Melissa Seidemann

Water Polo

Name: Melissa Seidemann
Sport: Water Polo
Position: Defender
Height: 6-0
Weight: 230
DOB: 6/26/1990
Birthplace: Hoffman Estates, Calif.
Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif.
High School: College Park High School (Pleasant Hill, Calif.) ‘08
College: Stanford University ’13, Psychology
Team/Club: New York Athletic Club
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2012); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, nominated
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Medals: 1 (gold)
  • Gold – 2015
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 FINA World League Super Final, gold
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold
  • 2015 FINA World League Super Final, gold
  • 2014 FINA World Cup, gold
  • 2014 FINA World League Super Final, gold
  • 2013 FINA World Cup, gold
  • 2013 FINA World League Super Final, bronze
  • 2012 FINA World League Super Final, gold
  • 2011 Pan American Games, gold
  • 2011 FINA World League Super Final, gold
  • 2010 FINA World Cup, gold
  • 2010 FINA World League Super Final, gold
Personal: Daughter of Mark and Bobbie Sideman...Has one older sister, Lauren, and one younger sister, Natalie...Aided Stanford University to the 2011 NCAA title...Named the 2013 Peter J. Cutino Award winner as the top player in collegiate water polo...Favorite food is frozen yogurt...Played professional water polo for Club Natació Sabadell in Spain (2013-14).

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