, Daube, Bolonyai 7 Silvers, Hiller, Vavic. April 13 #2 STANFORD * L 6-4 Espar 2, O’Donnell, Vavic. Bolonyai 5 April 19 at #4 UCLA * W 11-6 Espar 3, Gilchrist 3, Vavic 2, Buckling, Sardo, Cummins. Bolonyai 8 MPSF Tournament (hosted by Cal) April 26 &CSU Bakersfield W 21-5 Gilchrist 5, Vavic 3, Appel 3, Buckling 2, Mendoza 2, Bolonyai 10 Espar 2, Silvers, Sardo, McCall, Cummins. April 27 &#3 Arizona State W 11-5 Vavic 3, Gilchrist 2, Espar 2, Rosenthal, Buckling, Bolonyai 9 Sardo, Moody. April 28 &#1 Stanford W 11-7 Buckling 4, Vavic 3, Espar 2, Mendoza, Rosenthal. Bolonyai 9 NCAA Tournament (hosted by Harvard) May 10 $[8] Pomona-Pitzer W 27-1 Vavic 4, Sardo 4, McCall 3, Appel 3, Espar 2, Buckling 2, Bolonyai 10 Cummins 2, Mendoza 2, Hiller 2, Silvers, Daube, Gilchrist. May 11 $[4] Hawai’i W 16-9 Gilchrist 3, Appel 3, Vavic 2, Espar 2, Sardo 2, Buckling, Bolonyai 11 McCall, Mendoza, Silvers. May 12 $[2] Stanford W 10-9 (SD3) Buckling 4, Rosenthal 2, Espar 2, McCall, Mendoza. Bolonyai 17

Games Mult-Goal Total Player Scored in Games Goals Monica Vavic 27 23 77 Kaleigh Gilchrist 23 12 45 Hannah Buckling 20 11 40 Dominique Sardo 19 10 33 Jayde Appel 17 11 33 Kelly Mendoza 16 6 23 Anni Espar 15 12 31 Madeline Rosenthal 14 7 23 Colleen O’Donnell 13 3 16 Eike Daube 12 5 23 Olivia Cummins 11 4 18 Chelsea Silvers 11 4 17 Nicolina McCall 11 1 13 Constance Hiller 9 2 11 Emilie Myers 4 2 8 Courtney Walters 4 2 7 Blair Moody 4 2 7 Sara Salamon 1 1 2

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USC’s five 2008 Olympic silver-medalists: (front) Brittany Hayes and Patty Cardenas, (back) Kami Craig, Lauren Wenger and Moriah Van Norman.

Olympians (19) 2000 Sofia Konoukh (Russia — Bronze) Bernice Orwig (USA — Silver) 2004 Sofia Konoukh (Russia) Aniko Pelle (Hungary) 2008 Ilse van der Meijden (Netherlands — Gold) Patty Cardenas (USA — Silver) Kami Craig (USA — Silver) Brittany Hayes (USA — Silver) Moriah Van Norman (USA — Silver) Lauren Wenger (USA — Silver) Aniko Pelle (Hungary) Sofia Konoukh (Russia) 2012 Tumua Anae (USA — Gold) Kami Craig (USA — Gold) Lauren Wenger (USA — Gold) Flora Bolonyai (Hungary) Anni Espar (Spain — Silver) Sofia Konoukh (Russia) Aniko Pelle (Italy) All-Americans (87) 1995 Cindy Clarke (first team, Division II) Kristie Cissell (second team, Division II) 1997 Bernice Orwig (second team) Christina McCall (honorable mention) 1998 Bernice Orwig (second team) Kellie Clarke (honorable mention) Jennifer Durley (honorable mention) Nicole Martin (honorable mention) 1999 Bernice Orwig (first team, Player of the Year) Aniko Pelle (first team) Jennifer Durley (second team) Lisa Saenz (third team) Sandra Milicev (honorable mention) Nina Wengst (honorable mention) 2000 Aniko Pelle (first team) Nina Wengst (first team) Jennifer Durley (honorable mention) Katrin Dierolf (honorable mention) Sandra Milicev (honorable mention) 2001 Sofia Konoukh (first team) Aniko Pelle (second team) Katrin Dierolf (third team) 2002 Sofia Konoukh (first team) Aniko Pelle (second team)

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Nina Wengst (third team) Sofia Konoukh (first team) Katrin Dierolf (second team) Moriah Van Norman (second team) Moriah Van Norman (first team) Kelly Graff (first team) Erika Figge (second team) Brittany Hayes (second team) Anna Pardo (second team) Lauren Wenger (honorable mention) Eszter Gyori (honorable mention) Liz Simms (honorable mention) Brittany Hayes (first team) Moriah Van Norman (first team) Lauren Wenger (third team) Erika Figge (honorable mention) Moriah Van Norman (first team) Lauren Wenger (first team) Brittany Hayes (second team) Erika Figge (third team) Patty Cardenas (honorable mention) Kami Craig (honorable mention) Whitney Morgan (honorable mention) Kami Craig (first team) Erika Figge (first team) Patty Cardenas (second team) Brittany Hayes (second team) Tumua Anae (first team) Veronika Bartunkova (first team) Miranda Nichols (second team) Michelle Stein (second team) Tumua Anae (first team) Kami Craig (first team) Michelle Stein (first team) Joelle Bekhazi (honorable mention) Forel Davies (honorable mention) Kristen Dronberger (honorable mention) Kami Craig (first team, Player of the Year) Tumua Anae (first team) Joelle Bekhazi (first team) Kristen Dronberger (second team) Forel Davies (third team) Alexandra Kiss (honorable mention) Patricia Jancso (honorable mention) Kally Lucas (honorable mention) Joelle Bekhazi (second team) Patricia Jancso (second team)

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Kristen Dronberger (third team) Flora Bolonyai (honorable mention) Nadia Dan (honorable mention) Monica Vavic (first team) Flora Bolonyai (second team) Kaleigh Gilchrist (second team) Nadia Dan (honorable mention) Colleen O’Donnell (honorable mention) Dominique Sardo (honorable mention) Flora Bolonyai (first team) Anni Espar (first team) Monica Vavic (first team) Hannah Buckling (second team) Kaleigh Gilchrist (third team) Madeline Rosenthal (honorable mention) Kelly Mendoza (honorable mention)

Peter J. Cutino Award 1999 Bernice Orwig 2000 Aniko Pelle 2004 Moriah Van Norman 2006 Lauren Wenger 2009 Kami Craig 2010 Kami Craig National Player of the Year 1999 Bernice Orwig 2010 Kami Craig Coach of the Year 1999 Jovan Vavic (MPSF & National) 2004 Jovan Vavic (MPSF & National) 2010 Jovan Vavic (MPSF & National) 2013 Jovan Vavic (MPSF & National) MPSF Player of the Year 1997 Bernice Orwig (Southern Division; goalie) 1999 Bernice Orwig 2000 Aniko Pelle (Field Player) 2001 Sofia Konoukh (co-POY) 2002 Sofia Konoukh 2004 Moriah Van Norman (Player) Kelly Graff (Goalie) 2009 Kami Craig 2010 Tumua Anae 2013 Monica Vavic

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Kami Craig (first team) Joelle Bekhazi (second team) Forel Davies (second team) Patricia Jancso (NOY, honorable mention) 2011 Joelle Bekhazi (second team) Kristen Dronberger (second team) Nadia Dan (honorable mention) Patricia Jancso (honorable mention) Madeline Rosenthal (all-freshman) 2012 Monica Vavic (first team, all-newcomer) Flora Bolonyai (second team) Kaleigh Gilchrist (second team) Dominique Sardo (honorable mention) Colleen O’Donnell (honorable mention) 2013 Monica Vavic (POY, first team) Flora Bolonyai (first team) Anni Espar (first team) Kaleigh Gilchrist (second team) Hannah Buckling (honorable mention) All-National Collegiate Championships Team 1997 Bernice Orwig (honorable mention) 1998 Bernice Orwig (first team) Kellie Clarke (second team) Jennifer Durley (honorable mention) 1999 Bernice Orwig (MVP) Aniko Pelle (first team) Sandra Milicev (second team) Jennifer Durley (honorable mention) Nina Wengst (honorable mention) 2000 Aniko Pelle (first team) Nina Wengst (first team) NCAA All-Tournament Team 2004 Brittany Hayes (MVP, first team) Liz Simms (first team) Moriah Van Norman (first team) Kelly Graff (first team) Erika Figge (second team) Lauren Wenger (second team) 2005 Brittany Hayes (first team) Moriah Van Norman (first team) Lauren Wenger (second team) 2006 Moriah Van Norman (first team) Lauren Wenger (first team) Erika Figge (second team) Brittany Hayes (second team) 2007 Erika Figge (first team) Patty Cardenas (second team) Kami Craig (second team) Brittany Hayes (second team) 2008 Tumua Anae (first team) Veronika Bartunkova (first team) Miranda Nichols (first team) 2009 Tumua Anae (first team) Kami Craig (first team) Michelle Stein (first team) Ilse van der Meijden (second team) 2010 Kami Craig (MVP, first team) Tumua Anae (first team) Forel Davies (first team) Kristen Dronberger (first team) 2011 Patricia Jancso (first team) Joelle Bekhazi (second team) 2012 Patricia Jancso (first team)

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2008 Olympic silver-medalist Moriah Van Norman was the 2004 MPSF Player of the Year, won the 2004 Cutino Award and was a four-time All-American while at USC. 2013

Kaleigh Gilchrist (first team) Monica Vavic (first team) Flora Bolonyai (second team) Flora Bolonyai (MVP, first team) Kaleigh Gilchrist (first team) Anni Espar (first team) Hannah Buckling (second team)

AWPCA All-Academic 1996 Kristie Cissell, Christina Holler, Kathryn Kawazoe, Miranda Lim, Christina McCall, Krista Millard, Jennifer Simpson 1997 Kristie Cissell, Cindy Clarke, Kellie Clarke, Maile Lau, Miranda Lim, Christina McCall, Jennifer Simpson 1998 Jennifer Durley, Lana Kraus, Miranda Lim, Jennifer Simpson 1999 Kellie Clarke, Jennifer Durley, Aniko Pelle, Allison Speer 2006 Veronica Bartunkova, Marina Mayer 2007 Julie Spataru, Marina Mayer, Alexandra Kiss, Erika Figge, Brittany Hayes 2008 Julie Spataru 2009 Rosanna Tomiuk, Joelle Bekhazi, Stephanie Lavayen, Ilse van der Meijden 2010 Chelsea Silvers, Stephanie Lavayen, Joelle Bekhazi 2011 Joelle Bekhazi, Flora Bolonyai, Chelsea Silvers 2012 Flora Bolonyai, Chelsea Silvers 2013 Flora Bolonyai, Hannah Buckling, Madeline Rosenthal, Chelsea Silvers

Honors & Awards

All-MPSF 1996 Cindy Clarke (second team) 1997 Christina McCall (first team, Southern Div.) Bernice Orwig (first team, Southern Div.) Kristie Cissell (second team, Southern Div.) 1998 Bernice Orwig (second team) Jennifer Durley (third team) Kellie Clarke (honorable mention) 1999 Jennifer Durley (first team) Bernice Orwig (first team) Aniko Pelle (first team) Sandra Milicev (honorable mention) Nina Wengst (honorable mention) 2000 Aniko Pelle (first team) Nina Wengst (first team) Jennifer Durley (honorable mention) Sandra Milicev (honorable mention) 2001 Sofia Konoukh (first team) Aniko Pelle (second team) Katrin Dierolf (second team) Nina Wengst (third team) 2002 Sofia Konoukh (first team) Aniko Pelle (first team) Nina Wengst (second team) 2003 Sofia Konoukh (first team) Katrin Dierolf (first team) Moriah Van Norman (second team) Kelly Graff (third team) 2004 Moriah Van Norman (first team) Kelly Graff (first team) Anna Pardo (first team) Erika Figge (honorable mention, all-freshman) Eszter Gyori (honorable mention) Brittany Hayes (all-freshman) 2005 Brittany Hayes (first team) Moriah Van Norman (second team) Lauren Wenger (second team) Miranda Nichols (all-freshman) 2006 Moriah Van Norman (first team) Lauren Wenger (first team) Brittany Hayes (second team) Erika Figge (honorable mention) Whitney Morgan (honorable mention, all-freshman) Kami Craig (all-freshman) 2007 Kami Craig (first team) Erika Figge (first team) Brittany Hayes (second team) Patty Cardenas (third team) Forel Davies (all-freshman) Alexandra Kiss (all-freshman) 2008 Tumua Anae (first team) Veronika Bartunkova (first team) Miranda Nichols (second team) Kristen Dronberger (all-freshman) 2009 Tumua Anae (first team) Kami Craig (first team) Michelle Stein (first team) Joelle Bekhazi (second team) Ilse van der Meijden (honorable mention, all-freshman) 2010 Tumua Anae (POY, first team)

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USC Most Valuable Player 1995 Cindy Clarke & Christina McCall 1996 Christina McCall 1997 Bernice Orwig 1998 Bernice Orwig 1999 Bernice Orwig 2000 Aniko Pelle & Nina Wengst 2001 Sofia Konoukh 2002 Sofia Konoukh 2003 Moriah Van Norman 2004 Moriah Van Norman & Kelly Graff 2005 Lauren Wenger 2006 Moriah Van Norman & Lauren Wenger 2007 Erika Figge 2008 Tumua Anae & Veronika Bartunkova 2009 Michelle Stein 2010 Tumua Anae & Kami Craig 2011 Flora Bolonyai USC Captain(s) 1995 Catherine Rau 1996 Catherine Rau 1997 Catherine Rau 1998 Kellie Clarke & Bernice Orwig 1999 Kellie Clarke & Bernice Orwig 2000 Jennifer Durley & Selah Mapes 2001 Jennifer Durley 2002 Aniko Pelle & Nina Wengst 2003 Kelly Graff & Liz Simms 2004 Kelly Graff & Liz Simms 2005 Eszter Gyori & Lauren Wenger 2006 Moriah Van Norman & Lauren Wenger 2007 Erika Figge & Brittany Hayes 2008 Julie Spataru & Miranda Nichols 2009 Michelle Stein 2010 Tumua Anae & Kami Craig 2011 Joelle Bekhazi, Nadia Dan & Sara Van Norman USC Most Inspirational 1995 Karen Shipman 1996 Kristie Cissell 1997 Kellie Clarke 1998 Kellie Clarke 1999 Kellie Clarke 2000 Selah Mapes 2001 Jennifer Durley 2002 Nina Wengst 2003 Kelly Graff 2004 Liz Simms 2005 Erika Figge 2006 Erika Figge 2007 Julie Spataru 2008 Julie Spataru 2009 Tumua Anae 2010 Tumua Anae 2011 Joelle Bekhazi USC Most Valuable Defender 2003 Sofia Konoukh 2004 Lauren Wenger 2005 Lauren Wenger 2006 Miranda Nichols 2007 Miranda Nichols 2008 Miranda Nichols 2009 Forel Davies 2010 Forel Davies 2011 Kristen Dronberger

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USC Most Improved 1995 Monique Nourbakhsh 1996 Melanie Chiang 1997 Jacqueline Favreau & Miranda Lim 1998 Lana Kraus and Selah Mapes 1999 Shelli Linza and Lisa Saenz 2000 Suzannah Johnson 2001 Julie Henn 2002 Sarah Mix 2003 Kelly Graff 2004 Eszter Gyori and Erika Figge 2005 Sarah Mix 2006 Patty Cardenas 2007 Veronika Bartunkova 2008 Michelle Stein 2009 Kristen Dronberger 2010 Nadia Dan 2011 Kaleigh Gilchrist USC Most Valuable Freshman 1995 Miranda Lim 1996 Elizabeth Atondo Olympic silver- and gold-medalist Lauren Wenger was 1997 Selah Mapes USC’s MVP and Most Valuable Defender in 2005. 1998 Jennifer Durley 1999 Aniko Pelle 2000 Katrin Dierolf 2001 Courtney Lee USC’s top national & international honors 2002 Eszter Gyori 2003 Lauren Wenger Olympic Medalists 2004 Brittany Hayes 2000 — Silver: Bernice Orwig (USA) 2005 Miranda Nichols 2008 — Gold: Ilse van der Meijden (Netherlands) 2006 Kami Craig Silver: Patty Cardenas, Kami Craig, Brittany Hayes, 2007 Forel Davies Moriah Van Norman, Lauren Wenger (USA) 2008 Kristen Dronberger 2012 — Gold: Tumua Anae, Kami Craig, Lauren Wenger (USA) 2009 Nadia Dan Silver: Anni Espar (Spain) 2010 Patricia Jancso 2011 Madeline Rosenthal FINA World Champions

HIGH HONORS

Coach’s Award 1999 Christine Zador 2000 Jennifer Durley 2001 Katrin Dierolf 2002 Laura Trunk 2003 Katrin Dierolf 2004 Anna Pardo 2005 Allison Riddle & Julie Spataru 2006 Whitney Morgan 2007 Patty Cardenas 2008 Alison Riddle 2009 Kally Lucas 2010 Kally Lucas 2011 Blair Moody

2005 — Aniko Pelle (Hungary) 2007 — Patty Cardenas, Kami Craig, Brittany Hayes, Moriah Van Norman, Lauren Wenger (USA) 2009 — Kami Craig, Brittany Hayes, Moriah Van Norman, Lauren Wenger (USA) 2013 — Anni Espar (Spain)

FINA World Championships Most Valuable Player 2007 — Lauren Wenger (USA)

FINA World Cup Champions 2002 — Aniko Pelle (Hungary) 2010 — Kami Craig (USA)

NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist 2007 — Erika Figge

USA Water Polo Female Athlete of the Year 2007 — Lauren Wenger

European Water Polo Female Athlete of the Year

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2012 — Anni Espar

Peter J. Cutino Award Finalists

1999 — Bernice Orwig (winner) 2000 — Aniko Pelle (winner) 2004 — Moriah Van Norman (winner) 2005 — Brittany Hayes 2006 — Lauren Wenger (winner) & Brittany Hayes 2007 — Erika Figge 2009 — Kami Craig (winner) & Michelle Stein 2010 — Kami Craig (winner) & Tumua Anae 2011 — Kristen Dronberger 2013 — Monica Vavic


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Kathryn Kawazoe.................................... 1995 Sheva Khalafbeigi.................................... 2003 Alexandra Kiss...................... 2007, 08, 09, 10 Sofia Konoukh............................. 2001, 02, 03 Katay Kocsis................................ 2001, 02, 03 Lana Kraus.............................................. 1998 Jessica Kutcher........................................ 2008 Maile Lau................................................ 1997 Stephanie Lavayen............................ 2009, 10 Natalie Lavinsky...............................2013 Courtney Lee........................................... 2001 Shauna Letvin................................... 2008, 09 Miranda Lim.......................... 1995, 96, 97, 98 Shelli Linza........................ 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Alex Lopez........................................ 2005, 06 Kally Lucas............................ 2007, 08, 09, 10 Denise Madrid....................... 2004, 05, 06, 07 Melissa Madrid..................... 2002, 03, 04, 05 Jocelyn Manderino................ 2000, 01, 02, 03 Selah Mapes..................... 1997, 98, 99, 2000 Nicole Martin.................................... 1997, 98 Marina Mayer....................... 2004, 05, 06, 07 Christina McCall.......................... 1995, 96, 97 Colleen McCall.................................. 2011, 12 Nicolina McCall............... 2010, 11, 12, 13 Rebecca McCall....................................... 2008 Alison McGookin..................................... 1995 Eden McMullen....................................... 2002 Kelly Mendoza..................................2013 Michelle Mercado.............................2013 Sandra Milicev.................. 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Krista Millard.......................................... 1995 Sarah Mix............................. 2002, 03, 04, 05 Blair Moody.......................... 2010, 11, 12, 13 Kelly Moore............................................. 1995 Whitney Morgan......................... 2006, 07, 08 Anne-Marie Munk................................... 1995 Emilie Myers.....................................2013 Kim Neale-May....................................... 1998 Laura Neri............................................... 1995 Miranda Nichols.................... 2005, 06, 07, 08 Monique Nourbakhsh.............................. 1995 Colleen O’Donnell.................2011, 12, 13 Erin O’Donnell......................................... 2005 Kory O’Rourke......................................... 1999 Bernice Orwig............................. 1997, 98, 99 Anna Pardo................................. 2004, 05, 06 Aniko Pelle........................ 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Sarah Percey........................................... 1995 Marin Pietrzak................................... 1998, 99 Yvonne Ralph.......................................... 1995 Sarah Ramsey............................... 1999, 2000 Roxanne Rapan....................................... 1996 Catherine Rau............................. 1995, 96, 97 Courtney Ray........................ 2008, 09, 10, 11 Alison Riddle......................... 2005, 06, 07, 08 Madeline Rosenthal..............2011, 12, 13 Ashley Rothweiler................................... 2005 Ashley Ryan............................................ 1999 Lisa Saenz..................................... 1999, 2000 Sara Salamon..............................2012, 13 Dominique Sardo.................. 2010, 11, 12, 13 Ellen Sevigny........................................... 2005

Lisa Shepard........................................... 1995 Karen Shipman........................................ 1995 Chelsea Silvers...................... 2010, 11, 12, 13 Liz Simms.......................................... 2003, 04 Bianca Simonetti......................... 2004, 05, 06 Jennifer Simpson................... 1995, 96, 97, 98 Sarah Smith...................................... 2000, 01 Julie Spataru......................... 2005, 06, 07, 08 Allison Speer........................................... 1999 Jennifer Stiefel.................................. 2011, 12 Sandra Stiefel.......................................... 2011 Michelle Stein....................... 2006, 07, 08, 09 Brigitte Steinmetz.................................... 1998 Allison Stewart........................................ 2003 Megan Thomas....................................... 2001 Rosanna Tomiuk...................................... 2009 Laura Trunk................................. 2001, 02, 03 Lindsey Urquhart..................................... 2008 Bree Valbuena......................................... 2005 Ilse van der Meijden................................ 2009 Moriah Van Norman.............. 2003, 04, 05, 06 Sarah Van Norman................ 2008, 09, 10, 11 Monica Vavic...............................2012, 13 Morgan Vickers....................................... 2012 Brianna Vogelzang.................................. 2010 Emily Walker........................................... 1995 Courtney Walters..............................2013 Jillian Weinstein...................................... 1998 Jana Wenger............................... 2004, 05, 07 Lauren Wenger...................... 2003, 04, 05, 06 Nina Wengst..................... 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Erin Wilson............................ 2002, 03, 04, 05 Christine Zador....................................... 1999 Bold indicates current player.

Letterwinners

Jennie Adams.......................................... 1998 Jordan Anae.......................... 2006, 07, 08, 09 Tumua Anae.......................... 2007, 08, 09, 10 Jayde Appel......................................2013 Lauren Arthur.................................... 2002, 03 Christine Atondo............................... 1995, 96 Elizabeth Atondo............................... 1996, 97 Veronika Bartunkova............. 2005, 06, 07, 08 Adrian Beaney........................................ 2003 Teckla Beckmann.................................... 2008 Joelle Bekhazi............................. 2009, 10, 11 Emily Booth...................................... 1995, 96 Flora Bolonyai............................2011, 12 Kendra Browne................. 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Hannah Buckling..................................... 2013 Shannon Buckner.................................... 2001 Patty Cardenas.................................. 2006, 07 Sylvia Cardim.......................................... 2005 Jennifer Carlisle............................. 1999, 2000 Michelle Caron........................................ 2012 Brooke Carpenter.................................... 2010 Juli Castle............................................... 1998 Melanie Chiang....................................... 1996 Kristie Cissell............................... 1995, 96, 97 Cindy Clarke................................ 1995, 96, 97 Kellie Clarke................................ 1997, 98, 99 Kimberly Comacho............ 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Carolyn Conway................................ 2006, 07 Mary Cousineau...................................... 2007 Kami Craig............................ 2006, 07, 09, 10 Olivia Cummins...........................2012, 13 Nadia Dan............................ 2009, 10, 11, 12 Eike Daube.................................2012, 13 Forel Davies.......................... 2007, 08, 09, 10 Christy Decker......................................... 2002 Katrin Dierolf........................ 2000, 01, 02, 03 Kristen Dronberger................ 2008, 09, 10, 11 Jennifer Durley.................. 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Amber El-Hajj................................ 1999, 2000 Erin Esbensen.......................................... 2001 Anni Espar.............................................. 2013 Atoosa Favier.......................................... 1995 Jacqueline Favreau............................ 1997, 98 Erika Figge............................ 2004, 05, 06, 07 Savannah Fletcher................................... 2012 Angie Giancaterino................................. 2007 Kaleigh Gilchrist...................2011, 12, 13 Kelly Graff............................. 2001, 02, 03, 04 Hannah Green......................................... 2012 Eszter Gyori........................... 2002, 03, 04, 05 Brittany Hayes....................... 2004, 05, 06, 07 Julie Henn............................. 2000, 01, 02, 03 Georgette Hernandez.................2012, 13 Constance Hiller.................... 2010, 11, 12, 13 Christina Holler................................. 1996, 97 Alegra Hueso....................................2013 Kara-Leigh Huse.................... 2009, 10, 11, 12 Katie Indvik............................................. 2008 Lindsay Jacks.......................................... 2007 Patricia Jancso............................. 2010, 11, 12 Suzannah Johnson................ 1999, 00, 01, 02 Kim Juran.......................................... 1997, 98 Tiffany Kahnen........................................ 2003

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Jennifer Simpson............................................ 15 Lana Kraus..................................................... 11 Miranda Lim................................................... 10 Juli Castle....................................................... 8 Kim Juran........................................................ 8 Kim Neale-May............................................... 3 Jennie Adams.................................................. 2 Jacqueline Favreau.......................................... 1 Jillian Weinstein.............................................. 1 TOTAL 242

All-Time Goal Scorers

1999

Three-time Olympian Aniko Pelle is USC’s all-time top scorer with 255 career goals. 1995 Alison McGookin............................................ 33 Cindy Clarke................................................... 31 Christina McCall............................................. 31 Kristie Cissell.................................................. 30 Catherine Rau................................................ 24 Monique Nourbakhsh..................................... 13 Jennifer Simpson............................................. 5 Miranda Lim.................................................... 3 Sarah Percey................................................... 3 Karen Shipman................................................ 2 Christine Atondo............................................. 1 Kelly Moore..................................................... 1 Anne-Marie Munk........................................... 1 Laura Neri....................................................... 1 TOTAL 179

1996

Christina McCall............................................. 53 Cindy Clarke................................................... 38 Kristie Cissell.................................................. 32 Miranda Lim................................................... 14 Catherine Rau................................................ 10 Jennifer Simpson............................................ 10 Elizabeth Atondo............................................. 5 Christine Atondo............................................. 4 TOTAL 166

1997

Christina McCall............................................. 58 Kellie Clarke................................................... 31 Kristie Cissell.................................................. 26 Nicole Martin................................................. 21 Cindy Clarke................................................... 20 Miranda Lim................................................... 16 Selah Mapes.................................................. 15 Jennifer Simpson............................................ 13 Catherine Rau................................................ 12 Maile Lau........................................................ 7 Jacqueline Favreau.......................................... 5 Kim Juran........................................................ 4 Elizabeth Atondo............................................. 1 Bernice Orwig................................................. 1 TOTAL 230

1998

Nicole Martin................................................. 43 Jennifer Durley............................................... 42 Selah Mapes.................................................. 32 Kellie Clarke................................................... 28 Brigitte Steinmetz........................................... 21 Kimberly Comacho......................................... 17

Aniko Pelle..................................................... 53 Nina Wengst.................................................. 40 Sandra Milicev............................................... 33 Jennifer Durley............................................... 32 Lisa Saenz...................................................... 32 Suzannah Johnson......................................... 24 Christine Zador.............................................. 18 Selah Mapes.................................................. 16 Shelli Linza..................................................... 14 Kellie Clarke.................................................... 9 Kimberly Comacho.......................................... 5 Kory O’Rourke................................................. 3 Jennifer Carlisle............................................... 1 Sarah Ramsey................................................. 1 Ashley Ryan.................................................... 1 TOTAL 282

2000

Aniko Pelle..................................................... 64 Nina Wengst.................................................. 63 Katrin Dierolf................................................. 42 Sandra Milicev............................................... 33 Jennifer Durley............................................... 28 Selah Mapes.................................................. 19 Christine Zador.............................................. 17 Lisa Saenz...................................................... 15 Jocelyn Manderino.......................................... 8 Shelli Linza...................................................... 7 Kimberly Comacho.......................................... 5 Julie Henn....................................................... 5 Sarah Ramsey................................................. 2 Jennifer Carlisle............................................... 2 TOTAL 310

2001

Sofia Konoukh............................................... 104 Aniko Pelle..................................................... 81 Katrin Dierolf................................................. 65 Nina Wengst.................................................. 57 Sandra Milicev............................................... 28 Shelli Linza..................................................... 24 Jennifer Durley............................................... 20 Suzannah Johnson......................................... 13 Julie Henn....................................................... 8 Jocelyn Manderino.......................................... 5 Laura Trunk..................................................... 4 Kimberly Comacho.......................................... 3 Katay Kocsis.................................................... 3 Megan Thomas............................................... 3 Erin Esbensen.................................................. 1 Sarah Smith.................................................... 1 Tiffany O’Farriell.............................................. 1 Shannon Buckner............................................ 1 TOTAL 422

2002

Sofia Konoukh................................................ 70 Aniko Pelle..................................................... 57 Katrin Dierolf................................................. 53 Nina Wengst.................................................. 53 Eszter Gyori.................................................... 27 Sandra Milicev............................................... 22 Suzannah Johnson......................................... 13 Shelli Linza..................................................... 10 Melissa Madrid............................................... 7 Laura Trunk..................................................... 7

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Eden McMullen............................................... 7 Katay Kocsis.................................................... 5 Julie Henn....................................................... 5 Erin Wilson...................................................... 3 Lauren Arthur.................................................. 2 Christy Decker................................................. 1 TOTAL 342

2003

Moriah Van Norman....................................... 65 Sofia Konoukh ............................................... 50 Katrin Dierolf................................................. 44 Liz Simms....................................................... 29 Lauren Wenger............................................... 27 Eszter Gyori.................................................... 17 Allison Stewart............................................... 13 Laura Trunk.................................................... 11 Melissa Madrid............................................... 9 Erin Wilson...................................................... 8 Katay Kocsis.................................................... 8 Julie Henn....................................................... 6 Sheva Khalafbeigi............................................ 4 Adrian Beaney................................................ 3 Jocelyn Manderino.......................................... 1 Lauren Arthur.................................................. 1 Tiffany Kahnen................................................ 1 TOTAL 297

2004

Brittany Hayes................................................ 59 Moriah Van Norman....................................... 58 Eszter Gyori.................................................... 41 Anna Pardo.................................................... 36 Erika Figge..................................................... 33 Erin Wilson..................................................... 20 Lauren Wenger .............................................. 19 Liz Simms....................................................... 19 Jana Wenger................................................... 9 Marina Mayer................................................. 4 Melissa Madrid............................................... 3 Denise Madrid................................................. 1 TOTAL 302

2005

Brittany Hayes ............................................... 51 Lauren Wenger .............................................. 44 Moriah Van Norman ...................................... 40 Erika Figge .................................................... 32 Eszter Gyori ................................................... 30 Anna Pardo ................................................... 27 Erin Wilson .................................................... 25 Melissa Madrid ............................................. 17 Miranda Nichols ............................................ 14 Veronika Bartunkova ...................................... 9 Jana Wenger .................................................. 9 Marina Mayer ................................................ 7 Julie Spataru .................................................. 5 Denise Madrid ................................................ 3 Alison Riddle .................................................. 2 Ashley Rothweiler .......................................... 2 Ellen Sevigny .................................................. 1 Erin O’Donnell ................................................ 1 TOTAL 319

2006

Brittany Hayes................................................ 55 Moriah Van Norman....................................... 52 Patty Cardenas............................................... 40 Kami Craig..................................................... 38 Lauren Wenger............................................... 37 Erika Figge..................................................... 22 Anna Pardo.................................................... 21 Veronika Bartunkova...................................... 20 Jana Wenger.................................................. 18 Miranda Nichols............................................. 15 Marina Mayer................................................ 10 Carolyn Conway.............................................. 9 Michelle Stein................................................. 8


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2010

Jordan Anae.................................................... 8 Alison Riddle................................................... 7 Bianca Simonetti............................................. 5 Julie Spataru................................................... 3 Denise Madrid................................................. 2 TOTAL 370

2007

Erika Figge..................................................... 50 Brittany Hayes................................................ 44 Kami Craig..................................................... 38 Alexandra Kiss............................................... 36 Patty Cardenas............................................... 32 Michelle Stein................................................ 31 Miranda Nichols............................................. 30 Veronika Bartunkova...................................... 27 Forel Davies................................................... 17 Jana Wenger.................................................. 16 Kally Lucas..................................................... 15 Carolyn Conway............................................. 10 Marina Mayer................................................ 10 Alison Riddle................................................... 9 Jordan Anae.................................................... 8 Mary Cousineau.............................................. 3 Julie Spataru................................................... 3 Denise Madrid................................................. 1 TOTAL 380

2008

Michelle Stein ............................................... 56 Veronika Bartunkova...................................... 50 Alexandra Kiss............................................... 36 Kally Lucas .................................................... 27 Miranda Nichols............................................. 27 Jordan Anae .................................................. 22 Forel Davies .................................................. 21 Kristen Dronberger......................................... 18 Sarah Van Norman......................................... 17 Julie Spataru.................................................. 13 Alison Riddle .................................................. 9 Jessica Kutcher................................................ 4 Katie Indvik..................................................... 3 Rebecca McCall............................................... 2 Tekla Beckmann.............................................. 1 TOTAL 306

2009

Michelle Stein ............................................... 75 Kami Craig..................................................... 40 Joelle Bekhazi................................................ 38 Alexandra Kiss............................................... 35 Kally Lucas .................................................... 33

2011

Patricia Jancso................................................ 45 Joelle Bekhazi................................................ 41 Nadia Dan..................................................... 38 Kristen Dronberger......................................... 37 Dominique Sardo........................................... 24 Sarah Van Norman......................................... 20 Maddy Rosenthal........................................... 16 Kaleigh Gilchrist............................................. 15 Nicolina McCall.............................................. 12 Blair Moody.................................................... 8 Kara-Leigh Huse.............................................. 6 Constance Hiller.............................................. 5 Chelsea Silvers................................................ 5 Colleen O’Donnell........................................... 4 Jennifer Stiefel................................................ 3 Colleen McCall................................................ 1 TOTAL 280

2012

Kaleigh Gilchrist ............................................ 47 Monica Vavic ................................................. 39 Patricia Jancso ............................................... 35 Nadia Dan .................................................... 25 Colleen O’Donnell ......................................... 24 Dominique Sardo .......................................... 23 Nicolina McCall ............................................. 21 Chelsea Silvers .............................................. 21 Madeline Rosenthal ...................................... 14 Savannah Fletcher ......................................... 11 Eike Daube .................................................... 11 Kara-Leigh Huse ............................................. 9 Olivia Cummins .............................................. 8 Jennifer Stiefel ............................................... 8 Constance Hiller ............................................. 8 Blair Moody ................................................... 7 Michelle Caron ............................................... 6 Hannah Green ................................................ 2 Colleen McCall ............................................... 2 TOTAL 321

2013

Monica Vavic.................................................. 77 Kaleigh Gilchrist............................................. 45 Hannah Buckling............................................ 40 Jayde Appel.................................................... 33 Dominique Sardo........................................... 33 Anni Espar..................................................... 31 Eike Daube..................................................... 23 Kelly Mendoza............................................... 23

Madeline Rosenthal....................................... 23 Olivia Cummins.............................................. 18 Chelsea Silvers............................................... 17 Colleen O’Donnell.......................................... 16 Nicolina McCall.............................................. 13 Constance Hiller............................................. 11 Emilie Myers................................................... 8 Courtney Walters............................................. 7 Blair Moody.................................................... 7 Sara Salamon.................................................. 2 TOTAL .......................................................... 427 Note: Goals recorded in college games only.

Career Scoring Leaders 1. Aniko Pelle................ 1999-02...........255 2. Sofia Konoukh........... 2001-03...........224 3. Moriah Van Norman.... 2003-06...........215 4. Nina Wengst............. 1999-02...........213 5. Brittany Hayes........... 2004-07...........209 6. Katrin Dierolf............. 2000-03...........204 7. Michelle Stein........... 2006-09...........170 8. Kami Craig................ 2006-10...........152 9. Christina McCall........ 1995-97...........142 Alexandra Kiss.......... 2007-10 10. Erika Figge................ 2004-07...........137 11. Joelle Bekhazi........... 2009-11...........135 12. Lauren Wenger.......... 2003-06...........127 13. Jennifer Durley.......... 1998-01...........122 14. Kristen Dronberger.... 2008-11...........120 15. Sandra Milicev........... 1999-02...........116 Monica Vavic......... 2012-present.116 17. Eszter Gyori............... 2002-05...........115 18. Kally Lucas................ 2007-10...........113 19. Kaleigh Gilchrist.... 2011-present.107 20. Veronika Bartunkova. 2005-08...........106

Single-Season Goal Leaders

Name 1. Sofia Konoukh 2. Aniko Pelle 3. Monica Vavic 4. Michelle Stein 5. Sofia Konoukh 6. Katrin Dierolf Moriah Van Norman 8. Aniko Pelle 9. Nina Wengst 10. Brittany Hayes 11. Christina McCall Moriah Van Norman 13. Nina Wengst Aniko Pelle 15. Michelle Stein Joelle Bekhazi 17. Brittany Hayes 18. Christina McCall Aniko Pelle Katrin Dierolf Nina Wengst 22. Moriah Van Norman 23. Brittany Hayes 24. Sofia Konoukh Erika Figge Veronika Bartunkova

Season Total 2001 104 2001 81 2013 77 2009 75 2002 70 2001 65 2003 65 2000 64 2000 63 2004 59 1997 58 2004 58 2001 57 2002 57 2008 56 2010 56 2006 55 1996 53 1999 53 2002 53 2002 53 2006 52 2005 51 2003 50 2007 50 2008 50

All-Time Goal Scorers

Four-time Olympian Sofia Konoukh ranks No. 2 all-time in scoring at USC with 224 career goals.

Joelle Bekhazi ............................................... 56 Patricia Jancso ............................................... 45 Kally Lucas .................................................... 38 Kami Craig .................................................... 36 Alexandra Kiss .............................................. 35 Kristen Dronberger ........................................ 33 Forel Davies .................................................. 27 Nadia Dan .................................................... 20 Sarah Van Norman ........................................ 17 Dominique Sardo .......................................... 15 Kara-Leigh Huse ............................................ 10 Nicolina McCall ............................................. 10 Constance Hiller ............................................. 3 Chelsea Silvers ............................................... 2 Stephanie Lavayen ......................................... 1 TOTAL 348

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Year-by-Year Records

(College games only) Overall National MPSF MPSF Tourn. Year Record Finish Record Finish 1995 18-13 3rd (Div II) -- -1996 10-18 -- 0-6 6th 1997 15-20 7th 0-6 5th 1998 22-16 5th 3-6 5th 1999 30-2 CHAMPION 8-1 $ 2nd 2000 23-9 2nd 6-3 4th 2001 28-4 -- 8-2 3rd 2002 26-4 -- 10-1 $ 3rd 2003 24-4 -- 9-1 $ 3rd 2004 29-0 CHAMPION 11-0 $ 1st 2005 25-5 3rd 11-1 3rd 2006 27-3 2nd 12-0 $ 2nd 2007 22-6 3rd 10-2 3rd 2008 21-8 2nd 10-2 2nd 2009 26-2 2nd 7-0 $ 1st 2010 25-3 CHAMPION 6-1 2nd 2011 19-8 4th 4-3 5th 2012 23-6 2nd 5-2 3rd 2013 27-1 CHAMPION 5-1 1st TOTAL 440-132 (.769) 125-38 (.767) *NCAA Tournament began in 2001 $ indicates regular-season MPSF champion

2012 Olympic silver-medalist Anni Espar was the second leading scorer at the Games in London.

USC swept the Peter J. Cutino Awards for the first time when Trojans Lauren Wenger and Juraj Zatovic claimed collegiate water polo’s highest honor at the 2006 ceremony.

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All-Time Records vs. Opponents

(College varsity games only) Opponent W L Arizona State 19 1 Azusa Pacific 1 0 Brown 3 0 Cal Baptist 8 0 Cal Lutheran 1 0 Cal Poly SLO 1 0 Cal State East Bay 1 0 Cal State Northridge 9 0 Cal State San Bernardino 2 0 California 28 18 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6 1 Concordia 2 0 CSU Bakersfield 7 0 Fresno Pacific 1 0 Hartwick 9 0 Harvard 1 0 Hawai’i 36 3 Indiana 7 0 Long Beach State 35 0 Loyola Marymount 24 0 Marist 1 0 Maryland 4 0 Massachussetts 8 2 Michigan 9 0 Occidental 8 0 Pacific 17 0 Pomona-Pitzer 5 0 Princeton 2 0 Redlands 6 1 San Diego 0 1 San Diego State 34 9 San Jose State 27 0 Santa Clara 1 0 Stanford 27 27 UC Davis 9 4 UC Irvine 20 3 UCLA 21 44 UC Riverside 1 0 UC San Diego 10 4 UC Santa Barbara 23 14 UC Santa Cruz 3 0 Washington 2 0 Western Washington 1 0 Totals 440 132

(Streak) (W13) (W1) (W3) (W8) (W1) (W1) (W1) (W9) (W2) (W5) (W2) (W2) (W7) (W1) (W9) (W1) (W14) (W7) (W35) (W24) (W1) (W4) (W3) (W9) (W8) (W17) (W5) (W2) (W6) (L1) (W33) (W27) (W1) (W2) (W8) (W20) (W3) (W1) (W10) (W10) (W3) (W2) (W1)

USC had five athletes help the United States National Team qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games: Patty Cardenas, Kami Craig, Erika Figge, Moriah Van Norman and Lauren Wenger all won gold at the Pan-American Games in July 2007.

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1996 (10-18 overall, 0-6 MPSF)

J26 UC Irvine W 8-7 F10 * at UC Santa Barbara L 5-9 F16 $ UCLA L 3-17 F16 $ UC San Diego L 4-7 F17 $ UC Davis L 5-8 F17 $ UC Santa Barbara L 5-12 F18 $^ Sunset Development W 8-2 2/23 * at UCLA L 8-18 F29 * UC Santa Barbara L 3-10 M3 at Claremont W 8-1 M8 %^ Golden West W 16-4 M9 %^ Sunset B Team W 3-2 M9 %^ Outsiders L 4-11 M10 %^ Shore T 5-5 M15 * San Diego State L 1-13 M19 Occidental W 11-3 M23 & Massachusetts W 8-6 M23 & Redlands W 10-8 M24 & Pomona-Pitzer W 13-3 M25 & UC San Diego L 3-5 M28 Loyola Marymount W 12-3 M29 * UCLA L 1-9 A5 * at San Diego State L 3-10 A6 Redlands W 11-5 A12 # California L 1-12 A12 # San Diego State L 6-14 A13 # Pacific W 7-4 A13 # UC Santa Barbara L 6-7 A26 @ UC Irvine W 10-3 A26 @ UCLA L 2-13 A27 @ Stanford L 5-10 A27 @ UC Davis L 6-12 A28 @ UC Santa Barbara L 4-7 * MPSF contest ^ Non-college contest $ UC San Diego Tournament — 8th % Commerce Tournament & Claremont Tournament — 2nd # MPSF Championships — 6th @ Western Regional Qualifying — 8th

1999

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USC won its first national championship in 1999 in the program’s only 30-win season to date, beating Stanford 7-6 after five overtimes. 1997 (15-20 overall, 0-6 MPSF)

F8 * UC Santa Barbara L 4-5 F14 $ UCLA L 3-11 F15 $ California L 4-11 F15 $ UC Santa Barbara L 5-10 F16 $ UC Davis L 3-4 F16 $ UC San Diego W 9-3 F22 * at San Diego State L 2-6 M1 % Michigan W 11-1 M1 % California L 3-7 M2 %^ Shores Club W 9-6 M2 % UC Santa Barbara L 4-6 (ot) M14 at Hawai‘i W 6-4 M16 * UCLA L 4-7 M19 Massachusetts W 11-5 M20 * San Diego State L 6-9 M21 & Harvard W 26-6 M21 & Indiana W 18-1 M22 & Occidental W 9-2 M22 & Massachusetts L 4-5 (ot) M23 & Pacific W 15-4 M25 Maryland W 7-5 M29 * at UC Santa Barbara L 2-4 A4 * at UCLA L 2-7 A11 # Stanford L 4-8 A11 # San Diego State L 5-7 A12 # Pacific W 9-3 A13 # UC Santa Barbara W 7-4 A25 @ Washington W 14-2 A25 @ California L 1-3 A26 @ Stanford L 2-4 A26 @ UC Santa Barbara L 3-4 A27 @ UC Davis W 2-1 M9 ! Massachusetts W 9-7 M9 ! California L 6-9 M10 ! UC Santa Barbara L 2-6 M11 ! UC San Diego W 8-6 (ot) * MPSF contest ^ Non-college contest $ UC San DiegoTournament — 7th % UC Santa Barbara Tournament & Pomona Tournament — 3rd # MPSF Championships — 5th @ Western Regional Qualifying — 7th ! Nat’l Championships (Ann Arbor, Mich.) — 7th

1998 (22-16 overall, 3-6 MPSF)

F5 * at San Diego State L 5-7 (ot) F7 $ Stanford L 1-9 F7 $ California L 3-7 F8 $ UC Davis L 7-8 F8 $ UC San Diego W 5-2 F14 * Hawai‘i L 4-5 (ot) F21 * UC Santa Barbara L 1-2 F28 % Long Beach State W 10-1 F28 % California L 3-6 M1 % UC Davis W 4-3 M1 % San Diego State W 10-5 M5 * UCLA L 1-10 M7 * at Long Beach State W 11-2 M14 * San Jose State W 8-3 M16 UMass W 6-5 M20 & Princeton W 10-3 M20 & Western Washington W 27-1 M21 & Indiana W 9-4 M21 & Maryland W 8-7 (ot) M22 & UMass L 2-5 M24 Maryland W 4-2 M27 * at California L 1-3 M28 * at Pacific W 12-5 A2 * Stanford L 1-3 A10 # California L 6-9 A10 # Hawai‘i W 6-5 A11 # Long Beach State W 8-1 A11 # Stanford L 6-8 A12 # UC Santa Barbara W 3-2 A24 @ Washington W 10-2 A24 @ Hawai‘i L 5-7 A25 @ Long Beach State W 13-3 A25 @ UC Davis W 6-2 A26 @ San Diego State L 6-7 M8 ! Indiana W 5-0 M8 ! California L 3-7 M9 ! UMass W 8-4 M10 ! UC Santa Barbara W 4-2 * MPSF contest $ UC San DiegoTournament — 7th % UC Santa Barbara Tournament — 5th & Pomona Tournament — 2nd # MPSF Championships (Stockton, Calif.) — 5th @ Western Regional Qualifying (at Stanford) — 6th ! Nat’l Championships (at USC) — 5th

1999 (30-2 overall, 8-1 MPSF) National Champions

F12 $ Long Beach State W 11-5 F13 $ Hawai‘i W 8-4 F13 $ UC Davis W 8-2 F14 $ UCLA W 5-3 F14 $ California W 4-3 F20 * at UC Santa Barbara W 6-5 F26 * California L 5-6 F27 % Cal State Bakersfield W 11-2 F27 % UC Santa Barbara W 4-3 F28 % UCLA W 7-6 F28 % Stanford W 7-4 M5 * Long Beach State W 7-2 M6 * at UCLA W 7-6 (ot) M11 * San Diego State W 10-6 M16 * at Hawai‘i W 13-7 M19 & San Diego State W 12-5 M20 & Hawai‘i W 10-5 M20 & Long Beach State W 13-2 M29 * Pacific W 11-6 A2 * at San Jose State W 15-4 A3 * at Stanford W 5-3 A9 # San Jose State W 15-4 A9 # Hawai‘i W 15-6 A10 # Long Beach State W 10-6 A10 # UCLA W 7-5 A11 # California L 2-3 A23 @ San Diego State W 7-4 A24 @ UCLA W 11-1 M7 ! Indiana W 17-2 M7 ! UC Santa Barbara W 6-3 M8 ! UCLA W 5-4 M9 ! Stanford W 7-6 (5ot) * MPSF contest $ UC San Diego Tournament — 1st % UC Santa Barbara Tournament — 1st & Hawai‘i Rainbow Challenge — 1st # MPSF Tournament (Westwood, Calif.) — 2nd @ Regional Qualifying (San Diego, Calif.) — 1st ! National Championships (Davis, Calif.) — 1st Goal Scoring Aniko Pelle 53 Nina Wengst 40 Sandra Milicev 33 Jennifer Durley 32 Lisa Saenz 32 Suzannah Johnson 24 Christine Zador 18 Shelli Linza 14 Selah Mapes 16 Kellie Clarke 9 Kimberly Comacho 5 Kory O’Rourke 3 Jennifer Carlisle 1 Sarah Ramsey 1 Ashley Ryan 1 USC Total 281 Opponent Total 133

Year-by-Year Results

J27 UC Irvine L 10-16 F3 #^ Commerce L 2-16 F3 # California L 3-20 F4 # UC Irvine L 2-9 F4 #^ Club L 0-13 F18 $ San Diego State L 5-17 F18 $ UC San Diego L 2-13 F19 $ UC Irvine L 5-8 F19 $^ Sunset B Club W 16-3 F19 $^ Commerce L 4-13 F24 UCLA L 2-10 F26 at Cal Poly SLO W 7-2 M3 %^ San Diego All-Star L 6-11 M3 % UC San Diego L 3-12 M4 % Claremont W 8-4 M5 % Redlands L 3-4 M11 UC Riverside W 10-5 M17 Claremont W 12-3 M18 Redlands W 12-7 M24 & Massachusetts W 9-3 M24 & Occidental W 18-5 M25 & UC Santa Barbara L 8-10 M25 & Claremont W 10-5 M26 & Redlands W 9-8 M31 at Loyola Marymount W 13-8 A6 San Diego L 3-16 A11 at UCLA L 2-8 A14 @ Claremont W 10-8 A15 @ Pomona-Pitzer W 13-4 A16 @ Occidental W 8-2 A27 at Pomona-Pitzer W 14-5 M5 ! Pomona-Pitzer W 12-4 M5 ! Occidental W 12-4 M6 ! UC Santa Cruz W 11-7 M6 ! Claremont L 4-5 M7 ! Occidental W 6-2 ^ Non-college contest # Winter Nationals $ UC San Diego Tournament % Commerce Tournament & Pomona Tournament — 4th @ Western Regional Qualifying — 1st ! Div. II National Championships — 3rd

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2000 (23-9 overall, 6-3 MPSF)

F10 * at San Diego State W 12-8 F11 $ San Diego State W 17-6 F11 $ UC Davis W 13-8 F12 $ Long Beach State W 14-8 F12 $ California W 7-5 F13 $ UCLA L 3-10 F13 Stanford W 5-4 F19 * UC Santa Barbara W 11-4 F20 * at Long Beach State W 8-2 F24 * Hawai’i W 13-7 F26 % Redlands W 16-2 F26 % Hawai’i W 12-5 F27 % California L 8-9 F27 % UCLA L 12-15 M2 * San Jose State W 11-5 M3 * Stanford L 6-7 (4ot) M9 * UCLA L 8-10 M24 * at California L 6-7 (ot) M25 * at Pacific W 10-5 A5 Loyola Marymount W 10-7 A7 # Long Beach State W 10-2 A7 # UC Santa Barbara W 10-3 A8 # San Jose State W 11-5 A8 # California L 4-5 A9 # UCLA L 4-7 A21 @ Loyola Marymount W 13-7 A22 @ San Diego State W 10-8 A23 @ UCLA W 9-7 M5 ! Loyola Marymount W 11-3 M5 ! Massachusetts W 10-7 M6 ! Stanford W 10-5 M7 ! UCLA L 4-11 * MPSF contest $ UC San Diego Tournament — 3rd % UC Santa Barbara Tournament — 4th # MPSF Tournament (San Jose, Calif.) — 4th @ Regional Qualifying (at USC) — 1st ! Nat’l Champ. (Bloomington, Ind.) — 2nd

2001 (28-4 overall, 8-2 MPSF)

F10 $ UC Santa Barbara W 12-5 F10 $ UC San Diego W 13-9 F11 $ Cal Baptist W 10-1 F11 $ UC Santa Barbara W 11-4 F17 * at UC Santa Barbara W 12-5 F18 * Long Beach State W 9-4 F24 % Michigan W 17-2 F24 % San Jose State W 10-2 F25 % Stanford L 12-13 (ot) F25 % California W 10-8 M2 * at Stanford L 6-10 M3 * at San Jose State W 10-6 M9 * at UCLA L 6-13 M15 * at Hawaii W 13-6 M16 & Washington (club team) W 19-1 M16 & Cal Baptist W 18-4 M17 % Hawaii W 14-6 M22 Massachusetts W 16-2 M28 * California W 10-8 M31 * Pacific W 21-9 A7 San Diego State W 19-4 A8 * UC Irvine W 16-3 A14 ^ UC Santa Cruz W 25-0 A14 ^ UC Irvine W 17-1 A14 ^ Cal Baptist W 16-1 A15 ^ San Diego State W 12-6 A15 ^ UC Santa Barbara W 10-5 A15 ^ Long Beach State W 15-6 A21 at UC Irvine W 12-3 A21 vs. UC San Diego W 18-1 A27 @ Hawaii W 12-1 A28 @ UCLA L 8-9 (3ot) A29 @ California W 11-8 * MPSF contest $ UC San Diego Tournament — 1st % UC Santa Barbara Tournament — 3rd & Rainbow Wahine Challenge — 1st ^ Long Beach Tournament — 1st @ MPSF Tournament (Honolulu, Hawai’i) — 3rd

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In 2004, USC posted the first undefeated season in NCAA history to win its second national title with a 10-8 win over Loyola Marymount. 2002 (26-4 overall, 10-1 MPSF)

F2 Loyola Marymount W F6 Cal Baptist W F9 $UC Santa Barbara W F9 $UC Santa Barbara L F10 $UC Davis W F10 $California W F15 *at UC Irvine W F16 *at Long Beach State W F23 %Michigan W F23 %Loyola Marymount W F24 %UCLA L F24 %California W M2 *California W M3 *Pacific W M7 *San Jose State W M15 Hawai’i W M22 *Cal State Northridge W M23 *San Diego State W M30 *Stanford W A5 *UCLA L A6 *UC Santa Barbara W A12 *Hawai’i W A13 ^Occidental W A13 ^Cal Baptist W A14 ^UC San Diego W A14 ^San Diego State W A20 Loyola Marymount W A26 @San Diego State W A27 @UCLA L A28 @Long Beach State W * MPSF contest $ Stanford Tournament — 3rd % UC Santa Barbara Tournament — 3rd ^ Long Beach Tournament — 1st @ MPSF Tournament (at USC) — 3rd

10-5 18-5 10-7 5-8 12-3 7-5 9-3 11-8 18-7 10-6 2-4 9-4 11-7 13-1 10-5 15-3 16-0 13-8 7-6 8-9 14-6 9-1 18-4 21-0 18-4 15-5 8-1 8-4 6-7 11-8

2003 (24-4 overall, 9-1 MPSF)

F1 Loyola Marymount W 8-4 F2 *at UC Santa Barbara W 11-9 F8 $ UC Santa Cruz W 26-1 F8 $ UCLA L 4-8 F9 $ Hawaii W 9-5 F9 $ California W 9-3 F15 *San Diego State W 11-7 F21 *at UCLA W 8-6 M1 *Long Beach State W 9-4 M2 *Pacific W 12-9 M8 % UC Irvine W 12-7 M8 San Diego State W 10-4 M9 % UCLA L 3-7 M9 % Long Beach State W 11-5 M14 *California W 10-5 M21 *at Hawaii W 8-4 M29 *at Stanford L 3-5 M30 *at San Jose State W 11-3 A9 *UC Irvine W 13-6 A12 & Occidental W 21-2 A12 & Arizona State W 20-5 A12 & Pacific W 17-5 A13 & San Diego State W 10-5 A13 & Long Beach State W 6-5 A19 at Loyola Marymount W 7-6 A25 @ San Diego State W 11-5 A26 @ UCLA L 7-6 (OT-SV) A27 @ Long Beach State W 10-5 * MPSF contest $ Stanford Tournament — 3rd % UC Santa Barbara Tournament — 3rd & Long Beach Tournament — 1st @ MPSF Tournament (Stanford, Calif.) — 3rd

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2004 (29-0 overall, 11-0 MPSF) NCAA National Champions F7 $ San Jose State F7 $ Stanford F8 $ Michigan F8 $ UCLA F12 Hartwick F14 * at California F15 * at Pacific F21 * at UC Santa Barbara F28 % Michigan F29 % Long Beach State F29 % Stanford M9 * at UC Irvine M11 * UCLA M24 Loyola Marymount M27 * at Long Beach State A2 * San Jose State A3 * Stanford A9 * at San Diego State A10 * at Arizona State A16 * Hawaii A17 & UC San Diego A17 & Cal State Northridge A18 & UC Irvine A18 & San Diego State A30 # UC Santa Barbara M1 # Long Beach State M2 # Stanford M8 ! Hartwick M9 ! Loyola Marymount

W 13-7 W 10-8 W 14-3 W 12-4 W 12-6 W 9-4 W 19-3 W 10-3 W 6-4 W 9-6 W 9-5 W 10-3 W 9-4 W 9-4 W 12-10 (OT) W 9-7 W 8-4 W 8-3 W 13-4 W 12-5 W 14-6 W 12-6 W 8-5 W 10-3 W 9-5 W 8-5 W 8-7 (OT) W 12-4 W 10-8

* MPSF contest $ Stanford Tournament — 1st % UC Santa Barbara Tournament — 1st & Long Beach State Tournament — 1st # MPSF Tournament (Los Alamitos, Calif.) — 1st ! NCAA Tournament (Stanford, Calif.) — 1st Goalie Games / Periods Kelly Graff 27 / 101 Alexandra Lopez 4/8 Sarah Mix 6/8

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Goal Scoring Brittany Hayes 59 Moriah Van Norman 58 Eszter Gyori 41 Anna Pardo 36 Erika Figge 33 Erin Wilson 20 Lauren Wenger 19 Liz Simms 19 Jana Wenger 9 Marina Mayer 4 Melissa Madrid 3 Denise Madrid 1 Goals by Period 1 2 3 4 OT Total USC 87 76 73 62 4 302 Opponents 31 38 38 40 1 148 Notes: USC becomes the first team in the fouryear history of the NCAA Championship to go undefeated through the season.


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2007 (22-6 overall, 10-2 MPSF)

F1 at LMU W 18-9 F3 ^ Arizona State W 12-4 F3 ^ Stanford W 8-6 F4 ^ San Jose St. W 10-6 F4 ^ UCLA L 10-11 F8 *at Cal State Northridge W 16-8 F17 *at Stanford L 8-10 (OT) F18 *at San Jose State W 12-5 F24 % Long Beach State W 14-5 F24 % UC Davis W 15-2 F25 % Stanford L 8-10 F25 % California W 15-9 M3 *UC Irvine W 12-8 M9 *Pacific W 24-2 M17 *at Hawai’i W 19-6 M24 *Arizona State W 15-8 M31 *Long Beach State W 16-3 A7 *at UCLA L 7-8 A13 *California W 12-7 A14 *San Diego State W 17-5 A15 Hartwick W 19-5 A20 *at UC Santa Barbara W 17-6 A27 & San Jose State W 14-4 A28 & UCLA L 9-10 A29 & Hawai’i W 14-7 M11 $ Hartwick W 20-5 M12 $ UCLA L 6-7 M13 $ San Diego State W 13-6 * MPSF game ^ Stanford Invitational — ­ 2nd % UC Irvine Invitational — 3rd & MPSF Tournament (­Tempe, Ariz.) — 3rd $ NCAA Tournament (Davis, Calif.) — 3rd

2006 (27-3 overall, 12-0 MPSF)

F2 Hartwick W 16-3 F7 Cal State San Bernardino W 23-5 F9 ^ California W 9-3 ^ Stanford W 5-4 F10 ^ Arizona State L 5-8 ^ UCLA L 4-8 F16 *at UC Irvine W 10-3 F17 *at Arizona State W 11-5 F23 % Michigan W 15-7 % UC Davis W 12-1 F24 % Stanford L 6-7 (ot) % California L 8-9 F29 Loyola Marymount W 13-5 M1 *Cal State Northridge W 12-4 M8 *at California W 8-7 M9 *at Pacific W 18-4 M14 *UCLA L 8-7-8 M28 *UC Santa Barbara W 17-6 M29 *at San Diego State W 13-8 A5 *Stanford L 7-8 (ot) A6 *San Jose State W 15-4 A12 *Hawai’i W 13-8 A20 *at Long Beach State W 10-6 A25 & Arizona State W 12-6 A26 & Stanford W 5-4 (ot) A27 & UCLA L 7-8 M9 $ Michigan W 12-3 M10 $ Stanford W 10-6 M11 $ UCLA L 3-6 * MPSF game ^ Stanford Invitational — ­ 2nd % UC Irvine Invitational — 4th & MPSF Tournament (San Diego, Calif.) — ­ 2nd $ NCAA Tournament (Palo Alto, Calif.) — 2nd

F5 Hartwick W 20-4 F5 Cal State Bakersfield W 16-7 F11 ^ San Jose State W 13-4 F11 ^ Stanford W 9-7 F12 ^ Michigan W 16-3 F12 ^ UCLA W 10-8 F17 *at California W 7-5 F18 *at Pacific W 19-2 F25 % Brown W 17-4 F25 % San Diego State W 11-4 F26 % Hawai’i W 13-5 F6 % Stanford W 6-5 M3 *Cal State Northridge W 14-5 M4 Loyola Marymount W 10-4 M9 *Stanford W 7-6 M10 *San Jose State W 6-4 M25 *at Long Beach State W 10-5 M26 *at Arizona State W 13-6 M31 *at UC Irvine W 15-5 A1 *at San Diego State W 16-11 A1 at UC San Diego W 15-8 A8 *UCLA W 6-4 A14 *Hawai’i W 14-7 A21 *UC Santa Barbara W 16-9 A28 & San Diego State W 11-4 A29 & Hawai’i L 9-10 A30 & UCLA L 7-10 M12 $ Claremont-Mudd-Scripps W 27-2 M13 $ Hawai’i W 9-7 M14 $ UCLA L 8-9 * MPSF game ^ Stanford Invitational — ­ 1st % Gaucho Invitational — 1st & MPSF Tournament (­Irvine, Calif.) — 4th $ NCAA Tournament (Davis, Calif.) — 2nd

2008 (21-8 overall, 10-2 MPSF)

2010

NCAA Champions

In 2010, USC won its third national championship with a 10-9 win over Stanford in the NCAA title match. 2009 (26-2 overall, 7-0 MPSF) F4 Hartwick W 18-4 F7 ^ Arizona State W 19-9 F7 ^ Stanford W 12-10 (ot) F8 ^ Indiana W 13-5 F8 ^ Hawai’i W 11-3 F14 UC Irvine W 13-6 F15 Cal State Northridge W 14-0 F21 % UC Santa Barbara W 16-3 F21 % Arizona State W 13-4 F22 % UCLA W 8-7 F22 % Stanford L 11-12 (SD) F8 *at California W 14-4 M6 Long Beach State W 11-5 M7 *San Jose State W 13-6 M14 *Arizona State W 15-6 M17 *at Hawai’i W 7-6 M27 at UC San Diego W 21-5 M28 *at San Diego State W 10-7 A2 at Loyola Marymount W 14-9 A11 *at UCLA* W 11-10 A18 Stanford* W 11-6 A19 at Long Beach State W 9-5 A24 & Arizona State W 12-6 A25 & California W 7-4 A26 & Stanford W 6-5 M8 $ Cal Lutheran W 22-2 M9 $ Hawai’i W 17-5 M10 $ UCLA L 4-5 * MPSF game ^ Stanford Invitational — ­ 1st % UC Irvine Invitational — 2nd & MPSF Tournament (Honolulu, Hawai’i) — ­ 1st $ NCAA Tournament (College Park, Md.) — 2nd

2010 (25-3 overall, 6-1 MPSF) NCAA National Champions F4 at Long Beach State W 13-3 F6 ^ San Jose State W 13-6 F6 ^ Stanford L 7-10 F7 ^ Michigan W 14-6 F7 ^ UCLA W 13-3 F13 Loyola Marymount W 9-2 F20 at UC Irvine W 15-5 F25 * Hawai’i W 14-7 F27 % Long Beach State W 12-1 F27 % San Jose State W 15-5 F28 % California W 10-5 F28 % Stanford W 10-6 M6 * California W 7-4 M25 Long Beach State W 18-4 M27 * San Diego State W 9-4 A1 Brown W 15-6 A3 Cal State Bakersfield W 18-4 Cal State Northridge W 18-6 A10 * at Arizona State W 14-5 A17 * UCLA W 14-5 A23 * at San Jose State W 13-6 A24 * at Stanford L 6-7 (ot) A30 # San Diego State W 15-5 M1 # California W 9-7 M2 # UCLA L 7-8 M14 ! Marist W 20-5 M15 ! LMU W 10-6 M16 ! Stanford W 10-9 * MPSF contest ^ Stanford Tournament — 3rd % UC Irvine Tournament — 1st # MPSF Tournament (Westwood, Calif.) — 2nd ! NCAA Tournament (San Diego, Calif.) — 1st Goalie Games / Periods Tumua Anae 28 / 111 Courtney Ray 7 / 7 Goal Scoring Joelle Bekhazi Patricia Jancso Kally Lucas Kami Craig Alexandra Kiss Kristen Dronberger Forel Davies Nadia Dan Sarah Van Norman Dominique Sardo Kara-Leigh Huse Nicolina McCall Constance Hiller Chelsea Silvers Stephanie Lavayen

Year-by-Year Results

F5 *at Cal State Northridge W 16-5 F5 Cal State San Bernardino W 18-4 F12 $ Hawaii W 11-4 F12 $ Cal W 12-4 F13 $ Indiana W 9-5 F13 $ UCLA L 6-8 F18 *San Diego State W 12-7 F19 *Cal W 12-8 F25 % Santa Clara W 16-4 F26 % UC Irvine W 14-2 F26 % UC Santa Barbara W 11-4 F27 % Stanford W 9-4 F27 % UCLA L 6-10 (ot) M5 *at UCLA L 6-11 M10 *Pacific W 13-3 M10 Cal State Bakersfield W 13-5 M25 *at San Jose State W 13-7 M26 *at Stanford W 6-5 (ot) A 9 *Long Beach State W 8-6 A9 *UC Irvine W 11-5 A15 at Loyola Marymount W 10-7 A15 *Arizona State W 9-8 A16 *at UC Santa Barbara W 11-5 A24 *at Hawaii W 9-7 A29 # San Diego State W 9-7 A30 # Stanford L 5-9 M1 # Hawaii W 12-6 M13 ! Redlands W 18-2 M14 ! Stanford L 4-5 M15 ! Hawaii W 11-6 * MPSF contest $ Stanford Tournament — 2nd % UC Santa Barbara Tournament — 2nd # MPSF Tournament (at USC) — 3rd ! NCAA Tournament (Ann Arbor, Mich.) — 3rd

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2013

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

NCAA Champions

USC won the 2013 NCAA Championship in the longest NCAA final in history, beating Stanford 10-9 in the third period of sudden-death. 2011 (19-8 overall, 4-3 MPSF)

F5 ^Indiana W 9-1 F5 ^UCLA W 10-8 F6 ^Hawai’i W 9-7 F6 ^at Stanford L 10-9 (SD2) F12 Cal Baptist W 19-4 F18 at Long Beach State W 14-10 F19 *at San Diego State W 11-8 F26 %UC San Diego W 14-5 F26 %San Diego State W 11-3 F27 %UCLA W 9-8 F27 %Stanford L 9-6 M5 *at California L 8-3 M11 *Arizona State W 12-3 M12 UC Irvine W 14-4 M18 *at Hawai’i W 5-4 (ot) M25 Maryland W 16-7 M26 at Loyola Marymount W 13-8 M30 Hartwick W 19-4 A2 *Stanford L 9-8 (ot) A9 *at UCLA L 7-5 A16 *San Jose State W 13-10 A29 &UCLA L 12-10 A30 &Arizona State W 10-9 M1 &Hawai’i W 8-7 M13 $UC Irvine W 14-9 M14 $Stanford L 8-4 M15 $UCLA L 6-5 * MPSF game ^ Stanford Invitational — ­ 2nd % UC Irvine Invitational — 2nd & MPSF Tournament (San Jose, Calif.) — ­ 5th $ NCAA Tournament (Ann Arbor, Mich.) — 4th

2012 (23-6 overall, 5-2 MPSF)

F4 ^San Jose State W 14-6 ^at Stanford L 8-7 F5 ^UC Davis W 13-6 ^California W 10-5 F17 @Pacific W 14-2 @Fresno Pacific W 27-1 F18 @at Cal Baptist W 12-3 @Concordia W 18-6 F23 *Hawai’i W 12-6 F25 %Long Beach State W 11-3 %Loyola Marymount W 8-6 F26 %UCLA L 8-7 %California W 9-6 M3 *UCLA L 6-5 M9 *San Diego State W 13-5 M22 Long Beach State W 7-3 M24 *at Arizona State W 9-7 M25 Loyola Marymount W 10-6 M28 Hartwick W 19-5 M31 *California W 10-7 A6 *at San Jose State W 8-5 A7 *at Stanford L 9-8 (ot) A20 CSU Bakersfield W 23-5 A27 &San Jose State W 8-1 A28 &UCLA L 4-3 A29 &California W 6-4 M11 $Princeton W 14-2 M12 $UCLA W 12-10 M13 $Stanford L 6-4 * MPSF game ^ Stanford Invitational — ­ 5th @ Lancer Invitational % UC Irvine Invitational — 3rd & MPSF Tournament (Stanford, Calif.) — ­ 3rd $ NCAA Tournament (San Diego, Calif.) — 2nd

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2013 (27-1 overall, 5-1 MPSF) NCAA National Champions F9 F10 F15 F16 F23 F24 M2 M9 M15 M23 M30 A4 A6 A13 A19 A26 A27 A28 M10 M11 M11

^Cal State East Bay ^Cal State Northridge ^San Diego State ^Arizona State @Long Beach State @Azusa Pacific @at Cal Baptist @Concordia %Pacific %San Diego State %UCLA %Stanford at California * Arizona State * San Jose State * at Hawai’i at CSU Bakersfield * vs. Brown at Loyola Marymount at UC Irvine Stanford * at UCLA * &CSU Bakersfield &Arizona State &Stanford $Pomona-Pitzer $Hawai’i $Stanford

W 26-4 W 9-2 W 12-3 W 13-6 W 9-1 W 29-4 W 22-3 W 24-6 W 14-2 W 17-5 W 11-10 W 13-10 W 10-5 W 11-7 W 18-4 W 15-7 W 19-6 W 16-5 W 17-6 W 11-3 L 6-4 W 11-6 W 21-5 W 11-5 W 11-7 W 27-1 W 16-9 W 10-9 (SD3)

* MPSF game ^ Triton Invitational @ Lancer Invitational % UCI Invitational ­1st & MPSF Tourn. (Berkeley, Calif.) — 1st $ NCAA Champs (Boston, Mass) — ­ 1st Goalie Games / Periods Flora Bolonyai 28 / 106 Alegra Hueso 7 / 10

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Goal Scoring Monica Vavic 77 Kaleigh Gilchrist 45 Hannah Buckling 40 Jayde Appel 33 Dominique Sardo 33 Anni Espar 31 Eike Daube 23 Kelly Mendoza 23 Madeline Rosenthal 23 Olivia Cummins 18 Chelsea Silvers 17 Colleen O’Donnell 16 Nicolina McCall 13 Constance Hiller 11 Emilie Myers 8 Courtney Walters 7 Blair Moody 7 Sara Salamon 2 1 2 3 4 OT1 OT2 SD1 SD2 SD3 Total USC 111 109 119 85 1 1 0 0 1 427 Opponents 35 45 32 33 1 1 0 0 0 147

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The Vision of USC Did You Know? · USC was named No. 23 in the nation for the “best national universities” category by U.S. News & World Report in 2013. At 23rd, USC was tied with Carnegie Mellon University. U.S. News listed USC among only five institutions in the American West in the top 25; it also included Stanford (No. 5), the California Institute of Technology (No. 7), the University of California, Berkeley (No. 22) and UCLA (No. 25). From 1991 to date, USC has risen 28 places in the U.S. News rankings. Moreover, the university also was rated as having the third most economically diverse student body among top schools. Two USC schools were singled out in the rankings for quality: The USC Marshall School of Business was ranked No. 10 nationally and was listed as No. 4 in entrepreneurship and No. 5 in real estate. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering was rated 26th overall. · USC’s 2009 entering class was the most academically talented in the university’s 129-year history. Despite a difficult economic environment, demand remained high, with 35,753 applications for 2,869 places in the class. Students’ average standardized test scores are in the 94th percentile as compared to all students in the United States, and their average grade point average is 3.7. USC offers admission without regard to ability to pay, and the university meets 100 percent of the demonstrated need of on-time financial aid applicants. USC has the largest university-funded financial aid budget of any university in the country, providing more than $180 million each year of university funds to undergraduates. Almost 60 percent of USC’s undergraduate students receive some sort of university aid. This represents more than 9,000 students – more than the total undergraduate population of most highly selective private research universities. · USC is one of only two Los Angeles universities to own its own hospital after the university spent $275 million in 2009 to acquire the USC University Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Center. With other hospitals comprising the university's Health Science campus (located east of downtown Los Angeles), the acquisition ensures USC's position among the nation's top-ranked integrated academic medical centers. · USC is the largest private-sector employer in Los Angeles and one of the largest economic engines for the state of California. USC's academic spending alone generates $4.9 billion annually in economic activity in the Los Angeles region and beyond. · With the opening of a new international office in Shanghai, USC has increased its number of Asia offices to four: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Tokyo. USC is the nation’s leader in international education, with over 7,000 international students, more than any other U.S. university. Academically, USC’s ties to Shanghai include partnerships with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the College of Civil Engineering at Shanghai-based Tongji University.

In the summer of 2010, the $100 million Ronald Tutor Campus Center opened at the center of the USC campus. The complex includes a new admission office, alumni center and general meeting space for student groups.


The University of Southern California is a private research institution of international distinction. It is distinguished by renowned faculty, highly competitive admission standards, an appreciation of the arts and an innovative community service outreach program that was recognized by Time Princeton Review when USC was named College of the Year in 2000 and Newsweek/Kaplan College Guide's "Hot School of 2001." Founded in 1880, it enrolls about 40,000 students annually on two campuses, the 235-acre University Park Campus in Exposition Park and the 50-acre Health Sciences Campus, three miles to the northeast of downtown Los Angeles. USC is a unique and distinguished university with a proud tradition of achievement and unheralded success in all areas of study: USC is a member of the Association of American Universities, a select group of 62 elite public and private universities in the United States and Canada that, together, do about two-thirds of all federally funded research and development. USC has 63 faculty members who are members of national academies. Membership in these prestigious academies, created by Congress, is by election only and is based on a faculty member's distinguished and continuous achievements. The University is the home of 17 professional schools, in addition to the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. These schools train specialists in fields ranging from medicine and law to architecture, theatre, education and business. USC undergraduates can design degrees from 150 major and 150 minors available in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and Professional Schools. USC undergraduates who pursue double majors or major-minors in broadly separated fields can be honored as USC Renaissance Scholars at graduation • More than 343,164 living alumni in the Trojan Family • 40 housing facilities available both on and off campus • More than 850 clubs and student organizations • Many of USC's undergraduate/graduate programs rank in the top 10 nationally • 60 fraternities and sororities • One of the nation's best academic reputations


The Trojan Family The extended family of USC is a global network made up of thousands of alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as parents of students, SCions (children and grandchildren of alumni), the Board of Trustees, the boards of councilors, donors, athletic fans, and neighborhood partners. But the uniqueness of the Trojan Family isn’t due to its vast numbers. Rather, it’s the extraordinary closeness and solidarity that is found in this genuinely supportive community. To its members, the term “Trojan Family” is more than a phrase: it represents a promise, a commitment to support that is lifelong and worldwide.

USC ALMA MATER “All Hail” “All Hail to Alma Mater To thy glory we sing; All Hail to Southern California Loud let thy praises ring; Where Western sky meets Western sea Our college stands in majesty; Sing our love to Alma Mater, Hail, all hail to thee!”

Students

Faculty

USC’s diverse student body is a strength and source of pride. From its earliest days, USC aspired to diversity by instituting policies that assured no student would be denied admission because of race, color, religion, or gender. The university has attracted more international students over the years than any other American university. Currently, 11 percent of USC’s students represent over 110 countries. Equally important is the academic excellence that today’s USC students bring. USC accepted 80 percent of applicants from the top 10 percent of their high schools. The 2012 entering class’ SAT score average between 1950-2190 and GPA average is 3.7. But USC students are more than academic high-achievers. There have been more Trojans in the Olympics than any American university, and over 60 percent of the university’s students volunteer in community-service programs in neighborhoods around campus and throughout LA. Outstanding, well-rounded students are a hallmark of USC.

USC’s faculty members aren’t just teachers of others’ works, but active contributors to what is taught, thought, and practiced throughout the world. The university’s faculty includes Nobel Prize laureate George A. Olah and 63 members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and, Institute of Medicine. More than 200 faculty members have received prestigious academic and professional awards from organizations as varied as National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Did You Know? · USC distributes $389 million in financial aid; over 60 percent of our students receive assistance. · For the 2012-13 academic year, a total of 14 percent of the student body are first-generation college students. And consider this: · The student-to-faculty ratio is 9-to-1. · The average class size is 26 students. · Full-time faculty teach the vast majority of our courses. · Students can get all the classes they need in order to graduate in four years. · USC grads get great jobs, attend the best graduate and professional schools in the country (including our own) and are supported by the Trojan Family - a network of nearly a quarter million alumni.

Alumni USC’s first alumni association was founded in 1885, just a year after the university graduated its first class. Those initial eight men and women paved the way for today’s more than 229,000-member USC Alumni Association. Trojan alumni span all 50 states and virtually every region of the world. As leaders in their communities and professions, they bring recognition to their alma mater. Distinguished alumni include former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, astronaut Neil Armstrong, architect Frank Gehry, opera singer Marilyn Horne, symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, film director George Lucas, and baseball pitcher Mark Prior. The talents and commitment of its alumni are among USC’s greatest strengths.


Traveler Traveler, the noble white horse that appears at all USC home football games with a regal Trojan warrior astride, is one of the most famous college mascots. Traveler first made an appearance at USC football games in 1961. Bob Jani, then USC’s director of special events, and Eddie Tannenbaum, then a junior at USC, had spotted Richard Saukko riding his white horse, Traveler I, in the 1961 Rose Parade. They persuaded Saukko to ride his white horse during USC games, serving as a mascot. Ever since, whenever USC scores, the band plays “Conquest” and Traveler gallops around the Coliseum. The current Trojan mascot is Traveler VII. Even though the breed of horse may have changed over the years — Travelers I through VI ranged from an Arabian/Tennessee Walker to a pure-bred Tennessee Walker to a pure-bred Arabian to an Andalusian — Traveler’s color has always remained pure white. In the fall of 2004, USC alumnus Bill Tilley ('61) and his wife, Nadine, donated $2 million to provide a permanent endowment to support Traveler. Besides the horses, USC once even had a canine mascot. A mutt named George Tirebiter I (famous for chasing cars through the USC campus) first appeared at football games in 1940. He survived a publicized dognapping by UCLA in 1947, but succumbed under the tires of an automobile in 1950. He was succeeded by George II for three years(1950-52), then George III for one year (1953) and finally George IV for one year (1957).

Tommy Trojan In the center of the USC campus stands one of the most famous collegiate landmarks in the country: Tommy Trojan. Since being unveiled in 1930 for USC’s 50th jubilee, the statue of the bronzed Trojan warrior has served not only as a popular meeting place on campus, but as a symbol of the university’s fighting spirit. Sculpted by Roger Noble Burnham, Tommy Trojan cost $10,000 to build. A $1 surcharge then on season football tickets helped pay for it. The statue is a composite of many USC football players from the late 20s, most notably 1930 Rose Bowl Player of the Game Russ Saunders and

All-American Erny Pinckert. Inscribed on the statue’s base is “THE TROJAN” and the university’s seal, with the Latin motto “Palmam qui meruit ferat (Let him who deserves it bear away the palm).” Below the seal are inscribed the qualities of the ideal Trojan: “Faithful, Scholarly, Skillful, Courageous and Ambitious.”

Cardinal and Gold Before 1895, the official color of USC was gold. The official color of the College of Liberal Arts was cardinal. The college had its own official color because it was the largest academic unit in the University. In 1895, both colors were adopted as USC’s official colors.

“Trojans” USC’s nickname, “Trojans,” originated in 1912. Up to that time, USC’s teams were called the Methodists or Wesleyans, nicknames which were not looked upon with favor by university officials. So, Warren Bovard, director of athletics and son of university president Dr. George Bovard, asked Los Angeles Times sports editor Owen Bird to select an appropriate nickname. “At this time, the athletes and coaches of the university were under terrific handicaps,” recalled Bird. “They were facing teams that were bigger and better-equipped, yet they had splendid fighting spirit. The name ‘Trojans’ fitted them.”

The Spirit Of Troy The Trojan Marching Band - known as “The Spirit of Troy” - is perhaps the most dynamic and innovative collegiate band in the nation. Named among the eight best marching bands in the country by USA Today, the band is one of the most visible tools of the University. Established in 1880, the band has played for seven Presidents, appeared in numerous movies, commercials and television shows, and has even produced several records of its own music. The band marches upwards of 80 miles a year while traveling across the land supporting almost every USC athletic team. A typical football halftime show by the band takes more than 4,000 work hours to prepare. Now 300-plus members strong, the Trojan Marching Band has tripled in size since Dr. Arthur C. Bartner became its director in 1969.

Notable Alumni Herb Alpert, Musician Neil Armstrong, Astronaut Art Buchwald, Columnist LeVar Burton, Actor Leo Buscaglia, Author/Educator Jerry Buss, Owner - LA Lakers Julie Chen, TV Broadcaster Warren Christopher, former U.S. Secretary of State Frank Gehry, Architect Frank Gifford, Sportscaster Lionel Hampton, Musician Marilyn Horne, Opera Star Ron Howard, Director/Actor Keyshawn Johnson, NFL Randy Johnson, MLB Michael Landon, Actor Lisa Leslie, WNBA George Lucas, Film Director Paul Mazursky, Director Cheryl Miller, Sportscaster Paul Orphala, Founder - Kinkos Linda Johnson Rice, CEO Ebony, Jet Magazines John Ritter, Actor Barney Rosenzweig, Producer Edward P. Roski - Co-Owner - LA Kings and LA Lakers Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Tom Selleck, Actor Ally Sheedy, Actress Cybill Shepard, Actress John Singleton, Director Lynn Swann, Sportscaster Marlo Thomas, Actress John Wayne, Actor Forest Whitaker, Actor David L. Wolper, Producer Robert Zemeckis, Film Director


National Championships USC has long dominated the world of intercollegiate athletics. In fact, it could be argued that Troy was the “Collegiate Athletic Program of the 20th Century.” USC men and women have combined for 117 national team titles. Trojan men’s teams are tops in the nation in NCAA championships with 83 — more than any other university. Overall, USC’s men have won 96 national championships. USC has won the National Collegiate All-Sports Championship — an annual ranking by USA Today (previously The Knoxville Journal) of the country’s top men’s athletic programs — six times (1971-7274-75-77-80) since its inception in 1971. USC’s women are also a force, with 25 national team titles, all since 1976, including two won in 2013 by the water polo and golf teams. From 1959-60 to 1984-85, USC put together an amazing streak. In each of those 26 years, at least one Trojan team won a national championship (including five crowns in both 1962-63 and 1976-77). Impressive recent streaks have held by both the USC men's water polo and tennis teams. The tennis team won four in a row from 2009-12, and the water polo team has an active streak of six in a row.

Four-time NCAA 100m champion and two-time Olympian Angela Williams

Two-time NCAA champion and four-time Olympic medalist Kaitlin Sandeno

Men's tennis won its third consecutive NCAA championship in 2011.

MEN'S TEAM TITLES (96) Football (11) 1928 Howard Jones 1931 Howard Jones 1932 Howard Jones 1939 Howard Jones 1962 John McKay 1967 John McKay 1972 John McKay 1974 John McKay 1978 John Robinson 2003 Pete Carroll 2004 Pete Carroll Baseball (12) 1948 Sam Berry Rod Dedeaux 1958 Rod Dedeaux 1961 Rod Dedeaux 1963 Rod Dedeaux 1968 Rod Dedeaux 1970 Rod Dedeaux 1971 Rod Dedeaux 1972 Rod Dedeaux 1973 Rod Dedeaux 1974 Rod Dedeaux 1978 Rod Dedeaux 1998 Mike Gillespie Gymnastics (1) 1962 Jack Beckner Indoor Track and Field (2) 1967 Vern Wolfe 1972 Vern Wolfe Swimming and Diving (9) 1960 Peter Daland 1963 Peter Daland 1964 Peter Daland 1965 Peter Daland 1966 Peter Daland 1974 Peter Daland 1975 Peter Daland 1976 Peter Daland 1977 Peter Daland Tennis (20) 1946 William Moyle 1951 Louis Wheeler 1955 George Toley 1958 George Toley 1962 George Toley 1963 George Toley 1964 George Toley 1966 George Toley 1967 George Toley 1968 George Toley 1969 George Toley 1976 George Toley (tie) 1991 Dick Leach 1993 Dick Leach 1994 Dick Leach 2002 Dick Leach 2009 Peter Smith 2010 Peter Smith 2011 Peter Smith 2012 Peter Smith Track and Field (26) 1926 Dean Cromwell 1930 Dean Cromwell 1931 Dean Cromwell 1935 Dean Cromwell 1936 Dean Cromwell 1937 Dean Cromwell 1938 Dean Cromwell 1939 Dean Cromwell 1940 Dean Cromwell 1941 Dean Cromwell

1942 1943 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1958 1961 1963 1965 1967 1968 1976

Dean Cromwell Dean Cromwell Jess Hill Jess Hill Jess Mortensen Jess Mortensen Jess Mortensen Jess Mortensen Jess Mortensen Jess Mortensen Jess Mortensen Vern Wolfe Vern Wolfe (tie) Vern Wolfe Vern Wolfe Vern Wolfe

Volleyball (6) 1949 Hans Vogel (USVBA) 1950 Hans Vogel (USVBA) 1977 Ernie Hix 1980 Ernie Hix 1988 Bob Yoder 1990 Jim McLaughlin Water Polo (9) 1999 John Williams Jovan Vavic 2003 Jovan Vavic 2005 Jovan Vavic 2008 Jovan Vavic 2009 Jovan Vavic 2010 Jovan Vavic 2011 Jovan Vavic 2012 Jovan Vavic 2013 Jovan Vavic

WOMEN'S TEAM TITLES (25) Basketball (2) 1983 Linda Sharp 1984 Linda Sharp Golf (2) 2003 Andrea Gaston 2008 Andrea Gaston 2013 Andrea Gaston Swimming and Diving (1) 1997 Mark Schubert Tennis (7) 1977 Dave Borelli (AIAW) 1977 Dave Borelli (USTA) 1978 Dave Borelli (USTA) 1979 Dave Borelli (AIAW) 1980 Dave Borelli (AIAW) 1983 Dave Borelli 1985 Dave Borelli Track and Field (1) 2001 Ron Allice Soccer (1) 2007 Ali Khoshroshahin Volleyball (6) 1976 Chuck Erbe (AIAW) 1977 Chuck Erbe (AIAW) 1980 Chuck Erbe (AIAW) 1981 Chuck Erbe 2002 Mick Haley 2003 Mick Haley Water Polo (4) 1999 Jovan Vavic (NCWWP) 2004 Jovan Vavic 2010 Jovan Vavic 2013 Jovan Vavic


The USC Athletic Experience USC has a proud athletic heritage — and with good reason. Arguably, Troy could be regarded as one of the best collegiate athletic programs in the nation: · Trojan teams have won more national championships, 96 men’s (including a national-best 83 men's NCAA titles) and 25 women’s, than all but two other universities · The Trojans won at least one national team title in 26 consecutive years (1959-60 to 1984-85) · USC has won the National College All-Sports Championship — an annual ranking by USA Today (previously The Knoxville Journal) of the country’s top men’s athletic programs — six times since its inception in 1971 · USC has won the annual Crosstown Gauntlet, a year-long all-sports competition between Troy and crosstown rival UCLA, eight times (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) · Trojan male athletes have won more individual NCAA titles (309) than those from any other school in the nation (the Women of Troy have brought home another 69 individual NCAA crowns) · Troy has also established a stellar reputation and a long tradition of nurturing Olympic athletes. Since 1904, 418 Trojan athletes have competed in the Games, taking home 135 gold medals (with at least one gold in every summer Olympics since 1912), 87 silver and 65 bronze.

1998 NCAA baseball champions

· Four Trojans have won the prestigious Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in America: diver Sammy Lee (1953), shot putter Parry O’Brien (1959), swimmer John Naber (1977) and Janet Evans (1989) · Two Women of Troy athletes have won the Honda-Broderick Cup as the top collegiate woman athlete of the year: Cheryl Miller (1983-84) and Angela Williams (2001-02) · USC has won six Heisman Trophy winners with the most recent winners being Carson Palmer (2002) and Matt Leinart (2004) · Along with the great accomplishments on the playing fields, USC student-athletes have received 52 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, in the top 10 among all schools. In addition, USC has had 31 first team Academic All-Americans and four athletes who were Rhodes Scholars

2010 NCAA men's water polo champions

2003 NCAA women's volleyball champions

Four-time Olympic Gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg

2003 Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer

2010 NCAA men's tennis champions


Uytengsu Aquatics Center


USC Athletics celebrated the ceremonious groundbreaking on Nov. 2, 2012 of the $16 million Uytengsu Aquatics Center, made possible by the record $8 million lead gift by former walk-on swimmer and 1983 swim captain Fred Uytengsu. The gift is the largest ever to Athletics from a former student-athlete. The $16 million Uytengsu Aquatics Center will include a new stadium entrance, diving and dryland training areas, men's and women's locker rooms, coaches' offices, meeting rooms, a new scoreboard, permanent seating and renovation of the diving tower and pool deck. It is scheduled to be completed in 2014.



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